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Nineteen Group launches duo of expanded cyber security events for 2021

25 January 2021

RECOGNISING THE importance of cyber security in today’s increasingly connected world, the Nineteen Group has announced the launch of two significant cyber events that will take place in September 2021: the International Cyber Expo and the National Cyber Security Show.

COVID-19 has accelerated the need for secure technology and a better understanding of cyber threats, with 60% of the UK’s adult population working from home at the height of lockdown. This trend shows no sign of slowing, with flexible remote working tipped to become ‘the new normal’ even post-pandemic. Equally, cyber crime increased significantly in 2020, with businesses losing £6.2 million in the last 12 months. Indeed, there was a 31% increase in cyber security episodes during May and June last year.

With the physical and cyber security world intertwining more than ever, the two events will cover the entire spectrum of the cyber security industry. The National Cyber Security Show will explore the essentials of cyber security, delivering practical advice and suitable solutions for business owners, while the International Cyber Expo is set to delve into international cyber intelligence and large-scale hacks with CISOs, Government officials and policy-makers.

With one small business in the UK successfully hacked every 19 seconds, the National Cyber Security Show will help SMEs gain a better understanding of the threats. They will also be able to review the testing and software solutions that can protect their businesses at the NEC in Birmingham between 7-9 September. The National Cyber Security Show is co-located with The Security Event which itself brings together a world-class education programme, market-leading brands and industry experts. Security Matters is the official magazine of The Security Event.

Running from 28-29 September at Olympia in London alongside the International Security Expo, the International Cyber Expo will focus on the latest cyber security trends and policies. Bringing together the brightest minds in the sector, the event is designed to provide a forum for those responsible for protecting multinational businesses and Critical National Infrastructure such that they can learn from each other and negate future attacks.

Leading security brands

Both the National Cyber Security Show and the International Cyber Expo will include exhibitions filled with the world’s leading security brands as well as a series of educational sessions and interactive, engaging elements for visitors. The National Cyber Security Show will encompass a Cyber Start-Up Village which offers space to the future cyber innovators, allowing them to showcase their potential to the industry and build their network.

Sponsors and exhibitors already announced include Darktrace, Tripwire, Jacobs, Ascentor, Sellox, Leonardo, Faculty Ai, Census and Nexor.

Speaking about the International Cyber Expo, event director Rachael Shattock told Security Matters: “The International Cyber Expo will focus on bridging the gap between the physical and digital. Through innovation workshops and thanks to input from expert speakers from around the world, we will provide a unique platform for CISOs and other cyber security professionals to learn about the ever-evolving threats that could cause immense disruption to nations. We’re looking forward to welcoming the global cyber sector to London.”

Practical cyber security advice

National Cyber Security Show event director Tristan Norman added: “The National Cyber Security Show is a UK-focused event delivering practical cyber security advice for business owners and senior leadership teams looking to raise their cyber security protection. Our aim is to educate companies that have limited knowledge of the cyber threat landscape and ensure they have the right training and solutions needed to stop attackers gaining access to their systems.”

Norman added: “The market-leading vendors who’ll be displaying their solutions, unique interactive workshops and free cyber consultancy clinics will combine to ensure that all visitors leave better prepared than when they walked into the show. They’ll have the tools needed to make their businesses that much more resilient.”

*The National Cyber Security Show will run alongside the Safety and Security Event Series on 7-9 September at the NEC in Birmingham. Further details are available online at: https://www.thesecurityevent.co.uk/welcome

**Exhibition space and free visitor passes for the International Cyber Expo, which runs alongside the International Security Expo and International Disaster Response, are available now: https://www.internationalsecurityexpo.com/visit