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How cyber-safe are our public services?


Helen Olsen Bedford Publisher

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Live online from 11:00 to 13:15 on 30th Sep & 1st Oct

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

The amazing ability of teams across the country to harness data and digital, to move rapidly to meet new and unprecidented user needs, has demonstrated the underpinning nature of technology in our society today. But has the pandemic also provided cyber criminal with a new attack vector? How can we reinforce our cyber defences to keep sensitive data safe and vital public services running? When it comes to cyber resilience can we ever be one step ahead of the attacker?


  • Stephen Baker, Chief Executive, East Suffolk Council / Solace
  • Geoff Connell, Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer, Norfolk County Council / Socitm
  • Ben Cheetham, Cyber & Tech Lead , MHCLG Local Digital Collaboration Unit
  • Andrew Gould, Detective Chief Superintendent / National Cybercrime Programme Lead, National Police Chiefs’ Council
  • Simon Clifford, Director of Digital and Data, Police ICT Company
  • Carl Wearn, Head of Risk & Resilience, Mimecast
  • Jamie Cross, Productivity Advisor, Cyber Security, Local Government Association
  • Peter Carthew, Regional Director, Public Sector UK&I, Proofpoint
  • Peter Stephens, Head of Cyber Security for the Internet of Things, DCMS
  • Steve Kennett, Executive Director & SIRO, JISC
  • Senior Consultant, Digital Government Team, National Cyber Security Centre

Who should attend?

All those involved in harnessing data and digital technologies in the current response to COVID-19 and the future running of our public services. Including, but not limited to, NHS, Police and Local Authority Chief Information Officers, Heads of IT, Assistant and Chief Executives, Members, Heads / Leaders in Digital and Data, Heads / Leads of Customer Services, Transformation or Change.


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