Welsh cyber security mission to Brussels

Economy & Politics | Technology | Wales
Jason Dunlop, Director Business Growth Wales, Midlands and South West at Xcina

Digital resilience is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses in the current climate and Wales is leading the charge to find solutions.

Wales based Xcina Ltd, part of the London Stock Exchange listed resilience company Sheerwater Group PLC, is traveling with the Welsh Government ‘cyber mission’ to Brussels at the end of the month.

It’s a busy time for the company, with new legislation coming into force on data protection in May, companies are worried about the potential threats of non-compliance.

But, though General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the biggest talking points for business in the UK, it is not the only risk on the horizon.

Jason Dunlop, Director Business Growth Wales, Midlands and South West at Xcina said: “We are fielding enquiries from companies all over the world, concerned about many aspect of resilience.

“Data protection is of course a hot topic, but so too is the risk of cyber penetration. At Xcina we offer hardware, software and consulting solutions that help organizations, of any size, feel safe.”

Wales is seen at the leading cyber-hub in the UK, with over 3000 locally grown or international tech companies operating here.

The cyber mission, backed by the Department for International Trade, will pull European resellers and distributors of cyber security solutions, technology integrators and consultants to the British Embassy.

The Welsh Government delegation will include representatives from 15 organizations – companies and academics.

Jason continued: “It’s going to be an interesting trip. We will hear from the Belgian Cyber Security Cluster, the Belgian Federal Cyber Emergency Team, the European Cyber Security Organisation and CYBERHIVE, the cyber security program of B-Hive, the Belgian European tech platform.

“And then the European Commissioner for the Security Union of the EU will share his thoughts and NATO will also talk about what’s up-coming for them – these are important topics, a year out from Brexit!”

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