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:-

The Cluster visited the Swansea TechHub back in 2015 when they were based in Wind Street and since then they have gone from strength to strength.

We are delighted to be returning to visit them again at their incredible new building in the regenerated Urban Village in Swansea for a long overdue session.

The TechHub Programme is designed to support organisations in addressing challenges at different points of their startup’s evolution. It supports member startups from diverse sectors and at different stages of development (early, growth and scale-up) and they host over 200 events a year at each TechHub location. They create regular opportunities for organisations to engage with the topics most relevant to their startup's development and help to source the right knowledge, advice and opportunities from peers and experts both within and outside the TechHub community.

We will hear from Jen Clay, the CEO about how the Programme has grown and evolved and then we will be treated to a guided tour of the building by Sarah Fogel, the Events Manager.

One organisation, also a Cluster member, has proactively supported the TechHub from day one and that is the DVLA. They also spoke to the Cluster the last time we visited and we are lucky enough to have Dave Betts, their Lead Cyber Security Consultant along to talk about the sheer scale of the DVLA's operations and cyber challenges they face.

On top of all that... we will be visiting Swansea again and touching base with firends, colleagues and potential new contacts from West Wales - perffaith!

See you all there!

WOMEN IN CYBER CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: Winter 2018
  • Time: 16:00 to 18:00
  • Venue: National Cyber Security Academy, USW Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
  • 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 of Acuity Legal.

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