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Cyber fun day for School Pupils

On 24 February we welcomed over 80 School pupils from age 10 to 14 from a selection of schools across the Lothians. Our aim was to inspire a new generation of talent in this cyber age, helping young people to become the great thinkers of tomorrow and to develop the skills in STEM that our society needs.  From the action packed pictures taken on the day on our story board there is no denying that fun was had by all.  10 workshops were fully attended thanks to all our exhibitors including Code Clan, ECS and our very own students and lecturers.  Prizes were given to the best coders in each team and fun with Mindcraft was seen in a new light.

Securing Your Business plus ISO Certification Information

On 13 February 2017 we hosted a seminar in collaboration with Nethost Legislation with an aim to inform the invited delegates about ISO Certification.  More details can be obtained from info@nethostlegislation.co.uk

Christmas Cyber and STEM event for P7 girls.

91 P7 girls from Edinburgh Primary Schools attended an Christmas event and experienced fun, interactive workshops; lectures from inspiring women speakers who have made their journey through STEM and some great hands on exhibitions.   The event was hosted by the Cyber Academy and smartSTEM, with the aim of inspiring young women to become the great thinkers and creators of the future.  Here is a link to a film about the day.  The Cyber Academy is planning a Cyber Fun day for S1-S2 school pupils in February 2017.

Masterclass in Data Analysis, Presentation and Machine Learning in Health, Crime and Social Care

We were delighted to offer this masterclass using the Hutchinson Networks fully virtualised environment, a state of the art Software Defined Network (SDN) infrastructure. This master class will be offered again soon.

Zonefox: the journey, the product, the future

Zonefox presented to a full audience on 21 November 2016 in the Glassroom at Merchiston Campus.  A very successful spin-out company from Edinburgh Napier University and award winners of the recent Scottish Cyber Awards 2016 for ‘International Contribution to Cyber Security’ and ‘Champion of Champions’. If you would like to know more about their product contact Zonefox directly.

Scottish Cyber Awards 2016

We were delighted to be invited to the Scottish Cyber Awards ceremony on 17 November.  As well as being nominated for ‘Best new cyber talent’ (Charley Celice, a PhD student), Prof Bill Buchanan was the winner of ‘Cyber Evangelist of the year’ and Edinburgh Napier University grabbed the prize for ‘collaboration with police Scotland 2016’.  An excellent turnout for the team.

IET Innovation Awards 2016

A collaborative project between Edinburgh Napier University and Payfont resulted in being shortlisted for the IET Cyber Security Awards 2016 with their Crypto Cloud (ADeCA): an Ultra-secure and Redundant Cloud Infrastructure using Secret shares. The innovation involves the application of advanced cryptography in order to provide enhanced security and robustness/redundancy within cloud-based systems. With this it breaks data up into data shares which can be reconstructed with defined policy.

Data Capture, Analysis and Presentation to Turn Data into evidence

The masterclass was held on 25 October 2016 at The Data Lab. It was such a success we are doing it all over again in November at Merchiston Campus.

Cyber Security MasterClass

The Cyber Academy and ENUSEC> hosted the second Cyber Security Master Class on the latest vulnerabilities and methods in April 2016.  The Presenters included Keysight/ENU demonstrating Bare metal forensics/side channel attacks, Bill Buchanan with ‘A bit of fun with encryption’ and Andrew Yates RSA/EMC demonstrating the latest threats analytics using RSA SA (Secure Analytics).

Cyber Security Career Showcase

In April 2016 a career showcase was held in The Glass Room at Merchiston Campus in collaboration with NTT Com and RSA. The event covered penetration testing, security analysis and audit & compliance roles.

IET Christmas Lecture

In Dec 2015, we hosted the IET Christmas lectures in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness. More details here.

First two PhD fully-funded students in The Cyber Academy

On 28 May 2015, in association with the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, we offered two fully funded PhD students. More details here.

New Digital Forensics and Incident Response Society

The Cyber Academy, in association with Strathclyde Forensics, is hosting the initial setup of a Digital Forensics and Incident Response Society. More details here.

The Cyber Academy Launch

The Cyber Academy was officially launched on 6 May 2015 in the Glass Room, Merchiston, Edinburgh Napier University [Details]. Here are some pictures from the launch:

Launch