Security Serious Conference 3rd October 2016

Security Serious Week

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

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Time & Place

03 Oct 2016 from 09:00 to 14:00

Target Audience

Information security leaders and influencers, c-level executives


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

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