EEF Manufacturing Connect: Cyber security a real threat | EEF

Manufacturing Connect at Jaguar Land Rover

Standing up to the cyber threat

Cyber security is an increasing threat to manufacturers. This event will allow attendees to network, share best practice and gain advice from a range of experts.

Cyber security presents tangible, immediate risks to industry and recent attacks have had significant implications for some of the world’s most sophisticated businesses. This shows cyber threats must be addressed and managed.

EEF’s recent report Cyber Security for Manufacturing, in association with AIG, shows 41% of manufacturers don’t believe they have access to sufficient information to confidently assess their specific risk, and 45% are not confident they are prepared with the right tools for the job. A worryingly large 12% of manufacturers surveyed have no process measures in place at all to mitigate against the threat.

Hear Jaguar Land Rover’s story of how the global automotive manufacturer has invested in it future as car production moves toward a new age of digital technology. Gain valuable advice from a range of experts across the cyber security spectrum – including the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit - about the dangers and how to deal with them.

Who should attend?

Attend if: 

  • You are responsible for creating and deploying a strategy to protect your organisation from cyber threat
  • You are responsible for cyber security within your organisation
  • You are a business leader, wanting to understand the threat of a cyber-attack and the implications on your business

Why attend?

  • Hear from Howden, EEF's Insurance partner, as we take you through some mock cyber attacks and look at what the incident response would be and how your company would respond.
  • Share best practice about cyber security with Jaguar Land Rover.
  • Understand the key aspects of EEF’s latest cyber security research.
  • Get up to date information on threats and how to mitigate them from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit.


  • Richard Halstead, Membership Engagement Director North, EEF
  • Simon Ansell, Director of Global Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Procurement – IT, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Jennie Williams, Cyber Protect Officer, North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU)
  • Justyn Hardcastle, Cyber Risk Underwriting Specialist, AIG
  • Struan Todd, Cyber, Tech PI & Intellectual Property, Howden UK Group   


09:15 Registration, coffee and networking
09:45 Welcome and presentation of Cyber Security for Manufacturing report – EEF speaker TBC
10:00 The Jaguar Land Rover story – Simon Ansell, Jaguar Land Rover
10:25 Threats and how to mitigate them – Jennie Williams, Cyber Protect Officer, North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU)
10:50 Real life incidents: threat and response – Howden and AIG
11:40 Panel debate
12:10 Close


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