CND Support The British Armed Forces

United Kingdom Armed Forces Covenant

In November 2017, we were one of four business to receive the Silver Defence Employer Recognition Scheme's silver award from the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset.

We were delighted to receive the award in recognition of the demonstrable effort we make to support, recruit and develop armed forces’ personnel.

This includes:

Our recruitment agency supplies its clients with cyber security experts of whom more than 40% have been veterans or personnel leaving the military.

We provide assistance to service leavers, reviewing and editing their CVs to ensure their military cyber security skills and experience are understood by civilians.

We actively employ staff who are leaving the military, over the last 15 years CND has taken on members of the forces who have been medically discharged, and the spouses of service personnel who are currently serving.

 

Andy Cuff, our CEO, followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps and joined the British military.  Andy now has over 38 years of military service, serving in both the RAF (L Tech TC) and the Army (Royal Signals), in both both Regular and Cyber Reserves, working his way up the ranks from non-commissioned to commissioned 

Andy said: “We recognise the valuable skills, professionalism and dedication that service leavers can bring to industry and especially within cyber security.

“We are all incredibly proud to have been awarded the ERS Silver Award and we’re committed to continuing our support for the defence community.”

The Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Anne Maw, is pictured above presenting Andy with the award and said: “It is vitally important that we look after those who are serving, and have served, in our armed forces.

“CND is a company that is absolutely dedicated to supporting these personnel and it was a pleasure to meet Andy and present him with the award.”

Jeff Ames, our Chief Technology Officer, a former RAF SNCO of 22 years’ service, said: “Service personnel are a known commodity, they not only have a great deal of integrity, reliability and professionalism but they are also extremely well trained and can quickly adapt to any situation or requirement.”

We employ reservists as members of staff, offering a number of incentives such as paid leave to help their staff fulfil their reserve commitment and flexibility to attend training. These reservists have also been mobilised for active service on a number of occasions.

Join The British Military Cyber Reserves

Please note:  The following section is for your information only, it is not authorised nor condoned by the MOD, nor does it suggest an affiliation between the MOD and CND, other than our employment of reservists.

There are a number of Military Cyber Security reserve units across all three services; Royal Navy (Maritime Reserves), Royal Auxiliary Air Force and the Army Reserve, as well joint service units, such as the Joint Cyber Unit (JCU)

Each of the units have their own specialisations and nuances to choose from, the hierarchy is as follows:

Joint Force Command (JFC)
Joint Forces Cyber Group (JFCyG)
Joint Cyber Reserve Force (CRF)
Joint Cyber Unit (JCU) - Corsham and Cheltenham
On a par with the JCU are the tri-Service Information Assurance units

For more information about joining the cyber Reserves, please follow the link below and remember to declare a preference for a particular unit, if you have one:
(How to join is right at the bottom of the page)

Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG)

One of the tri-service information assurance units and the oldest UK cyber security unit by far, is the Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG) which was formed in the last millennium.

Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG)
The LIAG is a unique specialist unit at the forefront of Britain's cyber capability, its cohort of subject matter experts deploy worldwide to support commanders across the whole spectrum of military operations.

LIAG is an Army Reserve multi-cap-badged unit and currently has members who have served with the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and Army units, including the Royal Artillery, Military Intelligence, the Infantry and the Royal Signals, as well as people who have no previous military experience. LIAG is a national unit drawing it's members from throughout the UK and beyond.

If serving with LIAG appeals, then use the link below and state that LIAG is your preference, though this doesn't guarantee that you will be selected.

CND Support The PDSA

CND are a proud recipient of the Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award and we recognise that animals play a significant role in the Armed Forces

The PDSA was established in 1917 and are the UK’s leading vet charity providing a free service for pets in need.  The PDSA Dickin Medal is the highest award any animal can receive whilst serving in military conflict, it is recognised worldwide as the animals’ Victoria Cross and acknowledges outstanding acts of bravery or devotion to duty displayed by animals serving with the Armed Forces or Civil Defence units in any theatre of war throughout the world

One recipient in particular is very close to the hearts of those in CND - Theo, a Royal Army Veterinary Corps Arms and Explosive Search Dog who was awarded the Dickin Medal on 25th October 2012.  Theo, and his handler Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, were the one of the most successful Military Working Dog teams of the whole Afghanistan conflict. Over the course of five months, they made multiple discoveries, 14 in all, saving the lives of many comrades and civilians.  Both Theo and Liam gave their lives in the line of duty.

CND donate our old mobile phones to the PDSA who recycle them to generate funds.  Should you wish to donate stamps, foreign coins or gadgets, follow the link below.

CND Sponsors the RAF
Securing The Skies Trophy

The trophy is awarded to the Royal Air Force Police NCO who has made the most significant contribution to Protective Security during the course of the previous year.

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