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:-

For our December meeting we will be returning to the Tramshed in Cardiff where there have been some exciting developments, both with the Tramshed itself and with the Big Learning Company and Mark John, COO of this terrific venue will able to give us an update.

Helen Northmore, Programme Delivery Manager of Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW) at the Life Sciences Hub in Cardiff Bay will be coming along to tell us all about this exciting initiative and how the Cyber Security community can work more closely with Health community - one ecosytem to another!

DHEW is a network connecting developers and companies with innovative digital health solutions with the NHS in Wales. It represents a collaboration between the Life Sciences Hub Wales and the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) and is funded through the Welsh Government’s Efficiency Through Technology Programme.

In addition Nick Lewis, Cyber Security Lead at the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) will also be coming along to provide a viewpoint from NWIS at the other side of that partnership and describe the challenges of implementing their new Cyber Action Plan which hinges off the NIST Framework, a risk-based best practice framework that seems to be over-shadowing ISO27001 in many organisations.

There is an outside chance that we will be able to set up a Live Video Link to the new Dubai Cyber Security Cluster which has been established by the Dubai Police, the Dubai Futures Academy and Cyber businesses in Dubai using the same model as Cyber Wales with the help of Cluster member Damon Rands. This is still up in the air as they haven't yet finalised the date and time for their meeting so fingers crossed.

As this is also our Xmas meeting, please feel free to wear your Xmas jumpers and we will do our best to lay on some appropriate refreshments.

See you all there!

WOMEN IN CYBER CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

  • Date: 17th January 2019
  • Time: 14:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: PwC, One Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3PW
  • 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: Winter 2018
  • 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.