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 September meeting falls in the middle of a trade mission to Wales (not the UK, just Wales!) by a Japaneses Cyber Security Group who are spending three days being hosted by Welsh Government, meeting industry groups, understanding how to incorporate businesses in Wales and... learning how to form and run successful Cyber Security Clusters.

The group will also be visiting both the Cardiff University's Centre for Excellence in Cyber Analytics and the University of South Wales' National Cyber Security Academy and we will be running our meeting in the Cyber Village of USW's Newport Campus to coincide with the visit.

We will be hearing about the plans for greater collaboration between Japan and Wales in the area of Cyber Security and demonstrating how the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster operates, with updates from key players in associated groups and organisations (hint, hint!)

See you all there!

WOMEN IN CYBER CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: 18th September 2018
  • Time: 16:00 to 18:00
  • Venue: National Cyber Security Academy, USW Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
  • Registration: TBC

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:-

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.

CLUSTER MEMBERS CYCLE AROUND WALES

Cluster members Chris Roberts of BD Research, who runs the GDPR Alliance and Rob Blacker set out on an intrepid journey to cycle around Wales to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance (who provides emergency air cover for everyone in Wales, 365 days a year and can reach anywhere in the country within 20 minutes) and Blood Bikes Wales (who transport blood, plasma, platelets, vaccines, and any other urgently required items to hospitals at night, weekends and bank holidays).

The 700 mile journey, which started on Saturday 1st September, is set to take 12 days with cycling every day.  Although the route may vary a little the itinerary looks like this:-

  • Day 1 - Cardiff to Llanelli
  • Day 2 - Llanelli to Johnston
  • Day 3 - Johnston to Aberteifi
  • Day 4 - Aberteifi to Aberystwyth
  • Day 5 - Aberystwyth to Porthmadog
  • Day 6 - Porthmadog to Bangor
  • Day 7 - Bangor to Anglesey
  • Day 8 - Anglesey to Queensferry
  • Day 9 - Queensferry to Welshpool
  • Day 10 - Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
  • Day 11 - Hay-on-Wye to Monmouth
  • Day 12 - Monmouth to Cardiff

If you would like to join Chris and Rob on any legs of their journey, they would be delighted to have some company and if you like to support their worthy charities then here are the links to the JustGiving pages:-

http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Chris-Rob-AroundWales-AirAmbulance

http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Chris-Rob-AroundWales-Blood

Also, to help fly the flag for Cyber Wales, Chris will be riding some of the way in the cycling top of the 53 Signal Squadron, which were sponsored by Cyber Wales and the Wales Cyber Clusters.

Best of luck guys!