National Cyber Awards to be held in Gloucestershire

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Cheltenham has been chosen as the venue for The National Cyber Awards 2019 this April.

Residing in the shadow of GCHQ, the Manor by the Lake Hotel will be the venue for this prestigious independent event which will showcase the achievements within the cyber and digital sector.

The awards will focus on and give recognition to five key categories:

Innovation and Artificial Intelligence

Policing and Law Enforcement

Education and Learning

Business Safety

Personal Safety

Each Winner will receive a certificate and a unique silver Cyber Citizen figure trophy.

The highlight of the evening will be the winner of The National Cyber Citizen of the Year award who will receive a unique gold Cyber Citizen Figure trophy.

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Julian Cracknell, Managing Director of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, said: “BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is delighted to sponsor these awards and recognise not just the best talent and products but also the unsung cyber heroes and those seeking to help others.”

Dame Janet Trotter, who is chair of the Cyber Trust added: “The Cyber Trust is a charity that seeks to protect those most at risk in the areas of personal cyber and online security. We are delighted to have been chosen as the charity of choice by The National Cyber Awards 2019 allowing us to fund further work particularly our Cyber4Schools® initiative.”

Dev Chakraborty – Deputy Chief Executive of  GFirst LEP welcomed the awards in the county, adding:

“Gloucestershire is a centre of Cyber Security expertise with an expanding number of new start-ups and an agenda for a fabulous new Cyber Science park. GFirst LEP is delighted to host The National Cyber Awards 2019 in the county.”