20 May 2016



The Right Honourable Lord Hague of Richmond and explorer Levison Wood to give Opening Keynotes

Intelligent Security: Securing the Connected Organisation

News for release, London, 19 May 2016: Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s largest and most comprehensive Information Security event, will welcome the industry’s leading thought-leaders, practitioners, policy-makers and analysts to its Keynote Stage this year. The programme will feature Opening Keynotes by explorer Levison Wood, and The Right Honourable Lord Hague of Richmond, on 7 June and 8 June respectively.

As the hub of the Infosecurity Europe conference programme, the Keynote Stage will also feature senior representatives from private and public sector organisations including, Barclays, GSMA, Imperial College London, KPN Telecom, LinkedIn, Marks & Spencer, Metropolitan Police Service, National Trust, Network Rail, Sky, Ticketmaster, Uber, Unilever and the UK Transport Sector. Three Hall of Fame alumni will present - Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen; Security Technologist Bruce Schneier; and Advisor, Europol and Security Researcher, Rik Ferguson. This year’s Hall of Fame inductee, Brian Honan, founder and CEO, BH Consulting, will be in conversation with Dan Raywood, Editor, Infosecurity Magazine. The Keynote Stage is this year sponsored by BT and Intel Security.

Mark Hughes, CEO, BT Security, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Infosecurity Europe’s Keynote Stage this year jointly with our partners Intel Security, with whom we share a common vision of creating the next generation of security services. The line-up of speakers this year is exceptional, and I am very much looking forward to hearing their views, and also sharing some of our latest thinking on the role of the CISO in helping organisations stay secure. I’m also excited at the opportunity to meet with so many of our customers, prospects and partners in one place.”

Selected highlights of the Infosecurity Europe 2016 Keynote Stage seminar programme include:

10:00 - 11:00
(Opening Keynote - Levison Wood) - Perceptions of Risk, Resilience and Operational Security
Drawing on his experiences walking the Nile and the Himalayas and during deployments across Africa and Asia as a Captain in the Parachute Regiment, Levison Wood will share his perspective on risk, resilience and operational security.
11:15 - 12:20 - Securing the Connected Human: Winning Hearts & Minds to Drive Secure Behaviour
Samantha Davidson, Security Awareness & Education Programme Manager, Uber; Thom Langford, Chief Information Security Officer, Global Security Office; Professor Angela Sasse, Director UK Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security; and Andrew Rose, CISO and Head of Cyber Security, UK Transport Sector will delve into the challenge of changing behaviour to secure the connected human, ensuring users aren’t tempted to deliberately by-pass security controls in the interests of efficiency - and how organisations can build a positive security culture.
12:35 - 13:15 - Profiling the Connected Cybercriminal
Mikko Hypponen will share insight into cybercriminal motivations, behaviours, tactics and techniques and delve into mind of the cybercriminal and discuss how they connect and collaborate to be successful, and look at how organisations can defend themselves against cyber-attack.
13:30 - 14:10 - How to Build an Effective Security Team
Cory Scott, CISO at LinkedIn, will share insight into how LinkedIn finds and cultivates the best talent, motivates technologists to pursue a path in security and structures a security team to meet business goals.

10:00 - 11:00 (Opening Keynote – The Right Honourable Lord Hague of Richmond) - Privacy vs Security: Reducing the Tension Between National Security, Privacy & Information Security
In an environment where increasing regulation is being developed to protect personal privacy alongside a growing ask on our intelligence agencies, how do we achieve information security, national security and personal privacy, and to what extent should intelligence agencies and government have the right to access personal data in the interests of national security? A prominent political leader for over 20 years, who during his career has served as Foreign Secretary, Leader of the House of Commons and First Secretary of State, Lord Hague shares his perspective.
14:40 - 15:20 - Privacy, Trust and the Internet of Things
Information security technologist Bruce Schneier will discuss the privacy implications of the Internet of Things. As connected devices proliferate and generate vast amounts of data, privacy concerns are coming increasingly to the fore. Who is responsible for protecting that data and who has access to it? Can the threat to privacy posed by the Internet of Things be managed and what is the role of the information security community in tackling this challenge?

10:50 - 11:40 - Fostering Better Engagement Between Business & Law Enforcement to Effectively Respond to Cybercrime
Rik Ferguson, Advisor, Europol and Security Researcher; Garry Lilburn, Detective Inspector, Falcon – SCO7 Organised Crime Command, Metropolitan Police Service; Tom Mullen, Head of Cyber Response & Security Operations, Telefónica (O2) UK; and Kurt Pipal Assistant Legal Attaché, Office of the Legal Attaché, FBI will discuss how organisations should engage with law enforcement post breach; when law enforcement should be notified; strategies law enforcement bodies can apply to ensure that incidents are investigated thoroughly without compromising the business, and how industry and law enforcement can work together to tackle growing cyber threats.
15:15 - 16:00 (Closing Keynote – Professor Kevin Warwick) - Artificial Intelligence, Implants, and Future Security Issues
Kevin Warwick, Emeritus Professor at Reading and Coventry Universities, will look at implant technology, both in terms of new forms of identification, and also in bringing humans and technology together, particularly with regard to the security issues that this presents. The full Keynote Stage seminar programme can be viewed here: Infosecurity Europe takes place at Olympia, London 7-9 June 2016. This year’s theme is Intelligent Security: Securing the Connected Organisation.


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 Infosecurity Europe takes place at Olympia, London 7-9 June 2016. This year’s theme is Intelligent Security: Securing the Connected Organisation.

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Strategically held annually in London, Europe's centre for technology start-up businesses, Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s largest and most comprehensive Information Security event. Featuring numerous analysts, policy experts, journalists and over 345 exhibitors, Infosecurity Europe presents an invaluable business platform, as well as staging the world’s largest complimentary conference programme containing eight specialist seminar streams, which have been accredited by leading industry associations (ISC)² and ISACA since 2012. The event attracts over 15,000 unique information security industry professionals attending from every segment of the industry from over 70 countries and presents the most important date in the calendar for information security professionals across Europe.

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