Working across Government, Academia and Industry: The Role of the NCSC in UK Cyber Security
06 October 2021, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
Join the Policy Impact Unit and Anna G, Strategic Research Lead in the Sociotechnical Security Group at the National Cyber Security Centre to discuss the role of the NCSC in UK cyber security policy.
This event is free.
In this session we will be joined by Anna G, Strategic Research Lead in the Sociotechnical Security Group at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Technical Lead for RISCS (Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security. The NCSC aims to help make the UK the safest place to live and work online. It acts as a bridge between industry and government, providing a unified source of advice, guidance and support on cyber security, including the management of cyber security incidents. During this session, Anna will share her career path so far, the NCSC’s role in UK cyber security policy, its own research function and how they collaborate with academia.
About Meet the Policymaker
The world of policymaking can be a ‘black box’ for many. Who are policymakers and how do they actually ‘make’ policy? How are experts selected for advisory committees? Who can influence policy decisions? Questions like these can make engaging with policy seem a daunting task to take on as a researcher.
The Policy Impact Unit is running a lunchtime seminar series this Autumn to provide UCL researchers and students with an opportunity to hear first-hand from professionals working in a range of policy roles, including in Government and its agencies, Parliament, Local Government, and in Europe. During the sessions, attendees will hear what it is like to work in a policy role, learn more about how research evidence is used in policymaking and hear how researchers can get involved.