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.
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.
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.
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.