BCS Security calls for volunteers

15 November 2013

BCS Security is calling on BCS members to volunteer for their newest initiative - Cyber to the Citizen which will be launched on 16 January 2014.

BCS Security is running the initiative in conjunction with Get Safe Online. The aim is to link volunteers with their local communities to help educate people about the importance of keeping themselves safe online. 

John Doody, Cyber Lead for BCS Security explains: “With the internet rapidly becoming the channel of choice for the public and business alike to communicate, make financial transactions and access services, there is an urgent and on-going need to ensure that they know how to do so safely.

“This educational process begins in schools and is continued and reinforced through further learning, in the workplace and at home. Through our partnership with Get Safe Online, we are aiming to make a major contribution to minimising online crime and other threats by increasing awareness and modifying online behaviours.”

Anyone interested in volunteering should sign up for the kick off meeting on 16 January at the BCS London offices. The meeting is now open for registration, speakers invited include: Rt. Hon James Brokenshire, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime and Security, Home Office, Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online, Will Gardner, CEO of ChildNet, Susie Hargreaves, CEO of the Internet Watch Foundation.

John concludes: “This is an incredibly important issue and one that has been in the media frequently in recent months. We know that it is one that BCS members have opinions about so rather than simply talking about the issue, we want to encourage them to get involved, take action and make a real difference.”

For further information and to register for the kick-off event visit: https://events.bcs.org/book/893/