Cluster News & Opportunities

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The North Wales Cyber Security Cluster is run for the benefit of small companies specialising in cyber security in the North Wales Region. Here are details of the news, initiatives, opportunities and ideas that have been shared with the Cluster:-


NW ROCU – Call for help

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

Free Hotdesking for a week at Canolfan S4C Yr Egin – w/c 3rd June 2019

Cynnig arbennig am wythnos yn unig – 3/6/19 – 7/6/19
Special offer for one week only!

Wythnos gyfan yn cynnig cyfle i bobl weithio o’r gofod cydweithio am ddim er mwyn cael blas o’r cyfleusterau gwych a’r awyrgylch greadigol. Os yr ydych yn ymwybodol o rywun a fyddai â diddordeb i fanteisio ar y cynnnig, gadewch iddynt wybod!
Yn dilyn eich ymweliad yn ystod yr wythnos am ddim, fe gewch y tro nesaf am hanner pris – bargen! (os defnyddir cyn 31 Awst, 2019)
A week long opportunity to work from the hot desking facilities for free. Come and work from the Hub, or if you know of anyone that would be interested in taking advantage of the offer, let them know.
Following your visit during the week, your next visit will be half price – bargain! (if used before 31 August, 2019)

Beth yw’r Hwb?
Mae’r Hwb yn cynnig ardal cydweithio deinamig sydd â chyfleusterau modern a hynny mewn gofod agored, sydd â ffenestri llydan yn darparu golygfeydd gwych. Dyma gyfle i weithio a datblygu partneriaethau a syniadau, a rhwydweithio â phobl sy’n llawn brwdfrydedd. Gyda chysylltiad Wifi cyflym a chaffi bendigedig, Y Gegin yn cynnig coffi hyfryd, prydau iachus o fwyd lleol a chacennau blasus, pa le gwell i weithio ohono?
What’s the Hub?
The Hub offers a dynamic coworking space with modern facilities in an open plan office, with large windows providing fantastic views. This is an opportunity to work and develop ideas and partnerships with like minded individuals.
With superfast Wifi and a wonderful café, Y Gegin offering lovely coffee, healthy meals from local produce, and delicious cakes, what better place to work from?

Cyngor Busnes
Yn ogystal, mae ein partner, Busnes Mewn Ffocws yn cynnig cyngor, gweithdai a sesiynau cefnogi busnes yn yr Hwb. Maent yno i gynnig arweiniad i entrepreneuriaid sydd eisioes wedi dechrau busnes neu i’r rheiny sy’n cychwyn ar eu taith.
Business Advice
In addition, our partner, Business in Focus are offering advice, workshops and sessions to support businesses in the Hub. They’re there to provide guidance to entrepreneurs; those who have already started their own businesses and those embarking on their journey.

Am fwy o wybodaeth neu i archebu desg, ffoniwch 01267 611600 neu ebostiwch helo@yregin.cymru

For more information or to book a desk, phone 01267 611600 or email helo@yregin.cymru

UK Cyber Forum Update – 12th May 2019

Good afternoon

Here are some cyber security opportunities you might be interested in:

Consultation on CyBOK (sorry for the short notice!)

We are pleased to announce that the Adversarial Behaviours and Secure Software Lifecycle KAs are now live on the CyBOK website (www.cybok.org) ready for public review.  The public consultation period is due to end on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Cyber VC Panel session at InfoSec

Andy Williams, CEO of Global Transatlantic, will be running a Cyber VC panel session each day at Infosec Europe (4th – 6th June) at which UK cyber start-ups can pitch their companies to a panel of high-profile cyber investors.

For more details or to apply for the opportunity to pitch please follow this link: https://www.infosecurityeurope.com/VCpanelpitch

Cyber 101 Business Skills Bootcamp

Free of Charge – apply before 15th May (sorry about the short notice!)

Location: Digital Catapult, 101 Euston Road, London, NW1 2RA
Date: 29 May 2019
Time: 09:00 – 17:30
Cyber 101: Business skills Bootcamps for cyber security startups and scaleups.
Digital Catapult wants to hear from cyber security companies that are interested in receiving mentorship, raising capital and accessing a wider network of public and private customers.
Successful applicants will receive tailored advice on a diverse range of topics linked to establishing and growing a successful cyber security business.
Background Cyber 101 is a national programme running from January 2017 – March 2021 as part of DCMS funded activity to grow the UK’s cyber security sector and the capability of cyber security startups and scaleups.
An intensive one-day Bootcamp: You’ll receive tutoring and tailored advice from industry experts on how to develop and scale up your cyber business.
Who should attend? Whether you are an established startup looking to refine your business proposition or a mature company seeking feedback and advice on your business, you are welcome to take a part in Cyber 101 Bootcamp.
We are interested in hearing from cyber security companies operating across all UK sectors with existing product or service offerings.
Why attend? Successful applicants will be invited to an intensive one-day workshop which is designed to help support cyber security enterprises hone their business skills in an open innovation environment. Topics will be followed by 1-to-1 mentoring sessions with the presenter, allowing startups and scaleups to build close connections with their peers as well as the mentors.
As an attendee, you will get a chance to:

  • Receive tutoring and tailored expert advice on different topics. Topics include; development of an effective value proposition, market validation, sales and marketing techniques, international expansion, finance and capital and business models.
  • Build new relationships with customers, partners and peers.

Furthermore, selected companies that successfully complete the workshop will be shortlisted for an annual Demo Day, which will provide a direct opportunity to pitch to potential customers and investors. The Demo Day will be facilitated by Inogesis (formerly VTC), The Accelerator Network and White Horse Capital.
Dates, times and locations Submit your application to Cyber 101 via the form below. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 15th May.
Places will be allocated to those with the most appropriate needs, expertise, services and products in line with the Open Call.
We aim to respond to all applications within 7 days of the call closing. However we will review applications on receipt and may allocate places before the closing date.
Successful applicants will be invited to a brief telephone interview to judge suitability. Please be advised that experts from the Cyber 101 team will assess applications using 3 criteria: fit to Cyber 101 requirements, domain expertise, and maturity. Assessment is based on application content only.
The event will be facilitated by Inogesis (formerly VTC), The Accelerator Network and White Horse Capital.
https://salesforceadmin1.typeform.com/to/XcvOzq?type=Bootcamp&subtitle=Business%20Skills&date=29%20May%202019%20(09:00%20-%2017:30)

SSCS 2019: International Conference on System Safety and Cyber Security

21 – 22 October 2019 | IET London: Savoy Place
Contributions deadline: 15 June 2019
www.theiet.org/sscs

Showcase your latest work at the only UK conference covering both system safety and cyber security. We welcome contributions of both presentations and workshop sessions by 15 June.

This year’s themes are related to the safety and security challenges of applying emergent and new technologies in critical systems. Core topics are:

  • AI/ML: how do you meet the safety and security challenges for critical systems?
  • Cloud, multi-core and novel technologies in critical systems
  • The challenges for Regulation, Certification and Accreditation of critical systems
  • Vulnerabilities, threats and solutions to cyber security in safety-critical systems
  • The human factors of cyber security and safety

Publication opportunity
Contributors who present their work at SSCS 2019 have the opportunity to be published in the IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications Journal (NB subject to peer review). All article processing charges ($2000 as standard) will be waived for the SSCS 2019 speakers.

IAAC Cyber Resilience Report and Workshop

The report of the first IAAC ‘Cyber Resilience’ workshop held at Shrivenham on 26th March has been published and available on the IAAC website.

The next workshop in the cyber resilience series will be held at the University of Manchester in central Manchester on 3rd June, 1100-1600.  The precise location will be confirmed after registration, which can be done through info@iaac.org.uk.

The workshop will follow on from a previous workshop held at the Defence Academy Shrivenham. There is no need to have attended the first workshop, to attend this event.

We will focus specifically on how businesses and communities can create and maintain an effective compliance eco-system for cyber resilience.  We will examine a range of hard and soft approaches to encouraging and sustaining cyber resilience, from social marketing approaches to regulation and law. The workshop will also seek to clarify issues around achieving accountability in the face of growing cyber risk.

A wide spectrum of people from across the community of business, government, academic and third sectors are welcome.  A series of panels will be run in which active participation through discussion and Q&A will be facilitated. We aim to write up a final report with actionable recommendations.

Discount to exhibit at the Festival of AI and Emerging Technology

CogX is offering UK Cyber Security Forum members a discount to exhibit at their festival in the Startup Village. CogX London Kings Cross 10th-12th June

Normally a place on the start up bench is £1,000 for the 3 day festival, but UK Cyber Security Forum members get a discount of 40%.  For £600 you will get

  • A Start Up Bench space
  • Access to the Festival Networking App
  • 2x tickets for your clients

To book please email Ray Clark <ray.clark@cognitionx.io> and mention the code cogx19MFOI75%

Call for Papers – International Security Expo 2019

We are now accepting speaker submissions for the Technology Workshop Theatre and Conference Theatres at International Security Expo 2019 which takes place on 3 – 4 December, Olympia London, UK. www.internationalsecurityexpo.com

We invite you to submit a proposal for speaking on:   

Workshops including:

  • Screening and Scanning
  • Cyber
  • Perimeter and Intrusion Detection
  • Communications
  • CCTV and Surveillance
  • CBRN
  • Tracking and Monitoring
  • Drone and Counter Drone Systems

Conferences including:
(limited to one commercial company per conference)

  • Global Counter Terrorism Summit
  • Global Serious & Organised Crime Summit
  • Cyber Security Conference
  • Aviation and Transport Security Conference
  • Crisis Management and Business Continuity Conference
  • Protecting Crowded Places Conference
  • Forensics Conference
  • Serious & Organised Crime Conference

The proposals will be assessed on their suitability and content.
Submitting a proposal is no guarantee of having a slot allocated

Proposals should include:

  • Proposed title
  • Description outlining the proposed format and 3 – 4 bullet points (12 words max per point) of the key areas the session will address
  • Name of proposed speaker, job title and organisation
  • Speaker biography (max 50 words)

To submit a proposal, please go online to www.internationalsecurityexpo.com/whatson/conferences-workshops-briefings/commercial-speaker-enquiry-form-page
OR email us directly: info@internationalsecurityexpo.com

Please note the closing date is 24th May 2019

Online Harms White Paper

A new ‘Online Harms’ White Paper has been recently published. The paper sets out the government’s plans to improve online safety measures that also supports innovation and a thriving digital economy. This paper covers legislative and non-legislative measures and aims to make companies more responsible for their users’ safety online, especially children and other vulnerable groups. You can view the Online Harms White Paper here.

The Future Space Supply Chain – Event: 21st May 2019

Aerospace Wales are delighted to offer companies the opportunity to hear direct from Airbus Defence and Space about the future space supply chain, Airbus’ plans for future activity and learn more about the opportunities to engage in the Airbus space supply chain.

The event will be run at the OpTIC Centre in St Asaphs and will also include private one-to-one sessions with members of the Airbus Space Systems team.

This industry day hosted by Aerospace Wales and Airbus Defence and Space will provide the opportunity to hear from Airbus’s Space Systems and procurement teams on the changing space environment, future systems and programme requirements across the Telecom, Earth Observation, Navigation, Science and Geo-Intelligence segments.

We will also be discussing the support available to Wales based companies, whether you are already involved on this sector or see this as an opportunity to diversify your business.  Plus there will be plenty of networking opportunities.

To register for the event, please contact derfel.jones@gov.wales as soon as possible.  One to One meeting spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis, so please don’t delay.

Cyber VC Pitch Panel Sessions at InfoSec 2019 – Event: 4-6 June 2019

In a new and exciting development at Infosecurity Europe 2019, cyber security product start-ups exhibiting at the event will have the opportunity to be selected to pitch to a panel of high profile cyber investors.

A different panel of cyber VCs will make themselves available each day to listen to company pitches and provide valuable feedback to cyber security entrepreneurs.

The daily VC panel sessions will be moderated by Andy Williams, CEO of Global Transatlantic and cyber advisor to the UK Department for International Trade.

For further details and to apply for a slot to pitch to a panel of cyber VCs at Infosecurity Europe, please click here

Date: 4th to 6th June, 2019
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm daily
Location: Infosecurity Europe, Olympia, London

Exhibit at InfoSec 2019 with Welsh Government – Deadline: 21st May 2019

The Welsh Government has once again got a stand at Infosec 2019. Our involvement has been a success over the last few years, in no small part thanks to the involvement of Cyber businesses and partners in Wales.

We’re at Infosec to promote the Welsh capability in Cyber security, built around the Cyber Wales ecosystem. For us, having that ecosystem represented on the stand has been a highly effective way to promote our capability.

The stand has also provided the platform for businesses, academic and law enforcement/defence partners to exhibit at Europe’s largest Cyber event, and a springboard for some Cluster members to invest in their own stands.

The space on the stand allows members to display their printed marketing literature, meet with potential customers, run laptop presentations etc. and have product information running on our screen.

Demand for space can be high, so if you are interested can you please contact megan.andrews@gov.wales before the 21st May.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line to Jonathan.Fortune@gov.wales.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Workshop – Deadline: 25th May 2019

From: June 13, 2019, 9 a.m.
To: June 13, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Location: School of Management, Room 010, Bay Campus, Swansea University

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Emerging Challenges, Opportunities, and Agenda for Research and Practice
Artificial Intelligence (AI): the next step of an exciting technological phase with the potential to transform manufacturing, health, finance and education OR a threat to society, a job killer and a backward step for the human race?

Join the Emerging Markets Research Centre (EMaRC) and the i-Lab (Innovation Lab) supported by the Business Department at the School of Management for a workshop on ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI): Emerging Challenges, Opportunities, and Agenda for Research and Practice’ on Thursday 13 June 2019.

This workshop aims to bring together a variety of disciplines and a community for the advancement of knowledge regarding opportunities and challenges posed by fast emergence and applications of Artificial Intelligence in various domains. To achieve this goal, we are inviting researchers and practitioners from both private and public sectors to present their ideas and thoughts.

Registration to attend is £50 (+ booking fee).

Registration closes on 25th May 2019.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artificial-intelligence-challenges-opportunities-agenda-for-research-tickets-60182673998

Exhibit at DSEI with Welsh Government – Deadline: 24th May 2019
DSEI 2019- Tuesday 10th-Friday 13th September 2019
 
I am pleased to announce that the Welsh Government will once again be exhibiting at DSEI, at ExCel in London, 10-13 September 2019.  
 
DSEI provides access to key, high quality exhibitors and decision makers across the Air, Naval, Land and Security supply chain, alongside networking opportunities and the ability to see new technologies first hand on the show floor. 
 
We are offering Wales based companies the opportunity to participate in the show on a Wales stand to maximise the opportunities that such a global event can offer. The cost of a stand package on the Wales stand is £1,500 plus VAT, details of the package are outlined in the attached application form. 
  
If you would like to join us please complete the attached application form and return to gareth.thomas5@gov.wales by Monday 13th May 2019.
 
There is likely to be high demand for this event and applications will be judged on the strength of the business case presented, including evidence that the event fits with the business strategy, market research and the potential return on our investment.  All applicants will be notified by Friday 24th May 2019.
  
Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact neil.sandford@gov.wales to discuss further.
EUREKA Global Innovation Summit – Deadline: 2nd May 2019

What is the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit?

The EUREKA Global Innovation Summit is an international meeting place for businesses and innovation agencies to share knowledge, network, collaborate and secure future business growth opportunities. Businesses from across the globe will join international innovation agencies, research organisations and policy makers for unique insights, practical ideas, inspirational stories and collaborative solutions.

Location

Victoria Warehouse, Manchester on the 14-16 May 2019

Is the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit for me?

  • Are you in the business of innovation?
  • Are you looking to collaborate globally?
  • Are you at the scale up point in your business cycle?
  • Are you interested in what innovation for Clean Growth, AI & Data, the Future of Mobility and an Ageing Society mean for your business?

If the answer to these questions is yes we are delighted to invite you to apply for the event. The event is free to attend with an application process that ensures that the 1750 international delegates are the best companies and contacts to help you progress your business goals. You can stay all three days or choose the day that is most suitable for you.

How this application process works

Tell us who you are, what your company does and what you’re interested in!

  1. Click Register and complete your profile. Our internal team will assess your application within 10 working days. (If you have previously registered for a B2Match event you can use these log in details).
  2. If selected, your account will be activated! We will be in touch when session selection opens so you can pick which sessions you would like to attend and book yourself in for matchmaking with other delegates.

For more information on what EUREKA can do for you, please visit http://www.eurekanetwork.org

UK Tech Forum AI Breakfast, Dubai – Deadline: 24 April 2019

We would like to invite you to a special UK Tech Forum, hosted by the British Centres for Business (BCB), in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to meet UK AI companies visiting the UAE.

This event will centre around networking with the UK AI companies (company overviews attached) and outline the tech sector work that the BCB is doing, along with the Department for International Trade and hear from UK AI companies who are active in the market in the UAE.

The overall idea of the UK tech forum is to provide a platform for UK technology business in the UAE; to discuss emerging and disruptive technologies; engage with the UAE tech sphere; ways to do business and hopefully allow for partnering and shared best practice.

Tea, coffee and pastries will be provided.
Dress code: Business casual
RSVP: by Wednesday 24th April
Date: Sunday 28th April
Time: 08.30am – 10.30am
Where: British Centre for Business, 501 5th Floor Block B, Business Village, Port Saeed, Deira, Dubai, UAE

E aisha.shariff@fco.gov.uk
T +971 4 309 4212