How is it May already!? We are super busy here at CyberNorth so the year is feels like it is flying by. But we are never too busy for our CyberNorth network and we’d love to hear what you are up to – reach out and connect with us on social and tell us about your projects, work, news – anything and everything via @north_biz on Twitter. 

The busyness is set to continue for CyberNorth with three major events to look forward to over the summer and into the autumn; we’d love you to join us. 

#1 Dynamo Conference 

The annual Dynamo conference is back for 2022 over two days, virtual on 21 June and in person on 22 June. We’re planning two sessions on ‘Why innovation is important in cyber security’ and ‘Digital for authentic audience connection in the arts.’

In the second session find out how CyberNorth is using art to engage audiences better with cyber security while Southpaw Dance Company and Kielder Observatory are using digital technologies to connect with audiences in new ways.

Tickets can be found here.

#2 Innovation Festival 

We’re very excited to be sponsoring, in conjunction with UKC3, a four-day cyber security strand at this year’s internationally acclaimed Northumbrian Water Group Innovation Festival #IF2022.  The festival will be held on 12-15 July, at Gosforth Park Racecourse, with daily sprints to address live issues in the cyber security sector:

  • Embedding innovation in the cyber security sector – 12 July
  • Bringing talent into cyber security – 13 July
  • Business impacts of cyber incidents – 14 July

Each dash will follow a similar format with the morning given over to the definition and breakdown of the issue and the afternoon geared towards possible solutions to the identified issues. 

The dashes are arranged so that you can attend one or more, depending upon your interest and we’re keen to have attendees with diverse skills and experiences, not just from the cyber security sector. You can register interest for the festival on the NWG website.

#CyberFest 22 

The North East’s biggest cyber security festival is back for its fifth year, starting on 1st September with BSides Newcastle and ending on 29 September with our festival finale. This year is kindly supported by Waterstones with 14 events in total, covering all aspects of cyber security across the region. This is your opportunity to connect with our #CyberFest community, whilst looking at cyber security from new angles, discover opportunities and bring your insights to the table.  

The full #CyberFest22 programme will be announced early Summer, so watch this space. 

This year is going to be even bigger and better than last, with more events in person alongside some trailblazer speakers and industry contributions. Come along and let’s celebrate the North East’s amazing cyber security sector.

About CyberNorth

CyberNorth is Dynamo North East’s cybersecurity cluster, working to connect and support all organisations across the regional cybersecurity ecosystem including seventy cybersecurity service suppliers, support services providers, consumers of cybersecurity services, academia, government, other public sectors including blue light organisations, media and policy makers. 

The cluster’s aim is to position the North-East as a great place to deliver cybersecurity services, you can follow us on Twitter @north_biz

CyberNorth is supported by Accenture, the Innovation Supernetwork and recognised by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the National Cybersecurity Centre.