National Cyber Security Programme: Cyber Pathfinder

Three: People, Process and Technology

iNetwork, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), and Emergency Planning College (EPC) are working with the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) to help local service providers to recognise the seriousness of the cyber challenge and help local service providers become more cyber secure and resilient. To accomplish this, the “Think Cyber Think Resilience” Cyber Pathfinder Training Scheme provides free-of-charge exercises and training for Technical Officers and Senior Executives from Local Authorities, Local Resilience Forums, and other Public Sector partner organisations across England.

Pathfinder Three – People, Process and Technology has been developed with significant inputs from the National Cyber Security Centre, Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat and other National Cyber Security Programme partners. It is designed to help local public service organisations support the objectives of the National Cyber Security Programme – which is responsible for the delivery of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy.

Pathfinder Three will help participants to better understand the core components necessary to develop a cyber resilience programme. Participants will also explore wants needed to raise cyber resilience awareness within their organisations.

Pathfinder 3.1: People, Processes and Technology:  outline the core components to developing a cyber resilience programme as follows:-.

  • How to treat cyber resilience as a people centred issue and keep people involved and informed;
  • Focusing on staff roles and how cyber resilience is everyone’s responsibility; 
  • Ways to champion and develop a culture of cyber awareness both within and beyond your organisation;
  • Know and understand how business critical systems, assets and data need to be cyber secure;
  • How to look at the cyber agenda as being beyond the organisational technology brief;
  • Understand the role of Active Cyber Defence and key cyber technology standards; 
  • Identify the core components of cyber policy that needs to be addressed in any organisational programme;
  • Clarify the various approaches to cyber threat analysis and how they can inform approaches to risk management.

All Cyber Pathfinder Training Scheme seminars are designed to help participants think about the impact of cyber incidents on their organisational plans for multi-agency working under the Civil Contingencies Act. It will help them understand cyber related issues so that, working with their resilience partners, they can review existing emergency planning and develop effective multi-agency emergency planning for cyber related incidents.

Who should attend?

Senior Leaders, Policy Makers and Practitioners from English Local Authorities, Local Resilience Forums, and other Public Sector partner organisations responsible for:

  • Policy or Strategic Management
  • Cyber Resilience or Security
  • Information Assurance
  • Data Management and GDPR/NIS
  • Democratic and Electoral Services
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Emergency Planning

Cyber Pathfinder Training Scheme events, which are free of charge for public service delegates, are aimed at Senior Leaders, Policy Makers and Practitioners from Public Service providers – especially (but not limited to) Local Authorities, Local Resilience Forums or their public sector delivery partners.

 

Aim

To provide delegates with the core components to develop a cyber resilience programme and assist them in raising cyber resilience awareness within their organisations.

Objectives

These interactive sessions provide an opportunity for participants, working in small groups, to explore:

Pathfinder 3.1: People, Processes and Technology – provides an overview of the core components of cyber policy development including:

  • Making cyber resilience as a people centred issues and keep people involved and informed
  • Building cyber policy that meet legal requirements (e.g. GDPR)
  • Establishing Terms of Reference & governance arrangements
  • Development of cyber incident & response planning
  • Understanding threat analysis and agreeing roles & responsibilities
  • Forensic links, evidence gathering and audit trails (for criminal prosecutions).

 

Additional Information

Pathfinder Three – People, Process and Technology is part of the MHCLG Cyber Pathfinder Training Scheme funded by the National Cyber Security Programme.  Participants and/or their organisations can further develop their understanding of cyber resilience, and the lessons learnt from attending this event, by taking part in one or more of the Pathfinder training seminars.

Places are limited to 60 participants for each Cyber Pathfinder Training Scheme event so early booking is advisable.

 

Teaching and Learning Methods

Date

Location

Venue

Register

12 June 2019

London

Friends House

26 June 2019

Manchester

Kings House Conference

03 July 2019

Birmingham

De Vere Colmore Gate

18 July 2019

Cambridge

Hilton Double Tree

31 July 2019

Leeds

Town Hall

11 September 2019

Nottingham

Albert Hall 

02 October 2019

Bristol

We the Curious

08 October 2019

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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