About us – The Cyber Volunteers 19 was setup in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
It was recognised that public healthcare services in a time of crisis need all the support they can get.
A helping hand
A call for action was created within the cyber security community led by leading lights in their respective technical fields.
From this call the idea that a group of volunteers with the relevant expertise could lend a helping hand by taking on specific roles and duties.
The Cyber Volunteers 19 initiative is part of the full Computer Security framework as outlined in Wikipedia initially defined as:
‘Computer security, cybersecurity or information technology security (IT security) is the protection of computer systems and networks from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.
The field is becoming more important due to increased reliance on computer systems, the Internet and wireless network standards such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and due to the growth of “smart” devices, including smartphones, televisions, and the various devices that constitute the “Internet of things”.
Owing to its complexity, both in terms of politics and technology, cybersecurity is also one of the major challenges in the contemporary world.’
CV19 is short for Cyber Volunteers 19.
CV19 is currently led by Daniel Card. We work with a small team of vetted volunteers conducting specialised activities to support organisations in need defend themselves in cyberspace.
CV19 was formed in 2020 by:
CV19 has a Twitter social media account @Cv19Cyber
CV19 also has a very healthy LinkedIn group
Our blog is full of excellent professionally written well researched articles that provide information detailing how volunteers and members of the general public can help in the protection of our healthcare services.
Full up to date information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on both the NHS and Government linked websites below: