History of Cyber Wales

Jul
2014

South Wales Cluster

Cyber Wales began with the formation of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster by Pervade Software Ltd in association with Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP.

Jun
2015

North Wales Cluster

Following the growth of interest in Cyber Wales in the North, the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster was formed by Hashtag Marketing Ltd with the help of Glyndwr University.

Jun
2016

Data Privacy Cluster

With the release of the GDPR regulations came a lot of uncertainty for requirements of future cyber. This led to the formation of the Data Privacy Cluster.

Sep
2016

British Army Joins

53 Signals Squadron based at Ty Llewelyn barracks in Cardiff joined Cyber Wales and hosted members of the South Wales Cluster discussing the new Cyber Troop being formed.

Jan
2017

Endeavr Wales

Cyber Wales is selected to join the Endeavr Wales Executive Board representing SMEs in the region ready for the launch of this new scheme.

Mar
2017

DevOps Cluster

As the Cyber Wales Ecosystem continued to grow, a desire for more specific content around DevOps and DevSecOps led members to create the DevOps Cluster.

Jun
2017

All Wales Meeting

For the first time, the entire ecosystem of clusters gathered at Aberystwyth for the first Pan-Wales meeting with over 50 members making the trip.

Oct
2017

Global Epic Founded

A new global initiative to bring together Cyber Ecosystems from around the world invited Cyber Wales to become one of the 14 founding members of GlobalEPIC.

Oct
2017

Cyber Threat Summit

Following the announcement of the formation of GlobalEPIC, Cyber Wales were invited to appear on stage to discuss the growing ecosystem at Cyber Threat Summit, Dublin.

Dec
2017

IP Wales Cluster

With increasing reports of intellectual property theft and risks around the globe, the IP Wales Cluster was formed to explore legal and technological protections for IP.

Jan
2018

Military Training

Building on their continued engagement with Cyber Wales, 53 Signals Squadron invited members of the ecosystem to assist in the training of the new Cyber Troop.

Jan
2018

CyberTech2018

Further demonstrating the growth in global awareness of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem, Cyber Wales members were invited to be a part of CyberTech2018 in Tel Aviv.

Feb
2018

St David's Day

Cyber Wales Conducted a trade mission to Brussels including members being welcomed to the Ambassador's Residence for a St David's Day Evening Celebration.

Mar
2018

GISEC

Members of Cyber Wales were welcomed in attandance at GISEC in Dubai as Cyber Wales begins to explore future collaborations with the UAE.

Sep
2018

Women in Cyber

As the ecosystem continued to grow, a new cluster was formed to explore strategies for combating the challenges of gender equality and attracting young women to cyber careers.

Oct
2018

CyberSec Week

Once again Cyber Wales was invited to be showcased on a global stage at both CYBERSEC week in the Hague and CYBERSEC EU in Poland

Nov
2018

Euro Cyber Week

Cyber Wales members were welcomed at Euro Cyber Week in Rennes, participating in showcases of talent and group discussions about the future collaboration.

Mar
2019

RSA in San Francisco

Members of Cyber Wales are invited to join a Trade Mission to RSA Cyber Security tradeshow in San Francisco.

May
2019

CNI Cluster

With the continued emergence of new threats to Critical National Infrastructure and Operational Technology the CNI, ICS & OT Cluster was formed to explore these future challenges.

Jun
2019

WorldSkills

Cyber Wales members rally to help a Welsh student who qualified for to represent Team GB in CYber Security at the WorldSkills competition in Kazan.

Jun
2019

Japan Cyber Summit

Cyber Wales partnered with the Japan Cyber Cluster to help host the Japan Cyber Summit in Tokyo aimed at promoting collaboration in the future.

Jun
2019

Education & Training

As the Ecosystem is home to a vibrant academic and training community for, a new cluster was formed for those involved to meet and discuss a united approach to initiatives.

Nov
2019

Capture the Flag

In light of the announcement of the Cyber Wales CTF competition in partnership with SANS, a new cluster was formed to allow members to learn new skills and test existing ones.

Jul
2020

UAE Cyber Cluster

UAE Cyber Security Cluster is formed with the assistance of members from Cyber Wales including members presenting at the new cluster's first meeting.

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