February 28th 2018 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

2017 event review

Cyber Security 2017

Cyber Security 2017 was held in Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on the 21st February. This event, which sold out for the fourth year running, was attended by over 160 delegates from across the public, third and private sector by those with a strong interest and role to play in the development of cyber security. 

Through a number of keynote presentations, panel debate, Q&A and breakout sessions delegates were able to discuss & debate and hear from some of the country’s leading lights on the main themes and issues surrounding Cyber Security. Topics covered on the day included:

  • Scotland's 2020 Vision: Achieving cyber resilience in Scotland’s public sector
  • Innovative digital solutions to improve cybersecurity: the latest research from Scotland's Universities
  • Assessing the risks for a digital public sector
  • Managing security and risk at the speed of digital business
  • How preventing successful cyber-attacks is made possible
  • The GDPR so far
  • Scottish Government Address: Scotland's Cyber Resilience Strategy one year on
  • Protecting your organisation from IoT threats
  • National Cyber Security Centre: Its role and relationship with Scotland
  • The litigation and regulatory risks presented by cyber crime
  • Creating an effective cyber defence strategy


Keynote speakers included:

  • John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Scottish Government
  • Anne Moises, Chief Information Officer, Scottish Government
  • Professor Bill Buchanan, Professor of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Dr Keith Nicholson CISA, CISM, Founder and Executive Chairman, Cyber Security Scotland
  • Ewan Lawson, Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
  • Graham Bye, Coordinator, Scottish Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP), Scottish Business Resilience Centre 
  • Helen Findlay, Data Protection and Information Assets Team Leader, Scottish Government
  • NCSC Senior Speaker, Deputy Director - Digital Government, National Cyber Security Centre
  • Tom Scholtz, Research Vice President and Gartner Fellow, Gartner
  • Craig Kennedy, Head of Fraud, Investigations and Business Crime, Maclay Murray & Spens LLP

Delegates from our 2017 conference included:

  • Head of Information Management
  • Head of Information Security Services
  • ICT Technical Strategy Manager
  • ITS Development Manager
  • Principle IT Security Officer
  • Head of Cybercrime
  • Senior Lecturer in Computing
  • Governance Manager, ICT
  • Team Leader, Infrastructure
  • Quality Improvement Officer

Many thanks to our sponsors