Chelsea Jarvie, Director, Neon Circle
Monday 22nd February 2021
09:30 - 10:30
COVID-19 and the Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape
According to the National Cyber Security Centre, a quarter of cyber-attacks between September 2019 and August 2020 were related to COVID-19.
With the impact of the pandemic likely to be with us well into 2021, this session will focus on the changing face of cyber threats as a result of the disruption created by the virus, with contributions from public and private sector experts.
Deryck Mitchelson, Director of National Digital and Information Security, NHS National Services for Scotland
11:00 - 12:00
Remote Working and Cloud Security
65% of public sector organisations have accelerated their cloud adoption strategy as a result of the recent shift to home working, according to a poll conducted at Holyrood Connect’s recent Cloud Services in the Public Sector conference.
So what does the shift to cloud mean for the attack surface of public sector organisations and how can they adapt their cyber strategies to reduce exposure to security risks?
Carol Peters, Cyber Security Arcitect, Renfrewshire Council
Mark Cunningham-Dickie, Cyber Incident Response Manager, Scottish Business Resilience Centre
Senior representative, Sophos
14:00 - 15:00
Return to Work Strategies and How You Adapt Your Security Posture
As organisations look ahead to 2021, many will be aiming to shift from fully remote working, to a blended approach with at least some staff returning to offices. However, such a move is likely to have implications for cyber security. So how can your organisation develop a cyber security plan that will enable a smooth and secure transition to a hybrid approach that incorporates both in-person and remote working.
Senior representative, BT
15:30 - 16:30
Cyber Security and the Supply Chain
A key element of the Scottish Government’s Public Sector Action Plan on Cyber Resilience is a focus on securing the supply chain and procurement.
Public sector organisations are typically involved in large and complex supply chains, which can be difficult to secure due to inherent or introduced vulnerabilities.
This session will use best practice to examine how your organisation can develop a proportionate, risk-based approach to supply chain security.
Keith Nicholson, Chair, Cyber Security Scotland and Member, National Cyber Resilience Leader's Board
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
09:30 - 10:15
Developing Whole Organisation Cyber Skills
Cyber security is often treated like an issue solely for IT departments - yet many attacks are the result of human error, which can affect any section of an organisation.
In this session we will discuss how to develop a whole organisation approach to cyber literacy and cyber hygiene, and ensure all staff understand their role in preventing attacks.
Jordan Schroeder, CISO, HEFESTIS
Garry Scobie, Deputy CISO, University of Edinburgh
10:45 - 11:45
Beyond Brexit: Implications for Cyber Security and Data Protection
What does the UK and EU's recent deal mean for cyber security and data protection within Scotland’s public and third sectors?
The session will also examine the latest developments in global cyber security policy, and the lessons this can offer Scotland.
Senior representative, OneTrust
12:00 - 12:30
The Future of Cyber Security Policy
In our final discussion we will welcome a senior policymaker from the Scottish Government, who will provide latest thinking on the direction of Scotland’s next cyber security strategy.
Ivan McKee, Minister for Trade & Innovation