Pervade Software had the honour of hosting the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster at their head office in Cathedral Road, Cardiff.
The first guest speaker at the meeting was Tony Neate, Chief Executive of Get Safe Online who presented an overview of the initiative and answered questions about how it applies to members and their organisations.
Next, Brian Lightowler, Managing Director of QG Business Solutions Ltd and a member of the North West Cyber Security Cluster spoke about Cyber Essentials, how it applies to the cluster and how it can instil trust amongst members.
Then, Helen Benjamin, Tender Advisor from Business Wales presented an overview of Sell2Wales eTendering support and gave details of a tender opportunity for a framework agreement for the supply of IT Security Assurance being announced by the National Procurement Service and invited members to a Meet the Buyer session organised by Business Wales.
The meeting attracted some new attendees including Crystal IT, PGI Ltd (Protection Group International), Silcox Information Security Ltd and Prudential.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Welsh Government’s ICT Cyber Teams and the Southern Wales Regional Organised Crime Unit's eCrime Team.
The co-founder of the Cluster, the leading patent attorneys firm Urquhart-Dykes & Lord, were there to help host and existing members present included cyber security focussed businesses Skybrid, Capital Network Solutions and Wolfberry IT Security Specialists.
In addition to having a speaker who is a member of the North West Cyber Security Cluster, the meeting also had two visitors from the new Bath & Area Cyber Security Cluster. Georgina Pendrey and her colleague Yvette from Computer Network Defence Ltd are planning the first meeting in Bath on Thursday 18th December and John Davies, Director of Sales & Marketing at Pervade was asked to attend and give a talk at this inaugural meeting.