Symposium On Cyber Strength Through Diversity (Ethnicity)

28 April 2022

Date: 28 Apr 2022 to 28 Apr 2022
Time: 09:00 – 16:30 BST
Location: Edgbaston Park Hotel 53 Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham B15 2RS

Inviting all cyber professionals in the public sector, industry and academia to attend the EMiC network’s flagship event.

About this event:

In this symposium, attendees will hear from inspirational speakers looking at current and future initiatives aimed around increasing diversity in the cyber sector. Attendees will also be able to provide feedback into the initiative and policies going forward. The Symposium will consist of Keynote speech, invited talks, panel sessions and round table workshops.

Supported by: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Keynote Speaker:

Simon Hepburn, CEO UK, Cyber Security Council

Speakers details:

  • Andrew Elliot, Deputy Director Cyber Security, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Amar Singh, CEO Cyber Management Alliance ltd
  • Prashant Pillai, Associate Dean, University of Wolverhampton
  • Daljinder Mattu, Senior Policy Lead Cyber Security (Midlands), Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Anitha Chinnaswamy, Lecturer Aston Business School More details coming soon.

Brief Schedule:

9:00am: Registration and Networking, Refreshments on arrival

9:30am: Start of Event

4:30pm: Close of Event

About The Ethnic Minority in Cyber (EMiC) Network

While there is a growing cyber security skills gap and high shortage in the UK cyber sector, a recent survey found that only 17% cyber professionals are from the ethnic minority background across all cyber roles. The EMiC network is a pilot network for the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority cyber academia, professionals and businesses with the long-term aim of significantly improving representation across the cyber sector.