Delivering Software to the Warfighter to Ensure Mission Success
It has been said that “Software is eating the world” and this is reflected in our everyday environment as evidenced by John Lewis, who consider themselves a software company and noting that NETFLIX only exists in a virtual world. How does Defence operate securely, assuredly and ethically in such an environment? More pertinently, how does the Royal Signals get on the front foot when operating, delivering and maintaining capability whose software systems are secure by design, ethically constructed and provisioned at a pace which will deliver new software into the hands of the Warfighter to ensure mission success?
An RSI Seminar addressing the above issues will be held on 21st November at the London headquarters of the National Cyber Security Centre 1020hrs -1630hrs. Speakers will include senior representatives from MOD, the NCSC and leading companies from Industry such as Microsoft, IBM, ESRI etc.
Date: 21 Nov 2019
Time: 10:20 start
Venue: National Cyber Security Centre, Nova South, 160 Victoria St, London, SW1E 5LB
This event is free to RSI Members and AFCEA Members. AFCEA Members MUST provide a current and valid membership number with their bid to attend. If you are not a member of either organisation, there will be a £50 charge to cover catering costs. All bids to attend should be submitted to either or to . Please note that attendees must be confirmed in advance of the event and must bring photographic proof of identity on the day (i.e. mil / gov ID, driving license or passport). Company ID is not acceptable.
Note: There are no car parking facilities at the venue.
As this is not an AFCEA run and managed event, all enquiries should be directed to Phil or Alison.
To download the flyer – click here – opens in a new tab
AFCEA London – February 2020 – hosted by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
AFCEA London Chapter Meeting– 6th February 2020 – hosted by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Our sixth meeting of the season is very kindly being hosted by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence at their offices in the Blue Fin Building, Bankside. The guest speakers for the evening will be a cyber analyst from RUSI, the Deputy Director from the National Cyber Deception Lab (NCDL) and a threat intelligence specialist from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.
Their presentations will take the form of short SME briefs, followed by a Q&A panel:
1. The Strategic Focus for Cyber Security in the UK post-2021 – Ms Sneha Dawda – RUSI Cyber Analyst
2. Putting deception at the heart of a proactive cyber defence strategy: Mr Rob Black – Deputy Director National Cyber Deception Lab (NCDL)
3. A discussion of how threat actors have responded to public disclosure of their activities, illustrated with examples from the evolving threat landscape. Mr James Muir – BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
This fascinating evening will be rounded off by the usual informal networking reception.
Bookings will close at 17:00hrs on Friday 31st January 2020.
Maj N K Hannan VR – SO2 Cyber Exercises (Overseas) LIAG, Joint Forces Cyber Group –
“Hacker Troop: 20 years of Cyber Security Excellence”
The Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG) has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Founded in 1999, it has delivered specialist information assurance and cyber security capability to the MoD in the UK, in operational theatres and worldwide. Maj Noel Hannan, a member of LIAG since 2006, has written its unit history, HACKER TROOP, copies of which will be available to purchase on the evening. His talk will cover the unit’s creation and first deployments, as well as examining its role in underpinning the modern concept of a cyber reserve embraced by NATO and nations worldwide.
Brickhampton Golf Club
Churchdown GL2 9QF
Pre-meeting drinks 18:45
Dinner approx 20:20
Please see the event flyer and booking form below. To download a copy, please click here – opens in a new tabAFCEA UK West 13Feb2020 Form
AFCEA UK – Virtual Meeting
After a few months’ absence, our first ever AFCEA London Chapter “virtual meeting” will be held on Thursday 30th July 2020, at 17:00. Ciaran Martin, the outgoing CEO of the NCSC will give a short “fireside chat” followed by a brief Q&A session. Ciaran needs absolutely no introduction, but we are delighted that he has been able to make time in his very busy schedule to talk to us, just before he retires. It should be fascinating.
This is a free event for AFCEA members and guests, but in order to be able to attend, you must pre-register by booking on line at https://uk.afceachapters.org/london-bookpay/
AFCEA London – Virtual Meeting
Our meeting on 1st October will commence with a short virtual AGM. Details of the Election of Officers and Committee have already been circulated by email to those eligible to vote.
Our Guest Speaker for the rest of the evening will be Alan Mears, Associate Director – Deloitte LLP. The title of his presentation will be “Thinking the Opposite Direction. Understanding, anticipating and disrupting how adversaries might assess and prioritise operational opportunities and actions through Space” This will be followed by a facilitated Q&A session.
As a Chapter, we have covered a lot of ground regarding cyber security as it relates to “terrestrial” assets, but we have not looked at cyber threats to space and satellites, so this will be a fascinating presentation.
This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees. Persons not on the official list will not be admitted.
To register, go to AFCEA UK Website here: https://uk.afceachapters.org and click on “Tickets” in the October Meeting box.
- Click through to the Secure Booking Form
- Select the AFCEA UK West Virtual Meeting – 1st October option and tick the GDPR box
- Under Payment Options, complete the details for the person making the booking and select the “Free virtual event / use prepaid voucher” option
- Under the Tickets being booked section, if you know your AFCEA membership number click Industry Member Qty 1. Non-Members click Qty 1 in the Non-Member box. Mil / Gov use the MoD / Gov / Student box. This opens up the Attendee Names details boxes further down. YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED, so long as you have selected the Free virtual event payment option (see above)
- Scroll down to the Use Prepaid Tickets section, select one ticket and insert “1st October Virtual Event” in the Reference box.
- Complete the Attendee Name section
- Ignore the Other Information and Summary boxes
- Click on the Submit button
You will receive a manually generated confirmation email of your booking.
AFCEA London Chapter TriCyCIS 2021 Conference & Dinner
Royal Holloway, University of London – 24th June 2021
TriCyCIS 2021 will take place on Thu 24 June 2021, with the now-traditional post conference black tie Cyber Dinner that evening. We are already working on the programme for the event and will be publicising some preliminary details over the next few weeks.
For those companies and individuals who had already booked and paid for the postponed 2020 event, we have carried forward any bookings/payments to the 2021 date, or processed a refund – in accordance with expressed preferences.
For more information, please see the dedicated event website at https://tricycis.uk/