February 28th 2018 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

About the event

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Cyber Security

‘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 Ransomware - including the NHS, and attacks on the UK and Scottish Parliaments - the past year has seen the profile and destructiveness of cyber-attacks reach critical levels.

With threats accelerating in frequency and complexity, it is essential all organisations’ have the capacity to protect themselves from security breaches and the potentially catastrophic consequences.

In an age where being purely reactive is inadequate and unsustainable, Holyrood’s annual Cyber Security conference will examine the latest developments, emerging threats and good 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 cyber security policies, priorities and thinking
  • Current and emerging threats and technologies within a national and international context
  • How to strengthen 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 from across the public sector as well as those private sector organisations who supply with and partner with the public sector. The majority of delegates at previous conferences were 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.