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Cyber Security 2023

the annual conference for Scotland's cyber communities

Monday 27 February 2023
Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow

Public Sector Cyber Security – kicking off Cyber Scotland Week 2023

Welcome to Scotland’s largest conference for cybersecurity professionals – working to defend public services from online harms.

Cyber Security 2023 is proudly helping to kickstart Cyber Scotland Week – throwing light on government policy and the latest industry best practice to better protect systems, and the packed programme will check progress on national aims for Scotland to be a global cyber leader.

With global cyberattacks on the rise, we will analyse the resilience levels across key national digital infrastructure and how organisations can best improve their cyber postures.

Join us as key government, industry and academic stakeholders gather to map out the next steps for the national cyber action plans as well as incident response, security operations, skills and training, and attend peer-group leadership sessions and cutting-edge industry masterclasses.

Speakers





Chair
National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board




Chief Executive
Scottish Business Resilience Centre




Business Development Manager
cyberQuarter, University of Abertay




Advisor
National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board




Deputy Chief Constable, Crime & Operational Support
Police Scotland




Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans
Scottish Government




Cyber Resilience Integrator
The Scottish Government




Associate Professor in Usable Security and Human-Computer Interaction
University of Glasgow




Professor of Cryptography
Edinburgh Napier University

Conference Agenda

27 February 2023

Session 1 – A Cyber Resilient Scotland

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & refreshments

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Chair’s opening remarks


Jude McCorry
Scottish Business Resilience Centre
9:05 AM – 9:15 AM

Ministerial keynote:

The strategic framework for a cyber resilient Scotland


Keith Brown
Scottish Government
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Strengthening Scotland’s online defences


Senior NCSC Representative
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

International keynote:

Perspectives from a global pioneer of ‘govtech’ and cybersecurity

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Cyber warnings and indicators:

Sharing intelligence at a global level, and why it matters to stay ahead in the fight against cybercrime

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Defending Scotland:

The collaborative law enforcement approach to protecting communities from cyber harm


Malcolm Graham
Police Scotland
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Expert panel:

The importance of building strength in depth: the role of partnerships, community and knowledge exchange in cyber resilience


Senior NCSC Representative

Malcolm Graham
Police Scotland
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Networking & refreshments

Session 2 - Masterclass & Knowledge Exchange Session

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

Parallel masterclass sessions

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM

Lunch, supplier showcase & networking

Session 3 - Leadership Streams: Threat Intelligence, Incident Response and Security Operations; Workforce & Community

1:20 PM – 2:40 PM

Threat intelligence, incident response and security operations:

Detecting, responding to, and maintaining constant vigilance against the backdrop of rising global Cyber harms


David Ferbrache OBE
National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board

Police Scotland Cybercrime Investigations Unit (Invited)

Kevin Gray
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) - (Invited)
1:20 PM – 2:40 PM

Workforce & community:

The Human Factor: Strengthening Cyber Skills in the Workforce through Community Building and Developing Nationwide Cyber ‘Clusters’ of Expertise


Maggie Titmuss MBE
National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board

Cheryl Torano
cyberQuarter, University of Abertay

Keith McDevitt
The Scottish Government
2:40 PM – 2:55 PM

Networking & refreshments

Session 4 – Cyber Innovation

2:55 PM – 4:15 PM

Cyber innovation

The future of cybersecurity: Offering citizens a safer digital world, from digital signing, to quantum, AI defence and the blockchain


Dr Mohamed Khamis
University of Glasgow

Bill Buchanan OBE
Edinburgh Napier University
4:15 PM

Conference close