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:-

It's 6 Nations time again! The South Wales Cyber Security Cluster has been honoured to be hosted at the Home of Welsh Rugby around this time each year for the last 4 years and we are absolutely delighted to be invited back again, especially on the heels of the 12th win in-a-row for our National Team, made all the sweeter for being against England. Did you know... Wales have beaten England in 1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009 and now again in 2019 - can't wait to see if this freakish statistic is upheld in 2029!

Anyway, back to business. At the 2017 March meeting, the topic was GDPR as KPMG came to explain their approach to the major reforms and at last year's March meeting the topic was GDPR again as we heard from Kathy Buckley who runs the GDPR Cluster in Wales (now called the Data Privacy Cluster) about all the good work that had been done to prepare for the Regulation being enforced just 8 weeks later.

Staying with the same topic for this year, we are absolutely delighted to welcome Dr Nigel Houlden who has offered to come down south from Wrexham to talk at our meeting.

Nigel now runs Cyber Security Degree courses at Glyndwr University but until recently, he was Head of Technology Policy for the Information Commissioners Office (The ICO). During his time at the ICO he helped shape the understanding of the GDPR, in particular, its use and application to technology.

Nigel also helped to form the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster back in 2015 and is very proactive in his support for sharing cyber security knowledge and best practice so any tid-bits about what goes on behind the closed doors of what is now a very powerful Regulator in the world of cyber protection should be juicy and fascinating!

Oh, and did I mention we were at the Stadium? This meeting is just 3 days after Wales' final game of the 6 Nations which will be against Ireland - in Cardiff - so we will either be celebrating or commiserating but whichever it is, we will be doing it on hallowed ground!

Look forward to seeing you all there!

 

NEXT DATA PRIVACY CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

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

WOMEN IN CYBER CLUSTER MEETING

The next meeting will be:-

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 EDUCATION & TRAINING 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.

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.