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.”

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