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:-

We have an amazing opportunity to dive into the Automotive world at our next Cluster meeting!

Along with a terrific speaker from the Online Cars Team at Jaguar Landrover, we will see the current Williams F1 Grand Prix Car, maybe the new Aston Martin electric car that rivals the Tesla (this is still to be confirmed so cross your fingers), AI, VR Simulators and a 2/3rd scale model of a Watchkeeper Drone. All of these will be accompanied by experts who can answer questions.

In line with Welsh Government's concerted push into the Automotive Sector, Coleg Gwent are staging an event at their Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone in Ebbw Vale and they have kindly offered their facilities for us to run a Cluster meeting at the same time to take advantage of these fantastic displays on that day.

For anyone who is interested, and can spare a bit more time on that day, the morning will also include a "Meet the Buyer" event by Thales who are working with Welsh Government, Blaenau Gwent Council & USW, to set up a new National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC) in Ebbw Vale and, as part of their continued local engagement plan, they will be providing more information of how local firms can engage with all of their business units (not just those who will be at the NDEC). Also, Coleg Gwent will be organising some engineering career advice sessions for their students on this campus which some of you may find useful if you are looking for staff.

So, a great opportunity to visit a different venue, be hosted by Coleg Gwent (and I think Thales will be paying for the tea and biscuits), have a terrific speaker to give us some insights into the cyber challenges of online cars, see some fantastic technology and maybe grab a contract with one of our Welsh Primes - who could ask for anything more?

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.