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The Changing Landscape Of Cyber Security In The UK

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The Changing Landscape of Cyber Security in the UK

April 22, 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant increase in cyber security issues in the UK.  According to the City of London Police, 3,916 reports of cybercrime were received during the first month of lockdown alone. 

These reports equated to £2.9 million in reported losses, an increase of almost 2 percent compared to the previous month.  Data from NHS Digital show that NHS staff reported 21,188 malicious emails in March alone. 

There was an increase of 84% in impersonation crimes between January and June this year with almost 15,000 cased reported.  There has been a sharp rise in ransomware attacks against UK schools, colleges and universities since they returned in August.

According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2020, almost half of businesses (46%) and a quarter of charities (26%) reported having cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. 

This event will give an insight into how organisations can become more resilient and increase their actions to identify and manage cyber risks.  Hear the latest government policy on delivering the National Security Strategy for 2021 to ensure the UK is secure, prosperous and confident in the digital world.

Agenda Content and Learning Outcomes*

  • Learn more about the key challenges presented COVID-19 and their impact on cyber security
  • Evaluate methods of addressing the cyber skills gap: delivering the Government’s Cyber Security Skills Strategy
  • Explore the latest case study examples of how safety tech providers are protecting users, communities, brands and social platforms from online harmful content
  • Hear of advice for vulnerable groups in the community and increasing knowledge of cybercrime threats and risks
  • Evaluate the impact of working from home in driving higher volumes of cyber attacks
  • Learn how to select a comprehensive best in breed managed cyber security service that addresses issues faced by local authorities
  • Understand how to develop an incident response plan which includes a scenario for a ransomware attack
  • Listen to the modes of working closely with international partners to ensure that cyberspace continues to be free, open and secure


This event brings together Government and the wider public sector, academia, industry and senior leaders from across the cyber security industry to hear the latest policy updates across the sector and address the challenges facing the sector in these unprecedented times.

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*Agenda subject to change.

Thursday, 22 April 2021