Past event


Cyber Security

Balancing Risks, Responsibilities and Returns

10 Jun 2013 - 09:30 to 11 Jun 2013 - 13:15

Chatham House, London

Cyberspace is a highly complex and rapidly expanding environment.  Cyber threats pay little attention to sovereign borders and proposed solutions increasingly reflect an international perspective.

This conference will examine current and emerging cyber security challenges and propose methods and policies to manage risks and improve the quality of the cyber domain. 

  • How can owners and operators of critical infrastructure be incentivized to invest in security measures that are for the benefit of the wider economy?

  • When do the benefits of public-private partnerships outweigh the costs?

  • Where are the public and private sectors spending too much or too little managing the risks of cyber crime?

  • With supply chains stretching around the globe, can the intellectual property they contain ever be truly secured?



  • William Beer

    • Director, Global Information & Security Group
  • Richard Bejtlich

    • Chief Security Officer and Security Services Architect
  • James Blitz

    • Defence and Diplomatic Editor
  • Nazli Choucri

    • Professor of Political Science, Associate Director, Technology and Development Program
  • Dave Clemente

    • Research Associate, International Security
  • Robert Coles

    • CISO and Head of Digital Security and Risk
  • Sadie Creese

    • Professor of Cybersecurity
  • Dr Myriam Dunn Cavelty

    • Head of Risk and Resilience Research Group
  • Misha Glenny

    • Writer and Broadcaster
  • Jason Healey

    • Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative
  • Martin Howard

    • GCHQ
  • Markus Kummer

    • Vice-President For Public Policy
  • David Moloney

    • Head of Research
  • Toru Nakaya

    • Director-General
  • Troels Oerting

    • Head
  • Tom Parkhouse

    • Head of Strategy
  • Steve Purser

    • Head, Core Operations Department
  • Philip R Reitinger

    • Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
  • Mark Raymond

    • Research Fellow
  • Andrea Rigoni

    • Director-General
  • Robert Rodger

    • Group Head of Infrastructure Security
  • Sir Kevin Tebbitt

  • Gillian Tett

    • Assistant Editor
  • Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar

    • Cyber Security Policy Advisor
  • Scott Totzke

    • Senior Vice President
  • Michael Yakushev

    • Chairman
  • Zhou Yonglin

    • Director

This conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule. Information for journalists
Press can request a press pass using the form below.

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Conference Unit
Chatham House
10 St James's Square

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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
Half Moon Street
London W1Y 7RA
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7499 2964
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7499 1817
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The Cavendish London
81 Jermyn Street
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7930 2111
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7839 2125
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The Stafford London by Kempinski
St James's Place
Tel: 020 7518 1125
Fax: 020 7493 7121
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Monday 10 June

Session One
Cyber Security: Assessing Progress and Determining Priorities
09:30 - 11:30

  • The spread of internet connectivity has produced significant economic benefits but has also raised many security issues. What is the nature of these challenges and how far do they extend?

  • What progress has been made to design policies and mechanisms to address these issues?

  • To what extent has recent state activity reframed the context of cyber security issues?

  • Which technological developments are likely to determine the nature of the future risk landscape?

Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor, Financial Times
Toru Nakaya, Director-General, Institute for Information and Communications Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

Philip R Reitinger, Senior VP and Chief Information Security Officer, Sony Corporation

William Beer, Director, Global Information & Security Group, Ernst & Young
Questions and Discussion

11:30 - 12:00    Refreshments

Session Two
Dealing with Financial Cyber Crime
12:00 - 13:30       

  • What are the international trends in financial cyber crime?

  • How is the financial sector dealing with the risks of cyber crime?

  • What levers do governments have to defend against trans-national financial cyber crime?

  • Where are the public and private sectors’ resources best spent in managing the risks of financial cyber crime?

David Moloney, Head of Research, Information Security Forum

Troels Oerting, Head, European Cybercrime Centre

Misha Glenny, Writer and Broadcaster

Mikhail Yakushev, Chairman, PIR - The Russian Center for Policy Studies and Deputy General Director, Mail.Ru Group

Robert Rodger, Group Head of Infrastructure Security, HSBC Holdings

Questions and discussion

13:30 - 14:30    Lunch

Session Three
Protecting Intellectual Property
14:30 - 15:45

  • Who are the dominant perpetrators of cyber espionage, and what are their relative strengths and weaknesses?

  • What kinds of intrusions are causing the most concern for governments and corporations, and what kind of international discussions are needed to bring this problem down to a tolerable level?

  • With supply chains stretching around the globe, can the intellectual property they contain ever be truly secured? What are some strategies for improving supply chain integrity?

  • How can the public and private sectors respond effectively to high-end cyber security incidents and threats?

James Blitz, Defence and Diplomatic Editor, Financial Times

Jason Healey, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative Atlantic Council

Steve Purser, Head, Core Operations Department, European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Officer, Mandiant

Questions and discussion

15:45 - 16:10    Refreshments

Session Four
Critical Infrastructure: Managing Risks to Complex Systems
16:10 - 17:20

  • To what extent does increasing connectivity between critical infrastructures complicate perceptions of what is critical? How are governments coping with this complex environment?

  • How can providers of critical infrastructure be encouraged or required to invest in measures that are for the benefit of the wider economy?

  • Given that the private sector owns the majority of critical infrastructure, what does the private sector need from governments to manage risks more effectively?

Sir Kevin Tebbit

Dave Clemente, Research Associate, Chatham House

Tom Parkhouse, Head of Strategy for Civil Nuclear Security, Office for Nuclear Regulation, UK

Dr Robert Coles, CISO and Head of Digital Security and Risk, National Grid

Questions and discussion

End of Day One and drinks reception hosted by Chatham House

Tuesday 11 June

Session Five
Building Cyber Resilience across the Public and Private Sectors
09:30 – 11:15

  • What are the baseline requirements for adequate resilience? How do these requirements vary across sectors, and where are the commonalities?

  • What private sector policies or mechanisms would facilitate collaboration and encourage resilience at the international level?

  • Partnership and information-sharing between the public and private sectors has received significant attention for many years, but progress has been limited. When do the benefits of partnership outweigh the costs, and which sectors find it easier to make progress?

  • What are governments doing to encourage cyber security resilience across the private sector?

Sadie Creese, Professor of Cybersecurity, Oxford University


Martin Howard, Director of Cyber Policy, GCHQ

Dr Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Head, New Risks Research Unit, Center for Security Studies ETH Zurich

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Cyber Security Policy Advisor, European External Action Service

Scott Totzke, Senior Vice President for BlackBerry Security, Blackberry

Questions and discussion

11:15 - 11:45    Refreshments

Session Six
International Governance and Confidence-Building Measures
11:45 - 13:00

  • With limited scope for international agreement on major cyber security issues, building confidence between states is an interim step. What precedents does the international community have to draw upon? 

  • Which governments are forming internet governance alliances and for what reasons? How might this affect the private sector?

  • How can the balance between individual freedom and national security be achieved?

Moderated Panel Discussion
11:45 – 12:30

Andrea Rigoni, Director-General, Global Cyber Security Center, Italy

Zhou Yonglin, Director, Admin & Operation Department, National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team / Coordination Center of China (CNCERT/CC) and
Secretary General, Information Security Committee, Internet Society of China (ISC)

Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science, Associate Director, Technology and Development Program and Director, Explorations in Cyber International Relations, MIT

Markus Kummer, Vice-President for Public Policy, Internet Society

Dr Mark Raymond, Research Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Questions and discussion

13:00    End of conference and lunch

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