Andy Bates, executive director of the Global Cyber Alliance, shares his insights on key cybersecurity and fraud challenges facing UK organizations in the year ahead, with an emphasis on:
How defenders and defenses must adapt
Andy Bates joined the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) in September 2017 as its Executive Director for the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He brings more than 25 years of experience to GCA, having served as a Chief Engineer, Business Development Consultant, Product Development Director, IT Director in Racal, Cable & Wireless and Level3. Bates most recently served as the CTO at Verizon EMEA.
While working across a range of technologies such as network, cloud, mobile, VOIP & identity, he has tended to specialize in large secure solutions for governments and challenging the status quo and conventional wisdom of security. He was deeply involved with systems such as Government Secure Intranet, PSN, Police National Network, as well as working with all the major UK government departments and international government customers and agencies, including NATO.
Bates is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has presented at multiple conferences including RUSI, EU Parliament, Johannesburg, and Budapest.
Stephen Owen of Bourne Leisure is embarking on his third digital transformation programme. In this session, he will share the CISO's perspective on the bear traps to avoid and lessons to be learned in orchestrating and analysis required by privacy, security and cloud architects teams working at a dynamic pace.
On loan from Daemon Solutions, Stephen Owen has recently joined the Bourne Leisure Group as interim Group Security Director for Bourne Leisure Group and was formerly Data Protection Officer for Camelot Group, the operators of the UK National Lottery where he was well known for his detailed and pragmatic advice. He is a highly experienced information security practitioner and certified cloud architect with multiple digital transformation projects under his belt. Capping his data privacy and security expertise, Owen was also recognised by the industry and awarded a Fellow of Information Privacy from the International Association of Privacy Professionals in 2016.
In this exclusive session, renowned global cybersecurity expert John Walker offers a thought-provoking look at how we use digital assets and infrastructure even when we can see proof of the "Digital Icecap" melting. From the early conceptions of what was called 'IT security' to an era in which we have coined the...
Visiting Prof., Nottingham Trent University; Advisory Board, Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS), University of Kent and Fmr Royal Air Force Security and Counter Intelligence
John Walker is a specialist providing consultancy to Middle East based organisations, government, and military clients. 22 years in Royal Air Force Security/Investigations and Counter Intelligence operations within a SCIF/Comint/Sigint environments, working alongside GCHQ, CESG, UK and US Agencies, ITSO and Systems Security Manager for CIA Accredited Systems, Visiting Professor School of Science/Technology - Nottingham Trent University [NTU], Advisory Board, Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS) - University of Kent, Mentor to Tallinn University (Estonia) Masters Students Cyber Research, Practicing and Registered Expert Witness, Certified Forensics Investigator Practitioner [CFIP], Editorial Member at MedCrave Research for Forensics & Criminology, ENISA CEI Listed Expert, Editorial Member of the Cyber Security Research Institute [CRSI], Digital Forensics/Cyber Security Listed Trainer in Dubai for Certified courses, Fellow of Royal Society for the Arts [FRSA], and a Belkasoft (Digital Forensics) Partner.
Risks associated with cyber security incidents and business interruption are major concerns for companies worldwide. Improperly managed, cyber security incidents like ransomware can bring companies to a standstill and the resulting financial losses can have a substantial impact. Using real life examples, learn how...
Claims Focus Group Leader - London Market & Wholesale Cyber & Tech, Beazley Group
Mark Singer currently serves as Claims Focus Group Leader for the Cyber & Executive division of Beazley. He primarily handles insurance coverage issues arising out of cybersecurity, technology errors & omissions, data privacy, intellectual property, media and advertising liabilities. As a UK qualified lawyer, and before joining Beazley, he was a Senior Associate in the commercial litigation team at a large City law firm where he handled a wide range of complex contractual disputes.
In this session, we will hear from two data privacy lawyers, one of whom supports clients through data privacy litigation and regulatory intervention, and the other who helps clients remediate in the aftermath. They will take us through key considerations, both before and after a data privacy incident, to protect your...
James Lloyd is a lawyer in PwC's Contentious Data Privacy team. He help clients faced with disputes over data privacy, whether as the result of a regulatory investigation, a dispute with a third party, or in connection with a cyber breach. He has led the response to investigations by various regulatory bodies and parliamentary select committees and have extensive experience bringing and defending associated civil litigation against private parties and public bodies. Lloyd has particular expertise helping clients who are subject to regulatory action by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office, whether as a result of enforcement, or as the consequence of a notification following a cyber breach.
Barrister and Solicitor, UK Data Protection Strategy, Legal and Compliance Services, PwC
Polly Ralph currently serves as a Director and member of the leadership team in PwC's Data Protection Strategy, Law and Compliance Services practice. She started her career in data protection/privacy in 2004, as an Investigations Lead at the New Zealand Privacy Commission. Since then, she has worked as a Privacy lawyer at the New Zealand Police National Headquarters, Senior Privacy Counsel at the BBC, and Group DPO at Domestic & General (a UK-headquartered insurance company). Since joining PwC UK in January 2016, Ralph has led large-scale GDPR projects and advised on ePrivacy, marketing, outsourcing, technology and international transfer issues. She has deep experience leading GDPR training sessions, including for PwC's international network of firms.
Over the next 10 years, digital transformation is expected to unlock an estimated $10 trillion of value for business and wider society. The 2019 edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos has clearly established security as a strategic contribution for unlocking that value, putting a safe digital transformation at...
Alain Sanchez has 20 years of executive engagement experience in the Network and Telecommunications domain. In December 2018, he joined Fortinet CISO office from Huawei Global Consulting Department where he was in charge of the Digital Transformation Practice, advising the board of Companies like Virgin Media, Telcel, INWI, Vodafone UK, China Mobile as these Service Providers targeted the enterprise segment with B2B Cloud and Security offerings. Sanchez previously held executive positions in Alcatel-Lucent, Accenture, BT-Global Services and Nortel.
As threats and threat actors grow in number, sophistication and cross-channel schemes, it is increasingly important for organizations to have a clear picture of their potential attackers - whether they are nation-states, cybercrime gangs or lone actors.
Attend this session for first-hand insights from one of the...
Detective Inspector Philip McInerney currently serves on the MPS Cyber Crime Unit, within Serious & Organised Crime (SCO7). Recently he has led a number of operations that have successfully targeted organised cyber criminals involved in high-level criminality, operating across the UK and internationally, including Op Bankime (dismantlement of OCG concerned in estimated £20 million+ of banking fraud during 2017), and Op Merlock (prolific cyber criminal operating across the UK banking sector, with several million pounds worth of fraud disrupted. Having initially been posted to uniform in East London, he served within the Major Crime Unit of borough CID, where McInerney became a Detective Constable. In 2003 he was selected to join SO12 Special Branch, working in a number of Counter Terrorism operations and roles (covert intelligence and operations) until January 2006. He was then selected to join the MPS Anti-Corruption Command (ACC), where he worked in covert intelligence development targeting corrupt police officers, and organised criminals who seek to corrupt officers. Between 2008 - 2013 McInerney served in a variety of roles in Westminster CID, as a Det Sgt in the Major Crime Unit and Serious Violence Team, targeting high-level fraud, violence & organised crime, and latterly as an Acting Detective Insp targeting organised crime within Soho and the West End. From Dec 2014 - Dec 2017 he served as Detective Inspector to the London Crime Squad (SCO8), leading a covert proactive unit targeting the highest levels of organised crime across London and the UK; formulating and utilising partnership with large corporations in the private sector affected by organised crime.
Broadcasters invest billions of pounds in high-quality programming, but Illegal streaming is growing and global losses to piracy have been forecasted to reach over £35bn by 2022. Illegal streaming services are rife online. The operators behind these services share many of the same characteristics of early...
Mark is the Director of the Cyber Intelligence team at MDR Cyber. The team provide cyber intelligence and investigations services, helping organisations and individuals to understand threats and mitigate losses.
Mark has worked in the field of cyber investigations and intelligence for nearly a decade before joining Mishcon, working within British law enforcement and a cyber threat intelligence start-up. He brings with him experience of leading teams in the production of high-quality intelligence services for international government and corporate customers.
With a passionate interest in cybercrime and intelligence, Mark holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime investigation from University College Dublin.
The shift to cloud has made perimeter-centric view of security obsolete and led to the creation of Zero Trust. With users accessing corporate resources across a variety of devices, platforms and clients, organizations are seeing an increase in phishing, password spray, brute force and other identity based attacks....
Teju Shyamsundar currently serves as a Technical Marketing Manager with the Product Group at Okta. Prior to Okta, she worked at Microsoft and implemented enterprise mobility technologies across a large set of enterprise customers in various industries. Shyamsundar now works on integrating the Okta solution with our customers, partners, and applications, and enabling our team to be successful with securely connecting Microsoft technologies.
In the face of advanced, never-seen-before, cyber-threats, how can organizations leverage immune system technologies to pre-empt emerging threats and reduce incident response time? In this session, Darktrace's Dominic Hibberd will draw upon real-world examples of subtle, unknown threats that routinely bypass...
Dominic Hibberd is a Cyber Security Manager at Darktrace, the world's leading AI company for cyber defense. From his technical background, Hibberd expertly advises companies from a variety of industries on the use of artificial intelligence for cyber defense, including financial services, retail and education.
In an exclusive session, veteran CISO Thom Langford looks at what GDPR has influenced since its introduction, how this impacts security and privacy leaders across sectors, and where data protection regulation can go from here.
Langford is the founder of (TL)2 Security, a strategic Information security Consultancy. As...
Veteran security leader Martin Overton tackles cyber insurance with a review of case studies that illustrate genuine benefits ... and subtle pitfalls that may result in no coverage for costly incidents. Overton has over 30 years of hands-on security experience, along with several years working for a major...
Martin Overton joined SunAlliance (now Royal Sun Alliance or RSA Insurance Group) in 1988 as a Security Specialist and ran their Hacking and Internet Security teams and he was responsible for their anti-malware strategy and remediation. In 2002 he joined IBM, working for the Managed Security Services Delivery commercial team in EMEA as a malware/anti-malware specialist. There, he was part of the Global Virus Emergency Team and the World-Wide Threat Team. During this period Overton also carried out penetration, web application, physical security and social engineering testing for many clients; so he is also considered an "Ethical Hacker" aka "A White-Hat Hacker". Soon after, he joined AIG as a Cyber Risk Technical Specialist. He served as a Subject Matter Expert on Cyber risks and solutions, acting as a technical resource for AIG underwriters, brokers and clients; turning technical risks into business language. Overton now runs his own cyber security consultancy helping clients to identify and remediate security issues, advising on best practice, regularly speaking at events, lecturing at universities, delivering training, blogging, testing and carrying out security research and so on.
Enterprises have endured decades of security policies, programmes, plans, metrics and awareness training ... and yet little has improved. CISOs still complain that people are failing at the cybersecurity basics. This session will explore issues in user awareness training and offer a different approach, including:
Sarb Sembhi currently serves as the CTO & CISO at Virtually Informed. He is also the founder of Security2Live Initiative, which aims to raise Digital Safety Skills of all individuals (not just those who are lucky to receive the bare minimum in their enterprise employer). Previously, he was CTO & CISO for the Noord Group. His contributions to the industry include the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Defence and Security Committee and its Cybersecurity working group, an Advisor to the Internet of Things Security Foundation, Smart Buildings working group. Other contributions include: Past President of the ISACA London Chapter, Chair of ISACA International GRA Region 3 Sub-Committee, Chair of ISACA International GRA Committee, ISSA UK Advisory Group member, InfoSecurity Magazine Editorial Group member.
What does a successful compromise of an organisation's email system look like, and what can we do to protect ourselves? This talk will use real-life case studies from recent incidents to dissect the anatomy of a modern Business Email Compromise attack. Attend this session for expert insight on:
Founder of 7 Elements, David Stubley brings over 17 years of experience within the technical security market, where he has held senior level positions within global blue-chip organisations. In this capacity, he was involved in the procurement of external security consultancy and testing resources. This valuable experience inspired Stubley to build a company that he himself would have wanted to work with during this time. A security testing and consultancy company that was responsive, technically astute and delivered tailored security testing as per organisation needs rather than off-the-shelf solutions.
Presented by Beazley Group
Risks associated with cyber security incidents and business interruption are major concerns for companies worldwide. Improperly managed, cyber security incidents like ransomware can bring companies to a standstill and the resulting financial losses can have a substantial impact. Using...