07 Mar 2024

Call for Submissions | Operational Technology Security Impact Day 2024

How are you helping organisations to secure their operational technology?

The Cyber Programme team are delighted to invite members to contribute to our securing Operational Technology (OT) impact day which is taking place on Monday 15 April. 

On this day, we will be exploring how cyber companies are helping organisations to secure their operational technology and navigate the risks and opportunities of IT/OT system convergence.

This is a fantastic opportunity for techUK members to voice their ideas and thoughts, share their experiences and showcase their expertise and success stories in securing this unique environment.

What is Operational Technology Security?

Operational Technology (OT) is the hardware and software used in industrial settings to monitor and control physical devices, processes and infrastructure. Whether they are deployed in Critical National Infrastructure settings or elsewhere in UK industry, it is vital that these OT systems are secure. OT security involves the practices, methods, strategies and technologies to protect OT systems and assets from cyber threats, unauthorised access and disruptions.  

How to get involved

Deadlines to know about:

  • techUK members can submit one contribution by Friday 5 April 2024. 
  • If you would like to contribute to this impact day, please email [email protected] to let us know the piece's title by Friday 29th March, to ensure we can schedule this in our content calendar.

We welcome a variety of formats so that you can decide what would best fit your company. Here is what you can submit and some guidelines: 

Blogs & case studies:
  • These will be published on our website as an insight page.  
  • They should be between 600 and 1,000-words long.
  • These can include images, infographics and videos/vlogs (see below guidelines about submitting vlogs).
  • You can add links throughout your text. 

You can download our blog submission form here (instructions here), fill it in and submit.  

  • These will be published on our website as an insight page. 
  • These should be between 3 and 6 minutes long.  
  • YouTube link or MP4 file 
  • Please provide a title for the video and any intro text. 
  • Example: #1 

Remember! For all submitted content, we require a headshot of each author, and the logo(s) of your organisation/company, so please ensure this is sent [email protected] alongside all material. 

Jill Broom

Jill Broom

Programme Manager, Cyber Security, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK

Annie Collings

Annie Collings

Programme Manager, Cyber Security and Central Government, techUK