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Cyber Defence & Network Security Conference

23 January, 2018 - 25 January, 2018, London, United Kingdom

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Securing the distributed network

Cyber security looms ever-larger on the national security agenda. The paralysing effects of the recent ransomware assault on the NHS point to worrying vulnerabilities in network resilience, vulnerabilities which recur across defence, government and CNI. Unless the cyber threat is tackled head on, information security and operational capability will be severely compromised.

CDANS 2018
will confront the challenge of securing the distributed network. As data-heavy remote assets and cloud storage proliferate, new weaknesses emerge for aggressors to exploit. With cyber now officially a NATO domain of warfare, the combat commander is increasingly sensitive to the need to encrypt his communications and platforms against offensive IW. For CNI, the active targeting of the network by terrorists, lone attackers and foreign governments necessitates a collaborative approach to defence, one which takes advantage of the national cyber security centres which continue to emerge across Europe.

Join over 100 cyber experts in London from 23-25 January 2018, and enhance your approach to threat intelligence, incident response, training and remote asset protection. Benefit too from a forward looking agenda that will assess the merits of emerging and disruptive technologies, including advance analytics, AI and blockchain. Don’t miss a unique opportunity to defend your network against the cyber threat.

Key themes being addressed at Cyber Defence and Network Security include:

  • How different leading nations are tackling the issue of Cyber Defence and Network security with insights from senior military figures into their current best practices and their view on the future of Cyber Security
  • Insight into how different organisation and nations are providing training for all staff, and investigating what efforts can be made from the ground level of cyber security, from essential training methods for defence staff to policies around governance and management of cyber defence teams.
  • A range of different organisations and nations exploring how the development of their environment, with relation to BYOD, the Internet of Things, and a military focus on the security of weaponry against the threat of cyberspace
  • Information on the situational awareness of different organisations, and how they are constantly looking to improve this, and police where the threats originate

Why you should attend Cyber Defence and Network Security:

  • Learn from leading nations on their best cyber security practices, and also the threats that concern them in the future, from best methods of training to concerns around the ‘Internet of Things.’
  • Improve your knowledge from the industry as to the best tools and solutions available to help ensure total network security.
  • Exposure to organisations outside of the military, ranging from private to public services, with the question being posed ''What lessons can be learnt from outside of our network?''

''The CDANS event was valuable as I was able to meet several key personnel that face the very same problems as I do, their experience is a great reach back. The topics were all interesting and valued the discussions''
Branch Chief, DoD

''As threats to the cyber landscape increase in number - The Spanish Ministry of Defence sees CDANS as a unique opportunity to discover the key challenges and their solutions from other regions on a day-to-day basis.''
Lieutenant Colonel Angel Gomez de Agreda, Office of the Secretary General for Defence Policy, Spanish Ministry of Defence

''CDANS is the best venue I found to meet awide variety of international partners.''
Gregory C. Radabaugh,GG-15, DAF Chief of Cyberspace Operations, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency


Hilton London Canary Wharf
South Quay Marsh Wall
London E14 9SH
United Kingdom
Phone: 44-203-002-2300

Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee; however we have put together a HotelMap that displays discounted accommodation for hotels in the area near to Cyber Defence & Network Security 2018. The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel:

Alternatively, if you would like to book your accommodation by phone, please call Jessica Heili, our dedicated London concierge, on 020 7292 2335 (if outside UK +44 20 7292 2335) quoting Special Reference Code W-MCPZQ.

Please note:
We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.The Palo Alto Workshop Day - 23rd January 2018

Conference Day One - 24 January 2018

Conference Day Two
- 25 January 2018

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

Early-Confirmed Speakers 2018

  • Brigadier General Vass, Incoming ACOS Cyber, NATO SHAPE
  • Professor Dr Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, ENISA
  • Colonel Eric Alardet, Cyber Operations Chief, French Cyber Command
  • Captain Shaun Prescott, Head, Operate and Defend, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Ian Hargreaves, CEMA Lead, British Army HQ
  • Mr Alberto Hernández, CEO, Spanish National Cyber Security Institute
  • Mr John R Gwinnup, Cyber Threat Analyst, NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre
  • Mr Chris Stace, Head of Unit - Information Superiority, European Defence Agency
  • Mr Erik Wennerström, Director General, Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention
  • Mr Mihkel Tikk, Director of Cyber Policy Department, Estonian Ministry of Defence
  • Dr Jamie Shea, Assistant Secretary General Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
  • Major Michael Klipstein PhD, Research Scientist, US Army Cyber Institute
  • Mr Mario Blokken, Head Permanent Secretariat, European Land Force Interoperability Center (Finabel)
  • Dr John Macrae, Technology Commercialisation Executive, University of Ulster
  • Mr Szabolcs Hallai, Chief Information Security Officer, Hungarian Energy Agency
  • Mr Dvir Rubinshtein, Aviation Security Operation Center Manager, Securit,y Emergency and Cyber Division, Ministry of  Transport, State of Israel
  • Mr Ross Tsagalidis, Cyber Security Advisor & Consultant at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Swedish Armed Forces/Stockholm University


Event details

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23 January, 2018
25 January, 2018
Hilton London Canary Wharf
United Kingdom


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