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GCHQ Director and US cyber chief confirmed to speak at CYBERUK 2024

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ – which will host the UK flagship cyber conference CYBERUK 2024 being held at the ICC Birmingham 13th–15th May 2024, has confirmed the event's speaker lineup.

Image courtesy NCSC

Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) Director Anne Keast-Butler will be joined by the White House's National Cyber Director, Harry Coker, Jr. and an array of leading domestic and international experts shaping the world’s online landscape at a flagship summit in the West Midlands in May.

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Hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is a part of the world-leading intelligence agency GCHQ, CYBERUK 2024 will bring together the intelligence community, government, industry, and academia at the ICC Birmingham to explore the entire spectrum of future cyber challenges and solutions – from AI-driven threat detection and quantum computing to secure-by-design principles.

Among those speaking at CYBERUK 2024 are:

  • Anne Keast-Butler
    Director, GCHQ
     
  • Harry Coker, Jr.
    National Cyber Director, the White House
     
  • Professor Dame Angela McLean
    UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser
     
  • Keiichi Ichikawa
    Deputy National Security Advisor of Japan
     
  • Heather Adkins
    Vice President Security Engineering, Google
     
  • Dmitri Alperovitch
    Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Silverado Policy Accelerator
     
  • Kemba Walden
    President, Paladin Global Institute
     
  • Geoff White
    Investigative journalist and author
     
  • Professor Sadie Creese
    Professor of Cybersecurity, University of Oxford
     
  • Matthew Griffin
    Futurist

For the first time, CYBERUK is coming to the West Midlands, a thriving cyber security hub with specialist university research centres, innovative startups and a cluster of major cyber security enterprises.

Over 2,000 UK and international cyber security experts will gather in the West Midlands to discuss the theme 'Future Tech, Future Threat, Future Ready'. Across a series of VIP keynotes, panels, and workshops, it will ask:

  • How do we build a cyber security ecosystem that can manage the threats and opportunities of the future?
  • How do we ensure future technologies are secure by design, not as an afterthought?
  • How do we anticipate the threat picture will change as new technologies, like AI and quantum computing, develop?
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NCSC CEO Felicity Oswald said: “CYBERUK is unique in its ability to bring together experts from the private sector, academia, and government national security teams for informed debate and discussion on how we keep cyberspace safe and prosperous now and in the future.

“Birmingham is a city renowned for its history of innovation and more recently its thriving cyber community, and I'm looking forward to welcoming distinguished colleagues and experts from across the globe to the city to discuss how we improve our collective resilience.

“With just over seven weeks to go until the event opens, I would encourage cyber security leaders and professionals to register and take advantage of the range of speakers and sessions we have on offer.”

CYBERUK will be delivered by the NCSC and key partners across four distinct streams of activity: future threat, future tech, future ready, interactive workshops. In addition to a packed agenda, the event has a vibrant exhibition with over 100 companies including Akamai, Google Cloud, Ultra, Crowdstrike, AWS, Microsoft, BT to name just a few.  
 

For further information on CYBERUK 2024: www.cyberuk.uk
 

 

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