Latest Opportunities

4th International Cyber Warfare & Security Conference, Turkey – Event: 20th November 2019


The 4TH International Cyber Warfare & Security Conference will be running on the 20-21 November 2019 at the Congresium Conference Centre in Ankara, Turkey

2019 Theme: “How to become a global player in Cyber Security”

* Funding the Cyber Security Ecosystem
* Increasing Quality of Security Services
* International Collabrations
* How Cyber Security Clusters are important for the Ecosystems
* Extending the variety of products and perspectives
* A Rise of State – Sponsored Attacks
* Cyber – Physical Convergence

This event is organised by the Turkish Cyber Security Cluster, a fellow member of the GlobalEPIC (Ecosystem of ecosystems for Partnerships and Innovation in Cyber) alongside Cyber Wales.

Burak Sondal who is on the Steering Group of the Turkish Cluster has extended an invitation to any Cyber Wales members who wish to attend this event so come and meet with members of the Turkish Cluster to explore opportunities to collaborate.

We are working with Welsh Government and DIT to see it some funding might available to assist with travel costs.

If you are interested in this opportunity please let John Davies know (johnd@cyberwales.net)

BIND 4.0 Start-up Initiative Launch – Event: 23rd July 2019


Representatives from the Basque Region of Spain are visiting Wales next week to launch their annual Basque Start-up initiative Bind 4.0. Last year’s edition took place in the Digital Catapult in London.

The aim of Bind 4.0 is to connect Basque manufacturing companies (both indigenous and Basque based multi-nationals) to tech start-ups from around the world who are at minimum viable product level or beyond with a view to co-developing a product or solving a problem.

This year marks the third edition of the initiative and the focus will be on the four sectors: health, advanced manufacturing, energy and food.

If successful, the programme would offer tech start-ups: a major potential future customer, finance (minimum EUR 25,000-EUR 150,000), travel and subsistence expenses as well as training and mentoring. There is no expectation that the start-up will relocate to the Basque Country.

The programme launches in July with applications from tech companies to be submitted by end September.

Please feel free to pop in to the Tramshed in Cardiff for more information:-

17.30 Welcome address. Representative from the Welsh Government
Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language
17.45 The Welsh tech start up scene. Representative from Tramshed Tech
18.00 Bind 4.0 Accelerator Programme Presentation
18.30 Roundtable discussion with Bind 4.0 participants
– Chair: Amaia Martínez, Bind 4.0 Coordinator, SPRI-Basque Country Development Agency
– Jokin Lopetegui, CAF – Partner Company
– David Greenberg, CEO EAVE – Startup
– Niammh Brannelly, Product Manager OSASEN – Startup
– Mikel Irizar, CEO of Hydromodel Host and board member of BigML
19.00 Questions & Answers
19.15 Networking & Basque tapas

UK Cyber Forum Update – 14 July 2019


Good afternoon

Here are some opportunities you might be interested in

Level 3 Apprenticeship Cyber Technician survey

Short notice deadline 19th July – sorry!

Over the last few months a group of industry representatives have been working with the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) to develop a level 3 Apprenticeship for a Cyber Security Technician.  Our aim is to encourage people into the profession as early as possible.

The industry panel has now submitted the proposal to the IfA and the requirement level 3 Apprenticeship has been approved.  As part of the process there is now a two week wider industry consultation, which we would encourage you to be a part of.  By following the link below, you will be taken to a survey which details the proposed content of the Level 3 Apprenticeship.  We would like your views as to the relevance of it, the survey should not take too much of your time.  This consultation is important, the panel want to be sure we are providing a route into the profession that is both relevant to employers and Apprentices, we can only gain this assurance from you.

On behalf of the Level 3 Apprenticeship Cyber Technician panel, can I thank you in advance for your input.

You can find the survey at:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XJMNY7J. Please note that the deadline for completion of the survey is 19 July 2019.

Billington DIT event in New York – 4/5th September

Billington is a large Government cyber security summit, entering its 10th anniversary this year. The theme for this year is: “Reinventing Cybersecurity: Addressing Tomorrow’s Top Cyber Challenges”.

Pre-Billington DIT event in New York – Tuesday 4th September

Due to the increase in events put on by the Billington organiser, and the extended exhibiting period, DIT will run a one day program of events in New York on Tuesday 4th September before heading up to Washington.  We will still be involved in the extremely successful VIP reception at Billington.  If you are interested in the NY program please Peter Thompson – peter.thompson@trade.gov.uk.

Billington, Washington DC, 4/5th September

Below is some information around the Billington Cybersecurity event in Washington from the organisers.  There won’t be a DIT pavilion at the exhibition but there is a UK cyber zone where we will be present.  The cost of exhibiting is $5,000.  DIT will be supporting companies who attend/exhibit and have negotiated some relevant opportunities with the event organisers as outlined below.  DIT are not involved in the organisation of the exhibition so if you are interested in exhibiting or attending please contact the organiser directly – tkb@billingtoncybersecurity.com

[A message from the organiser] Dear Potential Exhibitor at the UK Cyber Innovation Zone:

To grow your cyber business in the U.S. public sector, the largest cyber marketplace in the world, you should seriously consider exhibiting at the 10th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit on 9/4-9/5.  This summit is the leading summit on cybersecurity in government and draws unprecedented decision-makers.

For the fifth year, the UK Cyber Innovation Zone will be held at this summit and we invite you to exhibit as part of this Zone and to attend this unique summit.

Here are five reasons why exhibiting would benefit you and your business:

1. The summit is where the cyber “who’s who” in the U.S. Federal cyber market convenes.  Senior leaders in government and at major systems integrators have gathered for 10 years.  Going on its fifth year, the British Embassy will host a reception at the conclusion of this summit allowing for unparalleled networking.

2. The summit is the most established event of its kind entering its milestone 10th year in the world’s largest cyber market in the region where the NSA, DOD, DHS, DOE are located at the epicenter of cybersecurity.

3. Billington will launch a Cyber Mindsharing Network consisting of one on ones from 9:00-11:30 am on September 4 before the launch of this summit.

3. The U.K.’s “special relationship” with the U.S. makes it the first, trusted area the U.S. government looks for partners.

4. The event includes an educational one hour breakout panel on 9/5 tailored to International businesses hoping to grow in the cyber US government market titled, “Building Your Cybersecurity Business in the U.S. Public Sector.”

5. Trusted relationships matter greatly in the US cyber market; and this is where relationships form.  The entire program will be in the same room as the 60K+ square foot exhibit hall so that exhibitors will hear the General Session dialogue.  Over 1000 attendees are expected, and over 40 media. Last year, nearly 800 attendees came to the event and nearly 40 media.

The full list of confirmed speakers are listed here.
The latest agenda is available here.

Benefits for Zone Sponsors and Exhibitors
* Exhibit table at the U.K. Cyber Innovation Zone (booth size depending on sponsor level)
* Registrant list for those who do not opt out
* One invitation to the VIP Reception/
* 3 complimentary guest passes to summit
* Logo/link on web site and marketing emails
* Dinner the evening before at a premier venue
* 15 minute one-on-one meeting with select speaker at the event will be scheduled by Billington CyberSecurity
* Bag insert

The contact information for the conference organiser is – tkb@billingtoncybersecurity.com

UK pavilion at Singapore International Cyber Week

Following on from the success of previous years, DIT will be hosting a UK pavilion at Singapore International Cyber Week this year. The flyer with further details is attached. There will also be a significant senior HMG delegation attending GovWare, the associated conference.

There will be space for 6-8 UK companies on the pavilion. If you would like to apply for one of these slots, please reply to this bulletin and request the application form. Then submit the application form to cyber@trade.gov.uk by Friday 26th July. We will select companies the following week, and inform all applicants as soon as possible.

Companies can also have their own stands at the exhibition. We have asked the organisers to give any UK companies with their own stands the option of being located near the UK pavilion. If this would be of interest, please mention this to the organisers as part of your discussions, and let us know that you intend to attend so that we can support. We may also be able to offer invitations to the HMG reception to UK companies attending but not on the UK pavilion.

IAAC – Recruitment of New CEO

IAAC CEO, Nigel Jones, has sadly resigned with effect from October 2019. We are therefore seeking to recruit a new CEO. IAAC is currently at the beginning of a process of updating its role in the UK cyber security world to ensure that it can continue to contribute to making the UK a successful digital society and economy. Nigel has launched this update and, with his coming departure, we need someone who has the same energy and skills to take it forward, particularly since IAAC will be an important member of the planned UK Cyber Security Council.

The CEO role is very much part-time, averaging 4-5 days a month. It is remunerated but not hugely so, at £1,000 nett of national insurance per month. IAAC does not have any premises so the CEO works from home, with occasional travel to London and Chester for meetings and events.

We are seeking applications, in the form of a letter addressing the requirements of the role and a c.v., by 9 August. Applications should be sent by email to Emma Cowell (info@iaac.org.uk) and Roddy Hallifax (companysecretary@iaac.org.uk). We will shortlist the applications in August and expect to hold interviews in the first half of September. We plan to make the decision by 25 September and hope to be able to introduce the new CEO at the Cyber Leadership Forum in October.

If you are interested in this please reply to this bulletin and request the Job and Role Descriptions and application form. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Nigel (ceo@IAAC.ORG.UK) if you have questions about the job or Roddy (companysecretary@iaac.org.uk) if you have questions about the application and selection process.

IAAC Cyber Resilience Workshop 2 Report

The report from the IAAC second workshop on cyber resilience compliance eco-system, hosted by the University of Manchester on 3rd June 2019, is now available at: http://www.iaac.org.uk/cyber-resilience/

The workshop explored many of the fundamental elements at work in a potential cyber compliance eco-system.  These comprise ‘hard’ measures, such as law and regulations; ‘soft’ measures, such as norms and social pressure; and structural issues, such as usability and process design.   All of these are affected by environmental issues, such as corporate culture, which in turn sit in a wider network of relationships and dependencies. The workshop examined the nature of some of these relationships, for example in pushing and pulling forces toward cyber resilience goals, and how they affect the behaviours of people as individuals in organisations and communities.

Comments are always welcome to info@iaac.org.uk .

Next generation services Innovation Lab

Individuals can now apply to take part in a 3-day residential Innovation Lab on behalf of their organisation to develop responsible data access or sharing methods. Services including legal, accounting and insurance account for almost 80% of the UK economy. It is vital these services are future-proof, and technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics can help the sector become more efficient, productive and globally competitive.
Through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), government is supporting industry and researchers to develop next generation services that can transform the UK’s services industry. UK Research and Innovation will invest up to £3.5 million to develop responsible data access and sharing methods in the accountancy, insurance and legal services sectors through a 3-day residential Innovation Lab that will explore the use of AI to strengthen the UK services sector.
Find out more here

Japan FinTech & Cyber Trade Mission, 3-6 September

Applications for the FinTech/Cyber trade mission to Japan are now open. The mission will coincide with FIN/SUM, the Japanese FinTech Summit in Tokyo, and will include opportunities for cyber security companies. Please apply here by Friday 19th July, and contact techtradejapan@mobile.trade.gov.uk with any queries.

QITCOM, 29 October – 1 November

QITCOM is an international conference and exhibition organised by the Qatari Ministry of Transport and Communications. This year’s event will feature a host of international speakers, 300 technology exhibitors, 100 start-ups and many other ecosystem enablers. The British Embassy in Doha and DIT in London are working to secure a UK pavilion and attract UK representatives across tech, cyber and academia to exhibit and showcase at QITCOM this year.The theme for 2019 will be Safe Smart Cities. If your company has expertise relevant to this sector and you’re interested in finding out more, please email mohamed.ali@trade.gov.uk.

CEBIT Australia, 29-31 October

DIT is seeking 10 highly innovative UK technology companies, including cyber security companies, to attend Australia’s largest tech festival. Full details and registration by Wednesday 31st July here; please contact james.ohern@trade.gov.uk (UK) or jim.thompson@mobile.trade.gov.uk (Australia) for more information.

ANZ Airport Mission, w/c 11 November

Cyber security companies with an offer applicable to the airport sector are invited to join a mission to Australia and New Zealand, visiting key airport stakeholders in Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney. Further information is in the attached flyer; please contact amanda.lightbody@trade.gov.uk with any questions or to express interest by Monday 22nd July.

Cyber Insurance

The City of London Corporation have published a report on the UK cyber insurance sector, which was launched by the Lord Mayor of London last month. The report is available here.

National Cyber Security Strategy after 2021

HMG is in the process of developing the next National Cyber Security Strategy, to succeed the existing 2016-2021 programme. As part of this, RUSI are running a series of workshops to identify industry’s views, and have published a briefing paper summarising their early findings. The briefing paper is available here. If you have further views on the development of the next strategy that you would like to feed in, please contact jamess@rusi.org.

Cyberwatching GDPS Compliance Webinar – Event: 18th July 2019


GDPR Compliance in the age of Emerging Technologies”. – Webinar – 18/7/2019, 9:30 am BST

Emerging technologies can boost performance and productivity for organisations across Europe. The development and application of technologies such as AI, blockchain and cloud computing are key competitive factors for businesses boosting performance, productivity and the European Digital Single Market.

At the same time, Europeans have set high standards for digital privacy. The GDPR now enforces stricter regulations on data handling and processing. But this may make it more difficult for organisations reap the benefits that these technologies deliver through massive data and high-quality algorithms and at the same time be GDPR compliant.

From privacy by design and compliance tool kits, European research is leading the way in ensuring organisations from both the public and private sector can respect the GDPR and still benefit from the opportunities that emerging technologies offer.

Europe recognizes these challenges and in this webinar, you can hear how 6 EC-funded projects (BPR4GDPRDEFENDPAPAYAPDP4EPOSEIDONSMOOTHare upgrading Europe’s technological ability to address these issues and ensure that Europe continues to innovate in this space.

European Space Agency Cyber Initiative Webinar – Event 21st August 2019


FUNDING & SUPPORT OF SPACE BASED SERVICES FOR CYBER SECURITY

The European Space Agency’s Business Applications Department, is launching an initiative related to space based services for Cyber Security (
https://business.esa.int/funding/invitation-to-tender/cyber-security-and-space-based-services).

This initiative will offer 100% zero-equity funding up to € 200.000 per activity to businesses who intend to use space (satellite navigation, earth observation, satellite telecommunication, space weather, space technologies) to develop innovative cyber-security services and solutions.

Funding eligibility: Funded participation to ESA Business Applications is open to any company and/or organisation, be it as group of users, public body or non-governmental organisation, residing in any of those states that subscribe to the ARTES IAP programme. To date, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom have subscribed.

To learn more please attend our webinar on
21/08/2019 at 11:00 CEST or visit our website:https://business.esa.int/funding/invitation-to-tender/cyber-security-and-space-based-services.

You can also contact Laurence.Duquerroy@esa.int or Thomas.Crone@esa.int before the call opens on 22 August 2019.

Please feel free to share this message and flyer.

Regards
Donna
 
Donna Lyndsay
European Space Agency UK Business Applications Regional Ambassador (South West England and South Wales)
University of Exeter

Department for International Trade: Cyber Security Export Team Newsletter: July 2019


Secretary of State appoints UK Cyber Security Ambassador
The Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox, has appointed Dr Henry Pearson as the new UK Cyber Security Ambassador. The post was originated by Conrad Prince in 2016, and focuses on working with UK cyber security companies who are looking to export their capabilities overseas, particularly to national Governments. In this role Dr Pearson will look to bridge the gap between UK companies and senior decision makers and help align international demand for cyber security solutions with an extensive UK supply chain to secure major contracts for UK companies. This work will mainly be focused in the Gulf and South-East Asia. Prior to his appointment, Dr Pearson worked for the National Cyber Security Centre as an HMG Cyber Advisor, providing support to governments abroad to develop their cyber security capability. His extensive career in cyber security has also included advising the Ministry of Defence and senior leadership roles in Detica Ltd, now BAE Applied Intelligence.
 
Cyber Security Industry Representatives
We are pleased to welcome Michael Powell to the role of Cyber Security Industry Representative for the North America region. Michael will be based in the Embassy in Washington DC but will be travelling throughout North America, using his cyber and commercial expertise to engage with buyers and identify opportunities for UK companies. Michael has over twelve years of experience defining, selling, delivering, and directing both managed and professional cyber security services to government and industry, most recently as an Account Director for New York-based company, MWR InfoSecurity.
 
We are also pleased to have nominated a Cyber Security Industry Representative for the Middle East region, who will be based in Dubai. We will formally announce the post holder in the coming weeks. We will shortly be recruiting for a Cyber Representative to South-East Asia, and are considering options for a Cyber Representative to India in the medium term. We will provide updates as this process continues.
 
Sector offers
We now have sector offers for most of our priority areas: government, finance, CNI, automotive, healthcare, and infrastructure. The offers look to provide a suggested framework of themes for an overseas event and a selection of relevant companies. The team is promoting the offers around our deployed network, and has delivered events around automotive, finance and CNI. We are also producing sector-specific marketing material for use with potential buyers abroad. If your company has expertise relevant to a particular sector of which the team may not be aware, please do contact us oncyber@trade.gov.uk so we can include your capability in the offer.
 
Recent Events
 
RSA Conference, San Francisco, USA
In March we took 22 companies to the RSA exhibition in San Francisco. This was the largest cyber mission to RSA so far with 8 companies/organisations on the UK pavilion and 14 on the second track, who did not have a stand but benefitted from the DIT programme of events and introductions to buyers.  DIT teamed up with LORCA and Invest Northern Ireland, who were represented on the pavilion, with the common goal to showcase the UK offer and help our companies to export.  Feedback indicated that the second track was a great success and it will be repeated in 2020.
 
GISEC, Dubai, UAE, 1-3 April
The Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) was a hugely successful three-day conference attended by six UK companies. Our commercial objective for the event was to support the exporting ambitions of these six UK cyber security firms in the UAE by facilitating introductions to buyers at the UK pavilion. We had a complete programme for the mission which included a breakfast briefing that was well attended by cyber primes. The breakfast briefing included presentations by industry experts as well as sessions led by UK Export Finance, the UAE Embassy and a UAE based business consultancy. The mission has shown early signs of promise with reports of quality business leads for the companies exhibiting. Our hope is to return next year and to take advantage of the healthy network of stakeholders accrued over the last few years.
 
Upcoming Events
 
Japan FinTech & Cyber Trade Mission, 3-6 September
Applications for the FinTech/Cyber trade mission to Japan are now open. The mission will coincide with FIN/SUM, the Japanese FinTech Summit in Tokyo, and will include opportunities for cyber security companies. Please apply here by Friday 19th July, and contact techtradejapan@mobile.trade.gov.uk with any queries.
 
Billington, Washington DC, 4/5 September
Billington is a large Government cyber security summit, entering its 10th anniversary this year. The theme for this year is: “Reinventing Cybersecurity: Addressing Tomorrow’s Top Cyber Challenges”. There won’t be a DIT pavilion at the exhibition but there is a UK cyber zone where we will be present.  The cost of exhibiting is $5,000.  DIT will be supporting companies who attend/exhibit and have negotiated some relevant opportunities with the event organisers.  We are not involved in the organisation of the exhibition so if you are interested in exhibiting or attending please contact the organiser directly – tkb@billingtoncybersecurity.com
 
Singapore International Cyber Week, 1-3 October
The call for applications for the UK Pavilion at Singapore International Cyber Week 2019 was issued this week, with a deadline of Friday 26th July. Please do contact us on cyber@trade.gov.uk if you have not received this email or have further questions.
 
QITCOM, 29 October – 1 November
QITCOM is an international conference and exhibition organised by the Qatari Ministry of Transport and Communications. This year’s event will feature a host of international speakers, 300 technology exhibitors, 100 start-ups and many other ecosystem enablers.The British Embassy in Doha and DIT in London are working to secure a UK pavilion and attract UK representatives across tech, cyber and academia to exhibit and showcase at QITCOM this year. The theme for 2019 will be Safe Smart Cities. If your company has expertise relevant to this sector and you’re interested in finding out more, please emailmohamed.ali@trade.gov.uk
 
CEBIT Australia, 29-31 October
DIT is seeking 10 highly innovative UK technology companies, including cyber security companies, to attend Australia’s largest tech festival. Full details and registration by Wednesday 31st July here; please contact james.ohern@trade.gov.uk (UK) orjim.thompson@mobile.trade.gov.uk (Australia) for more information.
 
ANZ Airport Mission, w/c 11 November
Cyber security companies with an offer applicable to the airport sector are invited to join a mission to Australia and New Zealand, visiting key airport stakeholders in Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney. Further information is in the attached flyer; please contactamanda.lightbody@trade.gov.uk with any questions or to express interest by Monday 22nd July.
 
Request for company information
The normal cycle of business is for companies to grow and expand and even shift their regional focus to explore more business opportunities. Our records need to be kept up to date so it’s important that this pertinent information is shared with us. If there are any changes in company structures, objectives, scope of work or regional shift/expansion it is vital we are made aware. Please email the team at cyber@trade.gov.uk and we will update our records accordingly.
 
Other information of interest
 
Cyber Insurance
The City of London Corporation have published a report on the UK cyber insurance sector, which was launched by the Lord Mayor of London last month. The report is available here.
 
National Cyber Security Strategy after 2021
HMG is in the process of developing the next National Cyber Security Strategy, to succeed the existing 2016-2021 programme. As part of this, RUSI are running a series of workshops to identify industry’s views, and have published a briefing paper summarising their early findings. The briefing paper is available here. If you have further views on the development of the next strategy that you would like to feed in, please contact jamess@rusi.org.

DIT Pavilion at CYBERSEC EU 2019 in Katowice, Poland – Deadline: 22nd July 2019


The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the British Embassy in Warsaw offers an opportunity to join the UK Group Pavilion and showcase your capabilities during CYBERSEC EXPO 2019 in Katowice, Poland.

Date: 29-30 October 2019
Where: International Congress Centre (MCK) Katowice, Poland
Contact: artur.krasowski@fco.gov.uk
Application: 22nd July 2019 Deadline

CYBERSEC EXPO 2019 is an international cyber security exhibition accompanying Cybersec CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) Forum which has been in existence since 2015 and has acquired the status of one of the most important events in the cyber security sector in Europe.
The expo accompanying the forum will be held for the first time and is expected to attract manufacturers, consultants, and distributors as well as government, local administration, law enforcement, military, state and private companies from Poland and abroad.

UK cyber security companies are encouraged to apply for exhibition space in the UK Group Pavilion with the following package which includes:

➢ exhibition booth (up to 9sq. m depending on the number of exhibitors) complete with built shell scheme (including stand walls, flooring, lighting – 3 spotlights, power socket, a fascia board with company name).
➢ Entry fee, administration related to participation in the exhibition, exhibitor’s badges, catalogue entry
➢ Participation in cocktail reception organised by DIT Warsaw during the exhibition with guests from cyber security sector (both public and private) in Poland invited by DIT Warsaw.

DIT will work to ensure that all work related to inviting guests to the cocktail reception is met to the best of DIT team ability, but we are unable to guarantee the final number of attendees at the reception. Please also be aware acceptances of invitations do not always guarantee the final number of attendees at the event.

Cost: £500 plus VAT paid by 07 August 2019

The above service will be provided via Eventbrite and the above amount must be paid in full by 07 August 2019.
Additional charges not included in the above package:

1. Any additional costs incurred for the execution of Cybersec Expo like the hire of additional equipment and services
2. additional charges for speaking slots in the agenda accompanying the exhibition;
3. flights, accommodation, transport;
4. catering, interpretation and any other, additional costs and service charges billed by other parties.

Settlement of such costs will be the responsibility of a UK exhibitor.

Next steps:
Please note there is limited space in the UK Pavilion.
UK cyber security companies interested in exhibiting in the UK Group Pavilion during CYBERSEC EXPO 2019 should send their application to: artur.krasowski@fco.gov.uk (application form enclosed below)

The deadline for receiving applications is 22 July 2019.

NCSC Blog on Parked Domains


NCSC have published a blog reminding organisations that they should apply DMARC on any domains they own but no longer use, as those “parked” domains can still be spoofed.

The blog can be found here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/protecting-parked-domains

Sell2Wales Contract Notice for Cyber Services to ONR – Deadline 24th July 2019


The Provision of Cyber Security Regulatory Support Services to the Office for Nuclear Regulation
Reference No: JUN298803
Published By: Office for Nuclear Regulation
Deadline Date: 24-Jul-19
Notice Type: Contract Notice

Neuro-diverse Training Course needs speakers – Deadline: 18 July 2019


The UK Cyber Security Forum (UKCSF) provides a free training and support service for unemployed neuro-diverse adults looking for careers in cyber security.

People considered to be neuro-diverse often have skills that are well suited to cyber security. They can often outperform neuro-typicals in focused, detailed work and at recognising unusual patterns of data.

UKCSF provides a 12-week pre-employment training package directly relevant to the demands of the modern-day profession. The course, held in Worcester, is led by an industry expert, a specialist teacher and a neuro-diverse IT professional, along with guest lecturers from the wider industry. UKCSF provides a conducive learning environment for neuro-diverse individuals looking to train and work in cyber security. Currently there is little support to develop these skills which means many talented individuals are out of work.

The training course provides:-
• An online training platform in collaboration with Immersive Labs
• Hands on course content delivered by industry expert trainers
• Workplace training and help with communication skills
• Visits to companies and organisations
• Personal mentor scheme
• Support with creating an industry specific CV
• Provisional support in finding and applying for suitable vacancies

A new cohort starts on 18th July and here is a list of upcoming training days that the Forum have volunteer speaking slots for:-

August
1st – Network Foundation
8th – Linux
15th – Automation (Bash, Python, PowerShell)
22nd – Blue Team (Planning)
29th – Blue Team (Defending)

September
19th – Red Team (OSINT)
26th – Red Team (Attack Frameworks)

October
3rd – Risk
10th – Compliance
17th – Ethics
24th – CV interview skills and catch up

If you know anyone who is interested in speaking on any of these topics please let the UK Cyber Security Forum know by contacting Tim Charrot on +44 (0)3300 882 752 or tim.charrot@iasme.co.uk

RAK SME Fair, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – Event: 14- 16 November 2019


Companies within Cyber Wales are being offered a subsidized price by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE for their upcoming event.

RAK-SME Fair 2019 is devoted to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, providing a precious platform for small businesses to market their businesses and interact with prominent business leaders and representatives from a number of local and international companies. Stimulate business growth and allowing both exhibitors and visitors alike to forge new business opportunities.

It is not a part of the public news but the first one to come will get subsidized rate as exhibitor (3 x 3 meter) for a price of 750 USD.

As this is not yet part of a public news but soon it will be with a validity until 15th July maximum and then the rates will increase.

Upon your interest you will deal with the Government and/or Government-approved entities directly and the fees will be paid to the Government directly.

http://www.raksmefair.ae/

For more information please contact Faheem Azhar

Security BSides Cymru – Event 28th September 2019


Security BSides is a community-driven framework for building events, by and for, information security community members.

These events are already happening in major cities all over the world and the BSides Cymru team are responsible for organising an independent BSides-Approved event for Cymru/Wales. As all Security BSides events around the world, Security BSides Cymru is an open event organized by the community, for the community.

Want to Volunteer?
The organizers are all volunteers who believed that such an international event should also come to the heart of Wales and they are looking for volunteers who would like to help with the event, especially on the day of the conference. If you believe you could give a hand on the day, do not hesitate to contact the volunteers’ email (volunteers|@|bsides|.|cymru)

Want to Sponsor?
Support the initiative to bring the event to Wales by being a sponsor. Companies offering their services in Wales and worldwide can be recognised further not only as a brand but most importantly for their role in supporting the Welsh Information Security community.

Want to Present?
Looking to present at BSidesCymru 2019? Look no further. We welcome applications from seasoned presenters, first timers, the highly technical and the broad areas of information security management. As this is the inaugural Security BSides Cymru, you are guaranteed to go down in the annals of history (for a number of reasons, some may be better than others). Fill in your details here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQyCPbRgfFNiHwu5CIRrw78-0tbvvms7PS8doabLSZJmYe0A/viewform

What is BSides?
Security BSides (commonly referred to as BSides) is a series of loosely affiliated information security conferences. It was created in 2009 when, due to an overwhelming number of presentation submissions to Black Hat USA, the rejected presentations were presented to a smaller group of individuals. Over time the conference format matured and was released to enable individuals to start their own BSides conferences.

We are all looking forward to the first ever BSides Cymru – let’s make it a great success!

Cyber Security Sector Research – Deadline: ASAP


Miller Research has been commissioned by Cardiff University to undertake research into the cyber security sector in Wales. The intention of research is to supply the cyber security research centre at Cardiff University, and the Wales cyber security industry with comprehensive sector information. The pan-Wales analysis aims to provide an understanding of regional strengths,
highlighting any areas of unique activity, to enable it to better support and help expand Wales’ growing and vibrant cyber security ecosystem.

The research includes an online survey of organisations working in cyber security in Wales. We are hoping that you would complete the survey. The survey is endorsed by Welsh Government and your feedback would be very much appreciated.

A copy of the final report from the research will be sent to all survey respondents and key findings will be shared widely with the Wales cyber security industry.

The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete and can be accessed via the link below:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/cybersecuritystudy/

if you have any questions about the research, please feel free to contact Kerry KilBride from Miller Research on 01873 851 886 or kerry@miller-research.co.uk

Call for Partners from NW ROCU


Do you want to help us protect people from cyber crime?
We’re looking for like-minded individuals to spread the word as widely as they can about the latest scams, threats and advice. That way the region can become more clued up about cyber crime, and together we can make the North West safer online.

It could be that you work for an organisation and are able to persuade your communications team to support a marketing campaign either on your staff intranet or public facing website.

Maybe you are from an IT/Cyber company and you want to ensure the advice you are giving your customers and suppliers about new threats is up to date.

It might just be that you are able to share any messaging we give you on your social media platforms.

Perhaps you are part of a business networking group like a Chamber of Commerce and you are able to share information with your members.

Whatever it is, we’d like to know how you can help and we’re always open to ideas.

So what does it involve?

The first thing we want to do is share information with you about a forthcoming campaign taking place on the 7th June (eeek!) around Phishing e-mails. We have pre-written content which could be used within a newsletter, intranet or website. This is accompanied by social media posts and graphics with its own campaign hashtag. We’d like as many partners as possible to sign up and pledge to support the campaign. We’d need to know what you are able to do to show your support, for example, ‘shared the messages on twitter, our account has XXXX followers’ or ‘created a page on our staff intranet page which reaches XXX employees’. Sending us this feedback through is vital in order for us to show the reach of this work.

How often will I receive information?

How long is a piece of string? In the world of cyber, things move very fast and are always changing. One month we might only contact you once with a new marketing campaign theme around a specific issue. The next month there might be two or three new threats to tell you about. But we promise not to bombard you, and if you change your mind about receiving stuff from us you can always un-subscribe.

How to you get involved?

Simply click on the text below to show your support, then we’ll create a mailing list and add you onto it.

Yes please i’d like to support NW ROCU

Disrupt Summit Europe – Event: 10 September 2019


Disruption Summit Europe is the must attend event for senior executives looking to guide their organisations in the digital and post-digital eras.

Being Disruptive
This year’s Disruption Summit Europe looks set to be a dazzling showcase of just how much has changed in just 3 years since it began. From a starting point of uncovering emerging technologies and their disruptive potential, to exploring how to harness disruption, this year the focus is on how to be a truly disruptive and innovative organisation.

Beyond Digital Transformation
It has become clear that simply ‘doing digital transformation’ is missing the point. Businesses need to actually be transformative. They need to change not just the technologies and business models they are using, but also their culture, and the way in which they integrate the purpose which underlies all their activities and contributes enormously to their success.

Convergence and Collaboration
The themes of Disruption Summit Europe 2019 are – Technology, Innovation, and Purpose. We will examine each through the lens of convergence, and how together they change the business landscape and how we need to operate. As technologies, industry sectors, companies and ideas come together, innovation cannot come simply from inside an organisation. Therefore, the programme is designed to give even more opportunities for interaction and networking between delegates, making it a forum for in depth learning and inspiration.

DSE is organised by D/SRUPTION, a business intelligence service for individuals and organisations looking to deepen their understanding of emerging technologies, new business models and what it takes to scale innovation in the 21st century. Since 2015, we have provided business leaders the information, insights, connections and inspiration that have helped them navigate the rapidly changing business world. D/SRUPTION resources include a print magazine, website, and series of events including Disruption Summit Europe and DisruptionX, the premier business experience programme.

Full details can be found here: https://disruption-summit.com

techUK & DIT Pavilion at NXTAsia 2019 – Deadline ASAP


NXTAsia 2019 
18th – 20th June 2019 – Marina Bay Sands

NXTAsia is Asia’s definitive event that showcases emerging technologies and enterprise solutions. A comprehensive global showcase awaits at NXTAsia – including AI, VR/AR, Blockchain, Big Data, Cloud, 5G, Cybersecurity, IoT and Smart Cities. The show also features the dedicated Disrupt+ zone where start-ups put forth their innovations. NXTAsia is the must-attend event for conglomerates, enterprises and start-ups plus government representatives.

Tradefair are organising the UK Pavilion at NXTAsia 2019, on behalf of techUK and in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Only 1 grant of £2,500 remaining for eligible UK companies!

Pod package available from £365* + UK VAT, include:

UK Pavilion Stand 
  • Superior stand design
  • Construction
  • Overhead branding
  • Furniture package
  • Stand cleaning
  • Access to group hospitality/meeting area
  • Group internet
  • Access to refreshments area
  • Power and lighting
  • Carpeting
  • Stand cleaning

Event Management 

  • PR & social media
  • Management of stand contractor
  • Onsite management throughout build-up, event and breakdown
  • Post event grant claim and reimbursement support

Register your interest – info@tradefair.co.uk

UKRI Project Opportunities – Deadline: ASAP


Welsh Government are looking for potential projects to submit as part of UKRI Summer spending review. 
Unfortunately they are very limited guidelines available on amounts etc. It would have to be a one-off intervention/single research project.
 
Has anyone in the cluster got anything cyber security focused that might fit the criteria below.
 
UKRI have issued some guidance
 
•             Maximising the return on their investment through co-funding
•             Contributing to the target of increasing industrial R+D to 2.4% of GDP
•             A 1 off intervention  as opposed to ongoing commitment.
•             Place based
•             Aligns with the 4 grand challenge areas and align with Welsh Gov and UK Gov priorities for funding
•             We would ned to prove the case for need for funding, probably ultimately 5 case business case
•             This is not purely business funding, its more likely combination of research council type funding with some IUK .
 
If you would like to discuss this, please contact adam.wadding@gov.wales /adam.wadding@gov.cymru

G-Cloud 11 open for applications – Starts: 25 March 2019


G-Cloud 11 will open for applications on 25 March 2019.

View the provisional timetable for the framework:http://www.gov.uk/guidance/what-to-do-and-when-for-g-cloud-11

If you’re a supplier on G-Cloud 10 you must reapply to G-Cloud 11 to continue selling your services on the Digital Marketplace. Log in to your account to reapply:https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/user/login

You’ll need to create a supplier account if you have never applied to sell on the Digital Marketplace and want to apply to G-Cloud 11. Create an account here:https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/suppliers/create/start

Thanks,
The Digital Marketplace team

Gwent Police & Caerphilly Borough Council Breakfast Briefings


We have had really positive feedback from the first event at Ystrad Mynach and are looking to run some more following the same template throughout the Borough.

Would any of the Cluster’s Cyber Essentials CB’s be available for the 3rd of April which will be held in Caerphilly itself, in the Welsh School, to help follow-up with the organisations who will be attending to learn more about cyber security.

We are proposing the following Dates venues tbc:

03 April 2019 Welsh Medium School – Caerphilly

26 April 2019 Pontllanfraith

25 June 2019 Risca/Crosskeys

26 Sep 2019 Oakdale

Look forward to hearing from any Cyber Cluster members who are able to join us on these dates.

UK Cyber Consultation Outcome


The outcome of the UK cyber security consultation was published on 31st January, 2019. I have appended a link to the UK Government’s response ‘developing the UK cyber security profession’.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/developing-the-uk-cyber-security-profession

DIT are providing funding of up to £2,500 for SMEs to attend/exhibit at selected trade shows outside the EU. More events are being added so see here fr details:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/grants-available-for-smes-looking-to-export

To find the events you need to click on the Trade Access Programme, scroll down and you will see a URL to the selected events.

Lawson J Coombes | Innovation Specialist | Arbenigwr Arloesi | Enterprise Europe Network (Swansea University)
Research, Innovation and Engagement Services (REIS), Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales. SA2 8PP
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T: 01792 606683 | E:l.j.coombes@swansea.ac.uk