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UK companies are still in the dark as to how many cyber-attacks are hitting their business, according to PwC’s annual Global State of Information Security Survey 2017. The cost of security incidents are rising and the volume of attacks are also increasing. No longer can physical and cyber security be looked at separately since an attack on an organisation’s systems can cause physical infrastructure to fail, according to organisers of the upcoming UK Security Expo in west London. The event runs at Olympia on Wednesday and Thursday, November 30 and December 1.

Following the £1.9b cyber strategy outlined by the Chancellor Philip Hammond, UK Security Expo says that it will demonstrate the importance of integrating cyber with physical security.

· John Unsworth, CEO of the Mayor of London Digital Security Centre will talk about how we can make London the safest city for digital innovation by grasping cyber risks;
· Ben Lowater, Deputy Director Private Sector and CNI, CESG will discuss the new National Cyber Security Centre on the Global Counter Terrorism Conference;
· The Security Director’s Practical Guide to Cyber Security Workshops run in association with Cyber Rescue will offer practical sessions including an interactive crisis simulation role play;
· Chris Hurran OBE, Senior Associate Fellow, UCL Institute for Security & Resilience Studies will talk about mitigating insider risk and which cyber insiders should most concern the boards of CNI organisations; and
· Qinetiq, Sungard AS, JTOL and other companies will demonstrate the latest products and technologies to protect against risk.

Kevin Duffey, Managing Director, Cyber Rescue, says: “News coverage of cyber attacks on business will quadruple, as every successful attack will fuel further crime, while regulators will require notification when attacks get through. CEOs will demand that Security Directors earn their pay, by leading on business continuity and risk mitigation against cyber attacks.

And Peter Jones, Chief Executive, Nineteen Events adds: “Security Directors already face a colossal challenge in tackling a broad spectrum of threats in keeping their operations, assets and people safe and secure. UK Security Expo offers a number of initiatives including case studies, discussions, debate, an interactive workshop plus a showcase of products which will all inform a security director as he faces up to the challenge ahead.”


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