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The Norfolk Cyber Security Cluster has been formed (under the umbrella of the UK Cyber Security Forum) by David Higgins (4ITSec Cyber Services) and Morgan Self (DoDifferent).

The aim of the Cluster is to support the membership by communicating National and International cyber security initiatives as well as providing trade opportunities between member businesses in Norfolk.

The cluster will also provide a networking platform to share ideas and best security practice within the county of Norfolk and also encouraging collaboration and identifying partnership opportunities so that SME’s in Norfolk can find new ways to grow and be secure

Supporting Norfolk County Council’s commitment to Cyber Security (and UK Government’s Cyber Security Strategy) and local businesses by building and sharing cyber security knowledge, skills and capabilities in the region, to make businesses more resilient to cyber-attacks and attract inward investment to the County.

The Norfolk Cyber Security Cluster will be FREE to join, members meetings are FREE to attend and will be run on a bi-monthly basis for the interest and benefit of companies in the region; the meetings will be held at differing venues in the region and will run for no longer than two hours covering different and interesting topics around connected business security

Membership itself simply means being added to the Cluster’s distribution lists for details of meetings and the dissemination of information and opportunities from the UK Cyber Security Forum, Local Government and other Cluster members.

The Norfolk Cluster will be registered as a Community Interest Company and the proposed first meeting will be June 19th 2017.

There are some interesting presenters / speakers provisionally lined up – solicitor who has successfully defended the TalkTalk hacker, Microsoft and IBM, Hackers, people from the UK Security Services, Head of IT for Norfolk County Council, Google AI expert etc

Other topics to be covered during the first six months will be Supply Chain Risk, GDPR, SCADA Security, Cloud Security, Zero Day, Future of Identification and Quantum Cryptology