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cyber security 2023

the annual conference for Scotland's cyber communities

Monday 27 February 2023 I Live and in person
Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow

Scotland’s leading cyber conference returns on 27 February 2023 with another world leading programme

Cyber Security 2023
Welcome to Scotland’s largest conference for cybersecurity professionals - working to defend public services from online harms.

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

Featuring world-leading cybersecurity speakers, the event is proudly part of Cyber Scotland Week - throwing light on government policy and the latest industry best practice to better protect systems.

The packed programme checks progress on national aims for Scotland to be a global cyber leader, and how efforts to boost a growing cyber cluster of startups and companies can be supported.

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.
Why attend
• Learn the latest policy guidance from the Scottish Government’s sector-based cyber action plans
• Understand how the Scottish Cyber Coordination Centre (SC3) will work to provide a ‘pooled’ response to public sector bodies exposed to cyber harm
• Get the lowdown on ransomware and the dark web, and how to stay ahead of the ‘threat curve’
• Stay up-to-date with key messages from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and National Cyber Security Centre
• Be part of peer-group leadership sessions to understand how other organisations are responding to cyber incidents and online security demands
• Attend cutting-edge industry masterclasses to help you navigate your way through the latest cyber technologies, security operations, incident response and training and skills approaches

2023 Speakers

Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery
The Scottish Government

National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board

Deputy Chief Constable, Crime & Operational Support
Police Scotland

Chief Executive
Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Cluster Manager for Scotland's Cyber Cluster

Director of Intelligence and Incident Response
Lloyds Banking Group

Business Development Manager
cyberQuarter, University of Abertay

Cyber Resilience Integrator
The Scottish Government

Professor of Cryptography
Edinburgh Napier University

Conference Agenda

28 February 2022

Session 1 – Protecting Scotland from Cyber Harm

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & refreshments

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

Chair’s opening remarks & presentation

Prepare, protect and prevent

Jude McCorry
Scottish Business Resilience Centre
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM

The cyber threat landscape:

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

David Ferbrache OBE
National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board
9:40 AM – 10:10 AM


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

Admiral Michael S. Rogers
Former Director of NSA
10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

From Aspiration to Realization:

The Evolution of the Prevention-First Approach to Security

James Asser
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

Keith McDevitt
The Scottish Government

Mark Gallacher
Police Scotland

Claire Gillespie
Skills Development Scotland
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Networking & refreshments

Session 2 - Masterclass & knowledge Exchange Session

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM

Time to reflect on the rush to hybrid working:

The global pandemic forced businesses to quickly react to a new approach to work. With employees forced to work from home IT departments struggled to buy, configure and deploy laptops to maintain business continuity. In this rush to enable a hybrid workforce security may have taken a backseat to productivity. Now it’s time to reflect upon those expedient solutions as the way we work has changed forever and we need to ensure our future business is secure.

 John Hales
11:20 AM – 11:50 AM

The State of Ransomware 2021

What can we learn about historic trends in Ransomware, and how can we use this information to be better protected?

Jon Hope

Session 3 - Masterclass & knowledge Exchange Session

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Outside-In and Inside-Out, Security Challenges and Opportunities of Hybrid Working

As we begin to see a return to the workplace the "new normal" will see a more flexible, hybrid approach to how we conduct business. Our traditional paradigms of where we access from and where we access to have finally taken that leap to cloud. However, change should be seen as an opportunity to embrace challenge rather than to shy away from it – this presentation will take you through what we can learn from the rapid change and digital transformation.

David Arnold
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

SASE – The Convergence of Cloud Networking & Security

A critical fundamental in delivering a digital strategy followed by a demo of how Cisco is delivering on its Vision

Stuart Traynor

Joe O'Gorman
12:30 PM – 1:25 PM

Lunch, Supplier Showcase & Networking

Session 4 – Leadership Streams: Incident Response & Threat Intelligence

1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Incident Response & Threat Intelligence

Keeping Scotland’s communities and businesses safe from cyber harm

Malcolm Graham
Police Scotland

Maggie Titmuss MBE
Lloyds Banking Group

Kevin Gray
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS)

Neil Furminger
IASME Consortium
1:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Network Security

Building capability, risk assessment, skills, capacity and working to secure networks 'by design'

Jim Hannah
Social Security Scotland

Andy McClintock
Social Security Scotland

Steve McKee

Scott Burden
NHS Tayside
2:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Networking & refreshments

Session 5 – Cyber Innovation

3:05 PM – 3:25 PM

Building a more trusted digital world:

Trust, Resilience and Security

Bill Buchanan
Edinburgh Napier University
3:25 PM – 3:45 PM

Building a cyber-resilient nation – Lessons from the USA

Tom Prunier, Interim CTO, Leidos UK & Europe will draw on his extensive experience of working with the US Federal Government on the establishment of a Security Operations Centre for the President and on programmes that support the US national security infrastructure. Tom will also provide his insights on the US Cybersecurity Executive Order that was issued in May, 2021 discussing what other nations can learn from the order maturing.

Tom Prunier
Leidos UK & Europe
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Expert panel

Harnessing innovation and investing in security operations to protect critical digital infrastructure

Bill Buchanan
Edinburgh Napier University

Admiral Michael S. Rogers
Former Director of NSA

Richard J. Jones
Leidos UK

Alisdair Gunn
4:15 PM

Conference Summary & Drinks Reception

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