Driving Cybersecurity conversations into a new decade

Day 1
15 Sep 2017

Chair’s welcoming remarks

Our regular chairman, David Bicknell, welcomes all delegates, sponsors, and speakers to our conference and sets out the day’s agenda.

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research
GlobalData


Analyst Keynote

Paul McKay, Senior Analyst – Security and Risk at Forrester takes a look at Cybersecurity across the public sector from the outside in, comparing it with activity across the private sector and suggesting potential focuses and areas of concern for the years ahead.

Paul McKay
Paul McKay
Senior Analyst, Security & Risk
Forrester


Government Keynote – Public Sector Cybersecurity

A leading Cybersecurity figurehead from the UK Government will set out the current Cyber state of play and outline plans for activity as the public sector moves into the 2020’s.

Erika Lewis
Erika Lewis
Director, Cybersecurity and Digital Identity
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport


Reducing your human error: building a people centred security culture through behaviour change

Operational resilience and security against growing cyber-attacks really is a team sport. The great majority of successful cyber-attacks succeed because of our human error. Everyone has their role to play in protecting our information and systems. Annual information security awareness training does little to build the right culture and environment for behaviour change. It’s all about making sure we are providing our people with the appropriate digital skills that will instil and sustain the right behaviours – whatever their role or responsibility – on a continuing and engaging basis.

This presentation will outline what a people centric security culture might look like and outline some core principles to guide you on your journey.

Nick Wilding
Nick Wilding
General Manager
Cyber Resiliance, AXELOS


Cybersecurity in Action

Examples of Cybersecurity implementation, delivery and the lessons learned from projects across the public sector.

Oliver Cronk
Oliver Cronk
Chief IT Architect - EMEA
Tanium


Tools of your trade: what technology can do for you

Cybercriminals are always upping their game to outwit us. What tools are available to help us combat the sophisticated tactics used in modern cybersecurity attacks? A talk which will explore the landscape of the cybersecurity professional’s toolkit, from the more traditional to new AI-based measures.

Chani Simms
Chani Simms
MD & Co-Founder
Meta Defence Labs


11:20 - 11:40

MORNING COMFORT BREAK

Cybersecurity in action: Securing a remote workforce to provide continuous support to citizens

“To protect employees during the coronavirus outbreak, without disrupting our services to citizens, we’re having to do things differently. We’re holding council meetings virtually and via live stream, and 400 of us are working to support the public from home. With Okta, we’ll keep adapting with cybersecurity in mind.” Thanet District Council.

In this session you will hear from Jason Le-May, Okta’s Public Sector Sales Director, and Joe Brackenborough, Digital Transformation Manager at Thanet District Council. During this interview you will learn about the challenges that faced Thanet, from working remotely to lifecycle and identity management, and how Okta’s solutions simplified their digital transformation journey.

 

Jason Le-May
Jason Le-May
Director, Public Sector
Okta


Joe Brackenborough
Joe Brackenborough
Digital Transformation Manager
Thanet District Council


Managing your legacy IT: what’s the cost and how to tackle the issue

Legacy IT can leave gaps in your security defences. What are these gaps and how can you manage them? Can the cost be offset against the use of, for example, managed services? Is there an ROI for cybersecurity investment?

Paul Jackson
Paul Jackson
Head of Public Sector
Tanium


Bill McCluggage
Bill McCluggage
Non-Executive Director, Digital
FCO Services


Introducing the UK Cyber Security Council

Jessica Figueras gives an introduction to the role and remit of the new UK Cyber Security Council, which was announced by DCMS Minister Matt Warman in a February statement

Jessica Figueras
Jessica Figueras
Vice-chair
UK Cyber Security Council


12:50 - 13:10

LUNCHTIME COMFORT BREAK

Learning from the Darkweb

Is the darknet where all of the stolen data ends up? The darknet is the cybercriminals equivalent of Harrods. Cybercrime starts and ends in the darknet. From darknet marketplaces selling malware-as-a-service to hacker forums that build up intelligence on the weaknesses within a business; are there ways that we can use the darknet to help government fight back.

Natalia Cerga
Natalia Cerga
Cyber Intelligence Manager
Digital Shadows


Building digital skills and awareness for all government employees: is a government wide initiative feasible?

A Proofpoint report found that 99% of cyber-attacks required human intervention. The human in the  machine is used by the cybercriminal to make cyber-attacks successful. This is based on the manipulation of human behaviour. In the fight back against this most fundamental of vectors, comes Security Awareness Training. Can government take the best of awareness training packages and create a government wide program that covers all government employees and that is cost-effective and works?

Diana Moldovan
Diana Moldovan
Security Operations and Incident Response Manager
AIG


Chris Green
Chris Green
Head of PR and Communications EMEA
(ISC)2


Cybersecurity Case study

A case study on a recent Cybersecurity based project from a central government department.

Are managed security services an answer for government?

The management of cybersecurity threats is a costly game. It requires specialist personnel and specialist tools. Is the use of a third-party service in the form of a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) the way forward for government? What are the impediments to the use of an MSSP? Can an MSSP bridge the skills gap in government?

Jos Creese
Jos Creese
Founder - Creese Consulting
Member for the Audit and Risk Committee - Dept for International Trade


Rob Anderson
Rob Anderson
Principal Analyst - Central Government
GlobalData


How can government best step up to the challenges we face from the modern cybercriminal?

A look at all of the various aspects of modern cybercrime and government. What parts of government are most at risk? As we build better and more omni-channel government services does the risk profile change? How can government use resources best to fit the ever-changing needs of the cybersecurity landscape?

Lisa Ventura
Lisa Ventura
CEO
UK Cyber Security Association


Bill Mew
Bill Mew
CEO
Crisis Team


Chair’s Summary

Our chair, David Bicknell, summarises some of the of the sessions that you have heard this morning and that you can still view a breakout session with one of our supplier partners.

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research
GlobalData