Regional Event Resources

Regional Event Resources


During 2015/16 – DCLG together with iNetwork hosted a series of regional events across England aimed at senior managers in local authorities and their strategic partners. The objectives of these events being to:


Speakers at these events were drawn from organisations with the relevant areas of responsibility and expertise, including:

  • CERT-UK – the UK National Computer Emergency Response Team and coordinators of CiSP
  • CESG – the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance
  • GDS – specifically the GDS team managing the Public Services Network (PSN)
  • National Archives – specifically the team responsible Information Assurance training
  • Regional Cyber Crime Units (RCCU) were also invited to attend when they were able to do so

The National Cyber Crime Unit has more information about cybercrime including links to each RCCU



Event Details, Presentations & Learnings

Regional events were held between September 2015 and March 2016 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge, London, Nottingham and Birmingham. These events, together with specialist briefings for local organisations and leadership groups, provided cyber immersion briefings for around 700 key policy makers and practitioners from English local authorities or local resilience forums.

Each event consisted of a morning plenary session – where speakers outlined the role of their organisations and the cyber-issues from their perspective. In the afternoon workshop sessions explored the support that these organisations have to offer local authorities in developing cyber-resilience strategies. A closing plenary session explored next steps and offered attendees the chance to raise questions with a panel drawn from speakers.

Some of the information used by the presenters is not available to share more widely. However, as promised at each of the events, we have now published the shareable presentations.

Attendees at each of the events were encouraged (with due regard to the subject matter) to Tweet using the Twitter hashtag #cyberresilience. Shortly after each event, the Tweets were collected together using Storify and the resulting storify boards are still available for review.