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Top CISOs and cyber security Directors meet in London for exclusive debates

The third annual IT Security Analyst & CISO Forum Debates will take place this year in London on the 17th May at No 4 Hamilton Place from 2pm – 6pm.  This unique event consists of four panel debate sessions made up of some of the UK’s top CISOs from HSBC, GSK, Canon, National Grid, Publicis Groupe and other global IT Security Association Leaders.  The panels will provide attendees with insight from cyber security leaders on: what to do when recovering from a data breach, the 365-day countdown until GDPR, solving the skills shortage and whether IoT is overhyped or a force to be reckoned with.

“The CISO debates are time well spent. We tackle a broad range of security issues,” said Steve Williamson, Director, Risk & ITCP Mgmt, GlaxoSmithKline. “The debate is rich and stimulating as it is fed by many years of collective experience across different industries. I also value the opportunity to network with peers and analysts from different companies.”

Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Governance and Risk, Canon Europe agreed, stating: “The IT Security Analyst and CISO Forum Debates is one of the most insightful conferences I have attended, great speakers, superb panels and tremendously useful content.”

Ray Stanton, Group CISO, National Grid, added: “The CISO debates provide an excellent forum for discussion on real items that are affecting the industry and I have always found – unlike other debates – try to give some practical take-a-ways for attendees, while having some fun!”

The IT Analyst and CISO Forum Debates is a well-established and invaluable event that will give registered attendees the inside track on some of the hottest boardroom topics. Professionals interested in the event can register here and be eligible for CPE credits towards SSCP®/CISSP® and ISACA certifications.

Full timetable:

2:00pm – 2:45pm: 365 day countdown to GDPR: The ultimate checklist to make sure you’re ready

 Moderator: Jonathan Armstrong, Partner, Cordery

Panellists: Carolyn Lees, Global IT Director, Permira Advisers LLP; Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Governance and Risk, Canon Europe; Steve   Williamson, Director, Risk & ITCP Mgmt, GlaxoSmithKline; Victoria Hordern, Counsel at Hogan Lovells International LLP.

2:50pm – 3:35pm: How to hire the right people in cyber security

Moderator: Ray Stanton, Group CISO, National Grid

Panellists: Allan Boardman, Business Information Security Officer, GSK; Avtar Sembhi, Global Head of Global Banking & Markets and Commercial Banking ISR at HSBC; Talal Rajab, Head of Programme – Cyber and National Security at TechUK; Simon Hember, Group Business Development Director at Acumin Consulting

3:35pm – 4:00pm: BREAK

4:00pm – 4:45pm: How to stop a data breach from destroying your reputation

 Moderator: Andrew Kellett, Principal Analyst, OVUM

Panellists: Mark Deem, Partner, Cooley LLP; Dan Raywood, contributing editor, Infosecurity Magazine; Neil Stinchcombe, Director, Eskenzi PR, Thom Langford, CISO, Publicis Groupe; Sarb Sembhi, CTO, CISO & DPO.

4:50pm – 5:30pm: Is IoT overhyped or a force to be reckoned with?

 Moderator: Pete Wood, CEO First Base and and Security Board ISACA

Panellists: Lubna Dajani, CSO, Intercede; John Moor, MD, IoTSF; Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Governance and Risk, Canon Europe

PLEASE NOTE: Places are limited to IT Security Professionals who are currently working for commercial or government organisations and provide a commercial email on registration. Delegates MUST provide a company email address on registration, otherwise we will refuse your booking.


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