Channel 4’s new cyber security drama The Undeclared War hits our screens Thursday 30 June at 9pm. 

To mark this, we’re assembling some of our very best cyber experts to lead on our first ever tweetathon and we want you to get involved!

Set in a post-pandemic 2024, The Undeclared War tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, secretly working to ward off a series of cyber-attacks on the UK in the run up to a general election.

The drama has already sparked controversy with its high-profile fake “emergency news” warning that the UK was about to be hit by a devastating cyber attack. The film, broadcast “as live” before Celebrity Gogglebox at 8.59pm on Friday 10 June, was in reality a stunt trail for the new drama.

We want hear your thoughts about the good, the bad and the ugly around the Undeclared War. To get involved and engage with our cyber experts, use and follow the #TheUndeclaredWar, @ mention the @bcs_policy twitter account and follow our panel of experts:

  • Lisa ForteLisa Forte
    Speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, high altitude climber and caver!
    Lisa is an expert in running cyber crisis simulations and training higher risk staff on insider threats and social engineering. Lisa is the co-founder of Red Goat Cyber Security and passionately supports the “tech for good” philosophy helping smaller charities stay secure
    Twitter Handle: @LisaForteUK
  • Dr Alexi DrewDr Alexi Drew
    Currently Technology Policy Adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross, previously held positions at RAND Europe, The Policy Institute (King's College London), the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) at King’s, and the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET)
    Twitter Handle: @CyberAlexi
  • Dan CardDan Card
    Thought leader in technology and information security. Founder of Stark Industries. Creator of ARK 3.0, Lead architect of Jericho active defence solution and Chief Information Security Officer at PwnDefend
    Twitter Handle: @UK_Daniel_Card
  • Patrick BurgessPatrick Burgess
    BCS Cyber Spokesperson and Co-founder and Technical Director & Head of Security of Nutbourne Ltd
    Twitter Handle: @Geek2Speak
  • Jen EllisJen Ellis
    Cybersecurity advocate and community convenor and Vice President of Community and Public Affairs at Rapid7
    Twitter Handle: @Infosecjen
  • Professor Victoria Baines
    Professor Victoria BainesCybersecurity professional working in the internet industry and international law enforcement. Gresham College IT Livery Company Professor of IT, Former Facebooker and Europol officer. “Wizard in cyber related thought”
    Twitter Handle: @cyberbaines
  • Dan AldridgeDan Aldridge
    Tech Policy Expert with a background in human rights, safeguarding and tackling hate related crime, Dan is currently Senior Policy Manager at BCS
    Twitter Handle: @Tzardan
  • Arnoldis NyamandeArnoldis Nyamande
    Political Scientist specialising in tech and international economic policy, Arnoldis is currently Policy Manager at BCS
    Twitter Handle: @HiArnoldis

Our cyber experts were first brought together for a BCS Policy Jam to bring some much needed clarity and insight to the highly publicised cyber threat surrounding the Russian war in Ukraine.

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#TheUndeclaredWar - Join the @bcs tweetathon live
Date and time
Thursday 30 June, 9:00pm - 10:00pm