Looking at how cyberspace can be exploited by organised crime groups, states seeking to conduct espionage, politically motivated activist groups, and terrorists, this session will explore the threats that the UK currently faces and how government and industry are responding to the national security challenges presented by the changing cyber landscape. Discussion will focus in particular on the priorities identified within the UK Government’s new national cyber security strategy and the critical partnerships that are necessary to successfully implement them.
Mike St John-Green is a deputy director in the UK Government’s Cabinet Office in the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA). Mike is an engineer by training and has worked in Information Security most recently prior to joining the Office of Cyber Security (OCS) at its inception in September 2009. Mike was a contributing author to the UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy published in June 2009. In September 2010, the OCS merged with the Information Assurance elements of Cabinet Office to form the OCSIA, reflecting the UK view that effective Information Assurance is the foundation of Cyber Security. Mike also coordinated the UK policy position across Whitehall in preparation for the London Conference on Cyberspace.
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