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Hub8 in partnership with CyNam designs and runs a programme of events for the cyber tech community. From hackathons to keynotes with industry leading speakers and experts, we curate events that are tailored to your needs.

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Cyber Central

Cheltenham Borough Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Gloucestershire County Council and GFirst LEP have developed a vision for land to the west of Cheltenham, which over the next few years will become the location of a world-leading community for cyber technology, a project referred to as ‘Cyber Central’.

Breaking the Code

Breaking the Code: Binary 101 will be a high impact, large scale projection showcasing Cheltenham’s cyber heritage including links with GCHQ.

Recorded Future, Checkmarx, AWS

Cloud Compliance at Scale—So you can go skiing:

Cloud computing is a dynamic and constantly changing environment. An environment that was compliant Monday morning might be non-compliant Monday afternoon. How do you maintain compliance at scale in a dynamic cloud environment that has dozens of accounts, thousands of systems, dozens of teams, and resources that are created and destroyed hour by hour? More importantly, how can you do all that and still have enough time leftover to take a skiing holiday to France? The trick is automation. Use the cloud to secure the cloud, monitor the cloud, and respond automatically in real-time to compliance variance. In this session Charles will show how to use open source automation tools and cloud-native services to monitor, detect, alert and remediate changes. When you implement Compliance Configuration as Code, your cloud remains compliant even while you’re on the slopes.

Charles Roberts is a security consultant with AWS Professional Services, based in London. His background is in IT security for small and large enterprises and he helps customers keep their clouds secure with automation and secure configuration. Over the last two years he has helped several large enterprises in different industries secure their clouds by deploying open source tools like Cloud Custodian and Prowler, as well as AWS-specific technology. His interest in automation is directly proportional to his interest in making time for skiing holidays.

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Capture the Flag

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, CyNam and BSides Cheltenham are running a Capture the Flag event: an evening of hands-on technical cyber security challenges and games, on Wednesday 4thDecember. Anyone with an appetite for solving real cyber problems is welcome to come along!

The competition is being held in Hub8 in Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter. Attendees can come along from 18:00, with the competition starting promptly at 18:30 and finishing by 22:00. All you need to bring is yourself and a laptop. We’ll provide the other essential CTF components – Wi-Fi, pizza, drinks and prizes. The BAE CTF team will be around to provide hints and tips on the challenges, while our friends from CyNam and BSides Cheltenham will also be around to talk about the great work they do in the Cheltenham Cyber Security community.

This is a team-based challenge for teams of 2 to 5 players. If you don’t have a team then don’t worry – come along anyway as teams will be created on the day.  The challenges will involvebreaking into vulnerable websites, cracking ciphers, forensic searches, reverse engineering and much more. No previous experience of these kinds of challenge is necessary; they are designed for people who like taking things apart and seeing how they work.

To sign up, Please click here

We really hope to see you there!

Community Christmas Fundraiser

One of our members, Coacto, are hosting the Cotswolds Salesforce Community Christmas Fundraiser here at Hub8!

Including a brilliant presentation from Jon Laughland about Helpshift, there will also be drinks, mince pies and a chance to network; then if you want to head off and take advantage of late night shopping – feel free! Or, you can also stick around for free food, free drinks and a charity auction.

We’ll be hearing from three local charities; Cheltenham Open Door, National Star and Family Space at 7pm. Christmas is a time for giving, and what better way to end the first year of the Cotswolds Salesforce Community Group than by giving back to the community we live in.

For more information and to reserve your free place: Please click here

FREE car parking in place at many Council run car parks, due to late night shopping!

An evening with: CISOs, CTOs & CEOs

Working in partnership with the National Cyber Security Centres Cyber Schools Hub initiative and CyNam, Hub8 are proud to be hosting the first school event of its kind.  This event is an opportunity for students to meet some awesome individuals within the industry and find out about their journey. The event will feature 3 speakers of each industry followed by a panel discussion where the students will then have the opportunity to ask questions.

This event is open to all sixth form students from across Gloucestershire, so if you are a student or you know a student that would be interested in attending please get in touch.

Great Western Gateway

Hub8 are proud to welcome Minister Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government as part of his  ‘Great Western Gateway’ concept tour.

The ‘Great Western Gateway’ concept will be our region’s equivalent of the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine, covering an area from Swindon to Swansea and including the whole of Gloucestershire.

Local MP Alex Chalk will also be in attendance.


Thirsty Thurday

Triangle will be hosting a wide-ranging informal discussion around the key technology issues for small businesses and the eco system of providers that support them.

From the availability of Fibre Broadband through Cyber Security and the general way that the support conversation around all these technologies can be better structured. On the day Triangle will be supported by LuJam Cyber, SeeThru Networks and Indectron.

As well as a good networking opportunity with other businesses in the area, they will also have CityFibre themselves on hand to talk about the power of Gigabit internet and the impact of their investment of £2.5Bn to further rollout full fibre internet across the UK.

Feel free to bring your IT team or company, office manager and anyone else who would benefit from considering faster internet services and see how we can wow you with our future proof Technology.

For more information and to register your interest in this FREE event: CLICK HERE

We look forward to welcoming you to Hub8!


Cyber Schools Awards

We are proud to host the NCSC Cyber Schools Hub Awards, here at Hub8!

This event is for all of the industry supporters of the NCSC Cyber Schools Hub initiative. We will be reflecting on the achievements of the industries and look forward to recognising some of the greatest moments of the initiative.

NCSC BeTheChange

In collaboration with the NCSC and sponsored by Infosec, we are pleased to host the NCSC Cyber Schools “BeTheChange” event.

This event will feature organisations and individuals who are changing the scene of cyber including Capita, Cybsafe, Context Information Security, EA Sports and Deep3.

This event is for members and students only

Hub8 weekly social

We’re delighted hold a Hub8 Social every Wednesday in our members lounge at 3.30-5.00. Join us for coffee, cake, collaboration and community!

This will be a weekly event for Hub8 members and their guests to meet-up, form valuable networks and generate business opportunities – it’s all about community and collaboration……(and cake!)


We’re delighted to announce that on Tuesday 4 Feb at 10.30am Helen L, Technical Director for Sociotechnical Security in the NCSC will be giving a talk at the Hub, about the emergence and evolution of the Sociotechnical Security Group (StSG), a team formed back in 2016 when the NCSC itself was born.

The StSG tackles some of the most complex and abstract challenges in cyber security such as human behaviour, organisational culture, AI, modelling and usable security. It has a broad portfolio and Helen will provide a guided tour of the various work packages that currently fall under its umbrella.

The talk will be open to all Hub8 members so please feel free to come along!


The March Meet Up will have quality Salesforce content from Desynit, Stimulus Consulting and Homeless Link – plus the usual food, drinks and time to catch up with other local Salesforce users.

It’s going to be a great evening, so RSVP, pop the date in your calendar and we’ll see you there!


VIP Drinks Reception & desk warming!

By invitation only

Hub8 Virtual Social

In this talk Dr Andrew Mallinson will provide an Introduction to Intel and a broad overview of Intel technologies.
Our regular attendees will already have the Zoom meeting details. If anyone else would like to join, please get in touch and we’ll send you the meeting details.

Hub8 Virtual Social

LORCA has just released its state-of-the sector report and Russell Gundry, head of innovation strategy at Plexal, will be sharing all the findings and insights with us.

LORCA is the cybersecurity programme backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and delivered by Plexal, Deloitte and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies. Its mission is to support the most promising cyber solutions that can help us all to stay safe in a connected world.

Featuring new research from Beauhurst and contributions from investors, startups, industry, policymakers and academic experts, the report celebrates the rapid growth of the UK’s cyber ecosystem. It includes technology, innovation and investment trends, as well as recommendations for how the UK’s cyber sector can continue to grow amid challenges faced by early-stage startups and external events such as COVID-19.

Join Plexal as they share all insights, followed by an open discussion.

Hub8 monthly social

Now that we are back in the Hub we have decided to go back to holding socials in our members lounge area. These will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5.00pm – 7.00pm and is open to all of our members and your guests. Help yourself to a beer or soft drink, chat to other members of the Hub8 community and for those that want to continue, there are plenty of places to go in the Brewery Quarter!

CyNam 21.2

Register hereWe are delighted to be the home of the CyNam’s headline 2021 summer event. Featuring a series of keynote talks and panel sessions, breakout discussions and cyber showcases, the event will explore securing the Internet of Things and how cyber can enable the smart cities of tomorrow. CyNam 21.2 -Smart Cyber: Securing the cities of the future.