#CyberFest – the North East’s biggest cyber security festival

Yes, it’s back! This will be #CyberFest’s sixth year as the North East’s biggest cyber security festival. We’ve been working hard to raise the profile of the cyber security sector in the region while celebrating its diverse and exciting nature. This year we want to build on this platform to create a mixed festival of online and in person events, including a flagship event that attracts an international audience.

In addition we are planning a number of events including:

  • BSides Newcastle
  • A schools’ debate
  • A CyberFirst event
  • An arts event
  • A Northern Cluster Collaboration event

We want your help. We’re looking for organisations to put on their own events under the banner of #CyberFest. How they work, where they are and who the target audience is entirely up to you. All we ask is that they take place within September 2023.

Interested? Get in touch at hello@cybernorth.biz 

Only at #CyberFest


Our annual #CyberFest invites the cyber business community to come together, to connect, to debate, to explore contemporary issues effecting businesses, to discover new perspectives and to listen and learn.

The aim of #CyberFest is to raise awareness of cyber security activities across the region as part of our mission ‘To make the North East the place for cyber security.’

The festival brings together businesses, academics, Universities, students, thought leaders, innovators, artists and cyber enthusiasts. Each year the programme features speaker events, panel debates, networking opportunities and practical workshops. The festival shines a light on the opportunities in the sector, highlights the breadth of cyber security talent across the region and is a space to share new ways of thinking and sector learning.

#CyberFest Over the Years

#CyberFest, the North East’s largest cyber security festival has been running every year since 2018. Check out our #CyberFest archive below to find out about past events. Head over to Dynamo North East Events Youtube page for videos of events from 2020, 2021 and 2022.

#CyberFest 2022

#CyberFest 2021

#CyberFest 2020

#CyberFest 2019

#CyberFest 2018

#CyberFest 23

This year’s #CyberFest programme and festival sponsors will be announced soon. In the meantime, sign up to our mailing list, keep checking this page for updates, or head to our events tab and discover other events happening in and for our CyberNorth community.

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