Securing the Future of Healthcare: Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape in the NHS

10:50 am
20 Sep, 2023
Virtual Event: GoTo

Securing the Future of Healthcare: Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape in the NHS

10:50 am
20 Sep, 2023
Virtual Event: GoTo

Securing the Future of Healthcare: Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape in the NHS

The NHS Security Conference is an opportunity for healthcare professionals and industry leaders to come together and discuss the latest trends and developments in security for the NHS. The conference will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions and will provide a forum for attendees to share best practices, learn from experts in the field, and stay up to date on the latest developments in NHS security.

With an increasing number of cyber-attacks and data breaches targeting healthcare organisations, it is more important than ever for the NHS to stay vigilant and proactively address security risks, to help tackle this growing area of concern, all health and care organisations are expected to implement the 10 National Data Guardian (NDG) standards for data security. These standards are designed to protect sensitive data and protect critical services which may be affected by a disruption to critical IT systems, this provides a timely opportunity to meet up, share practical insights, and network with peers.

Key NHS Security Trends:

  • Increasing threats from cyber-attacks and data breaches
  • The need for better collaboration and information sharing between NHS organizations and other stakeholders.
  • The role of technology in enhancing security and protecting patient data
  • The importance of training and awareness-raising to address security risks.
  • The need to balance security and privacy concerns with the delivery of high-quality healthcare.

With an increasing number of cyber-attacks and data breaches targeting healthcare organisations, it is more important than ever for the NHS to stay vigilant and proactively address security risks. The NHS Security Conference is an opportunity for delegates to learn about the latest threats and best practices for protecting patient data and maintaining the integrity of healthcare services.

Delegates from NHS organizations are encouraged to register for the conference for free. Register now to take advantage of this opportunity to learn from experts in the field, network with peers, and stay up to date on the latest developments in NHS security.

Convenzis events are highly regarded for their ability to drive strategic level change and transformation within the healthcare industry. Our events bring together senior healthcare leaders and decision-makers from across the NHS and wider healthcare sector, with the aim of identifying and implementing innovative approaches to address the most pressing challenges facing the industry today.

Securing the Future of Healthcare: Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape in the NHS Key Subjects

Some of the key topics that will be covered at the conference include:

  • Cybersecurity and data protection
  • Collaboration and information sharing
  • Technology and security
  • Training and awareness-raising
  • Balancing security and privacy

Who will Attend

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Information Security Manager
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
  • Penetration Tester/Ethical Hacker
  • Cybercrime Investigator
  • Compliance Officer
  • Risk Management Specialist
  • IT/IS Auditor
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Information Assurance Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Architect
  • Incident Response Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Project Manager
  • Digital Forensics Examiner
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Security Software Developer
  • Data Privacy Officer

Your Pass Includes....

Your Pass Includes:

  • Access to all live keynote presentations and discussion sessions
  • Live and interactive best practice sharing
  • Meet the supplier opportunities
  • Take away content material
  • Interactive activities: Polls
  • Prize draws

Sponsors & Partners

The Agenda


Chair house keeping

Chair House keeping 


Keynote Presentation - Health Sector and Cyber Security: Challenges and Opportunities from UKHSA (Confirmed)

Mr Charles Sammut
Deputy Director Cyber Security
UK Health and Security Agency

A look at the cyber issues affecting the health sector, based on experience within UKHSA; covering the risk and opportunities of huge data sets, cutting-edge data analysis and the increased utilisation of LLM/ML, with a look at the actions and motivations of threat actors.


Case Study - Zscaler

Johnathon Murden
Lead Technologist NHS

NHS Penninecare embarked on their digital transformation project with Zscaler as the chosen solution to provide a security overlay to their SD-WAN to achieve 3 key outcomes:

  • Reduce Cost & Consolidate Point solutions
  • Improve Security Posture
  • Better User Experience and Third Party User Access 

In this 20 minutes breakout session, Jonathan Murden, Zscalers Chief Technologist for the NHS will detail how Zscaler's unique architecture enables NHS organisations to transform rapidly whilst getting best value for money and Mike Culshaw, CTO at Penninecare, will share his experience in a Q&A session.


Presentation - What the C in Cyber Should stand for (Confirmed)

Mike Culshaw
Pennine Care FT

Synopsis tbc



Cyber Security + Data Security = Cyber Resilience

Robert Priest
Systems Engineer for the UK Public Sector

A live whiteboard session describing:

  • The risks identified by many NHS organisations and their partners
  • The associated scope and scale of potential impact
  • What good looks like
  • How Rubrik is uniquely positioned as the last line of defence to ensure cyber resiliency, minimising the impact of cyber events on patients


Comfort Break

Comfort Break


Case Study - Staying ahead of compliance and threats, in a sustainable way

Daniel Trivellato
VP OT & IoMT Solutions

Case Study - Forescout 

In this session we’ll explain how visibility across your entire environment, IT, OT and IoT/IoMT, can drive your security automation strategy and provide assurance that security frameworks and compliance requirements are continually adhered to. We’ll also look at how visibility can be leveraged to quantify risk and how introducing security polices and controls, like NAC, ZTNA or segmentation, can enhance your risk posture over time. Lastly, we’ll explain how visibility can underpin Threat Detection & Response, complimenting existing SIEM investments and provide security operations teams with actionable incident information.



Information Security in Primary Care – priorities for primary care in 2024 (Confirmed)

Michael Knight
Chief Technology Officer
NHS South, Central and West

An overview of key challenges and opportunities facing primary care information security, and what we can do to resolve them.


Using Zero Trust to Contain Ransomware & Improve Cyber-resilience

Trevor Dearing
Global Director of Critical Infrastructure Solutions

As we transform our business models to deliver more agile services the increasing threat of ransomware can potentially disrupt those services causing an impact on society. While we can continue to spend more money or traditional security approaches a shift in thinking to Zero Trust will be more effective and save money. In this session we will address the following topics:

·   How to identify and define risk
·   How to reduce the attack surface
·   How to contain a ransomware attack
·   How to respond and restore services during an attack

Speaker: Trevor Dearing, Global Director of Critical Infrastructure Solutions, Illumio

Trevor Dearing has worked in networking and security for over 40 years. He has attended the birth of nearly all the technologies that we now take for granted including, Ethernet Switching, VPNs, Firewalls and virtual networks. Originally an engineer working on some of the first network and cyber security systems. He is now the Global Director of Critical Infrastructure Solutions for Illumio


Enhancing NHS Cybersecurity Resilience with XDR

Mr Morten Kjaersgaard
Simon Sleightholm
Information Assurance & Security Manager
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

This session is designed to empower NHS cybersecurity pros with insights and practical strategies to protect vital healthcare data and systems . We'll explore why the NHS is a prime target for cyberattacks, getting into the motivations behind these threats. We'll take a practical look at the wide-ranging attack surface, the different ways these attacks happen, and the risks they pose to the NHS. We'll highlight the importance of bringing together your security efforts instead of using separate and siloed tools. Plus, you'll discover how Extended Detection and Response (XDR) can be the solution to boosting your cybersecurity resilience.


Making cyber security everyone’s responsibility (Confirmed)

Tej Gudka
Head of Cyber Security

As the healthcare sector increasingly relies on digital systems and technology to deliver services to patients, organisations are being faced with more complex risks from sophisticated hacking and cyber warfare. To minimise the risk of disruption or delay that can be caused by an attack on IT infrastructure, we must combine more robust systems with training and support for all NHS staff. In the same way we have seen with areas such as data protection and core technology, cyber security needs to become entrenched. In this session we will look at some of the practical ways that organisations can support their staff to be aware of and responsive to common cyber threats such as phishing emails and password hacking. We will also explore the impact that the modern working environment – from large numbers of people working from home to buildings full of interconnected devices – has on cyber risk and how an open, honest and reflective culture can help reduce risk and its impact.


The Cyber Tsunami (Confirmed)

Andy Williams
Interim Chief Digital Officer
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

In today's interconnected world, whether we realise it or not the threat of a cyber-attack happens every day to every sector. Health and care is no exception. Our reliance on technology and the eerie prowess of hackers has given rise to a real cyber pandemic. This session aims to shed light on the importance of preparing for cyber-attacks for the health and care sector and key steps to mitigate the risk.


Close of Day

Close of Day

abpco 2021
Manchester Bee
CPD Member
Living Wage Member
Good Employment - Sponsor
Good Employment - Member
Armed Forces Covenant
Tech UK
Ban The Box
Faculty of Clinical Informatics
Stockport County
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