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Welcome to the BCS (British Computer Society) South West Branch website

Welcome to the website for the South West branch of the BCS (British Computer Society). This is one of the largest geographical branches covering all of Devon and Cornwall, specifically the postal codes EX, PL, TQ, TR. The Branch has about 1000 members.

Our monthly meetings are generally held between October and May. Events are usually held in either Plymouth or Exeter, there is no charge (unless indicated) and everyone is welcome.

Cyber security, risk and resilience why and how organisations protect themselves and why much of the money they spend is wasted; spend smart to save big
10 November 2015, 19:30

Cyber security is big business for vendors and attracts increasing levels of attention and concern from government. Enterprises, whether corporate, academic, governmental or other, are spending large sums on defences and protection from attack.
How much of this investment is worthwhile and what protection - and financial advantage it provides - is difficult to quantify.
This talk will briefly cover the issues above and discuss in more detail a pragmatic and risk-driven approach to security - and integration of cyber risk into overall risk management within the enterprise, in order to extract maximum advantage from sensible and targeted investment in technology, while simultaneously bringing in the far more important aspects of people and process.

Biography
Henrik Kiertzner, after a long career in the British Army, during which he served worldwide largely on intelligence duties, has been, variously, IT DIrector of an international engineering firm and a security and risk consultant in both the physical and cyber realms for the last 15 years. He is a Member of the IET and a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society.
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BCS App-a-thon - Guinness World Records Challenge

The BCS will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people learning to write Android smartphone applications at the same time and you can be part of it!
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Secure South West 5 - 2nd April 2015

Secure South West 5 - 2nd April 2015 Branch members may be interested in an event jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, and supported by the south west branches of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT and the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and the South West WARP.
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BCS South West Branch Student Prizes - 2014

BCS South West Branch Student Prizes - 2014 The South West Branch has awarded prizes to the best students studying a computing programme for best academic performance at the universities of Plymouth and Exeter.
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Secure South West 4 - 10th July 2014

Secure South West 4 - 10th July 2014 Branch members may be interested in an event jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, and supported by the south west branches of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT and the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and the South West WARP.
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