CSG are delighted to have been accepted as members of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster.
The aims of the Cluster are two-fold:-
- To support the members of the cluster by communicating National and International initiatives and trade opportunities, providing a networking platform to share ideas and best practice, encouraging collaboration and identifying partnership opportunities so that small cyber security specialist businesses in Wales can find new ways to grow.
To support the Welsh Government’s commitment to Cyber Security (and UK Government’s Cyber Security Strategy) by building cyber security knowledge, skills and capabilities in the region, to make businesses more resilient to cyber attacks and the region one of the most secure places in the world to do business.
The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales.
- The Ministers and Council General exist to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make our nation a better place in which to live and work by focussing resources across devolved areas of public life such as health, education and the environment.
In addition, specific support for industry-led investment is targeted at nine key sectors and Information, Communication & Technology (ICT) is one of these sectors. Each sector has their own panel, made up of private sector business people, who advise on opportunities within the key sectors. The role of each sector panel is to provide advice to Ministers on the opportunities and need of the different sectors. They are to use their private sector success and experience to help the Welsh Government identify the best opportunities for business growth.
The opportunities for business growth in ICT are clearly centred on Cyber Security as David Jones, Secretary of State for Wales pointed out: “The UK’s cyber security sector is worth around £2.8bn and growing fast – by 2017 it is forecast to be worth more than £3.4bn. Many of these companies are concentrated in the Severn Valley – including the Newport and Cardiff areas. We are in a global race and it’s critical for Wales to keep at the forefront of innovative technology ideas”.
Recognising this, the Welsh Government has a stated aim to become a UK hub for cyber security companies and a number of departments are running initiatives aimed at encouraging cyber security businesses and stimulating growth, both locally and through export.
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