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 Wales, to make businesses more resilient to cyber attacks and Wales 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:-
- Date: Tuesday 17th March 2020
- Time: 14:00 to 16:00
- Venue: Cyber Village, NCSA, USW City Campus, Newport, NP20 2BP
- Registration: Register
Now that February is over and we are celebrating the joys of Spring (or is it the March Winds with the April Showers still to come?) but is it springtime for the latest generation of cyber talent?
The Cluster coincides with an Industry Engagement Day being run by the University of South Wales ad they have organised a series of talks for us:-
2.00-2.10 Welcome to NCSA and Cluster Meeting
2.10-2.30 Challenges and Opportunities within Digital Forensics by James John, Digital Forensic Practitioner and former NCSA Graduate who now works at J French Consultants and IDB Ltd proactive Cyber Cluster Core Members.
2.30–3.00 Lessons Learnt from running Cyber Security Drills by a guest from the NCSA Incident Response and Coordination Team
3.00–3.30 A chain is only as strong as its weakest link - a Cyber Attack Demo by Police Support Cyber Volunteers from the NCSA
3.30-3.50 What does the Internet know about you? by Josh Richards a current NCSA associate who is also working at Echosec.
3.50-4.00 Closing Remarks
As you can see, this is a terrific line-up of talks and we'll get to spend some more time with the current NCSA associates and learn more about their capabilities.
If you'd like to spend more time with the students, the main Industry Engagement event will be taking place in the morning between 11am and 1pm.
There are a number of companies signed up, but there is room for a couple more if you're interested. Below is the information that has been circulated about the event.
We are hosting an industry engagement day on March 17th, and we would like to invite your company to take part.
This networking event focused on the BSc Applied Cyber Security Course is designed to ensure employers can help shape the skills of future recruits. The event will provide the opportunity for you to:-
· Network with our BSc Applied Cyber Security students
· Promote your graduate and placement opportunities
· Offer students live projects to ensure they develop the skills you need
· Work with us to give students valuable industry insight and feedback
Please contact us at NCSA@southwales.ac.uk if you have any questions or would like to take part.