Beyond Cyber Security


Next Event: Fireside Chat - Mark Millford - 7 Sep 2023, 18:00 - 21:00, Digital Security Hub (DiSH) Manchester

Beyond Cyber Security - How to thrive at the forefront of the next digital revolution. Join us through a series of thought-provoking sessions, designed to help you and your business navigate through the future of cyber security, leadership, and innovation.

In this session of Beyond Cyber Security we will be having a fireside chat with Mark Milford, Vice President in Cybersecurity for Wärtsilä Corporation, accompanied by plenty of opportunity to network with leading cyber security professionals and students. Celebrating the dynamic connections and opportunities unique to the Northwest Cyber Corridor, Lancaster University is pleased to welcome alumni, programme partners, faculty and students to discuss the latest challenges and strategies in cyber security, including the results of the recently released report from the North West Cyber Corridor Innovation Impact Study.

The Northwest Cyber Corridor initiative has witnessed remarkable growth and collaboration, and this event serves as an opportunity to forge new connections, strengthen existing partnerships, and explore innovative possibilities in the realm of cybersecurity. Whether you are a seasoned professional, a budding entrepreneur, an academic scholar, or simply someone passionate about cybersecurity, this event is designed to be inclusive and welcoming to all. Together, we can foster an ecosystem that drives innovation, safeguards digital infrastructures, and propels the region to new heights in the face of evolving cyber threats.

Our distinguished guest speaker for the evening will be none other than the esteemed cybersecurity expert, Mark Milford. Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field, making his talk an unmissable highlight of the evening. His insights and vision for the future of cybersecurity will undoubtedly inspire and ignite conversations that will shape the Northwest Cyber Corridor's path forward.

Mark Milford

Mark Milford

Mark Milford is the global Vice President Cybersecurity for Wärtsilä, a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Mark’s cyber leadership journey began in military and government service before taking over his current role for a multinational company. He is now leading a team of dedicated cyber professionals responsible for all aspects of the company’s cyber security provision.

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Catch Up On Previous Beyond Cyber Security Events:

  • Mark Milford - Cyber Risk

    A fire side chat with Mark Milford from Wärtsilä talking about all things cyber leadership, management, innovation and the wider North West Cyber Corridor.

  • Simeon Quarrie - Cyber For Innovation

    A discussion with Dan Prince, Saj Huq (Plexal), Holly Grace Williams (AkimboCore) and our keynote Simeon Quarrie to talk about cyber, innovation and the stories we need to tell to help protect our digital lives.

  • Volker Hirsh - Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

    AI is impacting every aspect of society and the results on security will be profound. Join Dan Prince, Brian Higgins, and Charlie McMurdie and our keynote Volker Hirsh, for our second Beyond Cyber discussion.

  • Tom Cheeswright - High Frequency Change

    Our First Beyond Cyber Event with Dan Prince, Sarah Clarke, Brian Higgins and our Keynote Tom Cheesewright discussing the impact of change on all things cyber.