Cyber security conference in South Wales next week

Held in-person at ICC Wales in Newport, CyberUK 2022 has the overarching theme of ‘cyber security for the whole of society’, and according to NCSC will interest cyber security leaders and professionals, risk owners, and interested citizens.

Delivered by NCSC and event sponsors, there will be four streams: resilience and tackling the threat, technology and the ecosystem, local to global leadership, and interactive workshops.

Keynote speeches will be streamed on the CyberUK YouTube channel.

Among those speaking will be:

  • US National Security Agency (NSA) director of cybersecurity Rob Joyce
  • US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Jen Easterly
  • GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming
  • NCSC) CEO Lindy Cameron

“There is still time to register and we strongly encourage cyber security leaders and professionals to sign-up for this rare opportunity to share their wisdom and engage with other thought leaders,” said NCSC’s Cameron.

Scott Bartlett, head of cyber security consulting at the Leonardo group, is attending.

“5G enables greater use of machine-to-machine communications in safety critical environments such as power distribution,” he said. “This means that any vulnerabilities in 5G could allow a hacker to disrupt critical national infrastructure. In the context of energy distribution, this would mean a hack on a single part of the energy distribution infrastructure for the UK could result in regional blackouts through the malicious exploitation of the decision logic used to balance voltage across the UK.”

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CyberUK 2022 Youtube channel

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