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Oscar Williams

News editor

CyberThreat 2018: NCSC announces new cyber security conference

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is launching a new conference for security practitioners to share cutting-edge tools and techniques.

Spanning forensics and offensive and defensive disciplines, CyberThreat 2018 is to have have a strong technical focus and will be hosted on 27 and 28 February at the QEII Centre, London.

Paul Chichester, NCSC director of operations encouraged network defenders and researchers to submit papers for presentations.

 “We’re delighted to be working with SANS Institute on CyberThreat 2018 and we urge network defenders and security researchers to get involved by applying to speak or simply attending,” he said.

“This promises to be an event rich in real-world experience and will feature a mixture of high impact talks from keynote speakers and emerging talent, sharing their experiences and offering fresh insight into new and evolving threats in cyberspace.”

The two day summit will feature capture the flag events, team problem solving and hackathons with attendees attempting to crack the latest devices and products.

Papers can submitted on the conference website until 20 October. Registrations will go live in early November, and open early for practitioners who complete a set of online challenges first.