• “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”


08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Refreshments

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome Address

09:10 - 09:40

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Advance Persistent Threat: Inevitable or hyperbole?

Do the Chinese, Russians, or even the Americans, pose the greatest threat to your business? Who are these threat actors and what is their mission? Is the considerable hyperbole by the media and cyber-security vendors justified, and if they are to be believed, what is the most cost effective and creative way of protecting your business?

  • Oliver Hoare CEO - Dysart Solutions Ltd & FORMER CISO London 2012 Olympics
09:40 - 10:10

Cyber Threat & Future Cyber Security Strategy

A conceptual approach to a new strategic perspective illustrated through the medium of ducks, rabbits and space invaders…

10:10 - 11:40

Advanced mechanisms for identifying signs of malicious activity

This session will look at tools, techniques and opportunities that can be leveraged to identify signs of compromise. Whether an internal attack from an insider or an advanced penetration from a worthy adversary, the right tools deployed in the right places can create opportunities for detection that normally would be missed.

10:40 - 11:10

Morning Break

11:10 - 11:40

Insightful Intelligence: Being useful and not just clever

The field of security intelligence is providing us with new ways to process and explore events and data. But how much of this is useful? How does it enrich our understanding of the threats we face? How can we use these techniques to provide tangible benefits for network defence and systems engineering?

  • Leigh Chase Competency Leader for Security Intelligence & Operations Consulting - IBM Security UK & Ireland
11:40 - 12:05

PANEL: What’s the point of intelligence if you don’t use it!? Actionable strategies for all

Should we do more to monitor and detect?  And why don’t we already? What do you do with intelligence reports (honestly)?  Plus, what could we be learning from law enforcement and superheroes? This session will suggest, discuss, debate and extol no brainer tips to turn information into action.


  • Leigh Chase Competency Leader for Security Intelligence & Operations Consulting - IBM Security UK & Ireland
  • Patton Adams Director of iDefense Threat Analysis & Recon - Verisign
  • Andrew Archibald Deputy Director - National Crime Agency
  • Shan Lee Head of Information Security - JUST EAT Plc
12:05 - 12:40

PANEL DEBATE: Welcome to the Grey Side: hacking the hacker and other ethical puzzlers

Where do you stand on assaulting the assailant: Good idea, bad idea? Or how about investigative security requests, digging the dirt or undertaking surveillance on a competitor or for a dispute? With powerful skills at our finger tips, just because we can, it doesn’t mean we should.  Where and how should we draw the line?  Perhaps an ethical code for Continue Reading »


12:40 - 13:35


13:35 - 13:40

Quick Fire Round Introduction

Against the clock opinion pieces governed by a gong!

13:40 - 13:45

1. Board (or bored?) reactions

Why are Board reactions sometimes different from what we’d expect?

13:45 - 13:50

2. Why HR doesn’t get Cyber: the cost of HR “profiles”

We all know that there is cyber security skills gap, but it’s bigger than it needs to be! Why? Because HR departments insist on educational profiles and specific qualifications and forget about all the self-taught wizards out there…

13:50 - 13:55

3. Cyber speak, epic fail?

An examination of the extent to which cyber security ‘gurus’ may be over-dramatising and over-simplifying cyber security risks; and how this behaviour might have long lasting consequences for us all….

13:55 - 14:00

4. Crystal ball gazing

Clairvoyance guesswork with a dash of analyst expertise: What to expect in the next 12 months…

14:00 - 14:30

Breach notifications in one hour! Are you serious? Current state of play with regulatory movements…

With EU breach notification proposals still swimming around in the depths you may well be wondering:  Where are they? When will they emerge? And what are they likely to look like when they do?  Here we examine the current state of play, what the regulators are thinking and what they might do next…

  • David Cook Senior Associate Solicitor, Cyber Crime Specialist - Slater & Gordon
14:30 - 15:05

PANEL: Making a case for Safe Cities 2050

Imagine a future where we are all stronger together.  Where dependencies are mapped, vulnerabilities addressed at macro and micro levels, shared opportunities seized and all available information optimised.  InfoSec  utopia? This could be our 2050 but how do we get there? What’s in it for you? Why should we care about this now? And in terms of framework and scope, Continue Reading »


15:05 - 15:30

Afternoon Break

15:30 - 16:00

Analogies LIVE

An update on The Analogies Project followed by two different perspectives each shedding light and shade on the same problem…

16:00 - 16:30

You don’t know what you don’t know’

Education on Cyber Security is limited which is not helping the increasing skills gap. With over 750,000 job gaps in in the Cyber Security market by 2017, Jim Wheeler looks at how a small bit of education can go a long way…..

16:30 - 17:05

PANEL DEBATE: Burning out or firing up? Have InfoSec professionals lost their touch…

Is too much of your time spent on reporting and not enough on skills development and doing? Do you sometimes feel you’re facing an unwinnable battle (fatigue)?  Or maybe you’re a royal orang-utan ‘I’ve reached the top and had to stop and that’s what’s bothering me…’ Whatever your ailment our panel of top InfoSec medics will tackle career conundrums with Continue Reading »


17:05 - 17:35

KEYNOTE – Responding to Cyber Crime – A UK Perspective

17:35 - 17:45

Closing Note

17:45 - 21:00

Pop-up Pub – Drinks, Food and Networking

In true RANT style, join us a for a few drinks at our Pop up pub. Enjoy locally brewed beers and ales and good grub!