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More tickets released for CyNam 19.3!

Our next CyNam community networking event takes place on Thursday 10th October, at Jury’s Inn, Cheltenham. The topic of conversation for the evening will be the cyber security realities now faced by critical operational technologies.

As well as an opportunity to hear from the industry’s cyber security experts, from the likes of EDF Energy, Secarma Ltd, and National Cyber Security Centre, it will, of course, provide a relaxing evening for networking opportunities. We’re here to help you make Cheltenham the UK’s home for cyber security talent!

Due to popular demand we’ve released 30 extra tickets so reserve one of the final places here:

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Secarma announced as part of the CyNam 19.3 Cyber Showcase

In addition to our headline speakers at the forthcoming Cynam 19.3 event on 10th October, we’re also pleased to be able to showcase a number of successful cyber tech organisations.

At our next networking event, we’ll be welcoming security consultant Thomas Ballin from Secarma to the stage, who will take the opportunity to talk more about their approach to OT security and what it means to be part of a team of ‘ethical hacking specialists’.

To learn more, join us at CyNam 19.3 at the Jury’s Inn, Cheltenham. Get your free ticket here:

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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:

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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.

Sign up for your free ticket here –

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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 –


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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

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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 –

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Come and network, innovate and collaborate at CyNam 19.3

Tickets are flying out the door for CyNam 19.3 – the next event on October 10th will once again be held at Jury’s Inn, Cheltenham. We will be opening the doors to companies across the cybersecurity sector, professionals with an interest in cybertechnology and to students who are looking to understand more about what an exciting career in cyber is like.

CyNam events are a melting pot for local talent, companies, and organisations – allowing the audience to network, innovate and collaborate. At 19.3 we will be looking at the challenges facing the OT sector and some of the ways local companies can help organisations overcome these.

Make sure to sign up for your ticket so you don’t miss out on the chance to gain valuable insight and join the conversation:

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Sopra Steria announced as sponsors for CyNam 19.3

CyNam 19.3 is just around the corner, with some of the biggest cyber companies in the UK confirmed to attend. This event will be an excellent opportunity to network with some of the biggest names in OT and IoT – there is nowhere else you would get to experience this for free.

As with all CyNam events, none of this would have been possible without our fantastic sponsors and we are delighted to announce that Sopra Steria ( is generously sponsoring CyNam 19.3 – the second time this year they have supported the CyNam platform.

Sopra Steria is a trusted leader in successful transformation programmes, working with private and public organisations to address their most complex and critical business challenges. Sopra Steria enables its clients to make the best use of information technology by combining high quality and performance services, added value and innovation.

We are thrilled to be welcoming them back as fully-fledged members of the CyNam community, so make sure to sign up to the event to catch up with (or come and meet, for first time members) the fantastic team:

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CyNam 19.3 – Sign up to the next event on Oct 10th

Preparations for CyNam 19.3 are well underway. With a very exciting speaker list to be announced shortly, we think this event will be our best yet.

At the next event, we will be looking at the challenges faced by major OT organisations in today’s connected world, whilst also trying to understand what OT truly is, how it will influence the ‘real world’.

Tickets are selling fast, so make sure you don’t miss out, sign up for your ticket here: