6th June marked the (ISC)2 London Chapter’s first member meeting since the inaugural meeting back in January.
This was a significant event with a highly engaged, interactive audience. The event was very diverse, covering topics including education, the cyber skills gap, DevSecOps and deceptive security.
Education was however a key theme for this meeting. This is one of the chapter’s cornerstone initiatives; we are passionate about taking action towards both raising awareness around the vulnerabilities that people face whilst living in the digital world and in championing cyber security as a career choice for adolescents considering subject choices at GCSE, A Level and University level.
The secureCISO event in London was a great opportunity to discuss ‘Women in Technology’ on International Women’s Day Education is key for enabling women to believe that they have an equal opportunity in the security field and in gaining traction in the behavioural changes required on a global scale in order to be more secure whilst embracing new technologies. I believe that cyber-security must be de-mystified and simplified so that people can understand how the risks apply to them both as individuals and not just as a corporation. To that end the newly founded ISC2 London Chapter has been set up by James Packer CISSP, CCSP and myself as Secretary with Education as a key pillar for it’s foundation. If anyone is interested to join, please do contact us.