University brings infosec courses to London

The University of South Wales is to open a Centre in the heart of London’s Docklands financial district where it will deliver a range of professional level courses in information and cyber security, it has been announced at Infosecurity Europe 2014.

The new Centre will be the University’s first physical presence in London, and will provide those in the Capital city with access to the University’s recognised specialists in the area of information security.

Professor Andrew Blyth, who undertakes confidential work for many government agencies, heads Information Security at the University and will attend the conference this week.

He said, “Many of the courses we will be delivering at the Centre will be short CPD courses which are currently not available elsewhere in the City. For example, we have one day courses in ‘Information Assurance Governance’ and ‘Malicious Software Analysis’ which appeal to people working in many sectors who need awareness of information security issues.”

One of the range of CPD courses to be offered at the London Centre will be the Tiger Scheme qualification, a commercial certification for technical security specialists.

Endorsed by the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (CESG) and backed by a University-based assessment, the 3 day course, which includes both training and assessment elements, is essential for those seeking a clear path for career progression within the industry.

MSc courses in Computer Systems Security and Cyber Security will also be run from the new Centre.

Professor Julie Lydon Vice-Chancellor of the University said, “As Wales’s largest university we are proud to be introducing our new London Centre. Some of our leading academics will be teaching at the Centre, and our students will be able to access a range of learning resources including a fully equipped library, and an extensive range of online support materials.”


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