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Report from IAAC Cyber Leadership Forum April 2019
The report from our Cyber Leadership Forum held on 4 April 2019, on the topic of the National Research Strategy in Cyber Security Science and Technology can be found at http://www.iaac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IAAC-Cyber-Leadership-Forum-4-4-19-report-FINAL.pdf.
The report makes several recommendations and discusses why:
- The strategy must identify a user or sponsor who has the authority in the wider community to define business benefits and research scope.
- The strategy must understand the vital contribution of blue-skies, corporate and applied research in the ‘triangle’ of government, industry and academia.
- To strategy must recognise and build on the strengths inherent in the UK cyber security sector such as technical excellence and academic collaboration in socio-technical issues.
- HMG must ensure that priority risks are identified and addressed.
- The strategy must support the wider community, nationally, regionally and locally, regarding the outcomes of research and empirically-based approaches in their application in practice.
The report from the IAAC North West Cyber Leadership Forum is also now available
http://www.iaac.org.uk/cyber-leadership-forum-report-4-april-2019/. The evening discussed cyber resilience in the face of major cyber attack. It helped us confirm a series of points for our agenda:
- Continue to promote cyber resilience in terms of people, technological and governance factors.
- Find ways to support rehearsal and exercising of cyber incidents that are easy to deploy and learn from, at organisational and regional levels.
- Establish a stronger narrative about career paths and skills for cyber security, that encompasses all levels of education, into employment.
- Develop better intelligence sharing and cyber-crime reporting mechanisms that work at a local level.
- Build on the idea that the North West community is prepared to help each other.
- Establish networks of support which can be resilient in a crisis.
- Find ways of being clear about ‘where help is.’
Dstl shares new open-source framework initiative
A new open-source software framework designed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is now available to help improve tracking technology. Full details on the framework can be found here.
Free Event to showcase Cyber Security Innovation to secure SMEs
10th October in Malvern
This day-long event is called “Cyber Security Solutions for SMEs” and is part of the week long Malvern Festival of Innovation. It will be held in Malvern Theatres which is in Malvern.
This will be the 8th year the Malvern Festival of Innovation has been held. There is always a day within the Festival which focuses on Cyber Security but with a different theme each year. This year we will focus on innovation and technology which could help small organisations increase their cyber security.
The aim of the Festival as a whole is to encourage discussion and awareness of innovation which, in turn, encourages further innovation. Other days include a large event for school students to discover innovation, a “business of innovation” day and a “start-up” event. The events are free to attend and free for small organisations to exhibit so it gives the smallest of innovator an opportunity to exhibit. We aim to attract some great early-stage innovators. The event is funded by sponsorship
The event is open to the public and attracts attendees from across the UK. It includes companies of all sizes, members of the public, university students, many of IASME Certification Bodies, managed service providers and police. We usually have between 300 and 400 attendees on the cyber security day.
We aim to encourage attendance from as wide and diverse an audience as possible. All the trainees from the UK Cyber Security Forum neurodiverse cyber security training will be encouraged and supported to attend. One of the neurodiverse team will also present on behalf of the innovative Community SOC project.
The programme of speakers will be published later in the year.
There is also a popular black tie dinner for the Festival on the evening of 10th October. Dinner tickets are £69 each (including vat).
Become a Sponsor
Register to attend (free)
Register to exhibit (free for innovative SMEs)
Book to attend the dinner
We usually have to close attendance and exhibition spaces booking before the event as we get over-subscribed. So do book early if you want to attend.
Department for International Trade – Online Platform
DIT has launched an online platform which contains a live directory of exporting opportunities. HMG is putting potential business directly in touch with potential customers overseas. Since its launch, nearly 150,000 exporting opportunities have been advertised on this platform. Full details can be found here
CyBOK project: Public consultation now open – HUMAN FACTORS knowledge area
We are very pleased to announce that the next Knowledge Area (KA) – Human Factors – is now open for public review. This will be for a period of 4 weeks from 11 June 2019 to 12 July 2019 inclusive.
The Knowledge Area can be accessed at www.cybok.org and your feedback is welcomed via email@example.com. All feedback, big or small, is valued so please do take this opportunity to provide us with your thoughts.
Please continue to visit the CyBOK website for project updates and KA releases.
For further information and to submit KA feedback, contact the team directly via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also use this email if you no longer want us to hold your details.
DSEI Japan call for papers extended – submit your speaking proposal before 28 June
The first ever DSEI Japan Conference will provide an opportunity to deep dive into the key issues shaping Asia-Pacific defence and security capabilities.
If you would like to be considered as a speaker please complete your submission before 28 June.
>>Submit your paper here
The DSEI Japan conference will feature two streams organised around the four core themes of:
- Combating the threats of the new era: measures against space, cyber, and electronic warfare
- Responding to airborne threats: strengthening air and missile defence capability
- The freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region: maintaining and enhancing free and open maritime order
- Technologies and overseas transfer of defence equipment
DSEI Japan is a peer reviewed conference. Technical, policy and concept development papers from across the research and development community are welcomed, along with those from the defence and security military and other communities. Presentations or papers that are focused solely on the promotion of a product or service are considered inappropriate; papers that promote the unique technical or conceptual aspects of new products, products in development, or services are considered appropriate.
More information about the conference, including how to submit your paper, can be found here.