Protecting our technological future

It goes without saying that as the years roll on, our world becomes more and more connected. Technology is developing quickly, with internet connectivity often at its heart. With increased connectivity though, comes security based weaknesses that can be exploited. This week, we look at protecting our technological future.

Huge networks are created and made to be as secure as possible, but unfortunately, not everything can be planned for and there are always people out there who will try to find entry points and work to breach the network built into technology. 

The worst cyber attacks can shut down entire companies for weeks at a time and cause millions of pounds of lost revenue. And the issue goes beyond private companies. In 2017, the NHS was a victim of the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware outbreak that affected nearly half of all NHS Trusts and cost the Service an estimated £92 million. In the last 12 months, cyber attacks have increased significantly with an estimated almost 1 in 3 businesses and a quarter of charities facing breaches or attacks at least once a week. 

As the rate of cyber attacks increases, there is a greater need for improved cyber security, creating entire new industries, technologies, techniques and jobs to stem the flow, shoring up defences and protecting our technological future. The UK Government has announced a £2.6 billion National Cyber Strategy that includes expanding the country’s offensive and defensive cyber capabilities, promoting greater cyber security in the workplace and investing in cyber skills. 

Clearly then, demand for skilled staff in this sector is set to increase rapidly over the coming years and that’s where we come in with our Network Infrastructure and Cyber Security T Level. 

Available in Bristol, Manchester and Norwich with applications open for September 2022, this two year course offers the chance to design, build and secure your own network, use physical machines and network components like routers, switches, servers and cabling, test vulnerabilities and much more. 

Our course has been designed to get you to grips with industry standard technology and software and also give you hands-on industry work experience, so you leave us already a step above your competitors. Upon completion, you can expect to be ready to work as a Network Engineer, Digital Support Technician, Network Technician, Cyber Security Analyst, IT Project Manager or even an Ethical Hacker. Or, you can go onto a HE apprenticeship or degree. The choice is yours! 

If we’ve grabbed your interest, find out more right here