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Flourishing Sector to be Celebrated at Fourth Scottish Cyber Awards

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Applications have now been opened for the fourth annual Scottish Cyber Awards, hosted by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC). Last year’s event saw a record-breaking 350 people in attendance on the night to celebrate and recognise the
'Applications have now been opened for the fourth annual Scottish Cyber Awards , hosted by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC). Last year’s event saw a record-breaking 350 people in attendance on the night to celebrate and recognise the finest cybersecurity talent Scotland’s growing sector has to offer.The wide range of award categories will showcase the brightest minds in the Scottish cybersecurity ecosystem – many of whom often work behind the scenes.Last year’s top award, the Champion of Champions, was won by Cyber Christmas Lectures, a volunteer-run programme founded in 2012.The programme is visiting six locations throughout Scotland this year, talking to more than 2,500 pupils and teachers.First held in 2016, the Scottish Cyber Awards has grown significantly both in regards to applications and attendance, with the event being held at Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand hotel from the second year onward.The SBRC said that the growing popularity of the awards reflects the growth of what is a critical industry for Scotland’s economic prosperity and the safety of its population.Mandy Haeburn-Little, chief executive of the SBRC, commented: “This year in Scotland we have seen unprecedented traction in the cyber agenda and this is something we welcome hugely.The successes we have seen have been substantial – from Cyber Scotland week and the inaugural NCSC Cyber UK event being held here, through to a whole new plethora of new tech businesses, this has been an amazing journey. “Scotland has so much to shout about and we should be raising the roof in celebration of our activity.It is time we made much more noise about our success.So, if you are involved in cyber activity in any way, now is your time.Please enter and if you can’t enter, encourage someone else to.” This year’s award categories include: Best Cyber Breakthrough Best Cyber Education Programme Outstanding Cyber Team Best Cyber Startup Best New Cyber Talent Collaboration with Police Scotland Cyber Evangelist of the Year Cyber Security Teacher of the Year Leading Light Innovation Award Outstanding Women in Cyber Award https://www.fintech19.com \' data-medium-file=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?fit=300%2C75&ssl=1\' data-large-file=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?fit=1024%2C256&ssl=1\' class=\'aligncenter wp-image-27452\' src=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=770%2C193&ssl=1\' alt=\'\' width=\'770\' height=\'193\' srcset=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?w=1200&ssl=1 1200w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=300%2C75&ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=768%2C192&ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=1024%2C256&ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=610%2C153&ssl=1 610w\' sizes=\'(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px\' data-recalc-dims=\'1\' /> Individuals and companies are being encouraged to apply or nominate other candidates they believe deserve recognition at the awards.The winners will be chosen by an expert panel of cyber specialists operating across a broad range of industries.Last year saw the introduction of a category voted for by the public – Best Customer Experience.This award recognised organisations that have gone above and beyond to provide excellent service.The best nominations will be put to the public ahead of the awards in October, the SBRC confirmed.Applications for the 2019 awards will close on Friday 13th of September 2019, with the ceremony being held on the 20th November at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh. . The post Flourishing Sector to be Celebrated at Fourth Scottish Cyber Awards appeared first on Digit .'

Sen. Marco Rubio goes on a tweetstorm after being seen ‘smiling and chuckling’ at Trump’s campaign rally

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'Very strange, for those of who covered 2016 campaign, to see [Sen.] Marco Rubio smiling and chuckling in this audience.' . The post Sen.
'Republican Sen.Marco Rubio of Florida fired back at observers who noticed him attending a rally in support of President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid, years after the two Republicans traded schoolyard insults during the 2016 US presidential election.The senator posted several images and videos of the event on his Twitter account and captioned them with slogans from Trump’s campaign. “Very strange, for those of who covered 2016 campaign, to see [Sen.] Marco Rubio smiling and chuckling in this audience,” New York Times podcast host Michael Barbaro, who was previously a Times political reporter, said on Twitter.Rubio replied to Barbaro’s tweet three times by disparaging his previous reporting and mimicking journalists’ writing style for breaking news on Twitter.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.Republican Sen.Marco Rubio of Florida fired back at observers who noticed him attending the kickoff rally in support of President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid, years after the two Republicans traded schoolyard insults during the 2016 US presidential election.Rubio attended Trump’s first official reelection rally held in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday evening.Trump acknowledged Rubio’s presence in the rally and encouraged the crowd to applaud him and his Republican colleagues.The senator posted several images and videos of the event on his Twitter account and captioned them with slogans from Trump’s campaign. “Just arrived in #Orlando on [Air Force One] with [Sens.Rick Scott and Lindsey Graham, and Rep.Matt Gaetz] for tonight’s campaign kickoff for #Trump2020,” Rubio tweeted. “It’s official #KeepAmericaGreat,” he added in another tweet.Read more : Here are all the insulting nicknames Trump has used for 2020 Democratic candidates Foto: Republican candidates Marco Rubio and Donald Trump.sourceREUTERS/Mike Stone Rubio’s posts were noticed by some media personalities, including New York Times podcast host Michael Barbaro, who was a political reporter for The Times during the 2016 election, said on Twitter. “Very strange, for those of who covered 2016 campaign, to see [Sen.] Marco Rubio smiling and chuckling in this audience,” Barbaro said on Twitter.Trump and Rubio feuded during the Republican primaries for the 2016 US presidential election, often trading insults on each other’s physical characteristics.Rubio later said he would be supporting Trump as the Republican candidate because he “is the only other choice on the ballot.” Rubio replied to Barbaro’s tweet three times by disparaging his previous reporting and mimicking journalists’ writing style for breaking news on Twitter. “BREAKING In an unprecedented move a Republican Senator attended a rally in his home state in support of the re-election of a Republican President,” Rubio said on Twitter.Rubio downplayed Barbaro’s reporting by referencing a 2015 report that described a “decade of big financial ups and downs.” The Times’ characterizations of Rubio’s boat in the piece was later called out by Politico . “[By the way], this is the same reporter who in 2015 after 3 weeks of meticulous investigative journalism uncovered that my wife had traffic tickets, I had a fishing boat [and] my home has big windows,” Rubio said in a tweet. “And in 2016 he broke the story that I had some boots with higher heel.” Rubio warmed up to Trump’s policies and has often backed the president’s most controversial decisions.Rubio recently said he would support Trump’s now-scrapped plans for a 5% tariff against Mexico in order “to secure its southern border.” . The post Sen.Marco Rubio goes on a tweetstorm after being seen ‘smiling and chuckling’ at Trump’s campaign rally appeared first on Business Insider Nederland .'