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MINERVA TASK FORCE WINS CYBER 9/12 STRATEGY CHALLENGE

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  This year we participated in the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge. The yearly event, which is normally hosted in the BT tower but was virtual this year, presents competitors with a fictional scenario that requires them to propose policy options to judges playing the role of the Prime Minister’s office. The competition aims to provide participants with a better understanding of the technical, societal and strategic implications of cyber security and conflict. We represented the CDT under the team name of “Minerva Task Force''. Given our multidisciplinary shared knowledge and that we were going to be taking part in a strategic challenge, we thought the name of the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare worked well. We are also an all female team, and so the name of a Roman goddess seemed fitting.  Stephanie and Sofia had come across the competition in the past, and were keen to take part this year having heard great reviews from past participants. They asked the rest of the

Remote working and Cyber Security: Georgia Crossland and Amy Ertan

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Introducing the project The shift to remote working represents a huge shift for employees and organisations alike, introducing significant implications for cyber security. Amy Ertan and Georgia Crossland are currently working on a research project, in collaboration with the Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS) and funded by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), on the impact of remote working on cyber security and wellbeing. This blog post will give an overview of a section of this project, how remote working impacts cyber security. In response to COVID-19, in March 2020, organisations across the world made the rapid shift away from physical office working to remote working, wherever possible. This shift has had a significant impact across many aspects of organisations. This blog post will offer a high-level overview of how the cyber threat landscape was impacted for many organisations and may further change organisational cyber resilience. Remote workin