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2011 is a pivotal year for cyber security, including a new Cyber Security Strategy for the UK. The international landscape is also evolving rapidly: the US has recently released a new International Strategy for Cyberspace, and major discussions on international governance and cooperation will be held in the UK later this year. The UK's cyber relationships with emerging nations such as India and China are becoming increasingly more important.

These new policies and strategies need to be put into operation to become effective, but the technology we use and the way we interact with it is changing daily. Knowing what 'secure' should look like is vital in planning and working towards the cyber security of the future.

This two-day conference will explore the future of cyberspace and discuss what needs to happen - and what has been done in recent months - to protect both our networks and ourselves.

Discussion topics will include: 

What does secure look like?
With £650 million of UK government money committed to cyber security over four years, what should the end result be and how will it be measured?

International governance and cooperation
How might cyber treaties and agreements affect the UK's standing as a member of different international groupings, such as NATO, the Commonwealth and Europe?

Personal freedom vs. state security
Will future cyber security come at the cost of the freedom and openness we take for granted today? What role will hacktivism and social media play in shaping the future security landscape?

Developing the skills for the future
How do we identify, develop and build the appropriate cyber security capability for the future when technology is evolving so fast?

Response to Jonathan Hoyle's Cyber Security Challenge
Hear the responses to the challenge Jonathan Hoyle set at RUSI in April, to demonstrate tangible improvements to network vulnerabilities, shared threat awareness and active partnerships in cyberspace.


Confirmed Participants Include:

    • Rt Hon Baroness Neville-Jones, UK Government's Special Representative to Business on Cyber Security, and Former Minister of State for Security
    • Jonathan Hoyle, Director General, Government & Industry Cyber Security, GCHQ
  • John Suffolk, Global Head of Cyber Security, Huawei
  • Mike St John Green, Deputy Director, Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA), Cabinet Office
  • Tim Dowse, Director of Cyber Policy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Detective Superintendent Charlie McMurdie, Head of the Police e-Crime Unit
  • Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner, Information Commissioner's Office
  • Dr Jason Shepherd, CT Internet Coordinator, Home Office
  • Stuart Aston, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft UK
  • Chris Nott, Software Technical Leader, UK Public Sector, IBM
  • Hugh Eaton, Director, Defence and Security, Cisco UK
  • Professor Sadie Creese, Professor of Cyber Security, University of Oxford
  • Detective Superintendent Chris Byrne, Counter Terrorism Command, SO15, Metropolitan Police Service
  • John Bassett OBE, Associate Fellow, RUSI
  • Judy Baker, Director, Cyber Security Challenge UK
  • Rik Ferguson, Director of Security Research & Communications, Trend Micro, and Senior Representative, Get Safe Online
  • Andrea Rigoni, Director General, Global Cyber Security Center
  • Kris D'hoore, Head of Confidentiality Desk, Operational Police Support Directorate, Interpol


  • Martin Jordan, Director, KPMG LLP
  • John Dowdy, Head of Global Aerospace & Defence Practice, McKinsey
  • Major General (Ret) Bill Robins CB OBE, Associate Fellow, RUSI
  • Professor Tim Unwin, CEO, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
  • Professor Keith Martin, Director of the Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • John Lyons, Chief Executive, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance
  • Gordon Morrison, Director of Defence and Security, Intellect
  • Professor Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering, Cambridge University Computer Laboratory
  • Ronald Plesco, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance
  • Dr Edgar Whitley, Reader in Information Systems, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • David Smart, Associate Fellow, RUSI
  • Douglas Caster CBE, Chairman, Ultra Electronics 
  • Dr George Loukas, Lecturer in Computer Security, University of Greenwich
  • Nigel Mackie, Marketing Director, Communications and Integrated Systems and Group Cyber Security Lead, Ultra Electronics
  • Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Global Public Sector, McAfee
  • Jennifer Cole, Head of Emergency Management, RUSI


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