Secure South West 11 event – access to cyber security expertise locally

SSW11 – The University of Plymouth are hosting the Eleventh Secure South West  event on the 24th October 2018 where academic and industry experts share data and cyber security knowledge with organisations in the South West

This free event has gained significant traction within the South West region as it offers an amazing diversity of speakers and on point topic discussions.  It is fresh and relevant and will leave you coming away with a raised awareness of current rising threats and thought provoking academic research. It also importantly gives organisations, academics and students an opportunity to interact with each other.

SSW11 Speakers

The line up for SSW 11 provides a great mix of academics and industry experts as follows:

  • Targeted attacks: Your personal survival guide (or how not to get hacked) by David Emm (Kaspersky Lab) sharing information regarding tricks that hackers use and how to reduce the chance of being the weakest link.
  • The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 by Kelly Finnerty (Ipsos MORI) and Eva Ignatuschtschenko (DCMS) – sharing the findings of the survey and helping business and charities to understand the current threat landscape.
  • Managing the Cyber Risk – NCSC speaking on the topic of what it is doing to help prevent data breaches and cyber attacks and reduce the impact when they occur.
  • The emerging UK Data Protection framework and beyond -Nicholas Gervassis from the University of Plymouth and developing prospects for organisations invested in cyber security activity.
  • The importance of logs: You won’t see what you don’t log – Tim Whadhwa-Brown (Portcullis/ Cisco) discussing the ‘thorny’ subject of the importance of logging and auditing and the need to monitor their business systems and data.
  • Anatomy of a credit card breachPete Woodward (Securious) will explore recent credit card breaches and how these occurred and, importantly, the controls that should have been in place to prevent them.
  • Ignorance was bliss: How can we regain trust? The panel discussion with Seven Furnell (professor of IT Security, Plymouth University) as moderator.

The event is sponsored by BCS -the Chartered Institute for IT (SW Branch), IISP -Institute of Information Security Professionals and Securious Limited, Data and cyber security.

For more information about the speakers and how to register for the free event see Secure South West website where you can also see previous speakers with slides and videos including Pete Woodward from Securious speaking at Secure South West 6