Cyber Quarter Knowledge Transfer Manager
Fixed Term post until 31st March 2021
The new Centre (Cyber Quarter) will offer high quality research facilities through the University's Cyber Security Research Institute as well as providing office space in Hereford for cyber businesses and providing advanced training facilities designed specifically to tackle threats in cyberspace.
Cybercrime currently costs the UK between £18 billion and £27 billion a year. 65% of all large UK companies reported a breach in the last year and threats to cyber security are persistent and constantly evolving.
The University has already formed strong, collaborative relationships with key companies to engage with cyber research, training programmes and enterprise development and has a number of research teams associated with the development of cyber security. The strategy is to bring together our collective expertise in a centre of excellence with partners both in the UK and internationally.
The new Centre will organise, facilitate and support the development of cyber security on a global scale whilst at the same time present opportunities to develop high quality academic, vocational educational and training programmes to address the information security skills shortage being experienced nationally. It will provide innovation and workspace for small and start-up businesses to operate from, offering consultancy support from the University and shared facilities including laboratory space and training rooms. It will offer a range of specialist facilities for the cyber sector including server space and high speed broadband as well as research and development laboratory space.
The new Centre will stimulate an enhanced base of businesses engaged in cyber security solutions which will improve insight for businesses on the challenge faced in the future and drive up levels of innovation activity across the Marches area. This role will be leading the business engagement and support across the Centre and the Herefordshire region and is currently funded until 31st March 2021.
This post is part funding by the European Regional Development Fund.
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