Monday, October 27, 2014
Doctor Who and the cyber security cluster: welcome to South Wales
My trip was centred in Cardiff, best known to sci-fi geeks the world over as home to Doctor Who. The BBC has been filming there since the series returned to television in 2005, and the city is also where you can find the Doctor Who Experience exhibition until at least 2017. However, Cardiff is the Welsh capital and also sits at the lively beating heart of an IT Security hub in South Wales. The Welsh Government have made it very clear that the intention is to attract security start-ups and established players alike as part of a broader technology business strategy in the country. This aim can be extended beyond the entrepreneurial basics though; there's a will here to make South Wales one of the most secure places in the world to do business, through the building of cyber security skills and resources.