NCSC announces CyberUK 2017 event details

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has announced that CyberUK 2017 will take place in Liverpool next March.

The three-day event will bring together cyber security leaders and professionals from across the UK’s information security communities from both the public and private sector.

CyberUK 2017 will be held 14–16 March 2017 at the Arena and Conference Centre in Liverpool. The event will have two elements:

  • CyberUK Strategy — aimed at decision takers from central and wider government, the critical national infrastructure, industry and academia
  • CyberUK in Practice — designed for information security and technology practitioners

The NCSC’s partnership with information security businesses of all sizes is essential in strengthening the UK’s cyber resilience. CyberUK 2017 will play a key role in defining the role industry must play in achieving this step change, and is expected to attract 1,600 information assurance (IA) and cyber security leaders and professionals.

Day 1: CyberUK Strategy

This first day brings the primary conference for briefing 800 IA and cyber security leaders. Minister led, it will feature Robert Hannigan (director, GCHQ), and will be chaired by Ciaran Martin (CEO, NCSC). This is the leadership event for the information security sector, and will be preceded by a networking dinner at Liverpool’s historic St George’s Hall on the evening of 13 March.Days 2 & 3: CyberUK In Practice

These days will bring together information security professionals, and will include specialists in the design and development of online services and systems, procurement and all areas of ICT delivery. It will be an opportunity to share insights, updates and engagement over the cyber security challenges faced. The event will feature the interactive format featured in the widely acclaimed inaugural event in May 2016.

Alex Dewdney, Director for Engagement, NCSC said: “CyberUK in Practice then brings together the professional community responsible for implementing IA and cyber security across government, industry and the critical national infrastructure. It will showcase what we can do together as teams, as departments and organisations to implement digital, data and technology as safely and securely as we can.”

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