DMU students get free CIISec membership to understand cybercrime in their industry

As levels of cybercrime continue to increase in scale and complexity, students at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) are being offered the opportunity to learn more about cybersecurity and how to combat attacks in their future career.

The Chartered Institute for Information Security (CIISec), a leading professional body dedicated to raising the level of professionalism in information security and cybersecurity, has granted all DMU students free membership, providing access to its training resources and exclusive events.

This exciting opportunity means that students in any DMU course can learn about cybersecurity and digital crime and fraud, to equip them with the knowledge to minimize risk to their future employers.

Dr. Elizabeth Noon, forensic psychologist and senior lecturer at DMU, ​​leads the collaboration with CIISec, having worked closely with the organization on her own research to help people recognize the threat of cybercrime.

“Cyber ​​and digital are now fundamental elements of all businesses and services, no matter what sector you work in,” explained Dr Noon. “This means that most of us are already using digital information and with this we have a real potential to fall victim to cyber threats.

“At the rate that cybercrime is growing, the police are not able to investigate everything and therefore there is a need to extend professional knowledge and practice in cybersecurity and digital investigation to other professions. .

“By signing up for a free subscription to CIISec, our students will have a better understanding and knowledge of cybersecurity and cybercrime, which will be extremely beneficial for their future career development.”

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Students interested in cybersecurity can register for CIISec free of charge via My Gateway on the DMU intranet.

Those who register will have access to an online portal filled with resources and training materials, as well as events hosted by leading experts.

“Most companies tend to think of one person handling all their cyber and technology issues,” continued Dr. Noon, who also works with the Institute of Cyber ​​Digital Investigation Professionals (ICDIP). ) – an organization that promotes, develops and represents the professionalism, integrity and excellence of those who operate in cyber-digital investigations.

“But the digital world is changing so rapidly that it’s becoming increasingly clear that cybersecurity isn’t just the domain of IT and computer trained people, all individual employees need to be trained in cybersecurity – everyone must understand the risks.

“This is a growing field that will be increasingly relevant to our students, so I encourage anyone with an interest in cybersecurity to take advantage of it and register for free. a great way to boost their employability.

The first event open to DMU staff and CIISec student members will take place on Thursday, January 20 at 12 p.m., hosted by a panel of women from all ICDIP job families on their journey to law enforcement. , cyber and digital investigations and beyond.

Staff and students can find out how to register for this event on My Gateway here.

Posted on Thursday January 13th, 2022

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