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.

 

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 6th October.

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

 

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

Cluster meetings are normally held monthly, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month however, the next meeting is very different - for the first time since they were formed 3 years ago, the North Wales and South Wales Cyber Security Clusters will be coming together for a joint, ALL WALES CYBER SECURITY CLUSTER meeting.

This special event, being run as part of the Wales Festival of Innovation, will also bring the very latest advice and best practice to Mid Wales for the first time - helping businesses and individuals in the Region to better protect themselves from ever changing cyber attacks. This event is aimed at individuals and businesses who are interested in cyber security and/or data protection and want to learn more about this very broad and highly topical issue. Typical attendees of meetings include owners of small to medium sized businesses, IT professionals, compliance managers, university faculty members and students working on computer related courses, people interested in re-training and finding new job opportunities in cyber security and/or compliance (there is a massive skills shortage!) and people who have heard stories about the cyber attacks and want to know what it’s all about and how to stay ahead of attackers. The afternoon will be run as an informal networking meeting with plenty of time to meet new people, chat over tea and welsh cakes and learn more about this fast moving area full of danger and opportunity.

 

 

Next GDPR Sub-Cluster Meeting - (full details are on the CyberCollaborate Portal)

The next meeting will be:-

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

 

 

Next DevOps Sub-Cluster Meeting - (full details are on the CyberCollaborate Portal)

The next meeting will be:-

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

 

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