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

9:15 am - 9:20 am

Opening Remarks from the Chair

Mike StJohn-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

  • Investing £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
Mark Sayers
Deputy Director in Cyber and Government Security
National Security Secretariat, Cabinet Office

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Safeguarding the Nation – The NCSC One Year On

Morning Keynote

  • 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 business delivery and security
  • Addressing systemic vulnerabilities and identifying security concerns presented by ever-changing technology
  • Harnessing collaboration with the cyber technology and solution providers to tackle emerging challenges and threats
  • Promoting resilient supply chains
  • Spearheading cross-government action to directly support organisations in cyber incidents – shared lessons
Senior Representative

National Cyber Security Centre

10:00 am - 10:20 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
Oliver Gower
Deputy Director/Head
National Crime Agency (NCA)/National Cyber Crime Unit

10:20 am - 11:00 am

Coffee and Expo

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Modern Cyber Security – Changing Practices to Stay Safe

  • What is driving change in Cyber Security?
  • What makes modern Security what it is and what has changed?
  • What do I need to do today to transform my organisation to one that practices Modern Security?
  • Analysis of European cases – how could they be handled differently?
  • Questioning the mindset – to be “secure” or “safe”?
Guy Golan

11:20 am - 11:40 am

Cyber Security: An Impossible Task

Keynote Address

Cal Leeming
Founder, CEO, Security Advisor

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Are We Living in a Cyber Thriller?: The Real World Consequences of Cyber

David Nordell
Senior Vice-President, International Cyber Strategy, Policy and Law
Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science (CSCSS)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Expo

1:30 pm - 1:50 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
Executive Director – International
Financial Conduct Authority

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

GDPR: An Opportunity for Cyber Security

  • Painting a picture of the interdependence of data security and data privacy and understanding GDPR as an important juncture for Cyber Security
  • Feeding the growth of the digital economy by creating a culture of trust and social license through bolstered security and privacy of citizen data
  • Viewing privacy as a force for innovation and investment in privacy as an investment in your customers
Peter Brown
Senior Technology Officer
Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

2:10 pm - 2:55 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
Mieke Kooij
Security Director
Chris Ulliott
Royal Bank of Scotland

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm

Coffee and Expo

3:30 pm - 3:50 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

3:50 pm - 4:30 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


Geoff Connell
Society of Information Technology Management (SOCITM)
Tom Parkhouse
Head of Nuclear Cyber Security Regulation
‎Office for Nuclear Regulation
Dan Trueman
Global Head of Cyber
AXIS Insurance

4:30 pm - 4:35 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

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

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