Cyber focus for Expo

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The UK Security Expo, running on Wednesday and Thursday, November 29 and 30 at London Olympia will have a focus on cyber, say organisers. It’s launching the Cyber Security & Intelligence Zone in association with the trade body techUK. The Zone incudes a conference, and cyber related content across the wider conference programme, cyber focused workshops and a platform for cyber companies to showcase.

Steven Wilson, Head, European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), at the European Union’s police agency Europol will deliver the keynote address as an overview of the cyber threat landscape. Mark Sayers, Deputy Director, Cyber and Government Security at the Cabinet Office will talk about delivering the cyber security strategy and Philip Reitinger, President of the Global Cyber Alliance (founded by law enforcement and research bodies) will highlight the importance of global co-operation.

The conference also features presentations on social engineering from a people hacker, the inside threat from Troels Oerting, CISO at Barclays and a live hack from Spirent. Andrew Tshonchev, Director of Cyber Analysis at Dark Trace will discuss the new era of cyber threats and the shift to self-learning, self-defending networks; and Andrew Rogoyski, Head of Cyber Security at CGI will look at the impact of GDPR (the EU-wide general data protection regulation, coming into force next year). The event will conclude with a moderated debate and panel discussion – ‘The Great Cyber Debate; threat or opportunity’ with the IoT and how to make smart cities work.

Peter Jones, CEO, UK Security Expo, says: “Securing a nation in cyberspace is a crucial role of any modern state. We have a broad cyber security offering with the upcoming Spotlight Briefing as well as the conference and workshop programme at UK Security Expo. Cyber will be a central theme across all the conference programmes and we are particularly pleased to have secured Dr Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges at NATO who will deliver a presentation on Cyber War in the Global Counter Terrorism conference. Cyber runs through all the UK Security Expo conference programmes and other highlights include sessions focusing on Ransomware in Physical Systems, Addressing the Cyber Threat to Maritime Operations, The Evolving Threats of Cyber Terrorism, Cyber Security in the Built Environment and Threats, Vulnerabilities and Challenges to securing cyber-physical systems.”

Pictured; the 2016 event.

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