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. 

In association with

Developing your capabilities & competency in cyber security 

WHEN

23 - 24 June 2021

WHERE

Online via our virtual platform

Event accredited by the

Key Highlights

4 reasons you should be there

Variety of Sessions and Formats to Prevent Zoom Fatigue

This event will provide business critical content, designed for you with research and collaboration with key stakeholders.

Two streams of content so you can tailor your agenda to you. Anything your miss will be available to watch on-demand.

Our online platform enables you to interact and create new connections.

What's in store?

Key Topics

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.

The Congress will focus on: 

Emerging threats & trends

Cybersecurity on a national scale

Collaboration & team structures

Understanding the mind of cyber criminals

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Speakers 

For more information on how to become a speaker contact 

Alex Bell

Portfolio Manager – Energy & Environment

[email protected]

Prof. John Walker

Editor in Chief, International Journal of Cyber Forensics and Advanced Threat Investigations

Steven Furnell

Professor of Cyber Security, University of Nottingham

Erika Lewis

Director of Cyber Security & Digital Identity, Department of Culture, Media & Sport

Irfan Hemani

Deputy Director, Department of Culture, Media & Sport

Agenda 

*Please Note all timings are in GMT and are subject to change. 

Day 1

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?

Confirmed speaker: 
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

Screen Break 

Insider Threats

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
Cloud Security 
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

Incident Response
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: PresentationWho 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?

5:15pm

Close of day 1

Day 2

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?

Confirmed speakers: 

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?

Confirmed speakers: 

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
SMEs Workshop

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?

Screen break

Threat Intelligence 
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?

4:35pm – 5:15pm: Panel Discussion: How Should I Be Using Intelligence to Protect My Business?
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.

5:15pm

End of conference. Content available on-demand