Spotlight Stage

A secure digital tomorrow starts today.

The Spotlight Stage will host an engaging series of delegate-led talks.

Set in a shared space and running alongside the main programme, the stage draws in audiences for  lightning talks across the two conference days.

Discover thought leadership, cutting-edge case studies and innovative ideas from fellow delegates throughout the 5-minute presentations, which cover topics such as emerging technology, sustainability and resilience, and equality, diversity and inclusion in cyber.

The Spotlight Stage will also provide live streaming of the plenary sessions, sponsored by (ICS)2.

Name Time Description Speakers
Lightning Talk 112:50 PM - 12:55 PM

More than zero Trust

Alister Shepherd - FCA
Lightning Talk 212:55 PM - 1:00 PM

To embed or not to embed cyber security skills in digital teams

Amie Alekna & Tom Read - Ministry of Justice & Government Digital Service
Lightning Talk 31:00 PM - 1:05 PM

Does CI/CD mean continuous intrusion/ continuous disruption?

Florian Pouchet - Wavestone
Lightning Talk 41:05 PM - 1:10 PM

Memory safe desktop software stack

Dr Graeme Jenkinson - Capabilities Limited
Lightning Talk 51:20 PM - 1:25 PM

Talented teams: retaining cybersecurity professionals

Emma Jones - CrowdStrike
Lightning Talk 61:25 PM - 1:30 PM

My journey: A niche within a niche

Marie Aylward - Siemens
Lightning Talk 71:30 PM - 1:35 PM

GovAssure - a blueprint for cyber security assurance and closer working with industry

Joe Ward - Cabinet Office
Lightning Talk 81:35 PM - 1:40 PM

NeuroUnity – many minds, one mission

Polly Curtin - Atkins
Lightning Talk 91:40 PM - 1:45 PM

Emerging technology: Automating adversary simulation

Neil Kendall - Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Name Time Description Speakers
Lightning Talk 1012:55 PM - 1:00 PM

The room where it happens: writing internet standards

Andrew & Flo - HMG
Lightning Talk 111:05 PM - 1:10 PM

Empowering digital transformation: cybersecurity collaboration between the UK and Saudi Arabia

Maram Abu Al Hayjaa - British Embassy in Riyadh - FCDO
Lightning Talk 121:10 PM - 1:15 PM

For as long as it takes vs. One day at a time

Dr Melanie Garson - Tony Blair Institute for Global Change & University College London
Lightning Talk 131:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Know yourself, know your enemy: understanding the realities of cyber risk

Toby Lewis - Darktrace
Lightning Talk 141:30 PM - 1:35 PM

How Computer Misuse Act reform could deliver a resilient digital future

Verona Hulse - NCC Group
Lightning Talk 151:35 PM - 1:40 PM

Sustainable cyber – from vision to reality

Zahid Khimji - Klyk
Lightning Talk 161:40 PM - 1:45 PM

The adversaries we’ve met along the way

Adam Pennington - MITRE