With the UK’s growing cyber industry attracting record investment and Cheltenham being hailed as the burgeoning ‘cyber capital of the UK’, there couldn’t be a better time to launch SoGlos’s new #CyberGlos campaign - championing Gloucestershire’s key role in cyber and the future of this diverse and exciting sector in the county.

From June to November 2021, SoGlos journalists will be showcasing cyber stories from across Gloucestershire – from innovative start-ups tackling cyber challenges head-on to the wealth of cyber training and cyber employment opportunities available in the county, as well as breaking the latest cyber news stories in Gloucestershire – including those on The Golden Valley Development in Cheltenham, home to Cyber Central, the UK’s focal point of activity in cyber security.

#CyberGlos is proudly supported by Salus Cyber, Charles Russell Speechlys and the University of Gloucestershire, three innovative organisations at the forefront of the UK’s booming cyber sector.

In association with:

Salus Cyber

Salus Cyber is a certified provider of world-class cybersecurity services, based in Cheltenham – the cyber hub of the UK, helping its clients to identify and manage their cyber risks proactively and effectively.

Salus is the cybersecurity partner of choice for industry-leading organisations throughout the UK and Europe. Its services span first, second and third lines of defence and include security consultancy, penetration testing, application testing, phishing scheme prevention, compliance testing, home working testing and more.

While its expert team delivers a diverse array of projects from implementing autonomous underwater vehicle security to tackling complex corporate business security transformation programs.


Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys is a leading international law firm built on establishing trusted, personal relationships with its clients.

Its Cheltenham office advises regional, national and international clients ranging from multinational listed companies, government organisations, limited companies and partnerships to entrepreneurs, private individuals and their families.

The firm offers an unusually broad range of skills and experience across the full spectrum of business and personal needs, and its dedicated technology team includes experts on data protection and cyber security, as well as commercial contracts, consumer law, corporate finance, intellectual property and financial regulation.

In an industry characterised by continuous innovation, ever-evolving opportunities and rapid change, Charles Russell Speechlys is there to support every step of its clients’ development.


University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire is an integral part of the county’s cyber community, delivering a range of programmes to train a new generation of frontline security specialists.

It was the first institution in the country to offer cyber security degree apprenticeships, which are helping employers to protect their businesses from growing cyber threats. In addition, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are helping to develop specialists in this field.

The University’s dedicated C11 Cyber Security and Digital Innovation Centre, based in Berkeley, was established to fire the growth and advancement of specialist firms in a discreet and secure environment.

Working with local, national and international partners, C11 is helping to bring brilliant minds and businesses together to develop talent, drive research and advance knowledge in the ever-changing area of cyber and digital innovation.


#CyberGlos articles

Bookmark this page and check back regularly for the very latest #CyberGlos stories from SoGlos's journalists.

Cyber summer camps for kids are coming to Cheltenham

Code Ninjas is offering summer camps for cyber-savvy kids at Gloucestershire College in Cheltenham, this summer 2021.

National Cyber Security Centre is offering a new free training course

A new, free online training course from the National Cyber Security Centre at GCHQ could help protect your organisation from a cyber security breach.

IT expert offers tailored service to give SMEs serious cyber protection

A firm which specialises in cyber security has launched a service to give small business access to the very best protection for their IT.

Gloucestershire College and Hub8 will deliver new £1 million innovation centre

A £1 million innovation centre for business and education will be delivered by a partnership between the group at the heart of all things cyber business related in the county, Hub8, and Gloucestershire College.

CyNam cyber business showcase at Cheltenham Science Festival

CyNam’s annual business conference connects to Cheltenham Science Festival this year, with a host of major names and interesting discussions on Thursday 10 June 2021.

Who will lead the £400 million Golden Valley Development?

Final bids are in and decision-making is now underway on which firm will lead the Golden Valley Development – and what could be the most significant construction and development project in Gloucestershire in a generation.

University symposium will address ‘critical’ cyber skills shortage facing Gloucestershire

Some of the biggest names from the cyber sector are joining a University of Gloucestershire event addressing a cyber skills shortage in the county – and the latest solutions.

Fast-growing tech firm opens Cheltenham base

Serial tech entrepreneurs behind fast-expanding cyber firm Pentest People announce a move into Cheltenham to help them further grow their business.

Family firm wins contract to build first phase of Gloucester’s new £85 million The Forum

Phase one of an £85 million project to transform the centre of Gloucester has been awarded to a family firm from the city, with work due to start in June 2021.

As the economy re-opens, don’t leave the door ajar for the cyber criminals: ReformIT expert insight

We know to beware of cybercrime, but in the chaos of the last few months that has simply not been a priority – Cheltenham IT specialists ReformIT shares its simple, clear advice about how to protect your business.

New £4 million digital skills centre set to be a ‘real asset’ for Cirencester

Businesses in the Cotswolds have welcomed news that work has started on a new £4.48 million digital skills centre at Cirencester College.

Work begins on £3 million Institute of Technology at Gloucestershire College

Work has started at Gloucestershire College to create a £3 million Institute of Technology, with businesses claiming it will create a ‘critical talent pool’ in the county’s bid to become cyber capital of the UK.

Salus Cyber expert insight: How to tell if your vulnerability management is effective

Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, evaluating, treating and reporting on gaps in your systems and software – but how do businesses know if their cyber security protocols are effective? SoGlos gets the lowdown from Cheltenham-based Salus Cyber…

‘Full steam ahead’ for The Forum in Gloucester after £107 million budget approved

It is all systems go for the £107 million scheme to transform the King’s Quarter in Gloucester into The Forum after the city council approved the investment.

Cyber security degree at Gloucestershire College is accredited with Tech Industry Gold

Gloucestershire College has announced that its flagship degree apprenticeship in cyber security has been recognised with Tech Industry Gold, the industry accreditation for digital and technical degree courses.

Gloucestershire will deliver cyber jobs for all thanks to the Golden Valley Development

Cheltenham is ‘booming’ and the Golden Valley Development will open the doors to job opportunities for all ‘regardless of background or gender’ a new video aims to promote – as Gloucestershire vies to become the UK’s new cyber capital.

17 innovative Gloucestershire projects set to change the county

From the south west’s answer to the Silicon Valley in Cheltenham and one of the UK’s first integrated digital societies in Gloucester to a new wild campus in the Cotswolds, SoGlos gets the lowdown on 17 groundbreaking development projects that will change Gloucestershire forever.

Be part of

There’s a number of ways to get involved in this timely campaign championing Gloucestershire’s key role in cyber.

• Use the hashtag #CyberGlos in your relevant social media posts, linking back to soglos.com/cyberglos wherever possible

• Let our journalists know your cyber news by emailing editorial@sopublishing.com

• Get clever ideas for reaching SoGlos’s monthly 260,000 audience by emailing advertising@sopublishing.com or calling (01242) 210330

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