Taking a joined-up national response to secure technology, data and networks


9:15 am - 9:20 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Mike St John Green
Honorary Fellow and Technical Advisor
University of Warwick - Information Security Forum

9:20 am - 9:40 am

National Cyber Security Strategy – Making the UK the Hardest Target

Ministerial Keynote

  • Spending £1.9bn to enhance the UK’s cyber capabilities
  • Developing a shared approach across the public and private sectors
  • Supporting businesses and organisations to protect sensitive information, intellectual property and critical systems
  • Investing in crypto-research and technological development to counter emerging and prospective cyber threats
  • Developing the UK-skills base to supply the increasing need for cyber professionals
  • Working internationally to build effective partnerships

9:40 am - 10:00 am

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

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

National Cyber Security Centre

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Sponsor Session

10:15 am - 10:25 am

Questions and Answers

10:25 am - 11:05 am

Coffee and Expo

11:05 am - 11:20 am

Sponsor Session

11:20 am - 11:35 am

Transforming Defence IT and National Security

  • 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)

11:35 am - 11:50 am

Delivering a Step-Change in the Battle against Cybercrime

  • Why organisations need to see cyber as mission critical
  • How the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) provides rapid response to the most serious cyber security incidents
  • Targeting criminal vulnerabilities and disrupting criminal activity globally
  • 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 partners 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)

11:50 am - 12:00 pm

Questions and Answers

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Expo

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Sponsor Session

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Organisational Preparedness: Moving Beyond Compliance

  • Moving the dialogue forward from awareness of threats to building capabilities to defend against them
  • Connecting the board with technology and security leaders and engaging with non-execs and investors to stress the importance of cyber
  • Thinking differently about cyber through shifting the focus so that cyber is a core business and cultural issue
  • Achieving good governance by 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)

2:05 pm - 2:10 pm

Questions and Answers

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm

Optimising Cyber Resilience – Board Room Insights

Panel Discussion

  • Meeting the governance responsibilities of cyber security
  • Enhancing board-room engagement with cyber threats and risks
  • Ensuring cyber is part of the holistic security planning
  • Responding new points of vulnerability as your business changes
  • Managing enhanced security as organisations become evolve without boundaries
  • Understanding best practice for increasing and allocating budgets for optimum defence, deterrence and development of key assets
  • Implementing a robust cyber crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery plan
Wendy J Barnes
Practiq Consulting Ltd
Dr Marc Hofmann
Mieke Kooij
Security Director

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm

Coffee and Expo

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Measuring Success: Metrics for Cyber Security Strategy

Augmenting your strategy through effective metrics and KPIs

  • ‘Report what you should, not what you can’
  • Developing metrics and risk indicators that are understood at board level
  • What does ‘good’ look like?
  • Ongoing collaboration amongst end users (CISOs) to advance the metrics project
Phil Cracknell

3:45 pm - 4:25 pm

Embedding Cyber Security as a Critical Business Process – Implementation Insights

  • Minimise the insider cyber security 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
  • Keeping abreast of new technologies to meet evolving threats
  • Auditing the risks of implementing new technologies and ways of working, such as mobile working, IOT, AI and Blockchain


Rob Shaw
Interim Chief Executive
NHS Digital
Geoff Connell
Society of Information Technology Management (SOCITM)
Tom Parkhouse
Head of Nuclear Cyber Security Regulation
‎Office for Nuclear Regulation
Dan Trueman
Chief Innovation Officer & Head of Cyber
Novae Group

4:25 pm - 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

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