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CyberThreat 2018: NCSC summit for cyber security practitioners

  • Call for Papers is now open, closing 20 October 2017
  • The Summit is being delivered in partnership with SANS
  • CyberThreat takes place 27-28 February 2018 at the QEII Centre, London

  • UK
  • 5 October 2017

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) today issued a Call for Papers as it launched CyberThreat 2018; a new event delivered in partnership with SANS Institute.

Spanning forensics and offensive and defensive disciplines, CyberThreat 2018 will have a strong technical focus and will encourage the sharing of bleeding edge techniques, case studies from the field and new security tools.

Designed to bring together the UK and Europe's technical cyber security community, the summit is focused solely on enabling organisations and security practitioners to build effective cyber threat intelligence capabilities.

Paul Chichester, NCSC Director of Operations said: "We're delighted to be working with SANS Institute on CyberThreat 2018 and we urge network defenders and security researchers to get involved by applying to speak or simply attending.

"This promises to be an event rich in real-world experience and will feature a mixture of high impact talks from keynote speakers and emerging talent, sharing their experiences and offering fresh insight into new and evolving threats in cyberspace."

The two-day summit is a joint NCSC and SANS Institute initiative and will feature hands-on opportunities for delegates in the form of capture the flag events, team problem solving and hackathons against some of the latest devices and products. It will blend presentations from world-renowned industry experts with speaking slots and lightning talks from talented newcomers and rising industry stars.

CyberThreat 2018 takes place on 27-28 February 2018 at London's QEII Conference Centre. Network defenders and security researchers are encouraged to submit their papers to speak at the conference. This can be done online at

Notes to editors

  • Delegate spaces at CyberThreat 2018 will be limited so would-be attendees should save the date and check the website in early November when registration will go live.
  • Registration will open early to those who manage to complete a set of challenges. A number of complimentary seats will also be allocated to advanced practitioners across the public and private sector.
  • A range of vendor sponsorship packages suitable for organisations of all sizes will also be available on a limited basis.

About NCSC

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has been operational since October 2016 and was formally opened by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in February 2017. It is the UK government's technical authority on cyber security, offering advice and support on national cyber security incidents, carrying out real-time threat analysis and providing tailored sectoral guidance. Proudly part of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), NCSC experts can draw on the world-class skills and sensitive capabilities of its parent body. The NCSC was created as part of the five year National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) announced in 2016, supported by #1.9 billion of transformational investment.

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 60 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates a practitioner’s qualifications via over 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system–the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (