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:-

In previous years, we have not had a "working" Cluster meeting in August, choosing instead to have an informal catch-up in Wahaca in Cardiff for a quiet drink and pat ourselves on the back for all the amazing things we have achieved during the year.

We still want to do the back-patting bit but with the available time disappearing rapidly between now and CyberUK, NCSC's Flagship Cyber Event coming to Wales for the first time, we thought it best to have a catch-up of a different kind.

Welsh Government have used a number of media and events companies based in Wales but one has been singled out to handle the run-up to CyberUK - Orchard.

Orchard are a leading creative agency based in central Cardiff with a full service portfolio including Events, PR, TV & Film, Social Media, Exhibitions etc. and they have been involved in some very high profile projects for WRU, UEFA, Qatar Airways and Elton John to name but a few.

Managers of the 8 Cyber Clusters that now run in Wales along with some of the members have been working with Welsh Government to identify areas of cyber expertise and unusual experience that could be showcased at CyberUK.

Come along to the meeting at the Orchard campus and hear about the ideas tabled to date - we really need your feedback!

Better still, come and tell us about what you have been doing that we can add to that list - we really need your input!

The Orchard Team will be on hand to capture the ideas and feedback and they are chomping at the bit to start doing interviews with Cluster members and get some success stories out ASAP so that we can begin a concerted build-up to the big event in April.

See you all there!

NEXT DATA PRIVACY CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

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

WOMEN IN CYBER CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

This Sub-Cluster is organised and run by Clare Johnson of the National Cyber Security Academy.

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

CNI, OT & ICS CYBER CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: July 2019
  • Time: 14:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: TBC
  • Registration:

This Sub-Cluster is organised and run by Richard Rees of C-STEM.

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

NEXT EDUCATION & TRAINING CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: August 2019
  • Time: 14:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: Bridgend College, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, CF31 3DF
  • Registration: Soon

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

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