NEC show debut for the Midlands’ leading cyber group

16th Aug

Midlands Cyber Security Cluster has announced the date of its first non-virtual networking event since 2019.

The National Cyber Security Show will take place at NEC Birmingham from September 7-9. Not only is it the first opportunity to promote Midlands Cyber following its brand relaunch, the cluster will represent its involvement in the newly created UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3) alongside cluster representatives from across the UK.

The Cluster Collaboration was established by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport earlier this year to help cybersecurity businesses build partnerships and programmes that break down barriers to sector growth, such as skills gaps and a lack of business support.

The collaboration aims to provide a national focal point for the sector, encouraging industry stakeholders to engage with their own regional clusters and furthering the key aims of local cyber organisations. As a result, the principle themes represented at the event are innovation, skills and ecosystem development.

In their mission to unite the UK cyber industry, Midlands Cyber are pleased to have been awarded the responsibility of national lead on the innovation theme on the UKC3 board.

Theme lead, Linda Smith, spoke of her ambition to promote sector growth. She said: “Midlands Cyber has an established reputation for promoting tech and cyber innovation, based in the UK’s manufacturing heartland.

“Midlands Cyber cluster has longstanding links to companies and academia in the region to share knowledge and intelligence to drive advancements in assurance technologies for industrial supply chains, which protects consumers by building in security through design.”

Both the collaboration and Midlands Cyber Cluster strive to increase the UK’s cyber industry offer and create an international hotspot of security excellence in the UK.

Cyber firms in the Midlands are urged to visit them on stand 3/E32 at September’s event.

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