InfoSecurity Europe 2018 showcases cyber-security at Olympia

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A comprehensive conference programme with high level speakers, panels and both tech and strategy educational talks combine with some 400 exhibitors to make the event a 'must-attend' for cybersec professionals.

Be quick - you can still register for free online  for InfoSecurity Europe 2018, the UK's largest cyber-security exhibition and conference programme, being held at the the Olympia Conference Centre in central London from 5 to 7 June.


The conference programme theme is "Building Tomorrow's Cybersecurity Today", and highlights include keynote presentations from Baroness Dido Harding, former CEO, TalkTalk, providing a CEO's perspective on cyber-security and demonstrating that some of the most valuable lessons are learned when things go wrong, though ideally by others rather than at your own organisation.

Jaya Baloo, CISO, KPN Telecom will  be covering the hot topic of Quantum computing, forecast to change the nature of encryption, and asking the question, how should CISOs prepare?

As well as presentations there are panel discussions, including the topic of supporting ditalisation with cyber-security, moderated by Maxine Holt, research director, Ovum. Panellists include: Lee Barney, head of information security, Marks & Spencer; John Meakin, CISO, GSK Technology and Graeme Hackland, CIO, Williams Grand Prix Engineering.  


Other topics to be covered during the first day of the event include patching; the skills shortage and reducing human-related risk.

Day two kicks off with Baroness Martha Lane Fox, co-founder,, co-founder & executive chair, Doteveryone, addressing the issue of privacy in the digital age, then a senior panel discussion will look at how to address vulnerabilities. Other topics to be covered will include building security into IOT devices; AI as hacker or attacker; and a session on the threats we face.  By day three we are onto Cyber warfare with keynote speaker Robert Hannigan, former director general, GCHQ, as well as the inevitable GDPR, alongside  third party risk mitigation, CNI threats, rapid response and crime-fighting.

There will also be a full programme of practical security workshops delivered by sponsor experts; bite-sized tech talks and strategy talks.  New this year is Geek Street, described by the organisers as an immersive learning zone for techie secrity research and hands on fun - from hardware hacking to lock-picking, with an opening keynote from James Lyne, global research advisor, Sophos.

Among other learning opportunities under the infosecurity week banner are a women in cybersecurity networking breakfast and a cyber-security for critical national infrastructure symposium.


To help visitors get the most out of their attendance, the organisers have put together seven ‘knowledge safaris' so that you can pursue your own area of interest at the event, from Governance and risk to cloud security, privacy or threats, exploits and vulnerabilities.

And of course there are the exhibitors - some 400 companies and organisations - covering virtually the entire spectrum of cyber-security products and services displaying their wares, explaining their solutions and introducing their latest innovations to enable visitors to benchmark their own approaches.  Not forgetting the networking opportunities with peers from across the industry, it really is a 'must-attend' event.


SC will be exhibiting - on stand A100 - so do come by and say "Hi" and pick up a free SC Buyer's Guide: see you there.


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