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About the Education & Training Cluster

The Education and Training Cluster aims to bring together businesses, schools, colleges, academia and the public sector to discuss how Wales can ensure that it meets it's present and future needs in terms of skills, education and training for the cyber security industry.

If you have an interest in education and training and work in, or have an interest in, cyber security then please join us at this friendly and welcoming Cluster.

If you are not able to attend in person, you may be able to join us by video link. Please contact Kerry Beynon at [email protected] for more information.

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Cyber Education & Training Cluster - 13 April 2021

13th April 2021 | 13:00 - 15:00

CYBER EDUCATION IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC – REFLECTION AND LOOKING AHEAD

Over the last 12 months the world has had to quickly adapt to a changing and challenging environment. As people were encouraged to work from home, so the cyber threat increased and cyber security took on an increased prominence.

But what has lockdown meant for cyber education? What were the challenges in delivering cyber education in an online environment and what does the future hold?

Join us at our next event on Tuesday the 13th to hear from a great panel of speakers including:

  • University of South Wales – hear first hand how USW delivered its cyber security program during the pandemic
  • Glyndwr University - who converted all of their cyber courses into a wide range of digital media to deliver a blended learning experience for students
  • Cyber Wales CTF Cluster - who have extended their regular sessions to schools, colleges and universities and have developed a learning platform called the Cyber Wales Interactive Range (CyWIR) to provide organisations in Wales a platform where they can run their own learning content to their own audiences. This platform was also used to run the Inspire Skills Wales CTF Competition in which college students from all over Wales showed off their skills in a bid to be selected for Team GB at the upcoming WorldSkills Competition in Singapore.
  • Shri Mr Ramachandru Tejavath, IIT, IIM-A, Rtd IAS and Special Representative, Government of Telangana State India (Cabinet Minister Rank), and Member of Governing Body of Global Cyber Security Forum, India
  • Ms Nomvuyiso Batyi, Head of Presidential Commission Strategic Implementation Plan - 4IR Project Management Office in the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, South Africa

See you all there.

Link to the event: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/376428949

All Wales & Education Cyber Security Cluster - 18 August 2020

18th August 2020 | 14:00 - 16:00

Webinar

Four Cyber Security Clusters came together for a WUNDERBAR Summer meeting this month

The Cyber Wales Ecosystem were delighted to be hosting the Cyber Security Cluster Bonn, who are based in the North Rhine-Westphalia Region of Germany.

This most Western area of Germany, which includes major industrial centres such as Dortmund, Dusseldorf and Cologne as well as Bonn is the same distance from London as Holyhead - less than 300 miles and just over an hour on a plane. We heard from Andrew Harfoot, the London-based representative of NRW.INVEST, the state-owned economic development agency who conduct international marketing for the Region. Andrew's slides can be downloaded here

We also had a talk from Christian Schmickler of the Cyber Security Cluster Bonn which was founded in October 2018. It is an innovative IT security cluster which aims to increase implementation focus of Cyber Security, especially for SMEs, through conferences and events including their flagship "Cyber Security Tech Summit Europe" which was running as a virtual-conference two days after our meeting. The Cluster also bundles cooperations of research, industry, and public authorities in the field of cyber security, focusing on initiation of targeted research projects and active transformation of the latest research results into practice. Christian's slides can be downloaded here

This academic research focus was of particular interest to the members of our very own Education & Training Cluster who joining us to hear about the activities in Bonn and present some of the intitiatives in our own Welsh Universities.

It was fantastic to combine the Education & Training Cluster with the North Wales Cluster and the South Wales Cluster for the first time for what turned out to be an exciting mix of business and academic opportunities between Wales and Germany.

Cyber Education & Training Cluster - September 2019

24th September 2019 | 14:00 - 16:00

Campus Boardroom, Bridgend College, Cowbridge Rd, Bridgend, CF31 3DF

The next meeting of the Education & Training Cluster will be jam-packed with news and information about Cyber Education in Wales and it will be held at Bridgend College once again.

Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott OBE, winner of the STEM 'Pioneer' Award 2017 will share thoughts on encouraging people into STEM subjects.

Careers Wales will be discussing how they engage with schools and the work being carried out by a particular Cardiff school on encouraging pupils into cyber security;

VMWare will also be at the meeting to share information with us on their numerous training and education initatives;

Wydean School will also provide an update on exciting opportunities for schools and young people in cyber.

And our wonderful hostess, Claire George will give us an update on how our Welsh entrants got on at the World Skills 2019 competition in Kazan, Russia.

There will be an opportunity for attendees to feedback on work they are doing on the education and training front in cybersecurity and highlight any issues they want to discuss.

If you cannot attend in person please contact me straight away because arrangements can be made for you to join us remotely by video link, just as our colleagues at Glyndwr University in North Wales will be doing.

Cyber Education & Training Cluster - June 2019

25th June 2019 | 14:00 - 16:00

Bridgend College, Pencoed Campus, Pencoed, CF35 5LG

The Education & Training Cluster of Cyber Wales is pleased to welcome you to its inaugural meeting which will take place on Tuesday 25 June 2019 2-4pm and is kindly hosted by Bridgend College at the Fairwood Trust Success Centre located at Pencoed Campus.

If you are not able to attend in person, you may be able to join us by video link. Please contact Kerry Beynon at [email protected] for more information.

What is the Education & Training Cluster?

The Education and Training Cluster aims to bring together businesses, schools, colleges, academia and the public sector to discuss how Wales can ensure that it meets its present and future needs in terms of skills, education and training for the cyber security industry.

If you have an interest in education and training and work in or have an interest in cyber security, then please join us at this FREE event.

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