Over the last 12 months cybersecurity has shot up the boardroom agenda to become one of the top priorities. The pandemic and a home based workforce has provided the opportunity for businesses to recognise the value of IT and cybersecurity teams. As we move forward to hybrid workforce, this will only continue to grow as businesses are reminded that whilst not revenue generating, cybersecurity is revenue protecting and securing function crucial for every business.
Hosted virtually across two days, the SC Annual Digital Congress 2021 will provide a platform for cybersecurity leaders to come together for a mixture of thought leadership and strategy sharing panel discussions, as well as workshop style sessions with actionable takeaways for you and your business.
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This SC Annual Digital Congress will provide a platform for cybersecurity leaders to come together for a mixture of thought leadership and strategy sharing panel discussions, as well as workshop style sessions with actionable takeaways for you and your business.
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9:25am – 9:30am
Welcome Remarks & Explanations of the Features of the Platform
Emerging Threats & Trends
9:30am – 9:55am
Stats & Facts Presentation: Insights from the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 – Where are UK Businesses and Charities?
- Long term trends – have organisations become more aware and resilient over time?
- Cyber security under COVID-19 – what has changed under the pandemic and how have organisations reacted?
- Room for improvement – what broad areas do organisations need to focus on or review, to raise their game?
Jayesh Shah, Researcher, Ipsos MORI
10:00am – 10:45am
Panel Discussion: Cyber Resilience – Emerging Threats and Trends: What Should Be Keeping You Up At Night?Confirmed speaker:
ModeratorProf. John Walker, Editor in Chief, International Journal of Cyber Forensics and Advanced Threat Investigations
Irfan Hemani, Deputy Director, Department of Culture, Media & Sport
Craig McEwen, CISO, Anglo American
11:00am – 11:25am
Presentation: How Can We Stop Our Team from Being Our Own Worst Enemy?
11:30am – 12:15pm
Ask the Experts: Building a Wall Together: The Relationship Between IT & Cyber Security
James Wilison, Founder, Unified Security Ltd
Screen Break & Lunch
1:30pm – 2:15pm: Live Demonstration with Ken Munro from PenTest Partners
Ken Munro, Partner, PenTest Partners
Ransomware & Malware
2:15pm – 2:45pm: Presentation – Sitting on the Fence: How do You Have a Holistic Protection Plan for a Hybrid Cloud?
2:15pm – 2:45pm: Presentation – How Can You Make It Easier for You and Your Employees to Protect themselves?
2:50pm – 3:20pm: Presentation – A Year on From the Big Switch: Reassessing the Protection Protocols For Your Cloud
2:50pm – 3:20pm: Presentation – With over 360 Billion Emails Sent Per Day How Can You Reduce the Risk of Clicking on the Wrong one?
3:25pm – 3:55pm: Presentation – The Cloud, Compliance & The Correct Configuration For You
3:25pm – 3:55pm: Presentation – “There Are Already too Many things to Do!”: Simplifying & Streamlining Your Protection Systems
Data Privacy & Management
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Presentation – Don’t Tear It Down and Rebuild Everything: Rethinking your Incident Response Strategy
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Presentation – Who Are you? Who? Who? Who?
How can you implement trusted access security and multi-factor authentication?
4:35pm – 5:15pm: Ask the Experts – Containment: How Can You Prevent Further Penetration When Most Communication is Online and Digital?
4:35pm – 5:15pm: Ask the Experts – Looking at the Person As A whole: How Can you Simplify Identity, Access and Password Management?
Close of day 1
Cybersecurity & Governance
9:30am – 10:15am
Panel Discussion: Now that Cybersecurity Is On the Board Agenda, How Do We Keep It As Priority?Over the last 12 months cybersecurity has shot up the boardroom agenda to become one of the top priorities. The pandemic and a home based workforce has provided the opportunity for businesses to recognise the value of IT and cybersecurity teams. How do we keep it this way?
Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Canon Europe
Skills & Diversity in Cybersecurity
10:20am – 10:55am
Presentation – Tackling the Cyber Security Skills Gap
- Changing demands – how has the demand for cyber professionals changed under the pandemic? How have skills needs evolved?
- The understanding gap – do organisations fundamentally know what they need and who they are looking for in recruitment?
- Spreading best practice – is a mix of poor awareness and suboptimal recruitment approaches holding organisations back?
- Equal standing – how do we support smaller cyber businesses as well as large ones to fill their skills needs?
Jayesh Shah, Researcher, Ipsos MORI
Sam Donaldson, Director, Perspective Economics
11:00am – 11:40pm
Panel Discussion: Mind The Skills Gap: How Can you Ensure You and Your Team Have the Skills You Need?
Erika Lewis, Director of Cyber Security & Digital Identity, Department of Culture, Media & Sport
Mark Nicholls, Group CISO, Chime
11:45am – 12:15pm
Presentation: Cyber Breach Response: Building Your Playbook!
Phil Cracknell, CISO, Board Advisor, IP Performance
Screen break & lunch
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Panel Discussion: With Nations Now Imposing Embargoes On Security Suppliers, Who is Next?
Never before has geopolitics and nation state security had such an impact on the corporate security sector. After SolarWinds, APT10 and Cloud Hopper, corporates are dealing with collateral damage from being caught up in someone else’s battle. Join this session to hear what the future looks like in this new world and who is next to feel the sting.
Parmy Olson, Technology Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Gareth Corfield, Journalist, The Register
Catalin Cimpanu, Cybersecurity Reporter, The Record
AI, Automation & Machine Learning
2:15pm – 2:45pm: Presentation – Should You Leave It To Me?: The Benefits of Automation Driven Detection & Response
2:15pm – 2:45pm: Presentation – Show Me the Money: How Can You Make Your Money Go Further?
2:50pm – 3:30pm: Ask the Experts – Machine Monitoring: How Can You Get the Most Out of Your Machine Monitoring?
2:50pm – 3:30pm: Ask the Experts – What Can You Do To Protect Your Supply Chain and Make Sure that You are Not the Risk In a Bigger Supply Chain?
Endpoint & Physical Security In the Office
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Presentation – Information Is King: Empower Your Team To Get The Answers They Need About Emerging Threats
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Presentation – Is the Era of Multiple Passwords Over? Or At least Should it be?
Prof. John Walker, Editor in Chief, International Journal of Cyber Forensics and Advanced Threat Investigations
4:35pm – 5:15pm: Panel Discussion – The Hybrid Working Environment: The New Risks of Hot Desking
As businesses look at the hybrid working model and hot desking, this session looks at the new risks and what you do to protect your business.