The South Wales Cyber Security Cluster has been formed, under the umbrella of the UK Cyber Security Forum, by a number of cyber security focused businesses in the Cardiff area including Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP, Wolfberry IT Security and Pervade Software Ltd.

The aims of the Cluster are two-fold:-

  • To support the members of the cluster by communicating National and International initiatives and trade opportunities, providing a networking platform to share ideas and best practice, encouraging collaboration and identifying partnership opportunities so that small cyber security specialist businesses in Wales can find new ways to grow.
  • To support the Welsh Government's commitment to Cyber Security (and UK Government's Cyber Security Strategy) by building cyber security knowledge, skills and capabilities in the Region, to make businesses more resilient to cyber attacks and the Region one of the most secure places in the world to do business.

 

Cyber 101 Bootcamps - SPACES AVAILABLE...

These bootcamps have been run in numerous locations around the UK with great success and have now come to Wales. They are aimed at both established start-ups looking to refine their business propositions, and more mature SMEs seeking a 'sanity check' on their business practices and advice on scaling up and expanding.

Each bootcamp has space for eight SMEs and they are free to attend - places are allocated to those with the most appropriate needs, expertise, services and products.

If you would like a space on the 12th October Bootcamp, taking place at Innovation Point in Newport, then register your interest at https://www.digitalcatapultcentre.org.uk/open-calls/cyber-101/.

 

Byte Night is coming...

Byte Night is Action for Children's biggest annual fundraiser; a national ‘sleep-out’ event. Each year, hundreds of like minded people from the technology and business arena give up their beds for one night to help change the lives of vulnerable young people.

For the 2nd year, there will be a Byte Night held in Wales outside the Principality Stadium on Friday 6th October.

For more details and to take part check out the website at https://www.bytenight.org.uk/event-locations/wales/.

Or make a donation through Cluster members: Mark Edwards of Capital Networks; David Sadler of Acorn: or Kathy Buckley of Atradius

 

Next Cluster Meeting - (full details are on the Cluster Meetings page)

The next meeting will be:-

This month, we are merging our Cluster meeting with the launch of the new Airbus Centre for Excellence in Cyber Security in partnership with the Cardiff University Innovation Partnership.

Join Cardiff University and Airbus as they outline some of the key research areas and developments in cyber security. The launch will include presentations by key representatives from academia, business and government and will be an opportunity to find out how working together Wales can be positioned as a global force in emerging cyber security themes.

Opportunities for engagement for both business and academia will be explored and the centre labs will be open for the first time for guided tours and demonstrations.

Speakers include:-

  • Dr Kevin Jones - Head of Cyber Security Architecture, Innovation and Scouting, Airbus
  • Prof Karen Holford - Deputy Vice Chancellor Cardiff University
  • Dr Pete Burnap - Reader in Data Science & Cyber Analytics, Cardiff University
  • John Davies - Wales Cyber Security Clusters & Pervade Software
  • Key Figure from NCSC (National Centre for Cyber Security)

Tours of the new labs & facilities will be available from 5.30pm and directly following the presentations. You can sign up for these on the night. A light buffet, refreshments and an opportunity for networking will also be provided after the session.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a stimulating and insightful event. Please feel free to share this invite with colleagues and contacts.

Places for this event are limited, so please register as soon as possible in order to reserve your place.

 

 

Next GDPR Sub-Cluster Meeting

The next meeting will be:-

This Sub-Cluster is organised and run by Kathy Buckley of Atradius Group.

 

 

Next DevOps Sub-Cluster Meeting

The next meeting will be:-

This Sub-Cluster is organised and run by Kathy Buckley of Atradius Group.

 

 

Next IP Wales Sub-Cluster Meeting

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: Tuesday 19th December 2017
  • Time: 14:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: Swansea University Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea

This Sub-Cluster is organised and run by Kerry Beynon of Acuity Legal.

These meetings are free to attend for anyone with an interested in exploring Cyber Security.