Cyber Security Scotland 2020 is the flagship forum for public sector stakeholders to expand on the current and future challenges posed by evolving digital services.
In the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the acceleration of digital networks and data led services, the threat of cyber-attacks on public sector organisations increases.
FutureScot’s 2020 conference will disseminate the latest thinking and thought leadership for public sector organisations to prevent, identify and respond to cyber threats.
This year’s conference will serve as a reminder to delegates of the need to bolster cyber security. Highlighting national level incidents through to internet safety and relatively simple low-level techniques and well-known malware that exploits weaknesses in out of date software.
Welcoming government officials and senior stakeholders from across the wider public sector, we look to move away from fear-based cyber security approaches, and narrowing the divide of understanding between technical experts and the wider workforce. After all Cyber security is central to an organisation's health and resilience, and this places it firmly within the responsibility of senior decision makers.
- Latest government thinking and preparing for a new Cyber Resilience strategy for Scotland
- Cloud security principals
- Understanding & 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
- Digital service security – excellence in design, build and operation
Cyber Security Scotland is the leading forum for senior public-sector ICT security professionals and industry suppliers / partners, providing security and resilience across the public estate, networks and digital services. Delegates at previous conferences have been drawn from central government, local government, police and emergency services, health services and further/higher education.
|Audit and Risk Manager|
|Chief Digital Officer|
|Chief Security Officer|
|Chief Solicitor & Monitoring Officer|
|CIO & Director of Digital and Informaiton Services|
|Customer Service & Partnership Manager|
|Cyber Security Consultant|
|Cyber Security Manager|
|Cyber Security Officer|
|Cybercrime Digital & IT Project Manager|
|Detective Inspector Cybercrime|
|Digital & Technical Service Manager|
|Digital Health and Care Strategic Lead Clinical Informatics Adviser|
|Digital Services Manager|
|Digital Support Officer|
|Digital Team Leader
Digital Transformation Lead
|Digital Transformation Manager|
|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 Operations|
|Head of ICT|
|Head of ICT and Digital Enablement|
|Head of IT - Planning, Governance & 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 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|
|Scottish Connections- International Strategy Team|
|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 Infomration & Cyber Security|
|Cyber Security Architect|
|Chief Information Security Officer|
|Head of Cybercrime|
|IT Security Officer|
|ICT Enterprise Architect|
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