hub8 joins the speaker line up at the upcoming CyNam event

Earlier this September, we were pleased to announce the launch of hub8, a workspace innovation facility curating Gloucestershire’s emerging cyber technology businesses.

CyNam has been working in close partnership with hub8, located in Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter, and we are incredibly excited for the potential it has for supporting and growing the region’s cyber tech capabilities.

At CyNam 19.3 on October 10th, hub8’s Bruce Gregory will give us an update on the current status of hub8, how things are progressing, and how others can get involved.

Bruce is just one of a number of speakers we’ll be talking to at our next networking event.

To see the latest line-up and to reserve your space, get your ticket here:

NCSC representative to speak at CyNam 19.3

What would you do if a power station was compromised? How about a nuclear power plant?

As operational technology environments are virtualised, there is greater exposure and risk from virtual threats. Organisations like the National Cyber Security Centre are responsible for understanding the implications this will have on national critical infrastructure, and helping major organisations understand how to overcome them.

So, we’re excited to announce that at CyNam 19.3, a senior representative of the NCSC will be speaking to the CyNam community about changing OT and the impacts on critical national infrastructure.

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Neil Madden from ForgeRock to speak at CyNam 19.3

We are very excited to welcome Neil Madden as a first-time speaker to CyNam 19.3. Neil is the Security Director for ForgeRock, a leading provider of modern, simple and comprehensive identity and access management solutions, who have worked with thousands of brands, including TomTom, Pearson and Vodafone.  

Neil will be using his experiences gained at ForgeRock, to talk about his work on identity and access management solutions to present a fascinating insight into the technical world of protecting and securing IoT devices, and by extension people.

Make sure to register to attend the next event on October 10th to hear Neil’s great talk, sign up for your free ticket –


Come and hear the latest from the team behind Cheltenham's new cyber innovation centre

Sign up to our next CyNam event on October 10th to hear the latest from Tim Atkins and the Cyber Central team, and learn more about the progress at Cheltenham’s new cyber innovation centre.

Cyber Central, based near GCHQ, will enable knowledge-sharing and collaboration between industry, academia, government and the local community. The scheme is a vital part of a larger 132-hectare plan for the west of Cheltenham, part of a pioneering new Garden Village community.

Register for a ticket for CyNam 19.3, on 10th October at Jury’s Inn, and be the first to hear about the latest developments for the Cheltenham cyber community –

Cheltenham Borough Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Gloucestershire County Council, GFirst LEP - Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership, Homes England, Cheltenham Borough Homes Ltd

Tim Atkins, Tracey Crews, Darren Knight CMgr FCMI CMICS, Paul Jones FCPFA, Robert Weaver, Steven Slater, Neil Hopwood, David Owen, Dr.Diane SAVORY, OBE DL

Cavus Batki joins the speaker line up for CyNam 19.3

We’re thrilled to announce that Cavus Batki will be one of the headline speakers for CyNam 19.3, on October 10th at Jury’s Inn, Cheltenham. Cavus is the Design Authority Cyber Security specialist for EDF Energy, responsible for ensuring that the cyber security risks to OT systems are understood, managed and accepted.

In his presentation, he will be looking at the real and applied ways cybersecurity is used in OT environments and what ‘real world’ risks, impacts and challenges this presents for the end customer.

Don’t miss out on what promises to be a fascinating and insightful presentation. Sign up for your ticket here –