NPA Cyber Security

We’re getting a lot of enquiries about this development so I thought that it would be a good idea to post an update. The qualification is currently being developed. We have decided the structure and we are presently writing the units. You can read the latest version of the qualification FAQ here. The validation event will take place on 25 June, chaired by Professor Bill Buchanan of Napier University. The qualification will be available to centres from 1 August. Please contact Helen for more information.


A very current topic that will remain so.
For interest, the Computing, IT and Digital Media event on the 15 June at CDN offices in Stirling, has input from Bill Buchanan, Professor of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, whose interests lie in the area of cyber-security.

In his presentation, Bill will showcase the changing face of the jobs market, and outline the key areas of growth, such as in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analysis and e-Health. His presentation will outline the creation of The Cyber Academy, which aims to integrate the research, innovation and teaching across all the levels of education with Cyber Security and related areas.

Programme and registration can be found at –

Hope to see you there.



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