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Glynwr University leads fight against cybercrime

Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Glynwr University is set to play a leading role in the fight against cybercrime by hosting the first meeting of the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster this month.

Leading the way

Teaming up with North Wales Police, the university will use experts in e-crime and online security to tackle the growing problem of cybercrime and invite business owners who have been victims of this act to attend their event and gain valuable information and advice. 

According to the latest report by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), eight in ten of the largest UK firms have suffered an incident of cybercrime, costing businesses tens of millions of pounds each year.

Vic Grout, the Professor of Computing Futures from Glynwr and a member of the North Wales Police Cyber Crime Panel and the North Wales Cyber Security Trust Group, is looking forward to the university’s world-leading computing department playing a huge role in tackling this issue.

“Glyndwr University Computing is very pleased to be playing a leading role in the setting up of the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster,” he said.

Sharing information and advice

He explained that the main aim of the Cluster is to bring key stakeholders and other parties together to protect everyone against cybercrime – using a combination of expert tips and real-life examples.

The professor went on to add that both Glynwr University and North Wales Police can bring their knowledge and expertise to fight against this security problem and ensure that others can benefit from their experience and understanding.

The Cluster will also work to support the Welsh Government’s commitment to Cyber Security by teaching firms plenty of cyber security knowledge and skills to ensure all businesses are resilient to these attacks. 

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