11 May 2021 | Two Full Days

CYBERUK 2021 ONLINE is taking place on 11-12 May and will feature an inspiring mix of keynote and panel sessions run live across two days, as well as a selection of pre-recorded content from the NCSC and our sponsors for you to watch in your own time on our branded CYBERUK You Tube channel.

What is CYBERUK?

In its physical form, CYBERUK is attended by 2,500 delegates and is the authoritative event for the UK's cyber security community. It demonstrates what we can do together as teams, as departments and as organisations to deliver a digital United Kingdom that leads the world in cyber resilience.

CYBERUK is an opportunity for the cyber security community to meet, discuss business needs, review the changing threat landscape and clarify their responsibilities.

CYBERUK events have a reputation for their energy, informality and ability to break down barriers. In 2021, participants from different sectors have the chance to virtually interact and collaborate online to solve real world problems.

Who should attend?

Strategy & Leadership Community: This event is attended by those with overall responsibility for cyber security in government departments and across central and wider government. There will also be a strong industry presence from across the UK and worldwide.

Cyber Security Professionals: Attendees will also include technology and cyber security professionals at all levels from across the public sector, Critical National Infrastructure and industry. All those who work in technology, digital security, procurement and data will come together and share the cyber security challenges they all face.

Day One Tuesday 11th May

  • 09:15-10:45 Opening Plenary - Day one
    * Welcome & introduction: Lindy Cameron, CEO, NCSC
    * Keynote: Jeremy Fleming, Director, GCHQ
    * Industry Keynote: Speaker Adam Palser, Ollie Whitehouse, NCC Group
    * Fireside Chat: Sudhakar Ramakrishna, CEO, SolarWinds and Paul Chichester, Director of Operations, NCSC
    * Panel Discussion: Lindy Cameron, Paul Chichester & Dr. Ian Levy, NCSC
  • 11:00-12:00 Supporting the development of secure connected places - a conversation
    Connected Places, often known as ‘Smart Cities’, can use data and interconnected systems to benefit the environment, increase efficiency and improve services. Gathering, processing and using this data can, however, create risks to privacy and, potentially, safety. This session, chaired by DCMS, will bring together those involved in the development, deployment and security of Connected Places for a discussion of the varied opportunities and risks presented by such environments.
  • 12:00-13:00 Professionalising cyber security: Building a firm foundation in education and skills
    The provision of education and skills development in the UK is extensive, with a variety of organisations and bodies providing courses and professional certifications that are relevant to cyber security. The Initial National Cyber Security Skills Strategy document, outlined the need for a new, independent body to lay the structural foundations of the cyber security profession.
    Key to this ambition to professionalise the cyber security skills sector is the creation of the UK Cyber Security Council, a self-regulatory body for the industry that will serve as the voice for the profession and a focal point for education, training, skills and ethics in the sector.
    Bringing together speakers from the Council’s leadership, industry and government the panel will address key questions and issues affecting the sector today that will be focus areas for the Council.
    Moderator: Dr Ian Levy
    * Matt Warman MP, Minister for Digital Infrastructure
    * Dr Claudia Natanson, Chair -Board of Trustees, UK Cyber Security Council
    * Andrew Elliot, DD Cyber Security Innovation and Skills, DCMS
    * Virginia Hodge, Director, Heron Associates
    * Chris Ensor, Deputy Director for Cyber Skills and Growth, NCSC
  • 13:15-13:30 Ministerial address (tbc)
  • 13:45-14:30 Developments in Active Cyber Defence
    This session will focus on key ACD tools & services developed particularly in support of the UK COVID-19 response including:
    * Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS)
    * The NCSC Takedown Service
    * Early Warning
    * Logging Made Easy
    * Vulnerability Disclosure Toolkit
    * Exercise in a Box (EiaB)
    * MyNCSC
  • 14:30-15:30 Protecting consumer accounts: The role organisations play
    We will hear from industry representatives about the steps that are being taken to secure accounts – both behind the scenes to minimise the security burden on consumers and through the provision of empowering security advice communicated directly to consumers. This will be discussed against the backdrop of the evolving online threat to consumers as we explore the real world impact that cyber crime and cyber-enabled fraud is having on victims.
    Moderator: Nicola Hudson, Director Policy and Communications, NCSC
    * Kate Bevan, Editor, Which? Computing
    * Kevin Brown, Managing Director, BT Security
    * George Mudie, CISO, ASOS
    * Andrew Gould, Detective Chief Superintendent City of London Police
  • 15:45-16:30 Raising the bar across the UK – The economic and security impact of the Cyber Essentials scheme
    Focussing on Cyber Essentials and the impact it can have – both from a security and economic perspective. A case study of a women's refuge centre will be used to illustrate the importance of Cyber Essentials in the charity sector, where there may be a low technical understanding but high levels of threat. The growing ecosystem of local cyber security businesses across the UK driven by Cyber Essentials will also be explored.
  • 16:45-17:45 Protecting the NHS from ransomware during Covid-19
    We will close the first day of the event with a panel which takes a look back at the increased threat to health from ransomware during Covid 19. The panel will discuss the national collaboration between NCSC, NHSX, and NHS Digital as well as hear a local perspective on protecting the NHS and consider the local impact of national work.
    Paul Maddinson, Director Resilience and Strategy, NCSC
    * Ian McCormack, NCSC
    * Karen Dooley DD Cyber Security NHSX
    * Neil Bennett, NHS Digital
    * Steven Chilton, University Hospital Birmingham
Day Two Wednesday 12th May

  • 10:00-10:45 Opening Plenary – Day two
    * Welcome & review of Day One: Lindy Cameron, CEO, NCSC
    * The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State
    * John Lambert - Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center
  • 11:15-12:00 How do you solve a problem like cyber security for consumer devices? 'Secure by Design'
    Securing the landscape of consumer internet-connected devices is complex. It involves a multifaceted and pragmatic approach that can iterate over time, bringing together governments, standard bodies, industry and the security research community. In this session, the UK government will provide an insight into its Secure by Design programme of work, including an update on the proposed regulatory approach, the new European Standard on IoT security and the role of assurance schemes in implementation and compliance.
    The consumer association Which? and a representative of both Arm and the IoT Security Foundation will provide an insight into what more could and is being done, beyond legislation, to secure the devices of the future. <\li>
  • 12:15-13:00 Oh that was clever! When even jaded incident responders are impressed
    Join the NCSC’s Tech Director for Incident Management for a tour of some of the interesting technical aspects that have exercised (and perhaps grudgingly impressed) our incident management team over the last year. Unsurprisingly, there will be a lot of discussion of UNC2452 this year!
  • 13:15-14:00 Accelerating and Securing Cyber Innovation and Growth
    Alumni companies from the NCSC’s Cyber Accelerator programme will share their experiences of being a start-up in the UK, talking about the ups and downs and the support they have received to give a deeper understanding of their personal journeys. Chaired by NCSC’s DD Cyber Skills & Growth, Chris Ensor, they will also be joined on the panel by Andrew Elliot, DD Cyber Security Innovation and Skills at DCMS, who will talk about what the UK Government is doing to ‘build back better’ and an NCSC representative who will talk about the new start-up guidance launched in May 2021 and how this ties to the National Security and Investment Bill.
  • 14:00-15:00 In conversation with…
    * Emily Taylor, Chatham House, faciliates a conversation between:
    * Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology, White House
    * Beth Sizeland, Deputy National Security Advisor
    * Lindy Cameron, CEO, NCSC
  • 15:30-16:30 Ransomware, the risk to schools and ways to prevent it
    This session which is being run by NCSC and the Department for Education will focus on ransomware, following a recent spate of ransomware attacks against the education sector. There will be an overview of ransomware and an exploration of how to back-up school data, and the NCSC Incident Management team will talk about managing a ransomware incident in a school or trust, ending with a high-level panel discussion on cyber resilience in the education sector.
  • 16:30-17:35 Emerging cyber trends – the expert view
    This closing panel will reflect on the content shared over the two days at CYBERUK 2021 ONLINE. Panellists will take the opportunity to look back at recent cyber trends; consider what cyber challenges may face us in the coming years; and what we can do collectively to tackle these threats.
    Moderator: Eleanor Fairford, Deputy Director, NCSC
    * Paul Chichester, Director of Operations, NCSC
    * Dr. Ian Levy, Technical Director, NCSC
    * Graeme Biggar, Director General National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), National Crime Agency
On Demand content

The following content will be available to view on demand from 11 May onwards:
  • Refreshing the 10 Steps To Cyber Security
  • Understanding Cyber Crises - Sarah Backman
  • Cyber Security for Small Organisations
  • Securing the Future: Emerging Technology and Futures Literacy
  • Preparing the UK for a Secure Future in Quantum Technology
  • Industry discuss their experiences and benefits of being part of the NCSC’s CyberFirst programme
  • How to make a difference locally
*Please note this agenda is subject to change

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