Government IT Security & Risk Management

10 May 2017

Victoria Park Plaza



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Session ONE – Building Cyber Resilience across the Public Sector

  • Building cyber security resilience, awareness, preparedness, capability and skills across the public sector
  • Protecting vital interests and securing critical national infrastructure in a modern information economy
  • Reforming government services through new delivery models and ways of working
  • Operating securely and efficiently in the digital by default era
  • Unlocking key savings in a bid to make the public sector lean, efficient and more personal
  • Security as an enabler, rather than a barrier, for efficient lean government

PLEASE NOTE: The Conference finishes with a Drinks Reception sponsored by One Identity.


The Conference Chair's Opening Remarks

John Thornton, Secretary, Digital Government Security Forum (DGSF)

Securing Digital Transformation

Michael Brunton-Spall, Lead Security Architect, Government Digital Service

Securing Critical National Infrastructure

Richard Bell, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Transport for London

Monitoring the Threat Horizon

The government unveiled its Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2014 to work with partners across industry, government and academia to enhance the UK’s cyber resilience to attacks on critical systems. The organisation coordinates responses to cyber issues on a daily basis, identifies and tracks risks as they emerge and, where necessary, organises a coordinated response. We hear about the importance of a collaborative approach in improving situational awareness and national incident management.

Students are not the only problem

Marion Rosenberg, Head of IT Security, IT Audit and Compliance, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Information Security is challenging wherever you work, but academic freedom, freedom of information and open access to research data add pepper to the stew of issues faced by academic staff, professional services staff and various flavours of students. Risk levels vary depending on the season and BYOD is the norm.

Questions To The Panel Of Speakers
Morning Networking and Refreshments Served in the Exhibition Area
Case Study: Police

Robin Smith, IT Security Manager, West Yorkshire Police

The Critical Role of Protective and Proactive Monitoring

Exploring how one key central government department is enhancing its capabilities and implementing cyber security controls.

Questions to the Panel of Speakers and Delegates move to the Seminar Rooms
Seminar Sessions
Networking Lunch Served in the Exhibition Area

Session TWO: Innovations and Best Practice

  • Implementing and Sharing Best Practice
  • Exploring Regulatory Frameworks and Guidance
  • Innovations in technology and business strategy to maintain and develop good practice
The Conference Chair Opens the Afternoon Session
Case Study: DVLA

Dave Pope, Chief Information Security Officer, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Closing Down Weaknesses In Public Sector Cyber Security By Opening Up To Innovation

Alexander Holt, Head of CivTech ® at the Scottish Government

We explore practical lessons learnt from the Scottish Government’s CivTech® programme that you can apply within your organisation to help drive innovations in procurement and greater openness to new ways of thinking about risk.

Engaging the Board about Cyber Risk

Martin Fletcher, Assurance and Information Management Consultant, National Archives


The Cyber Security Challenge through Digital Transformation

Murat Soncul, Head of Information Governance, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

The session will cover key cyber security and IT governance learning points from a mental health trust’s digital transformation journey. The points raised will be relevant to senior management, caldicott and information champions, governance, security and privacy professionals alongside academic and clinical leads.

Questions to the Panel of Speakers
Afternoon Networking and Refreshments served in the Exhibition Area
Responding to the Challenges of Change – The HMIC Improvement Programme

Joan Ogbebor, Improvement Programme Manager, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

In Search of the Unicorn

Lesley Holmes, Information Governance Manager, London Borough of Redbridge

Data Protection Offices – who or what are they? This presentation offers an assessment of the skills and experience required to meet the role of the Data Protection Officer as evidenced through the commentary on social media over the last few months.

Case Study: NHS

Marc Hammoud, Product Manager – Technology and Data, NHS Improvement

An in-depth look at how one NHS body is implementing robust security policies and protocols to better manage risk.

Questions to the Panel of Speakers
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair
Conference Closes

With drinks at reception sponsored by One Identity.

Please note:
Whitehall Media reserve the right to change the programme without prior notice.