Past event

Invitation Only

Protecting National Infrastructure against Cyber Threats

Fleming Room, QEII Conference Centre, London

International Security Department, Cyber and Nuclear Security

Event documents

Transcript - Protecting National Infrastructure against Cyber Threats
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Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

Matthew Kirk, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone 
Erik Akerboom, National Coordinator Counter Terrorism and Security, Netherlands and President Cyber Security Council, Netherlands 
Harry van Dorenmalen, CEO Europe IBM and member Cyber Security Council, Netherlands
Simon Riggs, Senior Vice President, Information Security, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Europe
Ahmed Ashour, Managing Director, Al Jazeera Talk


The challenges and the opportunities which come from cyberspace have society-wide implications which cannot be governed or managed by governments alone. The majority of Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) such as energy and water supplies, transport networks, financial institutions, public services, emergency services and telecommunications providers is in the hands of the private sector. But what is their contribution to national cyber defence and security? How does the interaction between the public and private sectors affect the capacity to respond to cyber-related threats? How can this be developed and implemented effectively on the national and international stage?

Access to this event is limited to those with accreditation to the London Conference on Cyberspace.