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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.  

 

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

 

 

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.