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Agenda: Cyber4Good 2020


Helen Olsen Bedford Publisher

Have cyber criminals taken advantage of Covid-19? And if so, how has this impacted the public sector's ability to deliver services to our citizens?

With thanks to our Partners Mimecast and Proofpoint for supporting this UKAuthority event (click here for more info)

DAY 1 - Wednesday 30th September, 11:00 to 13:15

Host and moderator: Helen Olsen Bedford, UKAuthority


Stephen Baker

Stephen Baker, chief executive, East Suffolk Council and Solace representative
Cyber security for non cyber leaders: Stephen will talk about why cyber security is important for leaders and why leadership is important for cyber security


Carl Wearn

Carl Wearn, head of risk and resilience, Mimecast
Covid-19 and the Evolving Threat Landscape for Public Sector: Carl will share the latest threat intelligence insights, along with further information on the specific threats facing public sector - looking at how attacks through traditional entry points are evolving, as well as his predictions on the nature of future attacks. Protecting citizen data and ensuring continuity of services has never been more critical, so join this session to gain further insight on:

  • the type and scale of attacks impacting public sector during Covid-19
  • UK and global cyber threats public sector organisations need to consider
  • future cyber threat intelligence

Nick Riley, product specialist, Mimecast
Where’s the risk, a look at changing trends in the last nine months: Nick's session will cover how things have changed within the public sector and what organisations can start to do to combat those changes


Peter Stephens, head of secure by design, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Cyber Security for consumer connected devices: What the UK government has been doing.... 

  • How can devices be made more secure? 
  • How can organisations involved in their production and distribution ensure they are taking security seriously?

Panel discussion

Cyber leadership and resilience in a the midst of a pandemic

Geoff Connell, director of IMT & chief digital officer, Norfolk County Council
Top Tips to Improve Your Cyber Security & Resilience: Hear from Geoff Connell, chair of the local CIO council and cyber technical advisory group (C-TAG) about practical ways that you can improve your local public sector organisations cyber security and resilience

Ben Cheetham, cyber and tech lead, MHCLG local digital collaboration unit

Jamie Cross, advisor - cyber security, Local Government Association 
The future for Local Government Cyber Security: This session will cover who the LGA is, what’s been achieved so far, and what their role is in the future local government cyber security


Panel discussion Has the mass shift to home working impacted the cyber front line of local services?


DAY 2 - Thursday 1 October, 11:00 to 13:15

Host and moderator: Helen Olsen Bedford, UKAuthority


Steve Kennett, executive director and SIRO for e-infrastructure, Jisc
Jisc protecting the sector: Steve will talk about how we protect the Janet Network, how we protect our members and how we help our members to protect themselves

Peter Carthew, regional director, public sector UK&I, Proofpoint

People Centric - The New Blueprint: Peter will present a people centric approach as the new blueprint for cyber security, based on the concept of people having become the perimeter amidst the modern threat landscape

Nigel Gildea, security consultant, University of Surrey
University of Surrey - Drivers and Strategy for Cyber Awareness: Nigel will explain the three drivers for security awareness across the university of surrey and its two phase approach to rolling out its awareness programme

Panel discussion

People, pandemic and cyber resilience - a perfect opportunity for cyber-crime?

Andrew Gould, detective chief superintendent, national cybercrime programme lead, National Police Chiefs' Council
Cybercrime - the police response: Andrew's session will cover the current threat from cybercrime and the national, regional and local policing response


Simon Clifford, director of digital and data, Police ICT Company
Cyber Alarm - Think big, start small - police innovation and new cyber capability: Simon will be talk about its genesis and growth, and how it demonstrates the evolution of building at scale capability to support public protection

Consultant, digital government team, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Panel discussion Cyber crime in the age of Covid - how do we secure digital services in this rapidly moving and uncertain world?



Cyber4Good partners

Support from our event partners enables UKAuthority to produce free events for the public sector to share success stories and experience with each other - you can learn more about them below, and request contact below if you would like further information about how their solutions and services can help you protect our public and health services

Mimecast is a cybersecurity provider that helps thousands of organizations worldwide make email safer, restore trust and bolster cyber resilience. Known for safeguarding customers against dangerous email, Mimecast’s expanded cloud suite enables organizations to implement a comprehensive cyber resilience strategy. From email and web security, archive and data protection, to awareness training, uptime assurance and more, Mimecast helps organizations stand strong in the face of cyberattacks, human error and technical failure. Our customer engagement teams and Security Operations Center help organizations of all sizes with proactive support and actionable intelligence. Our easy to use and deploy cybersecurity platform with open APIs makes customers’ existing investments more valuable and teams smarter. The collective intelligence gathered across our global customer base and strong partner network provides a community defense that helps make the world a more resilient place.   REQUEST CONTACT

Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organisations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, we help companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organisations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on us for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web.   REQUEST CONTACT



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