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 February meeting will be hosted in the brand new Computational Foundry building at the stunning Bay Campus of Swansea University on Fabian Way.

The Computational Foundry is a new £32.5 million world-class facility, which comprises the staff of Swansea University’s Computer Science and Mathematics departments as its core team.  It is intended to be a place where industry partners can work with the University to test new ideas, where people from all disciplines can link up, and where the digital innovators of tomorrow will be completing their studies. Cyber security (‘Securing Life’), health technologies (‘Sustaining Life’) and the increasing pervasiveness of digital in everyday life (‘Enhancing Life’) will be the three core themes initially, but the Foundry will adopt a flexible approach, responding to industry needs and emerging research priorities across computational science.

In addition to being among the first people to see inside this new facility, we will be given and overview of the Computational Foundry from the head of Department, a talk on cyber security at Swansea University by Dr Phillip James, Senior Lecturer at the Dept. of Computer Science and a talk on the research being carried out.

We will also hear about an amazing opportunity for Cluster members to participate in a Sandpit Event being organised by the Cherish-DE Team at the University around Easter time this year where individuals and companies can present innovations to a panel of investors and researchers.  Markus Roggenbach from the Team will be on hand to answer questions and clarify the possibility of investment.

Also, the SANS Institute, the biggest provider of Cyber Training in the world, have their EMEA HQ in Swansea and their Managing Director Stephen Jones will be coming along to provide an overview of the huge range of training resources available, explain their close relationship with Wales and answer questions about their Global operations.

See you all there!

 

WOMEN IN CYBER CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: 6th March 2019
  • Time: 18:00 to 21:00
  • Venue: Tramshed, Cardiff
  • 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: Spring 2019
  • Time: 14:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: TBA
  • Register Soon

This Sub-Cluster is organised and run by Kerry Beynon.

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