the cyber lounge

The most powerful network within cyber security

what is
the cyber
lounge?

The cyber lounge is the go-to community for everybody involved in Cyber Security.

We’ve got talks with Cyber experts packed full of insider insights and tips on progression, videos on how to retain the best Cyber talent, webinars on hot topics in Cyber and a load more too!

who it’s
aimed at

  • Looking to Progress?

    What better place to learn how to progress your career in Cyber than hearing top advice from industry experts, joining debates and discussions to broaden your knowledge.

  • Stay in the Loop!

    An ideal area to get lost in, staying up to date with the latest Cyber news and advancements and keeping you in the know at all times.

  • New to Cyber?

    The perfect place to get clued up on all you need to see if Cyber Security is the route for you, here to help you get all the help and advice you need.

  • innovators

    Network and engage with the innovators, movers and shakers through an exclusive member’s forum made for the cyber community, by the cyber community.

why did we create the lounge?

The Cyber lounge was created to give something back to the incredible industry we’re immersed in.

We wanted to provide a place where everybody could network with other Cyber Security professionals, learn and advance their knowledge and grow as a Cyber Security professional.

get involved in the community

coming soon

  • Live events
  • Shop
  • Training providers
  • Lots of free resources
  • Exclusive discounts and access to suppliers

blogs

05 Jun 2024
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May at Zync: Mario Kart and A-May-Zync Achievements!

We left April on a high note, and May was no different! The momentum kept building, pushing us a whopping 80% of the way to our holiday goal – with a whole month left! ? Looks like we might need to start packing those suitcases... In recruitment, ...

BY: Charlie Frost
21 May 2024
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Cyber security in Smart Cities: Protecting Urban Infrastructure

As technology advances, our cities are getting smarter. We have traffic lights that adjust to real-time conditions and utilities that monitor usage and efficiency, making urban life more convenient and efficient. But with these advancements come new ...

BY: Emma Caine
30 Apr 2024
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Credential Stuffing Surges: Time to Rethink Your Passwords?

Stuffing is back on the menu! Okta, a leader in secure access and identity management and authentication, recently identified a significant increase in credential stuffing attacks.  Credential stuffing involves attackers leveraging stolen username...

BY: Charlie Frost
09 Apr 2024
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Hacking Keyless Entry Cars: The Convenient Nightmare

Many of us have enjoyed the ease of keyless entry and start systems in our cars. No more fumbling for keys in the rain, just a tap or a wave and you`re on your way. But what does this convenience come at a hidden cost?  Many drivers are facing a r...

BY: Dylan Uter
27 Mar 2024
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The Dark Side of Chatbots: GenAI on the Dark Web

While user-friendly AI assistants are becoming commonplace, a disturbing trend lurks within the dark web`s depths. Generative AI (GenAI) chatbots like "DarkBERT" pose a significant threat due to their unique training data. Unlike their benign coun...

BY: Holly Bellis
20 Mar 2024
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Fujitsu Hit by Malware Attack: What You Need to Know

March 18th, 2024 saw tech giant Fujitsu become the target of a malware attack. This blog delves into the reported details and potential implications. The Breach: Infiltration via Malware Initial reports suggest that hackers gained access to Fuj...

BY: Jacob Varma
06 Mar 2024
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Kali Linux 2024.1 Released: New Tools, Updated Look, and More

Last week, Kali Linux released their first major update of 2024, Kali Linux 2024.1. This release brings a range of new features and improvements for security professionals and ethical hackers. New Tools: Blue-hydra: Simplifies the discovery ...

BY: Dylan Uter
04 Mar 2024
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February at Zync: Wins, Curry, and Big Congrats!

This month`s newsletter is packed with celebrations, new faces, and a whole lot of curry! Six Years of Holly! A massive shoutout to Holly who just hit her six-year anniversary at Zync!  Starting as a Trainee back in 2018, she`s climbed the ladd...

BY: Jacob Varma
27 Feb 2024
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From Pwned to Protected: Managing Your Digital Footprint

We`ve all heard the term "digital footprint," but how often do we truly consider its size and potential impact? A recent conversation with a colleague (who, after checking Have I Been Pwned?: https://haveibeenpwned.com/, was surprised by the number o...

BY: Holly Bellis
21 Feb 2024
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Operation Cronos: A Rare Win Against Ransomware

The recent news of Operation Cronos, a collaborative effort by international authorities, marks a significant and rare victory in the fight against ransomware. This operation targeted the notorious LockBit gang, responsible for widespread attacks tha...

BY: Charlie Frost
14 Feb 2024
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Love is in the Air, But So Are Romance Scams

Ah, Valentine`s Day. A time for chocolates, roses, candlelit dinners... and unfortunately, cybersecurity threats. While love is in the air, so are malicious actors looking to exploit the season`s heightened emotions. Don`t let your romantic plans tur...

BY: Jacob Varma
06 Feb 2024
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January 2024: New Faces, Fun Times, Record Success!

We kicked off 2024 with a bang at Zync, and it`s already proving to be a year filled with success, celebrations, and new milestones. Let`s get into the exciting updates from January: Welcome Jacob to the Team! Jacob joined our team working with...

BY: Holly Bellis
06 Feb 2024
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Decoded: The Johnson Controls Ransomware Attack

The September 2023 ransomware attack on Johnson Controls, a global leader in smart building technology, sent shockwaves through the cybersecurity industry. This seemingly targeted assault exposed vulnerabilities and highlighted the evolving tactics o...

BY: Jacob Varma
31 Jan 2024
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Building Global Cyber Resilience in 2024

As technology advances, so too do cyber threats, demanding constant vigilance and proactive defence. In this week’s blog we a going to delve into the crucial role of businesses and governments in building cyber resilience. Firstly, let`s acknowled...

BY: Charlie Frost
24 Jan 2024
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A Look at Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches in 2024

2023 was a year marked by a significant increase in cyberattacks and data breaches. From major corporations to healthcare providers, no one was immune. These attacks caused significant financial losses, reputational damage, and even disruptions to cr...

BY: Charlie Frost
09 Jan 2024
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Cryptocurrency Security Essentials: Protect Your Digital Fortune

The world of cryptocurrency is exciting, brimming with potential and innovation. But amidst the rush of opportunity, lurks a shadowy side: cryptocurrency scams. These nefarious schemes aim to separate you from your hard-earned digital coins, leaving ...

BY: Dylan Uter
06 Dec 2023
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A Balancing Act: Privacy vs Security

Our lives are deeply intertwined with technology. We rely on it for everything from staying connected with loved ones to managing our finances. But as we`ve become more enmeshed in the online world, so have the challenges of protecting our privacy an...

BY: Charlie Frost
04 Dec 2023
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November Catch up: Celebrating Team Triumphs

It`s time for another newsletter, and this month we`re celebrating our team`s incredible achievements! We`ve got promotions, 360 deal successes, and a whole lot of fun to share. So, let`s dive in! Team Bonding at The Light – Play & Alfredo’s Socia...

BY: Charlie Frost
29 Nov 2023
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Cyber Savvy Shopping: Avoiding Fake Websites and Cyber Threats

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. But amidst the hustle and bustle of online shopping, it`s crucial to be vigilant about cyber threats. This year, cybercriminals are on the prowl, ...

BY: Aden Gwynne
22 Nov 2023
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The Future of Cybersecurity: Trends to Watch in 2024

As we approach 2024, the cybersecurity landscape is poised for significant shifts, demanding a keen eye on emerging trends and a proactive approach to defence. This blog post aims to unravel the anticipated trends that will likely dominate the cybers...

BY: Michael Jones
15 Nov 2023
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Cloud Jacking: The Future of Cybercrime?

Imagine a world where you can access all of your files, applications, and data from anywhere with an internet connection. That`s the power of the cloud. But with great power comes great responsibility. And in the case of the cloud, that responsibilit...

BY: Holly Bellis
13 Nov 2023
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October 2023 Catch Up!

Better late than never! Welcome to the Zync October newsletter. We`re a little behind schedule, but we`re excited to share with you all that we`ve been up to over the past month. Zync Turned 8 Years Old! This October, Zync celebrated its 8th bi...

BY: Holly Bellis
08 Nov 2023
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Unwrapping Cyber Risks During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, and while it`s a time for anticipation and preparation, it`s also the perfect moment for cybercriminals to strike. It’s important to stay ahead of the game, especially with the increased risks that come with th...

BY: Charlie Frost
01 Nov 2023
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Cloud Security Under Attack: Lessons Learned

Cloud computing has revolutionised the way we do business, but it has also introduced a new set of security challenges. Cloud services are a prime target for attackers, as they can contain sensitive data and applications that are used by businesses o...

BY: Holly Bellis
25 Oct 2023
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Supply Chain Attacks: A Growing Threat

Supply chain attacks are a type of cyberattack where attackers target a company through its suppliers. These attacks can be very difficult to detect and defend against, as they often involve multiple organisations. In recent years, there has been ...

BY: Holly Bellis
18 Oct 2023
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Ransomware Attacks on the Rise

The first half of 2023 saw more ransomware victims than all of 2022. This startling statistic is a wake-up call for cybersecurity experts everywhere. Ransomware attacks are becoming more sophisticated and more frequent, and no organisation is immune....

BY: Peter Savva
11 Oct 2023
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Smart Contracts: Not So Smart Without Security

Smart contracts are a fundamental building block of blockchain technology. They enable the creation of decentralised applications (DApps) that can automate a wide range of transactions and interactions, from voting and lending to gaming and asset man...

BY: Charlie Frost
04 Oct 2023
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Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cybersecurity isn`t just a buzzword; it`s a crucial aspect of our daily lives, both for individuals and businesses.  In this blog, we`ll explore why cybersecurity awareness is essential and how individuals and organisations can create a strong cyber...

BY: Holly Bellis
02 Oct 2023
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Q3 2023 CATCH-UP

Q3 2023 was our best quarter yet, with Becca, Aden, Paige, and Pete all breaking their personal records, and many more happy candidates and clients. We`re excited to announce new partnerships with extraordinary businesses, and we can`t wait to sha...

BY: Holly Bellis
27 Sep 2023
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The Quantum Leap in Cyber Security

Let’s dive deep into the exciting and somewhat mind-bending world of quantum computing and its potential implications for cyber security. Quantum computing is still in its early stages of development, but it is rapidly advancing. Some experts believe...

BY: Holly Bellis

interviews

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Anmol Seth

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Cameron Bye

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Milda Petraityte

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Abbas Al-Maliky

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Chris White

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Stephen Green

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Greg Collins

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Harshini Carey

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Ikram Musa

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Klaus Klingner

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Lianne Potter

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Matthew Trump

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Meredith Patton

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Purav Desai

Cyber Expert Insights - Purav Desai, Microsoft 365 Incident Responder Purav Desai is a Cyber Security professional with over 3 and a half years of experience spanning a variety of roles. He holds Microsoft Security certifications and regularly c...

Cesar Vega

Cyber Expert Insights - Cesar Vega, Information Security Specialist, Financial Services. We caught up with Cesar Vega, who originally from Mexico, moved to Germany 14 years ago to further his career in Information Security. We discussed the u...

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