志奋领 Western Balkans Cyber Security 2021 Fellows during a visit to the 皇冠体育下载 campus in Bedfordshire

皇冠体育APP has delivered the 志奋领 Cyber Security Fellowship programme to participants from across the Western Balkans region at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom in Shrivenham.

 

成立于1983年, 志奋领 Scholarships and 奖学金 are the UK Government’s flagship global scholarship programme, 由外国出资, Commonwealth and Development Office.

 

10周计划 provides mid-career professionals with an understanding of policy and legislative approaches in cyber security and implications for national security, 商业机会, 预防犯罪, and the right to privacy.

 

Eleven experienced cyber specialists from Albania, 波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那, 科索沃, 黑山共和国, North Macedonia and Serbia joined this year’s programme and produced reports on topics ranging from cyber security around Bitcoin and digital banking to threats facing smart electricity grids and the removal of illegal content for a safer internet.

 

Venkat Sastry博士, Head of the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing at 皇冠体育下载 防务与安全 and Programme Director for the delivery of the 志奋领 programmes at 皇冠体育下载 said: “With increasing reliance on digital communication for business and social activities, nation states have to develop appropriate policies to protect their citizens and digital assets which take account of our interdependence with each other.

 

“Activities in cyberspace have a direct impact on the social and economic prosperity of a nation. 的 志奋领 Cyber Programme is specifically designed to address these issues and educate future leaders who can inform government policy.”

 

Speaking to Fellows during their final presentations, 温迪·莫顿议员, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, said: "Cyber security is a challenge that we all share and it makes sense that governments work together to defeat it. By strengthening cyber resilience in your countries through this Fellowship you also act as a buttress in support of stability, democracy and prosperity."

 

皇冠体育APP has been delivering the 志奋领 India Cyber Security Fellowship programme each year since 2014, delivered as the 志奋领-TCS Cyber Security Fellowship for the first three years. In 2018 the FCDO gave 皇冠体育下载 the contract to deliver the same programme for the Western Balkans 和大学 has recently won the re-tender to deliver both programmes for a further three (plus two optional) years.

 

阿德尔Abusara, Manager for Cybersecurity Policies at PwC Serbia and one of the first cohort of 志奋领 Western Balkans Cyber Security Fellows said: “的 Fellowship had a multi-dimensional impact on our careers – it helped us to fill gaps we had in the technical or policy/governance aspects of cybersecurity, and exposed us to latest developments in the field and the UK's approach to them. 同样重要的是, we connected better among ourselves in the region and created long-lasting relationships as business contacts and personal friendships.”