You may have noticed that the frequency of these bulletins has dropped significantly over the last few months. I’m sorry about that! Many of you will know that I also run IASME who has won the tender to be the sole Cyber Essentials Partner from April 2020. While this is really great news and very exciting for us, it means I currently have very little time to send out the news letters. I will still aim to do this when I can or if there is a particular news or offer which might be of interest to you.
Here are some opportunities you may be interested in
RSA Conference – San Francisco (24th to 28th February 2020)
Short Notice deadline
I would like to make you aware of an upcoming DIT cyber security trade mission to Moscone Center San Francisco in February 2020
RSA conference 2020 is one of the worlds largest Cyber Security conference and exhibition. For almost 30 years, RSA has been leading within the Cyber sector attracting over 700 exhibitors and 43,000 visitors. Good exposure to this event will enable UK businesses to develop an understanding of the US market with interaction with buyers and leading US organisations. This will be a great opportunity to pitch your products, network, building relationships and engage with key decision makers.
Please find attached the official website:-
Please could you let me know if you would be interested in this event? If so, please could you express your interest via email toLaurence.firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday 31st October.
For further practical details on the event, please contact either of the two DIT contacts below:
Peter Thompson ( Assistant Head Cyber Security Americas & Europe) – email@example.com
Beth Vaccarezza (Acting Head of Space, USA | Vice Consul – Aerospace, Defence & Cyber Security) -firstname.lastname@example.org
The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) has launched an open call for its fourth cohort of technology and cyber innovators. LORCA are inviting high potential innovators to apply if their solutions align to one of their three innovation themes: Connected Economy, Connected Everyone and Connected Everything.
Information about LORCA’s challenge areas and a link to the application portal can be found at www.lorca.co.uk/apply or by reading this news story.
Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2019
Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/446/overview
Cyber Zone at International Security Expo 2019
3-4 December, Olympia London
The dedicated exhibition space features a techUK pavilion providing visitors an area to source solutions, products and resources that will enhance the digital security of your business.
2x Senior Representatives, NCSC
Dr Henry Pearson, UK Cyber Security Ambassador to the US, DIT
Jenny Radcliffe, The People Hacker
UK Cyber Security Forum have exclusive free passes for all their members
Find out more about what’s on at www.internationalsecurityexpo.com/whats-on
Register your free visitor pass at – https://ise-2019.reg.buzz/iasme
Cyber Resilience Workshop 11th November
IAAC is holding its third workshop in the cyber resilience series on 11th November 2019 at Aston University. This event will be held jointly with ISACA with the kind support of Aston University.
The workshop will apply elements of systems thinking and soft systems methodology to cyber resilience. It will draw on the previous workshops, though there is no requirement to have attended them to fully participate in this one. The first looked at culture and cyber resilience. The second looked at a ‘compliance eco-system’ – its elements and how it might function. Both reports from these workshops are available at: http://www.iaac.org.uk/cyber-resilience/.
The programme for the third workshop will be:
0930 – registration and coffee
1000 – introduction
1010 – split into groups – exercise one. Confirm problem issue using Laddering Technique.
1100 – Coffee
1120 – Exercise two – draw a rich picture representing the factors influencing the adoption of cyber resilient behaviours
1220 – brief back
1315 – Lunch
1400 – Exercise three – implication for interventions – ‘what if we did this’ scenarios using Cognitive Map.
1500 – tea and brief back
1600 – close.
The outcome of this workshop will be to understand the relationships between the elements in the system, so we can make effective interventions in shaping cyber resilience behaviours.
If you would like to attend, please contact email@example.com. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. The specific venue details will be released nearer the event.
Next week 5th & 6th November
The UKSec summit dedicates itself to the service sector, crafted by our peers and senior security experts from across some of the UK’s largest services sectors including; Finance & Banking, Healthcare, Insurance, Wholesale & Retail, Transport and Logistics, together with cyber security innovators and regulators to safeguard the future of our industry.
Over two days you will have the unparalleled opportunity to build information sharing partnerships with solution providers and senior security executives from service giants across the UK. This means you will access a valuable range of perspectives – investigating new ideas whilst learning from success cases and leaving with a set of viable, actionable insights. For more information or to register, visit uk.cyberseries.io.