WHAT IS THE UK CYBER SECURITY ASSOCIATION?
Everyone knows that Cyber security is an issue – government, businesses and individuals rely on the Internet and IT systems and have come to realise they are at more at risk from Cyber attacks.
These attacks are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and stealthy, targeting people, networks and devices. There are many questions:
With this in mind, we want to break down the barriers between all areas of Cyber Security.
- What is it?
- Who it effects?
- Where do you go for advice?
- How do you protect yourself, or your business?
The questions are endless, but finding the right answer can be as difficult as understanding the answer.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The association is for anyone who is interested in Cyber Security Issues. You could be an individual who is interested in getting a job in the industry to a large corporation who needs help and assistance to protect themselves from cyber threats.
WHO RUNS IT?
The organisation is currently in a review stage to see if there is a need and desire for an organisation to provide these services. We are collecting registrations from all parts of the industry to gauge interest levels. Once this review has been completed we can then proceed to the next stage. If there is a demand, then we will be contacting people and organisations in our database to put together a committee representing all areas of the industry.
WHY DO WE NEED ANOTHER ORGANISATION?
Why indeed? Well the answer to this and how we intend to operate are both the same. Keep it simple.
Most of the organisations currently formed are very specific and are generally business to business orientated. This serves the required purpose, but these organisations are isolated with other similar organisations as they are in competition with each other.
The UK Cyber Security Association believes there is a greater good in working together, which would allow the industry to grow quicker rather than businesses and individuals working on the same issues in isolation.
This would also help the UK as a whole to regain its world leader status.
The walls need to be broken down, and all areas of the Cyber Security industry should act as one when dealing with the ever increasing number of Cyber threats to the UK.