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Programme Day 1

  • ·     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

Cyber-attacks are on the rise during COVID-19 as criminals look to take advantage of security weaknesses as employees work remotely. In November 2020, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre said more than a quarter of the incidents it responded to were coronavirus-related. Most of these were criminal in nature.

This session will cover why cyber resilience is integral now more than ever as the threat landscape becomes increasingly complex. As part of this it will feature:

  • The most common types of cyber-attacks during the pandemic and who is perpetrating them
  • Methods of attack: How criminals penetrate an organisation
  • Ransomware, data leakage and GDPR fines
  • A firm’s greatest weaknesses: How working from home opens up new avenues for attack
  • What is a cyber resilient business and how do you become one?

Please take time to visit our sponsors, and interact live with speakers and staff members within their booth.

Ransomware is continuing to hit businesses and government organisations. In Q3 2020, Check Point Research saw a 50% increase in the daily average of ransomware attacks, compared to the first half of the year. The surge in attacks is being caused in part by gaps in firms’ IT systems as a result of COVID-19. This session will cover:

  • Why ransomware is increasing and who is being attacked
  • Types of ransomware and what they do
  • Digital transformation and working from home: How ransomware takes advantage
  • Best practices to stop ransomware
  • What to do if ransomware hits: When paying the ransom might be an option

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has transformed the workplace, with a large proportion of people working from home – and some businesses deciding to implement this change permanently. Now a vaccine has been discovered, it will be possible for people to move around more freely, but working from home is likely to continue. This session will look at:

  • What does a vaccine mean for businesses — and for cyber security?
  • Can and will businesses force employees to have a vaccine so they can come back to work sooner – and what are the ethics involved?
  • Employee tracking when working from home: Increasing use of software for employee surveillance and the privacy and security implications for businesses
  • How can a balance be achieved between security, protecting against COVID-19 and employee privacy?

Please take time to visit our sponsors, and interact live with speakers and staff members within their booth.

The billions of devices comprising the internet of things (IoT) is growing fast. There were an estimated 22 billion IoT devices in use around the world in 2018 and this is expected to reach around 50 billion by 2030, according to Statistica.

The potential security risk is huge: Attacks on IoT can see devices combined to form a botnet to take services down. And as 5G leads to even more connections of critical services such as medical devices or connected vehicles, there is a risk these could be tampered with, creating a potentially devastating impact.

It is with this in mind that the Guidelines for Securing the IoT – Secure Supply Chain for IoT report from the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has set out recommendations throughout IoT supply chain to help organisations stay secure.

This session will include:

  • The IoT risk: Industries and applications
  • How 5G will evaluate the risk
  • Breaking down the ENISA guidelines: What else needs to be done?

The nation state threat has never died down; in fact it has elevated in recent months as disinformation campaigns and phishing surge amid COVID-19. Taking this into account, the session will detail:

  • China, Russia, Iran and North Korea: The main nation state threat actors and their tactics, techniques and procedures
  • Examples of cyber-attacks thought to be perpetrated by nation states
  • How businesses are affected by nation state threat actors
  • Business strategy for protection against the nation state threat

The financial sector is of the biggest targets for attack. The sector is particularly vulnerable to attacks in its supply chain as it becomes increasingly digital. This session will cover:

  • The financial risk: what are the risks for financial firms?
  • Who is attacking financial firms and what types of attack are they using?
  • Digital transformation and the supply chain: How to manage the biggest risk
  • Insider threat: How during COVID-19, this threat is elevated, so additional tools are needed to stay secure
  • Regulation: How to comply with regulation and avoid fines

Vehicles are becoming increasingly connected, and in the future it is hoped that fully autonomous vehicles will be in operation. This session will see a penetration tester demonstrate how to hack a connected car, talking generally about the security weaknesses in critical IoT devices.

Please take time to visit our sponsors, and interact live with speakers and staff members within their booth.

As COVID-19 has dominated everyone’s lives, it’s no surprise that training has often been put on the backburner. Worse, many employees are sick of Zoom calls, and trainers are struggling to make video sessions engaging. This talk will cover:

  • Why training is more important now than ever
  • Zoom fatigue: The challenge of training employees remotely, and what can be done about it
  • Gamification: What works, and what doesn’t
  • Why training needs to be constant, and which areas must be updated regularly

Cyber attackers are becoming increasingly skilful at manipulating their victims using social media and public information to convince them to give away company details. In this talk, a seasoned social engineer will guide the audience through how social engineering works, giving examples of how they have managed to get into buildings, and systems by tricking employees into giving away details.

Enjoy a catch up with speakers, sponsors & peers and join our post-event entertainment with mind-reader Ashley Green! 

Ashley’s performances have been seen around the world. He has performed on American TV and is a member of The Magic Circle.  His strange intuitive ability enabled him to predict lottery draws, the 2018 World Cup and the fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral. His style and persona is unlike anything you have experienced before. He has an incredible ability to connect with everyone he meets!

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