Digital 2016, Celtic Manor Newport Wales

"Digital" is the annual festival of digital inspiration and innovation, hosted by the Welsh Government and attended by more than 1,800 people from all corners of the digital economy who came together to learn, share ideas, make connections and develop business opportunities.

John Davies, Director at Pervade Software delivered a keynote talk on the latest cyber attacks that are proving to be completely invisible to modern SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) systems.

Following the theme of Cyber Security on Day One of the event, the Welsh Cyber Security Clusters were invited to deliver a Discussion Panel on Cyber Security and John Davies, Director Pervade Software chaired the session on the Main Stage.

John was joined by the co-founder and Chair of the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster Jason Davies, Managing Director of Hashtag, a development company specialising in "Zero Vulnerability Websites". Also fellow members of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster included Rhodri Evans Cyber Security Lead at PwC, Ben Milsom Managing Director of EchoSec and Kevin Weekes Managing Director of ZenRS.

The discussion explored many aspects of cyber security such as risk assessments, pen testing, security monitoring and compliance with standards such as Cyber Essentials.