THE RISING THREATS TO THE SECURITY OF THE COLD CHAIN – CYBER CRIME, FOOD SAFETY & MODERN SLAVERY
17 & 19 MAY 2022
DAY ONE – THE RISING THREAT OF CYBER CRIME TO THE COLD CHAIN
Cyber crime is increasingly becoming a major risk to supply chain businesses, with ransomware in particular experiencing frightening growth. In this session we will focus on the main threats to the UK cold chain and how businesses can protect themselves from an attack. We will hear how the Government is supporting businesses to improve their security and how software and IT solutions can be an effective frontline against cyber criminals.
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For security reasons this recording has been edited to remove the presentation from the National Cyber Security Centre. However, all the slides can be downloaded using the link below.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, is the UK’s technical authority for cyber threats. Since the NCSC was created in 2016 as part of the Government’s five-year National Cyber Security Strategy, it has worked to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.
The NCSC provides a single point of contact for SMEs, larger organisations, government agencies, the general public and departments and also works collaboratively with other law enforcement, defence, the UK’s intelligence and security agencies and international partners.
The NCSC supports the most critical organisations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs as well as the general public. When incidents do occur, they provide effective incident response to minimise harm to the UK, help with recovery, and learn lessons for the future.
Mark has almost 30 years of expertise in cybersecurity, data privacy and business resilience. He has previously held global leadership roles across industry organizations and professional services, including tenures as Global CISO at SABMiller plc, and Global CIO/CTO at Spectris plc, as well as leadership roles as a Senior Partner at Wipro Ltd., and was also a Partner at Ernst & Young (EY) LLP.
Mark is internationally recognized as a leading authority on information resilience with a focus on cybersecurity and data privacy, presenting a focus on the way IT can enable business strategies. He currently leads techUK’s Industry 4.0 Cyber Security sub-committee examining the business impacts of Industry 4.0 on Cybersecurity and how businesses can be incentivized to safely adopt new technologies at minimal risk. Mark is also an elected member of techUK’s Connected Home Group, chairing the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy sub-committee and internationally has been elected to lead the landscape analysis studies within the Medical Device Innovation Consortium’s (MDIC) 5G Enabled Medical Devices working group.
Jay Tahasildar has over 25 years’ experience in the information technology sector. He is the co-founder and Managing Director of Mercurius IT, a Gold Microsoft Partner that empowers businesses to become even more efficient. Mercurius works closely with Boltrics to provide 3PL Dynamics, a solution specifically designed for 3rd Party Logistics companies.
DAY TWO – ENSURING FOOD SAFETY & TACKLING MODERN SLAVERY IN AN INCREASINGLY UNCERTAIN WORLD
In this webinar we will focus on how the nature of food crime in the cold chain is evolving in an increasingly uncertain world. We will examine the key risks to businesses and the wider supply chain following Brexit and other recent world events, including human trafficking and rising fraud, and focus on advice and tools for businesses on how they can protect against the risks, remain vigilant and report suspicious activity.
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Sean Daly is a Relationship Manager with the Outreach team of the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) at the Food Standards Agency. His background is in policing, having completed a 30 year career as a Police Officer before joining the NFCU in 2018.
The National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) was established in 2015 following a review of the 2013 horse meat incident and is a dedicated law enforcement function of the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The unit provides leadership on food crime across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and works closely with the Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit within Food Standards Scotland (Opens in a new window).
Dr. Rachel Ward is a highly experienced risk management advisor and technical counsel with 25+ years’ experience in the food sector working with multinational food manufacturers and retailers, University spin outs and SME start-ups.
Rachel spent 15 years working as scientific affairs and risk manager lead in Europe with a major blue-chip multinational food manufacturer and since 2012, she has worked as a consultant providing independent risk analysis and technical insights to steer strategy and best practice standards, facilitate regulatory compliance and build risk management models, specializing in allergenicity, supply chain assurance and risk prevention for food and food supplements.
Rachel is also active in the UK Institute of Food Science and Technology Food Regulatory special interest group and Scientific Committee promoting the translation of science, regulatory developments and emerging issues for members and wider stakeholders.
Hannah works as Business Liaison Manager at Stronger Together, a global not-for-profit which works with brands and businesses of all sizes and sectors, to offer practical training and guidance on modern slavery and responsible recruitment in the workplace and supply chains. Hannah’s role involves working across all Stronger Together’s programmes covering consumer goods, construction, warehouse & logistics and apparel, in addition to creating bespoke solutions for businesses wanting support tailored to their business’ risks and requirements.
Prior to joining Stronger Together, Hannah worked at the modern slavery research centre Rights Lab as Head of Business Engagement and Impact, and also worked for a number of years in human rights and ethical trade roles at two large UK food retailers, managing labour standards and modern slavery risks in global supply chains.
Hannah is passionate about the positive impact that business can have on global human rights standards and the power of fair work for empowering individuals. She is excited to be talking with CCF members to share the work Stronger Together are doing and hear about the challenges faced by the chilled warehouse and logistics sector.
THANK YOU TO OUR FOOD SECURITY WEEK PARTNER