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Cybersecurity Workshop

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University of Strathclyde

The Technology and Innovation Centre

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An event focusing on Cybersecurity will be held in the Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC), at the University of Strathclyde, on Friday 5th October 2018. This event will focus on how people in Scotland react to cyber-threats.

During the day, two focus groups will be run, to conduct a crisis simulation critical to governments, police forces and businesses interested in understanding how states use cyber capabilities, alongside more traditional instruments of statecraft, to achieve a position of relative advantage in long-term competition. The scenario involves players replicating the National Security elite of a hypothetical great power deciding how to respond to an unfolding cyberwarfare or cybersecurity crisis with a rival state.

The event will begin with an opening address from the University of Strathclyde’s George Weir, James Irvine and Greig Paul, who will share their expertise in cybersecurity and talk to the current cyber security risks for different sectors.

Greig Paul will discuss the NIS directive, as well as the recent NSCS report, which highlights skill shortages around cyber security and what this means for the UK.

Following the opening session, there will be focus groups, as well as the opportunity to learn more about Strathclyde’s research and expertise in Cybersecurity. The focus groups will be moderated by Professor Brandon Valeriano.

Brandon Valeriano (Ph.D. Vanderbilt University) is the Donald Bren Chair of Armed Politics at the Marine Corps University. Professor Valeriano has published dozens of articles in such outlets as the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, and International Studies Review. His two most recent books are Cyber War versus Cyber Reality at Oxford University Press (2015) and Russian Coercive Diplomacy at Palgrave (2015), with two Foreign Affairs pieces summarizing the works entitled “The Coming Cyberpeace” and “Paper Tiger Putin.” Ongoing research explores cyber coercion, external threats and video games, and arms races and repression in cyberspace. Professor Valeriano has written opinion and popular media pieces for such outlets as the Washington Post, Slate, Foreign Affairs, Business Insider, and The Conversation.

During the day, Professor Valeriano will moderate two focus groups. These sessions will entail realistic simulations to understand how different groups in Scotland would react if there was a cyber-incident. The proposed participant groups are:

  1. Police Scotland and Scottish Government
  2. Industry

The agenda for this event is:

09:30 Registration, tea, coffee and pastries

10:00 Opening Plenary

10:30 Focus Group 1 (and Research@ Strathclyde for non-participants)

12:30 Lunch & networking

13:15 Focus Group 2 (and Research@ Strathclyde for non-participants)

15:15 Keynote; Professor Brandon Valeriano

15:45 Networking; wine & canapés

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