Cyber Security

IT specialist Bluegrass is presented with its Golden Pioneer of the Year Award at DattoCon 19

IT Specialist Bluegrass Takes Home Golden Award

Authored by Alison Jobson
Posted: Wed, 07/10/2019 - 9:54am

Exeter-based Bluegrass, a trusted provider of outsourced IT support services, has been awarded ‘EMEA Pioneer of The Year’ by Datto, the world’s leading provider of data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions.

The Golden Award recognises a partner that is blazing a new path and was presented to Bluegrass at DattoCon19, Datto’s seventh annual partner conference which welcomed over 2,900 attendees from across the world.

Securious' expanding cyber security team

Demand for cyber security sees Devon-based Securious expand team by 71% - Lack of online payment card compliance puts region’s businesses at threat of attack

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:43am

Securious, the region’s leading cyber security compliance specialist, has seen a dramatic twelve months of growth in which businesses in the South West have become increasingly aware of their vulnerability to cyber attacks.  Despite this, Securious warns that commercial operations could be blind-sided by payment card fraud due to the incorrect implementation of 3rd party Payment Card solutions. 

Google visits school in Exeter to boost kids' online safety

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:20am

In 2017, Google conducted research with more than 200 teachers to learn about their experience with online safety in the classroom. We found that teachers believe children should start learning about online safety as early as the age of seven and that 99% felt that this should be a part of the curriculum.

Cyber Security Awareness Week logo - a week-long programme of free events designed to educate local businesses on how to protect themselves from cyber crime.

Cyber Security Conference - Protect, Detect, Mitigate

Event Date: 
06/03/2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel, EX1 1QF

Find out the solutions today's cyber security challenges at a FREE one-day conference in Exeter during the Bluegrass Group's Cyber Security Awareness Week.

Jamie Bartlett, author of "The Dark Net" will be delivering the keynote speech at the one-day conference.

Business Networking & Launch Event

Event Date: 
24/01/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exeter Southgate Hotel, Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1QF

The UK’s only week-long cyber security awareness week (CSAW) is returning to Exeter next year, and Exeter business people are invited to join the launch event.

Taking place on Thursday 24th January, attendees will receive a free copy of the 2019 programme and get the heads up on what’s in store for the week.

There’ll be drinks and nibbles, a short cyber presentation and the opportunity to network with other business owners.

Click HERE to book.

PSP company provides outstanding insights into on-line security products

Authored by Duncan Little
Posted: Thu, 11/01/2018 - 7:53am

With the growing threat of on-line targeted crime, companies looking to boost on-line security are being given a massive boost by a Plymouth Science Park based firm, Expert Insights.

The team is dedicated to testing and accessing leading security products and providing scores on a number of set criteria, so clients can choose which system suits their needs best and so save any ‘guesswork’ when deciding on how best to protect their firm.   

South West Cyber Security firm launches unique apprenticeship programme

Authored by Duncan Little
Posted: Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:31pm

Leading edge cyber security experts have just launched the first Cyber Security apprenticeship programme, which includes GCHQ certified courses, at Plymouth Science Park.

The course is the first of its kind in the country and its purpose-built teaching rooms were unveiled by BluescreenIT (BIT) this week.

It follows 14 years of continued growth for the company - which is fast becoming the ‘go to’ set of experts for delivering world class IT and cyber security training.

"The Cyber Threat" seminar

Event Date: 
01/03/2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

A free one-day seminar, sponsored by Sophos, where you will learn about the latest cyber threats and how you can protect your business against them.

Presentations include:

Cyber Security Awareness Week Launch & Networking Event

Event Date: 
25/01/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Southgate Hotel, Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1QF

Attend the FREE Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) launch event to receive the programme and find out what's in store for CSAW 2018.

Date: Thursday 25th January 2018

Time: 11am - 12.30pm

Venue: Southgate Hotel, Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1QF

They'll be drinks and nibbles plus the opportunity to network with other local business owners.

PKF Francis Clark achieves Gold Standard rating for Cyber Security

Authored by Proteus
Posted: Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:30am

New data protection regulations have post-Brexit trade implications

In anticipation of the introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), an EU-wide stricter version of the current Data Protection Act which come into force in May 2018, PKF Francis Clark have got ahead of the game by achieving a Gold Standard IASME accreditation for cyber security the highest of the four levels of accreditation available.