Come to our last meetup of the year

This Thursday we are having our last CyberNorth meetup of the year. It’s been quite a hectic year and would be good to finish on a high. Learning our lessons we have decided to go hybrid again, after a fashion. Whilst the focus will be on an in-person event, we’ll be broadcasting it for a wider audience and also to record some useful content. We’re also going to give Slido a go having seen it used very well at Aspire’s cyber security summit.

Thanks to Virgin Money we will be holding the event in their Fawcett Street branch in Sunderland, starting at 6:00 to allow them to put the cash away safely. Why Virgin Money? Basically because Kathryn Cardose, Senior Manager, Cyber Security Operations at Virgin Money will be talking to us about what it’s like to look after cyber operations in a large commercial organisation. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Accompanying her will be Graham Jordan from ISNorthEast who will update us on the very useful Cyber Resilience for Business Managers guide which I referred to in one of my recent blogs Alone in the North East. This will be followed by CyberNorth’s very own Andrew Pounder and an update on our work with RTC North and NCSC on its CyberFirst programme.

After the break I will give an update on what we are up to in CyberNorth, there is plenty to talk about and this will be followed by a workshop where the audience gets to say what more they would like to see. This is a real opportunity to hear what we are up to and, more importantly, let us know what you want from your cyber security cluster. The cluster can only grow if we deliver what is wanted and needed.

If you have anything to do with cyber security or are interested in getting involved then please come along to the event. It is FREE and tickets are available here.

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