AWS fireside chat with Nottingham College – How the College transformed a cyber attack into a positive outcome.

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In a recent AWS EMEA Public Sector Partner Executive Briefings, John Newson, Senior Manager, Public Sector Partners, UK&I, AWS was in conversation with Mohammed Shiffa, IT Manager Infrastructure & Applications at Nottingham College.

Nottingham College is one of the largest further education and higher education colleges in the United Kingdom. Based in the city of Nottingham in England, it provides education and training from pre-entry through to university-degree level at its 10 centres in the city and around Nottinghamshire. Nottingham College has over 23,000 students and 1400 staff. 

Shiffa discussed the impact of a cyber attack on the college, which occurred earlier this year in 2021. He also explains how working with AWS and CirrusHQ helped stop the sophisticated attack in time and reverse detrimental effects. As quoted by Shiffa, this successful failure was not only from intercepting the cyber attack in a timely manner but coming out stronger from the experience with a stronger security posture.

Shiffa also explains the key benefits gained from working with CirrusHQ as an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and with AWS Education competency; it was not only CurrusHQ’s experience and expertise which helped address an inhouse skills gap within the college for such a situation, but also support a short and longer term IT strategic plan for their digital transformation.



Watch the fireside chat click here.


Also read the case study on how AWS and CirrusHQ transform a cyber-attack into a positive outcome for Nottingham College Click here