The International Cyber Expo 2022 had its own dedicated hall this year in a move “driven by market demand”. The team at CRIBB were delighted to be in attendance for day 1 of the show on Tuesday 27th September. Today then we focus on our experience there.
The perfect meeting place for cyber security specialists
The Cyber Expo and the International Security Expo were both located in London Olympia this year. On Tuesday, CISOs, CTOs, Managing Directors, business owners and cyber security specialists were joined by government officials and end-users. All were there to mingle and discuss all things security-related.
The Cyber Expo was chaired by Professor Ciaran Martin CB (former CEO of the NCSC), and showcased business solutions and innovative cyber security products.
The cyber security sector is currently estimated at £8.9 billion and this figure is set to increase. The UK is spearheading research within the sector and the first day of the show certainly reflected that.
Day 1 – Tuesday 27th September, 2022
As well as over 100 exhibitors, the first day also provided access to the Global Cyber Summit and the Tech Hub stage. Both of these were host to some excellent keynote speeches and presentations, including:
Global Cyber Summit
- Cybersecurity’s Image Problem [and what we can all do about it]
- Security in the Square Mile – A Discussion on Cyber Security by the City of London Police
- Approaches to Increasing the Size of the UK Cyber Talent Pool
Tech Hub stage
- The Future of Digitalization: Cracking the Myth Behind Electronic Signatures
- Hunting the Actors Behind the Threat
- Easily Expose Attack Activity Much Earlier and Protect Your Business
Attendees from CRIBB were present for many of these, whilst also networking for the first time since the pandemic. One highlight for this writer included the opening remarks from Erica Lewis, Director for Cyber Security and Digital Identity at DCMS. Lewis touched upon cyber security threats against the supply chain and IoT, pointing out how these are on the rise. She also went on to describe how attacks against utilities organisations may grow in the months ahead.
Another highlight was the ‘Cybersecurity’s Image Problem’ presentation by Professor Victoria Baines, IT Livery Company Professor of IT at Gresham College. Baines remarked upon the messaging used by most security companies and how it should aim to avoid scare tactics.
Watch a short day 1 highlights video on theICEway’s YouTube channel (more such videos will be added in the near future).
The International Cyber Expo 2022 proved to be an invaluable experience and one that we hope to repeat in the future. Look out for more coverage on that and the International Security Expo 2022 in the weeks ahead.