The UK Cyber Security Association is pleased to announce that they have officially launched and is open for membership. Individuals and organisations who actively work in the cyber security industry can now join as members and be part of a strong and caring community in the cyber security industry.

The UK Cyber Security Association will work to a clear vision, mission, and set of objectives that ensures best practice and information sharing from the cyber security industry in the UK and internationally. The primary focus of the UK Cyber Security Association will be on building a strong and caring community of individuals and organisations who actively work in cyber security both in the UK and internationally. This will allow best practice and collaboration when it comes to working to control the growing cyber threat.

In addition, the UK Cyber Security Association will also raise awareness of the growing cyber threat though proactive thought leadership and education/training that focuses on how individuals and organisations can protect themselves as much as possible from cyber-crime and all types of online and offline fraud.

Some of the benefits that members can expect as part of their membership includes access to a community online forum and portal to meet, engage with and interact with other members, quarterly member briefing events, partnership opportunities, access to a program of events and training sessions and regular email updates and weekly member emails, amongst other things. Members will also have opportunities to take part in working groups to help shape the association as it grows and develops.

The UK Cyber Security Association is the brainchild of Lisa Ventura, an award-winning cyber security professional based in Worcester, UK. She spotted a gap for a strong community in cyber security that aims to bring individuals, organisations, and other cyber security related groups together to share information and best practice in the industry, and the UK Cyber Security Association was born in 2019. Since then, it has been in an expressions of interest phase and has undertaken project work and campaigns in various areas such as women in cyber security, neurodiversity and cyber security, the cyber skills gap, cyber security for small businesses and SMEs and the importance of staying safe online when working remotely during the pandemic which will continue to support the membership of the association.

An overall aim is to work closely with government and other trade bodies and cyber security groups to share best practice and initiatives. Other initiatives that the UK Cyber Security Association is involved in is the production of a documentary called “Safer Cyber Spaces” with ITN Productions and a documentary on cyber-crime with the BBC.

Speaking of the launch, Lisa Ventura, CEO & Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association said: “In 2019 I spotted a gap for a membership/trade association in cyber security and the UK Cyber Security Association was born. Since then, it has been in an expressions of interest phase which has exceeded all my expectations and we are now fully open for membership. Cyber-crime has grown exponentially in recent years, especially during the global pandemic, and it has never been more important for individuals and organisations to take their cyber security seriously.  Our aim is to be a caring and sharing membership organisation in cyber security with a primary focus on delivering value to our members. We are delighted with the response to the idea of a membership association for cyber security and look forward to welcoming and helping our members as the association grows and develops.”

For more information about the UK Cyber Security Association and how to join as a member please visit www.cybersecurityassociation.co.uk.

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