Why you should go to Cyber Security in a Rapidly Changing World

This is the opening event of #CyberFest 21, the North East’s biggest cyber security festival, back for its fourth year. What a year this has been with many high profile cyber attacks and even more low profile ones as well. It appears that governments are getting to grips with the issue and making significant efforts to fight back. 

But what is really happening out there and how much of the problem is down to technology and how much down to the human element? You can find out more in this curtain raiser hosted by Newcastle University. At the time of writing we don’t know whether this will be an online or hybrid event. Fingers crossed. 

What then can you look forward to at the event on 7 September between 15:00 and 18:00?

First up we have Freha Arshad, Senior Manager, Accenture Security who gave us her insight at last year’s conference, bringing up to speed with her view on what’s happening out there.

This is followed by Mark Ferrar, CIO, Newcastle University and Jason Bain, CISO, Newcastle University. Around the time of #CyberFest 20 the university, like several others was under a serious cyber attack. Find out what happened and the lessons that have been learned.

Next we have a talk on ‘Managing security in zero trust networks’ from Sam Hehir, Lead Security Architect, DWP Digital. You can find out what Sam does in one of our most popular InConversation videos.

This is followed by another veteran of a past #CyberFest, Craig Hays, Security Architect, Greencore, who will give us an insight into using open source intelligence in cyber security.

Our penultimate talk will be from Danielle Phillips – Founder and Director at InsideOut Consulting, one of the latest recruits to the region’s cyber security sector. She will be talking about ‘Communicating cyber safety – the importance of having a conversation with your people and how you can do it.’

Finally we will hear from Chris Fraser – Managing Director at Aspire Technology Solutions, one of the everpresent companies in the North East tech sector, Chris will be talking about ‘The impact of remote working: threats, opportunities and solutions for your business.’

There really is something for everyone at the first event of #CyberFest 21. Tickets are free and available from here.

See you there.

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