Infosecurity Europe: building tomorrow’s cyber-security today

Infosecurity Europe: building tomorrow’s cyber-security today

The region’s number one information security event opens its doors at Olympia London, from 5 to 7 June.

Infosecurity Europe will see over 400 exhibitors and 19,500 infosecurity professionals gather at Olympia London to showcase and debate the latest innovations and challenges in cybersecurity. The theme for 2018 is “building tomorrow’s cyber-security today”, reflecting the need for the information security community to get one step ahead of the cyber-adversary.

Technology is advancing at breakneck speed and, at a business level, digital transformation and new, nimble working practices are changing the shape of work. The always-on, always-connected user is demanding flexible, agile systems and processes – and new regulation is driving the privacy agenda.

This year’s keynote stage seminar programme at Infosecurity Europe will cover these themes, as well as the challenges of building strong cyber-security strategies and tactics to protect an organisation’s critical information assets, as the world around them transforms Cyber-security is undoubtedly high on the board’s agenda as a key business risk.

The show’s opening keynote presentation on Tuesday 5 June will be delivered by Baroness Dido Harding, Chair of NHS Improvement, and former Chief Executive of TalkTalk PLC. Baroness Harding will look at what the CEO needs from the information security function – from driving board engagement, gaining support for investment and promoting a security culture.

In her opening keynote, Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Co-Founder, and Co-Founder & Executive Chair, Doteveryone, will draw on her experience over the last two decades in online business and her work with government to explore the privacy implications of our increasingly networked world.

The final opening keynote will be presented by Robert Hannigan, former Director General of GCHQ, who will discuss the reality of alleged state-sponsored cyber-crime, the risk to different types of organisations and how to mitigate that risk. Baroness Lane Fox and Robert Hannigan will present on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 June respectively.

The keynote stage conference programme, located in the Olympia Conference Centre, will include:

  • Security at the Speed of Business: Supporting Digital Transformation with Cyber-security: Actionable insight into how information security can support and add value to the business as it transforms and innovates, including evaluating the role of automation in cyber-security and how to enable new employee working practices and support customer demands
  • Securing Legacy Systems: With outdated technology not designed with cyber-security in mind, organisations can be exposed. This presentation will look at what steps information security professionals should take to ensure legacy IT in their organisation
  • From Cyber-Threat to Cyber-Ally: Changing Behaviour to Drive a Risk-Aware Culture: Effective ways to mitigate human risk and put users at the heart of an effective cyber-defence strategy to harden the workforce against attack
  • EU GDPR is here – Now What? Smart Security Measures to Protect Personal Data & Privacy: With the regulation in place from 25 May, the panel will discuss the implications of EU GDPR, the steps organisations need to take to protect data on their network, how to remain compliant, and what comes next.

Infosecurity Europe’s conference programme takes place across nine theatres, with over 240 free-to-attend conference sessions and more than 300 speakers taking part. New for 2018 is Geek Street, an immersive zone where information security practitioners will share their expertise in a series of in-depth, independent and technical research sessions.

This year also sees Infosecurity Europe’s inaugural Cybersecurity for Critical National Infrastructure Symposium, chaired by Talal Rajab, head of Programme, Cyber & National Security, TechUK. Dr Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO, will give the keynote presentation on analysing the scope of threat to CNI to drive effective risk mitigation.

Those seeking out new technologies should visit the UK Cyber Innovation Zone, sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) which will feature some of the brightest stars in the UK cyber-innovation industry – those companies which reached the shortlist for a national competition to find the UK’s most innovative small cyber-security company of the year, organised by the DCMS and sponsored by SNC-Lavalin Atkins.

The top four companies will be pitching in a final which will take place on Wednesday 6 June at Olympia’s Conference Centre.

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