One of UK's largest cybersecurity conferences is set to bring together global cyber community amid increased threat landscape
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and The SANS Institute have announced details of the fourth edition of CyberThreat - a technical and interactive Summit which will be hosted in-person at the Novotel London West, Hammersmith, London and available virtually on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November 2023.
One of the largest cyber security conferences in the UK, CyberThreat 2023 will bring together the global cybersecurity community for exclusive keynotes and talks from leading industry experts, challenges to test and hone skills including a Capture the Flag (CTF) and hackathons, and opportunities for knowledge and experience sharing with industry peers.
The event is a vital chance for participants to collaborate and network with some of the best minds in cyber security. The previous CyberThreat conference featured industry-leading keynote speakers, which included Yevheniia Volivnyk and Yevhen Bryksin, Chief and Deputy Chief respectively of the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA), Viktor Zhora, Deputy Chairman and Chief Digital Transformation Officer for The State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine, and Gordon Corera, Security Correspondent, BBC News.
CyberThreat has also been host to presentations by many major organisations including Google Cloud, Bank of England, PwC, MITRE and Microsoft. Through the partnership with NCSC, a number of delegate places will be made available to public sector employees free of charge. The conference is also an opportunity for UK schools to attend and experience what CyberThreat has to offer.
Sign up to the event on the SANS website. Complimentary and discounted tickets are also up for grabs for the winners of unique pre-registration online challenges and, at the event, there will be further opportunities to win, including a free SANS course for the CTF winners.
James Lyne, CTO at SANS, said, "CyberThreat is the leading UK cyber security event for both public and private worlds, providing a unique opportunity for professionals and practitioners to share their experiences, acquire new technical skills and learn from world class experts.
"As technology advances and becomes even more embedded into our lives, the threat landscape scales to the same degree. Cyber criminals are employing novel and intuitive techniques, often creating truly sophisticated and impressive schemes. By sharing cutting edge techniques and new solutions to ongoing problems, we will be best equipped to tackle these threats together as a community."
Paul Chichester, Director of Operations, NCSC said:
"This year's CyberThreat promises to be a great occasion which will see global pioneers in cyber security come together to discuss, debate, and demonstrate innovative solutions to overcome challenges facing the online world.
"We're looking forward to partnering with SANS to build on the successes of previous summits to ensure that the UK remains a world leader in cyber security innovation."
SANS Institute is the world's largest provider of cyber security training. For over twenty-five years, SANS has provided cutting edge training to governments and organisations across the world. Technology may have changed in that time, but SANS' core mission has remained constant: to protect through sharing cyber security knowledge and skills.
SANS offers over 60 cyber security courses, operates across dozens of countries and has over 200,000 alumni. SANS training is built around a promise: students will be able to put into practice what they've learned as soon as they get back to their desk.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) works to help make the UK the safest place to live and work online. It supports the most critical organisations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs, as well as the general public. When incidents do occur, it provides effective incident response to minimise harm to the UK, help with recovery, and learn lessons for the future.