March 2, 2024

Jisc launches first cyber threat intelligence bar at annual security conference

Author: kate.edser@jisc.ac.uk
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For the first time at its annual security conference, Jisc is creating a cyber threat intelligence bar where delegates can hear expert advice.

Professional services staff (‘ethical hackers’) and colleagues from protective services teams will be available to discuss issues in person with anyone attending on 7 and 8 November.  

Operating on a drop-in basis, the bar is designed to offer a supportive, safe space for members to discuss their concerns one-to-one with a Jisc expert.  

Members can pick up information on current threats and how best to combat them, together with advice on the process, technical measures and services necessary for a robust cyber security strategy.  

Delegates can also use the bar to check whether they are drawing best value from Jisc in terms of making use of all the protective cyber security services included as part of their membership. 

Jisc is using the security conference as a launchpad for a new campaign to encourage members to take up these ‘included’ services. Jisc’s head of cyber security, David Batho, explains: 

“Together, this suite of cyber services provides the basics of a robust cyber security posture, yet we know that not all members are taking advantage of them. 

“Our new campaign, ‘defend as one’, encourages members to work with us to build strong defences for their organisation and to share their experiences to collectively support the sector’s cyber posture. 

“The barstaff, who will be wearing distinctive navy blue or red T-shirts, are highly skilled and knowledgeable, and I encourage delegates to pick their brains. There’s no need to book a slot, just drop by and someone will be able to help.”   

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