About security conference 2023

Defend as one to secure an open, resilient, digital future.

  • 21-22 November, ICC Wales
  • 23 November, online

Join us for our seventh annual security conference alongside a community of security and IT experts in education, research and beyond, to share advice, stories and learnings as we come together to defend as one

This year's three-day event comprises:

  • Day one (in person) – sessions addressing key challenges as a community
  • Day two (in person) – featuring presentations dedicated to our members and customers, and personal deep-dive experiences
  • Day three (online) – a fully virtual day aimed at reaching as many members as possible to engage with cyber security

Why should I attend security conference?

The sector faces unprecedented growth in digital transformation and technological developments such as AI (ChatGPT) and demand to deliver first-class secure education and research. Alongside huge benefits to the sector, it can potentially threaten its national and economic security interests.

Cyber security is a collective responsibility and this year’s event will take a holistic approach by bringing together a range of education and industry specialists to help you strengthen your security posture. Get ahead of the game by attending security conference 2023 and experience speakers, panel sessions and training opportunities, all designed to help you build strong defences and defend the sector as one.

Attend security conference to: 

  • Develop your personal skill sets to help reduce your risks and vulnerabilities
  • Explore at first hand the security threats and technologies of tomorrow 
  • Discover new solutions and ways of working from insightful sessions, workshops and lightning talks
  • Build new relationships and key contacts through networking with our world-class community of security experts

Cyber Essentials logo

Jisc is an accreditor of Cyber Essentials. By attending this event you can find out why it is important to get accredited and learn more at our Cyber Essentials masterclass, which will take place on day one.

Programme themes

Four key themes will run through each day, providing a broad understanding of the steps you need to take going forward to stay safe. Discover the importance of utilising our core security services and learn how data protection and information security around risks and control backups can help keep your organisation secure.

Defending through innovation – Explore next-generation security innovations and ideas that will showcase architectures and technologies such as AI, to address the changing threat landscape.

Threats, risks and vulnerabilities – Discover the current and potential threats, risks and vulnerabilities facing our community and learn ways in which we can respond and mitigate.

Resilient community – Hear how the community is nurturing a strong cyber ecosystem and defending the sector as one. Become equipped with the appropriate skills, standards and services to bolster education and research resilience.

Prevention is better than a cure – Staff and students are key to culture building and reducing the risk; mandatory awareness training is key. Recruitment is a known problem, so learn how to upskill the existing workforce and share best practice.

Security conference 2023 is a CPD accredited event

CPD certificate

Jisc is a member of the CPD Certification Service - by attending security conference 2023 you can add this learning time towards your individual continuing professional development goals. After the event, you'll receive a digital certificate with CPD points to add to your personal log or organisational file.

Find out more about the benefits of CPD.


ICC Wales, The Coldra, Catsash Rd, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1HQ. Information on how to get to the venue can be found on the  ICC Wales website.

Prepaid parking

We have a discounted prepay parking rate of £6 per vehicle per day. Book your prepaid parking.

Please note, anyone who hasn't prepaid for their parking will be subject to the venue's standard parking fees. This can be paid at the car park level machines. The standard fees are as follows:

0 – 1 hour complimentary
1 – 5 hours £6
5 – 8 hours £10
8 – 12 hours £14
12 – 24 hours £24

Sustainability - reducing our global impact

We are working hard to reduce the impact that security conference 2023 has on the environment, locally and globally.


Security conference 2023 is taking place in person on the 21 and 22 November at the ICC Wales. The ICC Wales has several measures in place to reduce its environmental impact which include:

  • Continuing to minimise the amount of waste disposed of as general waste, increasing recycling and supporting the circular economy, by providing the correct level of waste receptacles
  • Reducing packaging waste by using recyclable packaging where possible
  • Using locally grown products and create menus around seasonal ingredients
  • Using low emission vehicles for travel between ICC Wales sister sites for staff members
  • Using LED lighting throughout the venue
  • Publishing performance on environmental performance
  • By offering the opportunity to attend online on the 9 November, hundreds of delegates will not need to travel to Newport


We work with exhibition suppliers who offer multiple display deliveries and re-use stands which further reduce the environmental impact vs traditional 'space only' events.

We actively encourage exhibitors to be mindful of their environmental impact.

The approach we take with our exhibitions encourages the use of digital messaging, reducing the opportunity for printed materials, graphics, and giveaways.

At the event

The security conference app significantly reduces the amount of printing required at the event. Any event printing is now FSC certified and fully recyclable. All laminate or UV finishes have been removed from our marketing materials, ensuring that recycling can occur.

Our lanyards are made of bamboo and PET materials that are biodegradable.

The use of Foamex materials has been replaced with recyclable alternatives for any signage or branding at events. We have eliminated the use of vinyl opting for alternative recyclable or reusable materials.

Contact us

Talk to us about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at next year's security conference by emailing  exhibitors.securityconf@jisc.ac.uk.

For more information on Jisc security conference 2023, email secconf@jisc.ac.uk.