Summit Agenda


National Cyber Security Strategy – Making the UK the Hardest Target

9:20 am - 9:40 am

Ministerial Keynote

  • Spending £1.9bn to enhance the UK’s sovereign cyber capabilities to defend citizens, businesses and critical national infrastructure
  • Developing a shared approach across public and private sector to ensure cyber resilience for a strong economy
  • Building engagement with businesses and organisations to protect sensitive information, intellectual property and critical systems
  • Investing in crypto-research and technological development to defend against emerging and prospective cyber threats
  • Developing the UK-skills base to supply the increasing need for cyber professionals
  • Exerting influence internationally through bilateral and unilateral partnerships to maintain the stability of cyberspace

Safeguarding the Nation – The NCSC Vision for a More Secure Britain

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Morning Keynote

  • Spearheading cross-government action to directly support organisations in cyber incidents – shared lessons
  • Enabling organisations to make informed decisions and tailor their cyber response to the complexity of specific business environments
  • Encouraging government and industry to incorporate cyber within a holistic approach to security
  • Addressing systemic vulnerabilities and identifying security concerns presented by mobile, IoT, wearables, Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and the cloud
  • Harnessing collaboration with the cyber technology and solution providers to tackle emerging challenges and threats
  • Promoting ‘secure by default’ standards to ensure resilient supply chain of products and services
Senior Representative, Senior Representative, National Cyber Security Centre

Headline Partner Address

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Questions and Answers

10:15 am - 10:25 am

Coffee and Expo

10:25 am - 11:05 am

Defending Across Borders: Tackling Cyber Threats Bilaterally and Multilaterally

11:05 am - 11:20 am

  • Working in tandem with industry leaders and foreign governments to create a system of international cooperation and a culture of cyberspace norms
  • Promoting an interoperable, open and secure communications infrastructure for government and corporations to reinforce international trade and innovation
  • Fortifying cyber security and critical infrastructure – using cost as a deterrent to malicious cyber-attacks
  • Deepening existing links with closest international partners to uphold cyber security in a shifting geopolitical landscape
  • Developing cross-border technological collaboration to fight emerging cyber threats

Transforming Defence IT and National Security

11:20 am - 11:35 am

  • Investing £265m and engaging with industry and suppliers with the new Defence Cyber Protection Protocol to boost the UK’s military cyber systems
  • Investing £40M to create the Cyber Security Operations Centre designed to protect MoD assets and answer significant national Cyber attacks
  • Utilising state-of-the art defensive cyber capabilities to protect the MOD’s cyberspace from malicious actors
  • Investing in cyber warfare technology for data security, networks and infrastructure protection and the mitigation of insider threats
  • Maintaining skilled workforce through the Defence Cyber Aptitude Test (DCAT) to defend the British Defence Network from thousands of daily attacks and to gain information superiority over adversaries
Air Commodore John Philliban, Hd Joint User C4ISR & Cyber at Joint Forces Command, Ministry of Defence (MOD)

Delivering a Step-Change in the Battle against Cybercrime

11:35 am - 11:50 am

  • Delivering a wake-up call: Why organisations need to consider cyber as mission critical
  • Delivering rapid response to the UK’s most serious incidents of cyber-crime and cyber terrorism through the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU)
  • Targeting criminal vulnerabilities and disrupting criminal activity globally by working proactively with UK devolved administrations and international partners
  • Leading the development of networks for shared intelligence across the criminal justice sector to heighten police awareness of threats
  • Maintaining encrypted data-sharing and communication channels with regional and international partners such as Europol and Interpol
  • Working with CREST and the wider cyber community to prevent young people from participating in illegal online activities and guiding them towards a ‘digital defender’ career
Donald Toon, Director for Economic and Cyber Crime, National Crime Agency (NCA)

Questions and Answers

11:50 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch and Expo

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Developing a World-Leading Cyber Economy

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Afternoon Keynote

  • Creating a burgeoning and innovative cyber security sector to meet the demands of a modern, digital economy
  • Investing £50m in the development of two world-class cyber innovation centres over the next 5 years
  • Addressing the cyber skills shortage through the £20m cyber clubs programme to teach 6,000 students cyber skills
  • Working with industry and universities to enhance recruitment needs, develop cyber skills and the next generation of cyber leaders, including the development of cyber apprenticeships
  • Investing over £6.5m to support advanced cyber tech research to protect the UK in cyber space

Organisational Preparedness: Moving Beyond Compliance

1:50 pm - 2:05 pm

  • Moving the dialogue forward from awareness of threats to building capabilities to defend against them
  • Connecting the board with C-level technology and security leaders – engaging with non-execs and investors
  • Shifting focus to cyber as a business and cultural issue – thinking differently about cyber within your organisation
  • Achieving good governance by focusing on building organisation-wide cyber secure culture
  • Balancing risk and resilience for organisational effectiveness within highly regulated industries
Nausicaa Delfas, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Questions and Answers

2:05 pm - 2:10 pm

Optimising Cyber Resilience – Board Room Insights

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm

Panel Discussion

  • Meeting the governance responsibilities of cyber security and applying the right levels of scrutiny
  • Enhancing board-room engagement with cyber threats and risks – where do responsibilities fall?
  • Leading cyber strategy development – considering cyber as part of holistic security planning
  • Responding to changing attack vectors and new points of vulnerability as your business changes – business acquisition, mergers, termination or transformation
  • Managing enhanced security – including point-of-sale, complex networks and mobile working – as organisations become increasingly without boundary
  • Increasing and allocating budgets for optimum defence, deterrence and development of key assets – what is considered best practice today?
  • Cyber preparedness – Implementing a robust cyber crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery plan
Wendy J Barnes, Consultant, Practiq Consulting Ltd Dr Marc Hofmann, CISO, SWIFT Robert Duncan, CISO, Direct Line Group Mieke Kooij, Security Director,

Coffee and Expo

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm

Taking a Holistic Approach to Cyber Security Risks across the Supply Chain – Keeping London Moving

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

  • Understanding an organisation’s exposure to supply chain risks
  • Reviewing physical, procedural, personnel and technical security controls to develop a risk management strategy
  • Examining risk and vulnerabilities across the digital supply chain with the growth of cloud and IT outsourcing
  • Protection measures for collaborative projects with partners and sub-contractors which require information sharing
  • Securing your organisation from rush-to-market technology solutions

Embedding Cyber Security as a Critical Business Process – Implementation Insights

3:45 pm - 4:25 pm

Panel Discussion

  • Using people as your strongest cyber defence to minimise the insider threat
  • Maintaining cyber hygiene through regular impact assessments and developing a culture of cyber-awareness
  • Protecting vulnerabilities around data as your core asset
  • Developing the cyber skills, roles and knowledge required to meet the broadening plane of attack vectors
  • Reviewing the constantly changing threat and keeping abreast of new technologies to meet evolving needs
  • Auditing the risks of implementing new technologies and ways of working – Mobile working, IOT, AI, Blockchain


Rob Shaw, Interim Chief Executive, NHS Digital Goeff Connell, President, Society of Information Technology Management (SOCITM) Adrian Freer, ‎Executive Security Professional, ‎Office for Nuclear Regulation Dan Trueman, Chief Innovation Officer & Head of Cyber, Novae Group

Closing Remarks from the Chair

4:25 pm - 4:30 pm

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