The National Cyber Security Center’s (NCSC) annual CyberUK cyber security conference begins this week in Belfast, with the theme Securing an open and resilient digital future and a focus on the cyber security sector as well as cooperation between governments. Industry, academia and financiers in effectively dealing with cyber threats.
Among the speakers at the conference is Hermann Hauser, the Austrian-born tech entrepreneur who cofounded Acorn Computers – which was featured in the first edition microscope in September 1982 – and later ARM Holdings, which would discuss the importance of collaboration in a conversation with NCSC CEO Lindy Cameron that would be broadcast at the conference.
“If you look at all the countries in the world that have working innovation systems, it’s all based on the interaction of universities, government and the finance community. It’s a team sport, I always say that,” Hauser would say. “If technology startups are a team sport, you have to have all these players working together.
“Cyber security is becoming an increasingly important part of the entire ecosystem. It requires especially close collaboration between government, finance and the tech community.”
The importance of working collectively on cyber security threats was also a key theme of last year’s CyberUK event. In her opening keynote, Lindy Cameron said that “each and every organisation” in the UK had a role to play as she reaffirmed the NCSC’s commitment to the government’s “whole-of-society” cyber security strategy.
This year’s event will seek to answer some of the most challenging questions facing the global cyber security community, including: how to secure cyberspace so that it remains free, open and democratic; innovation and creation of technologies that underpin the values of a free society; predicting and mitigating risks and vulnerabilities; increase our collective resilience; Nurturing and developing cyber security talent; And what will our counterparts say a decade later should we not act now?
Other speakers will include representatives from the NCSC and the intelligence community, UK government, public and private sector chief information security officers (CISOs) and representatives from cyber security suppliers and the technology industry.
Also included will be prominent figures from various NCSC counterparts around the world, including Jane Easterly, director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA); Sami Khoury, head of the Cyber Security Center of Canada; and David Koh, director of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore.
Hauser will also discuss how innovative technology companies and security startups have an important role to play in growing the UK economy.
“Innovative companies, and deep technology companies in particular, are really where growth in the economy is going to come from. We’re not going to get it from traditional sectors, it’s going to come from innovative breakthroughs coming out of universities or big research labs. The ecosystems that are in place now are the foundation that allows you to build these companies faster than ever before.
“We’ve got the brightest example of this in ChatGPT, which went from zero to a million users in a week,” he would say.
For those unable to travel to Belfast, CyberUK 2023 will be livestreamed on YouTube from the morning of 19 April.
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