Meet the Cyber Security Clusters of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem and find out what they do and why!
Cyber Wales is a representative body with the aim of being the Heart and the Voice of the cyber Communities in Wales.
- The Heart - because very few people or organisations really understand Cyber. Not all "Technology" or "Digital" is Cyber and Cyber is not all "Technology" or "Digital" and bleeding these communities together causes confusion and handicaps growth.
- The Voice - because too many people and organisations claim to speak for Cyber. Bad cyber advice is worse than no cyber advice at all because people will believe they are protected when they are not but thankfully we have the NCSC as our source.
Back in 2019, Cyber Wales registered as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company and the Management Team, the Cluster Managers and the Steering Committee all strive to provide a platform for Members to find Guidance, share News, ideas and best practice, to encourage collaboration through Clusters, Events and Competitions and to identify Opportunities for the cyber Communities in Wales to thrive and grow.
Cyber Wales communicates with members through Cyber Security Clusters, which are informal networking groups of people and organisations who work in, or have an interest in, cyber security. Each of the Clusters has their own aims and objectives, however, they all share the following ideals:-
- Help cyber companies to grow by communicating initiatives & trade opportunities, providing a networking platform to share ideas & best practice, encouraging collaboration and identifying partnership opportunities.
- Help make businesses more resilient to cyber attacks by building cyber security knowledge, & skills and making Wales a hub for cyber security expertise in Europe.
Cluster meetings are held monthly, in both South Wales and North Wales, at a variety of locations and they are free to attend. There are currently 8 Cyber Clusters running, some geographically-based and others covering specific topics:-
- Middle East
- Data Privacy & Ethics
- Education & Training
- Women in Cyber
- Operation Technology
- Capture the Flag
In July, we will be holding an All-Wales Cluster Meeting and each of the Clusters Managers will be providing a brief overview of their Cluster. This is an amazing opportunity to meet the cluster managers, find out more about what they do, why they do it and how you can get involved.
Come along to learn more about how the Welsh Cyber Cluster help to make the Cyber Wales ecosystem, the biggest and best of its kind in the UK.
Link to the event - Click Here