SYNOPSIS & THEMES
Use of internet technology in the UK continues to grow, with e-commerce and m-commerce increasing at a high rate. As of 2013, the estimated spend of the UK online was £91 billion, with 74% of the adult population buying goods and services online17. The G20 has stated that the UK is the most cyberdependent economy in the G20 nations. This growth has led to a rise in the threat to the UK from cyber crime. [National Crime Agency 2015].
Yet, as the 2016 PwC Economic Crime survey reports, cybercrime is rising to one of the most reported crimes at a time when most companies are still not adequately prepared for – or even understand – the risks faced. Less than half have a cyber incident response plan and less than half of board members request information about their organisation’s state of cyber-readiness.
Based firmly in the government’s organisational Information risk management regime for cyber security, the purpose of this conference is simple and robust; to ensure that every North-east company is aware of the threats and understands the practical solutions to protect their business financially and reputationally.
To achieve this, the NEFF and NERSOU have partnered to offer a free conference, available to all NEFF members, North-east businesses and public sector organisations.
The conference will look at the CESG guidance on how to implement the 10 steps to cyber security and how to secure your supply chain. It will feature case studies from north-east companies and organisations.
It will showcase organisations and equipment providing the latest technology and advice available to combat cybercrime.
Conference speakers include representatives from law enforcement, CERT, north-east companies and cybersecurity professionals.
|08:30 to 09:00||Registration|
|09:00 to 09:20||Opening Remarks and Introduction||Alan Brown - NEFF Chairman.|
DS Martin Wilson - NERSOU
|09:20 to 10:20||Board Issue I: Cyber-risk Management and establishing an effective governance structure and staff awareness ||Components:- |
User Education and Awareness
Home and Mobile Networking
Removable media controls
|10:20 to 10:50||Fraud Issues in the Banking Sector||Virgin Money|
|10:50 to 11:15||Coffee Break|
|11:15 to 12:15||Board Issue II: Supporting information risk management policies||Components:-|
Managing User Privileges
|12:15 to 12:45||How to lock down your supply chain to minimise fraud.|
|12:45 to 13:25||Lunch Break|
|13:25 to 13:55||CEO / Mandate Fraud|
|13:55 to 15:15||Board Issue III: Maintain the Board’s engagement with the cyber risk||Components:-|
Information Risk Management Regime
|15:15 to 15:45||PANEL SESSION + Coffee Break + Prize Draw.||Prize Draw Details|
• Encrypted USB stick (worth £80)
• A year’s mobile threat prevention for the immediate family of the winner (worth £300)
• Checkpoint 700 series WiFi appliance (worth £500)
|15:45 to 16:00||Conference Close|
|16:00 to 16:30||Networking Opportunities & Coffee Break.|