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AUKUS Electronic Warfare Challenge Launch Webinar

16th April 2024 | 10.00 - 14.00

Online

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Background
On Friday 1 December 2023, Defence Ministers announced the launch of an innovation challenge series for AUKUS Pillar 2. The first of these challenges will be focussed on Electronic Warfare (EW).

AUKUS is a landmark security and defence partnership between Australia, the UK, and the US to support a free and open Indo-Pacific by strengthening regional global security. Through Pillar 2, AUKUS partners seek to strengthen trilateral capabilities in cutting-edge military technologies, increase interoperability, and drive knowledge-sharing and innovation.

This is a trilaterally agreed challenge with three entry streams running concurrently in Australia, United Kingdom and United States with national process and terms applied. The challenge is being run as three separate competitions by the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA) in Australia, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) in the United Kingdom and the Defence Innovation Unit (DIU) in the United States

 

Competition Scope

This challenge will focus on Defence’s ability to leverage EMS technologies and capabilities that provide a competitive advantage to EM targeting, and those that protect Defence from adversary EM targeting capabilities. The six key elements of the targeting cycle that Defence is interested in improving through development and transition of innovative technologies are;

  1. Find: Identify a target using the EMS.
  2. Fix: Identify a target's location using the EMS.
  3. Track: Monitor a target's movement using the EMS.
  4. Target: Select and apply appropriate EMS assets and/or EMS enabled weapon systems.
  5. Engage: Apply EMS assets and enabled weapons to a target.
  6. Assess: Evaluate effects of an attack using the EMS.

To enable industry to focus resources and efforts on capabilities that are likely to have the greatest impact and potential for success, Defence has identified technologies for application within the targeting cycle for industry consideration. These include, but are not limited to:

· Sensors: The ability to increase the quantity and/or quality of sensors in the operating environment that can identify, locate, and monitor targets, and assess any effects delivered against them. To enable Find, Fix, Track, and Assess phases.

· Closed loop targeting: The ability to employ existing EW sensor data and pre-determined mission parameters to cue and engage effectors at machine speed.
To enable Target and Engage phases.

· Electronic Attack: The ability to disrupt, degrade and deny adversary Command, Control, Communication and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and EW (C4ISREW) systems, and EMS enabled weapons systems. To enable all aspects of the targeting cycle.

· EMS access: The ability to understand, identify and auto-allocate the EMS, dynamically access the EMS for resilience, stealth and reducing spectrum conflicts against agile adversaries. To enable Find, Fix, Track, Target, Engage, and Assess phases.

· EMS Deception & Denial: EM deception and/or denial to prevent adversaries finding, fixing, exploiting or understanding our emissions or true intent to enable blue force projection and blue force protection. To counter all aspects of the targeting cycle.

 

This Event

This event will out line in detail the information in the competition doccument. It will also provide you a chance to ask questions to the competition team.


Total funding available
The total possible funding available for this competition is up to £1.92 million (excluding VAT). A proportion of this total (up to £150,000 to allocate to multiple projects) is to be awarded to successful suppliers for the completion of a first milestone report. This report will be used to aid early identification of suitable exploitation routes and will be shared trilaterally (under an appropriate Memorandum of Understanding) for awareness of UK projects.
A number of proposals may be funded.

 

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply in this competition you must be a UK business registered on Companies House. You must be based in the UK and intending to carry out project development activity in the UK.

Entrants from Australia or the United States should refer to their national competition page in order to enter.


Submission deadline
12:00 Midday on 16 May 2024 (BST).

Where do I submit my proposal?
Via the DASA Online Submission Service for which you will be required to register.

Only proposals submitted through the DASA Online Submission Service will be accepted.

Click here for more information on our competition process and how your proposal is assessed.

Queries should be sent to the DASA Help Centre –[email protected]

Breakfast @ M-SPARC 2024

18th April 2024 | 09.30 - 12.30

M-SParc Gaerwen LL60 6AG

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Join us for an exciting morning with the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster at M-Sparc as we dive into the thriving cyber landscape of North Wales and beyond.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast while mingling with cyber professionals, university alumni, local businesses, and students. Explore career opportunities in cyber, engage with diverse businesses, and gain insights into the latest developments in the Welsh cyber scene. With exhibition spaces, guest speakers from the digital sector and Bangor University, and ample networking opportunities, this event is not to be missed. Breakfast will be provided, so come hungry and ready to connect!

Book your space via the eventbrite link here > https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyber-wales-m-sparc-tickets-869044083247 

Clusters on Tour - April 2024

25th April 2024 | 12.00 - 18.00

Cardiff University

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Join CyNam, HCR Law, and UKC3 to help bridge the gap between cyber security research to market reality.

This event is designed to be a catalyst for both recent graduates and established industry professionals.

For graduates, it's a launchpad to commercialise research with mentorship, pitch training, and access to investors and industry leaders. Network with key decision-makers and gain valuable insights into the sector.

This event isn't just for graduates. Investors can discover promising early-stage ventures. Established cyber security businesses can explore cutting-edge research and connect with the next generation of cybersecurity talent. University representatives can learn how to empower student-led innovation and overcome challenges associated with spinouts.

Join us as we foster collaboration, innovation, and build a more secure digital future together.

Agenda for the Day

12:00 - 12:30 - Arrival & Networking

12:30 - 12:45 - Opening Remarks

12:45 - 13:15 - Panel: How To Make a Innovative Idea a Business Reality

13:15 - 13:30 - Keynote: Reflections on the Startup Journey

13:30 - 13:45 - Coffee & Tea Break

13:45 - 14:45 - Pitch Competition

14:45 - 15:00 - Coffee & Tea Break

15:00 - 15:30 - Award Ceremony

15:30 - 15:45 - Closing Remarks

15:45 - 17:45 - Networking

Book your place via the eventbrite link here > https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/commercialising-innovation-research-project-to-business-venture-tickets-871004085667?aff=oddtdtcreator 

Previous Events

Curry and Cyber Evening: Hosted by CyberFirst

21st March 2024 | 17.00-19.00

Swansea University, Singleton Campus

CyberFirst South West Wales Industry Partner and Ambassador Event

 

We would like to invite you to a Curry and Cyber evening hosted at Swansea University, Singleton Campus on 21st March 5:30 to 7:00.

 

The evening will be an opportunity for you to find out more about CyberFirst in Wales and how we are striving to educate and inspire young people to develop digital and cyber skills, to strengthen the workforce of the future.

 

Have you ever wondered how productive and targeted staff volunteering hours are? What is the impact of your corporate social responsibility?  CyberFirst can provide opportunities to maximise the benefits that our work has on the environment and people around us.

 

Join us for a welcome drink and a short presentation on CyberFirst education in Wales and the rewards of becoming an ambassador or industry partner. This will be followed with a hot buffet and an opportunity to network with others over a glass of wine!

 

If you are interested in attending this event, then please complete the form using the link below:

 

https://forms.gle/dcBoorYvwvPama7WA

 

We look forward to welcoming you on 21st March on this inaugural CyberFirst Curry Cluster evening.

 

CyberFirst North Wales Ambassador and Industry Event

20th March 2024 | 16.30-19.00

Abergele, Wales

CyberFirst North Wales Ambassador and Industry Event

 

Join CyberFirst for an exciting gathering of Cyber enthusiasts at Kinmel and Kinspa, Abergele. This evens is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about CyberFirst, and learn the ins and out of what we do!

 

  • Through the event we will help you understand the ways you can support the development of the cyber education ecosystem in Wales.
  • Showcase amazing ambassadors and industry partners we already work with
  • Provide you with dates and opportunities to engage with CyberFirst over the remaining academic year e.g., the girl’s competition, award assessments, events, etc.

 

Date: Wednesday 20th March 2024

Time: 4:30pm – 7pm

Venue: The Kinmel and Kinspa, St George Rd, Abergele LL22 9AS

 

Don’t miss this chance to network and expand your knowledge, and help us inspire the next generation of cyber talent.

 

There will be free food and a drink too!

 

To confirm your attendance please complete this form: https://forms.gle/mwWDboJDXJoV8hrEA by 28th February.

 

Women In Cyber March 2024 (Hybrid)

20th March 2024 | 12.30 - 16.00

Hybrid: Sparc Building Cardiff & Online

Women in Cyber Wales is part of the Cyber Wales Group. The meetings provide a valuable way for women working, or hoping to work, in the cyber industry to meet and support each other. Our next event is taking place in person in Cardiff, with an online (Teams) option for those who aren't able to join us in person. You don't have to live or work in Wales to attend.

Taking place at the impressive Sparc building in Cardiff, we'll have a selection of speakers for you to hear from, including Kylie Barnes from Hays Recruitment who will talk about the research they have carried out into salaries and day rates. We will also hear from Liz Lewis about the neurodiversity network being developed by the Cyber Innovation Hub, and Colette King, Information Security Lead at ALD Automotive will share information on her role, how she got there, and how to avoid / manage stress and burnout in the industry. Last but not least, we will hear from Heather Anstey-Myers and Kate Carr who will run a session on networking.

The Cyber Innovation Hub have generously offered to provide lunch for those attending in person, so attendance will be on a first come, first served basis as numbers will be limited at the venue.

Provisional timings: Start 12.30pm - 1pm for in person attendees (networking and buffet lunch at 1pm), main event to start at 2pm (for both in person and on-line attendees). 4pm close.

We hope you will be able to join us for this event.

Our speakers:

  • Kylie Barnes, Senior Client Engagement Manager, Hays Recruitment
  • Liz Lewis, Wales Cyber Innovation Hub
  • Colette King, Information Security Lead at ALD Automotive
  • Heather Anstey-Myers, Cloud 9 Business Solutions & Kate Carr, Arc: Making the Difference

 

Kylie Barnes is the Senior Client Engagement Management for Hays Technology.

With 14 Years of recruitment experience, Kylie has spent the last 5 years facing Cyber, Digital and Technology sector in Wales. As a Senior Client Engagement Manager she supports businesses with talent strategy-providing support, advice and solutions with the help of the recruiters in her team. Hays Technology compile a variety of Technology specific insights along with Salary and Recruiting Trend guides. Kylie also hosts the Hays Women in Tech Connect-Wales networking event which runs quarterly.

Colette King is the Information Security Lead at ALD Automotive. Colette transitioned into a cyber security career from a career in an entirely different sector, and will talk from personal experience about stress and burnout, and how to manage these challenges.

Elizabeth Lewis spent 23 years honing her expertise in hospitality management and training & development before embarking on a transformative career journey. In 2018, she shifted gears, pursuing a degree with the Open University to equip herself for new challenges. Transitioning into project management roles within manufacturing and software development, her path then led her to the Cyber Innovation Hub. This exciting project from the University of South Wales & Cardiff University is changing the cyber landscape in the South Wales region by creating new companies, hands-on training courses and building a robust cluster of activity.

Driven by a fervent belief in equity and inclusion, Elizabeth is dedicated to amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups in the cyber and tech spheres. She is particularly passionate about advocating for increased representation for women and neurodivergent individuals, recognizing the immense value they bring to these fields.

Heather Anstey-Myers is an Executive and Business Coach and also the CEO, Manufacturing Wales and Interim CEO, Hybu Cig Cymru. Heather describes what she does as “finding and unlocking growth barriers for ambitious leaders and businesses”. With her extensive experience of working with high-level executives across diverse industries, Heather has a deep understanding of leadership dynamics. Recent projects include design and delivery of leadership workshops for a mental health forum: process and systems review and personalised workforce productivity plans for a digital news platform coaching the executive team of a Welsh manufacturing company.

Kate Carr provides strategy and innovation expertise, supporting organisations to apply sustainable development approaches to change aimed at creating happier, healthier communities. A former journalist, she has built on skills to develop a successful track record in good governance, scrutiny and audit. As a trainee psychotherapist, she brings insight into the 'people' part of performance, process and participation. She examines what influences our behaviours and decision-making processes at work and supports organisations to look at how they can achieve sustainable change that makes a lasting difference. Kate has developed social leadership programmes and pathways to employment as well as helping organisations review their approaches to inclusion and social impact.

Together, Heather and Kate believe that there are better ways to do business, applying sustainable development approaches to change. They use their combined expertise to support SMEs to look beyond the ordinary and craft personalised processes where people matter and where everyone can put their best foot forward.

By signing up for this event you consent to your details being added to our database in order to receive information about future meetings.

This event is hosted by Clare Johnson, Founder of Women in Cyber Wales and Cyber Capability Consultant at ITSUS Consulting.

book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-cyber-march-2024-hybrid-tickets-852118528457?aff=oddtdtcreator 

South Wales Cyber Cluster March 2024

20th March 2024 | 12.00 - 14.00

Cardiff Met University, Cardiff

Join us at the March South Wales Cluster meeting as we dive into recent activities within the ecosystem. An introduction to Cardiff Met's innovative cyber security offerings will be provided, followed by insights into Cyber Security Apprenticeships at all levels. Additionally, discussions on cybersecurity compliance and auditing trainings in partnership with the industry will be held.

We will be introducing the newest "AI in Cyber Wales" cluster group:

 

Agenda

12.00-12.15 - Arrivals teas/ Coffees

12.15-12.35 - Welcome – Overview of Cyber Wales and rundown on recent activities within the eco-system

12.35-12.45 - Dr. Chaminda Hewage, An introduction to the cyber security offerings at Cardiff Met – Research and Innovation activities

12.45-13.05 - Tara Williams Cyber Security Apprenticeships – What is available at all levels

13.05-13.15 - Anthony Mathews (Charmwood Risk Management) - Cybersecurity Compliance and Auditing trainings in partnership with the industry

13.15-13.35 - AI in Cyber Wales

13.35-14.00 - Q&A/ Networking/ open discussions

 

About AI in Cyber Wales

This group serves as a node for collaboration and education, striving to make Wales a recognised hub for data-driven solutions. With a passion for community engagement and a commitment to inclusivity, the cluster advocates for AI's Responsible and Ethical use.

The Cluster will provide resources, training, and support to ensure that all segments of society can participate in the AI revolution. Their work will pave the way for Wales to emerge as a leader in the responsible and innovative use of AI for the betterment of society.

 

Networking Opportunity

As ever the cluster meeting will finish with networking opportunities amongst the group and speakers over teas/ coffees and welsh cakes.

 

When and Where

Hospitality Suite, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus, CF52YB.

Wednesday 20th March

12:00 - 14:00

 

Parking

Parking in campus is extremely limited, however nearby parking can be found at the Rugby Club, Tesco (time limited) and public car parks located in Llandaff village.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

 

The British Embassy Brussels, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges and MCA Labs wishes to invite you for the UK-Belgium Maritime Innovation Day: Smart Shipping & Autonomous Vessels, at the Port Authority Building in Antwerp on the 4th of March 2024.
 
Date: 4th of March 2024
Time: 13h00-19h30, doors open at 12h30
Location: Port Authority Building, Zaha Hadidplein 1, 2030 Antwerpen, Belgium, accessible by tram, car, or bycicle.
 
Program
 
12:30     Light Walking Lunch
13:00     Welcome and Opening Keynote
13:15     Maritime Autonomous systems: How to go forward in UK and BE
14:00     Networking Break
14:30     Innovations in Smart shipping and Maritime Industry: Business presentations
15:45     Networking Break
16:15     Ecosystem and Financing of Smart shipping industry
17:15     Closing words & Networking Reception
 
In an era marked by digital dominance and a scarcity of skilled labour, automation emerges as a compelling remedy. While the automation of port activities is both crucial and compelling, the prospect of an 800-ton ship embarking on its voyage without a human presence takes the spotlight.
 
This event will convene experts in smart shipping, autonomous vessels, trade policy and investment from both the UK and Belgian side. It will look to foster collaboration for enabling and emerging technology, and encourage trade and investment. This collaboration reflects a paradigm shift that demands the entire maritime industry to adapt and transform its operations. Our focal point revolves around the solutions that drive this transformative evolution.
 
 
Get Involved
 
The afternoon event will include a pitching session for six UK companies. We are looking for UK companies that have innovative solutions in maritime autonomous systems for the Belgian market.
 
This event will give you the opportunity to present your solution in front of the Belgian maritime industry (ports, logistics companies, telecom operators, etc) and potentially create business leads.
 
Interested to apply? Please do it via this link: https://eu.eventscloud.com/uk-bemaritimeinnovationday .
 
Companies interested will need to submit their interest to us by 22 December and we will then  - together with local experts – select six out of them. Selection outcomes will be communicated at the end of January. Companies applying will need to be sure to be able to come to Antwerp on 4 March. 
 
For any questions, feel free to reach out to [email protected] or [email protected]
 

South Wales Cyber Cluster 2024

28th February 2024 | 14:00 - 16:00

USW Newport Campus.

Join us at the February South Wales Cluster meeting as we welcome USW cyber security, data science and AI students to share with us their upcoming projects that address current and evolving cyber security issues.

We will be introducing the newest 'AI in Cyber Wales' cluster group:

 

About AI in Cyber Wales

This group serves as a node for collaboration and education, striving to make Wales a recognised hub for data-driven solutions. With a passion for community engagement and a commitment to inclusivity, the cluster advocates for AI's Responsible and Ethical use.

 

The Cluster will provide resources, training, and support to ensure that all segments of society can participate in the AI revolution. Their work will pave the way for Wales to emerge as a leader in the responsible and innovative use of AI for the betterment of society.

 

Networking Opportunity

As ever the cluster meeting will finish with networking opportunities amongst the group and speakers over teas/ coffees and welsh cakes.

 

When and Where

USW Newport City campus - lecture theatre A16

Wednesday 28th February

14:00 - 16:00

Women in Cyber Conference 2024

22nd February 2024 | 09.30 - 17.00

ICC, Newport

Women in Cyber Wales are delighted to be hosting a national cyber security conference for women and allies on 22nd February 2024 at the ICC Wales. The event will celebrate the work that women are doing in the sector, showcasing their talent across a breadth of different roles and demonstrating the importance of an inclusive workforce. Sessions will include current cyber security threats and challenges, skills development, leadership and mentoring, growing your network and an interactive Capture the Flag session, suitable for all levels.

 

There will be keynotes from Mary Haigh, BAE Systems and Heather Lowrie, University of Manchester, and we will also be joined by representatives from Welsh Government and the NCSC. In addition, there will be opportunities to meet with a variety of organisations from across the UK including the UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3), the UK Cyber Security Council (UKCSC), CyBOK, The Cyber Scheme and CompTIA.

 

We really hope you will join us for what is shaping up to be an exciting and inspiring day of talks, activities and networking.

 

Sponsors

This event has been funded by the generous support of the Cardiff Cyber Innovation Hub as Platinum sponsors, and Admiral as Gold sponsors.

We are also supported by ADS and ITSUS Consulting, and a number of individuals who have donated their time and knowledge to help shape the programme.

 

Tickets

Alongside General Admission tickets, there is the option to Buy one Donate one, giving you the option of paying for two tickets and releasing one of those to someone who cannot buy one. For those that would like a donated ticket, please add your name to the Free Ticket waitlist and if a ticket becomes available you will be sent details of how to register.

If you are a public sector worker and would like to attend but cannot release the funds, please get it touch with us on [email protected]

 

About Women in Cyber Wales

Women in Cyber Wales is part of Cyber Wales and UKC3. Our meetings provide a valuable way for women working, or hoping to work, in the cyber industry to meet and support each other. Many of our events are hybrid, and you don't have to live or work in Wales to attend. We also send our regular mailings on items of interest such as training opportunities, jobs, CTFs, funding and much more.

https://www.womenincyber.wales

 

CODESECURE: Prevent & Protect Hackathon 2024

16th February 2024 | 10.00 - 19.00

Wrexham University, LL11 2AW

The North Wales cluster as part of Cyber Wales, in conjunction with North Wales Police are organising the UKs first Cybercrime team led hackathon.

Join us at CodeSecure: Prevent & Protect Hackathon for a day dedicated to developing innovative solutions for North Wales Police Cybercrime Team to use against cyber-crime.

What to expect from the day

After signing in you will receive your complimentary t-shirt and user guide before we kick off the day with a morning briefing. Whether you want to work individually or as part of a team our experts will be on hand to ensure you have the right support behind you. You will have the day to work on your solutions, with periodic breaks and ample networking opportunites before final presentations and awards are handed out.

Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, network with and attend presentations from supporting companies including:

  • Cyber Wales
  • CGI
  • Microsoft
  • North Wales Police
  • Wrexham University
  • SudoCyber
  • Eryri Labs
  • Drayk Studio
  • PACT (Police and Community Trust)
  • And many more member companies and local organisations.

This event aims to bring together coding maestroscybersecurity enthusiastsgraphics creatorspassionate individuals, and great communicators to collaborate on fun and engaging approaches to using our new equipment to help inform members of the public and businesses about online dangers and how to stay safe online.

Highlights of the Day

There is plenty to be involved with through the day.

CUTTING-EDGE technologies to experiment and realise your solutions:

  • Meta Quest 3
  • ELECROW CrowPi
  • WiFi Pineapple
  • Flipper Zero

Networking Lunch

There will be complimentary refreshments and pizza lunch to enjoy whilst you build on your network among fellow cyberists and industry professionals.

Industry Leader Insights

Throughout the afternoon you will be able to hear first hand experiences from leading industry professionals.

Presentations & Awards Opportunites

You will have the opportunity to present your solutions at the end of the day to a team of expert judges. The most innovative and effective cyber prevention solutions will be recognized and rewarded.

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Equipment and Requirements for the day

You will need to bring your own laptop/development equipment with you on the day. WiFi will be provided.

••All materials developed through the CODESECURE day will be released opensource to encourage others to use and advance these projects to help make a safer online world••

* Attendees under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult whilst attending or participating in this event.

Cyber Hiroshima cluster hosts NCSC Cyber First event

7th February 2024 | 09.30 - 17.00

Hiroshima, Japan

Partnerships in Japan, what is all the fuss about?  

With China land-grabbing South Sea islands to their south, North Korea threatening shipping to their east and Russia, their northern neighbour, engaged in open warfare in Eurasia, Japan has every reason to be increasing their defence spending and concerned partner nations are all keen to strengthen relations in support.  

 

In the UK Govt’s Integrated Review, Japan was described as “one of our closest strategic partners” and in December 2022, the UK and Japan, along with Italy, confirmed plans to develop the next generation of attack aircraft together in the Global Combat Air Programme.

 

In January 2023 a massive UK-Japan Defence Agreement was signed and in May, at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, the UK-Japan Hiroshima Accords were signed.  All of this means huge trade opportunities between the two nations and the Agreement and the Accords both specifically mentioned cyber as being an important component for future collaboration.

 

NCSC Cyber First hits Japan

As part of a wider partnership, the UK National Cyber Security Centre has exported the hugely successful CyberFirst Programme to Japan to help stimulate cyber education for 14-18 year olds and the first set of student certificates are being presented in Tokyo on Thursday.  Looking closer to home, Cyber Wales has had a proactive relationship with the Japan Cluster of Security Professionals for 6 years, including exchange visits, company formations, trading, and exchange students studying cyber. In line with the UK-Japan Hiroshima Accords, this relationship has now spawned Cyber Hiroshima, the first cyber security cluster of its kind in Japan launched in partnership with Cyber Wales in September 2023.  

 

Joining forces once again, Cyber Wales was represented at the CyberFirst ceremony this week and, to commemorate the achievements of the students, staged a Capture the Flag cyber competition for all the students.  The Cyber Hiroshima team managed the CTF at the Ambassador’s Residence in the British Embassy, Tokyo while Cyber Wales member company, SudoCyber, ran the CTF labs from their headquarters in Brecon.  Their award-winning gamified online learning platform, capable of delivering cyber training in any language, ran labs simultaneously in English and Japanese.  With challenges ranging from ‘obvious’ to ’ninja’ levels, covering a wide range of topics from the cyber kill chain, there was something for everyone in the fast-paced competition and prizes for the Red Team and the Blue Team winners.  

 

Future ambitions for Cyber Hiroshima

Cyber is considered the 5th domain in defence terms, sitting alongside Land, Sea, Air and Space. As such, it is a critical component of defence programmes and, as the UK cyber ecosystem has demonstrated, Cyber clusters play an important role in a whole-of-society approach to cyber resilience.  It is hoped that Cyber Hiroshima will be the first of many cyber clusters across Japan in the years to come that means more partnerships.

 

Inspire Skills Wales Competition 2024

1st February 2024 | 09.00 - 15.00

University of South Wales

We were thrilled to facilitate the Inspiring Skills Wales Capture The Flag (CTF) Competition at the University of South Wales! 

Colleges from across South Wales came together, their teams ready to showcase their cyber skills and knowledge in a thrilling, timed CTF competition. Hosted by our member company, SudoCyber Limited, the event was a testament to the growing interest and talent in cybersecurity within our region.

As participants dove into challenges ranging from cryptography puzzles to network exploitation scenarios, the atmosphere buzzed with excitement and determination. Each team demonstrated not only technical prowess but also teamwork, problem-solving abilities, and a passion for cybersecurity.

Cyber Runway: Cyber Security for Defence

31st January 2024 | 12:00 - 16:00

National Cyber Security Academy, University of South Wales, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP

Plexal, Cyber Wales, Bristol & Bath Cyber and CyNam are delighted to welcome applications and registrations for our Cyber Runway, Cyber Security for Defence event in Newport.

Do you want to learn about the opportunities for cybersecurity in defence and national security?

We will be discussing and sharing insights into the challenges and trends of Cyber in National Security & Defence.

Do you have a cyber security solution that you'd like to pitch to investors and industry experts?

We are looking for startups /organisations that are building cyber security solutions to join us and pitch their solutions.

This event will be a great chance for startups to network with fellow startups, industry experts and investors. Startups will also get to hear about how they can better engage with the local ecosystem and the various innovation programmes on offer.

Our panel of judges will provide feedback on solutions and will share their expert knowledge.

About Cyber Runway:

Cyber Runway, funded by the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), is the UK's largest cyber security accelerator. We work with founders from idea to scale up to fast-track their growth. Over the past two years we’ve supported nearly 200 companies and helped them launch products, raise funding and secure pilots.

How to get involved:

To apply please submit a pitch deck to Arutyun Arutyunyan at [email protected] and Cc in Ria Khan [email protected]. In your pitch deck please include:

  • What your solution is
  • Why it’s applicable to this sector
  • Uses cases and traction (where applicable)
  • Team overview

Application deadline – 15 January 2024. If your application is successful, the Plexal team will be in touch by the 19 December with information on next steps.

 

Cyber Wales Cluster Webinar in the Middle East - 14 January 2024

14th January 2024 | 11:00 - 12:00

Online

The Middle East Cluster will be opening the New Year with an exciting session.

 

We are delighted to be expanding our relationships in the Region by establishing a formal connection with The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. 

 

We will meet Mr Faris Deeb who runs Defence & Security enterprises in Jordan and and the UAE we have the great honour of signing a Memorandum of Understanding to mark the start of an exciting new chapter for Cyber Wales in the Middle East. 

 

We will then hear from John Davies, Co-founder & Chair of Cyber Wales, who will present a talk on the evolution of the cyber threat.

 

Schedule
    •    Date: Sunday 14th January 2024
    •    Starts: 11am UK Time / 3pm UAE Time
    •    Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZWQwZTc3MGYtNDFiZS00YzFkLTgzNjItYjQ5YTgyN2U0ZDBj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2246d9fb71-a48f-4ce1-8f8c-d6e28f52a69e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22833bb61b-b87e-4675-8f55-89cdaa39f7af%22%7d

As the largest and longest-running cyber ecosystem of its kind in the UK, a founding member of the UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration group (UKC3) in the UK, a representative body in the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) in Europe and a founding member of the GlobalEPIC ecosystem of cyber ecosystems, Cyber Wales has MoU's and Agreements to Collaborate with more than 60 cyber clusters in 45 countries worldwide. 

 

Our network of cyber professionals in Business, Academia, Government, Law Enforcement and Defence spans far and wide with the objective of bringing together practitioners, researchers and learners to share best practice and work together to enhance security and resilience in cyberspace.

 

Please join us for the first Cyber Wales cluster meeting of 2024

 

WEBINAR: Export opportunities in Turkey

12th December 2023 | 13.00 - 14.00

You are invited to participate in an industry-focused webinar to discuss how British businesses can access export opportunities in the Turkish market and the UK’s plans to negotiate an upgraded Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Turkey. 

UK-Turkey trade relationship

  • The UK and Turkey are two powerhouse economies, with a thriving bilateral trade relationship which grew by more than 30% to £23.5 billion in the year to 2022.
  • Turkey presents huge opportunities for British businesses, with UK companies already exporting to its growing market of 85 million people.
  • An upgraded modern FTA will enhance access for British businesses to reach this growing population into the long-term future, and could also potentially lead to cheaper goods and more choice for UK consumers.
  • We aim to sign a deal that incorporates the input from all nations and regions of the United Kingdom. 

Call for Input from UK businesses

  • On Thursday 2 November 2023 the Department for Business and Trade launched a call for input (CFI) on an upgraded FTA between the UK and Turkey. 

 

  • This CFI will run for 9 weeks until 5 January 2024 and provides an opportunity for stakeholders to provide valuable feedback and highlight their priorities in these negotiations. 

 

 

Webinar details

 

Date: 

Tuesday 12 December

Time:

13:00 – 14:00 (UK time)

Format: 

Virtual using MS Teams

Speaker: 

Alex Mulchrone, Deputy Chief Negotiator for UK-Tukey FTA

TBC rep from British Embassy in Turkey

 

Please RSVP to this event or have any inquiries or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us [email protected].  

Women in Cyber & Tech Festive Mixer

6th December 2023 | 18.00 - 20.00

Tramshed, Cardiff

We're joining forces with the Cyber Innovation Hub for our December meeting. Hosted at Tramshed Tech in Cardiff, we'll link with women across the Tech sector for a 'Festive Mixer', complete with cheese and wine (and soft drinks).

 

The event will start at 6pm with networking and refreshments, and then we'll hear from several speakers, followed by a little more networking and departing at 8pm.

 

You can book your spot here: https://ti.to/cyber-innovation-hub/women-in-cyber-tech-festive-mixer/with/general-entry

 

Can't wait to see you!

CIISEC Live 2023

22nd November 2023 | 08.30

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

CIISEC LIVE returns to Manchester
 
CIISEC LIVE featured on MSN’s & TechRadar Pro top tech conferences guide 2023

Featuring over 500 delegates at the Etihad Stadium (Manchester City FC), Manchester, UK

Time: Doors open for registration from 08:15

What you can expect:
1.    Keynote addresses from visionary leaders
2.    Interactive sessions and workshops
3.    Live demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies
4.    Displaying student and young professionals’ projects
5.    Embracing the spirit of Manchester by showcasing cyber innovation in the city

Register

Neurodiversity in the Cyber Network - Meeting

16th November 2023 | 10.00 - 15.00

Tramshed Tech, Cardiff

Dod â diwydiant, y byd academaidd, darparwyr hyfforddiant a chynrychiolwyr y trydydd sector at ei gilydd i rannu arfer gorau wrth recriwtio a chefnogi gweithwyr niwroamrywiol.

Amcangyfrifir bod 1 o bob 7 o bobl yn niwroddargyfeiriol, sef mwy na 15% o weithlu'r DU. Gall niwroamrywiaeth gynnwys awtistiaeth, Anhwylder Diffyg Canolbwyntio a Gorfywiogrwydd (ADHD), dyslecsia, dyspracsia, a syndrom Tourette.

Crëwyd yr Hyb Seiber Arloesedd (CIH) i ryddhau potensial Prifddinas-Ranbarth Caerdydd, gan greu cyflenwad o gynhyrchion seiberddiogelwch newydd o safon fyd-eang, busnesau twf uchel, a thalent â sgiliau technegol. Er mwyn helpu i sicrhau bod y cyfleoedd hyn yn hygyrch i bob unigolyn yn y gymuned, bydd CIH yn lansio Rhwydwaith Niwroamrywiaeth mewn Seiber, Cymru ym mis Tachwedd 2023.

Mae gan y rhwydwaith dri phrif darged:

1. Creu rhwydwaith o gyflogwyr a chynrychiolwyr diwydiant i rannu arfer gorau ac ymdrechu i wneud pob gweithle seiber yng Nghymru yn fwy hygyrch i’r boblogaeth niwroamrywiol, gan roi hwb i geisiadau gyda’r cwmnïau hynny.

2. Defnyddio'r wybodaeth hon a chymorth arbenigol i hyfforddi cyflogwyr a sefydliadau academaidd ar sut i wneud prosesau ymgeisio, cyfweliadau a chynefino yn niwroamrywiol gyfeillgar.

3. Hyrwyddo Seiberddiogelwch fel llwybr gyrfa i'r gymuned niwroamrywiaeth, gan ddefnyddio technegau priodol.

Bydd y cyfarfod cychwynnol hwn yn cynnwys cyflwyniadau gan Awtistiaeth Cymru a’n partneriaid sy’n gyflogwyr ynghylch beth yw niwroamrywiaeth a sut y gall cyflogwyr wneud eu gweithleoedd yn fwy hygyrch i weithwyr niwroamrywiaeth.

Darperir cinio.

 

Bringing together industry, academia, training providers and third sector representatives to share best practice in recruitment and support for neurodiverse employees.

It is estimated that 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, more than 15% of the UK workforce. Neurodiversity can include autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyspraxia, and Tourette syndrome.

Cyber innovation Hub (CIH) was created to unleash the potential of the Cardiff Capital Region, creating a world-class pipeline of new cyber security products, high-growth businesses, and technically-skilled talent. To help ensure these opportunities are accessible to all individuals in the community, CIH will launch the Neurodiversity in Cyber Network, Wales in November 2023.

The network has three primary targets:

1. Create a network of employers and industry representatives to share best practice and strive to make all cyber workplaces in Wales more accessible to the neurodiverse population, boosting applications with those companies.

2. Use this information and specialist support to coach employers and academic institutions on how to make application processes, interviews and on-boarding neurodiverse friendly.

3. Promote Cyber security as a career path to the neurodiversity community, using appropriate techniques.

This initial meeting will feature presentations from Autism Wales and our employer partners about what neurodiversity is and how employers can make their workplaces more accessible for ND employees.

Lunch will be provided.

By special invitation, the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster travelled, en masse, down South to run a very special session for members of the Senedd, the Welsh Assembly Government of Wales in Cardiff Bay.

 

The session, called "A Peek Behind the Ransom", was delivered to Sennedd members and sefved as a showcase for cyber capability in North Wales.

 

As part of the session, Cyber Wales member, SudoCyber, a company born in Denbighshire in North Wales, delivered a live ransomware demonstration.  Using the sandboxed capabilities of the learning platform, attendees were able to witness the damage caused by ransomware wreaking havoc on a Windows computer in real-time.

 

This scary scene, repeated multiple time with explantions about what the virus does to a computer, was followed by information on how individuals and businesses can protect themselves from ransomware attacks to stop them happening. 

 

ICDIP Masterclass: Beware low flying browsers!

8th November 2023 | 12.00 - 13.00

Online

Hear from Kevin Mansell and Peter Jones about the similarities that exist between many apps on a mobile device and the artefacts they generate when they communication across the web.

This virtual masterclass is open to both ICDIP and CIISec members.

Register

Tech UK - US Focused Events

6th November 2023 | 2pm - 5.30pm

TechUK office, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD

To kick off International Trade Week Tech UK will be hosting US-Focused events including transatlantic trade discussions and networking opportunities, with an excellent line-up of speakers from both sides of the Atlantic, including DBT Minister Nigel Huddleston and ITIC CEO, Jason Oxman.

All events are taking place at the TechUK office, 10 St Bride Street, EC4A 4AD. Registration is obligatory for entrance to the premises.

The Agenda

The Atlantic Declaration - opportunities for enhanced transatlantic cooperation 6 November 2pm - 3.30pm


In partnership with our sister trade association in the US, ITIC, techUK will organise a discussion on how to bring the ambition of the Atlantic Declaration to life through targeted areas of increased cooperation. Click here to signup.

2:00 – Opening remarks and paper launch, Julian David, CEO techUK
2:15 – Opening remarks Jason Oxman, CEO, ITIC
2:30 – Panel discussion:
  • Sabina Ciofu, Associate Director, International, techUK (chair) - confirmed
  • Nigel Cory, Associate Director Trade Policy, ITIF - confirmed
  • Natasha Thomas, VP Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations, Sage - confirmed
  • Further speakers tbc

US Market Access for Tech SMEs 6 November 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Practical workshop on how to navigate the US market if you are a foreign technology SME. Market access experts will share tips and insights on opportunities and challenges in accessing the US. Click here to signup.

Panel discuscussion:
  • Sabina Ciofu, Associate Director, International, techUK (chair)
  • Frances Moffet-Kouadio, Director Exports North America, DBT - confirmed
  • Doug Johnson, CEO, Circulor – confirmed
  • Ross Evans, Senior Associate Trade and Technology Law, Baker Mckenzie - confirmed
  • Further speakers tbc
4:20 – Keynote speech by Minister Huddleston

4:30 – 5:30 – Drinks Reception.

MVP Cluster - Careers Carousel 2023

27th October 2023 | 09.00-15.00

Stanwell School

MVP Cluster members represented Cyber Wales at an ICT Careers Day.

 

Stanwell School, a co-educational foundation status comprehensive school and sixth form college located in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, are a high-performing and long-standing CyberFirst school in Cyber Wales ecosystem.

 

MVP Cluster Manager, Joe Wells, took point in front of a huge audience of school pupils, from all age groups, who are interested in learning more about caeers in the cyber sector.

 

The introduction to Cyber Wales and the Welsh cyber ecosystem to the students was followed by 4 workshops, run by MVP cluster members, covering a range of physical security activities for the students.

 

A good time was had by all.

 

CNI Protection Seminar, British Embassy Oslo, 25 October 2023

25th October 2023 | 08:30 - 13:00

British Embassy Oslo

Cybersecurity-themed seminar at the British Embassy Oslo on the 25th of October:

 

The 4-hour seminar will:

- Highlight issues regarding the threat of sabotage in the form of cyber-attacks of Norwegian critical national infrastructure (CNI) both in the air, sea and land domain

- Allow for UK government stakeholders to vouch for UK Cyber capabilities they are using and promote these to their Norwegian counterparts (TBC)

- Allow for a group of relevant UK companies to showcase their capabilities to a targeted Norwegian audience

- Share best practices and information sharing through 3-4 speaker sessions and in a panel discussion

 

Guests will include UK and Norwegian government and public officials with security and procurement roles, industry, and Norwegian CNI companies (TBC). It will be a 4,5-hour event from 08.30 - 13.00, and will include breakfast & coffee, main part, and standing lunch & networking.

 

The main objective will be for UK industry to meet with potential customers (influencers or decision makers) and to see where their capabilities can fit into future planned projects in Norway.

 

Speaking topics (TBC):

- Context and threat landscape – the war in Ukraine and increasing Norwegian energy supply to Europe

- 2022 Nord Stream pipeline sabotage & the vulnerability of undersea infrastructure

- The threat of disruption of CNI (including: disruption of services/operations, data loss, failure of automation systems, sabotage, damage to infrastructure, equipment and machines).

- Cyber security in the Armed Forces

- Securing satellites and Satcom from cyber attacks at all parts of their value chain

- Solving the challenge of limited telecommunication systems

- General security and preparedness in the maritime domain

 

The event will be hosted by the UK Department for Business and Trade.  They are aiming for 10 UK companies to participate in the event, and are looking specifically to invite companies who can provide capabilities to support on the above. Please note, there may be a small fee for companies attending but not yet confirmed.  Companies are welcome to reach out to Laura Norris, in the Welsh Government Brussels Office,  [email protected] for further details if interested in participating.

 

Laura Norris
Head of Trade and Investment, Europe |Pennaeth Masnach a Mewnfuddsoddi, Ewrop
Welsh Government Brussels Office| Swyddfa Llywodraeth Cymru Brwsel
11 Rond-Point Schuman, 6th Floor, Brussels 1040, BELGIUM

+32 476 706336 | [email protected] | LinkedIn | Twitter - @WalesinEurope

 

 

MVP Cluster Meeting - October 2023

25th October 2023 | 16.00-18.00

Cardiff University, Cardiff

When and Where?

Wednesday 25th October - 16.45 - 18.00

Abacws, room 0.01, ground floor. 4.5

 

What's On?

The Cyber Wales MVP Cluster is a vibrant community of the broader Cyber Wales initiative. Our mission is to create a networking platform for emerging talents in the cybersecurity industry, in Wales and beyond.

 

We welcomed individuals from USW, Cardiff Met and cardiff University. Along with other interested parties keen on shaping their future in cybersecurity.

 

Hosted by our MVP Cluster Manager Joe Wells - the first meeting included an introduction to the MVP cluster aims and mission, before handing over to the attendees for networking and introductions over refreshments and pizza! 

 

The next meeting will be hosted in USW and we look forward to seeing our returning members, as well as any new faces coming by! 

 

Women in Cyber Wales - Celebrating Welsh Women in Tech @ Wales Tech Week

17th October 2023 | 13.00 - 15.00

ICC, Newport

The Women in Cyber Wales Cluster are proud to be part of 'Celebrating Welsh Women in Tech' as a headline event of Wales Tech Week.

 

The event is dedicated to recognising the achievements of Welsh women in the tech sector and will feature enlightening discussions led by influential speakers, offering invaluable insights into their journeys and experiences within the tech world.

 

It will also provide a unique opportunity for networking, fostering a sense of community and empowerment within the tech sector.

South Wales Cyber Security Cluster - October 2023

17th October 2023 | 14.30 - 15.30

ICC Wales, Newport

The South Wales Cyber Security Cluster was delighted to be given the opportunity to run their regular cluster meeting during the Wales Tech Week symposium.

 

In an unprecedented pan-Wales gathering of all the cluster leads from the 12 cyber security clusters that make up the Cyber Wales ecosystem, including representatives from the Middle East Cluster and Cyber Hiroshima.

 

Visitors to the symposium, who took time away from the exhibition floor, were treated to round-robin introductions to each of the clusters as well as talks from leading stakeholders in the Welsh cyber ecosystem including the Cyber Resilience Centre, Welsh Government and the Armed Forces cyber teams.

 

This included an announcement from Wrexham University about the impending opening of a new cyber centre to include escape room activities at the Cyber Innovation Academy, the first of its kind in North Wales.

 

A lively and enjoyable open-frame Q&A session followed that included input from international delegates to the event and cyber practitioners.

 

When: Tuesday 17th October - 14.30 - 15.30

Where: ICC Wales, Newport

Wales Tech Week 2023 - 16-18 October 2023

16th October 2023 | 09:00 - 17:00

ICC, The Coldra, Catsash Rd, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1HQ

Technology Connected, the leading network for the technology industry in Wales, launched today its first ever international, hybrid tech summit. Wales Tech Week 2023 will showcase Welsh technology, its ecosystem and champion Wales as a centre of opportunity for enabling and emerging technologies and their applications for today’s business and society.

 

Wales Tech Week 2023 follows on from the successful virtual events in 2020 and 2021, where the festivals reached an audience of more than 4,500 people across 57 countries. 2023’s event will take place over three physical days and ten virtual days, and will be an interactive experience that brings together the global tech community to connect, collaborate and do business.

 

The technology industry in Wales employs more than 40,000 people in high value jobs within 3,500 companies. These companies in turn, contribute more than £8.5bn to the Welsh economy, playing a significant role in positioning Wales as a leader in change.

 

As a result, Technology Connected is delighted to announce the Welsh Government will be a key partner in Wales Tech Week 2023, promoting Wales and its technology on a global stage.

 

Vaughan Gething MS Minister for the Economy said of Wales Tech Week:

 

“We are delighted to be partnering and supporting Wales Tech Week. We think that it is vital that we continue to recognise the amazing opportunity that Wales has to offer when it comes to our technology industry and how it is enabling every sector across our nation. Wales Tech Week will explore how our businesses are making significant contributions in delivering our Programme for Government, including our priorities of healthcare, net zero, as well as the digital economic strategy and inclusion.

 

“This industry is such a crucial contributor to our economy, with world class expertise in compound semiconductors, cybersecurity and a growing presence across the fintech and creative sectors. In addition, one of the top sectors where high-growth Welsh businesses are operating is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). As a government, we want to see more companies and investors seeing Wales as a place to take their technological next steps, harness our talents, innovation and ingenuity.”

 

Hosted at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Newport from 20 to 23 March 2023, the event will showcase Wales as a centre of expertise, experience and innovation.

 

Wales Tech Week 2023, during its two-day international summit, will see world-class speakers, global tech leaders and investors descend on the ICC, providing insights and inspiration to those attending. The event will also host exhibitions and more from innovators, entrepreneurs and the wider supporting Welsh tech industry ecosystem.

 

The third day at the ICC will be the inaugural Talent4Tech event, designed to attract the next generation of tech talent, from apprentices to graduates to returners and transitioning workers, to inspire their journeys into the tech industry.

 

Avril Lewis MBE, Managing Director for Technology Connected added:

 

“Wales Tech Week is where technology meets opportunity. It is the chance for us to shine a spotlight on our diverse and enabling Welsh tech industry, its areas of expertise and its applications. Wales offers it all when it comes to making a difference, creating change and driving technological advances.

 

As the leading network for the Welsh tech industry, we are delighted that the Welsh Government will be supporting Wales Tech Week in fusing the benefits of technology with the power of people, their interaction, exuberance, and ingenuity to build Wales’ future as a technology powerhouse.

 

Wales Tech Week has been created for individuals and businesses that are working in or developing new technologies, those interested in how technology can transform their business and those who are just ‘tech curious’, truly offering opportunity for all.”

 

More information is on the Wales Tech Week website: https://www.walestechweek.com

CTF Cluster Competition at Wales Tech Week - October 2023

16th October 2023 | 09.30 - 17.00

ICC, Newport

The CTF Cluster had a fantastic time delivering a marathon, 3-day long Capture the Flag (CTF) event during the Wales Tech Week symposium at the International Convention Center in Newport.

 

The CTF was open to all attendees of the event.  Laptops were set up on work-benches by the award-winning SudoCyber team and attendees were invited to demonstrate their cyber knowledge and skill in a 15 minute 'sprint' competition. 

 

Competitors had to tackle a series of cyber challenges, running in safe, sandboxed virtual machines and successfully achieve the sort of tasks normally carried out by hackers and malicious actors in cyberspace.  Each task achieved won the participant a 'flag'.

 

The person who won the most flags, regardless of how many flags they attempted and failed, during the 3-day event was the overall Red Team winner.

The person who achieved the highest 'success rate', by succeeding at the highest percentage of flags they attempted, was the overall Blue Team winner.

 

Avril Lewis MBE, the Managing Director of 'Technology Connected', the organisers of the Wales Tech Week event alongside Marc Del-Valle, the CEO of SudoCyber and the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster lead were delighted to congratulate the red and blue team winners who each walked away with a limited edition trophy made from engraved slate from North Wales.

 

Welsh Business Show, Swansea - 10 October 2023

10th October 2023 | 10:00 - 16:00

Plasmarl, Swansea, SA1 2FA

The Welsh Business Show Swansea 2023 will mark the 27th Welsh Business Show. Swansea was the second location for the shows to launch back in 2013 and has grown to be the largest of the Welsh Business Shows with 90 exhibitors and 700 visitors.

 

Held in the impressive Swansea.com stadium, the exhibition room is expansive and also holds the line-up of informative seminars through the day – keeping the vibrant buzz of the show within the room. The show is the finale of the annual Welsh Business shows and benefits from the traction from the previous shows.

 

Visit Cyber wales at stand 46

 

Register now for free exhibition entry, networking and seminars

AI – Beyond the Hype Getting Hands On with Generative AI

10th October 2023 | 09.30 - 17.00

Cheltenham

About The Event.

At CyNam 23.3, be prepared to get beyond the hype by joining a variety of industry experts and academia in discussions on opportunities, challenges, and limitations within AI .Ourhands-on workshops will go beyond OpenAI, giving the CyNam community the opportunity to experiment with the opportunities and limitations of generative AI, helping you to better understand the emerging technology beyond existing narratives.

As a Festival Partner at Cheltenham Literature Festival, we are excited to invite attendees to a post-workshop panel discussion – What if AI Doesn’t Change the World? In conversation with The Times technology business editor Katie Prescott, Professor of Politics David Runciman, AI systems expert Michael Wooldridge and AI ethicist Kanta Dihal explore the promise and peril of AI and ask if future fears are misplaced.

Artificial intelligence is not a substitute for human intelligence; it is a tool to amplify human creativity and ingenuity. – Fei-Fei Li

To continue the discussion, all attendees are invited to post-event hospitality on the evening of 11th October.

This event is suitable for all abilities.

This event is running in celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, a true tech visionary whose notes documented some of the first musings on AI.

ECSO Cyber Investor Days in The Hague 2023

5th October 2023 | 09.00 - 17.00

HSD Campus, The Hague

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On 5 October 2023, the ECSO Cyber Investor Days will take place at the HSD Campus in The Hague, the Netherlands. The most promising European cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups will take stage and have the unique opportunity to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and meet with leading investors and corporates from around Europe. 

 

Ambitions to pitch on a European stage?

Are you a start-up or scale-up interested in pitching your solution on a European stage? Find all details and the application form here. Once you have downloaded and filled out the application, you can upload it together with your pitch deck through the registration link. The selection committee will finally select European start/scale-ups to pitch during the ECSO Cyber Investor Days on 5 October in The Hague. 

 

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Cybersecurity investors, integrators and other cybersecurity enthusiasts register here!

Are you an investor, industry expert or other cybersecurity enthusiast and interested in joining the ECSO Cyber Investor Days as an attendee? The registration for attendance of the event is opening soon. Please note that definitive attendance is subject to official confirmation after registration. 

 

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Programme

To be published soon.

 

Brochure

To be published soon.

  

The Cyber Investor Days are organised by European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), City of the Hague, KPN Ventures, TIIN Capital, InnovationQuarter, and Security Delta (HSD). 

 

This edition of the ECSO Cyber Investor Days will take place on 5 October, during the Cyber Security Week. This week will be all about cyber security in The Hague, and includes the ONE Conference. ONE Conference is the Netherlands’ leading international cybersecurity event which will be held at the World Forum The Hague. It is a unique opportunity to attend these two cybersecurity events with leading content, renowned speakers and some of Europe’s most exciting cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups. 

 

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CyberTech Europe 2023

3rd October 2023 |

On October 03rd-04th, 2023, Cybertech Europe will return to La Nuvola Convention Center in Rome to take the main stage and discuss our new, multi-faceted world.


The Cybertech Europe conference and exhibition will feature the latest innovative solutions from dozens of companies and top-notch speakers including senior government officials, C-level executives, and industry trailblazers from Europe and around the world.

 

The UK’s Department for Business and Trade in Italy are in touch with the organisers and are happy to facilitate with contacts.  They are also looking to support with a number of activities including:
 
  • Cybertech Reception hosted by the British Embassy at the Ambassador’s Residence in Rome in collaboration with Leonardo. Possibly on 3rd October evening.
  • A dedicated brochure containing information on participating companies that could be circulated among Italian Stakeholders and participants to facilitate 1-to-1 meetings and exchange of information pre/ post - event
  • On site assistance during the event for additional meetings, scouting and overall support of companies based on numbers and aims.

 

For more information or to book your place visit: https://italy.cybertechconference.com/ 

International Cyber Expo 2023

26th September 2023 | 09.30 - 17.00

Olympia, London

International Cyber Expo is back, and it's bigger, bolder, and more exciting than ever before! Get ready to immerse yourself in the latest innovations, cutting-edge technologies, and captivating experiences that await you 26 -27 September 2023 at Olympia London.

With over 175 exhibitors showcasing their groundbreaking solutions, this year's expo promises to be an unparalleled gathering of industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts. Discover the future of cybersecurity and witness firsthand the latest advancements that are shaping our digital world.

Visit the UKC3 stand in the Government Zone for a great networking opportunity and discover the latest projects and plans for the future. 

MVP Cluster & the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster - Why Wales?

20th September 2023 | 14.00 - 16.00

USW Campus

The MVP Cluster joined forces with members of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster to visit the National Cyber Security Academy in Newport.

 

The session provided an opportunity for MVP Cluster members to integrate with the oldest and longest standing cyber clusyer in the UK.  At the same time,the new cohort of National Academy were treated to a series of presentations as part of their Induction Week.

 

Cyber Wales provided an overview of the industry from perspectives of the cyber communites of Business, Government, Law Enforcement, Defence and Academia.  The MVP Cluster team welcomed the cohort with talks by recently graduated cyber students who have achieved jobs in the cyber communites.

 

South Wales Cyber Security Cluster - Poster Fair & Academic Activities

19th September 2023 | 09.30 - 16.00

2nd Floor, Margam Building Swansea University Singleton Campus, SA2 8PP

Cyber Wales are collaborating with Technocamps, Institute of Coding in Wales and the Computer Science Department at Swansea University this September to bring you a combined cluster meeting general information about Cyber Security activities at Swansea University.

When: Tuesday 19th September 2023: 09.30 - 16.00

Where: Swansea University Singleton Campus, CoSMOS, Margam Building, 2nd Floor. SA2 8PP

The poster Fair will be in the Wallace building which is next door to Margam. The Margam building is Nr 9.4 on the campus map: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/SingletonCampusMap.pdf

What's On: 

Cluster meeting:

  • 9.30am - 10.00am                  Arrival with Coffees/teas
  • 10.00am – 10.10am               Introduction by CyberWales
  • 10.10am - 10.40am                CyberFirst  - Holly-Marie Lidbury and Joanne Ralph
  • 10.40am – 11.20am               Institute of Coding in Wales  - Casey Hopkins & Technocamps – Luke Clement
  • 11.20am – 11.30am               DA Graduate Micah Dougall from Admiral
  • 11.30am – 12.00pm               Cyber Security education at Swansea University – Bertie Müller

Afternoon Session:

  • 12.00pm – 13.30pm               Lunch, Poster Fair (MSc projects) and networking – Welcome by Markus Roggenbach
  • 13.30pm – 14.30pm               Academic activities in the Cybersecurity group at Swansea – Research (Markus Roggenbach) & Teaching (Bertie Müller)
  • 14.30pm – 15.00pm               Coffee/teas and Networking
  • 15.00pm – 16.00pm               Advisory panel and Feedback on the MSc programme in Cyber Security – Markus Roggenbach & Bertie Müller

We look forward to welcoming you there, if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch

Entry:  Book your attendance here for FREE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-wales-cluster-meeting-at-swansea-university-tickets-712963662507?aff=oddtdtcreator

Parking:  https://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/location/visitor-parking/ (The Recreation Ground or The Pub on the Pond)

 

CyBOK Showcase - 18 September 2023

18th September 2023 | 09.30

sbarc|spark, Maindy Rd, Cardiff CF24 4HQ

On 18 September from 9.30am,  the CyBOK (Cyber Security Body of Knowledge) project is holding an external showcase event in collaboration with the UK Cyber Security Council. This in-person event at sbarc|spark in Cardiff will provide an opportunity to find out more about:
  • How CyBOK is evolving
  • CyBOK-funded projects
  • An update from the UK Cyber Security Council and specialisms
    and more!

A more detailed agenda of the event will be available shortly

DSEI 2023 - 12-15 September 2023

12th September 2023 | 09:00 - 17:00

ExCel, London

DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.

 

DSEI's Land Zone is the largest and fastest growing zone featuring the latest in weapons, ammunitions and equipment. Supported by the British Army, the Land Zone is a key platform to see first-hand the latest developments and innovations from international exhibitors.

 

The Naval Zone at DSEI is an interactive showcase of the latest vessels and technology. Whether you're a buyer, procurement manager, R&D or looking to penetrate the naval market, The Naval Zone is the place to do business.

 

The Aerospace Zone has a capability area that services the entire aerospace supply chain. The Zone will have a crucial focus on FCAS and the Combat Air Strategy, combining manned, unmanned and space capability, with the Space Hub.

 

The Joint Zone features the latest products and innovations servicing the whole Defence and Security Community.

 

The Security Zone at DSEI is a showcase of security equipment, technologies, strategies and systems to counter priority threats, such as cyber attacks as well as border, infrastructure, crowd and crisis security.

 

Pavilions showcase a country’s top industry, creating opportunities for countries to grow their reputation and presence in the defence and security sectors.

 

Make DSEI 2023 your platform for demonstrating capabilities and innovations that have the potential to meet future integrated defence requirements.

Cyber Advisor Assessment

12th September 2023 | 09:00-17:45

Cardiff Assessment Centre, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff Bay, CF24 5EZ

North Wales Cyber Security Cluster and MSparc - Welsh Innovation #OnTour

9th September 2023 | 09.30 - 17.00

M-Sparc London

North Wales Cyber Security Cluster and MSparc were joined by the Cyber Innovation Hub, the innovation focused Cyber Cluster from South East Wales to run a Digital Day at the Welsh Givernment offices in London.

 

Digital Day

Showcasing companies, projects and innovation with Digital at their heart.  

 

Format: An expo with talks on key topics held at the Welsh Government Office in Westminster.  

 

Audience:People and businesses who want to hear about good practice, projects and businesses that innovate in digital in Wales. The event will be suitable for businesses, civil servants and anyone interested in hearing about innovation in Wales

 

The day will consist of 4 themed talk and panel sessions alongside and all-day Expo showcasing Welsh Digital Technology. 

  • 09:45 – Refreshments and Registration
  • 10:00 – Welcome and Keynote; Glyn Jones, Chief Digital Officer, Welsh Government
  • 10:20 – Session 1: Leveraging Data – Data Science, AI and OR 
  • Making better decisions based on data. 
  • The opportunities and challenges of AI. 
  • 11:20 – Session 2: Cybersecurity for Resilience and InnovationMatthew Turner, Cyber Innovation Hub
  • 12:00 – Lunch and Networking 
  • 13:00 – Session 3: A Connectivity Enabled Economy Kiki Rees-Stavros, SMART Towns Wales Manager
  • SMART Cities and Towns
  • Tourism, agriculture, natural resource management, IoT and 5G 
  • 14:00 – Session 4: Creative, Language and Learning TechnologyPaul Osbaldeston, Digital Lead, Creative Wales
  • Exportable digital goods to the rest of the UK and beyond. 
  • 14:40 Wales Tech Week; An invitation by Avril Lewis, Technology Connected
  • 15:00 – Close. 

 

Cyber Hiroshima Inugural Meeting in Tokyo - 7 September 2023

7th September 2023 | 10:00 - 16:00

British Ambassador's Residence, Tokyo, Japan

Cyber Hiroshima members travelled to the capital, Tokyo, to deliver a showcase event at the British Ambassador's Residence at the British Embassy in Tokyo.

 

The delegation, joined by Cyber Wales representatives from the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster and the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster, presented to industry representatives and government officials and and discussed the growing threat of cyber crime.

 

During the visit members delivered demonstrations and overviews of capabilities available within the Cyber Wales ecosystem.

 

Discussions also included exploration of opportunities for collaboration between Wales and Japan under the new UK-Japan Hiroshima Accords.

 

Cyber Wales helps to launch Cyber Hiroshima - 5 September 2023

5th September 2023 | 09:00-17:45

Hiroshima, Japan

Cyber Defense Group from Wales Opens Japan Branch in Hiroshima

 

Cyber Hiroshima, the Japanese branch of the Welsh cyber defense group Cyber Wales, held a kickoff seminar on Thursday at a hotel in Hiroshima City. British experts gave presentations on the current state of cyber defense and how to protect against attacks. They also introduced Cyber Hiroshima's educational tools and programs.

 

About 50 people from the Hiroshima Prefectural Police and cyber defense companies attended the seminar to learn about the latest cyber defense techniques.

 

In his opening remarks, Cyber Hiroshima co-president Yasushi Nagasaka, the president of Hiroshima Institute of Technology, noted that cyber attacks are becoming increasingly frequent. He said that Cyber Hiroshima is committed to "raising awareness of cyber security and developing human resources, so that people can understand how to protect themselves from cyber attacks."

 

Helen Smith, the chief of mission at the British Embassy in Japan, also spoke at the event. She said that the United Kingdom and Japan share values and "want to be the closest partners in cyber security."

 

Richard Cymru, a representative of the Welsh government, also attended the seminar. He said that he believes Cyber Wales and Cyber Hiroshima can achieve great things by working together.

 

In the keynote address, Cyber Wales CEO John Davies spoke about "What is a Cyber Threat?" He gave examples of cybercrime prevention initiatives being implemented across the UK.

 

Cyber Hiroshima was founded to raise awareness of cyber security and develop human resources in regional areas of Japan. The organization plans to hold educational events and develop educational content.

 

OT Cluster - September 2023

5th September 2023 | 14.00 - 16.00

Online

OT Cluster Managers, Marie Caruso and Jules Farrow-Lesnianski, hosted a virtual OT Cluster meeting to discuss up and coming challenges faced when trying to secure OT systems.



Specialist guest speakers including:

  • Stefanos Evripidou - University College London
  • Matthew Lloyd Davies - Pluralsight
  • Gary Miles - Arcanum Cyber Security

 

Shared their insights in an interactive session packed full of helpful advice and a great Q&A open forum session.

 

Skills-based Volunteering in IT Webinar

30th August 2023 | 17.30 - 18.30

Online

This event is brought to you by: BCS Bristol and Bath branch and BCS South Wales branch

 Speakers

Discussion with Dave Donaghy and Michael Warman

Agenda

5:30pm - Event starts
6:30pm - Event ends

Synopsis

The past few years have highlighted the IT difficulties that many people face both Worldwide and within the UK.

These difficulties are not limited to individual people: charities and other voluntary organisations can also suffer from a lack of skills and resources in areas where BCS members and other IT-skilled people can help.

There is an enormous amount of volunteering going on and plenty of desire to do even more.

One way we can be an effective force for good is by applying our technical skills to provide invaluable support where it’s needed!

Discussion with Dave Donaghy and Michael Warman:

  • Volunteering opportunities in our region
  • Including examples of ‘Make IT Good for Society’ by using our own sets of professional skills.
  • How organisations, like Reach Volunteering, can help to coordinate these efforts.
  • How BCS branches can step into all local resources to allow people to give their time and skills in a way that maximises the benefits to society overall.

 

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us Make IT Good For Society. Join BCS today

 
To register for this event click here

Cyber Wales Cluster Webinar in the Middle East - 15 August 2023

15th August 2023 | 12:00 - 13:30

Online

The Theme of this Webinar is to bring together experts from Cyber Industry and Academia and law enforcement to discuss current and emerging Cyber Security Challenges.

 

Schedule

  • Date: 15th August 2023
  • Starts: 12:00 pm UK Local Time
  • Ends: 1:30 pm UK Local Time


Program
As one of the UK largest Cyber Ecosystems, our network of cyber professionals spans far and wide with the objective to bring our connections, alongside the experts, closer to you. Join in as we link Academics and industry experts to discuss the most prominent cyber security challenges currently being faced by businesses, governments and the everyday individuals coving topics including business resilience, IoT and diversity and talent within the profession. Our webinar provides the opportunity to engage in real-time with our guest speakers to play a part in the conversation, prepare to be fully immersed in discussion bursting with informed perspectives and eye-opening insights. The future of the security of cyberspace is dependent on future generations who can operate safely and securely in online environments and young people who are inspired to contribute to cybersecurity as a lifelong career.

Synopsis
Webinars will focus on:

  • How cybersecurity awareness or digital literacy campaigns can both increase online safety and attract students to technology and cybersecurity-related careers
  • Approaches for introducing cybersecurity into educational curriculum, as focused courses, or as programs of study in Career Technical Education
  • Supporting “Opportunity Youth” to explore cybersecurity as an area of study or careers
  • The Cyber Threat Landscape - to better understand what we are up against
  • Measuring Cyber Risk Posture - using Best Practice Frameworks
  • Implementing Cyber Protection - with leading edge Systems & Technologies
  • Building Cyber Awareness - by developing a cyber secure culture These sessions are designed for people leading projects to transition back to business as usual and are particularly suitable for change managers, heads of operations, heads of HR, chief information security officers, legal counsels and data protection officers
  • Why Cyber Security Career Path matters
  • Cyber Security Financial Crimes

Examine the rationale for past and present education, training, and workforce approaches and apply critical analysis to future solutions. Many organizations are rethinking past practices and seeking to “stimulate innovation” as they transition to online learning and improvised work arrangements. This webinar will explore how to turn the lessons learned into systemic changes to improve cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development for the future. Join one of these webinar sessions presented by Cyber Wales aimed at schools and educational organizations and discover how cyber-attacks and ransomware are being used to target them

Our Guest Speakers 

 

  • Sheikh Saeed, Dubai Police
  • Mr John Davies MBE, Co-Founder and Chairman, Cyber Wales
  • Mr Jason Davies, Board of Director, Cyber Wales
  • Moderator Faheem Azhar, Board of Director & International Advisor of Cyber Wales

We will aim to do a Q&A Session at the end of the talks and we request all our audience to actively involved and participate and feel free to ask the relevant questions

Google Meet Invite Link to the Virtual Event:

 

 

 

Japan Cyber Delegation visits Cyber Wales - 27 July 2023

27th July 2023 | 09.30 - 17.00

University of South Wales

Clusters from the Cyber Wales ecosystem gathered in Newport to host visitors from Japan.

 

Izumi Wakugawa, a new member of the Political Section of the British Embassy in Tokyo, made time to come to speak with members of Cyber Wales to better understand the nature of the ecosystem and the extent of it very close ties to the cybersecurity community in Japan.  As a new member of the UK Government's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in Japan Izumi was looking forward to meeting as many people as possible.

 

Richard Koizumi, a new member of the Welsh Government's International Trade team in Japan, also came to visit to at the same time prior to taking over as the new desk officer for Welsh Government in Tokyo.

 

Cluster leads from the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster, the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster, the Middle East Cluster, the Women in Cyber Wales Cluster and the Capture the Flag (CTF) Cluster all gathered to provide an overview of the Welsh Cyber ecosystem and explain some of the activities and intiatives they are working on.

 

Detective Superintendent Martin R Peters MA CISMP MCIIS PIP3SIO, , also came from London to present the UK National Cyber programmes that are being run by Welsh cyber companies.  The Cyber Essentials Scheme, the SudoCyber gamified online cyber learning platform used to teach the UK Police cyber crime teams, and the Police Cyber Alarm programme are all solutions that have been developed and are being run by Welsh companies.  DS Peters explained that the UK police are particularly keen to export the Police Cyber Alarm programme to other police forces around the world.

 

The 2-day visit also included visit to a cardiff-based cyber security service provider, ITSUS Consulting Ltd, who are a supplier of expert secure networ services to the Defence sector. 

 

The visit was also a fantastic opportunity to chat with Izumi and Richard and hear about the resurgent cyber security sector in Japan.  The G7 Summit, held in Hiroshima in May, which resulted in the UK-Japan Hiroshima Accords both had cyber challenges and initiatives on their agendas and the discussions around skills development, improving diversity and enabling a whole of society approach to cyber were in-depth and fascinating.

 

Massive thank you to everyone who joined us! 

 

Women in FinTech Networking Breakfast - 19 July 2023

19th July 2023 | 09:30 - 11:00

FinTech Wales, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1FH

We’re delighted to be co-hosting this event with Wealthify, an online investment service making investing accessible to everyone.

Wealthify is a huge advocate for attracting more women into FinTech. They have a Senior Leadership team made up of 50/50 men and women, and a workforce of 57% male and 43% female. They were also extremely supportive of the recent programme FinTech Wales was able to bring to our members through Code First Girls. As a result, Wealthify has recruited not one, but two women through the Code First Girls programme where we currently have 10 women going through a 14 week, fully-funded, academy to achieve micro-degrees in Software, Data or Full-stack.

Find out more about Wealthify, the Code First Girls programme, and other organisations and individuals determined to attract and retain more women within FinTech.

*This event is FREE for FinTech Wales members, and £10 for non-members.

Members: you will see the promo-code for this event on our slack channel. Please email [email protected] for the promo-code if you are unable to find it and would like to attend.

Inclusion

If there are any access requirements you would like us to be aware of, please answer the question when completing your registration form. Any information given regarding personal access requirements will be used to inform access during the event. All information will be kept confidential.

MVP Cluster - July 2023

12th July 2023 | 17:00 - 19:00

53 Squadron, Royal Corps of Signals, Tŷ Llewellyn Barracks, Morgan St, Cardiff CF10 4FG

When and Where?

Wednesday 12th July - 17.00 - 19.00

Ty Llewellyn Barracks, Bar, 4th Floor

 

What's On?

The Cyber Wales MVP Cluster is a vibrant community of the broader Cyber Wales initiative. Our mission is to create a networking platform for emerging talents in the cybersecurity industry, in Wales and beyond.

 

We welcome individuals from academia, business, defence, law enforcement and government who are learning cyber and are keen on shaping their future in cybersecurity.

 

Hosted by our MVP Cluster Manager Joe Wells - the first meeting included an introduction to the MVP cluster aims and mission, and an open-frame discussion session about how attendees would like future cluster meetings to be run.

 

It was agreed that the next meeting will be hosted in Cardiff University and we look forward to seeing returning members as well as new faces.

 

Women in Cyber Wales Cluster - 6 July 2023

6th July 2023 | 11:00 - 14:00

Sparc, Maindy Rd, Cardiff CF24 4HQ

Women in Cyber Wales is part of the Cyber Wales Group. The meetings provide a valuable way for women working, or hoping to work, in the cyber industry to meet and support each other. Our next event is taking place in person in Cardiff, with an online (Teams) option for those who aren't able to join us in person. You don't have to live or work in Wales to attend.

 

Taking place at the impressive Sparc building in Cardiff, we'll hear all about the work of the Cyber Innovation Hub that is based there. We also hear from Sophie Kneeshaw, an inspiring speaker who has moved from an arts career into the tech sector, and then have input from the CyberFirst team in Wales, including details on how you can get involved in this important initiative. Finally, we'll have a workshop style discussion around what the Women in Cyber network can and should offer its members, both within Wales and into the UK, as well as looking at what other support and training members might like to see on offer, and we'd really value an open discussion on this topic.

 

The Cyber Innovation Hub have generously offered to provide lunch for those attending in person, so attendance will be on a first come, first served basis as numbers will be limited at the venue.

 

Provisional timings: Start 11am (both in-person & online), 12.30pm lunch break, 1pm Skills workshop (online delegates may join as well). 1.30pm close.

 

We hope you will be able to join us for this event.

 

Our speakers:

  • Sophie Kneeshaw, Associate Developer, Sky
  • Dr Yulia Cherdantseva, Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security, Cardiff University
  • Holly Lidbury, CyberFirst Wales Project Lead

 

We will also have the brilliant Kevin Dainty with us. Kevin works for Reed, and has set up and runs a highly successful Women in Tech network, connecting women across the whole technology sector and facilitating an excellent mentoring programme.

 

Sophie Kneeshaw is an Associate Developer for Sky.

"I'm a recent career-changer into the tech industry. During 2022, I career changed from a Head of Performing Arts to an Associate Developer at Sky. In February, I wrote my first line of code and by May, I had a sponsored place on Code First Girls Full Stack degree. In September, I joined a mentoring programme which was pivotal in helping me prepare for technical interviews and tests, which then led to my job offer from Sky in October. In January, I also began instructing for Code First Girls so that I could inspire other women considering and/or preparing for a career in technology."

 

Holly Lidbury is the CyberFirst lead for Wales. This project is funded by the National Cyber Security Centre and hosted by the University of South Wales. Its aim is to raise the aspirations of young people to consider careers in cyber security, by encouraging the schools they attend to become part of the CyberFirst schools scheme. Linking industry directly to schools, the project runs a number of outreach activities for young people and supports schools to achieve CyberFirst schools status.

 

Yulia Cherdantseva is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University. She is the Director of the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE) and Co-Director of the Digital Transformation University Innovation Institute. Yulia is also a member of the Executive Board of the CyBOK project, a national project funded by the National Cyber Security Centre focused on codifying cyber security knowledge, and will be joining us to talk about her work relating to the newly formed Cyber Innovation Hub.

 

By signing up for this event you consent to your details being added to our database in order to receive information about future meetings.

 

This event is hosted by Clare Johnson, Founder of Women in Cyber Wales and Cyber Capability Consultant at ITSUS Consulting.

 

Cymraeg

Mae Menywod yn Seiber Cymru yn rhan o Grŵp Cyber Wales. Mae'r cyfarfodydd yn ffordd werthfawr i fenywod sy'n gweithio, neu'n gobeithio gweithio, yn y diwydiant seiber i gwrdd a chefnogi ei gilydd. Mae ein digwyddiad nesaf yn cael ei gynnal wyneb yn wyneb yng Nghaerdydd, gydag opsiwn ar-lein i'r rhai nad ydynt yn gallu ymuno â ni yn bersonol. Does dim rhaid i chi fyw na gweithio yng Nghymru i fod yn bresennol.

 

Yn cael ei gynnal yn adeilad trawiadol Sparc yng Nghaerdydd, byddwn yn clywed popeth am waith yr Hwb Arloesedd Seibr sydd wedi'i leoli yno. Rydym hefyd yn clywed gan Sophie Kneeshaw, siaradwr ysbrydoledig sydd wedi symud o yrfa gelfyddydol i'r sector technoleg, ac yna cael mewnbwn gan y tîm CyberFirst yng Nghymru, gan gynnwys manylion ar sut y gallwch gymryd rhan yn y fenter bwysig hon. Yn olaf, byddwn yn cael trafodaeth ar ffurf gweithdy ynghylch yr hyn y gall ac y dylai rhwydwaith Menywod mewn Seibr ei gynnig i'w aelodau, yng Nghymru ac i'r DU, yn ogystal ag edrych ar ba gefnogaeth a hyfforddiant arall yr hoffai aelodau ei weld ar gael, a byddem wir yn gwerthfawrogi trafodaeth agored ar y pwnc hwn.

 

Ein siaradwyr:

  • Sophie Kneeshaw, Associate Developer, Sky
  • Dr Yulia Cherdantseva, Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security, Cardiff University
  • Holly Lidbury, CyberFirst Wales Project Lead

 

Bydd gennym hefyd y Kevin Dainty gwych gyda ni. Mae Kevin yn gweithio i Reed, ac mae wedi sefydlu a rhedeg rhwydwaith Merched mewn Technoleg hynod lwyddiannus, gan gysylltu menywod ar draws y sector technoleg gyfan a hwyluso rhaglen fentora ardderchog.

 

Mae Sophie Kneeshaw yn Ddatblygwr Cyswllt Sky.

"Rwy'n newid gyrfa yn ddiweddar i'r diwydiant technoleg. Yn ystod 2022, newidiodd fy ngyrfa o fod yn Bennaeth Celfyddydau Perfformio i fod yn Ddatblygwr Cyswllt yn Sky. Ym mis Chwefror, ysgrifennais fy llinell gyntaf o god ac erbyn mis Mai, roedd gen i le noddedig ar radd Code First Girls Full Stack. Ym mis Medi, ymunais â rhaglen fentora a oedd yn ganolog i'm helpu i baratoi ar gyfer cyfweliadau a phrofion technegol, a arweiniodd wedyn at fy nghynnig swydd gan Sky ym mis Hydref. Ym mis Ionawr, dechreuais hefyd gyfarwyddo Code First Girls fel y gallwn ysbrydoli menywod eraill sy'n ystyried a/neu'n paratoi ar gyfer gyrfa mewn technoleg."

 

Holly Lidbury yw arweinydd CyberFirst Cymru. Ariennir y prosiect hwn gan y Ganolfan Seiberddiogelwch Genedlaethol ac fe'i cynhelir gan Brifysgol De Cymru. Ei nod yw codi dyheadau pobl ifanc i ystyried gyrfaoedd ym maes seiberddiogelwch, drwy annog yr ysgolion y maent yn mynychu i ddod yn rhan o'r cynllun ysgolion CyberFirst. Gan gysylltu diwydiant yn uniongyrchol ag ysgolion, mae'r prosiect yn cynnal nifer o weithgareddau allgymorth i bobl ifanc ac yn cefnogi ysgolion i gyflawni statws ysgolion CyberFirst.

 

Mae Yulia Cherdantseva yn Uwch-ddarlithydd yn yr Ysgol Cyfrifiadureg a Gwybodeg ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd. Hi yw Cyfarwyddwr y Ganolfan Academaidd Rhagoriaeth mewn Addysg Seiberddiogelwch (ACE-CSE) a Chyd-Gyfarwyddwr y Sefydliad Arloesi Prifysgol Trawsnewid Digidol. Mae Yulia hefyd yn aelod o Fwrdd Gweithredol prosiect CyBOK, prosiect cenedlaethol a ariennir gan y Ganolfan Seiberddiogelwch Genedlaethol sy'n canolbwyntio ar godio gwybodaeth seiberddiogelwch, a bydd yn ymuno â ni i siarad am ei gwaith yn ymwneud â'r Hwb Arloesi Seibr sydd newydd ei ffurfio.

 

Cynhelir y digwyddiad hwn gan Clare Johnson, Sylfaenydd Menywod Mewn Seiber Cymru  ac Ymgynghorydd Seiberddiogelwch yn ITSUS Consulting.

Welsh Business Show, Carmarthen - 5 July 2023

5th July 2023 | 10:00 - 14:00

Parc y Scarlets, Pemberton Park, Llanelli, SA14 9UZ

The Welsh Business show Carmarthenshire will be back again in 2023 to mark its 26th show.

 

The Cyber Wales Team will be at the event, ready and willing to chat with anyone who would like to learn more about the amazing cyber ecosystem in Wales, the largest of its kind in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.  Relationships with cyber ecosystems in 60 countries and free trade opportunities in North America, The UAE and Japan, provide access to global cyber expertise as well as international business opportunities.

 

Come and meet the team and find out more about careers in cyber.

 

The Welsh Business shows expanded to Carmarthenshire in 2017 and its become the biggest business show in West Wales with over 70 Exhibitors and hundreds of visitors attending the one day event.

 

The show is being held at the Parc Y Scarlets Stadium and will bring businesses from all over Wales for a day of networking, connecting, and learning from the informative seminars delivered by UK experts.

 

COPRNET Launch Event - 29 June 2023

29th June 2023 | 11:00 - 14:00

Taliesin Arts Centre, Taliesin Create, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PZ

Please join us for the launch of COPRNET!

 

COPRNET, or the Cybercrime & Online Harms PRactitioner NETwork is a pan-Wales network for practitioners and researchers across law enforcement, public, private and third sectors, with a shared interest in supporting individuals and small organisations who experienced, or are at risk of, online crime or harm.

 

Aims

  • To bring together professionals with a shared interest in supporting individuals and small organisations who experienced online crime or harm.
  • To provide a space for members to meaningfully connect with each other and thus enable peer support.
  • To enable knowledge exchange and collaboration across sectors and disciplines.
  • To enable members to expand their networks nationally and internationally.

 

COPRNET fosters a non-hierarchical, diverse and a welcoming space. It will provide a space where discussion is constructive, non-adversarial and aims to help each other improve understandings and practices. We want members to feel welcome and able to share their views and experiences.

 

Who Can Join

Professionals across the public, private and third sectors, with an interest in supporting individuals and small organisations who experienced, or are at risk of, online crime or harms. While this network has a Wales-focus, we welcome all who share our aims and ethos.

The (hybrid) launch event will take place at Swansea University on Thursday 29 June 2023, 11:00-14:00. Register here.

If you are unable to join the event in person or via Zoom, you can still join the network, please complete this brief Expression of Interest form.

 

What Professionals Say

“I think that the element of networking is very important. The fact that, for example, even if I had a background on computer science, I wouldn't know everything about everything. So, to be able to be part of a broader organisation, to have other analysts that do the same work as I do, for example, a select group where you can share your thoughts and say look this is happening right now - can some, as somebody deal with this situation? Can somebody help me?” (Third Sector Practitioner)

“I think there's so much hard work going on, but we tend to work in isolation, don't we? And I'm always amazed about you know just through today you know the work that other people do and the areas they're working in, and I think, well, I've learned so much already. I suppose it's trying to maintain that sort of link, isn't it beyond where we are now so that we can use it on a day-to-day basis if we need to sort of seek out or find out who the right person is to approach.” (Law Enforcement Practitioner)

“It's so much nicer when you've got a name, isn't it? You've got somebody’s name and a face to go to, and you can just pick up the phone and say I'm not sure about this. You know, but rather than Googling things and finding out, it's so nice when you've got those contacts on tap, sort of thing, isn't it?” (Third Sector Practitioner)

 

Questions?

Please email the team at [email protected]

 

Thank you very much,

Swansea Cyber Clinic & Partners

 

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Annwyl gydweithwyr,

 

Ymunwch â ni ar gyfer lansiad COPRNET!

 

Mae COPRNET, sef Rhwydwaith Ymarferwyr Seiberdroseddu a Niwed Ar-lein, yn rhwydwaith dros Gymru gyfan i ymarferwyr ac ymchwilwyr ym meysydd gorfodi'r gyfraith, y sectorau cyhoeddus a phreifat a'r trydydd sector sy'n rhannu diddordeb mewn cefnogi unigolion a sefydliadau bach sydd wedi profi troseddu neu niwed ar-lein neu sydd mewn perygl o hynny.

 

Nodau

  • Dod â gweithwyr proffesiynol at ei gilydd sy'n rhannu diddordeb mewn cefnogi unigolion a sefydliadau bach sydd wedi profi troseddu neu niwed ar-lein.
  • Darparu lle i aelodau gysylltu'n ystyrlon â'i gilydd a thrwy hynny alluogi cymorth i gymheiriaid.
  • Galluogi cyfnewid gwybodaeth a chydweithio ar draws sectorau a disgyblaethau.
  • Galluogi aelodau i ehangu eu rhwydweithiau yn genedlaethol ac yn rhyngwladol.

Mae COPR yn meithrin lle amrywiol a chroesawgar nad yw'n hierarchaidd. Bydd yn darparu man lle mae trafodaeth yn adeiladol, nad yw'n wrthwynebol, a'i nod fydd helpu ei gilydd i wella dealltwriaeth ac arferion. Rydym am i aelodau deimlo bod croeso iddynt a'u bod yn gallu rhannu eu safbwyntiau a'u profiadau.

 

Pwy All Ymuno

Gweithwyr proffesiynol ar draws y sector cyhoeddus, y sector preifat a'r trydydd sector, sydd â diddordeb mewn cefnogi unigolion a sefydliadau bach sydd wedi profi troseddau neu niwed ar-lein, neu sydd mewn perygl o hynny. Er bod gan y rhwydwaith hwn ffocws ar Gymru, rydym yn croesawu pawb sy'n rhannu ein nodau a'n hethos.

Bydd y digwyddiad lansio (hybrid) yn cael ei gynnal ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe ddydd Iau 29 Mehefin 2023, 11:00-14:00. Cofrestrwch yma.

Os na allwch ymuno â'r digwyddiad yn bersonol neu drwy Zoom, gallwch ymuno â'r rhwydwaith o hyd, cwblhewch y ffurflen Mynegiant o Ddiddordeb fer hon.

 

Beth ddywed gweithwyr proffesiynol

"Rydw i'n meddwl bod yr elfen o rwydweithio yn bwysig iawn.  Y ffaith, er enghraifft, hyd yn oed pe bai gen i gefndir mewn cyfrifiadureg, fyddwn i ddim yn gwybod popeth am bopeth.  Felly, i allu bod yn rhan o sefydliad ehangach, i gael dadansoddwyr eraill sy'n gwneud yr un gwaith â mi, er enghraifft, grŵp dethol lle gallwch chi rannu'ch meddyliau a dweud, edrychwch, mae hyn yn digwydd ar hyn o bryd - all rhywun ddelio â'r sefyllfa hon? All rhywun fy helpu?" (Ymarferydd Trydydd Sector)

"Rydw i'n meddwl bod cymaint o waith caled ar waith, ond rydyn ni'n tueddu i weithio ar ein pennau ein hunain, ond ydyn ni? Ac rydw i bob amser yn rhyfeddu at y gwaith mae pobl eraill yn ei wneud a'r meysydd maen nhw'n gweithio ynddynt, ac rydw i'n credu fy mod i eisoes wedi dysgu cymaint. Mae'n debyg ei fod yn ceisio cynnal y math hwnnw o gysylltiad, ond ydy, y tu hwnt i le rydyn ni nawr, er mwyn i ni ei ddefnyddio o ddydd i ddydd os oes angen i ni chwilio am, neu ddarganfod, pwy yw'r person cywir i fynd ato. " (Ymarferydd Gorfodi'r Gyfraith)

"Mae'n llawer gwell pan fydd gennych chi enw, ond yw hi? Mae gennych chi enw rhywun ac wyneb rydych chi'n ei adnabod, a gallwch chi godi'r ffôn a dweud dydw i ddim yn siŵr am hyn. Yn hytrach na chwilio am bethau drwy Google a'u darganfod, mae mor braf pan fydd gennych y cysylltiadau hynny wrth law, ond ydy?

 

Cwestiynau?

Anfonwch e-bost at y tîm yn [email protected]

 

Diolch yn fawr iawn,

Clinig Seiber Abertawe a Phartneriaid

South Wales Cyber Security Cluster - June 2023

20th June 2023 | 14:00 - 16:00

USW Newport Campus

The South Wales Cyber Security Cluster are delighted to be running our June cluster meeting in partnership with the new Cyber Innovation Hub.

 

Those of you with an eye on the Cyber Wales website will have a seen a Call to Action from the Hub to respond to a Skills Survey that is seeking the opinions of employers as well as employees to see if we can better "join the dots" and bring on, or bring in, some fresh talent (see details of the Surveys below).

 

The Hub is a Welsh Government funded partnership between Thales, Airbus, Cardiff University and the University of South Wales (see details of the Hub below).

 

USW are leading on the Hub's Skills agenda so it is very apt that we are running this meeting at their Newport Campus.

 

Sharan Johnstone, Head of Cyber at USW, has completed an initial tranche of surveys and written up the results, which makes for a very interesting and thought-provoking slide deck which begs for discussion and debate.

 

Come along at our usual time of 2pm-to-4pm on our usual day of 3rd Tuesday-of-the-month to see what some of your colleagues have said in their surveys, offer your opinion and find out more about the longer term plans of this newest addition to our amazing Welsh cyber ecosystem.

 

We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

The Cyber Wales Team

 

 

Recruiter and Employer Survey

Do you find it hard to recruit people with cyber security skills?

Would you like to train your staff to be more cyber aware?

The Cyber Innovation Hub is here to help. Funded by Welsh Government and the Cardiff Capital Region, the Cyber Innovation Hub aims to transform South Wales into a leading cyber security cluster by 2030.

We are on a mission to upskill 1,500 people with a range of Cyber Security training that will address the identified cyber skills gap, by 2030.

We are seeking your help and feedback on how the cyber skills gap that is impacting your organisation, which will inform the portfolio of courses that we design and offer, to help close the gap and upskill your workforce.

Please join us on this transformation by completing the following short survey - Recruiter and Employer Survey (English):https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DZGHVMJ

 

The Employee Survey

What are your career aspirations?

Are you a graduate who might be interested in a career in cyber security?

Are you in a cyber/technical role and would like to upskill?

Are you interested in cyber as a potential career move?

Funded by Welsh Government and the Cardiff Capital Region, the Cyber Innovation Hub aims to transform South Wales into a leading cyber security cluster by 2023.

We are on a mission to upskill 1,500 people with a range of Cyber Security training that will address the identified cyber skills gap, by 2030.

We are seeking your help and feedback to help shape the portfolio of courses that we design and offer, to help close the cyber skills gap and provide upskilling and reskilling opportunities for people in the region.

Please join us on this transformation by completing the following short survey - Job Market Applicants Survey (English): https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P9SFMYY

 

What is the Cyber Innovstion Hub?

 

This is what the Cardiff Capital Region has to say about their cybersecurity cluster...

 

Wales has a thriving cybersecurity sector which is growing an international reputation based on externally validated evidence – an internationally recognised mix of cybersecurity-focussed big business, a critical mass of small enterprise and GCHQ-recognised academic excellence – promoted by Welsh Government strategy.

 

Thales and Airbus have laid significant roots in cybersecurity innovation and are heavily engaged with public sector activities. Thales’ National Digital Exploitation Centre in Ebbw Vale and Airbus’ CyberLab in Newport represent £28m of investment in cybersecurity innovation in partnership with Welsh Government, Cardiff University and University of South Wales.

 

We have two Universities – Cardiff and USW that are recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) as Academic Centres of Excellence in either research or teaching. Their work underpins ground-breaking research that has seeded spinouts and SME’s and been translated into larger businesses. This creates a strong, sustainable supply chain in Wales, recognised and valued by its businesses. Having these ingredients makes us a nationally excellent cybersecurity ecosystem.

 

The Cyber Innovation Hub will provide the catalyst to significantly increase the number of cyber security businesses in the region and in so doing, attract further private investment and enhance our cybersecurity skills and talent pool.

 

The Hub will bring together market-driven cybersecurity challenges (via partners including Airbus, Thales, BT), the GCHQ-recognised research and skills excellence at Cardiff University and USW, and the Alacrity Foundation’s experience of cultivating successful start-ups.

 

With innovations being tested against real, controlled cybersecurity attacks on a world-class “digital twin” infrastructure; and a unique set of cybersecurity reskilling courses – the CCR cybersecurity cluster will become a focal point for Cybersecurity businesses and investment both locally and internationally.

Legal Innovation Lab Wales Showcase - 13 June 2023

13th June 2023 | 13:00 - 15:00

Digital Technium, Swansea University, Singleton Campus, Swansea, SA2 8PP

Cybersecurity Collaboration Workshop with Legal Innovation Lab Wales

 

Fancy a trip to the new ‘Digital Technium’ at Swansea University?

 

The original technium was built in 2003 but has now been updated, upgraded and then joined to one of the oldest buildings on the campus – the Grade II Listed Fulton House – in a new-meets-old melding.

 

The South Wales Cyber Security Cluster will be joining the Legal Innovation Lab Wales for an afternoon of brainstorming the obstacles and opportunities in LegalTech.

 

Come and meet cybersecurity researchers and a range of key stakeholders to discuss pressing cybersecurity challenges and priorities, and maybe even develop some new collaborative projects and initiatives.

 

If you work in cyber in the legal sector or if you provide cyber products and services to legal firms, then come along to this special one-off workshop and explore opportunities with the Swansea University team.

 

See you all there.

 

 

Part of a Two-Day Event

This session is actually part of a two-day showcase event so, if you fancy immersing yourself in a recap of all the good work the University have been doing then please register at the same link.

Based at Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Legal Innovation Lab Wales has, since its inception in 2020, been working to accelerate advancements in the legal industry and invigorate growth in Legal Tech in Wales and beyond.

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Welsh Government and Swansea University, the Lab has worked in collaboration with many organisations across the legal, public and third sector to support the growth and sustainability of a vibrant economy to improve access to justice for all.

Legal Innovation Lab Wales has accomplished so much over the years through:-

  • The LegalTech & Commercial Law Master’s Programme;
  • The Cyber Threats Research Centre (CyTReC); and
  • The Swansea Law Clinic

With the Lab’s WEFO funding period now drawing to a close, we would love for you to join us to celebrate all the great achievements of the Lab and it’s supported projects!

 

Day 1: Panels and Exhibition Day

 

09:30 - Registration and refreshments

10:00 – Welcome from morning Chair, LILW Lead Academic, Stefano Barazza

10:15 – Panel One: LegalTech

Hear from the Lab’s research team about our achievements in legal innovation, with guest industry panel members, and be the first to see the launch of our new LegalTech video explainers.

11:15 – Panel Two: Swansea Law Clinic

Hear first-hand from Swansea Law Clinic about the support provided to the local community and the opportunities the clinic provides, with an opportunity to explore the clinic facilities.

12:00 – Exhibition and networking lunch

An chance to discover the Lab facilities whilst visiting a number of our Lab exhibition stands, giving you a great opportunity to talk with members of our projects about their work, research and future plans all whilst enjoying your lunch and making new connections.

13:30 – Welcome back from the Director of CYTREC, Prof. Stuart Macdonald

13:35 - Panel Three: Tech Solutions

Learn about some of the work that the Lab’s Software Development team have done to help combat a variety of different threats, as well as some of their future projects:

Project DRAGON-S (Developing Resistance Against Grooming Online – Spot and Shield) with Project Director: Prof. Nuria Lorenzo-Dus.

Project DRAGON-s is using expertise in linguistics, artificial intelligence, criminology, public policy and psychology – and working with partners from around the world including child protection NGOs, policy makers and law enforcement agencies – to develop ethically responsible tools to protect children from online grooming.

My Journey with Dr Gemma Morgan.

Hear unique insights into the development of the web-based, My Journey app, and the challenges and opportunities of developing digital technologies to reduce reoffending and support positive outcomes.

TRUE project with Prof. Yvonne McDermott Rees

Trust in User-generated Evidence (TRUE): Analysing the Impact of Deepfakes and Synthetic Media on Accountability Processes for Mass Human Rights Violations.

StreetSnap: Combatting Visual Representations of Hate, with Dr Lella Nouri

StreetSnap revolutionises the capture of hate visuals by frontline practitioners. Hear more about the development of the web-based, StreetSnap app which will inform community interventions across Wales and simplify communication across partner organisations working in this space.

14:45 - Break

15:00 – Panel Four: Tackling Online Harms

Join CYTREC members for a panel discussion on cyber threats and online harms, an overview of current challenges, regulatory responses and future opportunities.

Chair: Prof Maura Conway

Panellists include;

Dr Sara Correia-Hopkins, Lecturer in Cyber Threats

Dr Kamil Yilmaz, Postdoctoral Research Officer, CYTREC

Dr Kris Stoddart, Associate Professor in Cyber Threats, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Sean McCafferty, On secondment to CYTREC from Tech Against Terrorism

16:00 – Thank you, refreshments and networking

16:30 – Close

 

Day 2: Workshop Day

This second day offers the opportunity to attend a number of practical workshop sessions hosted by Lab team.

Welcome and refreshments on day 2 will begin at 09:30am and sessions will run throughout the day from 10:00am until 15:00, with networking lunch provided.

 

9:30am – Welcome and refreshments

10:00 – Workshop 1: How to create a GPT-powered chatbot for lawyers

An interactive workshop demonstrating the creation of a GPT-based chatbot that can answer queries on legal documents and legislation

11:00 – Workshop 2: Working with Software Developers

Spend some time with our Software team to understand how innovation can support and enhance your work, bring along your ideas and discuss potential routes to developing new solutions

12:00 – Lunch and networking

13:00 – Workshop 3: Cybersecurity Collaboration Workshop

Join cybersecurity researchers and a range of key stakeholders to discuss pressing cybersecurity challenges and priorities, and develop collaborative projects and initiatives

15:00 – Close

 

 

Digwyddiad Arddangos Labordy Arloesi Cyfreithiol Cymru  

Ymunwch â ni i ddathlu cyflawniadau'r Labordy drwy’r cyfnod ariannu gan WEFO ac archwiliwch gyfleoedd ar gyfer arloesi yn y dyfodol.

Wedi’i leoli yn Ysgol y Gyfraith Hillary Rodham Clinton Prifysgol Abertawe, mae Labordy Arloesi Cyfreithiol Cymru, a sefydlwyd yn 2020, wedi bod yn gweithio i gyflymu datblygiadau yn y diwydiant cyfreithiol ac annog twf mewn Technoleg Gyfreithiol yng Nghymru a thu hwnt.

Wedi’i hariannu’n rhannol gan Gronfa Datblygu Rhanbarthol Ewrop, Llywodraeth Cymru a Phrifysgol Abertawe, mae’r Labordy wedi gweithio ar y cyd â llawer o sefydliadau ar draws y sector cyfreithiol, sector gyhoeddus a’r trydydd sector i gefnogi twf a chynaliadwyedd economi fywiog i wella mynediad at gyfiawnder i bawb.

Mae Labordy Arloesi Cyfreithiol Cymru wedi cyflawni cymaint dros y blynyddoedd trwy Dechnoleg Gyfreithiol, CYTREC a Chlinig y Gyfraith Abertawe, a, gyda chyfnod ariannu WEFO y Labordy bellach yn dirwyn i ben, byddem wrth ein bodd petaech yn ymuno â ni i ddathlu holl lwyddiannau gwych y Labordy a’r prosiectau cysylltiedig!

 

Diwrnod 1: Paneli a Diwrnod Arddangos

9:30yb - Cofrestru a lluniaeth

10:00 – Croeso gan Gadeirydd y bore, Academydd Arweiniol Labordy Arloesi Cyfreithiol Cymru, Stefano Barazza

10:15 – Panel Un: Technoleg Gyfreithiol

Clywch gan dîm ymchwil y Labordy am ein cyflawniadau ym maes arloesi cyfreithiol, gydag aelodau panel gwadd o’r diwydiant, a byddwch y cyntaf i weld lansiad cyfres o fideos newydd yn esbonio hanfodion y maes Technoleg Gyfreithiol.

11:15 – Panel Dau: Clinig y Gyfraith Abertawe

Clywch yn uniongyrchol gan Glinig y Gyfraith Abertawe am y gefnogaeth a ddarperir i'r gymuned leol a'r cyfleoedd y mae'r clinig yn eu darparu, gyda chyfle i ymweld â chyfleusterau'r clinig.

12:00 – Arddangosfa a chinio rhwydweithio

Cyfle i ddarganfod cyfleusterau’r Labordy wrth ymweld â nifer o’n stondinau arddangos, gan roi cyfle gwych i chi siarad ag aelodau ein prosiectau am eu gwaith, eu hymchwil a’u cynlluniau ar gyfer y dyfodol wrth fwynhau eich cinio a gwneud cysylltiadau newydd.

13:30 – Croeso nôl gan Gadeirydd, Cyfarwyddwr CYTREC, yr Athro Stuart Macdonald

13:45 - Panel Tri: Datrysiadau technoleg

Clywch gan dîm Datblygwyr Meddalwedd y Labordy. Edrychwch yn ôl ar y gwaith y maent wedi’i wneud i gefnogi nifer o brosiectau ac edrychwch ar prosiectau’r dyfodol, gan gynnwys;

Prosiect DRAGON-S (Developing Resistance Against Grooming Online – Spot and Shield) gyda Chyfarwyddwr y Prosiect: Yr Athro Nuria Lorenzo-Dus.

Mae Prosiect DRAGON-S yn defnyddio arbenigedd mewn ieithyddiaeth, deallusrwydd artiffisial, troseddeg, polisi cyhoeddus a seicoleg - ac yn gweithio gyda phartneriaid o bob rhan o'r byd gan gynnwys cyrff anllywodraethol amddiffyn plant, llunwyr polisi ac asiantaethau gorfodi'r gyfraith - i ddatblygu offer moesegol cyfrifol i amddiffyn plant rhag meithrin perthnasau amhriodol ar-lein.

My Journey gyda Dr Gemma Morgan.

Clywch fewnwelediadau unigryw i ddatblygiad yr ap My Journey ar y we, a’r heriau a’r cyfleoedd o ddatblygu technolegau digidol i leihau aildroseddu a chefnogi canlyniadau cadarnhaol.

Prosiect TRUE gyda'r Athro Yvonne McDermott Rees

Ymddiriedaeth Mewn Tystiolaeth a Gynhyrchir gan Ddefnyddwyr: Dadansoddi Effaith Ffugiadau Dwfn (‘deepfakes’) a Chyfryngau Synthetig ar Brosesau Atebolrwydd ar gyfer Troseddau Hawliau Dynol Torfol

StreetSnap: Brwydro yn erbyn cynrychioliadau gweledol o gasineb, gyda Dr Lella Nouri

Mae StreetSnap yn chwyldroi cipio delweddau casineb gan ymarferwyr rheng flaen. Cewch glywed mwy am ddatblygiad yr ap StreetSnap ar y we a fydd yn llywio ymyriadau cymunedol ledled Cymru ac yn symleiddio cyfathrebu ar draws sefydliadau partneriaeth sy'n gweithio yn y bwlch yma.

14:45 - Egwyl

15:00 - Panel Pedwar: Mynd i'r afael â niwed ar-lein

Ymunwch ag aelodau CYTREC am drafodaeth banel ar fygythiadau seiber a niwed ar-lein - trosolwg o’r heriau a chyfleoedd cyfredol.

Cyflwynydd: Prof Maura Conway

Mae'r panelwyr yn cynnwys;

Dr Sara Correia-Hopkins, Darlithydd mewn Bygythiadau Seiber

Dr Kamil Yilmaz, Swyddog Ymchwil Ôl-ddoethurol, CYTREC

Dr Kris Stoddart, Athro Cyswllt mewn Bygythiadau Seiber, Troseddeg, Cymdeithaseg a Pholisi Cymdeithasol

Sean McCafferty, Ar secondiad i CYTREC o Tech Against Terrorism

16:00 - Diolchiadau, lluniaeth a rhwydweithio

16:30 - Cau

 

Diwrnod 2: Diwrnod Gweithdai

Mae'r ail ddiwrnod hwn yn cynnig y cyfle i fynychu nifer o sesiynau gweithdy ymarferol a gynhelir gan dîm y Labordy.

Bydd croeso a lluniaeth ar ddiwrnod 2 yn dechrau am 09:30yb a bydd sesiynau'n rhedeg trwy gydol y dydd o 10:00yb tan 15:00, gyda chinio rhwydweithio yn cael ei ddarparu.

9:30yb – Croeso a lluniaeth

10:00 – Gweithdy 1: Sut i greu chatbot GPT wedi'i bweru ar gyfer cyfreithwyr

Gweithdy rhyngweithiol sy'n dangos creu chatbot seiliedig ar GPT a all ateb ymholiadau ar ddogfennau cyfreithiol a deddfwriaeth

11:00 – Gweithdy 2: Gweithio gyda datblygwyr meddalwedd

Treuliwch beth amser gyda'n tîm Meddalwedd i ddeall sut y gall arloesi gefnogi a gwella eich gwaith, dod â'ch syniadau ynghyd a thrafod llwybrau posibl i ddatblygu atebion newydd

12:00 - Cinio a rhwydweithio

13:00 – Gweithdy 3: Gweithdy Cydweithredu Cybersecurity

Join cybersecurity researchers and a range of key stakeholders to discuss pressing cybersecurity challenges and priorities, and develop collaborative projects and initiatives

15:00 - Cau

 

North Wales Cyber Security Cluster - 23 May 2023

23rd May 2023 | 14:00 - 16:00

M-SParc, Menai Science Park, Gaerwen, LL60 6AG

S'mae Pawb,

 

North Wales Cyber Security Cluster will be heading to M-Sparc for jam-packed meeting this month.

 

We will meet with some of the current apprentices at M-Sparc and hear about their experiences gaining hands on skills while getting into the industry and we also have three fantastic speakers lined up:

 

Tim Charrot, CTO at IASME Consortium, will be travelling up from the Malvern Hills to join us for an interactive session talking about the latest updates to the Cyber Essentials Scheme.  Tim will be able to provide real-world guidance on achieving the certification including an open Q&A session to address any challenges that any of you may have experienced while going through the assessment and application process.

 

DC Roheryn Evans, from the Cyber Crime Team at North Wales Police, will be discussing the work that they carry out and how the team, and their capabilities, have evolved over the last couple of years.  He will also be introducing us all to the great initiatives that are available to organisations free-of-charge in the region.  We may even get a sneak preview about the Cyber Security North Wales event being hosted by North Wales Police, along with the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner and Cyber Wales on 14th June which you can read more about here (https://tocyn.cymru/en/event/b2f128b2-1f8b-4504-8309-9d0064cb7670).

Carwyn Edwards, Digital Innovation Manager and our genrous host at M-Sparc, will be bringing some of the M-Sparc Tenants along to discuss their experiences of Cyber Essentials and some of the challenges they face in day-to-day cyber security.

 

Rhodri Williams, an Apprentice in Cyber Security, will be discussing his experience of joining the industry and learning our 'dark art' in a practical way.

 

Fingers crossed the weather is kind to us and we'll get some of those breathtaking views at this terrific venue, which is a firm affavourite of ours at the Cluster and it will great to have a proper catch up over a Welsh cake and a nice paned o de


Welwn ni i chi gyd yno

OT Cluster Meeting - 16 May 2023

16th May 2023 | 14:00 - 16:00

Online

The aim of the Cyber Wales OT Cluster meetings is to provide a platform to share intelligence and explore ideas on the specific cyber security challenges being faced by organisations working in Operational Technology (OT), Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS).

 

As usual, we'll have plenty of time for participation and interaction via Q&A and an open forum for you to put any questions to the cluster!

 

If you work in, or have an interest in, cyber security in the industrial sectors then we'd love for you to join us.

 

This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom by Cluster Managers Jules & Marie.

Wales Tech Week Roadshow: Conwy - 27 Apr 2023

27th April 2023 | 09:30 - 11:00

Canolfan Fusnes Conwy

Calling all North Wales Cyber Security Cluster members...  The Wales Tech Week Roadshow is coming to North Wales in April!
 
Join the Cyber Wales community and key industrialists, tech leaders, startup founders, innovators, and other decision makers to find out more about Wales Tech Week 2023 and network with each other. 
 
We're looking for your views and insight to help showcase Cyber Wales on a global stage. This is your opportunity to shape Wales Tech Week 2023.
 
Register to save your place:
 
 
As this is a physical event with refreshments, registration is essential. Please register as soon as possible to secure your place(s).

Wales Tech Week Roadshow: M-SParc - 27 Apr 2023

27th April 2023 | 12:00 - 14:00

M-SParc, Gaerwen

Calling all North Wales Cyber Security Cluster members...  The Wales Tech Week Roadshow is coming to North Wales in April!
 
Join the Cyber Wales community and key industrialists, tech leaders, startup founders, innovators, and other decision makers to find out more about Wales Tech Week 2023 and network with each other. 
 
We're looking for your views and insight to help showcase Cyber Wales on a global stage. This is your opportunity to shape Wales Tech Week 2023.
 
Register to save your place:
 
  • Thursday 27th April 12pm-2pm @ M-SParc, Gaerwen
 
As this is a physical event with refreshments, registration is essential. Please register as soon as possible to secure your place(s).

Wales Tech Week Roadshow: Wrexham - 26 Apr 2023

26th April 2023 | 18:00 - 20:00

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Calling all North Wales Cyber Security Cluster members...  The Wales Tech Week Roadshow is coming to North Wales in April!
 
Join the Cyber Wales community and key industrialists, tech leaders, startup founders, innovators, and other decision makers to find out more about Wales Tech Week 2023 and network with each other. 
 
We're looking for your views and insight to help showcase Cyber Wales on a global stage. This is your opportunity to shape Wales Tech Week 2023.
 
Register to save your place:
 
  • Wednesday 26th April 6pm-8pm @ Glyndŵr University, Wrexham
 
As this is a physical event with refreshments, registration is essential. Please register as soon as possible to secure your place(s).

CYBERUK 2023 - 19-20 April 2023

19th April 2023 | 09:00 - 17:00

ICC, Belfast

Welcome to CYBERUK 2023, the UK’s flagship cyber security event run by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The theme for 2023 is securing an open and resilient digital future. We face an unprecedented growth in digital and technological development. This will bring huge benefits to society, but it also has the potential to threaten the national and economic security interests of the UK and other free and open societies.

 

At CYBERUK 2023, we will look to answer some of the most challenging questions facing the international cyber community today:
• What will cyberspace be like in ten years’ time?
• Will we be able to secure it so it remains free, open and democratic?
• Will we have nurtured and grown the talent needed?
• Will we have innovated and built the technologies that underpin our values?
• Will we have predicted and mitigated the risks and vulnerabilities?
• Will we be resilient to the threats?

And what will our counterparts in the future say to us if we don’t act now?

The event will examine how today’s cyber ecosystem – a sector worth £10 billion to the UK economy – can strengthen, join together and innovate in order to resist the threats, be ready for the opportunities and keep the UK the safest place to live and work online.

CYBERUK has a reputation for its energy, world-class content, engaging speakers and opportunities to connect.

We invite you to be a part of it

Cyber Wales Jumeira University Roundtable

13th April 2023 | 14:00 - 16:00

Jumeira University, Dubai

The Cyber Wales network of cyber professionals spans far and wide with the objective to bring our connections, alongside the experts, closer to you.

 

Join in as we link Academic, Law Enfocement and Industry experts to discuss the most prominent cyber security challenges currently being faced by businesses, governments and the everyday individuals at a Roundtable discussion at Jumeira University, Dubai

 

The future of the security of cyberspace is dependent on future generations who can operate safely and securely in online environments and young people who are inspired to contribute to cybersecurity as a lifelong career.



Synopsis
Discussions will focus on:

  • Approaches for introducing cybersecurity into educational curriculum, as focused courses, or as programs of study in Career Technical Education
  • Supporting “Opportunity Youth” to explore cybersecurity as an area of study or careers
  • The Cyber Threat Landscape - to better understand the lure of cyber crime and initiatives to divert potential offenders away from cyber crime
  • Building Cyber Awareness - by developing a cyber secure culture
  • Why Cyber Security Career Path matters
  • Cyber Security Crimes


Our Guest Speakers 

  • Dr. Eli Hamadimann, Program Director, College of Healthcare & Business at Jumeira University
  • Dr. Muhammad Saqib, Assistant Professor, Teaching & Research at Jumeira University
  • Andrew Gould, Detective Chief Superintendent, NPCC National Cyber Crime Programme Lead & Interpol Global Cybercrime Expert
  • Mr John Davies MBE, Co-Founder and Chairman, Cyber Wales
  • Moderator Faheem Azhar, Board of Director & International Advisor of Cyber Wales

 

This Webinar included the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the new National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan and Cyber Wales.  Both parties are looking forward to collaborating with to advance education & skills development as part of 'cyber in psychology' and the 'psychology of cyber'. Thanks to Shafiq Shahzad, Trade & Investment Minister, Pakistan High Commission, London for attending to show his generous support for the collaboration.

 

Schedule

  • Date: 3rd April 2023, Sunday
  • Starts: 10 am UK Local Time / 2 pm UAE Local Time
  • Ends: 11:30 am UK Local Time / 3:30 pm UAE Local Time


Program
As one of the UK largest Cyber Ecosystems, our network of cyber professionals spans far and wide with the objective to bring our connections, alongside the experts, closer to you. Join in as we link Academics and industry experts to discuss the most prominent cyber security challenges currently being faced by businesses, governments and the everyday individuals coving topics including business resilience, IoT and diversity and talent within the profession. Our webinar provides the opportunity to engage in real-time with our guest speakers to play a part in the conversation, prepare to be fully immersed in discussion bursting with informed perspectives and eye-opening insights. The future of the security of cyberspace is dependent on future generations who can operate safely and securely in online environments and young people who are inspired to contribute to cybersecurity as a lifelong career.

Synopsis
Webinars will focus on:

  • How cybersecurity awareness or digital literacy campaigns can both increase online safety and attract students to technology and cybersecurity-related careers
  • Approaches for introducing cybersecurity into educational curriculum, as focused courses, or as programs of study in Career Technical Education
  • Supporting “Opportunity Youth” to explore cybersecurity as an area of study or careers
  • The Cyber Threat Landscape - to better understand what we are up against
  • Measuring Cyber Risk Posture - using Best Practice Frameworks
  • Implementing Cyber Protection - with leading edge Systems & Technologies
  • Building Cyber Awareness - by developing a cyber secure culture These sessions are designed for people leading projects to transition back to business as usual and are particularly suitable for change managers, heads of operations, heads of HR, chief information security officers, legal counsels and data protection officers
  • Why Cyber Security Career Path matters
  • Cyber Security Financial Crimes

Examine the rationale for past and present education, training, and workforce approaches and apply critical analysis to future solutions. Many organizations are rethinking past practices and seeking to “stimulate innovation” as they transition to online learning and improvised work arrangements. This webinar will explore how to turn the lessons learned into systemic changes to improve cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development for the future. Join one of these webinar sessions presented by Cyber Wales aimed at schools and educational organizations and discover how cyber-attacks and ransomware are being used to target them

Our Guest Speakers 

  • Mr Shafique Shahzad (HonourableGuest Speaker) Minister of Trade and Investment, Pakistan High Commission to the United Kingdom Kingdom
  • Prof Dr Rubina Hanif (Guest Speaker) Director, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
  • Dr Nilofar K Rauf (Guest Speaker) Assistant Professor, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
  • Mr John Davies MBE, Co-Founder and Chairman, Cyber Wales
  • Moderator Faheem Azhar, Board of Director & International Advisor of Cyber Wales

We will aim to do a Q&A Session at the end of the talks and we request all our audience to actively involved and participate and feel free to ask the relevant questions

Link to the Virtual Event: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NWQxMDg1NmEtZTZlNy00OTZlLTljYmYtODc1OGEwNTc3ODQ0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2246d9fb71-a48f-4ce1-8f8c-d6e28f52a69e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22833bb61b-b87e-4675-8f55-89cdaa39f7af%22%7d

 

Cyber Innovation Hub Challenge - Online Briefing

23rd March 2023 | 14:00 - 15:00

Online

An online briefing event will be held on Thursday 23 March at 1400-1500 UK-time. 

 

To register for the briefing event, please contact [email protected].uk.

 

Challenge background

The Cyber Innovation Hub has been funded by the Welsh Government and Cardiff Capital Region with a mission to transform the Cardiff Capital Region into one of the UK’s leading cyber security clusters by 2030.  One of our objectives is to create more than 25 high-growth companies and, working closely with our industrial partners, this challenge programme is our key way of achieving that objective.  We aim to work with businesses and the public sector to pull through market-led innovation challenges – then drive rapid development of new, innovative solutions. The objective is that these will be tightly tailored to industry demand and attractive to private equity investors.

 

We’ll match-make challenge responders with entrepreneurs in the Alacrity Foundation’s incubation programme, building a team around the challenge responder, and providing them with support and services to scale quickly.  Teams will have access to internationally recognised researchers at Cardiff University.  These researchers have experience of generating and validating cyber security solutions on world-class testbeds. Teams will also have co-working space at Tramshed Tech – alongside existing cyber and digital SMEs.  The overall aim is for these teams to become new businesses at the end of the 12-month programme.

 

We are pleased to launch our very first challenge.  We are seeking innovators with potential solutions to the challenges identified below.

 

Challenge details

We are looking to identify, develop and demonstrate innovative solutions in the areas outlined below.  The challenge areas have been chosen to broadly align with challenges identified by the National Cyber Security Centre as ongoing dialogue suggests they are important to our industry partners.  We would ask you to think about the challenges and how you might solve a specific problem related to these areas.  The challenge areas are as follows:  

  • Operational technology
  • Protecting SMEs and citizens
  • Incident response for SMEs and citizens
  • Industrial IoT encryption

OECD Cyber Skills Report Launch - 21 March 2023

21st March 2023 | 14:00 - 16:00

Microsoft Experience Centre, Regent Steet, London, W1B 2ER

UKC3 join OECD to launch new Report on "Building a cyber security workforce in five countries: Insights from Australia, Canada, New Zealand United Kingdom and United States”.

 

John Davies MBE, Vice Chair of the UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration Group (UKC3) joined a multi-nation panel discussion to mark the launch of a new report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  The report, which explores efforts to build a cyber security workforce in the foremost cyber nations of the World, namely Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA - the "5 Eyes" nations - was initiated by the current Secretary-General of the OECD, Mathias Cormann, previously the Australian Minister for Finance and Leader of the Government in the Australian Senate.

 

OECD began life as the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation (OEEC), which was formed to administer aid under the 'Marshall Plan' for the reconstruction of Europe after World War II and was transforming the into the OECD in 1960. Since then, the OECD's vocation has been to deliver greater well-being worldwide by advising governments on policies that support resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth. Through evidence-based policy analysis and recommendations, standards and global policy networks, including close collaboration with the G7 and the G20.

 

This latest policy report recognises that over the past two decades, there has been a significant increase in cyber threats on a global scale. As a result, there is now a heightened need for governments and employers to enhance their capabilities in order to improve resilience and protection. One key aspect of this effort involves expanding the pool of skilled cyber security professionals.

 

The panel assembled to debate the report at the launch event included: Marieke Vandeweyer, Senior Policy Analyst and head of the Vocational Education & Training team at the OECD Centre for Skills (Moderator); John Davies MBE, Vice Chair & Former Skills Working Group Lead at the UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration group (UKC3), Working Group Chair at the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and Chair of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem;  Andrew Elliot, Deputy Director of Cyber Security Innovation and Skills at the UK Government's Department for Science, Innovation & Technology (DSIT); Marian Merrit, Deputy Director and Lead for Industry Engagement of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce (video link); Liz Mckeown, Executive Director of the Digital Community Management Office, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada (video link); and Michael Houlihan, UK CEO of the global not-for-profit social initiative, Generation, launched by the US consulting firm McKinsey.

 
A video of the Launch Event can be found here: https://bit.ly/3JATeMO
 

UKC3 Pan Cluster Gathering - 14 March 2023

14th March 2023 | 09:00 - 17:00

The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS

We are looking forward to welcoming many of you at the UKC3 Pan Cluster Event in Manchester on Tuesday 14th March
 
Agenda
 
09:30-10:00  Networking & Coffee
10:00-10:20  Welcome & Introductions - Linda Smith
10:20-10:40  Financial Update - Phil Jackman, Reporting Update - Sarah Raw
10:40-11:15  Future Sustainability, Linda Smith, KADA Research
11:15-11:30  Coffee break
11:30-12:00  Guest Speaker: Ulrich Seldeslachts, LSEC - Leaders In Security
12:00-12:30  Guest Speaker: Ed Greig, Deloitte Digital
12:30-13:15  Lunch
13:15-13:30  Northern Cyber Cluster Collaboration - Danielle Philips, CyberNorth
13:30-14:15  Ecosystem Development Working Group - Ben Shorrock and Lucy Paine
14:15-14:35  Department for Science, Innovation & Technology, Suzanne Lowe
14:35-14:50  Coffee Break
14:50-15:35  North Wales Police - Escape Room Exercise
15:35-16:00  Findings & Feedback
16:00-17:00  Networking & Close
 
Location: The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
16 min walk or 12 min tram from Victoria Station
15 min walk or 9 min tram from Piccadilly Station

This Webinar included the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Air University Pakistan and Cyber Wales.  The Air University is a federally chartered public sector research university under the command of the Pakistan Air Force.  Both parties are looking forward to leveraging Cyber Wales' strong links to the UK Armed Forces to explore and develop cyber skills and capability in the '5th Domain'.

 

Schedule

  • Date: 7th March 2023, Sunday
  • Starts: 10 am UK Local Time / 2 pm UAE Local Time
  • Ends: 11:30 am UK Local Time / 3:30 pm UAE Local Time


Program
As one of the UK largest Cyber Ecosystems, our network of cyber professionals spans far and wide with the objective to bring our connections, alongside the experts, closer to you. Join in as we link Academics and industry experts to discuss the most prominent cyber security challenges currently being faced by businesses, governments and the everyday individuals coving topics including business resilience, IoT and diversity and talent within the profession. Our webinar provides the opportunity to engage in real-time with our guest speakers to play a part in the conversation, prepare to be fully immersed in discussion bursting with informed perspectives and eye-opening insights. The future of the security of cyberspace is dependent on future generations who can operate safely and securely in online environments and young people who are inspired to contribute to cybersecurity as a lifelong career.

Synopsis
Webinars will focus on:

  • How cybersecurity awareness or digital literacy campaigns can both increase online safety and attract students to technology and cybersecurity-related careers
  • Approaches for introducing cybersecurity into educational curriculum, as focused courses, or as programs of study in Career Technical Education
  • Supporting “Opportunity Youth” to explore cybersecurity as an area of study or careers
  • The Cyber Threat Landscape - to better understand what we are up against
  • Measuring Cyber Risk Posture - using Best Practice Frameworks
  • Implementing Cyber Protection - with leading edge Systems & Technologies
  • Building Cyber Awareness - by developing a cyber secure culture These sessions are designed for people leading projects to transition back to business as usual and are particularly suitable for change managers, heads of operations, heads of HR, chief information security officers, legal counsels and data protection officers
  • Why Cyber Security Career Path matters
  • Cyber Security Financial Crimes

Examine the rationale for past and present education, training, and workforce approaches and apply critical analysis to future solutions. Many organizations are rethinking past practices and seeking to “stimulate innovation” as they transition to online learning and improvised work arrangements. This webinar will explore how to turn the lessons learned into systemic changes to improve cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development for the future. Join one of these webinar sessions presented by Cyber Wales aimed at schools and educational organizations and discover how cyber-attacks and ransomware are being used to target them

Our Guest Speakers

  • HE Dr Sheikh Hamed bin Ahmed Al Hamed, Honorary Patron of Cyber Wales, UAE
  • Air Marshal Javaid Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, Air University Pakistan
  • Mr John Davies MBE, Co-Founder and Chairman, Cyber Wales
  • Moderator Faheem Azhar, Board of Director & International Advisor of Cyber Wales

We will aim to do a Q&A Session at the end of the talks and we request all our audience to actively involved and participate and feel free to ask the relevant questions

Link to the Virtual Event: https://teams.microsoft.com/

Great British Tech Off event in Brussels on 7 March 2023

7th March 2023 | 09:00 - 17:00

British Embassy, Brussels

The British Embassy Brussels will organise the 'Great British Tech Off' event in Brussels on 7 March 2023.

A pitching event focused on everything tech which gives UK companies the opportunity to present their solutions to business executives (banks, insurance, telecom, ports), city representatives and federations from Belgium to explore a better future for societies.

This is an an afternoon event at the British Residence in Brussels including pitching sessions from UK and BE companies, as well as learning sessions. UK Companies active in the fields of Al, 5G, Cyber, Cleantech/Smart Cities and Fintech can apply.

Offer

  • Opportunity to present your solution to banks executives, telecom companies, city representatives and
    federations
  • A networking session with other UK/BE companies and BE stakeholders


Interested?
Places are limited. The British Embassy Brussels along with experts will carefully select candidates in terms of innovation, market and export readiness. The deadline to apply is 1 December 2022.

 

Disclaimer:
this event will happen following Covid-19 measures in place in Belgium at that time.
If your company is selected, you will not have to pay a participation fee. However, your company will need to
cover travel costs to Brussels, as well as accommodation

 

If you have any questions please contact:
Lure Clynckemaillie
Trade Adviser - Technology
British Embassy Brussels
[email protected]

TCBN Healthcare and Cyber Conference 2023

1st March 2023 | 14:00 - 18:30

IDEA London, 69 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2BB

The Transatlantic Cyber Security Business Network (TCBN), in partnership with Health Tech Alliance (HTA), is delighted to announce its latest event - The 2023 Healthcare and Cyber Conference - hosted on Wednesday 1st March, 2pm - 6.30pm at IDEALondon, Wilson St, London.

 

Positive steps have clearly been taken across the UK’s health service since the WannaCry attack in 2017. But the sector remains one of the most targeted to malicious cyberattacks globally, paying the highest price for data breaches and endangering its ability to function.

 

The recent advanced malware attack on the UK’s NHS this summer has once again highlighted cybersecurity as a critical patient safety issue requiring urgent solutions and collaboration between cybersecurity vendors and health stakeholders.

 

In addition, the ongoing workforce shortage and patient backlog means the NHS has limited capacity to cope with further cyber attacks alongside these issues. It is therefore crucial that contemporary and future solutions are found to support the NHS and minimise its cyber risk.

 

In this event, TCBN look to help tackle these issues head on, bringing together key stakeholders from the UK health sector and representatives from our industry to explore the main cyber priorities and concerns affecting the health space.

 

You are welcome to join the TCBN and HTA teams as we explore these important health conversations through our keynote speakers and in-depth panel discussions. The event will be concluded with a networking reception, where speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to connect over refreshments.

 

N .B. This event is limited to a capacity of 100 and only open to TCBN members, HTA members, health & government representatives and academics. If you do not fall into this criteria but still wish to attend, then please reach out to the TCBN team to discuss attendance via [email protected].

 

Data Privacy Cluster Meeting: Don't Take Me Home!

1st March 2023 | 14:30 - 16:30

Moneypenny Western Gateway Wrexham LL13 7ZB

Purpose

The Cyber Wales, Data Protection and Ethics cluster exists to showcase best practice, whilst providing a community resource for individuals and businesses alike. We want to bridge the gap between traditional IT and Data Protection, speakers are challenged to drop the jargon and inspire us all to think differently.

 

Event Title: Don’t take me home

Cyber Wales is delighted that on St David’s Day, the day that celebrates the patron Saint of Wales, we will be holding the latest Cyber Wales event in Wrexham. A city known for its long history of football, with the local Club, Wrexham AFC, being the third oldest professional football club in the world. The anthem, Don’t take me home, can often be heard from the terraces, win, lose or draw, in the end it is the being there that counts. Our host’s Moneypenny will be ready to welcome us all on a day of national celebration. The invitation extends across borders and we know you will all want to enjoy the Bara Brith and Welsh Cakes, as much as the speakers and discussion! Luckily, if you are not able to make it in person, you can register to join us online, after all it is being part of the community that counts.

 

Register to attend in person (limited availability), or join the event online.

 

Agenda

 

14:30 Arrival and Networking

14:45 A Cyber Wales Welcome

15:00 Tom Edginton

 

Tom is the Information Security Manager for Moneypenny, with over 25 years of working in a variety of IT technical and management roles across public and private sectors, including oceanographic research, retail, high end property, finance and business services. His journey into Cyber security started 10 years ago.

 

He leverages his broad technical knowledge and management experience to continually improve Moneypenny’s security posture and response to any potential breach.

 

15:30 Clare Patterson and Luke Beckley

 

Clare has over 25 years of experience in risk management, including working in data protection over the last 12 years. She launched CP Data Protection 5 years ago with the aim of bringing data protection to life and giving clear and practical advice. She works with clients in social housing and similar values-led sectors and is passionate about making a difference through her work. You'll usually find Clare balancing work with family-life, listening to rock music and podcasts, sipping on coffee, and eating pasta. She is also getting ready to launch a podcast with co-host Nathan Bent soon, called "What's The Difference?”

 

Luke is the Head of Data Governance and Management at British Land. Data has been a part of Luke’s working life for over 25 years, having managed an array of complex projects from data analytics, information governance and data privacy working in a number of organisations. Luke is passionate about supporting organisations make sense of their data, manage the information environment, drive regulatory compliance whilst understanding and engaging in developing a data ethics framework. A massive tennis fan, he loves drawing analogies from the game and avidly follows (and play’s)! So, should you have a racket to hand, he is available and willing for a round!

 

16:00 Chad Wollen

 

Chad is co-founder of Privacy Experience Agency. He has been at the forefront of all things customer-centered digital for 25 years. Working at WPP’s world famous Henley Centre gave Chad a grounding in understanding and predicting consumer behavior. Having held roles at Yahoo, AOL, ITV and Vodafone, Chad has had a mix of customer insight, marketing strategy, innovation and analytics responsibilities, putting him in the midst of the opportunities offered by data and digital platforms.

 

Whilst at Vodafone, Chads experience and interests with customers, data and innovation came to the fore as Global Head of Permissions Management. The opportunities offered by data could not be unlocked without a new customer and brand driven approach to Privacy. Chad initiated and ran a global programme to do just that. Those major privacy experience projects were the catalyst of what would eventually become PEA.

 

Immediately before founding PEA, Chad was Chief Marketing Officer of Smartpipe – a Privacy Enhancing Ad Tech platform. At PEA, Chad works with clients globally, to conduct research, deliver strategies and create privacy experiences and communications – all to embed the voice of the data subject into privacy.

 

16:30 Tours of the Moneypenny building and networking opportunity for those present

 

Thank you for attending

 

This event will be run as a hybrid event with an on-premise meeting complimented by a dial-in facility.

 

The on premise event will be held at Moneypenny, Western Gateway, Wrexham, LL13 7ZB. Maximum of 45 people and free parking available onsite.

Wales Week London - 22 February 2023

22nd February 2023 | 12:00 - 14:00

Welsh Government Offices, 25 Victoria Street, SW1H 0EX

As part of Wales Week in London, Technology Connected and Welsh Government Team London are presenting a private preview of Wales Tech Week 2023 followed by lunch and networking.

 

11:30am
Arrival & Refreshments

12:00pm
Talks & Q&A:

  • – Welcome & Introduction (Avril Lewis MBE)
  • – The World’s First Compound Semiconductor Cluster (Chris Meadows)
  • – Wales’ Flourishing Fintech Cluster (Sarah Williams-Gardener)
  • – World-class Cyber Expertise in Wales (John Davies MBE)
  • – Wales’ Growing Blockchain Community
  • – Final Thoughts with Q&A

1:15pm
Lunch & Networking

Women in Cyber Wales Cluster - 22 February 2023

22nd February 2023 | 14:00 - 16:00

Online

Awesome to see so many people attend our #womenincyber meeting today!

 

Some new faces and some familiar faces.

 

Thanks to everyone who attended, and especially to our speakers Dr Kiri Addison, Clare Bourne and Ellie, as well as to Lauren Thomas.

 

I'm always anxious ahead of these meetings in case they don't go well, but my fears are usually unfounded and this was no exception.

 

Great vibes in the (virtual) room! Next catch up for those who have a ticket is CyberUK in April!

Shout out to ITSUS Consulting | Expert network engineering and cyber security for hosting and supporting

BSides Cymru 2023

11th February 2023 | 09:00 - 18:00

Angel Hotel Cardiff Castle Street Cardiff CF10 1SZ

In 2023, we will return to Cardiff, bringing BSides to Wales again!

Join us for an InfoSec meetup in the Angel Hotel Cardiff, we'll catchup, network have some food/drinks.

Tickets will sell out quickly.

Cyber Wales Cluster Webinar in the Middle East - 5 February 2023

5th February 2023 | 12:00 - 13:00

Virtual

This Webinar included the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Jumeira University, Dubai and Cyber Wales.  Jumera University is a private higher education institution in Dubai, United Arab Emirates offering accredited programs in a wide range of disciplines including Business.  Both parties are looking forward to expanding the development of cyber skills in the university's programmes.

 

Schedule

  • Date: 5th Feb 2023, Sunday
  • Starts: 12 pm UK Local Time / 4 pm UAE Local Time
  • Ends: 1 pm UK Local Time / 5 pm UAE Local Time


Program
As one of the UK largest Cyber Ecosystems, our network of cyber professionals spans far and wide with the objective to bring our connections, alongside the experts, closer to you. Join in as we link Academics and industry experts to discuss the most prominent cyber security challenges currently being faced by businesses, governments and the everyday individuals coving topics including business resilience, IoT and diversity and talent within the profession. Our webinar provides the opportunity to engage in real-time with our guest speakers to play a part in the conversation, prepare to be fully immersed in discussion bursting with informed perspectives and eye-opening insights. The future of the security of cyberspace is dependent on future generations who can operate safely and securely in online environments and young people who are inspired to contribute to cybersecurity as a lifelong career.

Synopsis
Webinars will focus on:

  • How cybersecurity awareness or digital literacy campaigns can both increase online safety and attract students to technology and cybersecurity-related careers
  • Approaches for introducing cybersecurity into educational curriculum, as focused courses, or as programs of study in Career Technical Education
  • Supporting “Opportunity Youth” to explore cybersecurity as an area of study or careers
  • The Cyber Threat Landscape - to better understand what we are up against
  • Measuring Cyber Risk Posture - using Best Practice Frameworks
  • Implementing Cyber Protection - with leading edge Systems & Technologies
  • Building Cyber Awareness - by developing a cyber secure culture These sessions are designed for people leading projects to transition back to business as usual and are particularly suitable for change managers, heads of operations, heads of HR, chief information security officers, legal counsels and data protection officers
  • Why Cyber Security Career Path matters
  • Cyber Security Financial Crimes

Examine the rationale for past and present education, training, and workforce approaches and apply critical analysis to future solutions. Many organizations are rethinking past practices and seeking to “stimulate innovation” as they transition to online learning and improvised work arrangements. This webinar will explore how to turn the lessons learned into systemic changes to improve cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development for the future. Join one of these webinar sessions presented by Cyber Wales aimed at schools and educational organizations and discover how cyber-attacks and ransomware are being used to target them

Our Guest Speakers 

 

  • Dr Abdallah Hassan, President, Jumeira University, Dubai, UAE
  • Mr John Davies MBE, Co-Founder and Chairman, Cyber Wales
  • Mr Jason Davies, Board of Director, Cyber Wales
  • Moderator Faheem Azhar, Board of Director & International Advisor of Cyber Wales

We will aim to do a Q&A Session at the end of the talks and we request all our audience to actively involved and participate and feel free to ask the relevant questions

Link to the Virtual Event: https://meet.google.com/yvb-ozzx-svi

DIANA Industry Events with DASA - February 2023

2nd February 2023 | 09:00 - 17:00

Dorset, London & Newcastle upon Tyne

The UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is hosting three industry events to discuss the new and exciting NATO initiative, the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA).

 

The events will give attendees the opportunity to meet the UK DIANA team and learn about the vision through high level briefing sessions on:

·       The DIANA accelerator;

·       The Defence BattleLab;

·       The Future DIANA elements.

 

Each session will provide a briefing on the DIANA initiative and seek feedback from industry, in particular SMEs, as the initiative develops.

 

When and where will the events take place?

Three events are scheduled at different locations throughout the UK:

 

  • 2 February 2023 - The Defence Battlelab, Dorset
  • 8 February 2023 - techUK, London
  • 14 February 2023 - The Calalyst, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

How to Register

The events are free to attend and places are limited to 50 attendees. Early registration is advised to avoid disappointment. You can learn more about the events and complete the online registration form here.

 

Thank you to James Cooper, Head of Defence and Security Trade (Bilateral & NATO) at the British Embassy in Brussels

 

OT Cluster Meeting - 12 January 2023

12th January 2023 | 14:00 - 16:00

Online

The aim of the Cyber Wales OT Cluster meetings is to provide a platform to share intelligence and explore ideas on the specific cyber security challenges being faced by organisations working in Operational Technology (OT), Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS).

 

As usual, we'll have plenty of time for participation and interaction via Q&A and an open forum for you to put any questions to the cluster!

 

If you work in, or have an interest in, cyber security in the industrial sectors then we'd love for you to join us.

 

This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom by Cluster Managers Jules & Marie.

South Korea Cyber Week Mission - Deadline: 9 Jan 23

9th January 2023 | 09:00 - 17:00

South Korea

About the Mission

In February 2023, the British Embassy in Seoul will host its first Cyber Week - a week of business and policy- focused events looking to strengthen cooperation between the UK and Korea in the field of cyber security. To enable high-growth, best-in-class UK cyber security companies to participate and capitalise on the commercial opportunities the Korean cyber security market offers, the Department for International Trade will be taking a select group of such companies on a trade mission to South Korea from 6 February to 9 February 2023.

This mission will provide an opportunity for selected UK companies to:

  • Explore the Korean ecosystem in depth and understand the resources available to support their expansion to Korea
  • Meet with a tailored selection of potential business partners and customers
  • Develop relationships and commercial opportunities with Korean corporates
  • Network with UK entrepreneurs established in the market
  • Engage with policymakers to understand how bilateral trade agreements can benefit their business

South Korea is one of the most connected and technologically advanced economies in the world. With ever expanding device connectivity also comes an increasing need for cyber security measures. In fact, despite boasting one of the fastest digital infrastructures globally, aspects of Korea’s IT infrastructure haven proven vulnerable to cyber attacks.

As both the government and private industry are looking to heighten their security protocols in light of these vulnerabilities, the local market for cyber security solutions is showing strong growth potential.  According to the lasted figures published by Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT, the Korean cyber security market grew at a compound annual growth rate of 12% in 2020, reaching $3.3 bn. This growth trend is expected to continue, making it an opportune time for British cyber security companies to expand to Korea.

Target Participants

This mission to Seoul Cyber Week is designed for export-ready cyber security companies with an interest in:

  • Threat intelligence, monitoring, detection and analysis
  • Incident response and management
  • Network, endpoint, mobile and Internet of Things security
  • Information risk assessment and management
  • SCADA and information control systems
  • Identification, authentication and access control

Indicative Schedule

Please note, this schedule is subject to change.

Pre-Mission Briefing

  • A pre-mission briefing for selected participants will take place in January 2023.

Day 1: Monday, 6 February

  • Arrival

  • Welcome event with programme briefing in the afternoon

Day 2: Tuesday, 7 February

  • Industry seminar with UK and Korean participation, with an opportunity for UK companies to present their cyber security solutions to a relevant business audience
  • B2B matching with potential partners and customers, with tailored 1:1 meetings arranged based on participating UK companies' needs and targets
  • Networking reception in the evening

Day 3: Wednesday, 8 February

  • On-site visits to relevant Korean companies and organisations, allowing participating UK companies to deepen their understanding of the Korean ecosystem, discover concrete market opportunities, and build commercial relations with important Korean conglomerates (such as LG Group and SK Telecom)

Day 4: Thursday, 9 February

  • Additional on-site visits
  • Roundtable discussions and working groups with business and policy representatives on the role of industry in international standard setting in cyber security, cyber policy and FTAs, business involvement in UK and ROK cyber defence regulation, etc.
  • Closing reception with UK and Korean business leaders and policymakers

Selected participants will receive a contribution towards their accommodation costs for the duration of the mission. Companies will need to cover the cost of their flights to Korea themselves. If you have any questions regarding this mission, please contact [email protected].

Register Now

If you would like to join this mission, please register your interest by clicking on the button below. Please note that registrations close on Monday, 9 January 2023 (14:00 GMT). All companies will be informed of the outcome of their application later that same week.

Cyber Wales Cluster Webinar in the Middle East - 8 January 2023

8th January 2023 | 12:00 - 13:£0

Online

The Theme of this Webinar is to bring together experts from Cyber Industry and Academia to discuss current and emerging Cyber Security Challenges including Continuity of Learning and Skill Development in Virtual Environments.

 

Schedule

  • Date: 8th Jan 2023, Sunday
  • Starts: 12:00 pm UK Local Time / 5 pm Pakistan LT
  • Ends: 1:30 pm UK Local Time / 6:30 pm Pakistan LT


Program
As one of the UK largest Cyber Ecosystems, our network of cyber professionals spans far and wide with the objective to bring our connections, alongside the experts, closer to you. Join in as we link Academics and industry experts to discuss the most prominent cyber security challenges currently being faced by businesses, governments and the everyday individuals coving topics including business resilience, IoT and diversity and talent within the profession. Our webinar provides the opportunity to engage in real-time with our guest speakers to play a part in the conversation, prepare to be fully immersed in discussion bursting with informed perspectives and eye-opening insights. The future of the security of cyberspace is dependent on future generations who can operate safely and securely in online environments and young people who are inspired to contribute to cybersecurity as a lifelong career.

Synopsis
Webinars will focus on:

  • How cybersecurity awareness or digital literacy campaigns can both increase online safety and attract students to technology and cybersecurity-related careers
  • Approaches for introducing cybersecurity into educational curriculum, as focused courses, or as programs of study in Career Technical Education
  • Supporting “Opportunity Youth” to explore cybersecurity as an area of study or careers
  • The Cyber Threat Landscape - to better understand what we are up against
  • Measuring Cyber Risk Posture - using Best Practice Frameworks
  • Implementing Cyber Protection - with leading edge Systems & Technologies
  • Building Cyber Awareness - by developing a cyber secure culture These sessions are designed for people leading projects to transition back to business as usual and are particularly suitable for change managers, heads of operations, heads of HR, chief information security officers, legal counsels and data protection officers
  • Why Cyber Security Career Path matters
  • Cyber Security Financial Crimes

Examine the rationale for past and present education, training, and workforce approaches and apply critical analysis to future solutions. Many organizations are rethinking past practices and seeking to “stimulate innovation” as they transition to online learning and improvised work arrangements. This webinar will explore how to turn the lessons learned into systemic changes to improve cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development for the future. Join one of these webinar sessions presented by Cyber Wales aimed at schools and educational organizations and discover how cyber-attacks and ransomware are being used to target them

Our Guest Speakers 

 

  • Mr Sarfraz Malik, Executive Chairman of Jhelum Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pakistan  
  • Ms S M Abdul Aziz, Director SLS College United Arab Emirates and Pakistan 
  • Mr John Davies MBE, Co-Founder and Chairman, Cyber Wales
  • Mr Jason Davies, Board of Director, Cyber Wales
  • Moderator Faheem Azhar, Board of Director & International Advisor of Cyber Wales

We will aim to do a Q&A Session at the end of the talks and we request all our audience to actively involved and participate and feel free to ask the relevant questions

Google Meet Invite Link to the Virtual Event:

 

Technology Trade Mission to Turkey - Deadline: 23 Dec 22

23rd December 2022 | 09:00 - 17:00

Istanbul

Technology Trade Mission to Turkey

25 – 26 January 2023, Istanbul 

The Department for International Trade (DIT) will be taking a trade mission* to Turkey around Mobilefest Trade Show in Istanbul. Turkey’s strategic location, bringing together influences from Europe and Asia makes it an ideal market for fresh IT initiatives. Turkey is the world’s 19th largest economy, with a young, growing population of 84 million, well-educated workforce and a culture of entrepreneurship. Digital transformation is a key priority area in Turkey for both public and private sectors creating high potential opportunities for digital technology solutions.

The mission is designed for UK export-ready technology companies with an interest in the following areas:

  • Cybersecurity

  • Internet of Things

  • Data Analytics

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Mobile technologies

*DIT covers the cost of all the activities on the agenda, companies need to pay for their flight and accommodation. Please click here to view the mission agenda.

4 Nations Secure Coding Tournament (Wales) - 19 October 2022

19th October 2022 | 10:00 - 22:00

Online

The 4 Nations Secure Code Warrior Tournaments are here! 

The tournaments offer participants a chance to represent their region: Scotland, N. Ireland, Wales and England, allowing you to compete against the other participants in a series of vulnerable code challenges that ask you to identify a problem, locate insecure code or weakness, and or fix a vulnerability. 

 

The top ten finalists from each region will compete in the national UK Secure by Design Games! 

 

The dates for the knockout stage are: 

5th October - England
12 October - Scotland
19 October - Wales
26 October - Northern Ireland

 

The date for the final is: 29 November - The Final

 

You don’t need extensive programming knowledge as this will be a great way to learn the foundations and intermediates of leveraging code that is not only functional but is also secure.

 

Registration opens on the 27th July - so select your region and enter today.

 

Fill out the form to register your interest - https://info.qa.com/scw-event

 

 

ESCO Cyber Investor Days in the Hague 2022

17th October 2022 | 10.00 - 17.00

HSD Campus in the Hague

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On the 17th of October 2022, the ECSO Cyber Investor Days will take place at the HSD Campus in The Hague, the Netherlands. The most promising European cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups will take the stage and have the unique opportunity to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and meet with leading investors and corporates from around Europe. 

Ambitions to pitch on a European stage?

Are you a start-up or scale-up interested in pitching your solution on a European stage? Find all details and the application form here. Once you have downloaded and filled out the application, you can upload it together with your pitch deck through the registration link. The selection committee will finally select 12 European start/scale-ups to pitch during the ECSO Cyber Investor Days on 17 October in The Hague. 

Cybersecurity investors and integrators register now!

Are you an investor, industry expert or other cybersecurity enthusiast and interested in joining the ECSO Cyber Investor Days as an attendee? The registration for attendance of the event is now open. Please note that definitive attendance is subject to official confirmation after registration. 

Program

10:30 - 11:00 CEST.         

 Registration & pitch preparations

11:00 - 11:15 CEST. 

 Welcoming remarks

11:15 - 11:30 CEST.

 Presentation of the local jury members

11:30 - 12:30 CEST.

 1st pitch session

12:30 - 13:30 CEST. 

 Lunch break

13:30 - 14:10 CEST.

 2nd pitch session

14:10 - 14:30 CEST. 

 Coffee break

14:30 - 15:20 CEST. 

 Fireside chat – Is The Camel The New Unicorn?!   

15:20 - 15:30 CEST.

 Announcement of the nominees for the European STARtup Award &  ceremonial picture

15:30 - 15:40 CEST.

 Summary of the day & opening of B2B meetings

15:40 - 17:00 CEST. 

 B2B meetings

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Brochure

Please find here the event brochure of the Dutch edition of the ECSO Cyber Investor Days with the final program and participating start-ups and scale-ups.

ECSO STARtup Award 2022

The two best cybersecurity companies participating in the Dutch edition of the Cyber Investor Days will be nominated to compete for the ECSO’s European Cybersecurity STARtup Award 2022. Nominees will be selected by the local jury and will be invited to participate in the final competition, which will be held in March 2023. During the final ceremony, nominees will pitch to the European jury and will have a unique opportunity to present themselves to high-level investors, corporate executives and cybersecurity experts. For more information visit ECSO Startup Award!

Special Women4Cyber STARtup Award

Cybersecurity companies (co-)founded by women and/or companies with at least 50% female employees will also be nominated for the Women4Cyber STARtup Award. 

   

This edition of Cyber Investor Days will take place on Monday 17 October, the day before ONE Conference 2022 (18 & 19 October 2022) as a side event of the ONE Conference. ONE Conference is the Netherlands’ leading international cybersecurity event which will be held at the World Forum The Hague. It is a unique opportunity to attend these two cybersecurity events with leading content, renowned speakers and some of Europe’s most exiting cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups. 

The Cyber Investor Days are organised by European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), TIIN Capital, InnovationQuarter, KPN Ventures, Women4Cyber and HSD. 

 

 

 

Cyber Investor Day

27th June 2022 | 09.00 - 17.00

Dublin, Ireland

The European Cyber Security Organisation together with Cyber Ireland and Enterprise Ireland invites you to apply to the 11th Cyber Investor Days in Dublin, taking place on the 27th-28th June 2022.

The event provides a valuable opportunity to meet the most promising European cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups, discover their cybersecurity solutions and discuss potential partnerships at the B2B meetings. 

11th Cyber Investor Days will be organised as an in-person event. All information about the event is available on the ECSO website.

CIISec Wales Branch Webinar - 22 February 2022

22nd February 2022 | 14:00 - 16:00

Online Event

Cyber Wales are proud to be hosting a Branch Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Information Security Professionals again this month.

CIISec Branch meetings are "members only" events but, like the last meeting we held with CIISec, members of the Cyber Wales ecosyetem are welcome to attend.

The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) is the only pure play information and cyber security institution to have been granted Royal Charter status and is dedicated to raising the standard of professionalism in information and cyber security. CIISec provide a universally accepted focal point for the information cyber security profession, it is an independent not-for-profit body governed by its members, ensuring standards of professionalism for training, qualifications, operating practices and individuals. CIISec has a growing membership that represents over 10,000 individuals in the information and cyber security industry. CIISec represents professionalism, integrity and excellence within information and cyber security our principal objectives are;

  • To promote, for the public benefit, the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of information security
  • To develop high ethical standards for practitioners in information security and to promote professional standards in the UK and overseas
  • To act as an authoritative body for the purpose of consultation and research in matters of education or public interest concerning information security

SPEAKERS

Amanda Finch, CEO CIISec

Amanda Finch is the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) and has specialised in Information Security management since 1991. She has always been an active contributor to the industry and for many years she has been dedicated to gaining recognition for the discipline to be recognised as a profession.

Over her career she has been engaged in all aspects of Information Security Management and takes a pragmatic approach to the application of security controls to meet business objectives. Through her work she has developed an extensive understanding of the commercial sector and its particular security needs. In her current role she works with Industry, Government and Academia, assisting all sectors in raising levels of competency and education.

Amanda has a Masters degree in Information Security, Full Membership CIISec and is a Fellow of the BCS. In 2007 she was awarded European Chief Information Security Officer of the year by Secure Computing magazine and frequently listed as one of the most influential women within the industry.

Kevin Streater, Vice President at ForgeRock

Kevin Streater is an expert in IT & Cyber Security skills development with over 20 years’ experience as a specialist in competency assessment, digital credentialing and educational technology. Kevin is a vice president at ForgeRock, a leading provider of digital identity solutions, where he heads the global customer education business. Before ForgeRock, Kevin was Executive Director, Employer Engagement at The Open University after 19 years in various technical and management roles at Sun Microsystems.

Kevin is chair of CEdMA Europe, the IT vendor education management trade association, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security, Trustee and Chartered Fellow of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and head judge for the UK IT Industry Awards and has a degree in Computer Science from City University, London, and an MBA from The Open University.

Women In Cyber March 2024 (Hybrid)

| 12.30 - 16.00

Hybrid: Sparc Building Cardiff & Online

Women in Cyber Wales is part of the Cyber Wales Group. The meetings provide a valuable way for women working, or hoping to work, in the cyber industry to meet and support each other. Our next event is taking place in person in Cardiff, with an online (Teams) option for those who aren't able to join us in person. You don't have to live or work in Wales to attend.

Taking place at the impressive Sparc building in Cardiff, we'll have a selection of speakers for you to hear from, including Kylie Barnes from Hays Recruitment who will talk about the research they have carried out into salaries and day rates. We will also hear from Liz Lewis about the neurodiversity network being developed by the Cyber Innovation Hub, and Colette King, Information Security Lead at ALD Automotive will share information on her role, how she got there, and how to avoid / manage stress and burnout in the industry. Last but not least, we will hear from Heather Anstey-Myers and Kate Carr who will run a session on networking.

The Cyber Innovation Hub have generously offered to provide lunch for those attending in person, so attendance will be on a first come, first served basis as numbers will be limited at the venue.

Provisional timings: Start 12.30pm - 1pm for in person attendees (networking and buffet lunch at 1pm), main event to start at 2pm (for both in person and on-line attendees). 4pm close.

We hope you will be able to join us for this event.

Our speakers:

  • Kylie Barnes, Senior Client Engagement Manager, Hays Recruitment
  • Liz Lewis, Wales Cyber Innovation Hub
  • Colette King, Information Security Lead at ALD Automotive
  • Heather Anstey-Myers, Cloud 9 Business Solutions & Kate Carr, Arc: Making the Difference

 

Kylie Barnes is the Senior Client Engagement Management for Hays Technology.

With 14 Years of recruitment experience, Kylie has spent the last 5 years facing Cyber, Digital and Technology sector in Wales. As a Senior Client Engagement Manager she supports businesses with talent strategy-providing support, advice and solutions with the help of the recruiters in her team. Hays Technology compile a variety of Technology specific insights along with Salary and Recruiting Trend guides. Kylie also hosts the Hays Women in Tech Connect-Wales networking event which runs quarterly.

Colette King is the Information Security Lead at ALD Automotive. Colette transitioned into a cyber security career from a career in an entirely different sector, and will talk from personal experience about stress and burnout, and how to manage these challenges.

Elizabeth Lewis spent 23 years honing her expertise in hospitality management and training & development before embarking on a transformative career journey. In 2018, she shifted gears, pursuing a degree with the Open University to equip herself for new challenges. Transitioning into project management roles within manufacturing and software development, her path then led her to the Cyber Innovation Hub. This exciting project from the University of South Wales & Cardiff University is changing the cyber landscape in the South Wales region by creating new companies, hands-on training courses and building a robust cluster of activity.

Driven by a fervent belief in equity and inclusion, Elizabeth is dedicated to amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups in the cyber and tech spheres. She is particularly passionate about advocating for increased representation for women and neurodivergent individuals, recognizing the immense value they bring to these fields.

Heather Anstey-Myers is an Executive and Business Coach and also the CEO, Manufacturing Wales and Interim CEO, Hybu Cig Cymru. Heather describes what she does as “finding and unlocking growth barriers for ambitious leaders and businesses”. With her extensive experience of working with high-level executives across diverse industries, Heather has a deep understanding of leadership dynamics. Recent projects include design and delivery of leadership workshops for a mental health forum: process and systems review and personalised workforce productivity plans for a digital news platform coaching the executive team of a Welsh manufacturing company.

Kate Carr provides strategy and innovation expertise, supporting organisations to apply sustainable development approaches to change aimed at creating happier, healthier communities. A former journalist, she has built on skills to develop a successful track record in good governance, scrutiny and audit. As a trainee psychotherapist, she brings insight into the 'people' part of performance, process and participation. She examines what influences our behaviours and decision-making processes at work and supports organisations to look at how they can achieve sustainable change that makes a lasting difference. Kate has developed social leadership programmes and pathways to employment as well as helping organisations review their approaches to inclusion and social impact.

Together, Heather and Kate believe that there are better ways to do business, applying sustainable development approaches to change. They use their combined expertise to support SMEs to look beyond the ordinary and craft personalised processes where people matter and where everyone can put their best foot forward.

By signing up for this event you consent to your details being added to our database in order to receive information about future meetings.

This event is hosted by Clare Johnson, Founder of Women in Cyber Wales and Cyber Capability Consultant at ITSUS Consulting.

 

Register your attendance here!

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