Thursday 17th June 2021, 10:00 (BST)

2021 threat trends: Ransomware

  • Are cyber criminals moving from encryption to exfiltration, and what can you do to protect your organisation?
  • How has cyber insurance impacted trends in ransomware, and what can we expect from the proliferation of hybrid working through 2021?
  • Big Game Hunting – the new Ransomware pattern

Your host:

Geoff White

Investigative journalist Geoff White has covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Audible, Forbes online and many others.

An experienced public speaker, he has given keynote talks at some of the UK’s largest tech events, in addition to hosting conferences and chairing panels at venues ranging from London’s Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival.


Andy Powell, Chief Information Security Officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk

Andy Powell joined Maersk in June 2018 as the Chief Information Security Officer, and is accountable to the CIO and CEO for assuring all aspects of Information Security and Cybersecurity, across all brands that form part of A P Moller-Maersk. Prior to joining Maersk, Andy was head of the Cybersecurity business for Capgemini, prior to that for CSC, and in both roles, was responsible for delivering Cybersecurity solutions for clients across all sectors. Andy has spent much of his career in the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) as an Engineering Officer, and served as CIO/CISO for the RAF and was Head of Cyber Defence Operations for the UK Ministry of Defence. He is a keen runner (slow), ex-Windsurfer (too slow) and Golfer (beginner)!

Chris White, Head of Cyber & Innovation, he Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East

Experienced cyber security consultant, presenter and manager, working with the public, private, and academia sectors to protect business from cyber crime.

Background in law enforcement, open source intelligence, digital media investigator, surveillance, Cismp, GCHQ accredited cyber crime manager, drugs expert, resilience, and Stem professional.

Working with the National Police Chief Council to establish regional Cyber Resilience Centres in every region in the country. This is a not for profit police, private & academic partnership to tackle cybercrime providing a solution to help businesses, SMEs & micro businesses protect themselves in a digital age.

Benoit Heynderickx, Principal Analyst, Information Security Forum (ISF)

Benoit Heynderickx is a Principal Analyst at the ISF. Benoit is the subject matter expert on Supply Chain Information Risk and Cloud Security engaging regularly in various panels and external presentations.

Benoit has over 20 years’ experience in Information Security Risk, Compliance and Assurance. His previous roles include consultant, IT auditor, project manager and senior information security manager within various blue-chip organisations.
Benoit holds the CISA and CRISC accreditation from ISACA, as well as an MSc in Information Security and Risk from London City University.

Mariana Pereira, Director of Email Security, Darktrace

Mariana is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks. Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences on how best to augment cyber resilience within the email domain, and how to implement AI technology as a means of defense. She speaks regularly at international events, with a specialism in presenting on sophisticated, AI-powered email attacks. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and speaks several languages including French, Italian, and Portuguese.

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