The first ever Cyber Wales event was the newly formed South Wales Cyber Security Cluster meeting which ran in July 2014.
The meeting was officially opened by Dr Emma Philpott from the UK Cyber Security Forum who formally welcomed the new Cluster, the first open cluster to follow in the footsteps of the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster and spoke about some success stories of collaborative working in the original Malvern Group.
The inaugural guest speaker was Professor Andrew Blyth from the University of South Wales who gave a very entertaining in-depth briefing on some of the forensics and vulnerability projects he has run for the police, GCHQ, government and private bodies in the university's multi-million pound security lab environment.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Welsh Government's ICT Sector Team and the South Wales Police Cyber Crime Unit.
A number of prominent security companies attended such as Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP who hosted the meeting, Pervade Software, Westgate Cyber Security and Skybrid.
Some independent cyber security specialist consultants were also there, including Meirion Morgan and Jeremy Creasey as well as an organisation associated with the cyber community Thomas Carroll Group Plc who are creating cyber insurance cover.