Think Cybersecurity for Government December 2020 – Virtual Conference

Date: Tuesday 1 December 2020

Supported by

Diamond Partner


09:30 - 09:35

Welcome from conference chair

  • David Bicknell, Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research, GlobalData
09:35 - 10:10

Analyst keynote

Paul McKay, Senior Analyst – Security and Risk at Forrester takes a look at Cybersecurity across the public sector from the outside in, comparing it with activity across the private sector and suggesting potential focuses and areas of concern for the years ahead.Analyst

  • Paul McKay, Senior Analyst, Security and Risk, Forrester
10:10 - 10:45

How can government best step up to the challenges we face from the modern cybercriminal?

A look at all of the various aspects of modern cybercrime and government. What parts of government are most at risk? As we build better and more omni-channel government services does the risk profile change? How can government use resources best to fit the ever-changing needs of the cybersecurity landscape?

  • Lisa Venture, CEO , UK Cyber Security Association
  • Saj Hug, Director, LORCA
  • Chris Green, Head of PR & Communications, ISC2
  • Jessica Figueras, Founder, Hither Ventures
10:45 - 11:25

Are managed security services an answer for government?

The management of cybersecurity threats is a costly game. It requires specialist personnel and specialist tools. Is the use of a third-party service in the form of a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) the way forward for government? What are the impediments to the use of an MSSP? Can an MSSP bridge the skills gap in government?

  • Rob Anderson, Principal Analyst - Central Government, Globaldata
  • Lisa Niekamp-Urwin, President & CEO, Tomorrows technology Today
  • Jos Creese, Audit & Risk Committee Member, Department for International Trade
11:25 - 12:10

Managing your legacy IT: what’s the cost and how to tackle the issue

Legacy IT can leave gaps in your security defences. What are these gaps and how can you manage them? Can the cost be offset against the use of, for example, managed services? Is there an ROI for cybersecurity investment?

  • Bill McCluggage, Non Executive Director, Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office Services
  • Greg Van Der Gast, Head of Information Services, University of Salford
  • Paul Jackson, Public Sector Sales Director, Tanium
12:10 - 12:20

Chairs summary

  • David Bicknell, Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research, GlobalData