Westminster eForum

Cyber security in the UK: policy and technology priorities

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 stakeholders from the UK and EU legislatures, senior representatives from across industry, critical infrastructure providers, Government departments, their 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

A speaker confirmed from BAE Systems

Keynote Speakers

A speaker confirmed from Deloitte

James Snook

Deputy Director, Cyber and Government Security Directorate, Cabinet Office


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

A speaker confirmed from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Ollie Whitehouse

Technical Director, NCC Group

Ben Lindgreen

Head of Security Delivery, Faster Payments

Talal Rajab

Head of Programme, Cyber and National Security, techUK

Stephanie Daman

Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Security Challenge UK

Professor Conor Ward

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