Westminster eForum: The UK’s Cyber Security Capabilities

October 17th, 2019

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Westminster eForum: The UK’s Cyber Security Capabilities

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October 17th, 2019

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This timely event will assess the priorities for the UK in maintaining its capacity to deal with the newest developments in cybersecurity.

In the context of the Government’s draft National Cyber Security Skills Strategy and following the publication of the NCSC’s Active Cyber Defence Report for 2019, the seminar will explore the range of cyber threats facing the UK, as well as on developing and sustaining a skilled cybersecurity workforce in the UK in order to meet these challenges.

There will be keynote contributions from Matthew Parsons, Head of Cyber Security Skills and Professionalisation, DCMS; David Ferbrache, Global Head of Cyber Futures, KPMG and Chair, National Cyber Resilience Leaders’ Board for Scotland; Nick Coleman, Global Lead, Intelligence and Risk, IBM and Professor Jeremy Watson, Director, PETRAS and Professor of Engineering Systems, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London.

The program will bring out assessments of the most recent state of the cybersecurity threats facing the UK and how they are being addressed.

In the context of the recent announcement of £70m of Government funding for a new Digital Security by Design Challenge, sessions will discuss potential vulnerabilities across key sections of the UK economy and how they are being tackled, with an overview from Professor Jeremy Watson, Director, PETRAS and Professor of Engineering Systems, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London.

It comes following the latest announcement of the Telecoms Supply Chain Review, which sets out government plans to improve security standards and practices in the telecoms sector through greater enforcement of security requirements and to protect the UK’s national security interests by creating a sustainable and diverse telecoms supply chain.

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