Call for papers now open, see below for more information.
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About CyberThreat

CyberThreat 2018 is a new event designed to bring together the UK and Europe's technical cyber security community. Focused on practitioners and spanning the full breadth of cyber defence and incident response disciplines, the event encourages sharing of bleeding edge techniques, case studies from the field and new tools.

The two-day conference will be hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre and SANS Institute. Our mission is to deliver the best technical conference in the UK for cyber security practitioners. The event takes place on February 27-28, 2018 at London's QEII Conference Centre.

In addition to talks from world-renowned cyber security practitioners, and rising industry stars, CyberThreat 2018 also features plenty of hands-on opportunities for delegates in the form of capture the flag events, team problem solving and hackathons against some of the latest devices and products.

To attract the most technically competent delegates, registration will open early to those who manage to complete a set of challenges. A number of free seats will also be allocated to advanced practitioners across the public and private sector.

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Call For Papers

Our call for papers is now open. Please download the Word or Text template and submit the proposal to papers@cyberthreat2018.com. Submissions will then be considered by our review board for inclusion in the conference.

Please note that as well as welcoming talk suggestions from experienced presenters, we also have opportunities for new speakers with strong and interesting content. For less experienced presenters, we are able to offer shorter speaking slots as well as mentoring opportunities to help speakers make their debut successful. If you are interested in these opportunities please do make this clear in your paper submission.

CFP Guidance

  • Talks should be of a technical nature and provide either a case study of a real scenario, a new tool, a practical demonstration or an exploration of a technical issue.
  • Presentations focused on latest technical trends are likely to do well, for example a talk on non-file-based, memory resident malware.
  • Submissions which arbitrarily use buzzwords or are clearly a vendor product pitch will be unlikely to make it through the review process. Technical content will be assessed in great depth by our review board prior to presentation.
  • Finally, presentations where the speaker can talk with credibility about their real world experience on a subject are much more likely to do well. Your audience will be diverse and span a wide number of security disciplines, but will have a solid grasp of cyber security technically, and will more than likely have many questions.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Review Board

Our review board spans a variety of disciplines and perspectives on security.

James Lyne

James Lyne

James Lyne is a world renowned security researcher who frequently headlines major industry conferences. He has delivered multiple TED talks and explained cyber security issues on over 40 major news networks. James is the Head of R&D for SANS Institute and the Global Research Advisor for security firm Sophos. James' experience spans a variety of security disciplines and over the past few years he has been highly focused on bringing new talent in to the security industry.
Paul Chichester

Paul Chichester

Paul Chichester has worked in the UK Government Intelligence and Security community for over 25 years in a variety of cyber roles. For those old enough to remember, he began his career designing and developing secure operating systems that were assured to TCSEC Orange Book A1 standards. Since then he’s spent time building the UK government’s penetration testing team, partnering with industry in developing the UK CHECK scheme, led vulnerability and intrusion detection research teams and been at the forefront of every major cyber investigation for nearly 20 years. Paul is also one of GCHQ’s Heads of Profession, responsible for developing our existing subject matter experts and ensuring there is a strong and diverse pipeline well into the future. Most recently Paul was appointed as Director Operations in the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre which launched on the 1st October last year. Paul was awarded the MBE in 2005 for his ground-breaking work on cyber.
Eddie Alleyn

Eddie Alleyn

Eddie has over thirty five years' operational experience in UK Government service in defence, security and foreign affairs fields. He was recently Chair and CEO of HMGCC specialising in engineering, manufacturing and integration of secure communications and other systems. Eddie has a portfolio of Executive and Non-Executive roles in technology start-up and cyber security domains. He is a Fellow of the IET.
Andy Woolhead

Andy Woolhead

Andy left the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer to join SANS EMEA Sales Team and focuses on UK Defence, Law Enforcement, Security and Retail sectors. He ran MODs Cyber Manpower and Training programme and led the development of the Royal Navy's Cyber and Information Warfare doctrine. He has a BA(Hons) in Economics and Business, an MA in Defence Studies and Strategic Management and is currently studying for a Cyber MBA.
Rob Lee

Rob Lee

Rob is curriculum lead and author for digital forensic and incident response training at SANS. 
He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Air Force Office of Special Investigations and led a team conducting computer crime investigations, incident response and computer forensics. He worked with government agencies, U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence communities.
Rick Holland

Rick Holland

Rick is Vice President of Strategy at Digital Shadows. Before joining Digital Shadows he was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, providing strategic guidance on security architecture, operations, and data privacy. Rick also served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army. He is currently the co-chair of the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit.
John Pescatore

John Pescatore

John joined SANS in 2013 with 35 years' experience in computer network and information security. John was Gartner's Lead Security Analyst for 13 years. Before Gartner, John was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems. John worked at GTE developing secure computing systems. John began his career at the National Security Agency and then at United States Secret Service.
Robert M Lee

Robert M Lee

Robert is a SANS Certified Instructor and course author. He is CEO of Dragos Security and a PhD candidate at Kings College London. He was named one of Passcode's Influencers and awarded EnergySec's 2015 Cyber Security Professional of the Year. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Cyber Warfare Operations Officer. He has performed defense, intelligence, and attack missions in various government organisations.
Rebekah Brown

Rebekah Brown

Rebekah is a former NSA network warfare analyst, U.S. Cyber Command training and exercise lead, and Marine Corps crypto-linguist who has helped develop threat intelligence programs at the federal, state and local levels as well as in the private sector at a Fortune 500 company. Rebekah currently leads threat intelligence at Rapid7. She has an Associates in Mandarin, a B.A. in International Relations and is wrapping up a M.A in Homeland Security with a Cybersecurity focus.
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