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CyNam 21.2 – Smart Cyber: Securing the IoT and the cities of the future

    • CyNam announces their second event of the year, which will take place on June 10.
    • The virtual event will explore IoT and smart cities and what it means for the cyber industry.
    • Research suggests smart cities will be key to future economic growth following the pandemic.


CyNam 21.2 – Smart Cyber: Securing the IoT and the cities of the future


The global smart cities market is expected to double by 2025 and could help governments to navigate their way out of pandemic according to Research and Markets. CyNam 21.2 – Smart Cyber: Securing the IoT and the cities of the future takes place virtually on June 10 and will see discussions, Q&As and unique insight from leading cyber experts, exploring the Internet of Things (IoT) and how cyber innovation can help enable smart cities of the future. The event is for anyone interested in growing their cyber knowledge, including professionals or students with an interest in the cyber sector and digital transformation.

Smart cities is a ‘hot’ topic at CyNam 21.2

Delivered in partnership with the Cheltenham Science Festival, the event will be streamed live from Hub8, a co-working space in Cheltenham dedicated to the flourishing cyber-tech sector, with a range of physical and virtual presentations. Details for the first discussions have been announced, including headline sessions from Information Security Group’s Professor Lizzie Coles-Kemp and Ladies of Cheltenham Hacking Society’s Sophia McCall. Topics explore what welcoming and trusting smart cities look like and whether future cars will be safe. Further details about the agenda will be announced throughout the month, including sessions from sponsors Field Effect and IBM, and CGI, the headline sponsor.

In response to Covid, CyNam quickly adapted and took their events online where the showcase has reached new audiences. CyNam 21.1 saw people tuning in from across the globe to discover the latest developments in Cheltenham’s cyber scene. Previous organisations presenting at CyNam’s events have included Microsoft, Central Government, Ripjar and Sage to name just a few.

Challenges and opportunities of smart cities in a IoT world

Richard Yorke, Director at CyNam, said:

“With the enabling 5G and IoT technology evolving at pace, smart cities are rapidly becoming a reality and will impact all aspects of life. Well-designed security is paramount and key to building the trust needed for smart cities to work for citizens and businesses alike. Our summer event promises to be full of interesting discussion around these challenges and how the UK’s cyber sector can safeguard smart cities from future breaches as well as showcasing emerging technology in this space. If you have an interest in cyber, this is not one to be missed.”

Register to CyNam 21.2

Registration for CyNam 21.2 is now open, with the two-hour conference taking place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm BST. The organisation brings together Cheltenham’s cyber cluster, enabling opportunities for networking, innovation and collaboration from start-ups to multinational brands. After their March event, students who took part in the showcase were later offered job opportunities in top cyber security firms, demonstrating how CyNam helps people to enter the cyber-tech sector regardless of age, gender or background.

Find out more and register on Eventbrite.