The Healthcare Cyber Security Conference: Future-proofing the NHS

08:00 am
19 Jun, 2024
15 Hatfields Conference Centre, London

The Healthcare Cyber Security Conference: Future-proofing the NHS

08:00 am
19 Jun, 2024
15 Hatfields Conference Centre, London

Delegates Registered

Job titles includes

Head of ICT Operations

Clinical director

Cyber Security Manager

Data centre Specialist

Head of Cyber Security NE and Yorkshire (Regional Lead)

Organisations Involved


Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


NHS Trust


Alliance Medical


Tower Pharmacy

Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Frimley Health

NHS England

Current Landscape and Challenges:

The Healthcare Cyber Security Conference is a crucial response to the ever-growing cybersecurity challenges faced by the National Health Service.

With the healthcare sector becoming a prime target for cyber threats, safeguarding sensitive patient data and ensuring uninterrupted healthcare services have emerged as critical challenges. The need for robust cybersecurity measures is paramount to protect the integrity and privacy of healthcare systems.

Importance and Timeliness of the Event:

Amidst the increasing sophistication of cyber threats targeting the healthcare industry, The Healthcare Cyber Security Conference provides an exclusive and highly technical platform for senior managers and leaders within the NHS.


By addressing the evolving nature of cybersecurity challenges, this event is pivotal in equipping healthcare leaders with the essential insights and strategies required to fortify the healthcare system against complex cyber threats.

Key Content Streams:

  • Ransomware and Data Breach Prevention: Exploring strategies to prevent, detect, and respond to ransomware attacks, ensuring the protection of patient data and the continuous provision of healthcare services.
  • Secure Medical Device Management: Understanding the vulnerabilities and implementing robust security measures for medical devices to protect patient safety and prevent unauthorised access or tampering.
  • Cloud Security for Healthcare Data: Addressing the challenges and best practices for safeguarding sensitive healthcare data in cloud environments, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements such as GDPR and HIPAA.
  • Incident Response and Recovery: Developing comprehensive incident response plans to minimise damage, reduce downtime, and maintain patient trust in the face of cybersecurity incidents.
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM): Implementing robust IAM solutions to control access to sensitive data, preventing data breaches and insider threats, and ensuring that only authorised personnel have access to critical systems.

Why Attend:

The Healthcare Cyber Security Conference presents an unparalleled opportunity for senior NHS managers and leaders to actively participate in fortifying the healthcare system against cyber threats.

Register now to be a part of this critical event, where expertise meets innovation, and where the defence of the NHS against cyber threats is strengthened through collaborative knowledge-sharing and technical insights.

Headline Sponsor

The Healthcare Cyber Security Conference: Future-proofing the NHS Key Subjects

  • Ransomware and Data Breach Prevention
  • Secure Medical Device Management
  • Cloud Security for Healthcare Data
  • Incident Response and Recovery
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Who will Attend

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • IT Director
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)
  • Clinical Informatics Director
  • Head of IT Security
  • Risk Manager
  • Chief Privacy Officer (CPO)
  • Director of Compliance
  • Director of Information Governance
  • Head of Digital Transformation
  • Director of Network Security
  • Director of Health Informatics
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Director of Emergency Medicine
  • Director of Nursing Informatics
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Director of Health Services

Your Pass Includes....

  • Access to all live keynote presentations and discussion sessions
  • Live and interactive best practice sharing
  • Meet the supplier opportunities
  • Take away content material
  • Interactive activities: Polls
  • Prize draws

Sponsors & Partners

The Agenda


Registration and Breakfast

Registration - Open from 9:00 am - Closes at 11:00 am

All delegates must complete their registration process before the 11:00 AM cut-off time. Please arrive in a timely manner to allow for registration and to avoid any inconvenience. Delegates who arrive after the registration deadline will be refused entry to the event.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain the event's schedule and ensuring that everyone can fully participate in the Cyber Conference. If you have any questions or require assistance, our event staff will be available to assist you with the registration process.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to an insightful and productive event together!


Chair Opening Address (Confirmed)

Mr Charles Sammut
Deputy Director Cyber Security
UK Health and Security Agency

Chair Opening Address (Confirmed)


Keynote Presentation - Ryan Lee, Cyber Security Head of Threat Operations - NHS England (Invited)

Guardians of Digital Health: Navigating Cybersecurity Frontiers in the NHS


Prepare for a riveting keynote presentation by Ryan Lee, Cyber Security Head of Threat Operations at NHS England, as he takes the stage at the NHS Cyber Security Summit. In this exclusive address, Ryan will lead the audience through a compelling exploration of the evolving threat landscape in healthcare cybersecurity.

Drawing from his extensive experience, he will dissect emerging cyber threats, share real-world case studies, and illuminate the strategic initiatives undertaken by NHS England to fortify the digital defences of the healthcare ecosystem.

From proactive threat intelligence to adaptive response strategies, Ryan's keynote promises to deliver invaluable insights for healthcare professionals, IT experts, and cybersecurity enthusiasts alike. Join us for an empowering session that aims to equip the NHS community with the knowledge and tools needed to safeguard the integrity of healthcare data in an ever-changing digital landscape.


Identity and Access Management (IAM) Panel Discussion

Navigating Healthcare Security: A Deep Dive into NHS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Join us for an insightful panel discussion that delves into the intricate realm of Identity and Access Management (IAM) within the NHS. In this session, experts will explore the critical importance of robust IAM practices in safeguarding sensitive healthcare data and ensuring secure access to information.

Drawing from the unique context of the NHS, the panellists will share experiences, challenges, and best practices related to IAM implementation. From user authentication to privilege management, the conversation will span the spectrum of IAM, offering valuable insights for healthcare professionals, IT specialists, and anyone invested in ensuring the security and integrity of healthcare systems.


  • Phil Huggins, NHS England, National CISO for Health and Social Care, NHS England (Invited)
  • Ming Tang, Chief Data and Analytics Officer (interim) at NHS England (Invited)
  • Kim Hobday, NHS England, Woman of the Year in Cyber 2023 (Invited)
  • Andy Tillman, Head of Risk, Governance and Compliance, UK Health Security Agency (Provisionally Confirmed)


Main Sponsor - Threatlocker

Main Sponsor - Threatlocker


Morning Break

Morning Break


Chair Morning Reflection (Confirmed)

Mr Charles Sammut
Deputy Director Cyber Security
UK Health and Security Agency

Chair Morning Reflection (Confirmed)


Case Study - Illumio

Case Study - Illumio


Case Study - KnowBe4

Case Study - KnowBe4


Keynote Presentation - Phil Huggins, NHS England, National CISO for Health and Social Care National CISO for Health and Social Care, NHS England (Invited)

A cyber resilient health and adult social care system in England: cyber security strategy to 2030.

Embark on a compelling conference journey with Phil Huggins as he unfolds the strategy for achieving cyber resilience in healthcare. Phil, the National Chief Information Security Officer, will provide key insights and a visionary outlook on securing our health and social care systems.


Case Study - Advanced Cyber Defence Systems

Case Study - Advanced Cyber Defence Systems


Networking and Lunch

Networking and Lunch


Chair Afternoon Address (Confirmed)

Mr Charles Sammut
Deputy Director Cyber Security
UK Health and Security Agency

Chair Afternoon Address (Confirmed)


Case Study - Txone

Case Study - Txone


Keynote Presentation - Enhancing your Cyber Crisis Playbook (Confirmed)

Bharat Thakrar
CISO, Security Lead

An interactive session focused on a fast moving cyber crisis situation that required delegates to make critical decisions under pressure.


Case Study - The Security Company

Case Study - The Security Company


Cross Sector Analysis - Cross-sector learnings from the intelligence community (Confirmed)

Gavin Stone
Intelligence Officer. Mentor & Trainer. Body Language Expert. Media Talent & Public Speaker.
Best Selling Author. Guest Host NBC Radio.

In this thought provoking guest presentation Gavin Stone, an ex Mi5 operative and current intelligence specialist will take delegates on an interactive journey through the life of a UK intelligence agent, Gavin will discuss his journey so far and share some key learning and insights that can translate over to the NHS Cyber Security Community.


Canap├ęs, Drinks and Networking

Canapés, Drinks and Networking


End of Day

End of Day


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