YCSC

Join one of the UK's fastest-growing clusters and contribute to the cyber health of the Yorkshire region.

We’ve come a long way

Our History

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Meetings

About the YCSC

The Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster is an initiative created as part of the UK Cyber Security Forum to help businesses and organisations across the region to collaborate and build a stronger standard of cyber security as part of a knowledge exchange collective.

Bringing together recognised cyber security experts, academic institutions, charities, local bodies and the police force, the YCSC works to reduce cyber crime within Yorkshire and the surrounding regions. 

Our Aims

support the government's commitment to cyber security

By building cyber security knowledge, skills and capabilities in the region, the YCSC makes businesses more resilient to cyber attacks and the Yorkshire region one of the most secure places in the world to do business.

Make the most of yorkshire's amazing talent

Yorkshire is home to some of the UK’s finest talent. The YCSC will always champion our very best and support those looking to grow.

 

provide networking and development opportunities

The YCSC communicates national and international initiatives and trade opportunities, providing a networking platform to share ideas and best practice, encouraging collaboration and identifying partnership opportunities.

The Role

YCSC Testimonials

"As a GDPR specialist with a legal background, attending cluster meetings has given me a more rounded view of the technical issues around cyber security and has allowed me to make contacts who can help when my clients need special assistance."
Helen Goldthorpe
Commercial and IT Associate Solicitor at Knights PLC

Join Us at a Meeting

The YCSC hosts meetings every month, at a variety of locations across Yorkshire. With industry-leading speakers, fantastic networking opportunities and truly fascinating discussions, it’s your chance to help define and refine Yorkshire’s cyber security culture. 

FAQ

Your most commonly asked questions, answered.

Our meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend. Membership is not necessary, but if you wish to support regional activities and benefit from sponsorship through the cluster please fill out our membership form.

The YCSC has no fixed abode, with members of the security community invited to host our meetings. Through this, we hope to find ourselves in new and exciting places each month. If you would like to host a YCSC meeting at your venue then contact us. Please note that this isn’t an opportunity to push your company or your latest product, but we are always open to collaboration, guest speakers and passionate individuals.

Prior events have been held in:

  • School halls
  • Army barracks
  • Universities
  • Conference Centres
  • Business Hubs
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Policing Venues

All meetings are free! All we ask is that you book your free ticket via the Eventbrite page, this allows us to keep a track of numbers and organise things effectively.

The cluster calls upon businesses from Yorkshire to host our meetings to bolster ties with businesses all across the region. As such, our meeting locations change monthly. Check our Eventbrite page for details on our next meeting. 

There is no concrete membership structure within the YCSC, however, we welcome all people and organisations to join us.

Please fill out our registration form and once completed you will be classed as a member after attending 3 meetings.

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