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

2021 threat trends: Ransomware

Join this teissTalk to answer some of the biggest questions facing the Information Security industry including: 

  • 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


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 with the Tools and Methodologies team. Benoit is the subject matter expert on supply chain information risk management, and is responsible for the on-going support and promotion of the SSE and SCA tools and the accompanying suite of reports. Benoit was also project lead the cloud security research project in 2019, Using Cloud Services Securely.

Prior to the ISF, Benoit worked in information security risk, compliance and assurance for over 20 years both as a consultant, project manager and senior manager. Benoit covered various roles with responsibility for the SOX IT compliance programme, ISMS deployment and third-party risk assurance programme.

Benoit holds the CISA and CRISC accreditation from ISACA, as well as an MSc in Information Security and Risk from London City University.

Andrew Tsonchev

Director of Technology

Andrew is a technical expert on cyber security and advises Darktrace’s strategic customers on advanced threat defense, AI and autonomous response. He has a background in threat analysis and research, and holds a first-class degree in physics from Oxford University and a first-class degree in philosophy from King’s College London. His comments on cyber security and the threat to critical national infrastructure have been reported in international media, including CNBC and the BBC World.

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