Key Points
  • State Sponsored, Connected Devices, and Real World Damage: Responding to Emerging Vulnerabilities and Cyber Threats
  • Resilience, Response, and Preparedness: Supporting Skills, Technology and the UK's Cyber Security Sector
  • Impenetrable Firewalls, Hexadecimal Passwords Changed Daily Vs A USB Found in a Car Park: Galvanizing the Weakest Links, Understanding Business Risks, and Getting Senior Management Buy-in
Guest of Honour

Felicity Oswald Deputy Director: Strategy & Effectiveness, National Cyber Security Centre

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Overview
Following the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021 and the announcement of the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy inquiry, this event will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the emerging cyber security threats.

Attendees will consider options to address the systemic vulnerabilities of skill gaps, the implications of the Internet of Things as well as ways to improve Britain’s resilience in the context of the implementation of the UK’s Cyber Security Strategy.

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State Sponsored, Connected Devices, and Real World Damage:
Responding to Emerging Vulnerabilities and Cyber Threats


Sessions will examine emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities within Private, Public, and Third Sectors. The discussions will include analysis of the threats posed by IoT and connected devices; the growing potential of attacks able to cause physical damage as well as how to counter state-sponsored hackers.

Delegates will examine how to implement effective horizon scanning policies, ways to monitoring capabilities and methods to develop a comprehensive, future looking approach to safeguarding UK infrastructure. With cyber attacks increasingly common, attendees will consider the progress made in the Cyber Security Strategy’s key objectives and ways for Government to provide support to industry, key businesses, and critical infrastructure to improve their resilience and response to threats.

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Resilience, Response, and Preparedness:
Supporting Skills, Technology and the UK’s Cyber Security Sector


Attendees will examine the UK’s cyber security capabilities, its preparedness, and its resilience. Panel discussions will assess the role of the National Cyber Security Centre; the challenges of developing cooperation between Government, industry and academia to share best practice as well as means to support innovation in the sector able to ensure the UK remains at the cutting edge of response. The agenda will look at the country’s skills requirements across industry, Government and law enforcement; and how to ensure non-IT staff are not the weak link in the chain and understand their role in securing their organisations infrastructure.

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Impenetrable Firewalls, Hexadecimal Passwords Changed Daily Vs A USB Found in a Car Park:
Galvanizing the Weakest Links, Understanding Business Risks, and Getting Senior Management Buy-in


With just 3 in 10 businesses having cyber security policies, delegates will discuss the need to elevate an organisation’s cyber security to a boardroom concern; the implications of data loss or breaches to business reputation and the key internal processes and policies needed secure digital assets.

Core points for discussion will consider the National Cyber Security Strategy, EU General Data Protection Regulation, and other regulatory approaches and their ability to improve standards, garner trust and promote people to take greater care of their data, their information and digital selves.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 08:55
Coffee, Registration and Networking

 

08:55 - 09:00
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

John Lyons Chairman and Founder, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance

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09:00 - 09:30
Implementing the National Cyber Security Strategy: A British Approach to Tackling and Managing Cyber Threats

 

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Felicity Oswald Deputy Director: Strategy & Effectiveness, National Cyber Security Centre

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09:30 - 10:15
State Sponsored, Connected Devices & Real World Damage: Responding to Emerging Vulnerabilities and Cyber Threats

 
What are the emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities?
With a 310% increase in the volume of attacks on IoT and connected devices what are the latest developments in next-gen firewalls and other threat management policies to make the Insecure Internet of Things secure?

What progress has been made in supporting organisations to effectively anticipate and monitor emerging threats and who are the trailblazers in implementing successful horizon scanning policies to meet and prepare for future challenges?

To what extent has the National Cyber Security Strategy improved cyber security capabilities in the UK, and what are the challenges and opportunities of developing a comprehensive, future looking approach to safeguarding the UK from cyber-attack?

How does the UK compare globally in responding to emerging cyber threats, and what impact might Brexit have on the UK’s ability to work with international partners on tackling state-sponsored hacking or other large-scale cyber-attacks?

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Martin Lee Technical Lead, Security Research, Cisco

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Oliver Gower Deputy Director and Head of the National Cyber Crime Unit, National Crime Agency

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Sam Alderman-Miller Account Manager, Darktrace

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Daniel Ng CEO, CyberOwl

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10:15 - 10:20
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

10:20 - 10:45
Coffee and Networking Break

 

10:45 - 10:50
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

10:50 - 11:45
Resilience Response and Preparedness: Supporting Skills, Technology and the UK’s Cyber Security Sector

 
What is the latest thinking in developing cooperation between Government, industry and academia to share best practice and support innovation in cyber security?
With the National Cyber Security Strategy focussing on innovation as a means of security, what are the next steps for building on cyber security innovation clusters and other government initiatives?
To what extent is innovation and investment in the UK’s cyber security sector being driven by demand from citizens and businesses to keep ahead of threats?

What are the priorities for research and development in cyber security innovation and who are the trailblazers in demonstrating the value of new cyber security technologies to keep ahead of emerging threats?
How does the UK cyber security sector compare internationally in its ability to develop and commercialise new technologies and skills, and how might Brexit impact on potential investment?
What are the emerging skills requirements across industry, Government and law enforcement and what are the next steps in developing the UK’s next-gen cyber security skills?
How effective has the National Cyber Security Centre been in providing guidance and expertise to UK industry and critical infrastructure?

What particular challenges are SMEs facing in ensuring resilience and preparedness against cyber threats and what are the next steps for ensuring SMEs are provided with necessary support to counter emerging threats and implement appropriate cyber risk management procedures?

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Gary Stewart Director, Wayra and Telefonica Open Future

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Talal Rajab Head of Programme - Cyber and National Security, techUK

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Rob Partridge Head of The Security Academy, BT

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11:45 - 12:10
Cyber Incident Response Planning: Getting Your Processes and Procedures in Place

 
What processes and procedures do companies need to put in place as part of their Cyber Incident Response Planning and what are the potential consequences of not doing so?



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Conor Ward Consultant, Hogan Lovells LLP

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12:10 - 12:55
Raising the Importance of Cyber Security and Building Digital Trust: Galvanizing the Weakest Links, Understanding Business Risks and Getting Senior Management Buy-in

 
How are organisations effectively managing cyber risks, and to what extent is there a danger that the National Cyber Security Strategy is perceived to provide sufficient protection and reduces investment in in-house cyber defence?
What are the challenges and opportunities of elevating cyber risk responsibility to a business wide concern rather than the sole responsibility of the IT department, and how can non-IT staff be supported to understand their role in securing digital assets?
To what extent do boards and senior managers have an appreciation of the value of their digital assets and the reputational consequences of cyber-attacks?
What are the challenges and opportunities facing CIO’s, CTO’s and other senior staff in engaging their superiors about cyber threats and securing investment for cyber security? To what extent is pressure from investors and insurers a driver for improved cyber security policies?
What are the opportunities of using the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and other regulatory approaches, to improve standards?

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Jonathan Knight COO and Head of Software Services, Board Intelligence

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Philip James Partner, Sheridans

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Gavin Colman Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

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Conor Ward Consultant, Hogan Lovells LLP

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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John Lyons Chairman and Founder, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance

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End

Speakers

Sam Alderman-Miller Account Manager, Darktrace

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Gavin Colman Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

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Oliver Gower Deputy Director and Head of the National Cyber Crime Unit, National Crime Agency

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Philip James Partner, Sheridans

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Jonathan Knight COO and Head of Software Services, Board Intelligence

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Martin Lee Technical Lead, Security Research, Cisco

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John Lyons Chairman and Founder, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance

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Daniel Ng CEO, CyberOwl

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Felicity Oswald Deputy Director: Strategy & Effectiveness, National Cyber Security Centre

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Rob Partridge Head of The Security Academy, BT

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Talal Rajab Head of Programme - Cyber and National Security, techUK

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Gary Stewart Director, Wayra and Telefonica Open Future

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Conor Ward Consultant, Hogan Lovells LLP

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

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20 Cavendish Square 20 Cavendish Square London W1G 0RN

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