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 March meeting has become something of a tradition as we have been hosted by the WRU at the home of Welsh Rugby - the Principality Stadium - during the 6 Nations Championship for the last 3 years and we are delighted to have the opportunity of returning there this month.

We also have a rather topical line up for the meeting... the theme is going to be GDPR which as you all know is the new European General Data Protection Regulation that will come into force in May.  

What some of you may not know however, is that immediately after this Regulation was enacted and written into European law in May 2016 a Sub-Cluster was spun out of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster to focus entirely on the challenges of trying to prepare for the biggest change in data protection law for 20 years.

The first meeting of the GDPR Cluster took place in June 2016 at the Atradius building in Cardiff Bay and Kathy Buckley, the Senior Information Security Analyst with responsibility for ensuring GDPR compliance for the organisation in Wales, volunteered to run the Cluster.  Since then, the Cluster has met pretty much every month at various venues around South Wales and enjoyed a wide range of speakers from the ICO themselves (who have pro-actively supported the Cluster from day one and spoken at multiple meetings) to KPMG and local Welsh companies who have shared their journeys towards compliance.

Kathy herself has agreed to come along to the Cyber Cluster meeting and tell us what they have been up to for the last 2 years and share some of the best guidance and advice that has emerged.

There will also be a presentation that will provide an overview of the GDPR with some of the "Must Do's" of compliance that will of course incorporate Cyber Security measures - just in case any of you still don't know what the fuss is all about!

See you all there!


The next meeting will be:-

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


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.


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.