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Cyber security expert to reveal threats facing the island

Cyber security expert to reveal threats facing the island

Thursday 11 October 2018

Cyber security expert to reveal threats facing the island

A global cyber security expert and former Director of the National Cyber Security Centre is to give a talk about the key cyber threats facing the island as part of the ‘Protecting the Island’s Critical Infrastructure' conference.

John Noble CBE will be at the Royal Yacht on 5 November as part of the event being put on by Defence Logic to look at how businesses can protect themselves from the ever-increasing cyber security threats.

The topic of cyber security has become an increasingly serious challenge for the local government. The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) reported in their 2017 Cyber Security Strategy that there are 4,500 local cyber attacks a day.

As a former Director of the NCSC, which was launched in October 2016 to protect the UK’s critical services from cyber-attacks, manage cyber incidents and improve the underlying security of the UK critical infrastructure, John Noble CBE has gained expertise in dealing with and understanding the causes of cyber incidents. At the conference, he will provide key insights into how businesses can prepare for and respond effectively to cyber security attacks.  

He will be joined by a current member of the National Crime Agency who will outline the UK’s national cyber security plan.

Anthony Flemmer, CEO of Defence Logic, says: "Cybercrime threats are now more sophisticated than ever. Your information is one of your most precious assets as a business, so how do you know if your information is actually secure? We are delighted to be able to bring John, one of the UK’s most experienced and respected incident response professionals, to the Island. He will use his expertise to highlight the full extent of threats to businesses and government, and how to minimise the damage caused by a major incident."

Paul Dutot, CTO of Defence Logic, added: "Although commercial organisations have responsibility for managing their own risks, government can also play a role by facilitating information sharing, providing appropriate minimum cyber security standards and having an effective incident response capability in place to augment their existing business capability. John’s unique experience and insight will inspire and assist with this collaborative approach."


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