• “It was great to attend an event that doesn't discuss the technologies and focuses on the real issues.”
  • “It was a very well planned conference, and one of the best infosec days I’ve been to in a while."
  • “Many congratulations on a very successful and highly enjoyable RANT Conference. From an attendees perspective I have nothing but praise and commendation for a job very well done”

The RANT Conference 2017 Agenda

09:00 - 10:00


Plenty of time for a relaxed breakfast, an important coffee and a quick flick through your critical business email Twitter.  It's also a perfect time to meet and catch up with, your colleagues, new RANT members, our wonderful sponsors (to whom we are very grateful), and the exciting speakers.

09:00 - 10:00

Workshop 1 – Security Awareness

09:00 - 10:00

Workshop 2

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome to RANT – Don’t forget to rant

10:05 - 10:10

Chair Open & Welcome

10:10 - 10:55


10:55 - 11:25

The Future of Cyber – Soap box style

Predicting the future has been a fickle business throughout history. Today,  despite no shortage of self-proclaimed security “experts” , “rock stars” extremely well paid analysts,  many would argue we continue to be limited in our abilities to predict the Future of Cybersecurity 6 months from now, let alone 6 years.

Well, have no fear,  this session will be filled with our finest harbingers, heralds and doomsayers discussing the 6 year transformation through to your Cyber Secrets.

So , Come gather 'round people, Wherever you roam,  For the times they are a-changin'….

11:25 - 12:00


12:00 - 12:30

Who’s ready for The GDPR?

Have four letters ever created such fear and frantic activity? Well… yes. But the often quoted threat of  a €20m/4% of an organisation’s annual turnover as a fine for non-compliance has definitely created a feverish atmosphere as businesses of all sizes struggle to plan for the changes.


12:30 - 13:00

Cyber Soapbox

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:40

Red Teaming. Mission Impossible?

I'm sure we'd all fancy pretending to be in Mission Impossible.

Would you be happy taking advantage of both card skimmers and humanity’s better nature to legally infiltrate supposedly secure building and systems?

For some that's just their day job….This session will focus on the undeniably cool war stories, methods and activities of Red Team professionals at work.


14:40 - 15:20

Cyber Soapbox

  • Nick Green Senior Director of Information Security - Live Nation Entertainment / Ticketmaster
  • Geordie Stewart Information Security Consultant - Risk Intelligence
15:20 - 15:50


15:50 - 16:10

Solo Speaker

16:10 - 16:40

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

The field of artificial intelligence was founded on the claim that human intelligence "can be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it". In the world of security, both AI and Machine learning has become the sexy new buzzword used to highlight just how well advanced algorithms and processes can complement security functions. Though critics point towards the implications on us humans and dalliance with the high cost of implementation and upkeep.

This session will bring together three celebrated experts to walk us through the ins and outs of the alleged dawn of the age of security automation.

16:40 - 16:45

Comfort Break

(Grab a beer)

16:45 - 17:25

Room 101

Contact Gemma if you have something InfoSec related that you want to share with the community and then toss into RANT's very own Room 101.

17:25 - 17:30

Chair Close & Thanks

17:30 - 17:35

RANT has the final word

17:35 - 21:30

Networking reception drinks