6th Annual Cyber Security for Business Conference

 19 & 20 February 2020 
 Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh 
Headline Sponsor



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

2020 Sponsors 


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Tech Toolbox Sponsors

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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 www.digit.fyi 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.

2020 Speakers

CISO, Just Eat
Partner, Red Goat Cyber
Deputy Chief Constable, Police Scotland
CEO, 7 Elements
Group Head of Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Financial Services
Head of Information Security, FreeAgent
Deputy CISO, TSB
Security Researcher & Ethical Hacker
Director, Information Security, Charles River
Penetration Tester & Technical Director, Secarma
Principal Cloud Security Engineer, Just Eat
Head of Information Security, The University of Salford
Deputy CISO, The University of Edinburgh
Product Lead, Adarma
Strategic Transformation Director, Wallet.Services
Head of Cyber & Innovation, SBRC
Senior Manager, CSO Supplier Assurance, Lloyds Banking Group
Journalist & Broadcaster - BBC Scotland
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Agenda 2020

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

10:30             Q&A

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

12:10             Transition

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

14:10             Transition



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

14:50             Q&A

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

10:25            Q&A

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 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 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).


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Carpet Lane



Tel: 0131 553 9381


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