South Wales Cyber Security Cluster

About the South Wales Cyber Security Clusters

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

Interested in knowing more? Please visit www.southwalescyber.net

 

A word from John Davies, cluster manager of South Wales Cyber Security Cluster & Co-founder of Cyber Wales

What are the main Objectives of the Cluster?

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.

 
What are the benefits that the Cluster is bringing to its members?

As an informal networking group, the Cluster provides a safe, relaxed environment for people to meet, exchange ideas and collaborate.  We have suppliers to cyber companies and consumers of cyber products & services in the Cluster as well as cyber companies themselves so everyone can help each other to secure and grow their businesses together.  We also provide information to the members about the latest news from the cyber world and about opportunities in the local area, across the UK and overseas through our relationships with Government entities, such as Business Development and International Trade teams, and Academic entities, such as Universities and Cyber Institutes.  
 
Why have we joined Cyberwatching?

Like most people in the cyber world, we are amazed by how much work is going on around the world to research, explore and articulate best practice and new approaches.  However, the reality is that there is too much going on.  It is impossible to even find out what is happening, let alone be able to determine whether it might fit together in any meaningful way.  The work that Cyberwatching is doing to find, classify and promote cyber research and activity is a huge help, providing its members with a single place to find a vast amount of information.  Keep up the good work!

 

John Davies
John Davies

John Davies

John Davies is the Co-founder and Chair of Cyber Wales, the largest cyber security ecosystem in the UK.  John has also chaired the Wales Cyber Resilience Board, a Welsh Government Steering Committee working with the National Cyber Security Centre to enhance cyber resilience across Welsh Public Sector organisations and providing policy and best practice advice for the Private Sector.  John has been a Sessional Lecturer on MBA courses and is committed to helping to close the skills gap in cyber security by participating on the Curriculum Advisory Boards of both Cardiff University and the University of South Wales where he regularly runs sessions for the National Cyber Security Academy.  John is a Welsh speaker who plays an active role helping military personnel and their families as Chairman of the Regional Employer Engagement Group for Wales.  For his day-job, he runs a Cardiff-based cyber security software vendor.

Events

27/11/2018 to 28/11/2018
Cyber Investor Days

On 27th and 28th November in Berlin, Germany, ECSO is organizing in collaboration with Secunet and TeleTrusT, the Cyber Investor Days.

The most promising European cyber security start-ups and SMEs will have an opportunity to pitch their solution and meet the influential German and international investors during strategic business matchmaking sessions.

CYBER INVESTOR DAYS will be officially opened by Andreas Koenen, Director General of the Cyber and Information Security Directorate at the German Ministry of Interior, and Clemens Kabel, Investment Director at IBB Investment.

13/12/2018 to 14/12/2018
Call for Papers: Halfway Through the Digital Single Market Strategy: “Bedrock of Trust” or illusion?

Call for Papers

The Law Faculty of the University of Lille cordially invites junior and senior researchers to participate in a conference held as part of the Horizon 2020 project “TRUESSEC.eu”, on the 13th and 14th December 2018. The conference will be hosted by the Law Faculty.