Cyber Wales Supporting Institutions

Supporting Institutions

Aerospace Wales

The Aerospace Wales Forum is the trade association for all companies operating in the Aerospace & Defence sector in Wales and exists to provide the best service we can to assist our members by promoting your company in our capabilities database and giving you access to events, networking opportunities and industry expertise.

Business Wales

Business Wales is the Welsh Government’s dedicated information, guidance and advice service for small and medium-sized enterprises and micro-businesses.

Cardiff Metropolitan University

We trace our history back to 1865, when the School of Art first opened in the Old Free Library in Cardiff.  Since we developed into a university, we have remained rooted in Wales while providing practice-focused and professionally oriented education to students from around the globe. Our vision emboldens this commitment to education, research and innovation undertaken in partnership with our students, governments, business and industry and with tangible benefits for individuals, society and the economy.  We are committed to ensuring that every student fulfils their potential to make outstanding graduate-level contributions to their own and future generations.  Launched in 2018 the School will work closely with employers across the tech industry to be at the cutting edge of meeting both student demand and employer need in a sector with an increasing number of highly-paid graduate level careers. The school will build on an established portfolio of existing industry focused courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, to offer new degrees in data science, information security, robotics, electronics and systems engineering from 2019.  

Cardiff University

We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Our world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact. We provide an educationally outstanding experience for our students. Driven by creativity and curiosity, we strive to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. The university is the acknowledged leader of higher education in Wales, it is the principality’s only member of the Russell Group of research-led universities and has two Nobel Laureates on its staff. Cardiff University is also home to the brand new Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics located at Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science and Informatics which is the first centre of its kind in Europe. This new research centre has been set up to provide world-leading research into the ever-growing problem of cyber security and was launched by the University and Airbus.

Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) is one of the largest colleges in the country – transforming education and training across the capital region of Wales. We have over 20,000 students each year and a large staff team of industry experts, sector specialists and knowledgeable and experienced support teams. We are teaching people in top class industry facilities and centres of excellence across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan; in the community and in workplaces across the region, Wales and the world. We are proud of our student success rate – one of the best in the sector, with 89% achieving their main qualification.

Careers Wales

Career Choices Dewis Gyrfa Ltd (CCDG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Welsh Government which was formed on 1 April 2013. Trading as Gyrfa Cymru Careers Wales, we provide the all age, independent and impartial careers information, advice and guidance service for Wales. We deliver a remit set by the Minister for Education and Skills and support the Welsh Government’s strategic objectives as identified in the Programme for Government and related Welsh Government policies, such as the Youth Engagement and Progression Framework (YEPF).  The overall focus for our service is to help people make effective decisions and become independent in managing their careers.  This includes making realistic career decisions and plans, and ensuring successful progression and positive outcomes for individuals, who we support to gain appropriate training, further learning or employment.  Our work helps to develop the nation’s skills base and to support the effectiveness of expenditure on education and training, thereby contributing to the economic and social well-being of Wales.

Coleg Gwent

We are amongst the best performing colleges in Wales and we’re also one of the biggest with over 23,000 students. Whether it’s your goal to go to university, get started in your dream job, work towards a promotion or learn a new skill, we can help get you where you want to be. Choose from an inspiring range of academic or vocational courses including A Levels and Apprenticeships, university level Higher Education options, professional qualifications or workforce training for employers. If you don’t know where to start, our specialist admissions advisors can guide you with your options and your next steps. We are in the top quarter of all colleges in Wales following Estyn’s Annual Review of Performance in 2014, so as a student at Coleg Gwent you can be confident of a high quality experience with plenty of personal support and guidance. We’re here to help you succeed. Our five unique campuses are accessibly located across the boroughs of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen - so there’s a whole world of exciting opportunity open to everyone in our local communities.

CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, we focus our programs on four main areas: education, certification, advocacy, and philanthropy. Our vision of the IT landscape is shaped by 30 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 1,000 business partners. We are driven by our members and led by an elected board of industry professionals. All proceeds are directly reinvested in programs that benefit our valued members and the industry as a whole. Headquartered outside of Chicago, we have offices across the United States and in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

eCadets

“An age-appropriate e-safety curriculum that is flexible, relevant and engages pupils’ interest; that is used to promote e-safety through teaching pupils how to stay safe, how to protect themselves from harm and how to take responsibility for their own and others’ safety.  Positive rewards are used to cultivate positive and responsible use.  Peer mentoring programmes.” Ofsted Guidance on eSafety, 2015

ICO

The ICO is the UK's independent body set up to uphold information rights. Our role is to uphold information rights in the public interest.

IISP

The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) is the only pure play information security institution to have been granted Royal Charter status and is dedicated to raising the standard of professionalism in information security. 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, and to act as an authoritative body for the purpose of consultation and research in matters of education or public interest concerning information security. For more information contact [email protected] and/or [email protected] or ring +44 (0) 203 3840 399

ISF (Information Security Forum)

Founded in 1989, the Information Security Forum (ISF) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a Membership comprising many of the world’s leading organisations featured on the Fortune 500 and Forbes 2000 lists. We are dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in information security and risk management, by developing best practice methodologies, processes and solutions that meet the business needs of our Members. The ISF provides Members with a trusted and confidential environment within which their in-depth knowledge and practical experience can be shared. This approach enables the ISF to harness the collective insights and knowledge of its Members to deliver leading-edge solutions that are comprehensive, pragmatic and effective. By working together, Members avoid the major expenditure required to reach the same goals on their own. For more information please contact [email protected]

National Cyber Security Centre

The NCSC was set up to help protect our critical services from cyber attacks, managing major incidents and improve the underlying security of the UK Internet through technological improvement and advice to citizens and organisations. Our vision is to help make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.

North Wales Police Cyber Crime Team

The police are here to help to make you, your family and friends safe online. In most cases, you can keep yourself safe from cyber crime by being aware of the type of threats that are out there, and using trusted resources and tools to protect you. A few simple steps can go a long way to staying safe and protected. connect with us on twitter@NWPCyberCrime

Swansea University

Swansea University - Founded in 1920, Swansea is a vibrant research-led university. Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, the University's location is captivating. With 15,921 students and 2,510 staff, Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime. The University is planning an ambitious campus expansion and development programme that will enable it to double in size and further enhance the student experience.

TARIAN ROCU (Regional Organised Crime Unit)

Tarian is the name for the Southern Wales Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) and was launched 2003 in response to the increased threat of Class A drugs in communities. During 2003 operation Tarian created a Regional Task Force (RTF) and Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU), both becoming fully operational in January 2004. The unit was further enhanced by the co-location of the Regional Asset Recovery Team (RART) in March 2004 and a new Regional Protected Persons Unit began operations in January 2013. The Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) was added to the Tarian family early 2014. The RCCU tackles those responsible for the most serious incidents of: Computer intrusion; Distribution of malicious code; Denial of service attack. The Unit, working closely with the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), provides a national investigative response to the most serious incidents of cyber-crime. The Unit are also working collaboratively with Welsh Government with the aim of developing a ‘secure digital nation’. Current information available suggests that 80% of Cyber crime is preventable and it is our intention through partnership engagement and education to develop Wales as a safe place to live, visit and do business.

TechHub

TechHub Wales creates spaces around the world for tech entrepreneurs to meet, work, learn and collaborate, and runs a load of great events, advice sessions and more. We provide physical and virtual spaces that enable technology startups to work smarter, develop faster and increase their chance of success. How? Through our one-vision global community. Every TechHub Member is working on a tech product. Entrepreneurs and their teams drop in or set up shop, advice flows freely (so does beer and pizza), angels appear, relationships blossom, and the likes of Jimmy Wales or Eric Ries may even pop in for a chat. TechHub offers flexible workspace, access to an energetic community, the resources of a global company, the energy and shared knowledge of a tech conference and the buzz of a social networking event rolled into one!

TITAN - North West Regional Organised Crime Unit

Titan, the name for the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, was established in 2009 as a collaboration between the six police forces in Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and North Wales to tackle serious organised crime that crosses county borders in the region. The mission of the unit is simple - to tackle organised crime groups causing the greatest levels of harm to communities in the North West. The unit is comprised of five teams working closely together and includes representatives from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, UK Border Agency and the National Crime Agency. Those teams are: the Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU), the Regional Crime Unit (RCU), the Regional Asset Recovery Team (RART), Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) and the Protected Persons Service Unit (PPS).

University of Chester

The Cybersecurity Facility is part of the Department of Computer Science, which was established in 1985 and is an innovative, forward-thinking Department.

University of South Wales

University of South Wales - The University of South Wales Group comprises the: University of South Wales; Merthyr Tydfil College; The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. These institutions share the common values of quality and excellence in delivering education across the full spectrum of the needs of the people of Wales and beyond. The University has developed partnership and franchise agreements with a number of colleges in Wales, throughout Britain and at many institutions overseas, so you can study a University of South Wales course at your local college. The MSc Cyber Security degree will equip you with the latest knowledge and understanding of the threats associated with the use of technology in business and how best to deal with them. You will cover both the technical and management/governance areas required to operate in the cyber security profession, allowing you to develop a range of key transferable skills valued by employers in both the public and private sectors. You will also benefit from being taught by staff who are at the forefront of their subject area.

Welsh Government

The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales. We are working to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make our nation a better place in which to live and work. The Welsh Government consists of: The First Minister, Welsh Ministers, The Counsel General, Deputy Ministers. They are supported by civil servants who work across devolved areas that include key areas of public life such as health, education and the environment. We aim to be open and responsive to the needs of citizens and communities and are one of the few governments in the world that publishes Cabinet minutes and papers. Responsibility for most key areas of public life including health, education and environment is devolved. With offices across Wales, including Merthyr Tydfil, Aberystwyth and Llandudno Junction, we are getting closer to the people we serve.

WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Committee)

WJEC - formally the Welsh Joint Education Committee, is a consortium of 22 local education authorities in Wales providing qualifications and support for teachers and students. We believe in the personal and professional development of all our learners and we want to help each and every one of our students realise their potential. Our aim is to bring out the best in students and teachers by providing distinguished examinations and assessment which are highly valued by both employers and universities. As well as providing qualifications WJEC also offers professional development, educational resources, and support for adults who wish to learn Welsh. WJEC also manages the prestigious National Youth Orchestra of Wales, The National Youth Theatre of Wales and National Youth Dance Wales. These are part of National Youth Arts Wales, which is supported by WJEC in partnership with Tŷ Cerdd.

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