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

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

blogs

22 Sep 2022
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Working Remotely As A Cyber Security Professional: Pros and Cons

With the ever-growing popularity of remote work, more and more cyber security professionals are considering working remotely. After all, what could be more appealing than being able to travel the world or staying put whilst also doing something y...

BY: Becca Perkins
05 Sep 2022
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5 ways in which you could be inviting a Cyber Attack on your business

Some of you are probably thinking, "Why would someone want to hack me?" Well, there are all sorts of reasons someone might want to hack you – from stealing your identity to taking down your company. And the sad truth is, you might be inviting them in...

BY: Maisy Portwood
01 Sep 2022
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August Catch-Up

The first rule of Flight Club… you do talk about Flight Club! This month we went to Flight Club for exceeding July’s target. It was such an exciting and unique experience that resulted in a fab night out with the team (and a few hangovers). Our wi...

BY: Becca Perry
17 Aug 2022
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Internal or External SOC: Which is better?

Cyber-attacks only happen to other people and large companies, right? Wrong! Cyber attackers don’t often take into account the size, scale, or type of the company that they want to penetrate. Every company should always consider a set of security pro...

BY: Kevin McKiernan
03 Aug 2022
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PCI DSS v4.0: Whats new?

What is PCI DSS and what does it do? PCI DSS is a set of policies and procedures designed to optimise the security of credit, debit and cash transactions. It is a joint initiative of the major credit card companies, and its purpose is to prote...

BY: Imani McIntosh
02 Aug 2022
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July Catch-Up

What a fabulous end to July with the triumph of the Lionesses! It truly is coming home ⚽ Why not take a look at July’s blogs on Phishing Emails and VCISOs? We have got stories on the latest CyberSecurity information and news to keep you updated! I...

BY: Burhan Choudhry
19 Jul 2022
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Should you hire a vCISO, CISO or both?

What is a Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (VCISO)? A virtual Chief Information Security Officer is a cybersecurity professional who helps organisations create and maintain an effective information security program. The CISO is respons...

BY: Jack Odell
11 Jul 2022
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5 Simple Ways To Spot A Phishing Email

A phishing email is an email that is sent by a malicious sender in an attempt to gather personal information from the recipient. The email may contain a link that leads to a malicious website, or it may contain an attachment that contains malware. Ph...

BY: Raluca Prusu
29 Jun 2022
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June Catch-Up

With even more company records broken, a new office, and a company trip to Portugal, we can say that June was definitely a memorable month! New Office We are now settled into our new office and what an amazing two weeks it has been! After m...

BY: Burhan Choudhry
31 May 2022
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MAY CATCH-UP

It’s that time again and boy has this month flown by! With the new office becoming more of a reality, team nights out, and still on track to do the best year in our 7-year history, we are more than excited to see what the month of June holds for us! ...

BY: Burhan Choudhry
10 May 2022
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April Catch-Up

So, we think it`s time for a catch-up! As many of you know, our team has been tirelessly working towards re-branding from Westpoint to Zync. Our new website is a true representation of our brand identity. Due to the hard work put in by everyone over ...

BY: Burhan Choudhry
13 Apr 2022
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INTRODUCING: ZYNC.

Things are changing here, and we are thrilled to share with you the news of our evolution which includes a total rebrand and some epic new features!   We know that if you stand still, you'll be left behind – that is why we are changing as a bus...

BY: Maisy Portwood
21 Mar 2022
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CYBER SECURITY IN SMART HOMES

These days it is rare to see people without a smartphone in their hands, headphones plugged in, or their eyes glued to a screen. As a society, our sources of entertainment, social interactions, file storing, research platforms, and even our worksp...

BY: Kirsty Keane
13 Oct 2021
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€70 MILLION RANSOMWARE HACKERS CAUGHT

The more we talk about ransomware gangs the more invincible they seem to become. How often is it that the way we win is just by getting our data back, and not catching those responsible? Hackers walking away from their damage with a smile on th...

BY: Burhan Choudhry
30 Sep 2021
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DO EXECUTIVES TRUST CYBER SECURITY?

Just when we think cyber security is being taken seriously, a new survey comes out that makes us question everything we're doing. We've had some history with cyber security surveys in our blogs before, take this study showing that 62% of employees...

BY: Akash Patel
24 Sep 2021
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CYBER WARFARE: THE NEW BEGINNING

Unfortunately, war is a part of life. I'm not sure if there's ever been a time of absolute peace, but it doesn't look like it's going to be coming anytime soon. It was US President Donald Trump who decided to go ahead with creating a 'Space For...

BY: Maisy Portwood
22 Sep 2021
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THE DANGER OF ONLINE EVENTS

Who doesn't love online events? Whether it be a webinar, informal talk or roundtable discussion, online events are a great way of learning from industry experts in the comfort of your home or office. We should know; we put on our own cyber focu...

BY: Holly Bellis
17 Sep 2021
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CYBER CRIME WINS GERMANY'S GENERAL ELECTION

After 16 transcendent years as Chancellor of Germany, the great Angela Merkel will step down. Her tenure has seen the German economy become the biggest in all of Europe, and many are saying her absence brings to an end Germany's 'golden age'. S...

BY: Akash Patel
14 Sep 2021
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WESTPOINT'S 5 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS CYBER SECURE

Everyone needs to be cyber secure. Everyone. Yes, that means you too. It's a myth that cyber criminals are only looking for big companies to hack. You might think; "well, they have more money, so it makes more sense to breach their system...

BY: Burhan Choudhry
01 Sep 2021
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TRUST: WHY PRIVACY AND DATA SCIENCE NEED TO WORK IN TANDEM

In our previous blog post Data privacy and security: a symbiotic relationship for SaaS environments we discussed how privacy and data complement each other. Today we will continue on that topic and discuss why privacy and data need to work in tand...

BY: Maisy Portwood
26 Aug 2021
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4 DANGEROUS CYBER THREATS IN 2021

At the beginning of the year, we made our Top 5 Cyber Predictions for 2021. Now, not to brag or anything but I think we were quite on the money with a few of our predictions But who can blame us? Surely it was everyone's prediction that the ...

BY: Jack Odell
23 Aug 2021
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TOP 5 CYBER SECURITY MISTAKES

1. Not Using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Everywhere Too many businesses forget to do the basics. Every internet-facing login page that you operate must have multi-factor authentication, without exception. It's just too easy for cybercrimi...

BY: Maisy Portwood
20 Aug 2021
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DOES CYBER SECURITY TRAINING WORK?

Training is good, right? In cyber security, training is a cheap but very important way of keeping things secure. Raising awareness of the chaos caused by even a simple phishing attack is vital to everyone becoming more cyber secure. But even...

BY: Burhan Choudhry
18 Aug 2021
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ALL ROADS LEAD TO PATCHING

If you look back through my post history on LinkedIn and Twitter, you will find that Vulnerability Management (Patching) is a common theme. And it's for good reason. Research released by Accenture in August 2021 shows that in the first half of ...

BY: Maisy Portwood
16 Aug 2021
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$600 MILLION OF CRYPTOCURRENCY STOLEN BY HACKERS

Well, we're here again. Another record breaking cyber attack. Another win for cyber criminals. Hooray. This time around it was an attack siphoning off $611 million of cryptocurrencies from blockchain based financial platform Poly Network....

BY: Jack Odell
13 Aug 2021
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FAILING TO INVEST IN CYBER SECURITY PAINTS A TARGET ON YOUR BUSINESS

In 2018, a single malware attack cost as much as $2.6 million whilst ransomware attacks cost businesses up to $646,000. Worst of all, these costs are rising year on year. In 2019 it was reported that 60% of small businesses are forced to close wit...

BY: Burhan Choudhry
05 Aug 2021
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"THE MOST SERIOUS HACKING INCIDENT EVER IN ITALY"

What do you think of when you think of Italy? Beauty? Opera? Wine? Pasta? Passion? You think about how perfect life must be for those living in this country. But even with the sunlight kissing your skin in a vast orchard, it doesn't mean tha...

BY: Burhan Choudhry
27 Jul 2021
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THE CYBER SKILLS SHORTAGE: A HACKER'S GREATEST ASSET

So, cyber crime is going up. We can't really escape that fact. Because that's what it is. A fact. And how do we, the cyber security community, tackle such a problem? Well, we need more people to help counter the hackers, for a start. ...

BY: Akash Patel
22 Jul 2021
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COMPUTER CRIME ON THE COMMUTER LINE

Are you a commuter? How do you get to work? Car? Bus? Train? Let's say you take the train. Let's say you get to the station and try and buy your ticket on one of those cool new machines they've just installed. Oh... The machine is o...

BY: Holly Bellis
16 Jul 2021
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HUMANS: THE PROBLEM OR THE SOLUTION IN CYBER?

How many sci-fi films can you think of? Tons, right? I'm talking about a genre that was invented hundreds of years ago (yes, hundreds) and films that have been made for well over a century (Le Voyage dans la Lune, 1902). That's a lot of film...

BY: Kirsty Keane

interviews

Tamar Everson

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Daniyal Nadeem

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Ayesha Khine

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Anmol Seth

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Tahir Soomro

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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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Filip Vlasic

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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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REPORTS

Penetration Tester Report

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GRC Report

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Security Engineer Report

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Cyber Threat Intelligence Report

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IT Compliance Report

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