Digital Economy Centre to hold cyber-security conference

Swansea University’s CHERISH-DE project is to hold a cyber-security conference and exhibition in Swansea next week as part of European Cyber-Security Month.

Event: Cyber Security: Threats and Opportunities

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016

Time: 9am - 4:00pm

Venue: Liberty Stadium, Landore, Swansea SA1 2FA

The free event will include keynote speeches from the Department of Media, Culture and Sport, technical talks on security architecture, reports from the police on cyber-crime and a look at cyber security in healthcare.

The event, for public sector organisations, policy makers and SMEs, aims to advise them on how best they can bring their organisations into line with the Cabinet Office’s UK Cyber Security Strategy.

Sessions include:

  • Achieving cyber resilience

  • Profiling victims of cybercrime in Wales

  • Social and ethical considerations

  • Cyber Security in healthcare

  • Security into systems architecture

Speakers include:

  • Andrew Boyce, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

  • Andrew Greene, Aprose Risk

  • Siani Pearson, Hewlett Packard Labs, Bristol

  • Kelvin Jones, Accelero Digital

  • Sara Correia, Swansea University

  • Professor Harold Thimbleby, Swansea University

  • Peter Jopling, IBM

  • Eddie May, TARIAN, South Wales Police Cyber Security Unit

Register free for the conference here

Kelvin Jones, Managing Director, Accelero Digital: “Accelero Digital is delighted to be involved with the conference and exhibition for a second year running. Last year’s successful first event drew delegates from a number of different organisations and backgrounds, with people from small to medium enterprises, academics and students attending.

“This year’s event is larger with a greater variety of delegates. We strongly believe that any event that increases awareness and provides education of issues relating to cyber security is worthwhile. This event, with its fairly unique cross section of delegates, provides a rare opportunity for specialists such as Accelero Digital to meet potential customer, academic collaborators and even prospective employees on one day.”

Jay Doyle, User Engagement Officer, CHERISH Digital Economy Hub: “The take up for the conference has been fantastic. The importance of cyber safety and security in modern life influence how we behave online in any personal or professional capacity. The interest in the event from such a diverse audience demonstrates the resonance of this wide-ranging topic.

CHERISH-DE is a five-year Swansea University initiative that explores how to deliver digital innovations that help people relate and respond to our rapidly expanding technological world, with a focus on health and social care, resource-constrained communities, and cyber safety and security.