Natalie Black

Natalie Black is Deputy Director of the Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OCSIA) in the Cabinet Office, which is responsible for coordinating the delivery of the UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy and National Cyber Security Programme (£860m over five years). Natalie’s portfolio covers government defence aspects of cyber policy including threat analysis, the protection of public services and incident management. She recently led the design, build and launch of the UK’s first national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK), which also hosts the Cyber Information Sharing Partnership (CISP).

Prior to joining OCSIA, Natalie was Chief of Staff to the Director of Security for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, worked with the United Nations in Afghanistan and was a management consultant. Natalie is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Harvard University, where she was a Fulbright scholar and Fellow with the Program on Criminal Justice Policy & Management. Natalie was recently elected a Policy Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy at Cambridge University.