The must-attend virtual conference for Scotland’s cyber and security professionals

Join us to find out how Public Sector Cyber Leaders would respond in the event of a cyber attack on Scotland, through greater collaboration between government,  the private sector and throughout the nation's cyber communities.

Building Scotland's Resilience to a  Wide Scale Cyber Attack

What happens in the event that Scotland is hit by a hostile cyber attack targeting national digital infrastructure? It's a question that is top of mind among infosec professionals across the country, who are increasingly alive to critical incident response post Covid-19. Join our leading cyber agencies from across the public sector as they outline how they would deploy counter measures in an emergency and how collaboration and resilience is being built  into digital systems amid rising cyber threat levels experienced during lockdown.

Collaboration, Partnership and Alignment
The pandemic has seen a huge shift to digital as people and businesses shift  their transactions and operations online. Threat vectors are increasing all the time and our workplaces and public services are now part of a wider patchwork of systems that comprise our critical national infrastructure. Our cyber leaders will demonstrate how closer strategic alignment is helping to make Scotland a more resilient country - and an international exemplar of best practice - through Covid-19 and beyond.

 

National Cyber Resilience Leaders’ Board
Economic development, national incident response and partnership working with the private sector will benefit from alignment with updated Cyber Action Plans. Hear from the National Cyber Resilience Leaders’ Board, Police Scotland and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre.

Why attend?
The full-day virtual conference will provide insight into national cyber goals and how to align your organisation with them, focusing on:

  • Critical incident response and how to tackle network outage caused by cyber attacks such as ransomware.
  • Building deep resilience across digital attack surfaces.
  • Adoption, preparedness and migration to off-premises digital infrastructure.
  • Information governance.
  • Insightful case studies from across government.

Key areas for discussion will include:

  • The learning and skills challenges facing public sector digital teams 
  • Find out how factoring cyber security safeguards and assurances into  the public sector’s digital agenda is set to become a greater priority for The Scottish Government
  • Understand also how the nature of cyber threats have evolved during lockdown with an upsurge of ransomware and phishing attacks
  • How will cyber security spearhead thinking behind national resilience planning 
  • How you can improve cyber hygiene practices within your workforce
  • How to maintain network integrity remotely
  • Understanding  updated Cyber Resilience guidance for Scotland 
  • Understanding and mitigating the latest cyber threats to the public sector 
  • Risk management fundamentals 
  • Culture change - phishing as a whole-organisation challenge 
  • Protecting bulk data and future-proofing your systems 
  • Public sector cyber innovation: the role of new technologies in designing and building secure systems.

Senior and informed delegates from across the public sector

Our delegates consist of senior ICT and digital transformation executives from the Scottish Government, local authorities, government agencies, justice partners, Police Scotland, university academics, further education organisations, senior representatives from training, skills organisation,  third sector and campaign groups and a wide range of policymakers and stakeholders.

Previous attendee job titles include:

Audit and Risk Manager
Chief Digital Officer
Chief Security Officer
Chief Solicitor & Monitoring Officer
CIO & Director of Digital  Services
Customer Service & Partnership Manager
Cyber Security Consultant
Cyber Security Manager
Cyber Security Officer
Cybercrime Analyst
Cybercrime Digital & IT Project Manager 
Data Architect
Detective Constable
Detective Inspector Cybercrime  
Digital & Technical Service Manager
Digital Enablement
Digital Health and Care Strategic Lead Clinical Informatics Adviser 
Digital Services Manager
Digital Support Officer
Digital Team Leader
Digital Transformation Lead
Digital Transformation Manager
Emergency Planner 
Executive Director of Resources
Forensic Computer Analyst
Head of Applications & Development 
Head of Cybersecurity and Resilience 
Head of Digital Services
Head of Digital Transformation Head of IT 
Head of ICT
Head of ICT and Digital Enablement
Head of IT - Planning & Compliance 
Head of Operations
Head of Resources and Governance
Head of Service - Customer and Digital Services Technology & Information Manager
ICT Compliance and Security Officer
ICT Manager
ICT Security Manager
ICT Security Officer
ICT Support Technical Escalation
Information & Records Manager
Information Governance and Security Lead 
Information Security and Digital Risk Officer 
Information Security Manager
Head of ISD Security and Accreditation 
IT Security Manager
IT Specialist - Information Security
Policy Officer
Procurement Manager
ICT Enterprise Architect
Security and Information Risk Advisor
Service Delivery Manager (Security)
Service Lead - Digital Transformation
Service Manager - Digital Enablement and IT ICT Enterprise Architect
Team Manager - Infrastructure & Security Enterprise Architect
Head of Information & Cyber Security 
Cyber Security Architect
Chief Information Security Officer 
Head of Cybercrime 
IT Security Officer 
 

Your virtual experience
We invite you to join us on an exciting, dynamic and engaging new virtual platform which will provide you with an unrivalled delegate experience. 

This year, we are  virtual, but our conference objectives remain the same, to bring about meaningful change in the way public services are designed and delivered, by connecting stakeholders in open forums where new ideas can be exchanged and discussed.

FutureScot have chosen the EICC MiE Live virtual platform to deliver this year’s Cyber and Resilience Conference. When we return to running live conferences, we will do so at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The best of both worlds.

Returning to live and hybrid conferences
In the interim ss soon as Government guidance allows, we will pivot to delivering  our conferences in a hybrid format with the number of delegates being dictated by distancing guidance.

The major reason for so many virtual conferences not delivering for delegates is the lack of event management and briefing of speakers and exhibitors. The wrap round support that FutureScot and The EICC offer our speakers and delegates is unrivalled.

As a valued sponsor when you sign up you will be allocated an event manager who will take your hand and walk you through every aspect of the conference.

2021 Speakers