#CyberFest 2020

#CyberFest, the North East’s largest cyber security festival is now in its third year, with ten events across the region throughout September. The aim of #CyberFest is to raise awareness of cyber security activities across the region as part of our mission ‘To Make the North East the place for cyber security.’

#CyberFest 2020 is planned to be bigger and better than last year with a range of events covering businesses, students, the general public and cyber security providers.

Please get in touch via clare.nicholson@dynamonortheast.co.uk to indicate your interest in specific events.





Date: 4-5 September, full days
Consisting of talks and workshops. BSides Newcastle is to help build the community of InfoSec in the North East
Aimed at: Technical community.


Cyber Security Needs You!

Date: 8 September, 2-6pm
Theme: Joint University of Sunderland and Institute of Coding event. One-day mix of practical and presentations around cyber security.
Aimed at: Students and people who would like to progress within the cyber industry.

Event speakers and bios

#CyberFest – Cyber Security Needs You! Digital Programme


Cyber Security in Offshore and Onshore Logistics

Date: 10 September, morning 8:00 to 10:00
Theme: Cyber security in offshore and onshore logistics
Aimed at: Academics, data scientists, logistics experts, distribution companies

Event speakers and bios


Protecting Data in Healthcare

Date: 15 September, 1-2.30pm
Theme: Protecting data in healthcare
Aimed at: CCIOs, CISOs, IT Directors in NHS, digital consultancies, software and healthcare providers and SMEs interested in healthcare and cyber.

Event speakers and bios


Lessons from COVID, Getting Ready for Whatever’s Next

Date: 17 September, 10am – 1.00pm
Theme: Joint Fraud forum, NEBRC and Northumbria University. Two thirds of fraud involves cyber crime. Lessons from COVID-19, getting ready for the next one.
Aimed at: Businesses, crime professionals, data analysts.

Event speakers and bios


Interested in a Career in Cyber Security?

Date; 22 September, 4.30pm-6.15pm
Theme: Find out what it takes to be an in-demand, highly skilled cyber security professional in one of the world’s fastest growing sectors.
Aimed at: Aimed at students and anyone thinking of a career in cyber security.

Event speakers and bios


Cyber Crime is a Catalyst for Change in the Banking Sector?

Date: 23 September, 8.30-10.30am
Theme: Representatives from the banking and cyber security sector will be debating the motions for and against whether cyber crime is good for the banking sector.
Aimed at: Financial sector, police, business ethics cyber security professionals

Event speakers and bios



Staying Safe from Cyber Crime in Tourism

Date: 24 September, 12.00pm-2.00pm
Theme: Joint Business Northumberland and Dynamo event. How tourism businesses can protect themselves from cyber crime.
Aimed at: Tourism businesses, and professionals, cyber security professionals

Event speakers and bios


The Role of Cyber Security in the Future of Teesside

Date: 24 September, 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Theme: There are exciting times ahead for Teesside and cyber security has a role to play. This online event, with Tees Valley Business Club will bring you updates on two of Teesside’s leading initiatives.
Aimed at: Teesside businesses, cyber security professionals

Event speakers and bios


National Cyber Security Centre and CyberFirst

Date: 29 September, 13:00-14:00Theme: CyberFirst is a programme of opportunities to help young people aged 11 – 17 years explore their passion for tech by introducing them to the fast paced world of cyber security.
Aimed at: If you work for an IT or technology company and are looking to support local schools in the region through Corporate Social Responsibility then this event is for you.


Bringing Creativity to Cyber Security

Date: 29 September, 17:30-20:00
Theme: The season finale is a joint event with Breeze Creatives, Sunderland University, Creative Fuse, ISACA, ISC2, NELHS and OWASP. Bringing creativity to cyber security. The event will include a collaborative cyber related artwork.
Aimed at: Technical and creative communities, cyber security professionals

Event speakers and bios




There are some great event partner opportunities for the #CyberFest programme.

#CyberFest 20_Partner Pack

Please contact Clare Nicholson for any queries.


Dynamo North East is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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