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A Globally Recognised Brand in the World of Cyber

The wide range of cyber security activity and depth of cyber expertise in Wales has been recognised and acknowledged on the global stage. Cyber Wales are one of the 14 founding members of GlobalEPIC - the Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity - bringing together the world's foremost cyber security communities from 10 countries spanning 3 continents. Through the various Cyber Wales organisations, members can communicate and collaborate directly with thousands of cyber experts from around the world.

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Cyber Wales Ecosystem Overview

Cyber Wales' ecosystem is made up of four core sectors as we believe all of these are required for any real collaboration and progress to be made.

BUSINESS

Organisations of all sizes contribute to Wales' cyber ecosystem working to support the National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK the safest place to do business in cyberspace and the Welsh Government’s stated aim to be a hub for cyber security expertise in the UK.

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ACADEMIA

Wales lead the way in cyber education with initiatives like the National Cyber Security Academy (from University of South Wales!), the Cyber Threats Intelligence Centre at Swansea University and the Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics at Cardiff University

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GOVERNMENT

The Welsh Government, the devolved Government for Wales, has a stated aim to become a hub for cyber security in the UK and a number of Departments run initiatives to encourage cyber security businesses to stimulate growth, both locally and through export.

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CYBER DEFENCE

Cyber crime is being fought at a nation-state level by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), on battlefields by the Joint Cyber Command of the Armed Forces and locally by the Cyber Crime Teams of Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCU) & Police Forces

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Upcoming Events

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  • Data Privacy Cluster Meeting January 2019

    Data Privacy Cluster Meeting January 2019

    14:00 -16:00
    January 9, 2019

    Nantgarw, CF15 7QT

    Nantgarw, CF15 7QT

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • South Wales Cyber Security Cluster meeting January 2019

    South Wales Cyber Security Cluster meeting January 2019

    14:00 -16:00
    January 15, 2019

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  • North Wales Cyber Security Cluster meeting January 2019

    North Wales Cyber Security Cluster meeting January 2019

    14:00 -16:00
    January 17, 2019

    Following the continued success of the Cluster in 2018, we would like to welcome everybody to 2019 with January seeing the start of our new exciting lineup of speakers and events for the year ahead.

    We will begin in Wrexham with some fantastic speakers;

    Nigel Houlden, Senior Lecturer at Glyndwr University and Former Head of Technical Policy at the ICO

    Nigel was in charge of overseeing technical policy for the ICO during the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). Nigel will be taking us through the thinking behind the technical requirements of the legislation and what businesses should be doing to ensure that they are compliant.

    Christina Blakey, Business Development Manager at Wrexham Glyndwr University

    Christina will then be offering companies the opportunity to hear about the new Fully Funded Degree Apprenticeships in Cyber Security available starting in 2019.  Whether you have staff you are looking to upskill in 2019 or are looking to take on additional staff to meet these new data protection and cyber security needs, this scheme is a fantastic, cost-effective solution.

     

    As always, there will be tea, coffee and plenty of networking opportunity for all.

    I look forward to seeing everybody there.

    Thanks, Jason

  • Women in Cyber Cluster meeting January 2019

    Women in Cyber Cluster meeting January 2019

    14:00 -16:00
    January 17, 2019

    It’s time for our first meeting of 2019!!!

    The Women in Cyber cluster is a sub cluster of the South Wales Cyber Cluster. The meetings provide a valuable way for women working, or hoping to work, in the cyber industry to meet and support each other. Speakers include Holly Rostill, an ex pen tester now working in PwC ‘s R&D department and Jamie McCallion, Splunk Consultant, and of course there will be plenty of time to chat about our work in cyber.

    Come and join us – the more the merrier!

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  • Hexatrust Pan European Cyber Summit 2019

    Hexatrust Pan European Cyber Summit 2019

    All day
    January 21, 2019

    Lille Grand Palais, 1 boulevard des Cités Unies, 59777, Lille, France

    Lille Grand Palais, 1 boulevard des Cités Unies, 59777, Lille, France

    Cyber Wales members have been invited to attend a Pan-Euro Cyber Summit the night before FIC (on the 21st January)

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  • Forum International de la Cybersecurite (FIC) 2019

    Forum International de la Cybersecurite (FIC) 2019

    All day
    January 22, 2019

    Lille Grand Palais, 1 boulevard des Cités Unies, 59777, Lille, France

    Lille Grand Palais, 1 boulevard des Cités Unies, 59777, Lille, France

    The International Cybersecurity Forum is a platform aiming at promoting a pan-european vision of cybersecurity as well as to strengthen the fight against cybercrime. In line with the digital single market and data protection regulation, the FIC became THE reference event, bringing together all major actors of digital trust.

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  • Forum International de la Cybersecurite (FIC) 2019

    Forum International de la Cybersecurite (FIC) 2019

    All day
    January 23, 2019

    Lille Grand Palais, 1 boulevard des Cités Unies, 59777, Lille, France

    Lille Grand Palais, 1 boulevard des Cités Unies, 59777, Lille, France

    The International Cybersecurity Forum is a platform aiming at promoting a pan-european vision of cybersecurity as well as to strengthen the fight against cybercrime. In line with the digital single market and data protection regulation, the FIC became THE reference event, bringing together all major actors of digital trust.

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  • GlobalWelsh Academy Cyber Roundtable

    GlobalWelsh Academy Cyber Roundtable

    All day
    January 28, 2019

    Havannah St, Cardiff, CF10 5SD

    Havannah St, Cardiff, CF10 5SD

    GlobalWelsh and Clearswift partner to host masterclass

    Ten Welsh companies selected to join CEO of global cyber security company

    4th January 2019; Cardiff, Wales: GlobalWelsh, Wales’ diaspora network, has partnered with leading global data security company, Clearswift, to host a GlobalWelsh Academy masterclass for ten Welsh cyber security companies to take place on 28th January, at St David’s Hotel in Cardiff Bay.

    Welsh-born Heath Davies, CEO of global cyber-security company Clearswift, has invited 18 business leaders from ten Welsh cyber security companies to join him, and members of his executive management team, for an intensive interactive masterclass where they will explore ideas and solutions to their specific growth challenges.

    The participating companies were personally selected by Mr Davies, in collaboration with Cyber Wales and the Business Wales’ Accelerated Growth Programme, and include: Pervade Software, Hut Six Security, Awen Collective, WolfBerry, Prizsm Technologies, Fortium Tech, Westgate Cyber Security, Charmwood Risk Management, Cybata and Security Foundry.

    John Davies from Cyber Wales commented: “Wales has the fastest growing digital economy outside of London, as well as the largest globally recognised cyber ecosystem in the UK, so we know that there is a huge opportunity here in Wales. It’s fantastic to have a grassroots initiative like GlobalWelsh which can connect companies in the Welsh Cyber Clusters with leading people in industry who can provide a different perspective and bring valuable knowledge to the table.”

    Heath Davies left Wales over 30 years ago to pursue opportunities that weren’t available to him within Wales. He went on to carve out an impressive and successful career in technology, previously holding the positions of CEO of Alterian PLC and Sword Group PLC, and now CEO of Clearswift. He has extensive international experience building his businesses across global markets including Europe, North America, Australia, Vietnam, China, India and South Africa. Mr Davies comments:

    “I have always looked for ways in which I could give back and GlobalWelsh has given me a platform to do this. Wales is clearly rich in tech talent and has great potential in the cyber security space. I am looking forward to spending time with these companies, listening to their stories, their challenges, and sharing my knowledge and experiences with them.”

    Like many successful Welsh people who have left Wales, Mr Davies remains passionate about his roots. GlobalWelsh is helping Welsh businesses forge unique connections and opportunities between those living inside and outside of Wales, which in turn can help strengthen Wales’ business landscape, Walter May, CEO of GlobalWelsh, commented:

    “It’s time for Wales to capitalise on the power of its diaspora. One of the ways to do this is by harnessing the wealth of worldly knowledge and experience of expats like Heath with businesses here in Wales. These sorts of opportunities are only available through the cultivation of connections and the building of community networks which is what we’re here to do. I want to thank Heath for his continued support as a Founding Patron and for providing this unique and valuable opportunity.” 

    About GlobalWelsh

    GlobalWelsh CIC is Wales’ diaspora network. It’s a grassroots derived, privately funded community organisation driven by a passion for Wales. Its goal is to maximise Wales’ economic potential by connecting the three million Welsh people living outside of Wales with the three million people living inside of Wales. Currently, GlobalWelsh has community members in 42 countries around the globe including Australia, USA, UAE, Brazil, Sweden, Somalia, Serbia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Hong Kong, India and Japan.

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