The Changing Landscape Of Cyber Security In The U.K

Thursday, April 22, 2021
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Online Event
Virtual Conference


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant increase in cyber security issues in the UK. According to the City of London Police, 3,916 reports of cybercrime were received during the first month of lockdown alone.  

These reports equated to £2.9 million in reported losses, an increase of almost 2 percent compared to the previous month. Data from NHS Digital show that NHS staff reported 21,188 malicious emails in March alone.  

There was an increase of 84% in impersonation crimes between January and June this year with almost 15,000 cased reported. There has been a sharp rise in ransomware attacks against UK schools, colleges and universities since they returned in August. 

According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2020, almost half of businesses (46%) and a quarter of charities (26%) reported having cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.  

This event will provide an important insight into how organisations can become more resilient and increase their actions to identify and manage cyber risks. Listen to case study examples of tackling the challenges from organisations from across the public sector including education, police, healthcare and local and central government. 


09:00 Online Registration

09:30 Chair’s Welcome Address

09:40 Keynote Address: Making Britain Secure And Resilient In Cyberspace

Emily Wayne, ‎Strategy and Engagement Lead, Cyber Resilience, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

10:00 Ensuring That The UK Is A World-Leader In Safety Tech

Professor Julia Davidson, Professor of Criminology in the Department of Business and Law, University of East London

10:20 Case Study: Promoting Digital Transformation Alongside Robust Cyber Security Practices in Local Government

Geoff Connell, Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer, Norfolk County Council

10:40 Questions And Answers Session

11:05 Break and Networking

11:35 Case Study

11:55 Embedding Digital Ethics Within Governance Structures To Ensure Cyber Resilience 

William Barker, Associate Director and practice lead on Digital Ethics, Socitm

12:15 Case Study: Successfully Reducing The Number Of Phishing Emails At HMRC

Representative, HMRC (invited)

12:35 Questions And Answers Session

12:55 Lunch And Networking

13:40 Case Study: Supporting Schools, Colleges And Universities Following A Spike In 

Targeted Ransomware Attacks

David Corke, Director of Education and Skills Policy, Association of Colleges

14:00 Case Study: Helping To Raise Awareness Of And Build Resilience To Cybercrime In The Local Community Through A Cybercrime Awareness Clinic

Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos, Reader in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity, University of Portsmouth

14:20 Case Study: A Police Perspective Of Tacking Cyber Crime During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Detective Inspector Andrew Milligan, Cyber Crime Unit, Merseyside Police (invited)

14:40 Break And Networking

15:00 Summary And Close

15:00 Consultation

Benefits of Attending

  • Meet other like-minded professionals and develop new, beneficial connections
  • Through the learning opportunities and sharing of best practice, you will be able to implement improvements in your workplace
  • Impact the wider agenda and be part of future planning
  • Be part of organisations that continue to evolve, improve and innovate
  • Learn how to make the best use of key products and services that can help transform your organisational capabilities


This event brings together experts and senior leaders from across the cyber security sector, Government, academia and the wider public sector to hear the latest policy updates across the industry and address the challenges facing the sector in these unprecedented times.

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