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:-

HAPPY NEW YEAR - BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA!

Our first meeting of 2019 is a bit of a "first" for a number of reasons. We are being hosted by Cardiff and Vale College who are the first college in Wales to host a Cyber Security Cluster Meeting.

The meeting will be held in the College's landmark new-build campus opened officially by the First Minister in October 2015 which has fantastic facilities right in the centre of Cardiff. There is a car park at the back of the building and plenty of other public car parks within 5 minutes.

Cardiff and Vale are actively trying to accelerate the "time-to-market" for qualified cyber security candidates through vocational courses and apprenticeships and they are reaching out to the Cyber Wales community for help and guidance from cyber companies. We will hear about the work they are doing, compared to the work of the Universities, and have a chance to discuss the options being explored.

We will also be hearing from Dr Kerry Beynon from RDP Law who is very keen to start up another subject-specific cluster as part of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem. This new Cluster will, rather appropriately, be education and training focused but I will not steal Kerry's thunder.

There were also a number of major announcements just before Christmas (other than the changes at Welsh Government) and we will be taking some time to discuss those changes and explore the effects they might have on the cyber community in Wales moving forward.

Intrigued? Good! Come along to the meeting and find out more.

See you all there!

WOMEN IN CYBER CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: 17th January 2019
  • Time: 14:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: PwC, One Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3PW
  • Register Soon

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.

NEXT DATA PRIVACY CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

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

NEXT IP WALES CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: Winter 2018
  • Time: 14:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: TBA
  • Register 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.