Who’s Speaking at the Cyber Security Conference 2015?

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csc-logoCyber Security is vital to prevent hacking, fraud, viruses and lots of other cyber crime that can damage your business. The upcoming Cyber Security Conference 2015 addresses some of these issues and looks at different ways that businesses can stay safe.

During the two-day conference, there are more than 20 speakers who will share stories and advice about cyber crime and cyber security. Some will be tailored to specific industries, whilst others will give more of an overview of how you can stay protected. Some of the speakers will also address certain types of cyber crime and the best ways to prevent it.

All of the speakers have extensive expertise in cyber security and many of them work in the field whilst others are researching cyber security and new methods of preventing cyber crime.

Some of the speakers at the CSC15 include:

1. Dr. Dan Prince – Associate Director at Security Lancaster

Dr Daniel Prince is an Associate Director and Business Partnerships Manager for Security Lancaster. Prior to this he was the course director for the multi-disciplinary MSc in Cyber Security teaching penetration testing, digital forensics and information security risk management. 


Introduction and Welcome

The State of security in the North West

North West Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Closing Remarks

2. Richard Bach – Assistant Director of Cyber Security for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.


The Government Strategy to Cyber Security

Cyber security in Action

3. Prof. Awais Rashid – Head of Security Research at Lancaster University

Professor Awais Rashid leads the Lancaster University Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research.


Advanced Data Exfiltration

4. Stephen Robinson – Managing Director at Xyone Cyber Security

Stephen Robinson is the Managing Director of Xyone Cyber Security and the Chairman of the North West Cyber Security Cluster. Xyone specialise in penetration testing, compliance, cyber incident response, consultancy and training.


Introducing the North West Cyber Security Cluster

Workshop – the Internal Threat Strategy – The Human

5. Dr. Simon Rice – Group Manager for Technology at ICO

Simon Rice is the Group Manager for the Technology team, which provides technical expertise to all departments at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in order to support the broad range of activities undertaken by the ICO. At the ICO, he continues to support organisations to make sure they are meeting their legal obligations under the Data Protection Act; this includes protecting personal information stored electronically. Last year, Simon published a detailed report highlighting the key IT security issues that lie behind many of the data breaches investigated by the ICO and how these issues can be addressed.


Data Protection: a view from the regular

6. Giles England – Head of IT Security – Policy and Risk Management at BAE Systems PLC

Giles is an experienced IT professional, having started his career in mainframe programming in the Insurance sector nearly 30 years ago.

  • He currently holds the following qualifications:

  • Certified Information Security Manager

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional

  • ISO27001 Lead Auditor

  • Qualified Workplace Investigator


The Global Requirements

7. Prof. John Walker – Visiting Professor at the School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University.

John is a highly respected expert in cyber security with many years of experience in the field. Some of his achievements and appointments are:

Visiting Professor at the School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Visiting Professor/Lecturer at the University of Slavonia [to 2015], Author, Writer, International Speaker, architect of the DarkWeb – Cyber Intelligence Platform, Practicing Expert Witness, ENISA CEI Listed Expert, Editorial Member of the Cyber Security Research Institute (CRSI), Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Member and Advisor to the Forensic Science Society on Cyber/Digital Forensics, and Advisory Board Member at the Digital Trust.

8. Neil Hollands – Managing Director at Concert Networks

Neil is the Managing Director of Concert Networks who specialise in providing telephony and Internet connectivity solutions to the legal sector and professional services.

Workshop – Breakout area.

Whilst this just gives a snapshot of some of the speakers at the conference, you can see the full list of speakers here.

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