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Securestorm to Work with UK Supreme Court

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Securestorm to Work with UK Supreme Court

 
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Securestorm wins 'Security Services' contract with the UK Supreme Court

Securestorm Ltd., the provider of pragmatic Security services and solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a managed ‘Cyber Security’ solution and services package tailored to boost the overall Security efforts of its client the UK Supreme Court.

AWARD WINNING FULLSTACK VULNERABILITY &  SECURITY TESTING MANAGEMENT

AWARD WINNING FULLSTACK VULNERABILITY &  SECURITY TESTING MANAGEMENT

GCHQ ACCREDITED - UNIFIED CYBER SECURITY TRAINING & AWARENESS

GCHQ ACCREDITED - UNIFIED CYBER SECURITY TRAINING & AWARENESS

The work will consist of providing an award winning Continuous Security Testing and Vulnerability Management system called Edgescan. Another key solution provided will be the GCHQ Accredited - Unified Cyber Security Training & Awareness Platform called Cybsafe. Part of the work will also include provision of Cyber Essentials accreditation, which is an NCSC and Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats.  

The Securestorm Cyber Security Package will ensure that the Supreme Court will be able to use a full-stack assessment engine to identify any vulnerabilities or risks to their website and applications while improving cyber security behaviour, visualising human factor vulnerability, and reducing cyber risk with a unified security training programme. The added Cyber Essentials consultation and accreditation will reassure the public that the Supreme Court is working towards securing IT against cyber-attacks and have security measures in place against cyber risks.

Tony Richards, Director of Securestorm, commented:

"We are delighted to have won the work to deliver this crucial cyber security project for the UK Supreme Court and are confident that we can contribute to the creation of a digitally secure and connected environment as we have done with our other Government clients. The Supreme Court, plays an important role in the development of United Kingdom law. As an SME, it is a testament to our expertise, experience and capabilities in that we are able to support the nations crucial legal system at a security level."

 
About: Securestorm® are leading security experts who deliver pragmatic advice, practical solutions and solve security challenges across the Digital, Cloud, Cyber and Data Protection (GDPR) domains. With a combination of experience, expertise and strategic awareness, Securestorm offers technical and strategic consultancy, managed security services and solutions to clients across both Public and Private sectors. Securestorm holds several certifications, notably being NCSC Certified Cyber Security Consultancy, Crown Commercial Suppliers, and Cyber Essentials. Furthermore, Securestorm are also industry prominent for its proven delivery capabilities.
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UK faces dramatic cyber-security skills 'cliff edge' and is chronically under prepared for hacker attacks, study finds

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UK faces dramatic cyber-security skills 'cliff edge' and is chronically under prepared for hacker attacks, study finds

"The study finds that only 12 per cent of the UK workforce is under the age of 35 and 53 per cent is over the age of 45"

Tuesday’s survey follows a string of similar warnings and a slew of high-profile cyber-attacks that have cost companies both in terms of money and reputation Reuters

A global survey of almost 20,000 security professionals across banks, governments and multinationals concludes that Britain is facing a cyber-security skills “cliff edge” and that companies are “chronically” under-prepared for attacks. 

The survey, conducted by (ISC)² – a non-profit organisation that aims to educate people about the risks of being online – shows that the UK workforce is getting older which is exacerbating an already gaping cyber-security skills rift. 

Only 12 per cent of the workforce is under the age of 35 and 53 per cent is over the age of 45, the study finds. 

A mere 6 per cent of UK companies are recruiting graduates who would have the potential to plug the gap, and 66 per cent already face a cyber-security skills squeeze due to being unable to find qualified personnel. 

The data also suggest that employers are largely refusing to hire and train inexperienced recruits. A whopping 93 per cent of UK companies that responded to the survey said that previous cyber-security experience is an important factor in their hiring decisions.

The findings indicate that the skills deficit is already having an effect on British businesses.  

Close to half of the UK companies questioned said that the shortfall of cyber-security personnel is having a significant impact on their customers. A similar proportion said that it is already causing security breaches. 

 “Industry is experiencing a talent shortfall because employers are too focused on recruiting people with existing cyber-security experience,” said Lucy Chaplin, a manager within KPMG’s financial services technology risk consulting group, commenting on the survey. 

“[It] is like complaining that there’s a shortage of pilots but refusing to hire anyone who is not already an experienced pilot.” 

Rob Partridge, head of BT’s Security Academy, said that “the findings confirm that graduates are being overlooked for cyber-security roles and it is now an economic and security imperative that we change this trend”.

Tuesday’s survey follows a string of similar warnings and a slew of high-profile cyber-attacks that have cost companies both in terms of money and reputation. 

Last month, a survey by job site Indeed showed that the chasm between supply and demand for cyber-security expertise is widening at an alarming rate. 


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Securestorm agrees with the Cyber Security shortage and deeply supports Cyber as part of educational curriculum and enhanced training and support networks to boost professionals levels as well as tackle skills shortage. This ethos is carried over in our approach of 'investing heavily in people'. We are on the lookout for bright and motivated talents to be join our progressive organisation and be inspired and grow within the Cyber Security Market. To visit our latest vacancies, visit: https://www.securestorm.com/careers/ or write to careers@securestorm.com for more information.

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