Cyber Wales Partnerships

Founding Member of Global EPIC

Cyber Wales is one of the founding members of GlobalEPIC - the Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity. GlobalEPIC was formed in 2017 and today there are 30 of the world's foremost cyber security communities from 18 countries spanning 6 continents. Through the various Cyber Wales organisations, members can communicate and collaborate directly with thousands of cyber experts from around the world and the Soft Landin Programme allows people and organisations from around the world to explore Wales and the UK.

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European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)

Cyber Wales is accredited by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) as a founding partner and Qualified Issuer of the "Cybersecurity Made in Europe" label, the only Qualified Issuer of Labels in the UK. The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL is a fully self-financed non-for-profit organisation under the Belgian law, established in June 2016. It is the private counterpart to the European Commission in implementing the contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP) on cybersecurity. ECSO's main goal is to develop a competitive European cybersecurity ecosystem and Cyber Wales is proud to proactively support these endeavours.

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UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration group (UKC3)

Cyber Wales is one of the founding members of the UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3) group, a not-for-profit, which supports cyber clusters across the UK to drive growth of the cyber sector within their nations and regions, encouraging greater collaboration across the UK’s cyber ecosystem. UKC3 promotes collaboration, knowledge exchange and sharing of best practice between cyber clusters in order to develop the ecosystem, promote innovation and grow cyber skills. All 12 of the cyber security clusters in Wales have proactively supported the work of UKC3 and benefitted from the resources, encouragement and collaboration opportunities the group provides.

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NCSC Industrial Control System Community of Interest

The Industrial Control System Community of Interest (ICS COI) is a UK community where knowledge of cyber security (and related safety information) can be exchanged to benefit the wellbeing of the UK. And it is the Community aspect that is the key in this new initiative. The community recognises the benefit in creating a network that's open to all organisations that have a vested interest in the improvement of ICS security and safety. This includes UK-based ICS operators, asset owners, security researchers, vendors, regulators, integrators, the UK government and academia.

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NCSC Industry 100 Partnerships

Cyber Wales has 3 Cluster Managers who are members of the NCSC i100 Partnership. i100 is the NCSC's principal initiative to facilitate close collaboration with the best and most diverse minds from outside the organisation. Industry100 brings together public and private sector talent to challenge thinking, test innovative ideas and enable greater understanding on cyber security. Under Industry100, NCSC are bringing industry and government expertise together in a way that helps us all learn lessons, identify systemic vulnerabilities and reduce the future impact of cyber attacks.

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NCSC CyberFirst Programme

Cyber Wales has 5 Cluster Managers and 5 other Ecosystem Members who are NCSC CyberFirst Ambassadors. CyberFirst is a programme of opportunities to help young people aged 11 - 17 years explore their passion for tech by introducing them to the fast paced world of cyber security. CyberFirst covers a broad range of activities: a comprehensive bursary scheme to financially support undergraduates through university and a degree apprenticeship scheme; a girls' only competition and thousands of free places on CyberFirst courses at UK universities and colleges. There’s even Cyber Discovery; our online extracurricular programme.

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Defence and Security Accelerator

DASA is part of the Ministry of Defence. The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) finds and funds exploitable innovation for a safer future. DASA is a cross-Government team from a wide range of backgrounds including defence, security, the private sector and academia. We are co-located with Dstl at Porton Down and also have a London Hub based at Imperial College, White City. We have 12 regionally based innovation partners, covering the length and breadth of the UK including England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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North Wales Tech

North Wales Tech is a community group aimed at bringing together like-minded people working in the IT and software development industries in North Wales. Cyber Wales partner with North Wales Tech to offer events and challenges based on the latest leading technologies and cutting edge security requirements. For those in or near North Wales with an interest in technology, software development or hardware hacking. North Wales Tech are a friendly bunch who organise talks, events, presentations and social events.

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