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Cyber Security 2022

cyber security 2022

the annual conference for Scotland's cyber communities

Monday 28 February 2022 | Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow | LIVE

Scotland’s leading cyber conference returns on 28 February 2022 with another world leading programme

Why attend
Cyber Security Scotland 2022 is the opening event of Cyber Scotland Week and comes as public agencies seek to bolster their defences against the rising tide of cybercrime.

Following the publication earlier this year of the refreshed national cyber action plans, the event is an opportunity to hear the latest guidance from government leaders, cyber-mandated organisations, and academic experts on how to build greater resilience across Scotland’s critical digital infrastructure.

In the wake of a series of domestic cyberattacks, you will hear how the new Cyber Scotland Partnership has put in place a coordinated approach to cyber advice, support, training, and incident response that is helping organisations – in all parts of the economy – prepare, protect and prevent the scourge of online scams, including pernicious ransomware and dark web threats.
Cyber Security 2022
As the world becomes ever more digitally entwined, the conference will focus on how public sector agencies can ensure that valuable citizen data – whether it be at NHS, schools or local authority level - can be protected by investing more time, focus and energy on ensuring the cyber defences of wider supply chains and managed service providers are the best they can be.

You will hear from global thought leaders on cybersecurity, outlining the threat landscape and how to get ahead of the cyber curve as well as leading industry practitioners in a series of masterclasses and leadership sessions. And we will be sparking a lively debate about how we monitor threats, and respond to them, in real-time through the creation of a more holistic cyber service that can provide education, cyber exercising, technology and policy guidance, as well as intelligence, incident management and recovery. Join us at Cyber Security Scotland as the increasing prevalence of digital systems – whether citizen facing or internal – are changing the way the public sector evaluates its cyber risks and responds accordingly.
Key themes
• National cyber action plans – the latest policy guidance from government
• The global threat landscape including the rise of ransomware and dark web actors
• Cyber Scotland Partnership – a new, coordinated approach to cyber risk
• Threat intelligence – staying one step ahead of the threat actors
• Security incident and event management (SIEM)
• Cloud migration, managed service providers and supply chain security
• Security operations centre (SOC)
• Training, education and support: Cyber Essentials, Exercise in a Box, Digital Boost
• Cyber innovation: how the public sector can learn from the financial services industry?

2022 Speakers

Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency

Deputy First Minister
The Scottish Government (INVITED)

National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board

Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Director of National Digital and Information Security
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS)

Head of Cyber / Cluster Manager

Head of Information and Cyber Security
NHS National Services Scotland (INVITED)

Director of Intelligence and Incident Response
Lloyds Banking Group (Invited)

Deputy Chief Constable, Crime & Operational Support
Police Scotland

Director of Learning and Information Services
University of Highlands and Islands (INVITED

Cyber Resilience Integrator
The Scottish Government (INVITED)

Head of Division of Cyber Security, School of Design & Informatics
Abertay University (Invited)

Scottish Government (Invited)

Professor of Cryptography
Edinburgh Napier University

Head of Public Sector Cyber Resilience
The Scottish Government (INVITED)

Chief Information Security Officer
Digital Office for Scottish Local Government

Conference Agenda

28 February 2022

Session 1 – Protecting Scotland from Cyber Harm

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & refreshments

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Chair’s opening remarks

Kim McAllister
9:10 AM – 9:30 AM

Government keynote

Preparation and effectiveness: the founding principles of Scotland’s approach to cyber

John Swinney
The Scottish Government (INVITED)
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM

Keynote speech: The cyber threat landscape:

Ransomware, cloud, supply chain management and the changing security model

David Ferbrache OBE
National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board
9:50 AM – 10:10 AM


Why governments and private industry must work together on protecting national digital infrastructure

Admiral Michael S. Rogers
Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency
10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

Prepare, protect and prevent:

After hackers came calling Scotland is embracing a new approach to cyber resilience and safeguarding organisations from online harms

Jude McCorry
Scottish Business Resilience Centre
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Expert panel:

The Cyber Scotland Partnership: the evolving model for national cyber response is based on community, collaboration and sharing lessons learned

Ciara Mitchell

Paul Chapman
The Scottish Government (INVITED)

Keith McDevitt
The Scottish Government (INVITED)
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Networking & refreshments

Session 2 - Masterclass & knowledge Exchange Session

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM

Masterclass & knowledge Exchange Session Stream One

Session 3 - Masterclass & knowledge Exchange Session

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Masterclass & knowledge Exchange Session Stream Two

12:30 PM – 1:25 PM

Lunch, Supplier Showcase & Networking

Session 4 – Leadership Streams: Incident Response, Remote working and Threat Intelligence

1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Incident response:

Keeping Scotland’s communities and businesses safe from cyber harm

Malcolm Graham
Police Scotland

Scott Barnett
NHS National Services Scotland (INVITED)
1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Network security:

The challenges of securing the network with a remote and hybrid workforce

Mark McKenny
Scottish Government (Invited)

John Maher
University of Highlands and Islands (INVITED
1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Threat intelligence:

Understanding your exposure levels to ransomware and the dark web

Maggie Titmuss MBE
Lloyds Banking Group (Invited)
2:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Networking & refreshments

Session 5 – Cyber Innovation and IoT

3:05 PM – 3:20 PM

Helping local government to innovate with ‘smart services’ – safely and securely

Dr Andy Grayland
Digital Office for Scottish Local Government
3:20 PM – 3:35 PM

Boosting the security and resilience of the business community and creating new products and services through innovation-led research

How Abertay University’s new cyberQuarter is spearheading the next generation of Scottish cyber talent

Natalie Coull
Abertay University (Invited)
3:35 PM – 3:50 PM

Developing a secure framework for public sector IoT

How a national innovation centre is helping to provide a security layer for smart public services

Bill Buchanan
Edinburgh Napier University
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM

Questions from the audience

4:00 PM

Conference Summary & Close

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