Key Points
  • Embedding cyber awareness at all levels of your organisation to decrease your vulnerability to attack
  • Exploring innovative strategies, resources and certifications that can help implement best cyber practices
  • Developing a rapid mitigation strategy that bridges the gap between detection, report and response plans
  • Understanding the different types of threats like phishing, ransomware and data breaches to develop the plan that best protects your digital infrastructure, minimising risk and damage
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Overview

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Bill Buchannan OBE, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Keith McDevitt, Cyber Resilience Integrator, Defence, Security and Cyber Resilience Division, Scottish Government
  • Deryck Mitchelson, Director of Digital and Security, NHS Scotland
  • Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie, Police Scotland
  • Detective Superintendent Nicola Burnett, Specialist Crime Division Police Scotland
  • Andy Bates, Executive Director, UK, Middle East and India, Global Cyber Alliance
  • Jordan Shroeder, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Managing Director, MCISO HEFESTIS
  • Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Research Chair in Risk and Resilience, University of Glasgow
  • Mathew Schwartz, Executive Editor, Data Breach Today & Europe
  • Kami Vaniea, Lecturer in Cyber Security and Privacy, University of Edinburgh
  • Jacqueline Archibald, School Head of Teaching Quality and Learning Enhancement, Abertay University


    In a fast-moving digital world cyber-attacks are a major risk for all businesses, with serious consequences of financial disruption and erosion of customer trust . It is therefore imperative that all businesses understand how to identify and mitigate cyber threats.

    Holyrood Insight’s inaugural conference will explore the latest cyber threats, and how to assess and minimise your risk and exposure to cybercrime in the digital age.

    Aimed at the public, private and third sector we will review the progress of the Scottish Cyber Resilience Plan and explore the next steps to ensure resilience through business-wide risk awareness, staff engagement and training.
    With a person-centred approach, you will learn to minimise risk by making the people in your organisation your first line of defence.
    The Scottish Business Resilience Centre will review how best to respond in a crisis, once a breach has been identified to minimise disruption. Hear from CIO of Police Scotland on how reporting breaches and cyber-attacks to the adequate authorities can provide support in the aftermath of an attack.

    You will also gain vital insight from the Scottish Government, key cyber experts, NHS Scotland, and private sector pathfinders.

    Join us to explore the tools, technology and infrastructure needed to ensure robust prevention and crisis response plan enabling you take the necessary steps to mitigate risk and thrive in the digital future.

Agenda
Start

08:45 - 09:15
Registration, Tea and Coffee

 

09:15 - 09:25
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Bill Buchannan OBE Edinburgh Napier University

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09:25 - 09:55
Opening Keynote Address: Creating the Right Conditions for a Cyber Resilient Scotland

 
  • Embedding relevant training and skills to meet the market need and develop a thriving cyber goods and services market
  • Reviewing and building on the action plans in place to support the resilience of an expanding digital infrastructure and its users 
  • Harnessing the available schemes, standards, certifications and behaviours that ensure compliance with minimum-security standards, including data protection and safe service provision
9.45 - 9.55 Questions and Discussion

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Keith McDevitt Cyber Resilience Integrator, Defence, Security and Cyber Resilience Division, Scottish Government

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09:55 - 10:10
Reviewing Cyber Security Lessons: Takeaways from 5 Top Incidents of the Past Year

 
  • Learning from the most egregious breaches of the past 12 months
  • Reviewing GDPR principles that help guide better breach prevention/response
  • Exploring vulrnabilities to understand every organisation as a potential target to ensure measures are taken accordingly

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Mathew Schwartz Executive Editor, Data Breach Today & Europe

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10:10 - 10:40
Cyber Risk Assessment: Transforming from Easy Preys to Threat Hunters

 
  • Identifying threat patterns and cyber risks most common to each sector to implement a relevant cyber protection strategy
  • Visualising our information footprint to develop adequate protection mechanisms and effective response options
  • Understanding how to benefit from expanded connectivity, minimising vulnerabilities
10.25 - 10.40 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Harry McLaren Co-Founder, Cyber Scotland Connect

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10:40 - 11:05
Capitalising on Cyber Tools and Networks to Enhance our Skills Force

 
  • Boosting the skills of the workforce and utilising  training opportunities to build secure networks
  • Tapping into the networks and opportunities that can generate innovative practices 
  • Exploring the practical tools that can enhance businesses' position in the cyber world. 
10.55 - 11.05 Questions and Discussion

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Andy Bates Executive Director, UK, Middle East and India, Global Cyber Alliance

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11:05 - 11:25
Case Study: The Digitalisation of Government: Expanding Infrastructure with Cyber Risk Awareness

 
  • Learning from successful examples of public bodies that have transitioned to a safe and thriving digital infrastructure
  • Mitigating cyber risks while taking advantage of expanded hyper connectivity and digital services
11.25 - 11.35 Questions and Discussion

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Deryck Mitchelson Director of National Digital and Information Security, NHS National Services for Scotland

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11:35 - 12:00
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

12:00 - 12:30
Understanding Human Judgement in our Systems: Helping Humans Identify and Prevent Cyber-Attacks

 
  • Identifying the types of threats that can be prevented through awareness and application of basic controls
  • Understanding individuals as the first line of defence by implementing good practices to minimise risks
  • Highlighting the importance of cyber hygiene cyber knowledge to reduce human error and reduce costs
12.20 - 12.30 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Kami Vaniea Lecturer in Cyber Security and Privacy, University of Edinburgh

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12:30 - 13:00
Cyber Security for All: Implementing a Culture of Awareness in all Levels of our Organisation

 
  • Deconstructing the basics of cyber security awareness to create a culture that effectively engages everyone
  • Designing a user-friendly cyber security strategy on a budget
12.50 - 13.00 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Jordan Schroeder Chief Operating Officer, Deputy MD and MCISO HEFESTIS

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13:00 - 13:30
Crisis Management: Identifying a Breach and Understanding the Timeline for Damage Control

 
  • Exploring the government agencies and intelligence networks to report a breach or cyber enable crimes
  • Identifying partnerships between the public, private and third sector to create resilient networks
  • Implementing backup and recovery plans in your organisation to minimise losses
13.20 - 13.30 Questions and Discussion

14:30 - 15:00
Policing in the Cyber World: Changing the Frontline and Adapting to Legal Frameworks

 
  • Bridging the gap between awareness, response and reporting of crime
  • Identifying cyber enabled crimes and the available legal provisions to tackle them down
  • Reporting breaches and cyber-attacks to the adequate authorities that can provide support in the aftermath of an attack
14.50 - 15.00 Questions and Discussion


Speakers

Detective Superintendent Nicola Burnett Police Scotland. Head of Cybercrime Investigations & Digital Forensics.

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Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie

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15:00 - 15:30
Drawing a Roadmap for Incidence Response

 
  • Tracking cyber exposures to reduce response times
  • Elaborating a mitigation strategy for an attack
  • Protecting information to minimise losses
15.20 - 15.30 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Jacqueline Archibald School Head of Teaching Quality and Learning Enhancement, Abertay University

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15:30 - 16:00
Dancing with uncertainty: organisational learning and the management of an ever-evolving threat

 
  • Exploring the paradox of risk management by reviewing the limitations of a calculative practice
  • Managing vulnerability to avoid risk within the threat landscape
  • Approaching cyber security as a complex socio-technical system to build holistic strategies
  • Adapting and learning from the challenges posed by hostile threat actors 
15.50 - 16.00 Questions and Discussion

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Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith Research Chair in Risk and Resilience, University of Glasgow

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16:00 - 16:10
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

16:10 - 16:10
Close of Forum

 

End

Speakers

Jacqueline Archibald School Head of Teaching Quality and Learning Enhancement, Abertay University

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Andy Bates Executive Director, UK, Middle East and India, Global Cyber Alliance

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Bill Buchannan OBE Edinburgh Napier University

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Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith Research Chair in Risk and Resilience, University of Glasgow

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Keith McDevitt Cyber Resilience Integrator, Defence, Security and Cyber Resilience Division, Scottish Government

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Deryck Mitchelson Director of National Digital and Information Security, NHS National Services for Scotland

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Jordan Schroeder Chief Operating Officer, Deputy MD and MCISO HEFESTIS

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Mathew Schwartz Executive Editor, Data Breach Today & Europe

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Kami Vaniea Lecturer in Cyber Security and Privacy, University of Edinburgh

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Venue details

Central Edinburgh Central Edinburgh


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