ISC2 London Chapter Meeting – 6th June

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.

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The secureCISO Event: Women in Technology: 7th March 2018

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.

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asia asset management seminar: 23rd March 2018

I was very excited to be invited to speak at the Asia Asset Management Seminar and Annual Awards event [23rd March] hosted by owner and founder Tan Lee Hock  The seminar was on Digital Asset Management and I was providing an overview of the cyber environment and landscape together with some of the key threats and controls that we should be preparing for across the globe.  Very topical and timely considering that it is due to the Digital revolution and how technology is now an intrinsic part of our lives, that cyber crime is now one of the key growing risks globally. Of particular interest is the recently published Global Risks Report 2018 by the  World Economic Forum,  which highlights Cyber Challenge as #3 of the top growing trends across the world.