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  • Date & Time: Oct 30, 2019, 12:30 pm
  • Speaker: Ian Levy, Technical Director, UK National Cyber Security Centre
  • Location: 205 Cabot Intercultural Center

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has a mission to make the UK the safest place in the world to live and work online. Cybersecurity is generally sold using fear and defending a nation – whether top secret military and intelligence systems, critical infrastructure or charities and individuals – requires a completely different approach. In this talk, Ian will discuss the UK’s strategy to securing the whole of the UK, how we’ve implemented that strategy and what has worked and what has not. There will even be real data, which is unusual for a cybersecurity talk.

Dr Ian Levy is the Technical Director of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre and the UK Government’s chief cybersecurity geek. Ian became Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre in October 2016, prior to which he was Technical Director of Cyber Security and Resilience at GCHQ. Ian leads on developing defences to manage cyber threats. This involves fostering technical innovation to find solutions that can protect the UK from large scale cyber attacks, and day-to-day malicious cyber activity.