Cyber Centre of Excellence Online Presentation

Wednesday 28th June | 10:00 - 11:00 | Microsoft Teams

More than 2,000,000,000 cyber incidents in local authorities have occurred so far this year, with local authorities experiencing an average of 10,000 attempted cyber-attacks every single day. The Cyber Centre of Excellence (CCoE), which was launched at the DCN Conference earlier this year, was formed to research, identify and test practical solutions for local authorities and their communities and help with their adoption.  

This online session will be led by members of the CCoE Advisory Board who will share highlights from existing council pilots that are currently underway, discuss some very 'interesting' findings from a new assessment that measures the level of security of a local authority, and give a practical guide of what you can do will demystify the current environment and pose practical solutions.

In this session, General Major Martin Smith will set out the international context on why and how we are being targeted at the state level; Sandip Patel, Kings Counsel, will talk about what happens following a successful attack and holding attackers to account; Kurtis Toy, CCoE convener, and Councillor David Tutt, Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, will describe the CCoE pilots that are currently underway highlighting how local authorities with excellent defences are taking them to the next level, and Kurtis will also introduce our latest assessment of the state of security of UK District Councils; and Irene Coyle, former Chief Inspector of Police Scotland responsible for GDPR, will talk about how to ensure that all of your staff, including the management team and members, are suitably trained in cyber resilience.

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Please complete the webform below to register your free place for this online event. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email of your place and a member of the CCoE Team will send you a direct invitation for the Microsoft Teams call.

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