7th Annual Cyber Security for Business Conference

Wed 24th & Thurs 25th March 2021 | 08:00 - 16:30 | Virtual Event
The must-attend online conference for the cyber security community with keynote talks, breakouts and an exhibition hall - all hosted live on a virtual platform. Free to attend for end users working in IT/ Security  - join us from anywhere in the world.
 

The national Scot-Secure Summit is the largest annual Cyber Security event in Scotland: however is now open to the world. The virtual 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 Summit

2021 Sponsors 

Co-sponsors

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Exhibitors

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Participants

350

Topics

12

Sessions

8

Speakers

24

About DIGIT

DIGIT has rapidly grown into the largest independent business technology community in Scotland. We run an extensive series of virtual conferences and online events 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 virtual 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.

​We are delighted to announce that DIGIT will be running our conference programme in a virtual environment. Not only will you be able to enjoy our full events line-up, but you’ll be able to log-in remotely and join us from anywhere in the world.

2021 Speakers

 
Lead Security Engineer at Photobox
HM Courts & Tribunal Services & Director, The Security Institute
CISO, TrustPilot
Policy Manager, Open Rights Group
Managing CISO
Principal Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence, Verizon
Snr Director of Cyber Security and former European CISO of the Year
CISO, Digital Office, Scottish Local Government
CEO, th4ts3cur1ty.company & Founder, Ladies of London Hacking Society
CISO, Flo Health
EMEA Privacy Lead, Strauss Coffee
Professor, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University
CEO, SBRC
CEO, UK Cyber Security Association
Lecturer, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Managing Director, (ISC)²
Chief Creative Technology Officer, Ionburst
Ciaran Martin, Board Member, SBRC & Former CEO, NCSC
Product Lead, Adarma
Head of Information Security, FreeAgent
Managing Director, Quorum Cyber
Senior Research Director, Omdia
Digital Technologies Sector Skills Manager, SDS
Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland
Founder, DIGIT
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Agenda 2021

Day 1, Wednesday 24th March


SESSION 1 - The Security Landscape

   
09:15    Welcome from the Conference Chair
Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland


09:20    Building Sustainable Security in Reset Normality
Maxine Holt, Senior Research Director, Omdia


09:40    Protecting Today's Hyper-Distributed Digital Workspace
Ady Ringrose, Threat Prevention Specialist, Check Point


10:00    Dot to Dot: The Dangers of Siloed Solutions to Security
Ed Tucker, Snr Director of Cyber Security & Former European CISO of the Year


10:20    Combined Q&A
10:45    Break

SESSION 2 - Practical Security Breakouts


11:00    Understanding Threat Actors
Leo Cunningham, CISO, Flo Health


11:30    Purple Teaming for Budget Analysis
Eliza May Austin, CEO, th4ts3cur1ty.company


12:00    Implementing a Voluntary Security Assessment Scheme for Suppliers
Andy Grayland, CISO, Digital Office


12:30    Lunch Break: Exhibition & Networking

SESSION 3 - Staying Ahead of the Threat


13:30    Fireside Chat with Ciaran Martin
Ciaran Martin, Former CEO, NCSC & Jude McCorry, CEO, SBRC


14:00    Cybersecurity Now and in the Future...Are we Ready? 
Bob Carver, Principal Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence, Verizon


14:30    Q&A Panel: Future Security – Trends, Threats & Collaborative Opportunity
•    Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland
•    Jude McCorry, CEO, SBRC
•    Bob Carver, Principal Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence, Verizon


15:00    Close of Session


Day 2, Thursday 25th March

SESSION 1 - Building Effective Internal Process & Security Engagement


09:15    Welcome from the Conference Chair
Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland


09:20    Security Never Just ‘Happens’: Building a Resilient Security Programme That Can Scale
Jordan Schroeder, Managing CISO


09:40    DevSecOps: Keep Calm and Secure Your CI/CD Pipeline
Sonya Moisset, Lead Security Engineer, Photobox


10:00    Humanising Security Language for Effective Security Buy-In
Lisa Ventura, CEO, UKCSA 


10:20    Q&A
10:45    Break

SESSION 2 - Security and Privacy in the Data Age


11:00    Security and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing
Mohamed Khamis, Lecturer, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow


11:20    Cyber Security in Privacy Frameworks
Cristina Costache, Privacy Lead, Strauss Coffee


11:40    Promoting Privacy-Centric Technologies, Policy & Culture
Heather Burns, Policy Manager, ORG


12:00    Combined Q&A
12:30    Lunch Break: Exhibition & Networking


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11:00    CSC Interactive Workshops (11:00 – 12:30)
In addition to the main hall session, two interactive workshops will be run in separate parallel streams, giving delegates the choice to break into a smaller group and participate in a practical discussion. The interactive workshops will be run by a moderator from Cyber Scotland Connect.

SESSION 3 - Preparing for the Future


13:30    The Cyber Security Workforce: Key Trends, Challenges and Opportunity
Deshini Newman, Managing Director EMEA, (ISC)² 


13:50    Q&A Panel - Skills & Development: Preparing for the Future of Cyber Security


•    Deshini Newman, Managing Director EMEA, (ISC)² 
•    Prof. Bill Buchanan OBE, Professor, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University
•    Claire Gillespie, Digital Technologies Sector Skills Manager, SDS
•    Mahbubul Islam, CISO, HM Courts & Tribunal Services & Director, The Security Institute


14:25    Closing Keynote: Encryption and Cryptography: Saviours or Destroyers of Our Society
Prof. Bill Buchanan OBE, Professor, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University


14:55    Closing Remarks
15:00    Close of Session


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13:30    CSC Interactive Workshops (13:30 – 15:00)
In addition to the main hall session, two interactive workshops will be run in separate parallel streams, giving delegates the choice to break into a smaller group and participate in a practical discussion. The interactive workshops will be run by a moderator from Cyber Scotland Connect.

15:30    Exercise in a Box (15:30 – 16:30)
Organised by SBRC

End of event.

*The conference agenda is provisional and subject to revision
 

 

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Tel: 0131 553 9381

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