More than 1,000 registrations for popular virtual cyber event


Cyber Cheltenham (CyNam) is holding another of it’s successful virtual events as its final headline event of the year on Thursday 22 October from 5-7 pm.

Following the success of its first virtual event which took place in June, CyNam will bring together those from business, academia and local government .

Companies and speakers for the event include Ripjar, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and Microsoft.

Attendees will also hear stories from academia including the journey of two students making their way into careers into cybersecurity in a Student Showcase section of the broadcast.

Keynote Talks and Panel Sessions Include: 

  • Transforming Cyber Threat Intelligence – RipJar, Jeremy Annis, CEO Ripjar& Don Smith, Director Counter Threat Unit, Secureworks
  • Exploiting a Crisis: How Microsoft disrupted the cybercriminals – Sarah Armstrong-Smith, Chief Security Advisor & Matt Lundy, Assistant General Council
  • Ransomware’s Perfect Storm – James Muir, Threat Intelligence Research Lead, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
  • Student Showcase – Lauren Bennett, CyberFirst Student Ambassador (GCSE Student) and Ben Heathfield, Apprentice Bamboo Technology / Gloucestershire College
  • UK Cyber Cluster News

During the break, join the conversation with four breakout sessions.

Breakout discussions include:

  • Transforming Cyber Threat Intelligence – Under the Bonnet, RipJar
  • Security Through Diversity – Dr Nathalie Cole and Jenny Seaborne, Ladies of Cheltenham Hacking Society
  • Moving Forwards: The importance of apprenticeships in our cyber industry –  Julie Tegg, Gloucestershire College
  • The Psychology of Crisis Management – Rakhee PorterSopra Steria

The broadcast will be live from 16.45 via the CyNam broadcast portal, visit this link to view the full agenda, cyber showcases and much more

To join the event, register on Eventbrite

CyNam (Cyber Cheltenham) helps create the conditions for local cyber technology innovation. We provide the capability, community and culture to help set small companies on the path towards becoming ‘unicorns’. We see CyNam as orchestrators – bringing together pioneering start-ups with investment, industry and government for wealth creation in the Gloucestershire region.

Based in Cheltenham, the home of GCHQ and the largest concentration of cyber technology businesses in the country, CyNam (Cyber Cheltenham) began as a modest Meetup networking group in 2015, for members of the region’s cyber security community. In a short space of time, CyNam’s popularity grew dramatically, and today it hosts regular events with hundreds of attendees.

Now more than 900 members strong, CyNam provide a valuable, Cheltenham-centric platform that connects the best cyber technology minds and local SMEs and start-ups to support from people, expertise, guidance, funding, and new business.