24 Feb 2021

Take part in techUK’s Cyber Week 2021!

We would like to invite you to contribute to techUK’s Cyber Week which this year will centre around "Cyber Security in the 'post-COVID' world".

We would like to invite you to contribute to techUK’s Cyber Week which this year will centre around Cyber Security in the 'post-COVID' world.  During the week of 19-23 April, we’ll be showcasing how cyber technology can be used and harnessed to better protect citizens and organisations and, crucially, to help drive the UK’s economic recovery.

Have you got a good story to tell about providing first-class cyber security solutions to protect UK businesses and/or the public sector? Are you developing an industry-leading perspective in a particular aspect or area of cyber security? Or, do you have some ideas about how we can solve some of the challenges facing the sector this year? Then this is a great opportunity to get the word out!

Throughout the week we will be looking at various topics which will be on the cyber sector’s radar in 2021. Each day during the week there will be a different topic with blog posts, tweets (#Cyber2021) and case studies centred on each of those themes. This could be a thought leadership blog post (600-800 words), a case study or a video that demonstrates your view on this issue. We’d like to invite you to contribute on one of the topics outlined below. If you wish to contribute to a different topic, we would be more than happy to explore this further with you.

  • Cyber skills – Whether they’re starting out or mid-way through their career, we need to attract more people into the cyber security profession. How can we leverage existing initiatives; and support further examination of mid-career transfers more effectively, both in terms of entry-level roles and specialism where there are large shortfalls? And how do we ensure cyber security is a top, viable option to those displaced by other industries due to COVID-19?
  • Zero Trust – There are many journeys to Zero-Trust and many different ways to approach it. Why did your company move to Zero-Trust? How does your technology help people migrate to a Zero-Trust system? How do you intend to continue your journey to a Zero-Trust system? 
  • Chief Information Security Officers – What will the role of the CISO look like as 2021 progresses? And how can we support them to drive good cyber security practices into their wider organisations?
  • Cyber enabled sectors – In addition to their own unique challenges, different sectors face the same challenges related to a significant increase in the adoption of digital technologies and the integration of IT and OT environments and skills. How can we better engage to share knowledge and experience across the sectors in order to find ways, and establish best practice, to address those challenges?
  • Supply chains – Supply chains are becoming increasingly digitalised at all levels, which, of course, leaves them vulnerable to cyberattacks. How can we mitigate risk in 2021 and ensure more secure and resilient supply chains?

Thank you to all who have expressed an interest already, if you would like to contribute a blog, please email Charlie Wyatt (stating which theme you would like to submit a blog for) by Wednesday 31 March. The deadline for content to be submitted is Wednesday 14 April.

When you submit the blog please can you also include the name, job title of the author as well as a blog title (max 60 characters) and any social media handles you would like us to use.

You can learn more by reading our contributor guidelines



If you have any queries or require any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Dan Patefield

Dan Patefield

Programme Head, Cyber and National Security, techUK

Charlie Wyatt

Programme Assistant, techUK

Jill Broom

Programme Manager, Cyber Security & Central Government, techUK

Sam Wyatt

Sam Wyatt

Programme Manager, Defence and Cyber Security, techUK

 

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