UK government’s flagship security event kicks off today

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The CYBERUK conference, Britain’s most important cybersecurity event will be bringing together roughly 2,500 attendees to Glasgow as it kicks off today. The event is expected to host attendees from across the government, law enforcement and commercial sectors.

Hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the event will be focusing on encouraging cyber awareness this year. The event is being held for two days on April 24 and April 25.

The first day of the CYBERUK conference will feature representatives from intelligence agencies from Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada and the UK discussing about various topics pertaining to global collaboration on cyber threat sharing and joint operations. This session will be overseen by Yasmin Brooks, the director of cybersecurity at the UK Department for DCMS.

Commenting on hosting the event, NCSC CEO Ciaran Martin said: “Cybersecurity is an international team sport, and we are delighted to host allies from around the world in this public way to discuss how we best defend from common adversaries.”

The director of GCHQ, Jeremy Fleming will be opening the conference where he will address the need for genuine national effort for improving the cybersecurity of the UK.