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Pen Test Partners join the speaker line up for CyNam 19.2

We’re pleased to announce another speaker to our growing agenda for CyNam 19.2, Tony Gee. Tony is Associate Partner at penetration testing and security services company, Pen Test Partners (

 For his talk, ‘Hacking Your Heart: Hacking Medical Devices’, Tony will explore the risks of devices – like connected pacemakers and insulin drips, and health tracking wearables – pose to the medical profession and, more critically, to users.

 Tony Gee will be joining us alongside a packed schedule of speakers, from Deep3, NHSX, Ctrl Group and more, on Tuesday 4th June at the Cheltenham Science Festival’s Helix Theatre, 6.30pm-9pm. CyNam 19.2 is now sold out! So to be in for a chance to hear more from these great cyber security minds, book your place on the waiting list now for any tickets that become available!

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Bronze sponsor announced for Cynam 19.2

CyNam 19.2 is just around the corner and once again we’d like to show our gratitude to the sponsors who enable us to hold these networking events, and support us in our efforts to encourage the growth of Cheltenham’s cyber security community.

 For our next event, on Tues 4th June 6.30pm-9pm at the Helix Theatre at Imperial Square Gardens, Deep3 have generously signed up as a Bronze Sponsor. This help provides us with the resources to further fuel conversation for this interesting cross-section of technical and cyber security experts.

If you wish to join us, we still have a few spaces remaining. Reserve your place here:

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Thank you! CyNam community raises over £400 for the Pied Piper Appeal

Attendees of the CyNam 19.1 event in March may remember that we chose to support local children’s charity the Pied Piper Appeal. To date, donations to the appeal’s Just Giving page ( have now reached £409.

Thank you once again to everybody at the event who donated – the money raised by the CyNam community went towards the purchase two new iPads for the Children’s Ward of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. If you would like to further help us to reach our £1,500 fundraising target, we’d welcome any additional donations.

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First sponsor for CyNam 19.2 announced

It’s not long now until the CyNam 19.2 networking event on Tuesday 4th June, so we would like to thank some of our sponsors for their contribution for making it happen.

As well as an opportunity to hear from great minds within the cyber security industry, CyNam is first and foremost a community we aim to nurture. At each event we encourage networking and collaboration, and this wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors.

Our latest sponsor includes the global aerospace, defence, space, transport and digital security company Thales, who will be also be speaking at the event. To join in with the discussions, you’ll need to register a space. Seats are limited, so act fast!

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Announcing NHSX as the latest headline speaker for CyNam 19.2

At CyNam 19.2, taking place at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival on June 4th, we’ll be exploring the key cyber security challenges facing the evolving world of HealthTech. To help us better understand this topic, some of the team from NHSX will be sharing their views. 

NHSX is a newly-formed unit supporting the digital transformation of the NHS, enabling patients and staff to benefit from the latest in digital and technological innovation. NHSX is made up of leading innovators and great minds from the NHS and government, responsible for digital welfare of the NHS, but also on implementing the greatest technology, data and cyber advancements to support the NHS and deliver on the Health Secretary’s Tech Vision.

 Make sure to register for your FREE ticket to find out the latest HealthTech insight from NHSX, grab your ticket here:

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Ctrl Group Co-Founder and Director Ben Fehnert Talks HealthTech at CyNam 19.2

For those wishing to attend the next CyNam networking event, please mark Tuesday 4th June in your diary. With the evening’s topic focused on security and healthcare technology, we’re pleased to announce Ben Fehnert, co-founder and director of digital health and digital medical research company Ctrl Group will be speaking at the event.

 With 20 years of experience in digital and mobile products and services – not to mention having launched a number of digital health platforms, including Fora Health and Cognition Kit – Ben is hugely qualified to discuss the bringing together of human-centred design, agile software development and good clinical practice, while also balancing the requirements for data security and regulatory compliance.

Held within the Helix Theatre (part of the forthcoming Cheltenham Science Festival) We have a limited number of seats available for CyNam 19.2 and we’d love for you to join us. Book your FREE place here:

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Registration is open for CyNam 19.2

Following the hugely successful CyNam 19.1 in March, we are pleased to invite you to the next networking event for Cheltenham and Gloucestershire’s Cyber Security and Tech community. For CyNam 19.2, we will be partnering with Cheltenham Science Festival, to host ‘Cyber Security in HealthTech’ within the festival’s own Helix Theatre.

CyNam 19.2 will be another evening of presentations, networking and collaboration, where we will explore and answer some of the key questions critical to keeping HealthTech secure, such as:

•      Hackable HealthTech – How secure are smart devices in healthcare and the IoT industry?

•      Health Data Conundrum – With disruptive ransomware attacks and breaches on the rise, how is HealthTech protecting everyone’s data?

•      The Secure Future of HealthTech – What’s on the horizon and what innovation is happening to secure the HealthTech of tomorrow?

As always, tickets are free, but limited seating means we will be allocating one ticket per invitation. This means we also kindly ask, if you find you are no longer able to attend, that you contact the CyNam team so your ticket can be reallocated. Register your place from our Eventbrite page here.

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CyNam joins the Cheltenham Science Festival for 19.2

The dust may have only just settled from our incredibly successful event in March, but we’re pleased to confirm that our next cyber security networking and collaboration event, CyNam 19.2, will be taking place on 4th June.

As we have in previous years, we’re proud to be partnering with the imaginative and informative Cheltenham Science Festival. The full festival programme has been announced this week and, as you’ll see, it’s going to be a packed few days:

Amongst this festival excitement, we’d also like you to pencil the evening of Tues 4th June into your calendars for CyNam 19.2, where we’ll be covering topics relating to Cyber security in HealthTech.

More details about the agenda and speakers will be released soon!

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Fantastic start to the year!

Thank you to everyone who came along to CyNam 19.1 headline event last night. Whether you were speaking, sharing ideas or just there to network with your peers it was fantastic to see you joining in and supporting the CyNam community.

The night featured some fantastic speakers, from Ripjar, BAE Systems and more, covering topic relating to Cyber Crime: Past, Present and Future. The evening also provided an opportunity to announce the exciting news of a new technology cyber hub in the heart of Cheltenham.  

As always, these events could not go ahead without the support of our generous sponsors: Ripjar, Roke Manor Research, Axonex – whose support enables us to run these events for the local community.

We are already looking ahead to our next event CyNam 19.2 – more details to come!

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The countdown for CyNam 19.1 begins!

Today is the day – CyNam 19.1 headline event is taking place tonight! 

We’d like to take the chance once again to thank our sponsors Ripjar, Roke Manor Research and Axonex for helping to make the event possible. 

Taking place at the Jury’s Inn, Cheltenham, the event provides an opportunity to engage with the region’s cyber security community.

Tonight, you will have the chance to hear from a number of industry experts, including South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit Coordinator Jonathan Atkin and Head of Strategic Offerings for Cyber at Roke, Professor Mark West, and David Balson, Director Intelligence at Ripjar, plus many more.

This event has proved incredibly popular, and all spaces have been filled! However, please do still register your interest as places may yet become available: