Securing spaces online and offline

Technology is fuelling virtually every industry and aspect of modern life, but moving everything online has also powered new digital threats. From cyber crime to QAnon, security threats are being fuelled by AI and misinformation — and the trend is growing at an alarming rate. To tilt the playing field, we need to start a new conversation that links cyber circles to national security, and that answers the question: how can we wield technology to keep our companies online and our citizens safe?

From fraud and money laundering to data privacy and national security, this stage carefully inspects today’s most urgent security questions. With the keen insight from hackers, generals, AI artists and everyone in between, we explore how technology is both our greatest threat and our best defence in the battle for a safer cyber space. Because no technology is ever either good or evil in itself. It’s how it’s used that matters.

Whats in it for you?

Knowledge, insights, networking & conversation, the path to change starts here

Discover

Innovations 

Discover how industries are deploying cutting-edge technologies to create safer and more secure spaces for everyone, both online and offline.

Recognise

Deepfakes

Get a front-row seat to the most unnervingly brilliant deepfakes shown by today’s most viral artists themselves.

Anticipate

Cyber threats

Learn how you can defend your organisation against the biggest cyber threats threatening businesses today.

Discuss

Resilient societies

Have your say on how we can develop a society resilient enough to manage the risks of climate change within the next 10 years.

Get answers to the biggest questions, including
Can democracies survive in an AI-powered world?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
What are the real-world implications of deepfakes?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
What is data poisoning and why is it a ticking time bomb?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
How do climate change and conspiracies threaten our national security?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
What are the implications of the Solarwind hack?

Get answers to the biggest questions, including

Can democracies survive in an AI-powered world?

What are the real-world implications of deepfakes?

What is data poisoning and why is it a ticking time bomb?

How do climate change and conspiracies threaten our national security?

What are the implications of the Solarwind hack?

Meet the speakers

See the Agenda

10:00 am - 10:30 am 14th June 2021 AI Versus AI: The new era of cyber threat

The nature of cyber-warfare is changing alongside a new era of sophisticated machine-speed attacks, where algorithms battle against each other. Join Poppy Gustafsson as she discusses the need...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021 Existential threats: The unpredictable horizon

We live in unpredictable times. From emerging conspiracy networks and rogue AI to despot regimes and disastrous cyber security failures. The threats loom large. What do the experts say about...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021 Superpowers and peace: Making a multipolar world work

With Russia, China and the US all wrestling for power amongst a divergence of interests, we ask how can global superpowers cohabit peacefully? Join us as we look at the hurdles of coordinating...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021 Will 2030 be real? A discussion on Deepfakes

What if we told you there’s an emerging technology so manipulative that it has the potential to sow seeds of chaos into our democracies? That tool is here, and it’s known as deepfakes. We look...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021 Solarwinds, Russia and the new cold war

The solarwinds attack in 2020 remains an unprecedented moment in cyber history, with 1,000 Russian engineers all dedicated to infiltrating the US administration and intelligence agencies. Is...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 Warfare at the speed of AI

With the advent of AI-powered information warfare, everything you know about the battlefield is about to change. Whether it’s harnessing information at the speed of relevance or empowering...

10:00 am - 10:40 am 15th June 2021 The moral code: Privacy, power and trust

From WhatsApp to the NSO group, should private firms be able to sell their tech to nation states for surveillance purposes? Can we trust governments not to exploit technology for nefarious ends?...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 15th June 2021 Preparing for a future battlefield

The future shows a new type of hostile threat, one that nation-states and intelligence agencies alike are scrambling to prepare for. Looking back on their time leading the UK’s cyber security...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 15th June 2021 Down The Rabbit Hole: QAnon, conspiracists and the new threat

Gone are the days when conspiracy theories existed only in the fringes of society. From capitol riots to vaccine boycotting, they’ve become a mainstream threat with real consequences. This panel...

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm 15th June 2021
Curated with: CyLon
Digital transformation and UK defence: A discussion with Major General Tom Copinger-Symes

Recently, we’ve seen £16 billion injected into British defence — the biggest investment since the end of the Cold War. What does this mean for the UK’s standing against new superpowers? In this...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 15th June 2021 The dark web: Violence and radicalisation online

The internet is the wild west of our time. With no standardization, it’s the perfect place to promote extremist ideas. In this session we look at the burgeoning counter-radicalization industry,...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 15th June 2021
Curated with: CyLon
Data poisoning: A ticking time bomb

The global cyber security market was estimated to be worth $107 billion in 2019, growing to $151 billion by 2023. However, data poisoning has the potential to undermine the cyber sector...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 15th June 2021 The heat is on: The greatest threat to our national security

Some claim that climate change is becoming one of the world’s most critical national security issues of the 21st century. How does one affect the other? From food and energy security to...

10:00 am - 10:45 am 16th June 2021
Curated with: CyLon
Leadership in cyber security

The world of cyber security is highly unpredictable, putting an emphasis on effective and robust leadership. In this session, we are joined by two senior leaders in the world of cyber security:...

Our Partners

Our leading agenda is co-curated with CogX Festival partners

Cylon

Editorial Partner

CyLon was founded to support the security technologies of the future by finding, growing and investing in cyber security startups and entrepreneurs from around the world.

Since launching in 2015, CyLon has run a range of innovation programmes in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, accelerating 100+ cyber security startups to a collective valuation of $1bn+. Its early-stage programmes have supported a further 200 budding cyber security entrepreneurs globally, driving the creation of 20+ startups. 

Visit www.cylonlab.com for more information.

Cylon

Editorial Partner

CyLon was founded to support the security technologies of the future by finding, growing and investing in cyber security startups and entrepreneurs from around the world.

Since launching in 2015, CyLon has run a range of innovation programmes in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, accelerating 100+ cyber security startups to a collective valuation of $1bn+. Its early-stage programmes have supported a further 200 budding cyber security entrepreneurs globally, driving the creation of 20+ startups. 

Visit www.cylonlab.com for more information.

” There’s a need for wider collaboration, for borderless information sharing at speed and the need to develop a common vision if we want to create a strong cybersecurity culture.”

— Jamie Saunders, Strategic Security Consultant at Wychwood Partners