National Cyber Security Centre
Flagship cyber conference confirmed for Wales in 2021
CYBERUK 2021 will take place in the International Convention Centre (ICC), Newport in May.
- CYBERUK had been due to take place at Newport this week until coronavirus outbreak forced postponement
- National Cyber Security Centre confirms flagship event will happen at same venue in 2021
- Event regularly attracts delegates from around the world to share latest thinking on cyber security
THE UK government’s flagship cyber security conference will take place in Wales in 2021 following its postponement this year due to the coronavirus, the National Cyber Security Centre confirmed today (Tuesday 19 May).
The annual CYBERUK event had been due to begin at the ICC Wales in Newport today but restrictions around mass gatherings as a result of the pandemic led to its postponement earlier this year.
Now the NCSC, which is a part of GCHQ, has confirmed the event will be held at the same venue next May.
CYBERUK brings together more than 2,500 delegates, with a focus on ensuring the UK leads the way when it comes to cyber resilience.
Ciaran Martin, CEO of the NCSC, said:
“CYBERUK is a great opportunity to bring together experts from around the globe, and while the postponement of the Newport conference was unavoidable it was clearly disappointing.
“So it’s fantastic that we’ll be coming together at this great venue next year to share ideas and insights from across the industry.”
CYBERUK, which is delivered at no cost to the public purse, brings together government, academia and industry whilst offering unrivalled networking opportunities.
Previous conferences had been held in England and Scotland, and the 2021 event at the International Convention Centre will be the first to be hosted in Wales.
Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart said:
“I’m delighted that Wales will play host to CYBERUK next year, an event which develops global expertise in a crucial industry to keep people safe.
“The ICC in Newport will showcase the best of what Wales has to offer next year, as delegates develop their knowledge in this important field.”
Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman said:
“Wales is a leading hub in our fast-growing cyber security sector, with cutting-edge firms and strong investment figures, as well as being home to some of the UK's top academic institutions.
“CYBERUK is an important milestone in the calendar so it's great to see it scheduled for next year.”
The event traditionally offers presentations from speakers on a wide array of topics. Areas which were due to be covered at the 2020 event included: attribution and countering the adversary, AI and the cloud and securing our connected lives from the Internet of Things to Smart Cities.
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