On 9 September, via livestream, the University of South Wales (USW) Cyber Department picked up an award at the National Cyber Awards 2020, being named as the Cyber University of the Year.
The awards reward those who are committed to cyber innovation, cyber crime reduction and protecting citizens online.
The Education and Learning category acknowledged educational establishments that are leading the way in cyber security education.
Up against University of Oxford, Cardiff University, and Manchester Metropolitan University, USW secured the trophy for our new National Cyber Security Academy (NCSA) and our visible national collaboration.
The pilot NCSA, the first of its kind in Wales and a major UK initiative, is at USW’s Newport Campus, and enrolled its first students in 2016.
Eric Llewellyn, Deputy Head of USW’s School of Computing & Mathematics said: "We are very proud to achieve this award for the second year running especially against such prestigious competition. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams at Newport and Treforest, and also the continued support from the University.
“We hope this accolade will reassure the new students who will be joining us shortly that despite the unusual circumstances, we have a knowledgeable and dedicated team who have worked hard to ensure their time with us is both beneficial and enjoyable.”