It’s back for the 14th time and better than ever – despite COVID’s best attempts.

We will be online only this year (okay, COVID gets a passing nod).

Secure South West 14 – March 17th 2021

This years event focuses on the 3 cyber security themes of:

  • Business Protection
  • Cyber Security Skills
  • Cyber Security Innovation

and opens with an exciting discussion about ‘The Changing Cyber Security Landscape’

You can drop into the section that interests you, or attend for the whole event!

Register via EventBrite here.

Register via LinkedIn here.

AGENDA and SPEAKERS

09:00-09:20

  • Login and attendee networking

09:20-09:30

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Robin King – Chair of the South West Cyber Security Cluster and Director Bar Associates

OPENING DEBATE: IS THE CYBER SECURITY LANDSCAPE CHANGING

09:30-10:00

  • “Protection”
  • Speaker tbc from National Cyber Security Centre

10:00-10:30

  • “innovation” AI in both defensive and offensive context
  • Achim Brucker, Head of Cyber Security, Exeter University

10:30-10:50

  • Panel: can we rely on innovation to improve protection?
  • Q&A

10:50-11:10

  • Coffee break

BUSINESS PROTECTION

11:10-11:40

  • What is trust in a digital system? Where do individual rights sit? Are we too cyber focussed?
  • Ashfords LLP – speaker tbc

11:40-12:10

  • What’s the right focus for smaller organisations? How to align security with everything else you do
  • Roz Woodward, Securious

12:10-12:30

  • Panel: how do you balance compliance with protection?
  • Q&A

12:30-13:20

  • Lunch and networking

INNOVATION

13:20-14:00

  • The Innovator’s Lair – multiple 5 minute pitches, 5 minute Q&A
  • South west cyber innovators (tba)

14:00-14:30

  • Blockchain – blow through the hype on its effectiveness in building secure systems
  • Mike Gips, ASIS International

14:30-15:00

  • The cyber horizon – what will 2030 look like?
  • Mike Beck, Darktrace

15:00-15:15

  • Panel: is there a silver bullet?
  • Q&A

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

CYBER SKILLS

15:30-16:00

  • UK skills agenda for cyber employment landscape, opportunities and issues
  • Marco Palomino, BCS and Plymouth University

16:00-16:30

  • Developing the cyber security profession
  • Steve Furnell, CIISec Board Member

16:30-16:45

  • Closing and award of Innovator’s Lair winner

Secure South West.