2017-06-26 09:30:00 to 2017-06-27 13:30:00

Conference

Cyber 2017

Evolving norms, improving harmonization and building resilience

26 Jun 2017 - 09:30 to 27 Jun 2017 - 13:30

Chatham House, London

Overview

The continued growth of online communications, business transactions and digital information sharing, means that ever more personal, commercial and state assets exist and operate in an increasingly hyperconnected cyberspace. Secure cyber connectivity is vital for nations, businesses and individuals but internationally, differences in cyber policy are emerging, affecting issues from data protection to national security. Attempts to exert greater control over cyberspace and incidences of cyber espionage have given rise to political tensions between countries, as well as between citizens and their governments. In this context, the risk of an increasingly fragmented cyberspace is very real, but without the ability for data to flow freely much of the value of cyber connectivity will be diminished.

This 5th annual Chatham House Cyber conference will address:

  • The potential of the ‘internet of things’, and how increased cyber security vulnerabilities can be managed and liabilities attributed
  • Progress toward international harmonization to ease digital data transfer
  • Quantifying and managing business critical cyber risks in financial services
  • International cyber crime resilience building
  • Cyber defence and international security cooperation

The Chatham House Rule 
To enable as open a debate as possible, this conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Twitter 
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Monday 26 June
0930

Welcome and chair’s opening remarks
Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House 

Opening keynote
Paddy McGuinness, Deputy National Security Adviser for Intelligence, Security, and Resilience, Cabinet Office

Overview | What Next for Cyberspace?
09:55 – 10:45 

This panel discussion will explore the forces shaping the future of the internet and cyberspace, including technological developments, commercial interests, security challenges and public policies.

Moderator
Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House

Panellists
Paddy McGuinness, Deputy National Security Adviser for Intelligence, Security, and Resilience, Cabinet Office
Philip Howard, Professor of Internet Studies and Director of Research, Oxford Internet Institute
Professor Nick Jennings, Vice-Provost (Research) and Chair, Artificial Intelligence, Departments of Computing and Electrical, Imperial College London and Chief Scientific Advisor for National Security UK Government (2010 -15)

Questions and discussion

10:45 – 11:15 Refreshments

Chair
Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House 

Ministerial address
Ben Wallace, Minister of State for Security, Home Office, UK 

Questions and discussion

Session One | The Network of Everything?
11:45 – 13:00

This session will explore the potential of the ‘internet of things’, and how the vulnerabilities created by increased cyber connectedness can be managed and how responsibilities for cyber security can be shared. 

  • What is the potential of the ‘internet of things’ (IoT) within specific industries and as part of a broader connected network? To what extent will privacy and security concerns affect the proliferation of the IoT?
  • What are the implications for the security of critical infrastructure of increasing numbers of simple online devices and ever greater interconnectivity?
  • How can the risks created by the IoT be appropriately measured, and who is liable when things go wrong?
  • How will national and international standards in IoT technologies develop? What shape might legislation aimed at strengthening security take? How might an international approach to standards be developed?

Chair
Robin Mansell, Professor of New Media and the Internet, London School of Economics 
and Political Science
 

Speakers
Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, US (2010-16)
Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, ITU
Aaron Kleiner, Director, Industry Assurance and Policy Advocacy, Microsoft
Chip Lutton, Vice President & General Counsel, Nest Labs 

Questions and discussion

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 

Session Two | Business Critical and Systemic Cyber Risk: Spotlight on Financial Services
14:00 – 15:15

Data systems in financial services are increasingly cyber reliant, interconnected and vulnerable to potentially catastrophic shocks with serious consequences for infrastructure and customers. What is the right approach to managing cyber risks and is cyber security becoming a core business function?

  • Is promoting cyber security through guidance and cooperation sufficient in critically important industries or are specific rules necessary? What are the challenges in developing these? What are financial regulators’ expectations with regard to cyber security and how are these developing? 
  • Is information technology as a distinct function in a business a thing of the past? To what extent is the chief information security officer role strategic and recognized as such?
  • What are the risks posed by the use of automation in financial transactions, and how can they be managed?
  • How can cyber risk be effectively quantified, especially in light of increasing interconnectivity, and communicated, both internally and externally?

Chair
Baroness Sharon Bowles, Non-Executive Director, London Stock Exchange and Chair, Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, European Parliament (2009–14) 

Speakers
Nausicaa Delfas, Chief Operating Officer, and Member of the Executive Committee, Financial Conduct Authority, UK
Cheri McGuire, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Chartered
Dr Richard Horne, Cyber Security Partner, PwC

Questions and discussion

15:15 – 15:45 Refreshments

Chair
Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor, Economist

Keynote address
Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for Digital Single Market, European Commission

Questions and discussion

Session Three | Reconciling Ease of Data Flow with Privacy and Security
16:15 – 17:45 

The flow of data is critical to the functioning of the global economy. This session will address the challenge of developing regulations that provide privacy and security in a way acceptable to citizens, while working toward international harmonization of regulations to ensure ease of data transfer. 

  • How can data protection, privacy and security be balanced in a way that establishes trust between states, businesses and citizens?
  • What progress has there been globally toward stated principles for data access during criminal or national security investigations? To what extent are measures of legality, transparency and oversight being put in place?
  • What approach to data regulation might the UK adopt post-Brexit and how will this impact data flows with the EU and US?
  • How do political tensions manifest in these discussions? What are the risks in terms of data localization requirements if international agreement is impossible? 

Chair
Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor, Economist

Speakers
Emily Taylor, Associate Fellow, International Security, Chatham House
Yanqing Hong, Research Director, Internet Development Research Institute, Peking University of China

Questions and discussion

Closing keynote
Fang Xinxin, Secretary General of Secretariat of the Advisory Committee of State Informatization, Cyberspace Administration of China

Questions and discussion

Close of day one and reception hosted by Chatham House


Tuesday 27 June 
0930

Session Four | Rising International Tensions and Cyber Defence
09:30 – 11:10

In the context of recent political transitions and increasing numbers of cyber-attacks or espionage by government-linked entities, the ability for states to defend themselves from cyber-attack and to cooperate on common cyber defence matters will be addressed.

  • To what extent does cyberspace challenge conventional approaches to interstate relations?
  • What measures are needed for nations to boost their online defensive capabilities against threats including infrastructure attack, espionage and democratic disruption?
  • What might be the impact of major political transitions on cooperation on cyber security and defence threats?
  • To what extent are malicious cyber weapons being developed by states? Is an accelerated cyber arms race likely or have rising tensions been exaggerated?  

Chair
Gordon Corera, Security Correspondent, BBC

Speakers
Senior representative, National Cyber Security Centre, GCHQ, UK
Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Sarah Taylor, Director, Cyber Policy and National Security Capabilities, National Security Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Uri Rosenthal, Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2010-12) and Special Envoy for International Cyber Policy (2013-17), Netherlands 
Solange Ghernaouti, Director, Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group, University of Lausanne

Questions and discussion

11:15 – 11:45 Refreshments

Chair
Emily Taylor, Associate Fellow, International Security, Chatham House

Ministerial address
Sir Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence, UK

Questions and discussion

Session Five | International Cyber Crime Resilience Building
12:15 – 13:45 

This session will focus on progress toward building resilience to cybercrime through improved cooperation and capacity building.

  • To tackle cybercrime, how important is collaboration on intelligence, methodology and resource between states, businesses as well as across business and government? How can it be improved at each of these levels?
  • What progress is being made to develop bilateral agreements that streamline the process of information sharing across borders in criminal investigations? To what extent could these agreements become multilateral, and what is the potential for a non-sovereign enforcement mechanism with universal jurisdiction?
  • How can the rights of children be protected online and what international efforts are being made in this regard?

Chair
Emily Taylor, Associate Fellow, International Security, Chatham House

Keynote address
Meng Hongwei, President, Interpol

Questions and discussion

Speakers
Patricia Zorko, Director, Cyber Security, Ministry for Security and Justice, The Netherlands
James Hatch, Head of Cyber, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Misha Glenny, Journalist and Author, DarkMarket
Jasmina Byrne, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti 

Questions and discussion

1345 End of conference 

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Keynote speakers

Speakers

Sharon Bowles to speak at the European Capital Markets 2016 conference

Sharon Bowles

Non-Executive Director, London Stock Exchange; Chair, Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, European Parliament (2009-14)

Julie Brill to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Julie Brill

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, US (2010-16)

Jasmina Byrne to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Jasmina Byrne

Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti

Gordon Corera to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Gordon Corera

Security Correspondent, BBC

Kenneth Cukier to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Kenneth Cukier

Senior Editor, Digital, The Economist

Nausicaa Delfas to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Nausicaa Delfas

Chief Operating Officer, and Member of the Executive Committee, Financial Conduct Authority, UK

Sorin Ducaru

Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

Professor Solange Ghernaouti

Director, Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group, University of Lausanne

Misha Glenny to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2016 conference

Misha Glenny

Journalist and Author, DarkMarket

James Hatch to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

James Hatch

Head of Cyber, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Yanqing Hong

Research Director, Internet Development Research Institute, Peking University of China

Dr Richard Horne to speak at the Cyber 2017 conference

Dr Richard Horne

Cyber Security Partner, PwC

Philip Howard to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Philip Howard

Professor of Internet Studies and Director of Research, Oxford Internet Institute

Professor Nick Jennings to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Professor Nick Jennings

Vice-Provost (Research) and Chair, Artificial Intelligence, Departments of Computing and Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London

Malcolm Johnson to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary-General, ITU

Aaron Kleiner to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Aaron Kleiner

Director, Industry Assurance and Policy Advocacy, Microsoft

Dr Patricia Lewis

Research Director, International Security, Chatham House

Chip Lutton to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Chip Lutton

Vice President & General Counsel, NEST

Robin Mansell to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Robin Mansell

Professor of New Media and the Internet, London School of Economics and Political Science

Cheri McGuire to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Cheri McGuire

Group Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Chartered

Uri Rosenthal to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Uri Rosenthal

Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2010-12) and Special Envoy for International Cyber Policy (2013-17), Netherlands

Emily Taylor to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Emily Taylor

Associate Fellow, International Security, Chatham House

Sarah Taylor

Director, Cyber Policy and National Security Capabilities, National Security Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Patricia Zorko to speak at the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Patricia Zorko

Director, Cyber Security, Ministry for Security and Justice, The Netherlands

Pricing and booking information 

Ways to book:

  1. Online: Click here to complete the online registration form
  2. Phone: Call Dora Rencoret on +44 (0)20 7314 2785
  3. Email / Post: Download a PDF registration form, complete and return to Charlotte Laycock via email or post: Chatham House, 10 St. James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4LE
 RATE (+VAT)
Partners and major corporate members 
All organizations£645
Standard corporate members 
Commercial organizations£1,390
Government departments£820
NGOs and academics£540
Non-members 
Commercial organizations£1,535
Government departments£920
NGOs and academics£595

Your delegate pass includes:

  • Conference attendance
  • Documentation
  • Lunch and refreshments

Travel and accommodation are not included. View a list of recommended hotels here.

Sponsors

BAE to sponsor the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

Microsoft to sponsor the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

PwC to sponsor the Chatham House Cyber 2017 conference

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact
Kamil Hussain on +44 (0) 20 7314 2783

Venue

Chatham House
10 St James's Square
London
SW1Y 4LE
UK
conferences@chathamhouse.org

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7314 2785
Fax: +44 (0)20 7957 5710

If you wish to book the venue for your own event please phone +44 (0)20 7314 2764

Directions
The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus which is on the Piccadilly and the Bakerloo Underground lines. From Piccadilly follow Regent Street southwards towards Pall Mall and take the first road on the right called Jermyn Street. Duke of York Street is the second road on the left and leads to St James's Square. Chatham House is immediately on your right.

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Accommodation
Although we cannot book accommodation for delegates, we have arranged a reduced rate at some nearby hotels, where you can book your own accommodation. Please inform the hotel that you will be attending a conference at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) to qualify for the Institute's reduced rate.

Please note all rates are subject to availability.

Flemings Mayfair
13 Half Moon Street
Mayfair
London - W1J 7BH

Tel: + 44 (0)20 7499 2964
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7499 1817
reservations@flemings.co.uk

Classic Double without breakfast: £195 +VAT

The Cavendish London
81 Jermyn Street
London - SW1U 6JF

Tel: + 44 (0)20 7930 2111
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7839 2125
info@thecavendishlondon.com

Classic Room without breakfast: £205 +VAT

Book The Cavendish online

The Stafford London 
St James's Place
London - SW1A 1NJ

Tel: 020 7493 0111
Fax: 020 7493 7121
​reservations@thestaffordlondon.com

Classic Queen without breakfast: £247 +VAT
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Media partners

Cyber Security Review to partner with Chatham House on the Cyber 2017 conference

Digital Forensics Magazine to partner with Chatham House on the Cyber 2017 conference

Information Security Forum to partner with Chatham House on the Cyber 2017 conference

Menas Associates to partner with Chatham Hosue on the Cyber 2017 conference

Tech UK to partner with Chatham House on the Cyber 2017 conference

If you are interested in becoming a media partner for this event, please contact 
Amy Smith on +44 (0)20 7957 5755

Press registration

This conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule. Information for journalists.

Press can request a press pass.

Contact us 

For enquiries relating to the conference agenda or sponsorship please call Kamil Hussain on 
+44 (0)20 7314 2783

For registration enquiries please call Dora Rencoret on +44 (0)20 7314 2785

For general enquiries please email conferences@chathamhouse.org