Enhancing the UK's Cyber Security Resilience | IPT
Speaker: Denis Onuoha, Chief Information Security Officer, Arqiva
Speaker: Dr Chris Moran, Reader in US National Security, Warwick University
Dinner Discussion


Monday 08 June 2020


House of Commons

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The digital economy contributes a higher percentage to the UK’s GDP than in any other European country and in 2018 90% of UK households had digital access. Since it was established in October 2016, the National Cyber Security Centre has dealt with over 1,100 cyber security incidents and over the course of one year collected half a billion spoof emails pretending to be HMRC. The Government has ambitious policies to become a world leader by ‘designing out’ many cyber threats through investing in hardware solutions and aims for research and development investment to reach 2.4% of GDP by 2027.  With digital technology and online services constantly evolving, how can the UK ensure that national, business and consumer cyber security are resilient against threats?


This dinner discussion will:

  • Consider how knowledgeable UK business consumers are to cyber threats, including SMEs entrenched in large organisations supply chains
  • Discuss the skills architecture required for cyber professionals and how the UK could boost its technical ability to deal with threats
  • Explore what steps could be taken to protect the UK’s digital economy