Political Intelligence, Global Transatlantic and Plexal successfully launch the Transatlantic Cyber Business Network

A new initiative in the cyber security space was launched by Political Intelligence, Global Transatlantic and Plexal to bring together business in the space from both sides of the Atlantic.

The launch of the Transatlantic Cyber Business Network (TCBN) saw over 60 different companies attend the event on 13th May 2021, excited to hear how industry and Government could work together to combat the growing cyber threat.

Chaired by Maggie Titmuss, Director of Intelligence and Incident Response at Lloyds Banking Group and former Regional Head for North America at the UK National Crime Agency, the panel was comprised of industry experts from both sides of the Atlantic and included CEO of Digital Shadows Alastair Paterson and Shawn Henry, Director of the Global Cyber Alliance. The Panel was completed by Chairman of BlueVoyant Robert Hannigan, and Cyber Robot Director Sean Plankey who brought their knowledge and experience of supporting the UK and US Governments on cyber policy, respectively.

There was a lively opening discussion on protecting businesses and infrastructure from the increasing number of cyber-attacks around the world. The recent cyber-attack on the US pipelines was highlighted as an example, with panellists explaining the need to strengthen supply chains and address basic cyber security. This was said to be a common cause of attacks, and panellists were united in their call for further education and resources, as well as more public and private sector collaboration to combat the threat.

An exciting discussion was held on the sharing of information vs intelligence, particularly the difficulty doing so between the public sector and Government. One panellist praised the UK’s efforts and highlighted the initiative whereby the Government certifies incident responders, so that businesses and individuals feel confident in who to trust in the event of a cyber-attack. Attendees were engaged throughout the event and submitted a wide range of questions on topics including how to improve intelligence sharing, ransomware payments and basic cyber hygiene.

TCBN membership is now open! Make sure you join today to be the first to hear about our upcoming events, collaboration and networking opportunities and stakeholder engagement.

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