NCSC to host cyber practitioner summit

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is to host a summit for cyber security practitioners in February 2018

The NCSC is calling on cyber security practitioners to submit proposals for presentations at the CyberThreat 2018 summit.

Spanning forensics, and offensive and defensive cyber security disciplines, the event is to be hosted by the NCSC in collaboration with the Sans Institute at the QEII Centre in London from 27-28 February.

The event is to have a strong technical focus, the NSCS said, and will encourage the sharing of “bleeding edge” techniques, case studies from the field and new security tools.

Designed to bring together the UK and Europe’s technical cyber security community, the summit is focused solely on enabling organisations and security practitioners to build effective cyber threat intelligence capabilities.

Paul Chichester, NCSC director of operations, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Sans Institute on CyberThreat 2018, and we urge network defenders and security researchers to get involved by applying to speak or simply by attending.

“This promises to be an event rich in real-world experience and will feature a mixture of high-impact talks from keynote speakers and emerging talent, sharing their experiences and offering fresh insight into new and evolving threats in cyber space.”

The two-day summit will feature hands-on opportunities for delegates in the form of capture the flag events, team problem solving and hackathons against some of the latest devices and products.

It will blend presentations from world-renowned industry experts with speaking slots and lightning talks from talented new-comers and rising industry stars.

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Network defenders and security researchers are encouraged to submit their papers to speak at the conference, which can be done online here.

Registration to attend the event is scheduled to open in early November, the NCSC said, with early registration open to those who manage to complete a set of challenges.

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