Public Sector Cyber Security Northern Ireland 2023

Holyrood Connect’s popular Public Sector Cyber Security Northern Ireland event is returning to Belfast for another year. The 5th annual Cyber Security Northern Ireland conference will once again act as the premier event for public sector cyber security professionals in Northern Ireland and surrounding areas. This year’s event will be held on 24 January 2023, at the Hilton, Belfast.

As always, the event will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear the latest developments around cyber security and hot topics within the sector, as well as network with leading figures, peers, and industry representatives. Throughout the day, audience members will be able to include their own voices in the discussion through Question & Answer portions. Sessions of a variety of formats, including panel discussions, case studies, and plenary presentations, will delve into elements such as:

  • The current landscape of cyber security within Northern Ireland, specifically its public sector, and the most recent iteration of threats and risks endangering organisations’ services, data, and products.
  • Examples of fellow public sector organisations who have experience in reacting to and recovering from successful cyber-attacks or close calls.
  • The importance of cyber resilience as well as crucial resources needed for collaboration within the Northern Irish public sector such as GovAssure and Cyber Essentials.
  • The critical need for continued development and increased investment toward closing the cyber skills gap.
  • Exploration of the latest innovations within cyber tech and its role in future-proofing organisations’ cyber security measures.

This event is free-to-attend for those working in the public or third sectors. Register now to secure your place. If you work in the private sector, please email us to be added to our waiting list.

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With cyber-attacks against public sector organisations continuing at a rapid pace, it is vital for professionals to understand the latest threats and the current state of the landscape within Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom at large. This opening session will see three leading figures within cyber security present on the newest developments around cyber threats and reflections of where Northern Ireland sits within the larger cyber security environment. Delegates will have the opportunity to ask these experts questions after their presentations in a short audience Q&A, led by our event Chair.

As important as understanding the latest threats, recognising that attacks can occur regardless of an organisation’s readiness is equally as critical. There is a strength found in hearing the experiences of fellow public sector organisations, and learning lessons from peers so as to strengthen the sector as a whole in the future. This session will spotlight a series of case studies of successful cyber-attacks or close calls, and the organisations’ responses and recovery since then. 

3 Case Studies – 20 minutes each including Q&A

What can be done in the current landscape of cyber security if threats are evolving so quickly and even the greatest preparation does not guarantee absolute safety from attack? This session will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the value of proactive security strategies, and the importance placed on cyber resilience. Within this hour, the panellists will also discuss the status of GovAssure, and the role of Cyber Essentials in building supply chain assurance.

The final session of Cyber Security Northern Ireland 2023 will look towards the future of sector. The event Chair will lead a panel discussion between a handful of experts on future-proofing the Northern Irish public sector’s cyber security. Topics touched on will include increased skills development as well as recent innovation within cyber security technology.

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