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Cisco Joins Growing Manchester Cybersecurity Hub

Computer Weekly

According to Cisco’s own figures, approximately half of small businesses are underprepared to face a cyber security incident, and working through DiSH – which is to be granted Cisco Networking Academy status under the auspices of Cisco’s UK Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) programme, it hopes to help future-proof business owners across Greater Manchester, as well as bring together industry, startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to support the development of new, resilient security services.

As a CNA, DiSH will now deliver cyber security skills support through a structured learning programme, beginning with a free, self-guided introductory course to equip learners with a basic awareness of vulnerabilities and the main principles of security resilience. This course will open up further learning pathways delivered through a pre-existing Cisco partnership with UCEN Manchester.

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Straight Up Technologies and MyMCT to Deliver Innovative Event IT Training ahead of 151st Golf Open in Hoylake

EIN Presswire

Bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, Straight Up Technologies and MyMCT successfully delivered Cisco Networking Academy courses to disadvantaged young people in and around the Wirral area. The immersive training will grant qualified participants a unique opportunity to support behind-the-scenes technology at the 151st Golf Open in Hoylake ⛳️

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Cisco to offer free cybersecurity training to NHS staff

CSO Online

Cisco is offering free cybersecurity training to help improve the resilience of the UK's National Health Service (NHS). The company has announced that the Cisco Networking Academy will dedicate resources to developing digital and cybersecurity skills for NHS employees in support of the UK government's recently announced NHS Long Term Workforce Plan. Varying degrees of training are available granting NHS workers access to a combination of free, instructor-led, and self-guided mobile courses, Cisco said. The announcement comes on the 75th anniversary of the NHS.

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International Women’s Day: why women are the secret weapon for tackling cybercrime

Information Age

Through Cisco’s Skills for All programme, several free cyber courses are available through a learner-centric platform to allow students anywhere, anytime to begin their upskilling journey, whether the goal is basic skill acquisition or certification for job-readiness. There are also instructor-led programmes run across the UK, such as ‘Women Do Cyber’ — a partnership between Cisco, Scottish Women in Technology (SWiT) and Glasgow Caledonian University, which helps women to achieve qualifications in cybersecurity.

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Learning Lessons to Boost Female Representation in Cybersecurity

Infosecurity Magazine

At Cisco Networking Academy, one of the world’s longest-running digital-skills-to-jobs programs, we’ve built a lot of experience in understanding these audiences’ different educational needs.

Some students, for example, benefit most from free-to-access self-paced online learning, such as through our Skills for All programme. On the other hand, many benefit from more intensive, instructor-led courses, such as those provided by ‘Women Do Cyber,’ a partnership between Cisco, Scottish Women in Technology (SWiT) and Glasgow Caledonian University.

By partnering with local education providers and non-profit bodies, we’ve found we’ve been able to extend our own impact as an organization much more effectively than if we were going it alone.

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