CyberUK 2020 Sponsorship Packages Available

As has been previously announced, the NCSC is hosting its annual flagship event, CYBERUK, in Wales in 2020.

The event will take place at the International Convention Centre, Wales on 19-20 May 2020. This event would not be the success it is without genuine collaboration and the support of our industry partners.

As a previous sponsor or exhibitor you will be aware of the range of opportunities available to suit every budget. Sponsoring CYBERUK puts you front of mind of the most senior and valuable leaders and professionals in cyber security; and you will position your company as a thought leader on the issues that delegates are discussing. Many sponsorship packages also include exhibition space, allowing you to continue the conversation with delegates during formal breaks and between sessions.

We are currently unable to release the full sponsorship and exhibitor brochure for CYBERUK 2020 due to the pre-election period, which limits announcements made by government departments.

To discuss available packages in more detail, please contact the Sponsorship and Exhibition Team on or call 0117 906 4554.

The deadline for registering for our main content sponsorship packages is Wednesday 11 December.

CYBERUK Sponsorship and Exhibition Team

NDEC Industry Showcase – Event: 25 Feb 2020

We would be delighted if you could join us for the NDEC Showcase Event Industry Day which will be taking place on Tuesday February 25th in Ebbw Vale.

This event represents the opening of the initial National Digital Exploitation Centre capability, following the announcement made in January 2019.

The day will provide an opportunity for you to view and understand more about the unique and innovative cyber security capability that is currently being developed in Ebbw Vale.

In addition, progress to date and insights into the future vision of the NDEC will be provided. The Marketplace will play host to a number of key industry partners, SME’s and suppliers on the day.

To register and find out more please follow our Eventbrite link:

DCMS UK’s most innovative Cyber SME Competition – Deadline: 20 Mar 2020

DCMS have today launched a competition in collaboration with Infosecurity Magazine & Tech UK to find the the UK’s most innovative Cyber SME. The competition, in its 6th year now, offers the winner headline position at the DCMS Innovation Zone at Infosec Europe this coming June as well as industry press coverage at the event. A further 13 runners-up are invited to exhibit in the Innovation Zone as well as to speak at thought leadership slots within the event’s Cyber Innovation Showcase.
The competition previously took the form of a live pitching event but this year we have moved to an online-only application, shifting the resources we would normally focus on the pitching event to the exhibition itself, where we intend to have a networking event in the Innovation Zone.
Please encourage qualifying companies within your clusters and networks to apply at: Happy to answer any questions you may have.

Full Winners’ Benefits

  • The winner will be crowned The Most Innovative Cyber SME 2020 and be the flagship company at the 2020 Cyber Innovation Zone at Infosecurity Europe with a headline position in marketing materials and first choice of location within the zone.
  • The winner will be the subject of a feature piece by Infosecurity Magazine to be conducted at the exhibition.
  • The top three companies will receive individual coverage on Cyber Exchange announcing the winners of the competition.
  • The winner and 13 runners up will receive a 3m2 shell-scheme stand. This will include spotlights, power socket, table & stools, literature rack, access to one-to-one meeting space and a lead scanner. Additional stand dressing may be purchased.
  • The winner will receive 3x speaking slots of 15 minutes each at the Cyber Innovation Showcase during the event. The 13 runners up will receive 2x speaking slots of 15 minutes each at the Cyber Innovation Showcase during the event.
  • Pre-event support. This will include a dedicated logo and company description at as well as promotion of the 2x speaking slots, non-exclusive inclusion in pre-event marketing emails and inclusion in social media promotion. You’ll get a mention and logo in the event catalogue, within a full page advert for the Cyber Innovation Zone. You’ll also get a video interview at the show to be posted on Infosecurity Europe’s Website and YouTube channel.
USW Newport Campus hosts CyberFirst Girls Competition 2020

USW Newport Campus hosts CyberFirst Girls Competition 2020

Newport Campus hosted the Welsh semi-final of the National Cyber Security Centre’s CyberFirst Girls Competition 2020 last Saturday.

Teams of girls aged 12 and 13 from 10 schools worked on a series of online codebreaking challenges set by industry during the event, which was one of 18 that took place simultaneously across the UK and involved almost 12,000 girls.

It was the first time a Wales-only contest – hosted at the National Cyber Security Academy (NCSA) at Newport Campus – has been held, thanks to the competition’s new regional format. The top 10 teams – including the Welsh champions – will then face off in a Grand Final in Cardiff next month.

The CyberFirst Girls Competition was launched four years ago by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ – with the aim of boosting interest in cyber security among females, who are currently under-represented in the industry.

“We were delighted to host this competition at our Newport campus,” said Clare Johnson, USW’s Head of Cyber. “The girls worked incredibly hard all day, and it was very close at the end.

“Encouraging greater diversity in the industry is vital to ensure we can provide the best defences against ever increasing cyber attacks and events like this help inspire and encourage girls to consider a career in this field”.

SANS Institute Training in Manchester – Events: 24 – 29 Feb 2020

Following the success of the SANS Training in Cardiff in September, the Institute is following up with 5 Cyber Security Training courses in Manchester, easily accessible for members of the North Wales Cyber Security Clusters.

SANS is recognised around the world as the best place to develop the deep, hands-on cyber security skills most needed right now. Join us for SANS Manchester February 2020 for immersion training that will provide you with the skills to defend your organisation against security breaches and prevent future attacks.


SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling
SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Our mission at SANS is to deliver cutting-edge information security knowledge and skills to all students in order to protect people and assets At the heart of everything we do is the SANS Promise: Students will be able to use the new skills they have learned as soon as they return to work. See that promise in action at SANS Manchester February 2020.

To book on one of these courses go to

Doing Business with the US DoD – Event: 31 Mar 2020

As part of our on-going commitment to making UK SMEs aware of events, activities and opportunities that might encourage and facilitate overseas defence/security business. I am pleased to draw your attention to the ‘Doing Business with the US Department of Defence’ event taking place on 31 March 2020.

Pre-registration is required for 31 March 2020.

Further details of this event are contained in the attached flyer. If you have any questions please do not reply to this email but direct them to:

Laurence Goodwin
Taj Chhina


Teresa Earl | SME Adviser | Defence & Security Organisation |
Department for International Trade | 3 Whitehall Place | London SW1A 2AW
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HutXero 6 Programme – Deadline: 15 Mar 2020

HutZero (link: is the leading early-stage entrepreneur 5-day bootcamp which helps participants to get their business idea off the ground. It is a free programme designed to support individuals at the very start of their entrepreneurial journey.

What makes HutZero unique? The programme specialises in cybersecurity. It supports entrepreneurs in areas such as IoT, privacy, compliance, cyber training platforms and other products that secure our digital economy. To date, ten cybersecurity startups have been created by HutZero participants.

The key dates for the next HutZero 6 programme are:

Programme: 27-April to 1-May 2020
Application Deadline: 15-March 2020
Application Link:

The HutZero programme is run by CyLon (link: and CSIT (link: CSIT is a global innovation hub for cybersecurity and CyLon finds, grows and invests in the best-emerging companies. Since CyLon was founded in 2015, its portfolio of 102 companies has grown to a collective valuation of over £400m. Companies such as Tessian, Immersive Labs are just a few CyLon alumni which have gone on to raise series B investment rounds.
Make sure you apply before 15 March!

IEEE International Conference on Cyber Warfare & Security (ICCWS) – Event: 31 Mar 2020

Allow me to share a conference event plan with you (31st March to 2nd April, Islamabad, Pakistan.

The three days conference titled IEEE International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) will run from 31st March to 2nd April in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The event will include a focused Technical Program with paper presentations, keynotes and invited talks on its 1st day (Paper submission date extended to 15th February).
The 2nd day will feature an Industrial Exhibition where national/international companies and R&D Labs will showcase their cyber security related research/ products/ services.

Participation of many local as well as international cyber security companies is anticipated (more info available at The event will provide healthy business networking, marketing and collaboration opportunities.

In addition, we are holding International Cyber Security Ideas Cup on 3rd day of ICCWS-2020 in which ambitious students and start-ups will participate and pitch their innovative ideas.

The competition is open to international participant and we would encourage ideas submissions from your partner HEIs/Institutions. (More details available at:

Additional Links given below

NB: The call for papers date has been extended until 15th Feb

Serverless Days Cardiff 2020 – Event: 12 February 2020

ServerlessDays is a community led single track, single day conference focusing on serverless technologies and platforms.

In this workshop we’ll deploy a simple Serverless application to Microsoft Azure, but there’s a problem, it has a few security gaps that need addressing. That’s our job to fix. We’ll implement security best practices, to improve our application’s security posture, and protect it from potential threats.

The 2020 edition of ServerlessDays Cardiff brings us a broad array of speakers and topics. The Serverless developer and engineer skillset needs to be wider than ever. We need to create and maintain secure, performant, observable, maintainable systems. We also need to be looking out for what is coming next, to keep providing value to our organisations.

With this in mind we have a fantastic lineup already confirmed, looking at the opportunities afforded by serverless, best practices in migrating to serverless, options for addressing the pain points and enterprises sharing what they’re doing today in production. We hope the 2020 edition of ServerlessDays Cardiff will have something for everyone.

After the 2019 event sold out, ServerlessDays Cardiff is moving to an even bigger venue in the DEPOT, Williams Way, Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF10 5DY

Register here:

French software company is looking for partners

A French software editor operating in the field of cybersecurity (application security) is looking for partners in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector.

The partners will help their clients who need support in mastering the cyber risk of the software applications they develop or outsource. The partnership will be a services agreement.

The company is a start-up established in 2017. The founders are specialists in cybersecurity and code auditing thanks several years of experience in this field.

The French company has developed an innovative software: a new generation source code scanner. This innovative tool is used for smart detection of vulnerabilities in the source code of software developments.

The French company would like to find partners such as services provider who can promote and install its innovative source code scanner for applications editors, integrators, services providers through a services agreement.

For more information go to