South Wales Cyber Security Cluster

Pervade Software is proud to be founding member of the latest Cyber Security Cluster to be formed in the UK.

The UK Cyber Security Strategy, published by the UK Government, sets out how the UK will support economic prosperity and protect national security by building a more trusted and resilient digital environment.

Supporting four Strategy Objectives that were published in that Strategy:

  • * Make the UK the most secure place to do business in cyberspace
  • * Make the UK more resilient to cyber attack
  • * Help shape an open, vibrant and stable cyberspace
  • * Build the UK's cyber security knowledge, skills and capability

 

A UK Cyber Security Forum was formed out of a Technology Strategy Board programme, funded by the Department of Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) and supported by CESG. The Forum helps set up informal "Clusters" of small companies who are actively working in cyber security across the UK and represents those companies at a National level.

Clusters are being formed in Regions across the UK by cyber security organisations and individuals who want to directly contribute to the UK Cyber Security Strategy Objectives by pooling their knowledge and expertise, sharing their experiences and combining their capabilities to provide a broader range of advice, products and services to their existing and prospective customers.

A South Wales Cyber Security Cluster has been formed, with the pro-active support of the Welsh Government, by a number of cyber security focussed businesses in the Cardiff area including Pervade Software and Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP.

The first meeting of this new Welsh Cluster took place on the 16th July 2014 in Cardiff and was attended by representatives of the Welsh Government's Cyber Teams and the South Wales Constabulary Cyber Crime Unit.

Dr Emma Philpott from the UK Cyber Security Forum formally welcomed the new Cluster and the guest speaker was Professor Andrew Blyth from the University of South Wales' multi-million pound forensic security lab.

The success of this inaugural meeting has led to the establishment of monthly meetings which are free to attend and open to any person or organisation involved in providing cyber security and tackling cyber crime.