The Dynamo Cyber Cluster is supported by 


Phil Jackman GUERRILLA WORKING, Director
Nicola Japp Accenture, Senior Technical Security Ana…
Graham Jordan North Eastern ICT Partnership, Partnersh…
Charlie Hamilton Northumbria University, Digital Client R…
Philip Anderson Principal Lecturer, Northumbria Universi…
James Clements Security Manager, Accenture
Steve Hood Client Services Manager, NTE Ltd

Overall purpose
of the group

To make the North East the place for cyber security and:

  • A region of high cyber awareness and infrastructural resilience
  • A centre of excellence in the delivery of Cyber related services
  • A centre of excellence in the delivery and development of high quality students and employees
  • Noted for research and development in cyber

Key aims and

  • To raise awareness of cyber security in the North East through
    • #CyberFest, an annual series of cyber related events in September
    • Other cyber security events including with the learning community
  • Grow existing cyber security businesses
  • Develop new cyber security businesses

Cyber 101 Bootcamp

Register your interest for Cyber 101 Bootcamps: Helping cyber startups and scaleups to improve their business success.
Cyber 101 is a DCMS-funded national programme aimed to grow the UK’s cyber security sector. The programme offers intensive one-day Bootcamps, Deep Dive sessions and Demo Days that will enable early stage cyber security businesses to grow and gain access to potential customers and investors. Cyber 101 is delivered by Digital Catapult in partnership with The Accelerator Network, Inogesis, and The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). More details and register.

Regional Ecosystem

We are working to build a cyber security ecosystem across the region and gather details of individuals and companies that are either working in or who have expressed an interest in this space.

Regular updates on events and meetings are sent to this group. If you are interested in hearing more, or being involved, please contact


The diagram above is to help the regional discussions around cyber security.  It aims to identify classes of organisations.  The blue boxes represent organisations which the cyber work stream should engage with.

  • Can you see where you’d fit in the picture?
  • Can you think of an organisation involved in cyber that isn’t represented in the diagram?
  • Or a class (peg) that’s missing?


#CyberFest, the North East’s largest cyber security festival has now been running for two years and plans are underway for 2020. With events across the region throughout September, the aim of #CyberFest is to raise awareness of cyber security activities across the region as part of our mission ‘To Make the North East the place for cyber security.’

Find out more about #CyberFest 2019

Find out more about  #CyberFest 2018

A range of useful resources including how to report a cyber attack and strategy development can be found here.




To find out how to be involved in the Cyber Cluster, please contact Phil Jackman on 

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