Cyber Security Connect UK welcomes UK’s cyber security elite in Monaco

Cyber Security Connect UK, the exclusive conference and industry forum for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), began on Wednesday 13 November in Monaco. This second edition event, for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner, sees more than 200 of the UK’s top CISOs selected from a range of industries including finance, retail and legal, as well as representatives from Government bodies, gather to discuss the most current and challenging cyber security trends.

The exclusive annual event is unique in the fact that it brings together hand-picked CISOs and decision-makers to meet and network with their peers. During the three-day event, the delegates will debate high-level, issues-led content, attend pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings with selected IT security providers and take advantage of exclusive opportunities to solve cyber security issues.

Key discussions planned for this year’s event include cyber resilience, securing the supply chain, benchmarking the CISO, cyber incident management and developing the next generation of cyber talent.

During the programme, keynote speeches will be given by Dominic Fortescue from the Cabinet Office (who will cover the concept of cyber resilience as a model for moving forward) and Adenike Cosgrove (cyber security strategist for the EMEA at Proofpoint) and Andrew Rose (senior vice-president and Chief Security Officer at Mastercard), who’ll focus on why cyber criminals can know more about a given company’s employees than the business itself. Also, Jon Green (vice-president and chief technologist for security at Hewlett Packard enterprise company Aruba) will be discussing ‘Zero Trust: Hype, or the Future of Networks?’

In addition to the topical keynote speeches, guests will also enjoy a range of fascinating partner workshops. There’s a Lloyds Banking Group Case Study on ‘Cutting through complexity to gain 100% endpoint visibility’. Zscaler UK Ltd is concentrating on ‘How the democratisation of IT is introducing new security risk’, while Vectra looks at ‘Artificial Intelligence in Security Operations – What Have We Learned So Far?’

Aurore Domange, director at Cyber Security Connect UK 2019, informed Risk Xtra: “The second edition of Cyber Security Connect UK is set to follow in the success of our flagship event, the market-leading Les Assises de la Sécurité. We’re once again delighted that, thanks to a fruitful collaboration with the Security Awareness Special Interest Group, Cyber Security Connect UK can deliver the high calibre of guests, partners, panellist and speakers we’ve secured for the conference. We’re confident that the exclusive nature of the event will benefit British businesses and go some way towards solving and combating the challenging cyber security issues now being confronted by companies.”

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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 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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