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Cyber Trends 2021

May 26, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Online (BST)

Event Description

Now in its fifth year, Cyber Trends draws on the experience of industry practitioners, government representatives, and researchers to examine the current trends and what is on the horizon for the cybersecurity ecosystem, across the UK and around the world.

This year the debates will consider the impact of the global pandemic on the current and future cyber scene. We are at a critical juncture where new trends are appearing and transformative initiatives are taking place.


The sessions will begin with an overview of cybercrime activities of 2020 centered around Verizon’s annual DBIR report.

That keynote will introduce the central part of the event—a panel highlighting Domain Trust, a GCA initiative focused on identifying abuse in the domain name system to help address the global response against conventional e-crime.

A second keynote will follow, with the privileged insights of the Information Commissioner’s Office into the role of privacy for the future of cybersecurity.

Finally, a closing debate will offer an opportunity for first-hand insights from those who will define the future of cybersecurity—the next generation of responders.

Suzanne Kelly, CEO of The Cipher Brief and presenter of the event, will close the sessions with a debate and Q&A open to all participants.

Please check the latest available agenda for Cyber Trends 2021 below:

14:00–14:10Opening of Cyber Trends 2021 and Welcome Addresses

  • Suzanne Kelly (CEO and Publisher, The Cipher Brief), presenter of Cyber Trends 2021
  • Rt Hon William Russell, The Lord Mayor of the City of London
  • Ian Dyson QPM (Commissioner of the City of London Police)
14:10–14:35Keynote I: Exploring Year 0, a Dive into the DBIR Report

  • Phillip Larbey (Managing Principal, Investigative Response & Threat Intelligence, Verizon Business)
14:35–14:45Keynote II: New Cyber Challenges at Government Scale

  • Pete Cooper (Deputy Director Cyber Defence, Cabinet Office, UK)
14:45–15:30Panel: Domain Trust, a Project to Shape the Future of the Internet

Moderator: Andy Bates (Executive Director, UK, India, and Middle East, GCA)

  • Kelly Hardy (Head of Registry Policy, CentralNic)
  • Göran Marby (President and CEO, ICANN)
  • Līga Raita Rozentāle (Senior Director, European Government Affairs, Microsoft)
  • Rowena Schoo (Policy and Government Relations Manager, Nominet)
15:35–15:50Keynote III: Privacy and the Future of Cybersecurity

  • James Dipple-Johnstone (Deputy Commissioner, Information Commissioner’s Office, UK)
15:50–16:30Conversation: The Future by Those Who Will Write It

Moderator: Suzanne Kelly (CEO and Publisher, The Cipher Brief)

  • Senior Representative (NCSC)
  • Chris Dawson (Senior Manager, Group CISRO, Standard Chartered)
  • Amy M (Student of Computer Science with Cybersecurity, University of York)
  • Dr Emma Philpott (CEO, IASME Consortium)
  • Simeon Quarrie (CEO and founder, VIVIDA Interactive)
  • Richard Watson (Best-selling author, futurist, and scenario planner)
16:30–16:45Wrap-up of Cyber Trends 2021

Moderator: Suzanne Kelly (CEO and Publisher, The Cipher Brief)

  • Andy Bates (Executive Director, UK, India, and Middle East, GCA)
  • Phil Reitinger (President and CEO, GCA)

Note: all times shown are BST, British Summer Time (UTC+1).

CPE Credits Available for ISACA Members

We are delighted to be partnered with the ISACA London Chapter for Cyber Trends. Up to 2.5 CPEs are available for ISACA members, depending on attendance duration and correct registration. To claim these points, at the conclusion of the event, ISACA members should email [email protected] with their ISACA membership number. Evidence of attendance will then be issued.

Thank You!

Cyber Trends 2021 is brought to you thanks to the support of our sponsors, Verizon, and of our official media partners, The Cipher Brief.

Other contributors to this event are shown below.

A big thank to all of them!