The national Scot-Secure Summit is the largest annual Cyber Security event in Scotland: the event brings together senior IT leaders and Information Security personnel, providing a unique forum for knowledge exchange, discussion and high-level networking.
The conference programme is focussed on promoting best-practice cyber security; looking at the current trends, the key threats - and offering practical advice on improving resilience and implementing effective security measures.
The conference is free* to attend for InfoSec & IT personnel
DIGIT has rapidly grown into the largest independent business technology community in Scotland. We run an extensive series of conferences focused on core areas of emerging Technology, Digital and IT. We also run Scotland's leading IT & Digital News Platform with over 100,000 page views per month.
The events provide a unique platform for knowledge exchange, drawing stakeholders together to explore best practice, technological innovation and business outcomes. Our conferences attract a senior delegate following and have become renowned as an important forum for high-level networking.
Kevin FielderCISO, Just Eat
Lisa FortePartner, Red Goat Cyber
Malcolm GrahamDeputy Chief Constable, Police Scotland
David StubleyCEO, 7 Elements
Sarah Armstrong-SmithGroup Head of Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Financial Services
Richard GreyHead of Information Security, FreeAgent
Scott BarnettDeputy CISO, TSB
Mike JonesSecurity Researcher & Ethical Hacker
Ian ChisholmDirector, Information Security, Charles River
Holly Grace WilliamsPenetration Tester & Technical Director, Secarma
Stu HirstPrincipal Cloud Security Engineer, Just Eat
Greg van der GaastHead of Information Security, The University of Salford
Garry ScobieDeputy CISO, The University of Edinburgh
Harry McLarenProduct Lead, Adarma
Hannah RudmanStrategic Transformation Director, Wallet.Services
Eamonn KeaneHead of Cyber & Innovation, SBRC
Val MannSenior Manager, CSO Supplier Assurance, Lloyds Banking Group
Mark StephenJournalist & Broadcaster - BBC Scotland
Day 1 - Wednesday 19th February
8:30 Registration & Networking
The opening session will contextualise some of the key security challenges that organisations are facing, and consider the inherent implications for InfoSec practitioners. Specific areas of focus will include: business alignment and speed of delivery, the evolution of insider threat, and the threat landscape for the year ahead.
9:20 Welcome & Introduction
Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC
9:30 Security at the Speed of Business: Delivering Security in an Agile World
Kevin Fielder, CISO, Just Eat
9:50 Insider Threats: Looking After Number One
Lisa Forte, Partner & Insider Threat Specialist, Red Goat Cyber
10:10 The Threat Landscape for 2020
Mark Mitchell, Security Engineer, Check Point
11:05 Refreshments & Networking
This session will explore key aspects of cyber security in a smaller group environment. Four breakout sessions will be run in parallel and then repeated, providing delegates the opportunity to attend two of the options on offer.
11:40 Breakout 1
12:15 Breakout 2
12:45 Lunch & Networking
This session will provide an opportunity to attend a longer presentation on a specific area of interest. These will cover three distinct areas: security architecture, security awareness and cloud forensics.
The three streams will be run in parallel and delegates will select one of the three options to attend.
13:35 Stream 1. Proactive Security Architecture: Changing the Game & Securing the Future
Scott Barnett, Deputy CISO, TSB
13:35 Stream 2. Security Awareness in Practice
Garry Scobie, Deputy CISO, The University of Edinburgh
13:35 Stream 3. Cloud Forensics
Dr Petra Leimich, Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, Edinburgh Napier University
Session 4 will explore the offensive tools and techniques used by attackers; examining past security incidents and illustrating how systems were compromised and how it could have been prevented. The session will then explore the psychology, tactics and motivations behind the attackers, examine how hacking has developed and what lies ahead in the future of cybercrime.
14:10 Incident Analysis: Learning From Past Security Breaches
Holly Grace Williams, Technical Director, Pen Tester & Security Blogger, Secarma
14:30 Journey from Blackhat to Whitehat, the Psychology, the Tactics and the Future of Cybercrime
Mike Jones, Security Researcher & Former Hacker with Anonymous
15:35 Closing Remarks
15:40 Networking & Drinks Reception
17:00 Close of Day 1
Day 2 - Thursday 20th February
8:30 Registration & Networking
Day 2 of the conference will focus on practical steps to improve your organisational resilience and response. The opening session will explore how we think about security strategy within the business: how we set objectives, communicate to the board, measure success and respond to crisis situations.
9:20 Welcome & Introduction
Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland
9:25 Rethinking Security: Moving Beyond the Status Quo
Greg van der Gaast, Head of Information Security, University of Salford
9:45 Incident Response and Business Continuity
Sarah Armstrong-Smith, Group Head of Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Financial Services
10:05 Strictly Come Hacking: Empowering Board Level Threat Modelling
Federico Charosky, Managing Director, Quorum Cyber
10:55 Refreshments & Networking
Continuing the theme of improving organisational resilience, the main hall session will look at key challenges of securing the estate; exploring practical advice for safeguarding security within complex organisations and looking at supplier assurance and mitigating vulnerabilities from third parties across the supply chain.
In parallel with the main hall session, 4 smaller streams will be run in parallel, giving delegates a chance to attend a more specific area of choice in an interactive group format. Delegates can choose to attend a live demo session or participate in an interactive workshop run by a moderator from Cyber Scotland Connect.
11:30 Delegates will choose one of the below 90 min streams to attend
Stream 1: Main Hall
Securing a Complex Organisation: Learning from War Stories
Ian Chisholm, Director, Information Security, Charles River
Supplier Due Diligence
Val Mann, Senior Manager, CSO Supplier Assurance, Lloyds
Stream 2: Technical Toolbox: Live Security Tool Demonstrations
Stream 3. (Interactive workshop) Mental Health and Burnout
Richard Grey, Head of Information Security, FreeAgent
Stream 4. (Interactive workshop) Implementing the Basics
Dave Stubley, CEO, 7 Elements
Stream 5. (Interactive workshop) Security Training and Awareness
Stu Hirst, Head of Cloud Security Engineering, Just Eat
13.00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
The final session will consider the future of security, it will explore the evolution of current cyber trends, the rise of new and emerging technologies, and the challenges and opportunities these will present for business, society and law enforcement. Specific areas of focus within the session will be IoT Security, Artificial Intelligence, DLT and ethical issues.
In parallel with the main hall session, 3 smaller streams will be run in parallel, giving delegates a chance to attend a more specific area as an interactive workshop run by a moderator from Cyber Scotland Connect.
13:50 Delegates will choose one of the below 90 min streams to attend
Stream 6: Main Hall
IoT Security: Vulnerabilities and Future Challenges
Paul Patras, Associate Professor, The School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh
Anonymous Breach Reporting Through DLT
Hannah Rudman, Strategic Transformation Director, Wallet.Services
Eamonn Keane, COO for Cyber and Innovation, SBRC
Ethical Dilemmas of Policing in the Digital Age
Malcolm Graham, Deputy Chief Constable, Police Scotland
Stream 7: (Interactive workshop) Incident and Breach Response
Harry McLaren, Product Lead, Adarma & Co-Founder, CSC
Stream 8: (Interactive workshop) Supply Chain & Third Party Security
Sean Wright, Software Security Engineer
Stream 9: (Interactive workshop) Cloud Security
Stu Hirst, Principal Cloud Security Engineer, Just Eat & Co-founder, CSC
15:20 Networking & Drinks Reception
16:30 Close of Conference
*The conference agenda is provisional and subject to change and revision
Delegate Terms and Conditions
The online booking form constitutes a legally binding agreement. We cannot be held responsible for the non-arrival of registration information.
Cancellations must confirmed in writing by 5pm 17th February 2020 to email@example.com
Substitutions will be accepted if notified in writing before the event. It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content and the timing of the programme or the identity of the speakers. Where conferences are free to attend, a £99 + VAT charge will be levied should the delegate fail to attend on the day and not notify the organisers before the specified time & date.
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Scot-Secure 2020 is an end-user event which is free to attend for Security/IT Personnel and Business Leaders working in the Security/IT sector.
If you are outwith this criteria, or sell technology, security, professional services, consulting & recruitment, a £299 + VAT delegate fee will apply (both days) or £199 + VAT (one day).