Westminster eForum

Next steps for cyber security in the UK

Morning, Thursday, 12th July 2018

Central London


This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss next steps for cyber security in the UK - including key issues around preparedness, international cooperation and how the response is organised.

The conference is timed as implementation begins of the EU directive on the security of Networks and Information Systems (NIS Directive) and follows the recent publication of the cyber security export strategy.

It will also be an opportunity for stakeholders, policymakers and regulators to discuss latest developments and priorities for key sectors involved in critical national infrastructure and their suppliers, and the wider group of organisations and individuals affected by the threats to cybersecurity.

Further sessions will assess the work of the National Cyber Security Centre, following the recent publication of its report on the cyber threat to UK business, as well as discussing key measures from the Secure by Design review - which outlines plans to build security into the design of internet connected devices.

Keynote Speakers

Conrad Prince

UK Cyber Security Ambassador, Department for International Trade

Jean-Jacques Sahel

Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement & Managing Director, Europe, ICANN

Detective Superintendent Andrew Gould

National Cybercrime Programme Lead, National Police Chiefs’ Council

Martijn Verbree

Partner, Cybersecurity & Digital, KPMG

Stuart Peters

Head, EU Cyber Security Regulatory Policy, DCMS


Vicky Ford MP

Co-Chair, Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum


Phil Winstanley

Cyber Security Specialist, Microsoft

Tom Thackray

Director of Innovation Policy, CBI

Denis Onuoha

Chief Information Security Officer, Arqiva

Antony Walker

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, techUK

Sharon Wiltshire

Cyber Industry Deputy Head, Defence Assurance & Information Security, Ministry of Defence

Carla Baker

Senior Government Affairs Manager, Symantec UK

Dr Jessica Barker

Co-Founder, Redacted Firm

Sonali Parekh

Head of Policy, Federation of Small Businesses