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 Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP and Pervade Software Ltd.

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 Meeting - (full details are on the Cluster Meetings page)

Cluster meetings are normally held monthly, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

The next meeting will be:-

The March meeting sees the Cluster return to the Principality Stadium where we will be hosted by Principality themselves. The Welsh rugby team may not be having the best 6 Nations Tournament this year but we are privileged nonetheless to be hosted on "hallowed ground".

Cluster member Michal Edwards, Group Information Security at Principality has organised a fascinating meeting for us. Starting with a talk from Mike Jones, Group Risk Director who will present a "Board-level Risk View" from this enterprise financial institution.

Then we will be treated to a guest presentation from David Ferbrache OBE, Technical Director of the Cyber Security Practice at KPMG. The practice was awarded the Compliance Register Platinum Award 2015 for the "Best Cyber Security Support Firm" and since joining them a year ago, David has led the development of cyber security services and also advises KPMG’s key clients on how best to defend against the most sophisticated cyber threats. Prior to working for KPMG, David was the Head of Cyber & Space at the Ministry of Defence and he has over 25 years’ experience of technology risk and information security, working at the most senior levels of government to formulate cyber policy, drive programme delivery and lead international engagement. With such a fascinating background David's talk titled "KPMG - The Evolving Nature of Cyber Security Risks" promises to be a real treat!

 

 

Next GDPR Sub-Cluster Meeting - (full details are on the CyberCollaborate Portal)

The next meeting will be:-

This Sub-Cluster is organised and run by Kathy Buckley of Atradius Group.

 

 

Next DevOps Sub-Cluster Meeting - (full details are on the CyberCollaborate Portal)

The next meeting will be:-

This Sub-Cluster is organised and run by Kathy Buckley of Atradius Group.

 

These meetings are free to attend for anyone with an interested in exploring Cyber Security.