#CyberFest Event: ‘Enabling Safe Business – Cyber Resilient Local Public Services’

We are delighted to confirm another event as part of the #CyberFest programme throughout September 2018:

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Stadium of Light, Sunderland, 8:30am – 2:00pm 

Cyber Security is a Tier One National Security risk, alongside pandemic, terrorism and environmental risks. The potential business impacts of a cyber-attack are disruption of services, threat to service users’ (customers’) safety, reputational damage, regulatory fines and the demand for resources required to demonstrate compliance after the event.

The North Eastern ICT Partnership is hosting an event as part of the #CyberFest Programme, to bring together resilience, business continuity, IT management and IT security colleagues from local public-sector organisations to share experience and discuss civic cyber resilience.


*Public service managers (especially those responsible for services for vulnerable people)
*Managers responsible for resilience, business continuity
*Managers responsible for elections, registrars
*Managers responsible for IT, IT security
*Information asset owners
*Elected Members


*Emergency services
*Charities and third sector organisations delivering public services
*LRF partners in the private sector

..in Durham, Tees Valley, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.



  • Supporting councils with civic cyber resilience, LGA  (confirmed)
  • National cyber security programme and civic resilience, MHCLG and Emergency Planning College (confirmed)
  • Vulnerabilities from consumer technology and social media, Mark Johnson, TRMG (confirmed)
  • What’s the private sector doing locally? Dynamo North East (confirmed)
  • Start at home – changing your organisation’s culture around cyber resilience
  • An overview of LRFs and key processes / language
  • Current cyber threat landscape
  • Feedback from Northumbria LRF Exercise Skynet
  • Tools available to public sector (NCSC invited)



ABOUT #CyberFest

Cyber security is major concern for everyone and should be considered as part of a wider resilience agenda for the region. This is why Dynamo is creating a new type of coordination, one that involves all aspects of cyber resilience including those involved in commercial delivery, research and development, learning, regional resilience and users of technology.

The cyber workstream brings together these components in a coordinated way that promotes the North East as:

  • A region of high cyber awareness and infrastructural resilience.
  • A centre of excellence in the delivery of Cyber related services.
  • A centre of excellence in the delivery and development of high quality students and employees.
  • Noted for research and development in cyber.

To move forward with this, Dynamo, in partnership with Accenture, is launching #CyberFest, a series of cyber related events across the region during September.

The aim of #Cyberfest is to raise awareness of the North east as a place to address cyber resilience; to get people engaged in the Dynamo work stream; educate and inform of the threats and opportunities from cyber.

This will be achieved through a series of events covering the North East during September 2018. MORE DETAILS

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