- Cyber Security Insights and all that
Date: 03 Oct 2016
Company Connecting is a niche search engine to connect IT companies with each other as well as potential clients and partners. We will publish a number of views and articles on Cyber Security during October.
We regularly publish insights into the various aspects of IT. We have researched companies in Scotland and Cambridgeshire and can provide isnights to the type of IT companies involved in Cyber Security. Throughout October we will be publishing articles related to Cyber Security.
- Security Serious Conference 3rd October 2016
Date: 03 Oct 2016
The inaugural Security Serious Conference will take place from 9am-2pm on Monday October 3rd at the Churchill Room, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, 100 Parliament Street, Westminster, London
Attendees will hear first hand from some of the UK’s leading minds in cyber security in a three part programme:
1. Security Consciousness 101 – How top UK CISOs tackle employee security awareness
Phishing is successful, which is why cyber criminals still use this method to penetrate some of the biggest companies in the world. While great strides have been taken to change the culture of UK PLC to “Think before you Click”, the bad guys are getting increasingly clever and phishing is still successful 25% of the time. To keep pace, companies need to start making security awareness sticky and fun in order to resonate with employees. Hear from the top CISOs in the UK on how they get their companies and staff to think more carefully about security.
Vicki Gavin, CISO, Economist
Thom Langford, CISO, Publicis Groupe
Quentyn Taylor, Head of Security, Canon Europe
Amar Singh, Founder, GiveADay
2. Coping with the ever changing legal landscape – what does it mean for your security department?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force May 2018 and the questions are mounting - How will GDPR affect compliance? How do I meet the changing requirements when it comes to keeping customer data secure? Where should I harbour data? This discussion will also focus on how to use your client’s data responsibly and respectfully. Find out all you need to know and more about the pending regulation from those who have the answers.
Steve P. Williamson, Director, GRC, GlaxoSmithKline
Mark Deem, Partner, Cooley LLP
Jonathan Armstrong, Cordery Compliance
Ray Stanton, CISO, Inter-route
3. The importance of thinking like a hacker
The old saying goes “if you can’t beat them, join them” – this panel will help you think like a hacker to suss out the weakest links in your organisation. It will also explore the reasons modern organisations should hire a hacker (an ethical one, of course) and how industry can help encourage young cyber talent into career paths, rather than down darker ones.
Jennifer Radcliffe, a well known social engineering expert
Ian Glover head of CREST
Pete Wood, CEO, First Base Technologies
- CSX 2016 Europe
Date: 04 Oct 2016
Global IT and cybersecurity association ISACA will host the first-ever CSX 2016 Europe conference in London, England, 31 October-2 November 2016. ISACA developed Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) to help organizations build qualified cybersecurity workforces and help individuals advance their cyber careers.
CSX 2016 Europe will focus on practical cybersecurity solutions and guidance, tailored to every level of a security professional’s career. The conference will allow attendees to explore trends and threats, exchange ideas and insights, and learn how to excel at defending against threats to their enterprises. Sessions are offered in four tracks and with two levels of complexity.
- European City & Public Security Summit 2016
Date: 05 Oct 2016
Experts from the public and private sector will gather in London to discuss and find solutions on: Physical Security; Cybersecurity; Public Security; Major Events; Terrorism and more.
The European City & Public Security Summit, taking place on 5-6 October 2016 in London, will bring together policy makers and leading experts from the private and public sector, including former and current police and counter terrorism services and the heads of Security of some of Europe’s largest sports, leisure, retail and public attractions.
The Summit will address the most significant threats facing the EU and its citizens, risks to cities, industries and major events and will provide strategies to be better prepared to detect and respond to hostile intent, or a terror attack.
For further information, please visit www.citysecuritysummit.com
- Cyber Security & IoT
Date: 06 Oct 2016
A themed symposium at the Malvern Festival of Innovation 2016
This day will showcase cutting-edge developments from some of the UK's fastest growing and most advanced cyber security SMEs alongside thought provoking insights from multinational experts in the field.
- ICT Security Conference
- Date: 11 Oct 2016
- Cyber Security: Threats and Opportunities
Date: 13 Oct 2016
An informative, varied conference and exhibition looking at how and why organisations should align their skills and infrastructure with the UK Cyber Security Strategy
The day includes keynotes from the Cabinet Office, Andy Green CISO, Aprose Risk, live hacks, technical talks on security architecture, reports from the police on cyber crime and a look at cyber security for datacentres.
- Talos EMEAR Threat Briefing Webinar
Date: 18 Oct 2016
The security experts at Talos invite you to their EMEAR threat briefing, where they will share their insights into recent attacks and present the implications of these attacks for future trends.
Talos EMEAR Threat Briefing
(Live Webinar Tuesday October 18th, 2016 at 10:00 am CET/9 am BST)
Attend our webinar and you will be eligible to a FREE Security Risk Assessment.
There is no such thing as a new crime. Adversaries are adept at adapting and refining criminal business models and applying them to modern technology. The security experts at Talos invite you to their EMEAR threat briefing, where they will share their insights into recent attacks and present the implications of these attacks for future trends.
These insights will help you understand how attacks are evolving in order to design new protection strategies and build better defenses.
Presenter: Martin Lee, Technical Leader Security Research
Martin is technical lead of security research within Talos, Cisco’s threat intelligence and research organisation, and leads the Outreach EMEA team within the group. As a researcher within Talos, he seeks to improve the resilience of the Internet and awareness of current threats through researching system vulnerabilities and changes in the threat landscape. With 13 years of experience within the security industry, he is CISSP certified, a Chartered Engineer, and holds degrees from the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Paris and Oxford.
In this webinar, you will:
- Discover how attackers target specific organizations and users
- Learn about changes in attack behavior, including innovation in the shadow economy
- Identify best practices your organization can use to protect itself from attacks
- Learn about the most recent and notable threat innovations in EMEAR
- Is Phishing and Ransomware a Critical Issue for you yet?
Date: 19 Oct 2016
Ransomware and Phishing attacks have become a significant issue in organisations both large and small. The possibility of major business disruption arising from falling victim to Phishing or Ransomware is quite high, given that roughly 156 million phishing emails are sent globally every day. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 19th October.
Ransomware and Phishing attacks have become a significant issue in organisations both large and small. The possibility of major business disruption arising from falling victim to Phishing or Ransomware is quite high, given that roughly 156 million phishing emails are sent globally every day.
The FBI reports that ransomware attacks have cost $209 Million in just the first three months of 2016, which is more than eight times the total for 2015. At this rate, ransomware is expected to yield close to $1 Billion by the end of the year unless individuals and organisations improve both their defences and security awareness. Organisations must determine methods of improving their employees’ ability to withstand these threats, or at least, counter the most obvious ones. Cyber Security Awareness continues to become a major issue for management attempting to steer a safe course in order to carry out their “business as usual”.
Some of the key topics that will be discussed are:
•How has phishing and ransomware become so widespread?
•What are the best methods for countering the threat of phishing and ransomware? •How can we improve the resistance of our user population to this threat?
- Infosec Week London
Date: 26 Oct 2016
In order to innovate the annual activities of Cybersecurity month, ShadowSEC and UEL innovate this issue doing a Infosec Week in London. From 26th to 27th October ShadowSEC and UEL (University of East London) will take place the 1st edition of Infosec Week activities, where will be given lectures, a round table and hands on workshops, aiming to discuss and understand key trends on Cyber Security.
From 26th to 27th October ShadowSEC and UEL will take place the 1st edition of Infosec Week activities, where will be given lectures, a round table and hands on workshops, aiming to discuss and understand key trends on Cyber Security
- ESET Two-Factor Authentication Overview
Date: 27 Oct 2016
In this session, ESET UK IT Security Specialist Mark James will provide an overview of two-factor authentication and its importance for corporate security. Mark will guide you through the installation and set-up of the latest version of ESET’s Two-Factor Authentication product, ESET Secure Authentication.
Webinar on the advantages/importance of 2FA
- Cybersecurity Risk: Addressing the Human Factor
Date: 03 Nov 2016
A strong cybersecurity programme will include training and awareness for employees, not just technical safeguards. But how can you assess whether a programme is working?
Cordery Lawyer Jonathan Armstrong and Kirsten Liston of ThreatReady Resources will be presenting a webinar on Thursday 3 November 2016 covering the key elements of truly effective cyber security learning programmes – ones that shift culture and change employee behaviour, helping organisations become more threat ready.
- Ransomware Webinar
Date: 15 Nov 2016
In this webinar, we’ll cover the myth that crypto-ransomware is better at evading protection software than other malware, how crypto-ransomware differs from other prevalent malware types, what sort of social engineering scams we’ve seen out there that have been tricking users, and what employers can teach employees to minimize the likelihood they’ll become a victim.
There’s a misconception floating around that crypto-ransomware is somehow better at evading protection software than other malware. This is definitely not the case. In our experience, the social engineering aspect of malware delivery is often convincing enough to entice people to turn off their protection products in order to run the malware. And since stories about crypto-ransomware infections tend to make it into the news, we’re led to believe they’re some sort of super malware (which they’re not).
We’ll cover why this misconception might exist, how crypto-ransomware differs from other prevalent malware types, what sort of social engineering scams we’ve seen out there that have been tricking users, and what employers can teach employees to minimize the likelihood they’ll become a victim.
- Learn DDoS Defence in a Day
Date: 20 Dec 2016
Learn how to protect against a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in just one day. DDoS Defence will educate you on the growing threat and consequences of a DDoS attack.
Learn how to protect against a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in just one day. DDoS Defence will educate you on the growing threat and consequences of a DDoS attack. In just one day you'll:
Understand a DDoS attack, how it's executed and the implications to your business
Experience demonstrations of DDoS attacks and their effects in real-time
Learn the tools to detect, analyse and mitigate DDoS attacks
You'll receive 5 free EC-Council CSCU (Certified Secure Computer User) exam vouchers - worth £495 - with every ticket you buy. The CSCU exam is a great way for you to benchmark the IT security knowledge of you and your staff. You can also maintain your IT certification with CPEs earned from at least seven hours of learning.
The real costs of a DDoS attack
The impact of a successful DDoS attack has devastating and long-lasting effects. Having your systems forced offline can cost upwards of £100,000 per hour. After which 52% of your customers will lose trust in your organisation as a result of your systems outage. In the end, the long-term total cost to your business averages out at £1.2 million in damages.
It’s not just small businesses that need to be worried about DDoS. Escalating attack sizes have forced some of the world’s largest websites offline. The BBC, MI5, HSBC and PayPal are all recent victims of successful Denial of Service attacks. PayPal experienced damages of £3.5 million, with 100 workers spending three weeks repairing the damage following the attack.
The problem is only getting worse. DDoS attacks have increased 125% over the past year. Every day more than 2,000 attacks are now observed worldwide by Arbor Networks. Amplified by a 30% increase in attack size, it’s unsurprising that one-third of all system outages are now the direct result of a DDoS attack.
Learn the skills to defend against DDoS attacks, before it’s too late.