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.
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 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|
|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 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|
|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.