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Cyber Security Conference 2013:

Monday 9th December, Lancaster House Hotel

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Summary

The Cyber Security Conference this year is exploring the business opportunities that relate the cyber security market with a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities. The increasing use of "Smart Technologies" to augment our daily lives, from smart metering to intelligent cars, exposes individuals and new organisations to new and diverse threats. Therefore we must ensure that our businesses are ready to defend against these threats, but also be able to take advantage of the gaps in the market place for new products and solutions to help protect others.

The conference is structured on the 4D approach of: Defend, Differentiate, Diversify, and Develop and presents a series of thought provoking presentations in order to explore cyber security business opportunities. The programme is delivered in partnership with the ICT KTN.

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Agenda

  • 9:00 - Arrival, Coffee and Networking
  • 9:50 - Welcome by Mr Tony Dyhouse
  • 10:00 - Session 1: Defend
  • This is the current focus of much of the cyber security work. It is about how to prevent your business suffering from loses due to working in a digital business arena. As such session focuses on how to protect your business from loses due to digital attacks (Intellectual property), or from fines (DPA).
  • Speakers:
    • Geoff Conway National Crime Agency - National Cyber Crime Unit
    • 'We can only defend what we know we have' by Mr Tony Wilson Indelible Data

      It seems that any household device can now be online and consumers are becoming more aware of the threats to their privacy. So how do we convince users that the products being developed are secure?

      This talk will examine the need to systematically maintain inventories of all the third party components used and will also explore the increased due diligence required throughout the entire supply network. We must ensure that no ‘backdoors’ make their way into our online products from malicious third parties and, should an alleged vulnerability emerge, then we must know immediately if it impacts upon our products in order to act quickly and defend our credibility and reputation.

    • 'Defend Your Home! Jamming Unsolicited Messages in the Smart Home' by Ibrahim Ethem Bagci Lancaster University

      A plethora of communication protocols for home automation are currently in use. These protocols generally lack essential security features such as message authentication. Thus, smart homes are not protected against accidental or malicious message injection. In this paper we describe how jamming can be used to prevent processing of unsolicited messages in smart homes. We describe how jamming based protection can be added to a home automation system without impairing legitimate transmissions in neighbouring houses.

    • 'Beyond Breaches - Detecting and Preventing Data Extraction' by Prof Awais Rashid Security Lancaster

      Data is a key motivator for a number of cyber attacks, be it personal data, financial information or intellectual property. In the modern digital society, data is one of the biggest and most valuable commodities. The complexity arising from modern business settings, new technologies and resulting modes of work lead to an increase in the cyber attack surface of an organisation. At the same time, attackers motivated by industrial espionage are persistent and return again and again in order to achieve their objective. If we accept that there is no perfect cyber security, then the principle of “resilience” becomes a key driver for any security measures: If we assume that at some point a breach in the security measures will take place, what mechanisms can enable cyber security personnel and systems in an organisation to detect, stop or at least disrupt data leakage from the organisation’s system following such a breach? This talk will discuss typical data exfiltration means, counter measures and their effectiveness as well as the impact of emerging business practices and technological innovations in this regard and highlight good practice guidelines to reduce the threat of data exfiltration.

  • 10:55 - Comfort Break
  • 11:20 - Session 2: Differentiate
  • This is the process by which a product or service you offer can distinguish itself in a crowded market place. This approach is turning cyber security to into a digital business advantage by making you more competitive and able to win more business by getting your products and services to stand out.
  • Speakers:
    • 'Being Competitive in UK Cyber Security' by Duncan Brown Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) Ltd

      In 2013, PAC was commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) to conduct a study into the competitiveness and structure of the cyber security sector in the UK. The resultant report was released in October, and Duncan will present its key findings and recommendations. The report included market sizing and forecasts for cyber security in the UK, as full as market structure analysis and competitive positioning. It offers important guidance to any vendor in, or seeking to enter, the UK cyber security market.

    • 'Superfast Lancashire Business Support Programme' by Tony Morgan Superfast Lancashire

      One of the most innovative aspects of the whole Superfast Lancashire programme is its accompanying Business Support programme, with funding from The European Union Regional Development Fund. The Business Support programme is designed to help show Lancashire’s SMEs (businesses with up to 250 employees) how to get the very best out from superfast broadband. It’s all about helping your business to use fibre broadband to develop, grow or improve its effectiveness.

      The programme is run as a combination of one to one consultations, professional workshops and business master classes and features experts from a variety of fields, including online security. Eligible businesses will get access to a variety of valuable resources, an insight into how similar businesses are making superfast broadband really work for them, and all manner of advice and support. With expert sessions on Cloud, web, security, digital marketing and much more, all of it free of charge.

    • ‘Cyber Security and our strategy for growth’ by Paul Astle TNP Ltd

      Committing to Cyber Security and formal certification is a massive step for SME. The Networking People (TNP) provides networking connectivity, infrastructure and consultancy for several councils in the UK.

      Paul will be discussing TNP’s strategy for growth in this sector and how formal Cyber Security compliance is crucial for the company’s growth and gaining a share of the billions the UK government spends on IT every year. TNP has spent the last few months transforming the companies Cyber Security processes in preparation of their first ISO27001 audit in December on the road to PSN accreditation. Paul will offer a ‘real world‘ candid insight into the process of implementing formal Cyber Security accreditation within an SME.

  • 12:15 - Lunch
  • 13:00 - Networking and Exhibitions
  • 14:00 - Session 3: Diversify
  • This is where a business can branch out into cyber security to taking advantage of its sector experience and knowledge to supply custom security solutions for that particular sector.
  • Speakers:
    • 'Understanding the Role of Trusted Services' by Prof Nigel Davies School of Computing and Communications Lancster University

      Trusted services are normally associated with the technical problems of securing computing systems. In this talk Nigel will focus on a different notion of trusted services, i.e. how digital services can be used to build trust between organisations and individuals. Nigel will discuss the importance of trust and present a case study based on work conducted as part of the TSB funded Faith Project that has been exploring the establishment of trust between councils, citizens and contractors.

    • 'Diversifying in the digital industry' by Mr Steve Robinson XyOne Cyber Security

      The Xyone group was founded in 2000, originally as an online marketing agency, taking advantage of the digital revolution and the .com boom to build a successful business within search engine marketing. Over the past 14 years, Stephen has witnessed the speed at which the landscape within the digital industry changes and how diversification and adaptability is essential for survival.

      Stephen will be discussing how his knowledge of the industry coupled with the advances in the sophistication of cybercrime and the pressures of legislation and compliance led to the launch of Xyone Cyber Security in 2012. Stephen will be discussing where Xyone Cyber Security is now and what their objectives are for the coming year, including launching a Cyber Advisory Service in collaboration with Security Lancaster, aimed to provide support and information for businesses who have been victims of a breach or whom are looking for advice on how to implement cyber security to protect their assets.

    • 'UKTI and Support to Help Access the iNternational Cyber Security Market' by Mr Charles Jacobson UKTI

      The presentation will highlight the opportunities for UK companies to exploit business opportunities in the growing global cyber security market and will discuss the range of help and support available from UKTI – both for companies with existing export experience and for those looking to diversify into international markets - to access those opportunities.

  • 14:55 - Networking and Exhibitions and Refreshments
  • 15:30 - Session 4: Develop
  • There are numerous opportunities for new businesses and start up companies. This session will explore these opportunities and the potential cyber security issues a new business might solve.
  • Speakers:
    • 'In search of new value' by Prof Rashik Parmar IBM

      Everyone is trying to find the next big thing that will capture the imagination of nations globally. However, most organisations struggle to return their current market position. In this talk Rashik will explore the patterns of business model innovation that are made possible through technology advances. The resulting innovation requires collaboration across multiple organisations, including the city leadership. Rashik will explore how programmes to transform a city to a smarter city can become the catalyst for capturing this new value.

    • 'Enterprise meets Citzenship - A Focus on Cybercrim' by Clare McDonald & Michael Pollock The LionHeart Challenge, Field Lockheart Associates

      The LionHeart Challenge, a Citizenship and Enterprise Programme for Young People, was used as a VEHICLE to provide the Young People of the UK with an ideal way of engaging and consulting with CYBERCRIME EXPERTS from Security Lancaster at our 2012 National Finals.

      The Programme provides our country’s Young People with a ‘Voice’ via providing AN EMPOWERING PLATFORM and Forum for the Young People to express and share their knowledge, experience, perceptions and understanding of social issues (in this instance Cybercrime), with the specific aim of empowering them to participate in informed, creative approaches and solutions within their own local communities in partnership with organisations such as the Police. In doing this, we are enabling our Young People to directly contribute via GAINING THEIR VIEWPOINT on how the Police and associated organisations could progress in the creation of robust solutions to tackle Cybercrime, and especially the aspects of Cybercrime directly affecting them as Young Citizens, going forward.

    • 'Securing the Extended Human' by Mr Tom Cheesewright Book of the Future

      We are all bionic. Forget about super strength and chips in our heads. Our mental faculties are extended by smart software on our devices and in the cloud. As wearable technology takes off we will become more reliant on technology to ameliorate our weaknesses and enhance our skills to superhuman levels. But what happens when we are stripped of our prosthetics? How do we secure the extended human?

    • Austen Okonweze Department of Business Innovation and Skills

      The presentation will provide an overview of the BIS cyber security agenda. It will highlight what BIS is doing to promote cyber security and also touch on some of the ways BIS is helping to support cyber security SMEs.

  • 16:30 - Closing Thoughts by Dr Daniel Prince
  • 16:40 - Event Close

Register

Please provide details of you and your organisation in order to register for the event.

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Networking

For individuals interested in exploring collaborative research and business development opportunities with the university we are providing a number of opportunities for you to have a one-to-one with one of our business and research development managers. This initial discussions will start a process of exploration with you on how the university might be able to help you to develop new or existing products and services in innovative ways utilising our world leading research.

Once you have registered for the conference you will be invited to make an appointment on a first come first served basis with one of the team below.

Dr Daniel Prince

Dr Daniel Prince

Background: Research background in wireless ad hoc and programmable networking having worked with Cisco and Microsoft on IPv6 protocol development. Currently Partnerships manage for Security Lancaster, prior to which he taught pentesting, digital forensics and risk management on the MSc in Cyber Security

Mr Colin McLaughlin

Mr Colin McLaughlin

Background: Specialises in fostering academic businesses relationships across the region; this includes SMEs and Multinationals. Colin has experience in sales and collaborative agreements for technology focussed solution providers.

Mr Nick King

Mr Nick King

Background: Leads the School of Computing and Communications Business Development Team and manages the Business Support Project: ISTEP. Nick has significant experience with the management of IT solution provision and specialises in partner partner engagement with the School around Cyber Security, Transformational ICT and the IoT.

Exhibitions

CSC2013 has a number of opportunities for exhibitors and we would welcome approaches from companies or organisations involved in providing ICT Security solutions (particularly to SMEs) regarding taking space.  It is free of charge to exhibit at CSC2013 and spaces will be awarded dependent on the exhibitors ability to support the aims of the event i.e. showcasing the skills, abilities and issues faced by SMEs in the Cyber Security space.    We would expect over 100 delegates to attend, with the networking and exhibition elements of this event being built into the agenda in order to encourage collaboration amongst companies and academics and the sharing of best practice. For more information and to apply for an exhibition space please contact Becky Gordon b.gordon@lancaster.ac.uk.

For a full list of confirmed exhibitors, please see below.

ICT Knowledge Transfer Network

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The Information and Communications Technology Knowledge Transfer Network (ICT KTN) is an industry-led initiative funded by the Technology Strategy Board and focused on ICT Knowledge Transfer as a stimulus to economic growth. The ICT KTN seeks to deliver improved industrial performance through innovation and collaboration, and provides an independent business voice to inform Government of the needs of the sector.

ICT-KTN Website

UK Trade and Investment

UKTI logo

Cyber security is an emerging global market with annual growth greater than 10%. An essential component of the £2 trillion global ICT market, it is also an increasingly important part of the defence sector. UK Trade & Investment has recently published an export strategy which has identified export opportunities and detailed how the government plans to support the sector to find new international customers. UKTI staff will be on hand at the exhibition to discuss the support available for companies looking to explore international business opportunities and the work that we are doing to identify new opportunities and engage with potential partners and customers across the globe.

UKTI Website

Department of Business Innovation and Skills

BIS logo

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth, and invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS works towards the UK Cyber Security Strategy objectives of making the UK one of the most secure places in the world to do business in cyberspace, and building the UK's knowledge, skills and capability in cyber security. In 2013 BIS released the Information Economy Strategy, which sets out how UK businesses can take advantage of opportunities ranging from smart cities to the internet of things to Big Data.

Department of Business Innovation and Skills Website

Xyone Cyber Security

Xyone Cyber Security

Xyone Cyber Security specialises in penetration testing, consultancy, training, PCI Compliance, ISO compliance and Lexcel compliance. They combine knowledge and integrity to provide support for securing the data and assets of their clients from the threat of cybercrime. They are working in collaboration with Lancaster University towards numerous projects in relation to open-source intelligence, social engineering and in the co-production of a cutting edge vulnerability assessment tool with API integration. They are able to support Lancaster University in their research of the industry through providing a commercial marketplace by which to test theories and gather data.

Xyone Cyber Security Website

The Networking People Ltd.

TNP logo

The Networking People Ltd. (TNP) provides high speed Internet connectivity, network consultancy and engineering services to business, education and local authorities throughout the UK. They pride themselves in offering bespoke connectivity solutions through a variety of different mediums, from dark fibre, to managed fibre circuits, copper services and also licensed and unlicensed band microwave radio. Their skilled network architects and engineers have a glowing track record of providing on-site consultancy services and have recently helped to design and deliver flexible network solutions for local authorities and borough councils throughout the region.

The Networking People Ltd. Website

Smart Streets Project

Smart Streets Project

Smart Streets is a Technology Strategy Board funded Internet of Things Demonstrator project led by In Touch Ltd that aims to develop an open data hub for road maintenance to facilitate innovation across the industry leading to cost reductions and new revenue opportunities. The Highways Maintenance Hub will act as a common repository for a wide variety of highways related data ranging from asset status through to maintenance schedules and meteorological data. Additional project partners include Lancaster University, University of Birmingham, Carillion, Balfour Beatty, Amey, Birmingham City Council and Redcar and Cleveland Council.

Smart Streets Project Website Smart Streets Project Video

Superfast Lancashire

Superfast Lancashire

Superfast Lancashire is a multi-million pound initiative to make high-speed broadband available to 97% of Lancashire homes and businesses and our new high-speed fibre broadband network is set to dramatically improve broadband download and upload speeds by the end of 2015. Superfast Lancashire is a partnership between Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackpool Council and BT, it represents the biggest single investment in rural broadband anywhere in the world. This will help our businesses to become more efficient and productive and will stimulate our economy in a way Lancashire hasn’t seen since the industrial revolution.

Superfast Lancashire Website

Styskin's Solutions Limited

Safeplicity

Blackburn based security software developer Styskin’s Solutions Limited is launching their new data security product “SafePlicity” at CSC2013 With SafePlicity you can protect any kind of data, from any application including legacy, third party or in-house developed applications, on any local storage, of any capacity, in any version or Windows from XP to 8.1 with just a single right click.

Safeplicity Website

Softcat Ltd

Softcat

Softcat provide valued IT solutions to corporate and public sector organisations in the UK, trade with over 8000 longstanding customers and employ over 600 people, from three operational centres. Our current turnover is approximately £400 million seeing our revenues increase by over 30% in the last year alone. Our success has been built on providing exceptional levels of service to our customers. We pride ourselves on listening, responsiveness, agility and flexibility; in short ease of doing business.

Softcat Website

ADS Group

ADS Group

ADS Group is the primary trade organisation advancing the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries. Farnborough International Limited (FIL), which runs the Farnborough International Airshow, is a wholly-owned subsidiary. ADS has offices in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, France and India with new offices planned in China and the Middle East. ADS was formed from the merger of the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS), the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) and the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) in October 2009. ADS also encompasses the British Aviation Group (BAG). Together with its regional partners, ADS represents over 2,600 companies.

ADS Group Website

Faculty of Science and Technology

SciTech Lancaster logo

Science and Technology at Lancaster University is a community of approximately 2,500 students, 600 staff and 340 PhD students. We work in partnership with businesses and other science and technology users in five key areas, Student Engagement, Collaborative Research, Facilities for R&D, Professional Training and the Commercialisation of IP. We have expertise in Advanced Manufacturing, Chemistry, Energy, Environment, Health and Human Development, Information and Communication Technology, Quantum Technology, and Security. Members of our business partnerships and enterprise team will be on hand to discuss your business needs and facilitate collaborative partnerships.

Faculty of Science and Technology Website

Speaker Bios

Dr Daniel Prince

Daniel Prince

Dr Daniel Prince is an associate director and business partnerships manager for Security Lancaster. Prior to this he was the course director for the multi-disciplinary MSc in Cyber Security teching penetration testing, digital forensics and information security risk management.

Daniel completed his undergraduate studies in Computer Systems Engineering in 2000 and went onto complete his PhD in Programmable Ad Hoc Networks in 2004. During his PhD he extensively worked with Mobile IPv6, working to complete an Implementation of Cisco IOS and as part of a team worked to implement the protocol in Windows CE.

Tony Dyhouse

Tony Dyhouse

Tony took over as Director of the Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network in 2009, continued as Director of the Cyber Security programme within the Digital Systems KTN and now within the ICT KTN. Tony joined DERA (now QinetiQ) in 2000 and became the Director of QinetiQs Operations & Technical Services group, providing a range of managed security services. This role was followed by a spell as Director of the Information Assurance Consultancy group before becoming Director of the Cyber Security KTN. His expertise extends across all areas of Cyber Operations and Information Security, with specialist knowledge in Network Intrusion Detection, Penetration testing, Incident Response and Digital Forensics.

Tony's early career was with British Gas, ICL and Fujitsu, spanning over 28 years in the IT industry with experience in Telemetry, the operational management of WANs and LANs and various security technologies.

Tony works with a range of public and private sector organisations on matters of Cyber Security, as well as being active in several industry forums and strategy groups. He is a regular contributor to BBC television and of published features and articles

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and the Managing director of Indelible Data – an information security consultancy based in West Cumbria that helps companies become ISO 27001 and PCI compliant.

Indelible Data is an information security consultancy based in Cumbria that helps companies become ISO 27001 and PCI compliant. Focusing on the identification and mitigation of risk, the company aims to establish a culture of security in client organisations. Services include policy development, identification and selection of countermeasures and security awareness training. Clients include small businesses that aim to become part of the nuclear supply chain, online retailers and market research companies that hold large amounts of commercially sensitive data.

Ibrahim Ethem Bagci

Ibrahim Ethem Bagci

Ibrahim is a PhD student at School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University. His key research project is 'Risk Management for Wireless Sensor Networks'. This project investigates adaptive security mechanisms for wireless sensor networks. Adaptive mechanisms are necessary to balance protection levels with protection cost in terms of hardware, processing overheads and energy consumption.

Prof Awais Rashid

Professor Awais Rashid

Professor Awais Rashid is co-director of the Security-Lancaster research centre and head of the EPSRC-GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at Lancaster University.

He is internationally renowned for his research on detecting criminals masking their online identities, dealing with dynamically changing cyber security threat patterns, profiling attackers/victims based on the language in their online communications and techniques to deal with disruptive influences of malicious users. His research has featured heavily in the media (e.g., BBC 6 O’ Clock News, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, German News Heute, ABC News Australia, Scientific American). It was also highlighted as one of the 100 Big Ideas for the Future by RCUK/UUK and one of four Cyber Security case studies in a 2011 EPSRC report for government ministers and senior civil servants.

Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan is Head of Business engagement for Superfast Lancashire. He is responsible for managing the take up of the business support programme, sourcing and delivering market engagement channels and ensuring that awareness of the programme reaches all sectors of the eligible SME community. Additionally, through working with external bodies within the region, ensures that the content of the programme continuously evolves to meet the changing needs of the business market. Tony has many years’ experience of working closely with business in the ICT arena, from Global Banking companies down to the small business sector and held senior management positions within BT before being seconded into the Superfast Lancashire project.

Superfast Lancashire is a multi-million pound initiative to make high-speed broadband available to 97% of Lancashire homes and businesses and our new high-speed fibre broadband network is set to dramatically improve broadband download and upload speeds by the end of 2015. Superfast Lancashire is a partnership between Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackpool Council and BT, it represents the biggest single investment in rural broadband anywhere in the world. This will help our businesses to become more efficient and productive and will stimulate our economy in a way Lancashire hasn’t seen since the industrial revolution.

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has been a cyber security specialist since 1998. He recently led the market-defining Cyber Security Competitiveness study for the UK government. Duncan is an expert in analysing the Cyber Security market globally. His list of security-related clients includes financial organisations, government organisations and suppliers. His expertise spans the gamut of security topics including risk assessment & mitigation, cryptography and digital identity. He hates passwords.

Founded in 1976, PAC is a privately held research & consulting firm for the software and ICT services market. PAC helps ICT vendors to optimize their strategies by providing quantitative and qualitative market analysis as well as operational and strategic consulting. We advise CIOs and financial investors in evaluating ICT vendors and solutions and support their investment decisions. Public institutions and organisations also rely on our key analyses to develop and shape their ICT policies.

Paul Astle

Paul Astle

Paul Astle is Operations Director at The Networking People (TNP); his other roles include SIRO and Quality Manager responsible for ISO9001 and ISO27001 compliance. Paul has worked in the IT industry for 12 years after graduating from Lancaster University, his career started within Lancaster University’s ISS department where he quickly specialised as a Network Engineer. In this role Paul worked on the CLEO (Cumbria and Lancashire Education Online) network one of the largest public sector network of its kind connecting 1300 schools and council buildings. In 2008 Paul moved into a Project Management role and managed a number of large ICT transformation projects including merging two county wide public sector networks. Qualified to MSP and PRINCE2 Paul has a passion for large infrastructure projects possessing a breadth of knowledge of enterprise technologies and best practice.

The Networking People Ltd. (TNP) provides high speed Internet connectivity, network consultancy and engineering services to business, education and local authorities throughout the UK. They pride themselves in offering bespoke connectivity solutions through a variety of different mediums, from dark fibre, to managed fibre circuits, copper services and also licensed and unlicensed band microwave radio. Their skilled network architects and engineers have a glowing track record of providing on-site consultancy services and have recently helped to design and deliver flexible network solutions for local authorities and borough councils throughout the region.

Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson

Stephen Robinson is Managing Director and founder of the Xyone group and his career in digital marketing spans over 15 years. Xyone Digital Solutions, the group’s web development agency has been providing cyber security services for their clients for the last two years. Upon recognising the high risk from the threat of potential attacks to SMEs, Stephen launched the Xyone Cyber Security division of the business leading a team of highly qualified cyber security specialists, dedicated to the provision of cyber security services

Xyone Cyber Security specialises in penetration testing, consultancy, training, PCI Compliance, ISO compliance and Lexcel compliance. They combine knowledge and integrity to provide support for securing the data and assets of their clients from the threat of cybercrime. They are working in collaboration with Lancaster University towards numerous projects in relation to open-source intelligence, social engineering and in the co-production of a cutting edge vulnerability assessment tool with API integration. They are able to support Lancaster University in their research of the industry through providing a commercial marketplace by which to test theories and gather data.

Charles Jacobson

Charles Jacobson

Following a career in the Diplomatic Service, Charles has been working with UKTI in the North West for a few years now, providing support and assistance to companies around the North West looking to grow or develop their international trading activities. Charles focuses on a number of sectors that include defence and security and has recently begun to concentrate on opportunities for North West companies in the global cyber security market.

UK Trade & Investment has recently published an export strategy which has identified export opportunities and detailed how the government plans to support the sector to find new international customers. UKTI staff will be on hand at the exhibition to discuss the support available for companies looking to explore international business opportunities and the work that we are doing to identify new opportunities and engage with potential partners and customers across the globe.

Austen Okonweze

Austen Okonweze is Assistant Director - Cyber Science and Innovation within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). He has responsibility for delivering BIS policies on cyber research and innovation which includes supporting the development of high level skills needed by the next generation of cyber experts, helping to boost the cyber academic research base and encouraging innovation to help drive the growth of the cyber sector.

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.

Prof Nigel Davies

Prof Nigel Davies from the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University

Nigel Davies is a Professor in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University and has managed a wide range of projects in the area of pervasive and mobile computing.

Prof Rashik Parmar

Prof Rashik Parmar from IBM

Rashik is President of IBM's Academy of Technology and also a Distinguished Engineer. During his twenty nine years of practical experience in IBM, he has worked for financial, retail and manufacturing clients on IT projects of all sizes. Overall, he specialises in ensuring the technical success of complex IT projects. He currently leading projects related to IBM's Smarter Cities programme and development of techniques to drive industry level innovation.

Rashik is also IBM's Partnership Executive for Imperial College - London. He is also an Adjunct Professor for Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Imperial College Business School and Visiting Professor to the Intelligent Systems and Networks Group at the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

IBM is an innovation company. Both in what we do and in how we do it, we pursue continuous transformation always remixing to higher value in our portfolio and skills, in the capabilities we deliver to our clients and in our own operations and management practices.

Clare McDonald

Clare is an Honours Graduate in Economics from the University of Strathclyde Business School and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

With a background initially in the rail and oil industries, she went on to join an EU Consultancy specialising in supporting innovative start-ups, where she was responsible for producing and implementing Business and Funding Proposals for clients from across a range of industry sectors. Following on from this, Clare managed The Small Business Loan Scheme across Scotland for Scottish Enterprise an HM Treasury Initiative designed to support major Business Expansion Projects and in 1998 started up her own Company Field Lockhart Associates which specialises in the Design and Delivery of Entrepreneurial Programmes for Schools.

Clare is dedicated to a vision which seeks the pro-active promotion and delivery of Citizenship and Enterprise to the Young People of the UK, and LionHeart comprises a Team of highly professional, experienced and committed individuals all of whom work to make this vision a reality.

Michael Pollock

Michael's background and expertise is in electrical/mechanical engineering and his experience originates from the Manufacturing and Services Sectors where he worked for some of the best known industrial engineering companies in the UK, John Brown Engineering, Harland & Wolff, and EMIS Ltd. Michael brings to the company a first hand understanding of the issues encountered at each layer of management as he has been responsible at Board level in leading and directing Start-Ups, Growth Strategies, Development Strategies and Exit Strategies for Companies during a career spanning over 30 years. During his career, he sought to match his hands-on accomplishments in business, with academic achievements, including attaining an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School and a PgD [Int. Mkt.] from Paisley University.

Michael undertakes many roles within Field LockHart Associates, primarily, developing ongoing programme development and Strategy.

Mr Tom Cheesewright

Tom Cheesewright

Tom Cheesewright is the founder of applied futurism practice, Book of the Future. He works with organisations to help them see, share and respond to a coherent vision of the future. Clients include LG, Sony Pictures, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Leadership and Management, and Mediacom.

In twelve years in the tech industry Tom has worked with global brands such as BT, EE and IBM, and founded a series of technology-driven companies. Most recently he co-founded venture-backed big data analytics startup CANDDi (http://canddi.com).

Tom is a frequent presence on TV and radio, appearing across the BBC from the Breakfast sofa to World Business Report, and as a regular contributor to 5live’s Saturday Edition. He is Xfm’s ‘TechCheese’ and has shared his thoughts on the future with Kiss, Kerrang and even Channel 4's Sunday Brunch.

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The Venue

CSC2013 will be held at the Lancaster House Hotel. Lancaster House lies approximately three miles south of the City of Lancaster. The Hotel is easily accessible via road, rail and bicycle and is within 70 miles of Manchester's International Airport.

Location

Lancaster House
Green Lane,
Ellel,
Lancaster,
Lancashire,
LA1 4GJ

Accomodation

If overnight accomodation is required the following locations are recommended:

Contact Us

CSCS2013 is a conference intended to bring together a wide range of stakeholders around the subject of ICT/Cyber Security.  The event is intended to highlight the opportunities for SMEs and showcase the industry and academic specialists that are able to help address those issues.  We are very interested in helping drive and support those interactions and the Project team (details below) would welcome any opportunities before, during or after the conference, to help progress collaborations.  In particular there are a range of opportunities to work with Lancaster University in the area of Cyber Security, from working in partnership on the MSc in Cyber Security Programme, gaining specialist advise for a particular business issue or working together in the development of joint research bids.

Becky Gordon: Operations Manager

Becky Gordon

For any general event queries, please contact Becky:

Tel: +44(0) 1524 510188, Email: b.gordon@lancaster.ac.uk

Daniel Prince: Security Lancaster Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange

Dr Daniel Prince

For further information on the specialist academic research and industry collaboration via the Security Lancaster Group please contact Dan:

Tel: +44(0) 1524 510788, Email: d.prince@lancaster.ac.uk

Nick King: Business Development Manager, School of Computing and Communications

Mr Nick King

For further information on the options for business collaboration/support in the area of Cyber Security please contact Nick:

Tel: +44(0) 1524 510447, Email: n.king@lancaster.ac.uk

Tony Dyhouse: ICT KTN-Cyber Security

Mr Tony Dyhouse

If you are interested in engaging with ICT KTN in the area of Cyber Security or finding out more about how the ktn can help you please get in contact with Tony.

Tel: +44 (0)7900 057197, Email: tony.dyhouse@ictktn.org