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Join us online for a day of outstanding virtual sessions delivered by some of today’s leading cyber security experts. View the agenda below, or download the full programme as a pdf.

19th November 2020

9:10 am
Chair's Opening Remarks
Dr Alastair MacWillson
Dr Alastair MacWillson
Chartered Institute of Information Security
Julian David
Julian David
Chief Executive Officer
9:20 am
Enabling a Safer Digital Britain in a post Covid-19 World
  • Analysing the Covid-19 cyber threat landscape and shielding the UK from increased hostile state cyber-attacks  
  • Protecting individuals and organisations from Covid19 related ransomware, social engineering and phishing attacks posed by criminals, and hacktivists  
  • Developing the next phase of the UK’s comprehensive approach to cyber security beyond 2021 
  • Measuring the impact of the National Cyber Security Strategy (2016-2021) and how £1.9billion investment in the cyber sector has driven change across government and society  
  • Positioning the UK as an internationally respected cyber technical authority and understanding how the UK is bolstering its digital strength to meet fast-evolving cyber threats  
  • Developing and sustaining a pipeline of cyber skilled professionals which will meet national security demands  
9:40 am
Questions & Answers
9:45 am
Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer – Even If They Are All Remote

The events of 2020 have highlighted and exacerbated pre-existing challenges around remote workers, supply chains and external cloud services provision. The complexity of access to systems and data has dramatically increased; the growth in staff working remotely from insecure networks, differing levels of security within the supply chain, and Shadow IT are all examples of the challenges faced. In this session we will share examples of how organisations have taken proactive steps to address the remote challenge, to ensure trusted friends do not become exploited weaknesses.

David Higgins
David Higgins
EMEA Technical Director
10:05 am
Securing Remote Workers with Chrome Enterprise

With the proliferation of COVID-19 across the globe, the need for a remote working strategy has become paramount to keep businesses running. Technologies such as Chromebooks, Chrome Browser, and SaaS applications have helped make this strategy a reality, providing access to critical data wherever employees may be working from during this challenging time. However, this way of working has created new security challenges for IT departments, who may not be equipped to address these issues. In this session, we’ll walk through many of Google’s solutions, such as Chrome devices, Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, BeyondCorp Remote Access and Chrome Browser Cloud Management to ensure your business can keep secure, even in a remote working environment.

Matt Stevens
Matt Stevens
Chrome Enterprise Lead
10:25 am
Morning Break, Refreshments & Networking
11:10 am
Leading the War against Cyber-Attacks
  • Protecting the publifrom Covid19 related malicious cyber activity and fusing the best in cutting edge technology, reporting systems, automated tools and services to help organisations and individuals to thwart attacks, act and improve their security 
  • Learning how NCSC’s bold interventionist approach is reducing the impact of advanced persistent threat groups exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic, compromising intellectual property and intelligence 
  • Building strong and effective partnerships within government, between nations and with industry to make the UK the safest place to live and work  
  • Creating the next wave of cyber security solutions:  spurring innovation and competition to boost the UK’s national security capabilities through the NCSC Cyber Accelerator Programme 
  • Overhauling the fragmented accreditation landscape and providing a clear baseline of cyber hygiene 
11:30 am
Questions & Answers
11:35 am
One Trust
11:55 am
Seminar 1
Seminar 2
Seminar 3
Seminar 4
IBM Seminar
Blancco Seminar
Fredrick Forslund
Fredrick Forslund
Vice President, Enterprise & Cloud Erasure Solutions
Cloud Security and Data Sovereignty – striking the balance
Machine Learning, AI and Cyber Security
12:40 pm
Lunch, Networking & Exhibition
1:30 pm
Building Cyber Security and Resilience across the UK Economy
  • Evaluating how the UK is emerging as a global cyber power and what it means
  • Discussing the continued growth of IoT and reviewing current legislation around IoT security
  • Investing in high level thinking and uncovering big ideas around smart cities and the connectivity of places
  • Embedding the right level of skills and digital awareness within the workforce
Erika Lewis
Erika Lewis
Director, Cyber security and Digital Identity
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
1:55 pm
Case Study: Cyber Health Check - Lessons from the NHS

The WannaCry attack in 2017 left the NHS with a £92m bill. Learn how the NHS is aggressively improving health and care security posture, tackling the challenges presented by Covid-19 through:  

  •  Mitigating concerns around privacy and information governance in the roll out of contact tracing apps in the UK 
  • Bolstering cyber security during the outbreak and implementing a system wide monitoring, threat intelligence and incident response strategy   
  • Better support and guidance for local organisations  
  • Better cyber training and greater awareness and engagement among NHS staff and organisations  
Neil Bennett
Neil Bennett
Chief Information Security Officer
NHS Digital
2:15 pm
Nurturing the Cyber Stars of Today and Tomorrow

According to new research from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport 50% of UK businesses have a basic cyber skills gap: Hear how the UK plans to sustain a cyber security sector fit for the future by:  

  •  Building a robust cyber security talent pool and attracting a diverse and wide range of talent to the world cyber security  
  • Fostering better retention and recruitment of staff  
  • Raising the standard of cyber security practice to meet the demands of an increasingly digital economy in both the public and private sector  
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
National Cyber Security Centre
2:35 pm
Critical Standards for Cyber Risk Management
  • The National Cyber Security Strategy: the new direction?
  • Ensuring all organisations implement effective cyber risk management and reviewing what behavioural changes and market norms will be needed across the UK Economy
  • Analysing how effective current standards are for cyber risk management and a critical look at the accountability mechanisms needed
  • A review of the current regulatory environment and ensuring that this is coherent across different sectors
  • Best practise tips for supplier risk management- what standards need to be in place from the onset?
Naomi Gilbert
Naomi Gilbert
Head of Cyber Security Incentives and Regulation
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
2:55 pm
Afternoon Break, Networking & Exhibition
3:25 pm
A Perspective from HMRC: Building Ransomware Resilience across the Public Sector
  • Analysing HMRC’s current cyber strategy to safeguard against sophisticated threats and attacks   
  • Learning how HMRC stood up to the security challenge of Covid-19 and steps that should be taken to prevent and remediate ransomware attacks 
  • Improving performance and anticipating blind spots by building the right mechanisms  
James Marston
James Marston
Chief Information Security Officer
3:45 pm
How will Machine Learning move Forward in the Year of the Pandemic
  • Reviewing the top use cases of AI in the private sector and how it is increasing vigilance and visibility into enterprise wide endpoint activity  
  • Examining why an end-to end deep learning framework is key to network management and threat detection 
  • Ethical and legal considerations around the use of AI  


4:10 pm
Navigating Data Protection during a Crisis
  • Outlining the ICO’s regulatory approach to the processing of personal data during the coronavirus pandemic and insight into specific health related exemptions  
  • Evaluating the threats posed by evolving contact tracing and location data in the context of Covid-19 and working with government, privacy professionals and key stakeholders to ensure that the principles of data protection is embedded from the start 
  • Placing the UK at the forefront of global data protection  
4:30 pm
End of Conference