On Tuesday 12 July we welcome colleagues from across the region to the CyberNorth and UKC3 sprint to explore the region’s innovation readiness and what we can do to enhance it. We welcome Cyber Security and Resilience SMEs, consultants and experts, representatives from larger organisation with responsibility for business continuity as well as anyone with an interest in innovation, Human Centred Design and User Experience.
We’ll be asking how innovative are we in Cyber in the north east currently? What shining examples do we have of innovation and how do we learn from them? We’ll discuss Human Centred Design and how putting humans at the centre of cyber related innovations could be the key to success.
We hope to finish the session agreeing one action that could make a significant difference, how it could be achieved and who could or should lead the charge.
On Wednesday 13 July, colleagues from across the region and further a field will be coming together to share ideas on how to tackle one of the biggest issues in cybersecurity at the moment - people!
How do we attract, recruit, nurture and retain the most brilliant cyber minds out there? What do we need to do to make our industry welcoming, inclusive and a viable career choice for young people and those looking to change their career direction?
With lots to discuss on this hugely topical issue, we’ll be joined by leading cyber employers, learning providers, cyber specialists and more as they share their views on the issues in the sector as well as ideas for how we can come together to surmount them.
This session is open to anyone in or outside of the cyber sector who has an interest in supporting this thriving sector to go from strength to strength in our region.
In the morning, we will be looking at the problem:
In the afternoon, we will look at the solution:
On Thursday 14th July, participants from all sorts of organisations across the north east (and beyond) will gather in person at Newcastle Racecourse to spend the day looking into the business impacts of cyber incidents, thinking about how to prepare the business to react to a live incident, and crucially, how to continue to trade and minimise impact.
The focus throughout will be on business processes, risk management and people, not on technology (that’s the focus of ‘sister’ sessions on 12th and 13th July).
The aim is to learn from people and organisations that have experienced cyber incidents or are leaders in business continuity. We’re planning to increase knowledge and awareness, improve cyber incident readiness and, ultimately, make the north east a more cyber-resilient place to run a business.
Business impacts of cyber incidents: identifying, mitigating and managing
Topics discussed may include:
Morning: identifying the challenges
Afternoon: developing solutions