Felicity Oswald

Chief Operating Officer

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

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Speaker Bio

Felicity Oswald is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), having previously been part of the original NCSC leadership, when she led the design and build of the new Centre to the formal opening of its HQ in London. As COO, Felicity is Deputy to the NCSC’s CEO, responsible for the strategy, resources, and outcomes. 

Felicity joined the civil service in 2005 and has held a range of roles across government. These included several senior and leadership roles across National Security, Crime and Policing, and Civil Contingencies, working closely with Ministers, senior officials, and security professionals.  

Felicity has a master’s degree in Criminology and was awarded an OBE for services to British Foreign Policy by HM the Queen.

Speaker Sessions


Cyber Security: Preparing For The Threat Now And In The Future

30 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • AI/ML
  • Cybersecurity
  • Non-Technical
  • Felicity Oswald

    Chief Operating Officer

    National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Cyber security is a growing issue in all organisations, large and small, public and private sector. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the UK’s Technical Authority for cyber security. In this session Felicity Oswald, the Chief Operating Officer of the NCSC, will take us through the NCSC’s view of the cyber security challenges of 2023 and beyond and how UK organisations can build resilience to cyber threats of the future.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • The biggest cyber threats of today
  • How threats will evolve
  • How diversity in the cyber profession is critical for the future

This session is for you if…you want to learn more about cyber security and why it is relevant to you, or you are a cyber security professional keen to hear from one of the Government’s key cyber agencies.

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