February 27th 2019 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

About the event

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Cyber 19

‘There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.’

   -   Robert Mueller, former FBI Director

From accusations of state-backed hacking to the unprecedented global disruption caused by the WannaCry ransomware attack which affected NHS Scotland, cyber-threats are accelerating in frequency and complexity.

It is no longer possible for cyber-security policies to be purely reactive and it is essential all organisations’ have the capacity to protect themselves from security breaches and the potentially catastrophic consequences.

Holyrood’s annual Cyber Security conference will examine the latest developments and emerging threats as well as showcasing best practice. 

Join key stakeholders, experts and peers as we examine the next steps to strengthen defences, improve preparedness and cyber resilience.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • The latest thinking on cyber-security practice and policy
  • Current and emerging threats and technologies within a national and international context
  • How to future-proof your cyber defence systems and strategies  
  • Good practice and innovation in preventing, detecting and responding to attacks
  • Developing a whole-organisation approach - improving awareness, culture and behaviour 

Who should attend

The conference is an unmissable forum for senior public sector ICT and security professionals as well as those private sector organisations who supply and partner with the public sector. Delegates at previous conferences have been drawn from central government, local government, police and fire services, health services and further/higher education.

Each previous Cyber Security event has sold out so book early to avoid disappointment.