Westminster eForum

Cyber security in the UK: policy and technology priorities

Morning, Thursday, 18th May 2017

Central London


Following the launch of the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy and National Cyber Security Centre, this seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the key policy priorities for cyber security in the UK.

It will bring together policymakers, senior representatives from across industry, critical infrastructure providers, advisors and suppliers, as well as academics, citizen groups and other interested parties.

As the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy considers evidence submitted to their inquiry into UK cyber security, delegates will assess the types and sources of cyber threats facing UK organisations, whether the new strategy is fit for purpose, and the potential impact of Brexit on intelligence sharing and legislative development across the European Union.

Delegates will also consider how well-placed public and private organisations are to defend against cyber-attacks; the latest thinking on encouraging more people into a career in cyber security, particularly women and young people; examining adoption of certification programmes like Cyber Essentials; assessing the position of UK SMEs following recent M&A activity and the future of the UK as a leader in this space, both in terms of international cooperation and as an exporter.

Guest of Honour

James Hatch

Director of Cyber Services, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Guest of Honour

James Hatch

Director of Cyber Services, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Keynote Speaker

Bryan Hurcombe

Head of Public Sector Cyber Security, Deloitte


Admiral the Rt Hon Lord West of Spithead

Member, Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy


Ollie Hart

Head of Enterprise & Cyber Security, Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Ankur Modi

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, StatusToday

James Dalton

Director of General Insurance Policy, Association of British Insurers

Paul Lewis

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Crossword Cybersecurity

Ollie Whitehouse

Technical Director, NCC Group

Ben Lindgreen

Head of Security Delivery, Faster Payments

Dr Robert Nowill

Chairman, Cyber Security Challenge UK

Professor Conor Ward

Consultant, Hogan Lovells and Visiting Professor, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London