UK Cybersecurity Summit 2019

UK CyberSecurity Summit 2019

Thursday 7th November 2019 - IET London, Savoy Place


Those wishing to attend may register throughout the day of Thursday 7th, but may be declined based on delegate policy.

Join leading cybersecurity influencers and experts at SecureData’s annual UK CyberSecurity Summit in IET London on Thursday 7th November.

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.

“It used to be we thought cybersecurity didn’t matter. This has all changed as cybersecurity now affects us all – at both an individual and societal level. The effect is deep and varied, ranging from whether we stay in Europe, who we elect to run our countries and sensitive information about ourselves becoming public knowledge and property.” Etienne Greeff, CTO & Founder, SecureData.

Keynote Speakers:

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

Annie Machon, former MI5 Officer and hunted whistle-blower,  will explore the dark triad of those harvesting our data: intelligence organisations (both state and mercenary); corporations; and criminals. She will also explore how to mitigate the risk at a personal, corporate and societal level.

More thought leadership talks will be delivered on the day by SecureData’s globally recognised speakers such as Etienne Greeff, Charl van der Walt and Dominic White.

Who should attend?
SecureData’s UK 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. Please note this event is catered for end-users only. Registrations from competing businesses, consultants or students will be declined.

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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Event Programme

08:00 Registration & Coffee (1 hour)
09:00 Welcome & opening - Matt Tomlinson, SecureData (10 mins)
09:15 Geoff White - Keynote speaker - 45 mins Weaponised information
10:00 Charl van der Walt, SecureData - 40 mins Confusing cybersecurity myths with real facts from research findings
10:40 Break - 20 mins
11:00 Dominic White, SensePost - 40 mins How major changes to the IT landscape are leading to new approaches to security
11:40 Etienne Greeff, SecureData - 40 mins Why understanding your attack surface matters
12:20 Lunch - 1 hour, 10 mins
13:30 Palo Alto Networks F5 Networks
How do I really secure everything I've got? Securing the applications in a cloudy world
13:50 Varonis Check Point
You can’t protect what you don’t know about - Understanding your own data End-to-end security
14:10 Fortinet LogRhythym
Benefiting from SD-WAN without compromising on security Not becoming the next security headline is harder/easier than you might think
14:30 Break - 30 mins
15:00 Zscaler Okta
Move securely into the new world of cloud and mobility Identity - The next frontier
15:20 Blackberry - Cylance Thycotic
Machine Learning doesn't solve everything, but some things, it can solve really well… The anatomy of a privileged account hack
15:40 ForeScout Gemalto
You can't secure what you can't see How to secure a worry free security breach
16:00 Break - 15 mins
16:15 Annie Machon Former MI5 intelligence officer and whistleblower - 40 mins
16:50 Panel session moderated by Geoff White - 20 mins
17:10 Prize draws and drinks reception
18:30 Close

What to expect from the summit:

Keynote Speakers

Annie Machon

Former MI5 intelligence officer
and famed whistleblower

Having worked on the inside in MI5, before being hunted as a whistle-blower across Europe, Annie Machon has direct experience of the personal impact of living without guarantee of privacy. She now works with other former intelligence personnel and hack-tivists from around the world, analysing and sometimes critiquing the implications of the evolving mass surveillance programmes and the culture and geopolitics behind them.

Geoff White

Technology Journalist

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

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.

Dominic White

CTO at SensePost

Dominic is the CTO at SensePost, an informations security consultancy based in South Africa and the UK. Dominic has an MSc from Rhodes University and has been working in infosec for 10 years and one of the top experts on information security in South Africa. He engages in security research, and is the author of the mana wifi hacking tool.

IET London, Savoy Place