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 combine 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 young people learn basic cyber security skills, setting them on the path for careers in cyber. We had a fantastic day talking about careers in cyber security and running a packet sniffing activity!
In November 2017, we were one of four business to receive the 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.
CND are proud recipients 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 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 donates our old mobile phones to the PDSA, who then recycle them to generate funds. Should you wish to donate stamps, foreign coins or gadgets, follow the link below.
CND have a strong relationship with the Royal Air Force Police (RAFP) stretching back over 25 years. After leaving the RAF and setting up CND, Managing Director Andy Cuff recruited RAFP Senior NCOs to staff a number of our partner's Cyber Security Operations Centres. Whilst here at CND, we employ former members of the RAFP as experts in Counter-Intelligence and cyber security compliance.
A few years ago, when the RAFP announced that it would be making staff redundant, we took our entire recruitment team to a seminar at RAF Henlow to offer advice on preparing to leave the RAF and entering the civvy street.
In 2015, in recognition of our longstanding support, the Provost Marshal of the Royal Air Force approached us to request our sponsorship of the Securing The Skies Trophy. This would be awarded to the RAFP NCO who had made the most significant contribution to Protective Security during the course of the previous year, including cyber and Information Assurance
The award is presented annually by the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP) Master at a formal ceremony in London. We would like to offer a massive congratulations to the winners of this award:
2016 Winner: Cpl Gareth Thomas
2017 Winner: Cpl Robert Alexander
2018 Winner: Cpl Mollie S
In Autumn 2017, our consultants headed down to the Isle of Man code club where we helped train 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.