• Complimentary places to the upcoming Cyber Security Conference 2017

    Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017

    Salford University are offering complimentary places to the upcoming Cyber Security Conference 2017, Defending the Public from Cyber-Attacks on 17/05/17 at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester.

    Complimentary places to the upcoming Cyber Security Conference 2017 which is titled Defending the Public from Cyber-Attacks will be taking place on 17th May 2017 at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, which Dr Daniel Dresner, Information and Cyber Security Governance Lecturer, University of Manchester will be presenting at.

    Up to 25 complimentary tickets for staff and some students, all I require is their name, job title, email address and phone number for joining instructions and also because there is a fee for non-attendance as a deterrent to no shows.

    The new National Cyber Security Centre has been tasked with bringing the UK’s digital expertise together to rethink the way the country deals with online threats. Despite this progress, the National Audit Office has raised major concerns about the cost effectiveness of Government IT security and questioned the readiness of the public sector to resist a serious attack.

    Launching the new National Cyber Security Strategy in November 2016, Chancellor Philip Hammond pledged £1.9 billion of investment to deter attacks and strengthen the Government’s digital defences. The new National Cyber Security Centre has been tasked with bringing the UK’s digital expertise together to rethink the way the country deals with online threats. Despite this progress, the National Audit Office has raised major concerns about the cost effectiveness of Government IT security and questioned the readiness of the public sector to resist a serious attack.

    See the full course agenda here.

    Key points addressed on the day will include:

    · Appreciate the extent of the threat that cybercrime poses to all public sector institutions.

    · Can the cyber-threat be equated with the physical threat of conflict?

    · What extent is the UK prepared for a cyber-attack from a foreign power?

    · The growing threat of cyber-crime and how it can affect all individuals, organisations and industriesPublic sector cyber security: why, what and how?

    · Identify the many opportunities created by the £1.9 billion in additional cyber-security funding as part of the National Cyber Security Strategy.

    · The impact of NHS England’s digital reforms

    · How well prepared is the UK against interference from international competitors?

    · Understand the risks associated with the public sector data sharing proposals outlined in Digital Economy Bill and how to mitigate against them.

    · How to foster essential collaboration between the public sector and private tech firms to improve security.

    · How to safely and effectively store sensitive public data, including NHS patient records, without compromising digital safety.

    Speakers inlcude:

    Ian Bryant, Branch Chief for Information and info-cyber Systems Protection Policy, Ministry of Defence

    Dr Ali Dehghantanha, Lecturer in Cyber Security and Forensics, University of Salford

    Vanessa Smith, Detective Chief Inspector, Cyber Security Lead, Regional Cyber Crime Unit – Yorkshire and Humber

    Dan Taylor, Head of Cyber Security, NHS Digital {invited}

    Professor Nick Jennings CB, FREng, Vice-Provost {Research} at Imperial College London {invited}

    Who would like to attend?

    Please email compsci-acso@listserve.manchester.ac.uk with your name, job title or student, email address and phone number.

     

     

     

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