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

Digital Health mission to South Korea – Deadline: 6 December 2019

*Diagnostics: image recognition, symptoms checkers, risk stratification
*Knowledge generation: drug discovery, pattern recognition, increased understanding of causality
*System efficiency: optimisation of care pathways, prediction of ‘Do Not Attends’, identification of staffing requirements
*P4 medicine: prediction of deterioration, personalised treatments, preventative advice

South Korea is the 11th largest global economy and one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. Its digital health market is rapidly growing: valued at GBP 2.4bn in 2015, it is expected to almost double by 2020 with a forecast market value of GBP 4.4bn.

*Explore the digital health and innovation landscape in South Korea
*Get a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in South Korea
*Attend the Korea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show (KIMES)
*Find potential innovation partners in the UK and overseas
*Improve your company pitch to international partners and investors

Please contact Dave Guite, Innovation & Funding Specialist, Enterprise Europe Network (Swansea University)

UK-NL Cyber & Fintech Summit, The Hague – Event: 20 February 2020

In partnership with the Welsh Government, the British Embassy The Hague is pleased to invite you to the UK-NL Cyber & Fintech Summit on 20 February 2020; the CFS2020.

CFS2020 will combine technological challenges in AI, Data Management and Security, Cybercrime and Regulation on the intersection of Cyber and Fintech. In the aftermath of our Cyber Security and Fintech events in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, we’re expecting around 1000 attendants for what promises to be an action packed summit that brings together business, government and academia from both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The summit will bring together the whole UK and NL Cyber Security and Fintech network to share new and upcoming technologies between the two countries, discuss best practice policy practices and – of course – do business. At previous editions, attendees and speakers featured senior UK and Dutch officials and thought leaders, including ministers of economic affairs and security, a former prime minister, board and C-level executives from large multinationals and institutions such as ING, BT, the NATO NCIA and many others.

For more information, please take a look at our website: In case you’re interested, we’ve also got a couple of slides for sponsorship opportunities at

CFS2020 will take place in the wonderful high-rise New Babylon building in The Hague, next to the central station and at 29 minutes from Schiphol airport by train.

We are looking forward to hear from you!

For more information please contact Huw Roberts, Regional Manager Trade & Investment, Europe, Welsh Government EU Office, Rond-Point Schuman 11, B-1040 Brussels

DIT Cyber Mission to Munich, Germany – Deadline: 8 November 2019

The UK’s Department for International Trade invites you to apply for a place on a cyber mission to Munich, Germany’s industrial and technology powerhouse.

This is your chance to introduce your cyber solutions and have B2B meetings with decision makers from German corporates.
The Department for International Trade in Germany along with the innovation catalyst “Munich Network” will host a UK pitching session followed by B2B meetings with cyber experts from leading German corporates.

A jury of high calibre corporate representatives will assess your solution and if your application is successful, will be keen to meet up with you in January. Jury members include big corporates such as: Infineon, Fujitsu, MAN, Knorr Bremse, Rohde & Schwarz, TRUMPF, UNISCON, Munich Re, MTU. Many more companies will take part in the “invite only” event. The meetings will be followed by our “UK-German Cyber Security Forum” a high-level UK-German dialogue covering cyber policy, R&D and industry themes.

Priority areas for the jury are:
Automotive security / biometric security solutions / blockchain in cyber security / forecasting cyber attacks with machine learning solutions / OT (Operation Technology) cyber security /protecting against inside attacks / secure coding practises and tools / secure development lifecycle / security testing / secure integration of Enterprise IT with public clouds / solutions for cyber-attacks on APIs & enterprise software (e.g. Microsoft Apps, SAP, CRMS…) If your solution doesn’t cover any of the above, you can still apply.

28th January 2020
Morning – B2B meetings
Afternoon – UK-German Cyber Security Forum

Tel. +49 89 21109-130
Tel. +49 89 21109-119

Rohde & Schwarz

UK Cyber Forum Update – 1 November 2019

Good morning

You may have noticed that the frequency of these bulletins has dropped significantly over the last few months. I’m sorry about that! Many of you will know that I also run IASME who has won the tender to be the sole Cyber Essentials Partner from April 2020. While this is really great news and very exciting for us, it means I currently have very little time to send out the news letters. I will still aim to do this when I can or if there is a particular news or offer which might be of interest to you.

Here are some opportunities you may be interested in

RSA Conference – San Francisco (24th to 28th February 2020)
Short Notice deadline

I would like to make you aware of an upcoming DIT cyber security trade mission to Moscone Center San Francisco in February 2020

RSA conference 2020 is one of the worlds largest Cyber Security conference and exhibition. For almost 30 years, RSA has been leading within the Cyber sector attracting over 700 exhibitors and 43,000 visitors. Good exposure to this event will enable UK businesses to develop an understanding of the US market with interaction with buyers and leading US organisations. This will be a great opportunity to pitch your products, network, building relationships and engage with key decision makers.

Please find attached the official website:-

Please could you let me know if you would be interested in this event? If so, please could you express your interest via email before Thursday 31st October.

For further practical details on the event, please contact either of the two DIT contacts below:
Peter Thompson ( Assistant Head Cyber Security Americas & Europe) –
Beth Vaccarezza (Acting Head of Space, USA | Vice Consul – Aerospace, Defence & Cyber Security)

The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) has launched an open call for its fourth cohort of technology and cyber innovators. LORCA are inviting high potential innovators to apply if their solutions align to one of their three innovation themes: Connected Economy, Connected Everyone and Connected Everything.

Information about LORCA’s challenge areas and a link to the application portal can be found at or by reading this news story.

Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2019
Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy

Cyber Zone at International Security Expo 2019
3-4 December, Olympia London

The dedicated exhibition space features a techUK pavilion providing visitors an area to source solutions, products and resources that will enhance the digital security of your business.

Speakers include:
2x Senior Representatives, NCSC
Dr Henry Pearson, UK Cyber Security Ambassador to the US, DIT
Jenny Radcliffe, The People Hacker

UK Cyber Security Forum have exclusive free passes for all their members

Find out more about what’s on at
Register your free visitor pass at –

Cyber Resilience Workshop 11th November
IAAC is holding its third workshop in the cyber resilience series on 11th November 2019 at Aston University. This event will be held jointly with ISACA with the kind support of Aston University.

The workshop will apply elements of systems thinking and soft systems methodology to cyber resilience. It will draw on the previous workshops, though there is no requirement to have attended them to fully participate in this one. The first looked at culture and cyber resilience. The second looked at a ‘compliance eco-system’ – its elements and how it might function. Both reports from these workshops are available at:

The programme for the third workshop will be:

0930 – registration and coffee
1000 – introduction
1010 – split into groups – exercise one. Confirm problem issue using Laddering Technique.
1100 – Coffee
1120 – Exercise two – draw a rich picture representing the factors influencing the adoption of cyber resilient behaviours
1220 – brief back
1315 – Lunch
1400 – Exercise three – implication for interventions – ‘what if we did this’ scenarios using Cognitive Map.
1500 – tea and brief back
1600 – close.

The outcome of this workshop will be to understand the relationships between the elements in the system, so we can make effective interventions in shaping cyber resilience behaviours.

If you would like to attend, please contact Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. The specific venue details will be released nearer the event.

UKSec summit
Next week 5th & 6th November

The UKSec summit dedicates itself to the service sector, crafted by our peers and senior security experts from across some of the UK’s largest services sectors including; Finance & Banking, Healthcare, Insurance, Wholesale & Retail, Transport and Logistics, together with cyber security innovators and regulators to safeguard the future of our industry.

Over two days you will have the unparalleled opportunity to build information sharing partnerships with solution providers and senior security executives from service giants across the UK. This means you will access a valuable range of perspectives – investigating new ideas whilst learning from success cases and leaving with a set of viable, actionable insights. For more information or to register, visit

Costa Rica Security Opportunity call for Quad Charts – Deadline: 8 November 2019

Costa Rica have a number of Security Prospects across the Sector and we are interested in preparing a general Security Quad Brochure in which we can showcase UK Security capability to the Costa Rican Government as well as other Costa Rican institutes which may be interested.

For those of you unfamiliar with Quad Charts:

They are basically an elevator pitch in paper form.
They are an A4 document, split into 4 quadrants (hence the name), with a box for the description of the product/service and its USP, another for some pictures, another for the objective for the products, and the last for contact details.
They were developed by the DOD as a quick and easy way to understand a company’s capability.
They are designed for a non-technical audience and if there is interest generated further, more detailed, conversations can follow.

Attached is a template for ease. Please feel free to populate the background with your own branding.

If you would be interested in contributing a Quad Chart for the brochure please can you let me have a copy by C.O.P. Friday 8 November.

For further information, and any queries, about the Security Sector in Costa Rica please contact my colleague at post, Alejandra Trejos, Officer Trade and Investment DIT Costa Rica.


Aviation Security Outward Mission to Mexico – Deadline: 20 November 2019

Airports/Aviation Security & Critical National Infrastructure Protection Outward Mission to Mexico, taking place 25-28 November 2019 in Mexico City.

The core programme participation fee is £755 (there is no VAT charge).

The Department for International Trade (DIT) in collaboration with HMG’s Prosperity Fund (NON ODA) offers a unique opportunity for UK companies with experience in airports and aviation security, and CNIP for oil and gas to meet key Mexican stakeholders and decision-makers, and showcase their expertise at the UK-CANAERO Day, and the VIP CNIP for Oil and Gas Day, all focused on sharing UK knowledge and finding synergies between both markets. CANAERO is the National Air Transport Chamber in Mexico, an autonomous institution composed of more than 60 members, grouping national and international airlines, freight companies, air taxis, and service providers in Mexico, among others.

UK-CANAERO day is a half-day seminar to exchange technical experiences and best practices with a view of supporting the needs of CANAERO members, as well as the growth of the national airport network and the new Government strategy. This is an event coordinated between CANAERO and the British Embassy in Mexico City.
The participation fee includes translation, transportation to and from meetings, and four nights’ accommodation in Mexico City (for one person per company, Wi-Fi and continental breakfast). Delegates will cover return air travel, and subsistence costs (dinners and incidentals, transport airport-hotel-airport).

The VIP CNIP for Oil and Gas Day is arranged in partnership with the Federal Protection Service, the Public Security Ministry and the State owned Oil and Gas company Pemex. All these entities, plus the DGs of public security of the states with oil and gas facilities and operations will attend. The event will take place at “Los Pinos” which is the former Presidential Offices and Residence complex, now a Museum.

For more information, or to apply to attend, please contact Gisela Gonzalez at the British Embassy Mexico City:

Gisela Gonzalez
DIT Mexico Head of the Security, Defence and Aerospace Sectors

NATO Industry Forum, Washington DC – Event: 13-14 November 2019

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 NATO Industry Forum taking place on 13-14 Nov 2019 in Washington DC.

Further details of this event are available via the following links:

NOTE: If you interested in attending, please send an email BEFORE REGISTRATION to to get a facilitated access the NATO-Industry Forum 2019.

If you have any questions please contact: David J. Walker: E: / T : +32 (0)2 287 6234

Cyberwatching Workshop, Italy – Event: 5 November 2019

As a member of the Cyberwatching Clusters Catalogue we’re happy to invite you to upcoming events which target SMEs.

Pitch your needs & we’ll train you! 1st Open Pilot Workshop

Date: 05.11.2019 – 11:30 to 16:30 CEST
Location: Domus Comeliana, Pisa, Italy

The workshop will showcase, an integrated online platform where organisations can train their staff in a simulated environment of cyber incidents and attacks, allowing both IT professionals and non-technical staff to hone and evolve their skills, continuously evaluating their performance as they prepare for future real attack episodes.

The workshop will also introduce the recently launched cybersecurity Competence Centre Pilot Projects. These projects will develop a wide range of tools and services to support the cybersecurity needs of SMEs across Europe.

By participating you can:

– Reserve your place in the first batch of Pilot users of the solution
– Present your organisation to the workshop attendees in a dedicated session
– Discuss the specific needs of your cybersecurity training pilot with the team
– Test the platform in a live session
– Meet cybersecurity experts from all over Europe and build your network

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Registration for the workshop is mandatory and we have limited availabilities, given the nature of the daily programme, so please register here to confirm your attendance [].

Hope you find these events useful and look forward to hear from you.
Best regards,


Niccolò Zazzeri
Communication & web Marketing Specialist
Trust-IT Services Ltd. Trust-IT Srl
Chase Green House via Nino Bixio, 25
42 Chase Side, Enfield 56125 Pisa – ITALY
Middlesex EN2 6NF – UK
Tel: +39-050-28359
Fax: +39-050-503325

Cyberwatching Webinar – Event: 22 October 2019

As a member of the Cyberwatching Clusters Catalogue we’re happy to invite you to upcoming events which target SMEs.

This week the project is providing a free webinar and event aimed at training IT professionals and students with advanced cyber security skills for effective and rapid response in a fast-evolving and complex cyber risk landscape.

Free Online Webinar – Strenghtening European efforts in Cyber Capacity Building

Date: 22.10.2019 – 11:00 AM CEST
Location: Online

Enhancing cybersecurity capacity building is quickly becoming a priority for governments, international organisations and private sector.
While the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals continues to accelerate, organizations are struggling to find the right talent to fill jobs.

In this webinar you will:
– Learn about tools and services in Europe today that are helping organisations to improve their cyber security capacity building.
– Hear from experts who are directly working on cybersecurity training in multiple sectors.
– Find out how companies and research institutions can use cyber range to run simulated attacks that prepare their teams for the real-world scenarios.
– Find out concrete opportunities to train your staff with and join our community.

Hope you find these events useful and look forward to hear from you.
Best regards,


Niccolò Zazzeri
Communication & web Marketing Specialist
Trust-IT Services Ltd. Trust-IT Srl
Chase Green House via Nino Bixio, 25
42 Chase Side, Enfield 56125 Pisa – ITALY
Middlesex EN2 6NF – UK
Tel: +39-050-28359
Fax: +39-050-503325