UK Home Secretary highlights the importance of National Cyber Resilience Centre network at CYBERUK

Last week, the UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, highlighted the National Cyber Resilience Centre network in her speech at the Cyber Security Centre’s CYBERUK conference on cyber security on 11th May. CYBERUK is the government’s flagship cyber event, with this year’s conference taking place as a virtual two-day event via YouTube.

The conference hosted a selection of speakers, including Jeremy Fleming, Director at GCHQ; Sudhakar Ramakrishna, CEO of SolarWinds; Lindy Cameron, CEO at NCSC; John Lambert - Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre; and UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab. There were also panel discussions at the event on topics including emerging cyber trends, protecting consumer accounts, and protecting the NHS from COVID-19 related ransomware attacks.

In her speech at the event, the Home Secretary outlined the government’s approach to cybercrime and what they hoped to achieve in the future, where she name-checked the network of Cyber Resilience Centres as one of the key systems set up to support policing and businesses in this increasingly important area.

She said: "As a world-leading organisation in its field, the NCSC has a pivotal role to play, working across government and with industry to drive improvements in cyber security.

"We have also set up the Cyber Protect Network and Cyber Resilience Centres to boost the support provided by Police to the public and businesses."

You can find out more about CYBERUK 2021 on the NCSC website, and read a full transcript of the Home Secretary’s speech here.