• This year, UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3) will participate at CYBERUK to share knowledge and expertise about cyber clusters’ role in driving growth in the cyber sector across the UK.
  • Richard Yorke, Chair of UKC3, and Ciara Mitchell, Ecosystem Development Lead at UKC3, will deliver insights into how clusters are helping businesses to improve technical skills and work with a wide range of organisations to improve cyber skills.
  • UKC3’s team will be present on the Exhibiting floor to interact with industry leaders and engage in new collaboration avenues.

One year since its launch, UKC3 has announced its participation in the UK Government’s CYBERUK 2022 taking place 10-11 May at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Newport, Wales. 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.

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 UKC3Richard 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 said:
“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.

About UKC3

The UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration exists to support Cyber Clusters in their mission to drive economic growth in the sector. We do this through funding and by enabling opportunities for networking, knowledge exchange, sharing of best practice, and identification of opportunities for regional and ultimately national growth.

As a national body, the UKC3 works across public, private sectors, and academia and provides a single entity for organisations wishing to engage with the UK Cyber Cluster community. There are currently 12 cyber clusters across the UK working on developing the cyber sector across three key areas: skills, innovation and ecosystem development.