2017 Cyber Security Summit & Expo a “must-attend” event for cyber risk and GDPR-focused professionals

On Thursday 16 November, key figures from Government agencies and leading businesses as well as cyber specialists converge at London’s Business Design Centre to establish a cross-sector response to cyber risk and data protection at the one-day 2017 Cyber Security Summit & Expo and co-located General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Conference.

Organised in association with Her Majesty’s Government, the National Cyber Security Centre and the National Crime Agency, the Cyber Security Summit & Expo is the UK’s largest one-day event dedicated to vital business cyber risk management and cyber threat prevention. The event hosts over 2,000 cyber security and data protection experts sharing insights with more than 450 senior business leaders, Government policymakers and cyber security pioneers, including those responsible for Critical National Infrastructure.

Key Summit speakers this year include Nausicaa Delfas (chief operating officer at the Financial Conduct Authority), Oliver Gower (deputy director of the National Cyber Crime Unit at the National Crime Agency) and Dan Trueman (chief innovation officer and head of cyber at the Novae Group). Full Summit speaker details are available here.

Running in conjunction with this event is the free-to-attend Cyber Security Expo and highly-topical GDPR Conference boasting a programme of practical cyber preparedness seminars. These include focused ‘Hackchat’ sessions to explore what can be learned from hacking attacks and a cyber exchange networking and resources hub sponsored by the National Cyber Security Centre.

Key Expo speakers include Ben Westwood (senior privacy manager and data protection officer at eBay UK), Vicki Gavin (head of business continuity at The Economist) and Peter Brown (group manager at the Information Commissioner’s Office). Click here for full details on all of the 2017 Cyber Security Expo speakers.

David Roberts, event director at GovNet (organiser of the event) explained to Risk UK: “It has now become paramount that the public and private sectors must work together to meet head on the challenge of cyber and data protection. The Cyber Security Summit & Expo is a unique and ideal platform for sharing Best Practice concerning risk reduction, business continuity strategy and system resilience.”

Roberts added: “Given the risk of financial loss, disruption or reputational damage to all organisations that cyber breaches now represent from alarmingly frequent, continual and ever-more complex attacks, the insights that can be gained in just one day at this event could well play a crucial role in shifting the balance in your favour.”

*Now in its eighth year, the Cyber Security Summit & Expo (for which Risk UK is an Official Media Partner) and the General Data Protection Regulation Conference are free to attend, while the Summit is a paid entry event. Access the event website for full details on how to register

About the Author

Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications)

Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting.

In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector.

In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute’s George van Schalkwyk Award.

An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award.

Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site.

Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media.

Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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