The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster was founded in September 2011 and is run by Key IQ Ltd. The majority of small cyber security companies in Malvern are located at the Wyche Innovation Centre and this is also where the Cluster meetings take place. However, Core companies within the Cluster are spread across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire with Satellite member companies across the whole of the UK.
The cluster of cyber security companies developed naturally over time in the Malvern area, due to the proximity of skills and customers. The cluster was only recognised when Key IQ Ltd formed the formal network with regular meetings for the companies to meet up. Since that time, a number of partnerships have formed through introductions at these meetings and a number of common issues have been highlighted as problems affecting many small cyber security companies. We are engaging directly with local and national government to address these issues.
In 2014, due to demand from small cyber security companies across the UK, Key IQ founded the UK Cyber Security Forum to help volunteers start cyber security clusters across the UK. The Forum acts as a central point of contact for organisations who want to engage with the small, innovative companies and also facilitates lobbying from the small companies to the government about issues they face. The Malvern Cluster is now one Cluster under the umbrella of the UK Cyber Security Forum.