Scottish Cybersecurity Summit


Tuesday 25th June 2019 - Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Monsters under the bed!
Confusing cybersecurity myths with real facts.

Join leading cybersecurity influencers and experts at SecureData’s annual Scottish CyberSecurity Summit in Edinburgh on Tuesday 25th June.

We are promising a series of thought leadership presentations and technical level talks to provide a unique and deep perspective on the issues that are affecting us, the companies we work for and the society we live in.

Guest Speaker

Geoff White, an award-winning journalist will kick-start the conference by examining stories in the news, both real and fake. We become almost immune to stories in the press yet there are deeper societal changes happening that affects us. Geoff uses his unique perspective and experience to try and see and illustrate how information is becoming weaponised and how that weaponisation is affecting us all.

Who should attend?
SecureData’s Scottish Cybersecurity Summit will be relevant for all senior business and IT professionals, especially those overseeing security, risk or compliance strategies. Everyone from CISOs to IT Managers will profit from attending, so register now to save your place! Please note this event is catered for end-users only. Registrations from competing businesses, recruiters, sales & consultants, vendors not in portfolio and students will be declined.

Register free

Key Takeaways:

– Debunking cybersecurity myths with real facts, an ex badass hacker and expert security researcher unveils key findings for the first time.
– Get access to cutting-edge research allowing you to effectively address the security issues that matter- A unique perspective on how cybersecurity is affecting us at a personal, societal, business and government level from an award-winning journalist
– Get insight on how to communicate cybersecurity issues in a language your board can relate to and understand
– Unique insight from leading cybersecurity vendors, sharing strategies for addressing the growing cybersecurity threat

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Meet with our Sponsors

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What to expect from the summit:

Event Programme


Registration & Breakfast (30 mins)


Welcome and Introductions

Lewis Boyd - SecureData


How information is becoming weaponised and how that weaponisation is affecting us all.

Keynote speaker Geoff White


Confusing cybersecurity myths with real facts

Charl van der Walt - SecureData


Break (10 mins)


End-to-end security

Check Point


Cloud security primer

F5 Networks


Content is king - how to protect it



Lunch (50 mins)


Addressing the issues that matter

Etienne Greeff - SecureData


Machine learning doesn't solve everything, but some things it can solve very well



The anatomy of a privileged account hack



Coffee Break (10 mins)


No barriers inside networks



Passwordless - removing the weakest link



Integrated secure networking



Q&A session (15 mins)


Whisky tasting (45 mins)

Guest Speakers

Geoff White

Technology Journalist

Geoff reports on technology for BBC News, Forbes onlineChannel 4 News and Audible, with a focus on tech security, online crime, personal data and privacy.

He is currently writing a book on cybercrime for Reaktion Books, due for publication in late 2019.

An experienced and accomplished public speaker, he has given keynote talks at some of the UK’s largest tech events, in addition to hosting conferences and chairing panels at venues ranging from London’s Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival.

Charl van der Walt - SecureData

Charl van der Walt

Chief Security Strategy Officer

Charl has a deep understanding of the “offensive” paradigm within information security with a particular interest and passion for teaching and training. He has given courses and lectures to companies and universities all of the world and is a regular on the infosec conference circuit, speaking at events including the prestigious Black Hat Briefings.

Etienne Greeff - SecureData

Etienne Greeff

CTO & Founder

Etienne Greeff is one of the early pioneers of the information security industry. He has spent over 20 years promoting the innovative use of technology and services to solve complex customer issues: founding, growing and successfully exiting a number of information security businesses.

Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh