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:-

No self-respecting heist film would be complete without some computer wizard hacking museum security systems to enable some outrageous art theft worth millions. Actual hacks on museums (Oxford's Ashmolean museum, Yellowstone and Singapore Art Museums) seem to have been aimed at personal data and/or ransomware. So what's the real story?

Cluster member Tim Phillips is the man with the daunting responsibility for protecting not 1 but 8 museums!

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales - comprises eight sites including the National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans Cardiff, Big Pit Blaenavon, Wool Museum Llandysul, Slate Museum Llanberis, Roman Museum Caerleon, Waterfront Museum Swansea and the gallery of Landscape Art in St Davids.

Millions of artifacts, worth billions of pounds, including a Renior collection boasting the "Blue Lady" are stored and/or displayed at these museums and Tim & his team are the first line of defence against cyber attacks whatever their motives.

Tim has offered to host the Cluster at their most famous "living history" site - St Fagan's. A fantastic location in the middle of Summer (fingers crossed for the weather). We will be among the first people to enjoy the facilities at the brand new Main Building and Gweithdy (Workshop) and Tim will share with us some of the unique challenges of protecting ancient history from a very modern crime.

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

NEXT IP WALES CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: 11th September 2018
  • Time: 14:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: CPS Recruitment, Golate House, St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DX

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.