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2023 Catch Up

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More than 170 delegates took part in this three day online event on the cyber threat and how public services can keep one step ahead of anticipate the next directiong of attack. Public sector leaders shared examples of what can be achieved and took part in lively discussions and Q&A sessions with delegate participation.

Session One - Wednesday, 20 September 2023

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02:14: How can we improve Cyber Security Resilience across the NHS and social care? - Paul Barnes, Head of Operations & Engagement - Cybersecurity, NHS England: This presentation covers the complex and changing landscape of cybersecurity in the health and care system, and the steps we can take to help ensure patient data is used effectively and efficiently across integrated care systems while ensuring good cyber hygiene. (Download slides)

17:15: How cyber security underpins the delivery of patient care - Emma Velle, Cyber Security Specialist, Cisco UKI and Richard McCue, Head of Technology, Staffordshire and Shropshire Health Informatics Service: A discussion about the cyber security vision, how it underpins the delivery of patient care throughout the care system, the challenges we face and the role technologies can play. (Download slides)

Enhancing resilience in the public sector - Representative, National Cyber Security Centre - This presentation is unavailable for viewing

48:46: Q&A and panel discussion - all speakers (excluding NCSC representative)

Session Two - Thursday, 21 September 2023

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01:50: Defend-as-one: Strengthening resilience through public and private sector collaboration - Dan Patefield, Head of Cyber and National Security: A focus on the strength of the UK cyber eco-system and how the strength of the public-private partnership in cyber can enable transformation across the UK economy. (Download slides)

18:43: Privacy-enhancing technologies: tools for public good? - Calum Inverarity, Senior Researcher, Open Data Institute: Privacy-enhancing technologies are attracting increased attention based on their potential to increase access to data that would otherwise be restricted due to concerns about privacy, sensitivity and security. In this session, Calum Inverarity, Senior Researcher at the Open Data Institute, covers how these technologies might be used to improve systems and processes in the public sector, as well as some of the measures we need to have in place to minimise the potential for their misuse. (Download slides)

32:23: Cyber security threats - Henry Hughes, Chief Technology Officer, Jisc: Cyber security is an ever-present and growing threat to universities and here Henry Hughes looks at the opportunities and challenges faced by the sector – and what advice and support is available. (Download slides)

45:45: Cybercrime Resilience – Police Cyber Alarm and Cyber Resilience Centres Martin Peters, Detective Superintendent at City of London Police and Deputy Lead for the National Cybercrime Programme for the National Police Chiefs' Council: An overview of the Police Cyber Alarm which provides policing with a more comprehensive picture of the cyber threat landscape, informs cyber defence strategy and collects evidence that can be used in the identification, pursuit and prosecution of cyber criminals. His session also covers the cyber resilience centres - a regional network promoting the importance of cyber resilience across the business and third sector communities. (Download slides)

58:48: Q&A and panel discussion - all speakers 

Session Three - Friday, 22 September 2023

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01:47: Local Authority Cyber Resilience 2023 - Geoff Connell, Director of Digital Services at Norfolk County Council and chair of the national Cyber Technical Advisory Group (CTAG): Evolving threats including AI, modern backups, shared SOCs , supply chain and partnership working. (Download slides)

11:35: Refine your plans, rehearse your people: how the LGA’s Cyber Reaction Exercises can support your council to become more resilient - Jamie Cross, Programme Manager – Bespoke Cyber Support and Billy Ruston, Response Specialist - Cyber Security, Local Government Association: A talk about the LGA’s new offer of support for councils, the Cyber Reaction Exercises. Including why exercising is so important, how to build momentum for cyber focused exercising across a council, how to get involved and make the most of this free support for councils. (Download slides)

30:07: Testing a Cyber Assessment Framework for Local Government: What We've Learned So Far Rachel Downs, Senior Cyber Product Manager, Local Digital Team, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities: Lessons learned from DLUHC's in-progress pilot of a Cyber Assessment Framework for Local Government with eight councils. She shares how this is likely to shape the  approach for the sector and what councils can do now to prepare. (Download slides)

43:05: Q&A and panel discussion - all speakers 



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