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:-

Our May meeting is being merged into the Digital Festival being held over two days at the iconic Wales Millennium Centre.

The Welsh Cyber Security Clusters along with the GDPR Alliance have negotiated an arrangement with the Digital Festival to create a Cyber Wales Data Protection Zone at the event.

Many Cluster members will taking part, with roll-up banners, in the Zone where visitors to the Festival will be able to come and "meet the experts".

The Event
The Digital Festival is the biggest tech event in Wales and will run for the 6th time on May 21st & 22nd at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.  Many of you will have attended this event in recent years, either at the Celtic Manor or at last year’s event at the Tram Shed.  The Millennium Centre venue is a "step up” for the event this year with the aim of attracting many more business attendees from further afield (2,000+).  Presentation and discussion topics at the event will include AI, IoT, Blockchain, 5G and of course Cyber & GDPR with over 100 specialist speakers.

The Cyber Wales Zone
The ground floor space of the Millennium Centre will be given over to exhibition stands and a wide range of organisations have already signed up however, there is a mezzanine area above the South entrance of the Millennium Centre which has a coffee bar and has been set aside for seating, discussion and collaboration space.  We are sponsoring this space and making room for Cluster and Alliance members to put up roll-up banners and brochure racks around the area where attendees can then gather, drink coffee at standup poser tables and chat about cyber and data protection with the experts in a relaxed atmosphere.

Cyber Wales is now a flourishing ecosystem of people & organisations working in cyber security and the topic of data protection is at the forefront of people’s minds right now with the GDPR deadline looming and the GDPR Alliance growing rapidly to meet the demand.

We are very excited, not only to be attending the Festival, but to have a dedicated Cyber Wales Zone which is a fantastic opportunity for all concerned.

See you all there!

NEXT GDPR CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

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

NEXT DEVOPS CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: Early 2018
  • Time: 17:00 to 20:00
  • Venue: TBA
  • Registration: Coming Soon

This Sub-Cluster is organised and run by Kathy Buckley of Atradius Group.

NEXT IP WALES CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: Early 2018
  • Time: 14:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: Swansea University Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea
  • Registration: Coming 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.