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Chair's opening address

Colonel (Retd) John Doody FBCS FCMI CITP IISP MIOD

Security in Europe 2020: Legislation, data protection and cyber threats


  • ·     The growing risks and costs of cybercrime to businesses
  • ·     The importance of cyber skills and strategies
  • ·     The threats to businesses and how to overcome them
  • ·     The latest tools and technologies to fight cyber-attacks
The Legal Cyber Risk

Sandip Patel QC

• The impact of a cyber incident on your business
• Legal landscape: rogue employee and vicarious liability

Faking It: Combatting Email Impersonation with AI

Mariana Pereira

Today, 94% of cyber-threats still originate in the inbox. ‘Impersonation attacks’ are on the rise, as artificial intelligence is increasingly being used to automatically generate spear-phishing emails, or ‘digital fakes’, that expertly mimic the writing style of trusted contacts and colleagues. Humans can no longer distinguish real from fake on their own – businesses are increasingly turning to AI to distinguish friend from foe and fight back with autonomous response. In an era when thousands of documents can be encrypted in minutes, ‘immune system’ technology takes action in seconds – stopping cyber-threats before damage is done. Find out how in this session.


Which monsters to fear in a world full of monsters

Etienne Greeff

CISO & CIO has a very difficult task in trying to balance scarce spending priorities. We all understand that the threat landscape is continually evolving and that adversaries are getting smarter and more persistent. So the question is;  which threats do we focus on and where should we focus our scarce resources.  This talk uses our own research to provide  a high level view of the state of the threat. The talk also addresses defensive strategies to stop companies becoming the next hacking news headline.

Data Privacy in 2020: What’s on the horizon

Tate Chakrabarti

Everything points to 2020 being a very exciting year for data privacy. 

Recent years have been transformational for data privacy. In the wake of the GDPR, Governments around the world are embracing and enacting new privacy laws and regulations. To date, numerous countries have or are due to adopt GDPR like privacy laws.

These laws will actively define global political and social landscapes for years to come. Topics such as 5G, the internet of things, privacy in the workplace, facial recognition, use of biometric data, big data in healthcare and surveillance shall be affected by existing or imminent privacy laws.

Tate’s talk focuses on privacy topics and issues that are likely to be relevant in 2020 to Governments, companies, data regulatory bodies and individuals.


The True Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

Steve Mulhearn

The use of Artificial Intelligence in cybersecurity is neither the latest incarnation of Skynet nor will it make human intelligence obsolete.  Artificial Intelligence, and its companion technology Machine Learning, have a role to play, especially as the threat landscape continues to evolve in terms of both volume and sophistication. 

This session will focus on how AI and ML are meant to be used as advanced tools to 1) improve threat detection and response capabilities and 2) help the human element of cybersecurity be more effective and more efficient.


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Chairs Opening Address

Colonel (Retd) John Doody FBCS FCMI CITP IISP MIOD

Out of the shadows

Mike Jones

Life in the shadows has its own risks and potential disasters around every corner. This is Mike's life, experience and lessons learned from a life lived in the ether. Going from an intense investigation to aiding businesses, individuals and government has changed him both professionally and it's time to give back.



Lights Out: How Hackers Target Critical Infrastructure

Geoff White

Cyber crime has surged up the news agenda and now presents a very real risk to our critical services: hospitals, political processes and the energy networks have all become targets.

Investigative journalist Geoff White has spent years researching the shadowy nexus of criminal hackers, state-sponsored cyber attackers and hacktivists movements behind this evolving threat.

In this talk he will discuss real-world examples of attacks on critical national infrastructure, and what they tell us about the increasing convergence of tactics, tools and psychology among previously disparate cyber threat groups.


Presentation from Just Eat

Kevin Fielder

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Why we need to think beyond security and privacy

Emerald De Leeuw

We all want to have a bright future alongside technology. While we have acquired skills in keeping bad actors out and creating good data protection controls, the negative consequences of poor data management practices have never been more apparent. The advertising-based attention economy is making us less smart and it is eroding our relationships. In addition to that, we are finding ourselves in a world where we have to question our reality every single day. Data protection and cybersecurity form part of the solution but isn’t enough. This talk focuses on digital ethics and how humane technology has to become part of our conversation.



Coffee and networking
Brittany Kaiser to be interviewed by Geoff White


Brittany Kaiser is an American former business development director for Cambridge Analytica which collapsed after details of its misuse of Facebook data were revealed to have potentially impacted voting in the UK Brexit referendum, and the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Kaiser testified about her involvement in the work of Cambridge Analytica before the UK Parliament and in private before the Mueller Investigation.

Geoff. White is an accomplished freelance investigative journalist & author specialising in cyber fraud in particular. His work has appeared on both the BBC & Channel 4 television.



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