EEMA Debate Consequences of Cyber Warfare at High Level Fireside Briefing in London

Date: 23rd February, 6pm – 8:30 pm, ATOS, 1 Triton Square Regent’s Place, London

 BRUSSELS, 18th FEBRUARY 2016 –  EEMA, the European association for e-identity and security will focus on ‘Cyber Warfare – the softer targets – public, private & civilian casualties’ at its High Level Fireside Briefing in London on 23rd February. The two-hour interactive seminar will provide an insight in to current threat landscape, attack vectors and the readiness of governments to repel them and the effect on the innocent casualties.

In November, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, pledged to increase spending on cyber security to £1.9 billion by 2020. This includes 1,900 new staff across the three intelligence agencies and the first National Cyber Centre, which will be home to the country’s first dedicated ‘cyber force’.

This EEMA High Level Fireside Briefing will take place at ATOS in central London and will be hosted by the Chairman of EEMA, Jon Shamah. Mr Shamah will chair the debate between the Technical Director, Identity at CESG, Dr Peter Armstrong, and the Chief Executive of the Information Assurance Advisory Council and a Visiting Fellow at King’s College London, Nigel Jones.

Board Director at EEMA, Lorraine Spector comments: “The Deep Web is a vast hidden Internet that is being used by criminal and terrorist organisations to communicate, co-ordinate and conduct criminal activities,” Spector adds: “At this briefing we will look at what types of attacks are possible, likely targets, what organisations can to do play their part and how the UK government should spend its Cyber War chest to best effect.”

‘Cyber Warfare – the softer targets – public, private & civilian casualties’ takes place on 23rd February, from 6pm until 8:30 pm at ATOS, 1 Triton Square Regent’s Place, London. Entry is free of charge to EEMA members and £20 (+VAT) to non-members. To book visit: www.eema.org

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