The Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have awarded a Development Fund grant of £40,000 to LJMU’s PROTECT Research Centre for its VIBRANT project, which will develop learning and teaching in the area of cyber security.
The outcome of VIBRANT is to develop a platform for simulating real-world security situations and issues, to enhance the practice side of existing teaching at the Centre which is based at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences .
Mitigate will be collaborating with the team at LJMU’s PROTECT centre to offer guidance and support in developing course content and will assume a key position in the project’s steering group.
Stephen Robinson, Managing Director at Mitigate Cyber Security, who will be working on the VIBRANT project said:
“We are excited to have been approached for our input to the VIBRANT project with LJMU. We strongly believe in partnerships with academic institutions to conduct and utilise education and research to ensure the industry achieves growth, sustainability and closes the current skills gap.
“I think that VIBRANT will add true value to the sector in educating LJMU students in how to tackle the issues affecting businesses, as well as the UK economy on a wider scale – particularly around combatting the vulnerabilities that exist within cloud technology.
“Part of our relationship with LJMU is to ensure that today’s students leave their courses prepared for work in the cyber security industry; it’s vital for businesses and academics to share knowledge and ideas in how to generate the best research and results in cutting-edge services and products to meet rapidly changing demands. I think the VIBRANT project is a great step in this direction and we are very keen to support the team in meeting their objectives.”