University helps create crack cyber-security team

The first Midlands branch of a cyber-security professional body has been created at the University of Wolverhampton.

The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) helps advise and advance the cyber security industry.

Cyber security is the protection of data uploaded to the internet and saved on hardware used with computers.

Now, thanks to experts at the University of Wolverhampton, a new Midlands branch of the IISP has been created, to improve standards in the region.

The first meeting of the new group – which currently has around a dozen members and includes professionals from companies like consultancy giant Capgemini – took place at the University in November.

The meeting was co-chaired by Tony Proctor, Principal Lecturer from the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering.

He said: “This is another step forward in relationships with professional organisations and the first for the University in the cyber security sector.

“It reflects our position of engagement within the sector and the development of the subject within the FSE curriculum.

“It is our intention to have the Midlands group meet quarterly, to share best practice and form strong relationships with the University and throughout the region.

“There have been several high-profile incidents of mislaid data in the news over the last few years and it is our intention to promote professional standards throughout the cyber security industry.”

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