Funded by the UK Government and the Scottish Government through the Tay Cities Region Deal, the cyberQuarter is a cyber security research and development hub.
It brings together businesses, public sector organisations, students, academics, and individuals to work towards increasing both technical problem solving for industry and providing opportunities to benefit from academic expertise.
Importantly, the cyberQuarter will also increase access to cyber and tech employment opportunities in the local area.
As a Dundonian and a graduate of Abertay’s ethical hacking programme myself, that is an area of development I feel particularly passionately about.
As we collectively face down the new cyber security challenges thrown up by the pandemic (including those we aren’t even aware of yet) there’s a real opportunity to cement Dundee’s burgeoning reputation as a leading UK cyber hub.
There is an opportunity also to put measures in place to retain the immense graduate talent coming out of our Scottish universities, rather than seeing these skilled operators lured away to other parts of the UK or overseas.
When it opens later this year, the cyberQuarter will become a community of individuals, businesses and organisations with the shared goal of making the virtual world safer to navigate and our data more secure.
Abertay is interested in speaking to any business keen to be involved, and following the recent launch of our subscription packages and the upcoming selection of our founding partners, there will be a number of opportunities and announcements in the coming months.
Now’s the time to be thinking about the challenges your business is facing, and to be engaging with us on your needs.
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