Cyber Security: New threats, new approaches

Lockdown is playing tricks with our psychology, boosting our perception that threats lie outside, beyond the protective moat, and that so long as we are at home we’re safe.

Cyber security professionals know this is an illusion, but instinctive beliefs are hard to shift. Threat actors know this too, which is why we’ve witnessed new waves of phishing and ransomware attacks subtly tailored to the Covid crisis. Unwitting homeworkers can provide the ideal back-door into an organisation.

Join us on June 18th for Deskflix: Cyber Security: New threats, new approaches, where we’ll be looking at the tactics of cyber criminals and what we can all do to make life more difficult for them. We’ll be discussing secure collaboration, employee awareness techniques and how to manage multiple remote devices to increase security for the business without placing unnecessary burdens on the workforce.

Why attend?

>> Connect with 200 UK IT leaders from around the UK

>> Join us from anywhere on your desktop or tablet, for free

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Opening Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

Delta Research: AI-enhanced security solutions - what do CIOs think?
  • Is AI now essential for security?
  • Where are AI-enhanced security solutions being deployed?
  • What to look out for when assessing AI-enhanced security tools?

John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Keynote: No battle plan survives contact with the enemy; Dealing with a state sponsored attack

Ian Hill, Global Director of Cyber Security at Royal BAM Group talks about the recent cyber-attacks against construction industry companies because of their involvement in building the Nightingale hospitals as part of the UK’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ian Hill CISSP CISM, Global Director of Cyber-Security, Royal BAM Group

Darktrace: Faking It: Combatting email impersonation with AI

Today, 94% of cyber-threats still originate in the inbox. Impersonation attacks’ are on the rise, as AI is increasingly being used to automatically generate spear-phishing emails, or ‘digital fakes’, that expertly mimic the writing style of trusted contacts and colleagues. Humans can no longer distinguish real from fake on their own – businesses are increasingly turning to AI to distinguish friend from foe and fight back with autonomous response.

Meanwhile, the emergence of AI-enhanced malware is making cyber-attacks exponentially more dangerous and harder to identify. In the near future, we will begin to see supercharged, AI-powered cyber-attacks leveraged at scale. In an era when thousands of documents can be encrypted in minutes, ‘immune system’ technology harnesses defensive AI to take action in seconds – stopping cyber-threats before damage is done. Find out how in this session and hear real-world examples of emerging threats that were stopped with defensive Cyber AI.

Mariana Pereira, Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Gigamon: Stay in control and secure as entire workforces work remotely

We are in the midst of a global workplace shift that’s causing a major impact on every IT organisation: rapid adoption of a “work from home” (WFH) policy. This situation is dramatically increasing pressure on existing IT systems that were never designed for this scenario and economic uncertainty is driving an ever-increasing focus on cost containment across every industry.

To be successful, organisations need to learn how to:

  • Keep running their business fast in the shift from LAN to WAN.
  • Stay secure as the organisation turns outside-in.
  • Do more with less.
  • Be agile in response to change.

Learn what this shift means for your network and how you can stay ahead of this tsunami. 

James Easton, Senior Solutions Engineer, Gigamon

Coffee and movement break!
KnowBe4: Now that Ransomware has gone nuclear, how can you avoid becoming the next victim?

There is a reason more than half of today’s ransomware victims end up paying the ransom. Cyber-criminals have become thoughtful; taking time to maximize your organization’s potential damage and their payoff. After achieving root access, the bad guys explore your network reading email, finding data troves and once they know you, they craft a plan to cause the most panic, pain, and operational disruption. Ransomware has gone nuclear.

Join us for this session where, Javvad Malik, KnowBe4’s Security Awareness Advocate, will dive into:

  • Why data backups (even offline backups) won’t save you.
  • Evolved threats from data-theft, credential leaks, and corporate impersonation.
  • Why ransomware isn’t your real problem.
  • How your end users can become your best, last line of defence.

Javaad Malik, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4

Proofpoint: The Next Step: re-appraising the security risk associated with a growing remote workforce
Many organisations have transitioned to a new way of working, with many more employees working remotely or in different ways. But, with this new norm, many organisations have increased their security risk inadvertently. Join Richard Davis, Cyber Security Specialist at Proofpoint who will discuss the evolving threats and how to protect your organisation in the best way possible.
In this session you will:
  • Understand why and how attackers have shifted how they attack our people.
  • The new risks introduced by the new way of working and increase in remote workers.
  • How best to review and mitigate this increased risk to protect your people and your brand.

Roy Murdoch, SE Manager UKISA, Proofpoint

Panel Discussion: Staff awareness and security culture
  • How to increase understanding and involvement from senior-decision makers in cyber-security.
  • How do you implement and maintain consistent policy throughout your staff?
  • One of the biggest issues is ‘someone else will fix it’, how can you encourage accountability, and therefore smarter responses from your team?
  • How can you encourage staff, of all levels, to admit if they’ve made a mistake?

Dr Louise Bennett, Co-Chair of the Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, Cabinet Office and DCMS
Joanna Huisman, Senior Vice President of Strategic Insights and Research, KnowBe4
Latif Hussain, Lead IT Enterprise Architect, British Film Institute
Nick Rosser, Head of Information Technology, Saunderson House
Moderator: John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Closing Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta


Co-Chair of the Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group
Cabinet Office and DCMS
Global Director of Cyber Security
Royal BAM Group
Senior Solutions Engineer
Security Awareness Advocate
Senior Vice President of Strategic Insights and Research
Research Director
Incisive Media
Lead IT Enterprise Architect
British Film Institute
Director of Email Security Products
Head of Information Technology
Saunderson House
SE Manager UKISA
Editorial Director
Computing and Delta

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