Core Member companies within the Cluster have the opportunity of meeting up once a month for a short, informal meeting. Satellite Members are also welcome to join these meetings if they are in the area.

 

These network meetings are free, on the second Wednesday of each month and we aim to keep them under two hours long. Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only. An invited speaker will give a 20 minute presentation on a relevant topic followed by discussion and general networking. The meetings are unclassified.

 

The meetings are usually very interactive with the presentation generating a lively debate. A number of partnerships have already formed through this forum and it is also where issues affecting the group are often raised.

 

Associate Members are invited to attend the meetings in February and September. Meetings in May and November will be showcase events for the Big Company Members.

 

Speakers at the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster Meetings 

9th July 2014 - The British Standards Institute will give an overview of their work in standards and how SMEs can get involved. A speaker from Delphinitum will also talk about their work in profiling to tackle the insider threat.

 

August 2014 - no meeting in August

 

Past Speakers at the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster Meetings

11th June 2014 - William Hurst presented about the Protect Centre associated with the Liverpool John Moores University.

 

14th May 2014 - Big Company meeting - 4 Primes and more than 40 small companies attended the meeting to watch 6 SMEs give an overview of their companies followed by networking.

 

9th April 2014 - Cyber Security Challenge presented their latest plans and ways to get involved and benefit from the work they are doing. AQA also gave an overview about the Cyber security qualifications they are developing.

 

12th March 2014 - Dr Joe Marshall Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy, National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) - NCUB presented and sought the Cluster input on a proposal to implement an Intelligent Brokerage Tool that will utilise the latest data matching technologies to match business need to expertise within the universities.

 

12th February 2014 - Professor John V McCanny is chairing the Royal Society steering group for their policy making project on “Cyber security research: a vision for the UK”. John gave a talk about this project and discussed it with the Cluster. Prof McCanny is Director of the Institute of Electronics Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) and Principal Investigator, Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast.

 

11th December 2013 - Paul Norris from BIS discussed Access to Finance for the SMEs and brought two Venture Capitalist companies, Amadeus and Paladin who explained about their investment policy and answered questions about VC funding in general.

 

13th November 2013 - Usual Cluster meeting was replaced by the Technology Strategy Board Cyber Security LaunchPad information event at Malvern Hills Science Park 

 

9th October 2013 - Andrew Martin from Oxford University presented the new Cyber Security Doctoral Centre at the University and gave some details about the Internship scheme and how companies could benefit from such a scheme.

 

11th September 2013Adam Finch from Harrison Clark talked about legal aspects of what to do if you are faced with a security breach and what steps could be taken to recover that data.

 

10th July 2013Patrick McIlroy, London based Director of Invest Northern Ireland.

 

12th June 2013Prof Mark Ryan, EPSRC Leadership Fellow, Head of Computer Security group at Birmingham University will be speaking about their cyber security projects. This meeting is sponsored by Barker Brettell LLP who will give a short overview of protecting Intellectual Property in Cyber Security.

 

13th March 2013 - Duncan Hine, Warwick University, speaking about the cyber security activity at Warwick.

 

13th February 2013 - Jo Miller, BIS, speaking about government plans to choose a cyber security organisational standard to support. Also Jamie Bouloux, head of Cyber Liability Insurance for AIG Europe speaking about their experience in the cyber liability market.

 

Please do contact us if you are an SME working in cyber security and would like to join us.