6th Annual Cyber Security for Business Conference

 19 & 20 February 2020 
 Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh 
 

Supporters 

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

The Conference

2019 Sponsors (2020 Coming Soon)

Exhibitors

Reception Sponsor

Co-sponsors

Tech sponsors

Dinner Sponsors

Registration Sponsor

 

2019 Speakers

(2020 Speakers Coming Soon)

 
Sr Engineer - Sophos
Deputy CISO - TSB
Security & Privacy Lecturer - University of Edinburgh
Head of Detections - SecureData
Sr Threat Research Evangelist - F5 Labs
CEO -XQ Cyber
Consultant
Head of European Cybercrime Centre - EUROPOL
Global CISO - Thales eSecurity
Head of Cloud Security - PhotoBox
Former Group CISO -HSBC
Security Engineer - Skyscanner
Infosec & Compliance Manager - Zonal
Infosec Specialist - easyJet
MD - Quorum Cyber
Managing Consultant - ECS
Security Assessor - Grant McGregor
Chief Security Officer - Converged Communication Solutions
Information Security Manager - Orion Health
Board Member - ISF
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Agenda 2019

(2020 Agenda Coming Soon)

 

Day 1 

 

 

8:30               Registration & Networking

SESSION 1

The opening session will contextualise the changing cyber security landscape: looking at the evolving threats and how they are impacting the business. The focus will then shift to examine how organisations are responding and the steps they are taking to improve process and resilience.

 

9:20              Welcome & Introduction
                     Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC 


9:30              The Evolution of Cybercrime: Key Threats, Trends and Collaborative Opportunities

                     Steven Wilson, Head of European Cybercrime Centre, Europol

9:50               The Human Firewall: Moving from Theory to Practice

                      Alison Vincent, Former Group CISO, HSBC

10:10             Switching Sides: Transitioning from Consumption to Supply

                      Mark Mitchell, Security Engineer, Check Point

10:30             Questions & Discussion


11:05             Refreshments & Networking

SESSION 2


The session will feature insight from leading security companies who will explore critical aspects of cyber security in a smaller group environment. Four breakout sessions will be run in unison and then repeated, providing delegates an opportunity to select two of the breakout options.

11:40             Breakout 1

12:10             Transition

12:15             Breakout 2

A: See The Future of Cybersecurity           

  • Current approaches to IT Security are failing

  • Threats are increasing in terms of both sophistication and prevalence

  • Coordinating your defences through synchronized security can help keep you one step ahead of the ‘bad guys’

Jon Hope, Senior Sales Engineer UKI, Sophos

 

B: Fighting the Good Fight Against the Bad Bots

  • Advanced hacking tools and the widespread exploitation of insecure IOT devices has led to an explosion in global botnets

  • For many organisations, bots drive over 50% of the traffic they receive, increasing cloud and infrastructure costs and obscuring security analytics

  • What are bots, why are they so prolific and what risks do they really pose to us?

  • How can we deal with so much unwanted traffic when bots are becoming harder to differentiate from humans

David Warburton, Senior Threat Research Evangelist, F5 Labs

 
 

C: Blue Team Ops: Hunting for the 1%

  • How to threat hunt for malicious activity as part of security operations or incident response.

  • Effective integration of cyber threat intelligence into your defensive control set.

  • Modelling the cyber kill chain and attack vectors against your organisation so you can defend efficiently

Ian McGowan, Managing Consultant, Barrier Networks

 

 

D: An AI Platform: Response in the Age of Pervasive Threat 

  • How thousands of organisations use cyber AI to bolster resilience 

  • Why self-learning AI works ‘out of the box’, without prior training  

  • Real-world use cases, including the discovery of insider threat, criminal activity, cyber espionage and trust attacks  

  • Using AI across the entire digital infrastructure from cloud to on premise, industrial and IoT

Sam Martin, Senior Cyber Security Manager, Darktrace

12:45             Lunch & Networking

SESSION 3

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, Human Factors and IoT Security.

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. Human Factors: Process and Techniques for Engaging Staff and Improving Organisational Resilience

                      Dr Kami Vaniea, Lecturer in Cyber Security, The University of Edinburgh

13:35             Stream 3. ​IoT Security: Establishing Data Assurance at Each Level of the Stack

                      Steve Johnson, Information Security Manager, Orion Health


14:15             Transition to main hall

                          

SESSION 4

This session will begin by exploring risk strategy from an organisational perspective, looking at key objectives and testing, and how progress can be evaluated. The closing presentation of the day will then look beyond organisational boundaries and consider the future of security and how we can rebuild our digital world.

 

14:20              It's Alive! - Realising an Effective Security Risk Framework

                       Bridget Kenyon, Global CISO, Thales e-Security


14:40              Rebuilding Our Digital World: The Failure and Future of Cyber Security

                       Prof Bill Buchanan, Professor of Computing, Napier University

15:00              Q&A Panel 

  • Prof Bill Buchanan, Professor of Computing, Napier University

  • Bridget Kenyon, Global CISO, Thales e-Security

  • Steve Johnson, Information Security Manager, Orion Health

  • Dr Kami Vaniea, Lecturer in Cyber Security, The University of Edinburgh

  • Scott Barnett, Deputy CISO, TSB


15:40             Networking & Drinks Reception

Day 2 

 

 

8:30               Registration & Networking

SESSION 1

Rapid technological evolution creates a continual source of new challenges and complexities for organisational security, but in spite of the rising sophistication of the threats, it is often the foundational failures which are being exploited. This session will look at the purpose and effectiveness of the security industry, and explore what we can do to collaborate and drive progress and improvement.

 

9:20              Welcome & Introduction
                     Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC 


9:25              Why We Do What We Do: A Brief Exploration of an Industry That Seems to Have Forgotten its Purpose

                     Federico Charosky, Managing Director, Quorum Cyber

 

9:45              Right Here, Right Now

                     Eleanor McHugh, Software Architect & Freelance Reality Consultant


10:05            Common Challenges and Collaborative Opportunities

                     Rory Alsop, Executive Board Member, ISF

10:25            Q&A Panel

  • Federico Charosky, Managing Director, Quorum Cyber

  • Eleanor McHugh, Software Architect & Freelance Reality Consultant

  • Rory Alsop, Executive Board Member, ISF

  • Elaine McKechnie, Senior Project Manager, Clydesdale Bank & Vice Chair, SWiT

  • Harry McLaren, Co-Founder, Cyber Scotland Connect

 

11:00            Refreshments & Networking

SESSION 2

The session will host a series of longer 90-minute streams, giving delegates a chance to take a deeper dive into a topic of choice.

Delegates can attend a larger group session in the biosphere running in a standard presentation and Q&A format, or break into smaller groups and participate in an interactive workshop run by a moderator from Cyber Scotland Connect.

11:35             Delegates will choose one of the below 90 min streams to attend

Stream 1: Building and Improving Organisational Security Functions

Building and Improving the Effectiveness of Security Functions in SME Environments

Leo Cunningham, Information Security & Compliance Manager, Zonal

Building a Sound Foundation in Information Security with Cyber Essentials

Gaye Cleary, Security Assessor, Grant McGregor

Stream 2: Turning the Tables on the Attacker by Applying Principles for Successful Threat Detection

Nick Brownrigg, Consultant, SecureData

Andrew Lam, Head of Detections, SecureData

Stream 3. (Interactive workshop) Cyber Landscape & Threats

Harry McLaren, Managing Consultant, ECS

Stream 4. (Interactive workshop) Dealing with Breaches & Incidents

Dave Stubley, CEO, 7 Elements

Stream 5. (Interactive workshop) Insider & People Threat

Liam Somerville, Security Specialist, FanDuel

13.05        Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

SESSION 3

The session will host a series of longer 90-minute streams, giving delegates a chance to take a deeper dive into a topic of choice.

Delegates can attend a larger group session in the biosphere running in a standard presentation and Q&A format, or break into smaller groups and participate in 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: Evolving Threats & Security by Design

The Threat Evolution: From Dodgy Disks to Crypto Mining

Gerry Grant, Chief Security Officer, Converged Communication Solutions

Security by Design: Securing Entry Points across the Organisation  

Jacob Cordran, Technical Director, Swarm Online

Stream 7: Avoiding Commodity Cybercrime

David Carroll, CEO, XQ Cyber & Matthew Blades, CTO, XQ Cyber

Stream 8: (Interactive workshop) The Basics: What are They and Why Aren’t We Doing Them?

Gary Hunter, Security Engineer, Skyscanner

Stream 9: (Interactive workshop) Security Culture: Establishing & Maintaining Security Culture

Maggie de Jager, Information Security Specialist, easyJet

Stream 10: (Interactive workshop) Cloud Security: What do Businesses Need to Consider When Shifting to Cloud?

Stu Hirst, Head of Cloud Security Engineering, Photobox


15:20         Networking & Drinks Reception

*The conference agenda is provisional and subject to change and revision

(2020 Agenda Coming Soon)

 
 

 Registration

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 hannah@digit.fyi

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.
 
Data Protection
The personal information provided by you will be held on a database by DIGIT and will be shared with exhibitors, sponsors and supporting organisations of the conference.
 
If you do not wish your details to be used for this purpose, please do not check the box on the registration form. For more information and any further enquiries, please contact by email hannah@digit.fyi
 
For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Ray Bugg - ray@digit.fyi or 0131 553 9381.

Scot-Secure 2020 is free to attend for Security/IT Personnel and Business Leaders from the end user community. 

If you sell IT or security products and/or services or are a recruiter a £299 delegate fee applies.​

 

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