In September 2014 the NATO Summit was held in Newport in Wales. The agenda placed a major emphasis on cyber security and this event was closely followed by the first Welsh Industry Cyber Summit in early 2015 organised by CEMET (the Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies). The Summit was run again in April this year and this time it formed part of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem.
Cyber Wales is an internationally recognised brand that encapsulates all aspects of cyber security in Wales and acts as a mark of expertise, quality and clarity in a complex and rapidly changing area of life. It also provides a single web-portal where interested parties from all over the World can find information about the plethora of cyber related activities going on in Wales.
The Cyber Wales Ecosystem includes cyber activities being carried out by Government, Business, Law Enforcement and Academia and this year's Summit included sessions from each of these allies in the battle against cyber crime.
In partnerships with Welsh Government, Wales’ Cyber Security Clusters, TARIAN, and the University of South Wales, this event brought together experts in each field so that delegates could learn about the ever-changing threat of Cyber Crime and how to better protect their businesses.
John Davies, Managing Director of Pervade Software and also Co-founder & Chair of Cyber Wales and the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster delivered a key note talk at the opening of this prestigious event, describing the growth of the cyber security ecosystem in Wales, which is now a recognised brand on the global cyber stage.