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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.
Part of our Isle of Man based Consultancy team is assigned every Friday to lecture on Cyber Security to Undergraduate students at the Isle of Man College for the 2017/18 academic year. We combinine academic theory with our practical real-world experiences to inspire the next generation of Cyber Security Consultants.
Pioneering in social development and commitment to liberating women through trade. Kerala Crafts are a charity we are proud to support, by sponsoring their Spring 2018 newsletter.
We headed to Beechen Cliff School in Bath to support the Cyber Roadshow 2018 as it rolled into town. The Roadshow is run by the Cyber Security Challenge UK and aims to help youngsters learn basic cyber security skills and knowledge and set them on the path to future cyber careers. We had a fantastic day talking about careers in cyber security and running a packet sniffing activity!
In Autumn 2017 our consultants headed down to the Isle of Man code club we helped train the young people for the Cyber Centurion challenge, a national Cyber Security competition focusing on hardening systems. This year the IOM team came in the top 15 of 130 teams. The competitors were tasked with hardening workstations and servers running Windows and Linux, CND's red and blue teams combined to help teach the Island's team about both what to harden, and why it was important.
This year we have set aside our usual sponsorship of a corporate box and are delighted to be supporting Chippenham Rugby Club for their 2017/2018 season.
CND are delighted to announce our commitment to recognising the value Serving Personnel contribute to our business and country by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
“I joined the RAF at the tender age of 16. After 23 years in the regular military, transitioning into civilian life was an overwhelming experience for myself and my family. Since setting up Computer Network Defence in 2004, we have sought to help numerous other military leavers and reservists into roles in Cyber Security both within our company and partners. The values and beliefs these leavers hold as well as their strong work ethic makes them valuable additions to any workforce.”