Next Roundtable

London - 16 March 2017: How to exploit the cloud - while maintaining security.  What data are you willing to put on someone else's computer - and do you understand the contractual risk entailed?  And which cloud do you use, and where?  How much do you or should you trust your cloud provider?



Upcoming roundtables

The Roundtables will feature a networking breakfast or lunch, followed by an invitation-only, top level discussion. Please note the topics/dates are subject to change.


Our upcoming SC Media UK Editorial Roundtable topics include:

London - 16 March 2017: How to exploit the cloud - while maintaining security.  What data are you willing to put on someone else's computer - and do you understand the contractual risk entailed?  And which cloud do you use, and where?  How much do you or should you trust your cloud provider?

Glasgow - March 2017: Mitigating the ransomware threat.  A simplistic approach to Ransomware says 'back-up everything, constantly'.  And don't connect anything. Good advice, but how do you avoid looking like a victim - and how should you respond if you do get hit?  Have you got a plan?

London - 20 April 2017: Big data - threats and opportunities.  The more data you have the more pattern analysis you can perform, recognising normal and abnormal to graph-based illustration of suspect activity.  But gathering, holding and processing such data has its own concerns, from consent of data subjects to permission based usage.  What can you do to protect yourself without falling foul of the law yourself?

Dublin - April 2017: Planning for a breach.  Is your breach plan using best practice?  And talking of practice - when did you last practice your plan? Are all relevant responsibilities allocated, from the CEO to the CISO to the call centre - and just who has the keys for weekend access? What takes priority when the worst happens?

London - 25 May 2017: SCADA - Maintaining control of real world controls.  Everything is connected now, including elements of critical infrastructure designed and intended for stand-alone use, and frankly, their security is often lagging, from Power stations to satellites.  How much of your system shows up as vulnerable on Shodun?   Compliance is not enough.

Manchester - May 2017: Cyber-security for the boardroom (aimed at CEOs and non-tech board members). How to understand cyber-security attacks and the threat they pose to your company, its reputation, its share price and your job. Are the tech guys just asking for more money for shiny toys, or is the cry of Wolf! serious this time?

Edinburgh - June 2017: Cyber-crime and banking - what more can we do?  The financial sector leads the way in cyber-security - but the criminals are still stealing hundreds of millions - that we know about, and possibly billions given the extent of under-reporting. From SWIFT to Santander, what lessons have we learned and how can we do better?


Past Roundtables

At this SC Roundtable: The Threat Landscape, which took place on 31 January 2017, industry experts gathered to discuss how data has a value, and its loss has consequences, with both criminals and regulators among potential threats that can impact your organisation.  Being better informed about the various threats faced can help you ensure your data is more secure, and mitigate the likelihood of a cyber-incursion turning into a costly data leak. 

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At this SC Roundtable: The Tesco Hack - could it happen to you?, which took place on 8 December 2016, industry experts gathered to discuss the hack that is believed to have lost the bank £2.5 million, with some 9,000 customer accounts affected, undermining the credibility of online challenger banks - despite many bricks and mortar institutions using exactly the same processes and systems. If you only do one thing today then schedule a meeting with your IT security to talk about implementing the key ICO recommendations for data protection best practice.

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At this SC Roundtable: Are you ready for EU GDPR?, which took place on 27 October 2016, industry leaders came together at Berners Street to discuss best practices to prepare for EU GDPR. Honestly, in 18 months will you be ready to report any breach quickly and accurately? Or might you be found wanting and facing up to €20 million fines? Do you understand the implications of Brexit on EU GDPR and thus whose courts will interpret the law, plus who is an adequate data protection officer, and what consent for database content is legal? Is your international data transfer watertight, and are you geared up to remove data on request? Just what is considered international best practice in preparing for EU GDPR? Join us to find out - and share your own hard won knowledge on the issue.

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At this SC Roundtable: The threat landscape, which took place on 22 September 2016, industry experts gathered at The Royal Exchange to discuss how to protect data from the criminal and regulatory risks that you face. Data has a value, and its loss has consequences, with both criminals and regulators among potential threats than can impact your organisation. Being better informed about the various threats faced can help you ensure your data is more secure, and mitigate the likelihood of a cyber-incursion turning into a costly data leak. Join the SC threat landscape roundtable to share best practice with your peers, understand the threats faced and learn what you can do to avoid becoming a victim and protect your data, your finances and your reputation.

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At this SC Roundtable: Mitigate Breach Damage with Advanced Threat Security Posture, which took place on 8 July 2016, the latest roundtable saw a gathering of cyber-security practitioners to discuss the inevitable attack. Breaches will happen, but by adopting an advanced threat security posture; detecting and responding to likely attacks, you can contain and limit the damage caused.

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At this SC Roundtable: Turning data into actionable intelligence, which took place on 26 May 2016, the latest roundtable saw a gathering of cyber-security practitioners to discuss threat intelligence. Threat intelligence needs to provide better information, not more information. It needs to focus on what matters to you - and your potential adversary. And it needs to be real-time, all the time, with as much automation and machine learning as possible, to reduce the extent of critical decision making by analysts - even to the extent of templated responses for template threats, and suggested actions for activities that give cause for concern. Is your organisation deploying best practice?

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At this SC Roundtable: C-Suite: Responsibilities in the case of a breach, which took place on 31 March 2016, industry leaders discussed its no longer a case of just sacking the CISO when a data breach happens. The CEO, CTO, Human resources, outsourced or internal PR and communications teams, staff training, compliance teams, legal, marketing, customer-response (call centres), all need to be aware of - and prepared for - the impact on their role. So, is your board ready?

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At this SC Roundtable: Cyber-security in the C-Suite, which took place on 17 March 2016, industry leaders discussed how cyber-security is now a boardroom issue, because it's a business issue and not just a technology issue. So how do you ensure the CEO and the rest of the board understand? It has become easier following the departure of the Target CEO after a breach, the loss of customers at TalkTalk, share price falls at Sony, and reputational issues at all companies impacted. But the key is to talk their language - it's all about business risk - and if you don't secure your information, you are at risk. Find out how your peers have put cyber-security on the board room agenda, and the CISO in the boardroom. 

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At this SC Roundtable: How to prepare for the inevitable, which took place on 11 December 2015, industry leaders discussed how well prepared one can be when mitigating the impact of a breach - in your organisation and its reputation as well as your own. Has your planning covered all the main issues about to arise - and allocated responsibility for tackling them to the appropriate staff member, as well as having contracts and contacts in place with any third party service provider that you intend to engage? And have you practised your plan? What are the lessons of recent major breaches that can ensure a speedy recovery? And what are the pitfalls to avoid? 

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At this SC Roundtable: Recovering from a breach, which took place on 19 November 2015, industry leaders engaged in a discussion that highlighted that we have all been breached, but some of us don't know it. So the differentiator is how we respond.  There are increasing regulatory requirements to be met in terms of notification, but how this is done can influence reputation.  Similarly - a breach prepared for, with a play-book in place, and a viable recovery plan - that is practised - can improve company resilience and avoid turning a breach into a disaster.  Share best practices - what worked for you and what works for others - at our high level peer to peer roundtable.

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At this SC Roundtable: Monitoring - Identifying normal to root out anomalies, which took place on 22 October 2015, industry leaders discussed options for automation and what to do when manual intervention is required. They shared best practices and discovered only by identifying normal activity and monitoring it can you spot anomalous activity on the network - and that applies equally to malicious or accidental data leakage. 

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At this SC Roundtable: Identity and access management: getting it right, which took place on 17 September 2015, industry leaders discussed that while technology can improve id security, people remain the weakest link and good policies and staff education can reduce risk.  They shared best practices and discovered how peers reconcile ease-of-use with secure identity management, what their experience is of two-factor options, including biometrics, from fingerprints to selfies, and whether crowd-sourced identity is a viable option, plus views on password managers.   

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At this SC Roundtable: cyber-security at top table, which took place on 8 May 2015, industry leaders discussed structures, policies, budgeting and the CISO/board responsibilities and relations needed to achieve resilience in the face of growing attacks. 

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At this SC Roundtable: Public sector data, which took place on 26 March 2015, senior CISOs and business sector managers from the Public Sector met to discuss with their peers the particular information security issues they face, ranging from securing the vast amounts of personal data that Public authorities hold, to the introduction of online services, from pensions and passports to driving licences and planning applications - securely, and reliably. It was an opportunity to share experiences and best practice, raise problems and provide tips and advice. 

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Our SC Roundtable: Mobile Security discussion took place on 30 January 2015. The proliferation of mobile devices -  especially those not fully controlled by the organisation - is one of the gravest security challenges facing organisations, and research indicates employee attitudes towards security are lax. In this SC Roundtable, we surveyed the fast-evolving sector, including the demise of the perimeter, off-site access including via issued or user-owned devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones and wearables), looking at policy, hardware and software options to enable secure usage that protects organisations' data and the privacy of employees and clients.

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Contact

For information on becoming an SC Media Editorial Roundtable sponsor:
David Steifman, VP publisher, david.steifman@haymarketmedia.com, +001 646 638 6008
Dennis Koster, director, global sales, dennis.koster@haymarketmedia.com, +001 646 638 6019
Martin Hallett, account director, martin.hallett@haymarket.com, +44 (0) 7880 054997

For general information on SC Roundtables:
Tony Morbin, editor-in-chief, tony.morbin@haymarket.com, +44 (0) 20 8267 8078
Illena Armstrong, VP editorial, illena.armstrong@haymarketmedia.com, +001 508 278 9768
Karen Koza, director of marketing, karen.koza@haymarketmedia.com, +001 646 638 6169