National Security & Resilience Conference

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Wednesday 9 November

9.30am Opening Keynote
Chair: Richard Barnes, Former Statutory Deputy Mayor of London
– James Cleverly MP (invited)

10.15am – The emergence of rapidly changing and adaptable threats
A view on the latest national and corporate security threats and challenges and what’s around the corner. How have international events and recent attacks in Europe have made an impact on how we need to plan our national and corporate security operations, resilience and contingencies. What new and potential threats are around the corner that need to be considered for our security and contingency planning?
Chair: Richard Barnes, Former Statutory Deputy Mayor of London
– Kevin Hurley, former Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner
– Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE, Managing Director, Avon Protection

11.00am Networking Coffee Break

11.30pm – The Impact of Brexit on the UK national and corporate security threat and policy
On June 23rd, the UK voted to leave the EU. Much talk and speculation discusses the economic impact and potential increased security threats to the UK, government and business, but how much is hype or just speculation. Although Brexit will not actually happen for 2 years, how will the lead up impact on the UKs security position from a legal and practical viewpoint? How will this impact you and your organisation?
Chair: John Baker, Global Director of Operations, NS&RC
– Andrew Sanderson, Senior Associate, Field Fisher

11.50am – Internal Security Management, from Identity Management to Duty of Care
Threats to our security can come from various directions, including from within. Whether you are a government department, large or small commercial organisation, how can you manage your staff and the potential internal threat they intentionally or unintentionally bring. What is the practicalitites of security/policing across different cultures, geographic regions, areas of risk and threat?
Chair: John Baker, Global Director of Operations, NS&RC
– Raj Badiani, Government Sales Manager, Sopra Steria

12.10pm – Educating and enhancing corporate and national security
With the increasing security risks from man-made or terrorist activities to international cyber threats, how do we deal with the need to improve education and thus increase awareness understanding and enhace security. How are we dealing with cyber knowledge and coding skills in the UK and to what extent is the need to engage with orgnisations and corporations abroad to extend our security border, such as the EU Cyber project led by UK.
Chair: John Baker, Global Director of Operations, NS&RC
– Doug Cook, Development Manager, International Secure Minds Training Academy (iSMTA)

12.30pm Networking Lunch Break

1.15pm – Are we being Smart?
In the age of smart grids, smart cars and smart hospitals, actually how smart are we? The smart grid and increased connectivity to the Internet brings very real threats and new risks to the energy and other industries, exposing critical information, data and systems to increased vulnerability. What privacy and cybersecurity measures need to be taken alongside the implementation of the smart grid.
Chair: Dr. Adele Carter, Director, Kiteway
– Derek Ellis, Sales & BD Manager, ViaSat UK
– Aurélio Blanquet, Chairman, European Energy Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (EE-ISAC)

2.00pm – Cyber Innovations and Future Proofing against Cyber Threats
Understanding the developing IT and cyber threats is key to enhancing cyber security protocols for any corporation or government department, but what do we mean by cyber threats in todays interconnected world? Security and resilience is led by the right strategy and planning, but greatly assisted by leading edge technologies to deliver the right levels. In a more connected society and increasing cyber attacks on our inter-connected society and businesses, what is the future in detecting, protecting, trusted communications and safety critical and security critical software?
Chair: Dr. Adele Carter, Director, Kiteway
Cyber innovation in Aerospace: Securely using public cloud services to run high-performance computing (HPC) at scale – Mike Turner, Product Lead, EPIC and James Sharpe, Lead, Big Data & Security, Zenotech Ltd
Cyber Innovation in the NHS – Automated Cyber Security Analysis and Security Assurance – Dr Mike Surridge, Research Director, University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre
Cyber Innovation in Education – educating managers – creating capacity and creativity as a basis for resilience –  Dr Philippa Ward, Reader in Services Marketing, Faculty of Business, Education and Professional Studies, University of Gloucester

3.00pm Networking Coffee Break

3.30pm – PANEL DISCUSSION: Space and Resilience
National Security and Resilience relies upon scientific, technological advancements and the methodologies which integrate them to maximum effect.
Countries are turning to Space for developing and enhancing their National Security and Resilience for three principle reasons:
• Political prestige and the international influence space activities deliver.
• The technological capabilities that space programmes create or reinforce
• The informational advantages space assets and services can bring to military, civilian and security operations and specifically to strategic planning for security.
Space is a force multiplier, with the European Space Agency and UK space companies increasingly sitting at the forefront of initiatives. Such is the speed of expansion surrounding space related activity, that it is an era which also highlights efforts to internationalize norms and build coalitions.
The NS&R Space & Resilience panel brings together some of the UKs leading space experts for an insight into space entrepreneurialism, the challenges and benefits of advancements and achievements in space science that will deliver greater national security and resilience.
Moderator: Mike Fuller, Director, Global Resilience
Chris McIntosh, CEO, ViaSat UK
– Alan Brunstrom, Liaison Officer, Telecommunications & Integrated Applications, European Space Agency
John Worthy, Partner, Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy, Field Fisher
– Dr Mark Hilbourne, Space Security Research Group, Kings College London 

4.30pm Conference Close by Richard Barnes, Former Statutory Deputy Mayor of London

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