May 5 2021
Welcome to Wednesday’s tech news roundup – this is the place where we keep you up to date on the latest technology happenings, cybersecurity news, and more. Here’s what’s going on in the tech world today:
A top secret cybersecurity exhibition is coming to Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry
Manchester’s MoSI is reopening on May 19th, and it promises to provide experiences to remember. To celebrate the reopening, the museum has announced a new exhibit called Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security . This exhibition is an ode to security in all it’s forms, and is a collaboration between the museum and GCHQ. It’ll feature over 100 objects relating to cybersecurity, celebrating famous code breakers like Alan Turing, and looking at modern day threats. Expect everything from WW2 to the WannaCry ransomware attack to be featured. Read more here.
GCHQ launches a recruitment drive for people with a special set of skills
The UK’s surveillance hub has put out a call for people with dyslexia to apply for cybersecurity roles. GCHQ is embracing this neurodiverse hiring stance, as the organisation feels that people with dyslexia have an intuitive ability to solve complex problems, spot subtle patterns, and crack difficult puzzles. A dyslexic person’s ability to innovate and imagine is a vital asset in the InfoSec space, especially when countering cyber-threats.
GCHQ had this to say: “We’re looking for people who can see something that’s out of place in a bigger picture, who have good visual awareness and can spot anomalies. If they’re sifting through large amounts of data from a large number of sources to prevent a terrorist attack or a serious organised criminal, skills such as pattern recognition are key. A lot of dyslexic colleagues have those strengths.” Read more here.
The Belgian government is still struggling to recover from a cyber-attack
The Belnet network hosts websites for a number of public services in Belgium, from the police, to universities, and the Belgian government. A recent cyber-attack on Belnet has caused problems for a lot of .be domains, with some still struggling to recover. Antwerp and Brussels’ police websites are back in the game, but the official website for the City of Brussels is still down, as are several other government sites. Read more here.
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