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Beyond Networks: HOW to get to tomorrow, today

The recent assembly of the CSP community in York heralded another practical step towards addressing the challenges of cyber security.

Fulfilling our commitment to provide an open platform for stimulating and productive collaboration, this year’s agenda moved away from presentations and invited delegates to participate in workshops and discussions led by a variety of organisations, including law enforcement, government agencies, academia, defence, local government, professional bodies, independent experts and the vendor community. Over 40 sessions took place across the two-day event, and delegates were able to select the discussion most relevant or interesting to them at any given time, ensuring all attendees from all areas of the cyber security community were able to build an agenda that met their objectives. The new format also ensured all attendees had the opportunity for full and active participation – interaction is key to CSP.

Proceedings from the workshops, where available, feature in the CSP:2017 Attendee Zone.

In addition to the workshops, delegates could attend plenary sessions and hear from The Turing Trust, Trend Micro, Professor Colin Williams, MoD, Socitm, HMRC, the Cyber Policy Centre, Marmalade Box and Google Cloud.

The event was fully-funded by sponsorship from exhibitors and we are grateful to the many organisations who made the event possible. The exhibition included some leading and established names, including Trend Micro - our lead sponsor, and VMware, Palo Alto Networks and Splunk, as well as new and emerging vendors, SMEs and exhibitors from academia and professional bodies. New to 2017 was an IoT zone, led by Avnet TS, which featured various innovative solutions and clever gadgets (including a rather popular sensored beer-tap!)

CSP's refreshing approach prioritises collaboration. We aim to provide events which encourage discussion, that are a 'safe place' to share ideas, experiences and concerns, and we believe networking is key to this. We provided multiple networking opportunities at CSP:2017, including a drinks reception within the exhibition hall and a networking dinner with guest speaker. These allowed delegates to converse in a more relaxed environment. Networking was also possible through the event app, and more formal engagement was on offer in on-demand 1:1 meetings with CSP speakers and sponsors.

CyberTalk, a leading multidisciplinary voice in cyber security, launched its latest edition at the event, which boasts articles by many of CSP’s featured experts and more. Read it online or request your copy at

Plans are already underway for CSP:2018. We will continue to develop CSP as a forum for fresh and vibrant thinking and as an arena for vigorous and constructive debate. We welcome feedback on topics, names or organisations to feature at next years’ event or submissions for talks and seminars. We actively encourage ‘customers’ to lead workshops; CSP delegates can expect to join structured discussions about cyber security challenges, solutions, ideas and experiences with peers, in a safe and supportive environment.

Engage with CSP on social media or join our mailing list to be first to hear about our plans for 2018. Those interested in featuring on the agenda or within the exhibition should email


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