Three new cyber clusters have been recognised by UKC3: North West Cyber Security Cluster, Swindon and Wiltshire Cyber Cluster and Cyber East, strengthening the UK cyber security sector and impact. The recognition means that UKC3 will support or fund the clusters to drive active engagement in their respective communities, building relationships with regional actors and beneficiaries of cyber security programmes that they adhere to or that they organise.

North West Cyber Security Cluster

North West Cyber Security Cluster (NWCSC) is a not-for-profit community interest company (CIC), collaborating with cyber security professionals and experts within their field by providing support and networking opportunities, educating the community of business and individuals on cyber security, and working with public sector organisations to collect and share the latest cyber security information.

Swindon and Wiltshire Cyber Cluster

Swindon and Wiltshire Cyber Cluster is a group of cyber security SME’s. The Cluster aims to support its members through communicating National and International initiatives and trade opportunities. They support the UK Government’s Cyber Security Strategy and the Local Industrial Strategy by building cyber security knowledge, skills, infrastructure and capabilities to make local businesses more resilient to cyber attacks through minimising risks.

Cyber East

Cyber East acts as an inclusive, educational resource for local businesses and organisations, providing collaboration opportunities for its members, as well as up to date cyber security guidance, training, best practice exchange, networking events and support with cyber security innovations. Cyber East covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Herfordshire & Bedfordshire.

About being recognised by UKC3, Darren Chapman, Cluster Lead at Cyber East said “There is a real need for cyber security businesses to come together and collaborate on growing the sector as well as raising awareness within the business community.  Our main aim is to partner with cyber security businesses in the East of England and provide a platform for collaboration and growth within the Cyber Security industry.”

The three newly recognised clusters will be joining the other already recognised cyber clusters across the UK to support UKC3’s remit in supporting the growth of the cyber security sector in the UK through cyber skills growth, ecosystem development and innovation. UKC3 is supporting all of its recognised clusters by sharing know-how, and making funding available, where it is the case, for each cluster to be able to effectively work towards the three pillars of UKC3’s remit.

To find out more about UKC3’s recognised clusters and their mission in supporting cyber clusters and encouraging the greater collaboration across regions and nations of the UK, visit our website, or check out our LinkedIn and Twitter pages.