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Cyberfest 2018

Northumbria University


Dynamo North East, in partnership with Accenture, are delighted to be hosting a one-day business event,  #CyberNorth, at Northumbria University as part of the wider #CyberFest programme throughout September.

The aim of #CyberFest is to raise awareness of the North east as a place to address cyber resilience; to get people engaged in the Dynamo work stream; educate and inform of the threats and opportunities from cyber.

This event is free to attend and is open to all employees, as well as directors, managers of any size organisation, 3rd sector, public, private, academia, students, entrepreneurs, politicians, media and interested public.


There will be 3 sessions in the morning repeated again in the afternoon to allow you to attend more than one that are of interest.

  • Game of Threats – Get involved in the head-to-head digital game that simulates the experience of executives when their company is targeted by a cyber attack.
  • Resilience – We need to think of cyber as part of a wider resilience agenda, in the same way that flood prevention, energy availability and home security are considered.
  • Opportunity – Cyber offers enormous opportunity for new businesses and jobs. How can we combine the strengths of business to promote the North East’s capability.



  • Rick Hemsley – Managing Director, Accenture Security

Session speakers:

  • Andi Pannell, Head of Security Testing, Starling Bank, 
  • Kevin Richardson, Cyber Security, Zenos (Resilience)
  • Ciaran Owens, Managing Director, Culminet (Resilience)
  • James Clements, Security Manager, Accenture (Resilience)
  • Nicola Japp, Senior Technical Security Analyst, Accenture (Resilience)
  • Paul Swaddle, Head of Technical Solutions, NBS(Opportunity)
  • Guido Noto La Diega, Associate Professor of Information Technology Law & Intellectual Property, Northumbria University (Opportunity)
  • Peter White, UK Assurance, PwC (Game of Threats)
  • Jill Dovey, Associate Solicitor, Muckle (Opportunity)


Event Details

Northumbria University
City Campus East 1
Business & Law Building
Newcastle upon Tyne


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