Time for a 2019 Periodic Wrap

A  belated happy new year – in this month’s post : 


When , having been reminded in a meeting recently of the importance of the UN sustainable goals, here is the progress report: and a paper further linking cybersecurity with the SDG’s 

In UK centenary celebrations: it has been 100 years since women have been able to vote, and since the inception of GCHQ 

In initiatives and open calls that may be of interest:

– (ISCF) Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has awarded £68 million  
– The Future Cities Catapult collaborative CityX initiative:
– DCMS’ Digital Inclusion Fund encompassing programmes tackling loneliness in rural areas 
– the ACSC is partnering with AISA for conferences and The World of Drones, has its call open for submissions
– STC has begun cybersecurity chats on Twitter

The Turing Institute is collaboratively delivering, with the University of Chicago, its 12 week Data Science for Social Good Fellowship  has a call open for Data Study Groups , leading UKRI funded research programmes: , and  an initiative with British Heart Foundation   

Some cybersecurity advisory pages you may be interested in reviewing more generally:


You may also be interested to know that

Finally, a warm congratulations to the Queen’s 2019  honourees many of whom were recognised for work in the community, to Mrs Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, appointed British High Commissioner to Australia, and to Minister for Innovation to Baroness Blackwood for admittance to the House of Lords.

I am also very much looking forward to talking at the first of WIT’s 2019 breakfast series: 6th March  and the Ausec 2019 Conference in June


Best for the year, ahead.

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