A new initiative creating a national centrepiece for cyber education and innovation in the UK.
Founded in 2015 with the aim of growing the UK’s cyber security talent pool, Qufaro provides the development and support required to equip individuals and organisations with the necessary tools and knowledge to combat the increasing threats posed by cyber-attacks to organisations.
Effective cyber security protects systems, including hardware, software and data, from being compromised or exploited reducing both the risk and frequency of cyber-attacks.
Cyber security has become a critical issue for today’s boards and senior management. Organisations without a robust cyber security strategy leave their businesses open to the risk of attacks that can seriously impact both operations and finances.
New regulatory and reporting requirements also mean that monetary fines are now a reality. Organisations failing to properly educate and equip employees to address today’s cyber security threats face reputational damage, loss of customer confidence and loss of revenue. It is essential for organisations to ensure that they have the right people to address the increasingly sophisticated threats now being posed, from malware and ransomware to phishing and social engineering.
According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, the global cyber security workforce will be short by around 1.8 million people by 2022.
Qufaro aims to address this growing cyber security skills gap by providing the quality cyber security education and qualifications to meet organisations’ needs and equip the future workforce.
The site of Bletchley Park for the online delivery of the Cyber Security Courses offered and elements of the Cyber Apprenticeships could not be more fitting. It was the top-secret code-breaking activities on this estate that had such an impact on the outcome of the Second World War and thereby on the world we live in today.
Although much was kept secret for decades after the war – and much mystery still remains – the names of the pioneers and the machines they produced are now globally famous.
As the years pass, the names of these cyber pioneers are becoming even more well-known. Amongst the 10,000 men and women who worked on the Bletchley Park, a great many stand out because they changed our world. It is almost invidious to name just a few of those amazing alumni:
The list goes on and many of their pioneering insights still inform cyber security today.
Qufaro hopes and expects that future generations of cybersecurity experts will emerge through our offerings, thus providing a golden thread from the heritage of the past to power our future security.