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 Wales, to make businesses more resilient to cyber attacks and Wales 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:-

This month, we all return to Swansea University's magnificent Bay Campus.

In February we were honoured to be among the first people to see inside the new Computational Foundry building and at that meeting we were hosted by the Computer Science Department. The team told us all about their intriguing ideas for merging the activites of the other Departments at the Bay into their Cyber Programmes and we also had a presentation from Markus, the Head of Research, about their bid to run a Centre for Doctoral Training and how Cyber Wales members could contribute to it.

The fantastic news is that the University won that bid and they are going to tell us all about the 12 new PhD candidates at the Centre and how their work will impact Cyber.

Not only will we get an update on how their multi-disciplinary approach to Cyber is progressing we will also have the opportunity to contribute - our meeting is being hosted by the School of Management, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training, and the CHERISH -Digital Economy Project. Our hosts will be facilitating an interactive workshop-style discussion, the results of which will be applied directly into their research.

So come along to Swansea and make a real difference to Cyber Research in a new Centre that you helped to win the bid for!

See you all there!