Access to Cyber Security Day – 8 July 2020

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to run Access to Cyber Security Day as a physical event in the UK.  Instead, we are holding a number of workshops and webinars focused on promoting careers in cyber security, talent retention and well-being, ensuring careers in the industry are made accessible to everyone.  The online workshops and webinars will be educational for the CREST Community and offer constructive guidance for employers.

The aim is to help progress the actions identified in CREST’s series of reports from last year’s Access to Cyber Security Day, some of which are already in progress. The day is focusing on the Gender Balance and the Stress and Burnout Reports.  A further virtual Access to Cyber Security Day is planned to cover the other report areas.  All of the reports can be found here:  https://www.crest-approved.org/knowledge-sharing/research-reports-position-papers/index.html

The overriding aim of the work is to attract diverse people to the industry as well as providing genuine help and making a difference to THE well-being of all who are already working in the technical security industry.

Access to Cyber Security Day Workshops & Webinars
You can find out more information on the whole agenda and register at https://crestaccesstocyber.eventbrite.co.uk.

When you register you will be able to select the workshops you would like to attend, and we will email you the Zoom links to join.  After registering you will also get access to the event page to book the webinars.

Access to Cyber Day – Webinars only
If you prefer to just attend one of the webinars, then here are the details:

Women in Security: Has anything made a difference yet?  8 July 8:00am BST
CREST GB Executive member and Director of Cyberis, Gemma Moore will look at whether anything that Government, industry or academia has done to encourage more women into the industry has made a difference, and if not why not?

There will be an opportunity to ask Gemma questions.  If you would like to send questions in advance, please email [email protected].  Alternatively, you will be able to ask them in the question panel on the day.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4301316283907760139

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Returning to work – from anxiety to assurance – 8 July 13:00 BST
During COVID-19 the widespread nature of remote working has increased technical security risks and recent industry articles have highlighted the nature of these risks and offered advice on how to tackle them.  However, many anxieties about returning to work after lockdown or furlough remain for a variety of reasons, some of which are unique to COVID-19 and others that are also relevant to returning to work after other long term absence such as maternity or long-term sick leave.  In this webinar, psychotherapist  David Slade will identify some of these anxieties and look at ways people can return to work more confidently, not only in terms of dealing with technical security risks but mental health and well-being risks ie. by preventing and minimising excessive stress.

There will be an opportunity to ask David questions.  If you would like to send questions in advance, please email [email protected].  Alternatively, you will be able to ask them in the question panel on the day.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/759234077467964175

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

And finally….
Places are limited at these workshops so if you book and are no longer able to attend, please contact [email protected].  Please also contact [email protected] if you want to attend a session and it is fully booked so that we can let you know if any places become free.