Protecting the Businesses of Today Against the Cyber Attacks of Tomorrow.
Energus launches its state of the art Cyber Lab, as part of a NDA group initiative to close the skills gap in Cyber Security.
Energus are leading the way in the war against cyber-crime, through the delivery of their extensive Cyber Security apprenticeship & STEM training programmes.
Energus in partnership with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have recently employed nine level 4 Cyber Security apprentices throughout the NDA estate and wider Nuclear Supply Chain. Throughout the programme the apprentices will work alongside industry experts to gain the skills and knowledge to protect the regions critical infrastructure and business services against Cyber Attacks.
As well as the L4 Apprenticeship programme Energus have also recently became an associate of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) a part of GCHQ. This has allowed them to further support the ongoing commitment to minimising the skills gap in cyber security and the overall cyber resilience for the North.
As part of the NCSC association Energus will be delivering a number of STEM, GCHQ developed courses called CyberFirst. CyberFirst is a pivotal part of the UK government’s National Cyber Security Programme, it covers a broad range of activities; a comprehensive bursary scheme, girls only competitions, and development courses at UK universities and colleges. Each activity is designed to give talented young people the support, skills, experience and exposure they need to become the cyber workforce of the future.
To further support the commitment to Cyber Security training for Cumbria, Energus today launches its state of the art Cyber Lab. This facility is a first for the North West and sees a fully immersive environment that can be utilised by the Nuclear Supply Chain and wider Cumbrian businesses to get real life experience of cyber-attacks within a simulated environment.
Adrienne Easterbrook – General Manager for Energus said “This is a hugely important range of programmes that we have established in collaboration with our industry partners and government, not only does it help reduce the skills shortage in Cyber, but also opens up additional career opportunities for young people. We have invested significantly in our new facilities and programmes and are fully committed to placing Energus at the forefront of Cyber Security training for the North”.