Think Cyber Think Resilience Manchester Cyber Pathfinder Training Seminar 1: Landscape, Guidance and Support, King's House Conference Centre, Wednesday, 27. February 2019

National Cyber Security Programme – Think Cyber Resilience
Cyber Pathfinder Training Seminar: Landscape, Guidance and Support
Manchester: Wednesday 27th February 2019: King's House Conference Centre, Sidney Street, Manchester M1 7HB
Time: 09:30hrs - 16:00hrs (09:30hrs arrival for 10:00hrs prompt start)
We all know that Digital Public Services in the UK are under constant cyber-attack. The UK Government has in place a National Cyber Security Strategy aimed at protecting UK Public Services from cyber-attacks. The National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) is responsible for delivery of that strategy and is working with cross-government partners (such as the National Cyber Security Centre) to improve cyber resilience across UK Public Services.
The seriousness of this challenge means that local government and the wider local resilience community need to build a shared understanding of the implications for local multi-agency partners in responding to a significant cyber incident.
To help with this the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) is sponsoring a new Cyber Pathfinders scheme to help the local public service and resilience community navigate their way through the complexities of cyber security and cyber resilience. In particular the scheme is running free of charge a Cyber Pathfinder Training Seminar on the Cyber Landscape, Guidance and Support (see details below) for local public sector participants running from February 2019 onwards.

To provide participants with an overview of a baseline common understanding of the current cyber landscape and signpost participants to authoritative sources of guidance and support

Module 1.1: Cyber Landscape: overview of a baseline common understanding of the current cyber landscape.

Identifying the evolving nature of the cyber landscape;
Defining commonly used cyber terminology;
Understanding the evolving cyber risk picture;
Describe how cyber resilience fits into the wider resilience capability.


Being able to ask the right question around technology and its risks is crucial to senior local leaders, policy makers and practitioners. Here we will help develop an understanding of the terminology for Cyber Resilience and what it means to you, your organisation and local Resilience Forum community.

The growth in the use of connected technologies provides significant benefits to society and alongside those benefits there will always be those who will seek to take advantage and or exploit such opportunities for criminal and political ends.  Cyber Security is a Tier 1 National Security risk and Government is committed to ensuring that it has taken appropriate measures to ensure all critical services have appropriate protections in place. During this module you will learn more about the structure of that response and the organisations and departments involved to help you better understand your role in the protection of the UK.

Module 1.2: Guidance and Support: signpost to authoritative sources of guidance and support

Outline the work and role of the National Cyber Security Centre;
Reviewing the key guidance documents and online sources available;
Signposting the key support and practitioner organisations and their roles;
Identify the legal, standards and regulatory requirements that organisations need to address.


In the ever changing world of technology and fast growing sector, it is important to know where the credible source of guidance and support can be found.

Cyber security guidance has been created to cover many sectors and as a result it can often seem confusing which guidance would best suit individual organisations needs and circumstances. This module will highlight the main sources of guidance available to you and also where you can get additional support for your own personal education, and that of colleagues you work with, on cyber security. This will allow you to develop your own knowledge and capability to support you and your organisation develop a strong strategy which fit your organisation’s needs.

Senior Executives, Policy Makers and Practitioners from English Local Authorities, Local Resilience Forums, and Public Sector Partners
Senior Executives from public sector organisations responsible for policy making and strategic oversight of cyber security, information or data management, business continuity planning, and incident management handling - especially in Local Authorities; Local Resilience Forums; Warning Advice & Reporting Points; or other Local Public Sector Bodies.
These events, which are free to attend for public service delegates are aimed at Senior Executives from Public Service providers - especially (but not limited to) Local Authorities and Local Resilience Forums or their public sector delivery partners - with responsibility for:

Cyber Resilience/ Security
Information Assurance
Data Management and the impact of GDPR/NIS
Democratic and Electoral Services
Business Continuity Planning
Emergency Planning

Places are limited to 60 participants for each Pathfinder Exercise event and so early booking is advisable.

Polite Notices
Charging Policy:
This event is funded by Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government on behalf of the National Cyber Security Programme and is therefore FREE to attend.
Registration: There are a few questions as part of the registration process - you will be given the opportunity to request CPD etc.
Special/ Dietary Requirements: You will be asked to specify if you have any special or MEDICALLY RELATED dietary requirements when completing the registration form. 
Please note: We cater for vegetarian option as standard at all our events. This does not have to be specially requested. 
Cancellations: In the interest of efficiency, please let us know if you are unable to attend at least 10 working days before this event, so that we can make adjustments to the delegate list and catering requirements. Apologies given with less than 10 working days, we request that delegate substitution is made wherever possible

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Wednesday, 27. February 2019, King's House Conference Centre, Think Cyber Think Resilience Manchester Cyber Pathfinder Training Seminar 1: Landscape, Guidance and Support

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