Transatlantic Cyber Security Business Network hosts UK/US Government and Industry discussion on supply chain cyber risk

Transatlantic Cyber Security Business Network hosts UK/US Government and Industry discussion on supply chain cyber risk

Following on from their successful launch event in May, The Transatlantic Cyber Security Business Network (TCBN) was delighted to host its second thought leadership discussion on 1st July 2021.  

The discussion addressed the highly topical issue of supply chain cyber risk and saw around 50 individuals and businesses attend the virtual event, excited to hear from a panel of renowned subject matter experts.  

Chaired by Keith Driver, CTO Cyber at Raytheon UK, the panel was comprised of industry experts from both sides of the Atlantic and included Haydn Brooks, CEO of Risk Ledger, and Ben Dickinson, Managing Director of 3VRM. The Panel was completed by Jon Boyens, Deputy Chief of the Computer Security Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Irfan Hemani, Deputy Director for Cyber Security at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) who brought their knowledge and experience of supporting the US and UK Governments respectively. 

Setting the scene for the discussion, speakers outlined the global nature of supply chains and the need for an international effort to reduce supply chain cyber risk.  

A captivating discussion was held around the different methods undertaken by Government on both sides of the Atlantic to secure their supply chains. Attendees were interested to hear how although they shared the same goal, Governments had approached the problem differently, with the US introducing frameworks for what ‘good’ looked like and the UK Government mandating for cyber essentials but taking a less prescriptive approach towards standards. 

Asked what steps they would take to improve supply chain cyber risk, panellists put forward a number of suggestions including showing the value of current solutions against risk, eliminating as much of the risk at the source as possible, driving cyber uptake in educational institutes and placing increased responsibility on managed service providers.  

Attendees were engaged throughout the event and submitted a wide range of questions on topics including the role and guidance of the NCSC and protecting data across the supply chain.  

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