GDPR Technical Workshop

Make sure you don’t miss out on our highly anticipated GDPR workshop! Join us at the Digital Exchange in Bradford on the 20th March 2018, for our 2nd cluster meeting of 2018, where we will be discussing all things GDPR. DigiCats Yorks/CRK consulting and The Unversity of Bradford will be hosting a GDPR technical session, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn more… Read more →

Upcoming Event

A Careers Event for Computing, IT and Cyber Security Students When: Wed 28 February 2018 11:00 – 15:00 GMT   Where: Cantor Building Sheffield Hallam University, 153 Arundel Street Sheffield S1 2NU   STACK is a full day of activities with lots on offer; whether you’re just starting to consider career options and placement opportunities, or if you’re looking for… Read more →

Upcoming Events

Please see below a few upcoming events/workshops happening throughout February 2018.   Thursday 1st February Google Digital Garage will be in Bradford on Thursday 1st Feb offering free workshops to all businesses: Build a simple website for your business 10.00 am – 11.00am Get your business visible on Google  11.30am – 1.00pm The workshops hosted by Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire in the Digital Exchange, 34… Read more →

Upcoming Opportunities

Some upcoming opportunities that may be of interest to you.   “Cyber Security Academic Startups Programme” grant funded competition Full details here Applications close on 31st Jan (noon) . Successful applicants will be informed on 9th February and will commence the 6-week programme on the week of the 12th February. The recording (slides and audio) of the competition briefing webinar is… Read more →

The Next Generation of Professionals Meeting Notes- 17/01/18

YCSC: The Next Generation of Professionals Date & Time: 17.01.18 13:00 – 15:30 Location: DMC, Barnsley   Meeting Start time: 13.00 A big thank you to Barnsley DMC for hosting the first YCSC event of 2018, providing exceptional spacious facilities.   Melanie Oldham, Chair of the YCSC and CEO of Bob’s Business Ltd,  introduced the event, providing a brief insight… Read more →


We hope you had a good Christmas and New year.

Please find below information about upcoming YCSC events for 2018. We look forward to seeing you there.


Date: 17th February
Location: Digital Media Centre, Barnsley
Subject Focus: Next Generation of Professionals

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Date: 20th March
Location: Digital Exchange, Bradford
Subject Focus: GDPR


Date: 16th May
Location: Digital Media Centre, Barnsley
Subject Focus: Internet of Things


Date: 17th July
Location: Digital Exchange, Bradford
Subject Focus: Ransomware


Date: 19th September
Location: Digital Media Centre, Barnsley
Subject Focus: TBC


Date: 20th November
Location: Digital Exchange, Bradford
Subject Focus: Social engineering


If you require any further information about the cluster or the upcoming events, please contact us at [email protected] Please be aware topics and meetings are subject to change, however, we will keep you informed in due course.


Here are a few other items you might be interested in:


Funded trip to Israel
Short deadline 11th January

Innovate the UK, with the support of Enterprise Europe Network, will be running a funded accelerator visit to Israel at the end of Jan for companies in the cyber tech sector.

The deadline for applications for businesses is 11th Jan at midnight so we would be grateful of any assistance to push out the message to relevant companies.

For more information please see the Eventbrite link:


Call for expression of interest in Cyber Security Academic Startups Programme

Innovate the UK, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and KTN, are planning to launch a grant-funded competition in January to encourage the commercialisation of cybersecurity ideas from academia. The competition is building on the successful pilot run earlier this year which culminated in a Showcase Event. Those interested are strongly encouraged to register interest now to be kept informed.

See more details here


Cyber Careers Show
Wednesday 17 January 2018, London

See details here


The Future of Trust

IAAC is publishing its final report on the Future of Trust which can be found at here. Thanks to IAAC Access, our Community of Interest and Sponsors for their input and making this work possible. Thanks also to our collaborators, the Association of Professional Futurists and Nick Price our co-author.

“A key finding is that trust is a dynamic process best understood as ‘trusting’. This is because, as Hoffman proposes, “trusting is a process of active exploration and evaluation of trustworthiness and reliability, within the envelope of the ever-changing work and ever-changing work system”. Therefore, one cannot rely on a ‘trustworthy’ chipset or security feature alone to generate trust. Rather, trust is continually assessed within a deployed context in which a user is exposed to multiple stimuli and influences.”

GDPR Conference – Cyber Security EU – 18th October

GDPR Conference | Cyber Security EU 2017 October 18th 2017 Salem Chapel Auditorium 13-15, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ Cyber Security EU is back for it’s third year. This year the focus is GDPR. The North of England and Yorkshire GDPR conference will focus on key GDPR topics and data protection. The GDPR conference will be held at the inspiring… Read more →

The Cyber Security People Pie

Original Article: Firstly, those close to me know that when it comes to cooking I fit into both the ‘can’t cook’ and ‘won’t cook’ categories. So before I begin this piece, I feel it’s only right to omit that I sought the help of a real chef in the making of this flavoursome written dish! I am lead to believe,… Read more →

Getting to Know GDPR

Date: 21/06/2017 Venue: Data Protection People, Leeds Meeting Minutes Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster teamed up with Data Protection People to host a session on GDPR, the new EU Data Protection regulation which will be introduced in May 2018. Agenda Presentation on the myths behind GDPR from Stuart Barker, CEO from The Agenci Panel Session featuring representatives from The Agenci, Data… Read more →

Notes from event with DigiCatYorks

Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster & DigiCatYorks Event and Meeting 25/04/17 Speakers: Martin Law – AgilityIS Dr Simon Parkinson – University of Huddersfield Bruno Brunskill – Trusted Management Melanie Oldham – Bob’s Business Ltd Martin Law started the day with a talk about the risks that businesses could face by looking at the internet of things and GDPR. Some key points… Read more →

Meeting 13 Notes

18/01/2017 – YCSC Meeting Overview   Thank you to Sheffield Hallam University for hosting our last meeting, very kindly organised by one of the guest speakers Shahrzad Zargari.  Bob Drake opened the presentations with an insight into the ever evolving apprenticeship schemes available via Sheffield Hallam University.  Opportunities for our next generation of cyber experts to work and gain valuable… Read more →

Meeting 12 Notes

A great big thankyou to Exa Networks for hosting today’s YCSC meeting offering exceptional, spacious facilities. A special thank you to Mark Dearlove – Security and Compliance Officer at Exa Networks for presenting his experience of implementing ISO27001:2013 (Information Security Management System). Mark offered insight into the certification process and the most challenging element of implementation – engaging employees. Mark… Read more →

Event – Addressing the threats for your business

Cyber Security: Addressing the threats for your business Wednesday 30th November 2016 University of Huddersfield, 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, 2/29, 16:00 to 19:00   Information: The University of Huddersfield and Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire are pleased to organise this free-to- attend Cyber Security workshop at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre on Wednesday 30th November 2016 between 16:00 to 19:00.  … Read more →

Brexit GDPR Workshop

Chaired by Daniel Prince – Lancaster University   On the 5th of October the YCSC had a place at the Brexit Workshop in Manchester, this round table event looked for insight into how ‘Brexit’ will change the world of cyber and focussed on the GDPR regulations. Some great points were raised from all walks of industry and it was brilliant… Read more →