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How do you make dense research topics intersecting cybersecurity and public policy cool? The answer, the Evaluating Cyber Security Evidence for Policy Advice (ECSEPA) project team believes, is by turning it into a game!
The policy game will take place on 21st February 2019 in London and will require one full-day of commitment. We invite anyone recently or currently involved in supporting cybersecurity policymakers in the UK, specifically civil servants who provide short and long-term policy advice, either in response to specific crisis incidents or in the context of longer term planning for national security and capacity building.
For a formal invitation see: NCSC Weekly Threat Report 23rd November 2018
Please email email@example.com to register an expression of interest to participate in the game with a very brief description of your current role.
- Raise awareness about the NCSP, explain the role of key national strategic partners and increase understanding of the importance of Cyber Resilience in localities
- Provide locality leaders, policy makers and practitioners guidance on developing a cyber-aware culture within their organisations and across their partnerships
- Offer guidance on where to go for further advice or training, supported by the NCSP Think Cyber Think Resilience Initiative
Image credit Deloitte: https://www2.deloitte.com/ch/en/pages/risk/articles/cyber-crisis-management.html
Image credit GCSP: https://twitter.com/TheGCSP/status/981868493128785920
Dr. Madeline Carr addressed the UKAuthority Public Sector Cyber Forum 2018 in September on Under the Ecosystem: Cyber Security Policy Challenges.
At the workshop we presented our key findings, discussed map functionality and posed map usability questions to the audience who provided insight into the challenges HMG face in cyber security governance. The majority of the time was spent on roundtable discussions critiquing and refining the maps’ accuracy, utility and design. Using an A0 map in print, policymakers were able to draw directly onto the maps whilst discussing with each other how their respective departments interact with one another on cyber security policy.
Representatives from academia were also present at the workshop, which included EPSRC Senior Portfolio Manager Dr Miriam Dowle, as well as two researchers from UCL’s Department of Geography: Dr Artemis Skarlatidou who works in Human Computer Interaction and User Experience, and PhD candidate Alex Papadopoulos who specialises in Human Computer Interaction and Spatial Data. Through their input and conversation with policymakers, we developed a comprehensive list of findings to be incorporated into the map as it progresses onto its next stage: graphic design.