The highly anticipated CYBERUK 2022 begins next week, bringing the national cyber community two days of inspiring talks, encouraging learning and creating connections. From 10 – 11 May 2022 in Newpoet, South Wales, CYBERUK will be striving to demonstrate that cyber security really is for the whole of society. 

It’s particularly exciting for Bristol & Bath Cyber, as UKC3 has announced its participation in the event, one year on since the group’s launch. Backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and supported by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), UKC3 will represent cyber clusters in the UK, and their contribution to growing the cyber sector in their respective nations and regions. BBCyber is super excited to be flying the flag for the South West.

Representing the national cyber clusters

Two of UKC3’s board will be in the spotlight at CYBERUK 2022. Ciara Mitchell, Ecosystem Development Lead at UKC3, will open the first day of CYBERUK 2022 at 8am, with a get together session, Women in Cyber Networking, in partnership with Women in Cyber Wales, led by Clare Johnson. The session is dedicated to women working in or hoping to work in the cyber security industry, and it will benefit from Ciara and Clare’s expertise in the cyber networking space.

Richard Yorke, Chair of UKC3, will be part of an exciting panel on Tuesday, 10 May, Stream B: Creating a big bang – When government, education and industry collide. The panel also includes the Deputy Director for Cyber Growth at NCSC, Chris Ensor, the CEO of IASME, Emma Philpott, the Managing Director of TryHackMe, Ben Spring, Cardiff University Professor of Data Science and Cybersecurity, Pete Burnap, and a senior representative from Naq Cyber.

Speaking about the importance of UKC3 to join this international cyber event, Richard Yorke says, “Having the possibility to network with international leaders in the cyber security scene so close to home is a privilege. I believe this event is significant for knowledge exchange with other global cyber security actors, and cyber clusters, as well as businesses and individuals will greatly benefit from the sessions at this event.

“I’m delighted to be part of the panel on Creating a big bang – When government, education, and industry collide sharing the scene with members of NCSC, Cardiff University, and leading cyber security firms in the UK.”

UKC3 team will be available for further networking and informal discussions on the Exhibition Floor, at stand A18, where members of its formally recognised cyber clusters will also interact with the broader CYBERUK 2022 participants, sharing experience and best practices for driving innovation, skills growth and ecosystem development in the cyber sector.

Bristol & Bath Cyber

"I am looking forward to representing the Bristol & Bath Cyber Cluster at CyberUK. It will be a great opportunity to meet colleagues from UKC3 clusters around the country, to hear some great speakers, and to network with businesses and individuals from across my cluster and the UK."

— Kerrianne Gauld, TechSPARK Cyber Community Manager

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