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UKC3 debuts at Birmingham’s National Cyber Security Show


  • UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3) launched in June 2021, to  encourage greater collaboration across regions and nations of the UK.
  • The title of the UKC3 ‘s panel discussion is ‘The power of clusters – driving growth in the cyber security sector’ 
  • Delegates get the chance to understand what a cyber cluster is and how it supports the cyber sector together with the benefits for getting engaged with local clusters.

UKC3 has announced its participation at the brand new National Cyber Security Show, at the NEC, Birmingham. This follows from the DCMS-backed UKC3’s early summer launch as the UK’s first national cyber cluster organisation. The organisation’s board is made up of Cyber Cluster leads from across the UK. In addition, an Advisory Group has been established with further Cluster representatives.

At the event, delegates are invited to attend the UKC3 session on ‘The power of clusters – driving growth in the cyber security sector’ where it will also share industry wide opinion and insights, which will examine and highlight the needs of the UK cyber industry; together with an overview of the vision of UKC3, its purpose and how it intends to support the wider cyber community.

Chairing the panel session entitled ‘The power of clusters – driving growth in the cyber security sector’ is John Davies, Co-founder, Chair and Board Director & Cyber Skills Growth Lead for UKC3 of Cyber Wales. He will be joined by Ciara Mitchell, Cluster Manager for Scotland’s Cyber Cluster and UKC3 Ecosystem Development Lead and Melanie Oldham, UKC3 Vice Chair, YCSC Cluster Manager – CEO of Bob’s Business.

Other esteemed panellists will include Marie Caruso, Bristol and Bath Cyber Cluster Leadership Team Member and Sales/Marketing Manager for Arcanum Information Security Ltd and Jason Davies, Co-Founder of Cyber Wales and Chair of the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster.

Richard Yorke, UKC3 Chair, shared his thoughts on its participation in the National Cyber Security Show; “Firstly, it is fantastic to be at a real-life event again. Since the pandemic started, the UK’s cyber industry has enjoyed an exceptional growth rate and it is valuable for us all to meet and continue that innovation drive. This event provides us with a unique opportunity for the cyber industry to get involved with UKC3 as we work to deliver growth and skills development to support the sector.”

Tristan Norman, Group Event Director, Nineteen Group stated, “We are truly excited to have launched the National Cyber Security Show and equally excited to provide the ‘in person’ launch platform for UKC3. We look forward to collaborating with UKC3 and all the cluster members to help champion innovation, expertise, entrepreneurship and grow the UK Cyber Security Sector; with common goal in making British businesses safer and more resilient to cyber threats.”

In addition to the panel session, UKC3 will be hosting a cyber sector-wide survey online at their exhibition stand 3/E32, to gain detailed insight from professionals on how clusters can support the industry to combat key cyber security concerns such as ransomware, malware,  phishing, together with supporting the needs of the ever evolving of IOT, AI and the cloud based ecosystems.

Yorke, added, “We are calling all experts across the cyber sector to come, collaborate and share their thoughts on how clusters can support the industry together with sharing what they believe are the upcoming challenges facing the market.”

UKC3 provides a focal point for national and global organisations looking to engage with UK cyber clusters and the cyber-tech ecosystem.  It has three core goals: supporting innovation, developing the cyber ecosystem and boosting skills and talent. Part of UKC3’s remit is to provide support and allocated funding for projects that support the three goals through the cluster network.

To find out more about the event, and register for free, please visit the National Security Show website here.

To connect directly with the team at UKC3 please visit here 

About UKC3:  

UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3) is a new entity, created to facilitate the collaboration between the public sector and local/regional Cyber Clusters, through initiatives designed to grow and develop the cyber sector.

Its mission is to foster the creative potential of Cyber Clusters, setting a national standard that will shape and deliver on the UK’s Cyber strategy.

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