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Agenda – 2013

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

Collect your badge and welcome pack, grab a coffee and some breakfast, meet our sponsors and find the best seat available for the exciting day ahead.

09:00 - 09:10

Acumin Welcome

Location: Premium Suite

09:10 - 09:50

The Big Shift

The future is up for grabs. In a big way. Humanity is about to participate in a change as fundamental as the Industrial Revolution that at the same time will make it seem trivial. This ‘Big Shift’ will change everything for you, your family, your work – and for every institution and every nation. When it’s done, society will be completely re-organised, our institutions necessarily remade, our Continue Reading »

09:50 - 10:50

InfoSec Rock Stars….The myth and the reality

Is InfoSec the new rock’n’roll? How do you move from the backing vocals of thought leader to the heady heights of being a Rockstar? What are the benefits and downsides to being hailed as a Rockstar? We’ve assembled a panel of people, much too modest to describe themselves as rockstars, but who have their names mentioned in hushed tones and Continue Reading »

10:50 - 11:30

Networking Break

Grab a tea, a coffee, or a herbal infusion if you have had enough caffeine by now. Get some snacks and keep up your energy for the sessions ahead.

11:30 - 12:30

State Sponsored Espionage – Panel Discussion

From Beijing to Baltimore, what impact does State Sponsored Espionage have on our everyday lives? With APT fast becoming the new SOX of the computer security world, will we all be fooled again into solving this problem with snake oil and fast talking vendor sales staff? Our panellists will explore this subject asking; if governments offer enough support, can sufficient Continue Reading »

12:30 - 13:00

‘In Banks we trust – in Trust we bank’ – The role of trust in a risk management strategy

Do your customers really trust you to hold their personal data? If UK PLC is spending around £4B per annum on information security solutions but losing £21B per year to cyber-crime how are you ensuring that your information security investments is delivering the right ROI? Furthermore, as you look towards attracting the best upcoming talent in the future will your Continue Reading »

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Perfect time for networking and catching up with old and new colleagues.  Plenty of food available so get refueled and rehydrated ready for the afternoon ahead.  Don’t forget to fill in your feedback forms and have a chat with our sponsors or leave a testimonial with our video recorder!

14:00 - 15:00

2013: An Awareness Odyssey: Why is security awareness training still stuck in the airlock of compliance?

Security awareness is a topic that is guaranteed to evoke a response from information security professionals. All agree that it only works when done properly, but with so many examples of poor training in the industry why is it still being done incorrectly? Is the entire concept of security awareness training outdated and out of touch with the modern user Continue Reading »

15:00 - 15:45

University Challenge

Join some of the industries most seasoned Information Security Professionals as Jay Abbott, The Master of Challenges for the Cyber Security Challenge UK, puts them through the test against some of Royal Holloway’s finest young graduates.

15:45 - 16:15

Networking Break

Have a chat with our sponsors, catch up with colleagues and get that afternoon caffeine fix

16:15 - 17:00

Mobile Security Debate

Over the last 18 months, ‘mobile security’ has generated endless column inches and buzz, but does it mean anything for corporate information security. Is it this year’s storm in a teacup or a genuine threat vector? The panel will explore the mobile journey, from device controls to application development, asking important questions along the way such as, “Do users want Continue Reading »

17:00 - 17:30

Cyber war – what is it good for?

Cyber Pearl Harbour! Cyber 9/11! Cyber Nukes! Cyber! Cyber! Cyber! If you aren’t sick of all the hype then you aren’t paying attention. This rant will incorporate the worst spin from self-interested groups hyping the problem and missing the real issues. Provide a brief history of the Geneva conventions and the definitions of warfare. Highlight the difference between fraud, theft, Continue Reading »

17:30 - 17:40

Acumin Close

Location: Premium Suite

17:40 - 19:00

RANT Networking Drinks

Join us for a beer or a glass of wine and discuss the days sessions, register for next year and have a final chat with our sponsors.  Please don’t forget to hand back your completed feedback surveys. Location: Exhibition Floor

18:30 - 21:30

Dinner & Entertainment

Sponsored by Integralis. We are pleased to be able to provide you with an evening of delightful food and comedy entertainment from 18:30 onwards.  Please select this additional item (£50) at the check out as you pay for your ticket