techUK Insights RSS Feed - techUK RSS feed for insights content. en Copyright (C) 2015 Webex - Acceleration of ePrescribing Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:08:31 +0100 CRM Sync Further details around the announcement about the acceleration of the rollout of ePrescribing <p>Please save the date for a short briefing to provide further details around the announcement made by the Jeremy Hunt about the acceleration of the rollout of ePrescribing in response to the WHO third global challenge on medication error.</p> <p>We anticipate that there will be a lot of interest in the call thus please can we ask that only one company representative attend so that we don&rsquo;t run out of capacity.</p> <p>We look forward to your joining the call.</p> <p>A recording of the Webex will be made available for those who cannot make this time.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Best wishes</p> <p>Ann Slee</p> <p>NHS England</p>Contact: <a href=""></a> Securing the Cloud: Operationalising Cloud Sec Principles Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:18:12 +0100 CRM Sync Bringing together cloud computing and cyber security members with representatives from the NCSC <p>Cloud computing offers a number of benefits to businesses and consumers, from flexibility to reduced costs.&nbsp; Yet we often take it for granted that people will understand the many potential advantages that cloud can offers, particularly when it comes to security.&nbsp; That is why in April 2017, techUK published a series of papers aimed at building trust in the security of cloud, providing consumers, SMEs and local government leaders with the information they need to better understand the security underpinning cloud.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>What is clear, however, is that questions and concerns relating to the security of cloud computing services continue to exist and cloud providers themselves are being called upon to continue to find ways to highlight the security benefits of their products and services in an easily consumable format.&nbsp; To help address this need the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published a framework around <a href="">14 Cloud Security Principles</a> which include important considerations such as <a href="">data in-transit protection</a>, <a href="">supply chain security</a>, <a href="">identity and authentication</a>&nbsp;and <a href="">secure use of the service</a>.&nbsp;The aim of the principles is to enable cloud companies to showcase how solutions built on their platform can implement the principles. However, as cloud security concerns continue to be raised are the principles being put into practical action and what more could be done to operationalise the advice the principles offer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On 10 September, from 2-4pm, techUK is bringing together cloud computing and cyber security members with representatives from the NCSC to discuss how the Cloud Security Principles could be used to increase trust amongst cloud customers. This workshop will involve an update from the NCSC on the future of the Cloud Security Principles and an open discussion on the role of the principles and how they could be translated into practical action by industry and operationalised in a way that addresses current cloud secuirty concerns. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Speaker confirmed from the NCSC</p> <p>Chair: <strong>John Godwin</strong>, Director of Compliance &amp; Information Assurance, UKCloud</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a> Bridging the Cyber Gender Skills Gap Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:38:31 +0100 CRM Sync How to get more women into cyber <p>With only 11% of the Cyber Security workforce being female, businesses on a global level need to strategise on how to bring top female talent into their businesses.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hosted by BrightSec, this free 3 hour event will see business leaders discussing the importance of Women in Cyber.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Topics on the day include</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1.&nbsp; How to attract and retain women in Cyber&nbsp;</p> <p>2.&nbsp; Educating the next generation on Cyber Security&nbsp;</p> <p>3.&nbsp; Initiatives to empower women in Cyber&nbsp;</p> <p>4.&nbsp; How to promote a diverse workplace in Cyber</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Speakers include:</span></strong></p> <p>Naina Bhattacharya, Director - Cyber Security, Big 4 Consultancy&nbsp;</p> <p>Keith Price, Deputy Director - IT &amp; Security, US Dept of Defence&nbsp;</p> <p>Becky Pinkard, VP of IT, Digital Shadows&nbsp;</p> <p>Mark Parr, CISO, KPMG</p> <p>Kevin Fielder, CISO, JustEAT</p> <p>Emma Griffin, Head of Cyber Security, WorldPay</p> <p>Paloma Martin-Maestro Garcia, Pre-Sales Manager, Symantec&nbsp;</p> <p>Nye Bidwell, Company Director, Adeptis Group</p> <p>Jasmine Mohammed, Head of Computer Science, <span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">Loreto College</span><strong><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Who should attend</strong></p> <ul><li>CISOs</li> <li>HR Directors</li> <li>HR Managers</li> <li>Recruitment Teams</li> <li>Learning &amp; Development Teams</li> <li>Cyber Security Professionals</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This is a fantastic opportunity to join like-minded businesses and individuals at a visionary event designed to explore how best to attract, retain and empower women in Cyber.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>BrightSec, part of the Adeptis Group is a peer to peer networking events company for the brightest minds in Cyber Security.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href=""></a> techUK ISC Briefing on Cyber Skills and Defence Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:48:58 +0100 CRM Sync This techUK Information Superiority Council Briefing will be an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing UK defence in ensuring its workforce has sufficient cyber skills, examining the shared cross industry challenges as well as those areas where Defence has unique challenges. <p><em>The cyber skills gap is a real challenge for all UK sectors. In Defence, we have recently seen a renewed focus from senior leaders including VCDS and CGS on the future importance of information warfare and capability, which re-inforces that cyber skills will be increasingly important in all areas of the military. This techUK Information Superiority Council Briefing will be an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing UK defence in ensuring its workforce has sufficient cyber skills, examining the shared cross industry challenges as well as those areas where Defence has unique challenges.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>One key issue to be discussed will be how the military can best utilise civilian expertise, in the same way that 77 Brigade has pioneered using a mixture of regulars and reservists. Using innovative career pathways like this and secondee programmes are a good way of bringing skills into MOD. Upskilling current service people will also be a topic for discussion, particularly in terms of raising awareness of cyber threats and ensuring sufficient cyber hygiene is practiced throughout all functions. The MOD already has &pound;120 million set aside for recruitment in this area so another area for discussion will focus around how MOD can better market the uniquely challenging roles it has, which can&rsquo;t be found in the private sector.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>We are delighted that <strong>Air Cdre Tim Neal-Hopes</strong>, Head Joint User C4ISR &amp; Cyber, MOD has agreed to speak. Further speakers from Government and industry will be confirmed in due course.</p>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a> Women in Defence Technology Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:17:52 +0100 CRM Sync techUK, along with industry partners including Atkins, are hosting this seminar to discuss ongoing issues affecting women working in UK Defence technology. We hope to be joined by a diverse panel of MOD and industry speakers who will discuss their experiences and current work in the defence sector. <p>MOD continues to work towards a more inclusive and diverse workforce&nbsp; throughout UK Defence, and this event will provide a platform for women with technology skills to build relationships and discuss career pathways. Areas for discussion will include addressing stubborn barriers to progress in this space, identifying key role models and building strong networks and also highlighting specific achievements of women in the defence environment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Confirmed speakers so far include:&nbsp;</p> <p>Elaine Whyte, Director, UK - Technology and Innovation, PWC</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As well as the briefing we hope to allow time for smaller groups, one-to-ones and networking sessions with speakers and attendees.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information please get in touch with the techUK Defence team.</p>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a> Innovation: British Army, Industry and the Cyber Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:56:51 +0100 CRM Sync This event will explore what effects developments in cyber security have on the UK army. <p>Cyber threats domains during an age of global instability and constant competition are likely to provide increasingly common ground for both Defence and Industry.&nbsp; These threats are manifesting themselves in the physical, virtual and cognitive Cyber domains as opponents seek to disrupt industry and social cohesion as much as direct attacks on wider military capabilities.</p> <p>Government has developed a National Cyber Security Strategy that aims to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.&nbsp; The recent National Security Capability Review has also underlined the importance of Cyber in protecting our people, projecting our global influence and promoting our prosperity. &nbsp;The NSCR highlighted that there are several established and capable states that seek to target and exploit UK networks and devices to gather intelligence or intellectual property. Indiscriminate disruptive incidents also affect the UK and our partners.&nbsp; The proliferation of low-cost high-end commercial capabilities, novel weapons, and sophisticated data-driven technologies including autonomous systems are also changing the security environment. &nbsp;But what does this mean for the Army and UK Industry?</p> <p>&nbsp;This event will explore the intersection between technology, attack techniques and the ethical debate around Cyber operations, and examine the state-driven risk environment to both Defence and Industry.&nbsp; It asks the question &lsquo;What are the potential synergies between the Army and Industry in protecting our people, projecting our global influence and promoting our prosperity?.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a> Cyber and the Civil Nuclear Sector Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:16:07 +0100 CRM Sync This joint event between techUK and the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) will examine the effectiveness of the CNCSS to date, as well as examining the implications of wider regulkatoiry development around the NIS Directive and GDPR, as well as shared challenges like bridging the skills gap and raising awareness. <p><span lang="EN-US">The UK&rsquo;s civil nuclear sector is a vital part of the UK&rsquo;s Critical National Infrastructure, generating essential electricity supply to homes and businesses. IT systems play an ever increasing role in nuclear facilities, and as such the industry has seen an increasing threat from cyber-attacks and actors.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Last year the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a </span><span lang="EN">Civil Nuclear Cyber Security Strategy, becoming the first government to publish a sector focused strategy aimed at mitigating against cyber risk across the civil nuclear sector, as part of the wider National Cyber Security Strategy.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span lang="EN">In this context the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), in collaboration with BEIS, NCSC, NDA and the ONR have developed a cyber security principles guide for the nuclear supply chain.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">This joint event between techUK and the NIA will assess the effectiveness of the CNCSS to date, as well as examining the implications of wider regulatory developments around the NIS Directive and GDPR. It will also focus on shared challenges between industries, such as bridging the skills gap and raising awareness of cyber vulnerabilities, particularly with reference to nuclear supply chain companies. Sector specific challenges will be explored, particularly around the difficulties in simultaneously attempting to protect newly built generators and legacy systems, which are prevalent across UK sites.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Attendees will include senior industry figures from across the cyber and civil nuclear spheres. Presentations will be followed by open discussion and Q&amp;A. A light lunch will be provided and will include networking opportunities after the event closes.</span></p>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a> Agile Warrior Unlocking The Urban Symposium Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:45:29 +0100 CRM Sync Army HQ Concepts Team are holding a 3 day symposium entitled 'Unlocking the Urban' <p><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS:&nbsp;</strong>Army HQ Concepts Team are holding a 3 day symposium entitled 'Unlocking the Urban' with the aim of unlocking the challenges of urban operations for&nbsp;future forces.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Why?</strong>&nbsp;- the traditional Western military advantages of range, speed and firepower are largely negated by the complexity of the urban environment.</p> <p>Army HQ want you to contribute either by presenting and/or coming along. We need you - soldier, academic, industry or self-claimed expert - to provide us a possible key.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What do you get?</strong>&nbsp;- an opportunity to influence senior Army decision makers and expose your solutions.</p> <ul><li>Date - 19-21 November 2018</li> <li>Location - RSA Larkhill, Wiltshire, UK.</li> <li>To contribute, email: <a href=""></a></li> <li>Please send your contributions no later than 3 September</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The conference is structured using the well-known OODA-loop.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Day 1: Observe - What is the problem?</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul><li>Urban operations considered in a historic perspective</li> <li>Current urban operations and threats</li> <li>Future urban operations and threats</li> <li>Is the urban locked and why?</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Day 2: Orientate -&nbsp;How can we unlock the urban?</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>For example by<strong>&nbsp;</strong>using:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Training (infrastructure, philosophy, physical, psychological preparation)</li> <li>Equipment/technology (RAS, breaching, weapon effects</li> <li>Information (ISR, info manoeuvre, deception, pervasive SA)</li> <li>Organisation/doctrine. Do we already hold the key but do we need to use it differently?</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Day 3: Decide: what are the most promising solutions now and in the future?</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Linking &lsquo;locking factors&rsquo; to proposed solutions.</li> <li>How can we combine X-DLOD solutions to design, build and/or generate a winning force?</li> <li>What can we do today?</li> <li>What can we do with minor investment in the funded force?</li> <li>What can we do with more time and money available?</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The last step - Act - is of course up to our senior leadership.</p>Contact: <a href=""></a>