CYBERUK 2017 will be the Government’s biggest and most influential IA and Cyber Security event to date. It will be hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) five months after the organisation’s launch. It will share the vision for achieving a step change in UK cyber resilience.
CYBERUK 2017 will be two events in one. It will include the Government’s IA and Cyber Security Flagship event, which for the past decade has been the principal vehicle for engaging with IA and Cyber Security leaders. It will also combine CYBERUK In Practice, the event for the professional community.
CYBERUK Strategy (14 March 2017) will be the Government’s primary conference for briefing 800+ cyber security and IA leaders from across Government, CNI, Industry and Academia. It will feature a Networking Dinner at Liverpool’s historic St George’s Hall on the evening of Monday 13 March.
CYBERUK In Practice (15 – 16 March 2017) will bring together the professional communities. This will include specialists in the design and development of online services and systems, procurement and all areas of ICT delivery. It will be an opportunity to share insights, updates and engagement over the cyber security challenges we all face.
At CYBERUK 2017 you will hear from senior Government Ministers, Key GCHQ Senior, Key NCSC Senior and Technical Director. Streams will be shaped by NCSC Deputy Directors and Technical Directors. They will be supported by a line-up of UK and international cyber security experts from Government, Industry, the CNI and Academia.
“CYBERUK 2017 is a great opportunity to work closely with partners across government, industry, academia and the critical national infrastructure on which the UK depends. It is a focal point in the Government’s Cyber Security calendar and will play a key role in the update on the new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Cyber Security Strategy.”
The Rt Hon Ben Gummer MP
Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General
Streams offer participants an opportunity to share information, explore case studies and take part in debates impacting on Government and CNI information security.
To allow you to achieve a deeper understanding of key issues, exchange ideas and form/create effective action plans for the future, a strong workshop programme is offered at CYBERUK 2017.
Held during lunch breaks and during the Drinks Reception and Networking Evening within the exhibition hall, against the clock 5-minute spotlight talks give you a concise briefing on key topics, latest innovations and pioneering ideas.
CYBERUK 2017 will include demo sessions, inspirational talks, tailored workshops and plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate. Issues, updates and approaches discussed during CYBERUK Strategy (Day One) will influence content over CYBERUK In Practice (Days Two and Three).
The event programme will be rich in real-world experience, using case studies and scenarios to bring to life challenges and solutions faced by event participants. There will be a mixture of high impact plenary talks, themed Streams and interactive activities centred on the informal networking area. Throughout the event you can add your challenges, feedback and questions, vote in Plenary or Stream sessions and chat to our graphic artist who will find visual ways to capture your insights
WHAT 2015/16 DELEGATES SAID
“The most informative, honest and current event I have attended for the industry” Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
“Involvement from UK Government decision makers sets these events apart. This is reflected in the strength of the agenda, calibre of speakers and the number and seniority of Government delegates.” Northrop Grumman
“The whole experience was fantastic - the venue, the number and pertinence of vendors and above all, the quality of the seminars were excellent. In my opinion it out-stripped every other UK cyber security conference in every respect.” University of Manchester
“One of the best and most useful events I have attended in a very long time, thanks!” Fujitsu
CYBERUK Strategy (14 March 2017)
CYBERUK 2017 begins with the relaunched Cyber Security and IA Flagship event, CYBERUK Strategy. It will be chaired by Key NCSC Senior. This will be a platform for Government Ministers and Key GCHQ Senior to provide their insights.
CYBERUK Strategy will set the agenda for UK cyber security. Held five months after the launch of the NCSC and the National Cyber Security Strategy, this event will provide clarity in the new organisation’s evolving strategy and delivery plans. It will give the leadership community the chance to debate priorities, challenges and opportunities.
Following short, high impact plenary keynotes and debates, delegates will divide into four Streams. Each will be chaired by the respective NCSC Deputy Director entrusted with shaping and leading the Team’s delivery.STREAMS Stream 1 • Economy and Society - The NCSC’s ambition to make the UK the safest place to live and work in cyberspace cannot be achieved by engaging only with the cyber security and IA community. Success depends on our reaching out to the wider economy, mainstream business, Academia and the citizen. This Stream will feature thought leaders from the information economy and key business segments in considering how the NCSC can best transform the overall resilience of the UK. Stream 2 • Government and Public Sector - Citizens expect the personal information they share with the public sector to be properly safeguarded. More and more they expect to access public services digitally. This stream examines how the NCSC Digital Team is making it easier for the public sector to secure digital services. Stream 3 • Critical National Infrastructure - The merger of CPNI with CESG and CERT-UK brings support for the Critical National Infrastructure right into the heart of the NCSC’s service delivery. This stream will bring together case studies and commentators from across the CNI and those who own and operate industrial control systems connected to the internet. Stream 4 • Defence and National Security - Establishing security solutions to meet the needs of the information risk owners in this sector continues to stretch the most capable minds in the UK both in HMG and industry. This stream will give you the opportunity to engage with the NCSC, its stakeholders and partners to explore how these challenges are being addressed collaboratively by this normally hidden mission area.
A prestigious Networking Dinner will be held for the Strategy delegation on Monday 13 March, before the conference begins on Tuesday. The Dinner will be held at the spectacular St George’s Hall in Liverpool.
On Tuesday 14 March there will also be an evening Networking Drinks Reception in the CYBERUK exhibition hall following the Strategy conference. Strategy and In Practice delegates will have the opportunity to mingle in an informal environment.
This is the Government’s strategic event for Information Assurance and cyber security leaders. Presented by the National Cyber Security Centre, CYBERUK Strategy provides delegates with a once a year opportunity to meet, understand their business needs, review the changing threat environment and clarify their responsibilities.
Numbering 800+, the audience will span Government Ministers, SIROs from Government Departments and IA and cyber security leaders from across central and wider Government. There will be senior IA and cyber security industry leaders and representatives from the Critical National Infrastructure and Academia.
CYBERUK In Practice (15 – 16 March 2017)
CYBERUK In Practice then brings together the professional community responsible for developing and implementing IA and cyber security across Government, Industry and the Critical National Infrastructure.
Over the two days, case studies and participative content will help delegates understand what we can do together as teams, as departments and as organisations to implement digital data and technology as safely and securely as we can.
This event will combine short, compelling Plenary keynotes and panel debates, the following four Streams will span two days and will be led by NCSC Technical Directors.
The stream content is indicative at this stage. The stream sponsor will have the opportunity to interact with the NCSC Technical Director leading the stream on content although the NCSC retains overall responsibility for stream contentStream 1 • Managing Threat - This Stream will focus on developing a deeper understanding of the threat landscape and approaches to managing it, handling incidents effectively to limit harm and preventing recurrence. Stream 2 • People are the Strongest Link - We need to recognise and treat people as the organisations biggest asset, not a security ‘weak link’. This stream will identify how we can better support users to work effectively and securely. What are the real barriers for users working securely? Stream 3 • Proactive Defence - Our approach to cyber security must evolve to keep pace with new user requirements, technologies and threats. The stream will provide in-depth technical exploration of Active Cyber Defence measures. Stream 4 • Securing Agile Delivery - Delivered by the NCSC in collaboration with the GDS, this Stream examines how security and resilience can be built into systems and services using a variety of development models, including Agile.
On Tuesday 14 March there will be an evening Networking Drinks Reception in the CYBERUK exhibition hall following the Strategy conference. Strategy and In Practice delegates will have the opportunity to mingle in an informal environment.
A relaxed Networking Evening will take place in the exhibition hall following the first day of CYBERUK In Practice on Wednesday 15 March. Activities will centre around the Spotlight Stage with additional entertainment planned throughout the evening. This will be a prime time to network within the exhibition whilst enjoying food and refreshments.