Anthony Young and I recently enjoyed two days as delegates of the National Cyber Security Centre’s CyberUK conference. The conference brings together the security leadership of public and private organisations, as well as some of the leading thinkers and consultancies practicing in cyber security. Fittingly, the event is organised by the NCSC, whose role is to drive good security practice for UK organisations and encourage collaboration between the public and private sector, with the ultimate goal of making the UK the safest place to do business online.
We also attended the Leaders’ Networking Dinner the night before the official opening. The evening was chaired by Paul Chichester, the Director of Operations for the NCSC, and a special keynote was given by Ciaran Martin, the NCSC’s CEO. The key theme of collaboration was set out, especially around sharing information between organisations on specific threats, threat actors and what can be done to manage, and in some cases, overcome these.
Throughout the two-day conference there was a fantastic blend of presentations, debate and panel-led discussions from government and private sector. The NCSC’s commitment was clear, especially with Dr Ian Levy, technical director at the NCSC, stating how important it was that the organisation “eat their own dog food”, embracing technologies and practices themselves and across government before rolling it out to the private sector. In addition, a special panel discussion from cyber security representatives of Five Eyes (the intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States) really embraced the strong spirit of collaboration encouraged throughout the conference.
So, what’s next for Bridewell? We remain certified by the NCSC for our consultancy services in the public sector and critical national infrastructure, as well as working with leading private sector organisations. We are proud of our commitment to support and collaborate with the NCSC and have a long history of successful projects for a large variety of organisations. To organisations struggling with their internal capacity for security we are capable of supporting as much or as little as required and are always open to conversations to establish how we can help.
Bridewell will also be exhibiting at Infosec this year (4- 6 June), so stop by our stand (stand F200), or keep up to date with what the team is doing by checking out our website, or by following us on social media.
Written by Jasper Marlow – Business Development Manager