Cityforum are delighted to be developing their Ninth Cyber Security Summit in consultation with the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), SUSLOL, GCHQ, wider government stakeholders and our industry partners. The date, Thursday 9 November, has been chosen to coincide with the National Cyber Security Centre international launch in London. Officials from a number of countries involved in this significant occasion will strengthen the global dimensions of the Cityforum agenda and provide a helpful stimulus to dialogue in what promises to be an exceptional day of high level discussion, taking place strictly under the Chatham House Rule.
Mr Ciaran Martin CEO NCSC will keynote the event and lead the first session examining how the UK and other countries, including the US, are developing their domestic cyber security and resilience strategies and addressing the challenges they face. Skills, capacity building and the role of industry will all be covered. An examination of the effects of President Trumps’ Executive Order on cyber will also feature.
Collaborative arrangements, internationally, with industry and non-governmental bodies, to enhance capability against the background of the diminished globalisation which is an emerging feature of the current political and economic climate, is the theme of the second session. Against this backdrop, how to plan, prepare and finance appropriate projects, embracing innovation and disruptive technologies, new models for engagement and developing ‘muscular diplomacy’ are key challenges that require a re-imagined approach.
The afternoon focuses on two areas to which Cityforum has been asked to return, first, ‘How should we interpret the Russian and Chinese objectives in cyberspace’ and finally an examination in a cyber security context from a political, legal and societal perspective of ‘Was the Orwell vision (in 1984) prophetic, exaggerated or insufficiently dystopian?’ The role of business in enhancing the protection of states, societies and corporates forms a significant part of the discussion.
As always, the agenda and themes will evolve as the agenda is shaped in discussion with confirmed contributors and other interested parties. The intention is to stimulate candid discussion and generate new insights of value to all in attendance. The organisers welcome comments and suggestions as we develop the programme and hope very much you will wish to join us at this significant round table.
The agenda is under development – you can see the working agenda here: Ninth Cyber Security Summit – Agenda as at 04.10
Chair - Mr Mike Steinmetz
Professor Kerry Brown
Professor Paul Cornish
Ms Mary Dejevsky
The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP
Mr Max Hill QC
The Rt Hon Baroness Neville Jones
Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve
Mr Conrad Prince
Thursday 9th November 2017
Central London, London, United KingdomShow map
Who should attend?
Policy makers, government officials, academics, public sector, private sector.