29 June 2021 2pm – 3.30pm Market briefing

As sectors have strengthened and adapted their cyber security practices in accordance with a developing threat landscape and an evolving regulatory framework, techUK has hosted a series of events to take a closer look at the cyber security challenges faced by Critical National Infrastructure.   Although not generally classified as CNI, the critical importance of data centres became evident to policy makers and others outside the industry during the pandemic, and the status of the UK sector is currently under review, so our next webinar will focus on data centres.  The session will outline relevant bodies and their responsibilities, recent policy developments and potential implications for the sector. We will also explore existing and evolving challenges facing operators and discuss best practice.

Post-COVID all sectors are seeing an uptick in digital activity, perhaps most clearly seen in the data centre environment, where capacity has grown accordingly. The threat vectors in this space grow in parallel with growth in the sector and discussion at this event will touch on the challenges this poses to organisations that run and utilise data centre infrastructure across the UK. Attendees will also review the unique challenges facing data centres including specific security and access concerns and the convergence between virtual and physical security.

This techUK briefing will also touch on key issues such as:

  • The responsibilities of operators and users, and how the two can differ;
  • Impacts of the pandemic in terms of security challenges;
  • The developing regulatory and policy framework, including post-Brexit impacts;
  • A forward look at operational risk mitigation strategies;
  • Ensuring effective collaboration between the data centre and cyber sectors.

There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A.  This event is free of charge for techUK members. 

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