Chairs Opening Address

Colonel (Retd) John Doody FBCS FCMI CITP IISP MIOD

  • Security in 2020: Cyber threats and new methods to protect against them
  • The risks and costs of cybercrime to businesses
  • Cyber skills: The importance of education and diversity in cybersecurity
Title: The current Law Enforcement Response to Cyber Crime

David Hollies

  • Structure of the current response from Law Enforcement within the UK
  • What to expect from Law Enforcement within the UK
  • What does the future look like
Cyber Essentials – Securing the Supply Chain

Dr. Emma Philpott MBE

Securing a large supply chain is difficult.   The UK Government’s Cyber Essentials, along with the automatic cyber insurance providing incident response that is now included for all UK SMEs, could be the start of a solution. 

The True Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

Steve Mulhearn

The use of Artificial Intelligence in cybersecurity is neither the latest incarnation of Skynet nor will it make human intelligence obsolete.  Artificial Intelligence, and its companion technology Machine Learning, have a role to play, especially as the threat landscape continues to evolve in terms of both volume and sophistication.  

This session will focus on how AI and ML are meant to be used as advanced tools to 1) improve threat detection and response capabilities and 2) help the human element of cybersecurity be more effective and more efficient.

How to wear two hats - life as a one man band Privacy team

Daniel Selman

In this presentation Daniel will talk about the challenges and opportunities of being a one man band Privacy team, how you strike the right balance between supporting the business and discharging the role of Data Protection Officer -  independently assessing and assuring compliance whilst making sure you’re not just ‘marking your own homework’


The Shift to Self-Learning, Self-Defending Networks

Laura Elliott

• Leveraging machine learning and AI algorithms to defend against advanced, never-seen-before, cyber-threats
• How new immune system technologies enable you to pre-empt emerging threats and reduce incident response time
• How to achieve 100% visibility of your entire business including cloud, network and IoT environments
• Why automation and autonomous response is enabling security teams to neutralize in-progress attacks, prioritise resources, and tangibly lower risk
• Real-world examples of subtle, unknown threats that routinely bypass traditional controls

Q & A Panel Session
Coffee and networking
Staying Ahead of Machines: why you haven’t been replaced by a robot yet

Grant Paling

Grant dives into the mystery behind the terms “AI” and “Machine Learning” to look at some key questions:
• Just how advanced are we with Artificial Intelligence?
• Some common misconceptions about AI
• Research around Machine Learning and how to break it
• How Machine Learning could be weaponised against us
• The role that humans still have to play in the Detection and Response lifecycle
AI and Machine Learning are not “magic”.  This talk is designed to look behind the curtain and give you the insight you need to make more informed decisions as AI and ML become more commonplace in the cyber security industry.

A Live Cyber-Attack Simulation

Pavel Mucha

Get inside the brains of the most sophisticated attackers and see how world-class defenders are using their skills and tools in the most efficient and smartest way. You will witness the attacker’s infiltration and see the malicious operation as it moves across the entire environment. See how many opportunities an attacker has to advance the operation and how many opportunities the defender has to destroy the attack before it reaches its target. 

Lunch and networking
Chair's afternoon address

Colonel (Retd) John Doody FBCS FCMI CITP IISP MIOD

Black and White AI

Richard Parlour

• Growing threats from criminal use of AI
• Vital checks and balances on AI

Data Privacy in 2020: What’s on the horizon

Tate Chakrabarti

Everything points to 2020 being a very exciting year for data privacy. 

Recent years have been transformational for data privacy. In the wake of the GDPR, Governments around the world are embracing and enacting new privacy laws and regulations. To date, numerous countries have or are due to adopt GDPR like privacy laws.

These laws will actively define global political and social landscapes for years to come. Topics such as 5G, the internet of things, privacy in the workplace, facial recognition, use of biometric data, big data in healthcare and surveillance shall be affected by existing or imminent privacy laws.

Tate’s talk focuses on privacy topics and issues that are likely to be relevant in 2020 to Governments, companies, data regulatory bodies and individuals.

"1984 Tech advances or police state"

Mike Jones

Since George Orwell's dark depiction of the future society has advanced far beyond what was imagined. Televisions that monitor voice and are a set of eyes in your home. Alexa assisting your every move while nefarious individuals use this tech against you government and law enforcement have easy access into your once private life. Where does convenience stop and privacy begin?


Rethinking information security for better effectiveness.

Greg van der Gaast

With security spending outpaced only by the number of breaches, is it perhaps time to take a step back and look at our approach?

Coffee and networking
Q&A with Frank Abagnale “Catch me if you can”

Frank Abagnale

Frank William Abagnale Jr. is an American security consultant known for his background as a former con man, check forger, and impostor between the ages of 15 and 21. He became one of the most notorious impostors, claiming to have assumed no fewer than eight identities, including an airline pilot, a physician, a U.S. Bureau of Prisons agent, and a lawyer. He escaped from police custody twice (once from a taxiing airliner and once from a U.S. federal penitentiary) before he was 22 years old. He served less than five years in prison before starting to work for the federal government. He is currently a consultant and lecturer for the FBI academy and field offices. He also runs Abagnale & Associates, a financial fraud consultancy company. Abagnale’s story inspired the Academy Award-nominated feature film Catch Me If You Can (2002), starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent pursuing him, as well as a Broadway musical of that name and a TV series White Collar, which are based on the book Catch Me If You Can. Frank will describe his fascinating life, and his take on cyber security in conversation with Geoff White, an investigative journalist, who has worked for both the BBC & Channel 4 TV.  He will then be taking questions from Geoff and from the audience. Geoff White’s exclusives have covered everything from developments in artificial intelligence to fraud in the internet dating industry. He is currently writing a book on cybercrime for due for publication in 2020.

Chair's closing remarks & event close
Drinks Reception

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