SOUTH WALES CYBER SECURITY CLUSTER

Glyndwr University, Wrexham.  Home of the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster

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 Pervade Software Ltd, Wolfberry IT Security and Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP.

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.

NEXT CLUSTER MEETINGS - (full details are on the Cluster Meetings page)

The next meeting will be:-

Our April meeting is being merged into the Welsh Industry Cyber Security Summit at Celtic Manor.

Some of you may remember this Summit when it was run by CEMET in early 2015 following in the footsteps of the NATO Summit, also held in Celtic Manor, which placed such an major emphasis on cyber.

CEMET (the Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies), based at the University of South Wales, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Science is a programme part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government (WEFO).

The Summit is being run again and this year it forms part of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem.  Cyber Wales is an Internationally recognised brand that encapsulates all aspects of cyber security in Wales and acts as a mark of expertise, quality and clarity in a complex and rapidly changing area of life.  It also provides a single web-portal where interested parties from all over the World can find information about the plethora of cyber related activities going on in Wales.

The Cyber Wales Ecosystem includes cyber activities being carried out by Government, Business, Law Enforcement and Academia and this year's Summit includes sessions from each of these allies in the battle against cyber crime.

In partnerships with Welsh Government, Wales’ Cyber Security ClustersTARIAN, and the University of South Wales, this event will bring together experts in each field so you can learn about the ever-changing threat of Cyber Crime and how you can protect your business. Gain insight into the innovative developments happening in Wales to combat the cyber threat and discover how Cyber Wales became a founding partner of the GlobalEPIC "ecosystem of ecosystems".

  • Agenda
  • 09:30 - Registration
  • 10:00 - Opening (by Julia James, Minister for Skills & Science, Leader of the House and Chief Whip of the Welsh Assembly)
  • 10:15 - About Cyber Wales
  • 10:30 - Presentations from Government
  • 11:45 - Presentations from Business
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Presentations from Law Enforcement
  • 15:15 - Presentations from Academia
  • 16:30 - Close

This will be the first time that the 4 pillars of cyber activity in Wales will be presenting together and it promises to be a fantastic event which could become a regular fixture in the cyber calendar in Wales.

See you all there!

NEXT GDPR CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

This Sub-Cluster is organised and run by Kathy Buckley of Bridewell Consulting

NEXT DEVOPS CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: Early 2018
  • Time: 17:00 to 20:00
  • Venue: TBA
  • Registration: Coming Soon

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

NEXT IP WALES CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: Early 2018
  • Time: 14:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: Swansea University Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea
  • Registration: Coming Soon

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.