Alternative Cyber Security Career Pathways

PROJECT: ACSCP001

This project has been established by John Haith and has been inspired by his personal cyber security career experience. John is a senior cyber security specialist working for the NHS and is the project lead for the CISSE UK Alternative Cyber Security Career Pathways project. You can read John’s blog entitled “Degree or Not Degree - An Honest Opinion” here.

The aim of this project is to investigate the feasibility of establishing alternative cyber security career pathways for individuals who do not have a degree, or have not undertaken a degree apprenticeship. For example, can a formalised and recognised pathway be established for individuals who accumulate a certain number of approved industry certifications, plus a prerequisite amount of practical IT sector experience? What are the opinions of industry, certification providers, government and academia?

This project will commence on the 1st July 2019 and conclude by 1st January 2020. If you would like to know more about this project, contribute to it, or to become an active part of it, please email projects@cisseuk.org with your query, quoting project number ACSCP001.


Collaborative Learning and Teaching Resources

PROJECT: CLATR001

Teaching institutions typically adopt a defensive stance with regards to sharing their learning and teaching resources with other institutions. This project will investigate the benefits and limitations of cross institutional collaboration through the creation of a series of Wireshark lab activities. The expected outcomes are a series of modular lab exercises that can accommodate a full scope of student abilities, knowledge and practical skills.

This project will commence on the 1st July 2019 and conclude by 1st January 2020. If you would like to know more about this project, contribute to it, or to become an active part of it, please email projects@cisseuk.org with your query, quoting project number CLATR001.


SME Threat Intelligence

PROJECT: SMETI001

Cyber Threat Intelligence is a relatively new discipline that is most typically utilised by large organisations. However, a common trend has been established in which Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) are becoming an increasingly popular target for attackers. The cost of utilising Threat Intelligence solutions and platforms for SMEs is often prohibitive. This project aims to review and investigate practical Threat Intelligence strategies for SMEs.

This project will commence on the 1st July 2019 and conclude by 1st January 2020. If you would like to know more about this project, contribute to it, or to become an active part of it, please email projects@cisseuk.org with your query, quoting project number WLATR001.