We say it every year but InfoSec is one of our favourite exhibitions!
Starting today at Olympia, in their own words, Infosecurity Europe is – the sourcing and knowledge hub for Europe’s information and cyber security community. The event that brings information and cyber security to life.
There’s well over 400 ‘cutting edge’ exhibitors and they’re expecting 15,000+ infosec, cybersecurity and IT professionals from today until Thursday.
There’s even a Twitter hashtag to follow – #Infosec2019
Cool, But Is BBC Legend Kate Adie Going To Be There?
She is, and we’ll tell you for why. One of the fundamentals of businesses having a robust infosec policy is their ability to manage risk and to build resilience and who better to hear from the BBC’s former Chief News Correspondent.
She was on the ground (literally reporting live and unscripted from behind a car door) when the SAS stormed the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980. She was on the front line in Northern Ireland during the troubles in the 1980s. She reported on the American bombing of Tripoli in 1986 as well as the Lockerbie bombing, the Gulf War, the war in Yugoslavia, the Rwandan genocide and the war in Sierra Leone.
However her most famous assignment was to report on the protests in Tiananmen Square in China in 1989. Her crew were the only journalists in the square and documented much of what happened.
A remarkable CV aside, her presentation shares some of her experiences and she discusses how she managed risk, safety and security in dangerous situations. She gives insights into how she remained resilient in difficult situations and the inspiration she has drawn from her experiences.
At the time of writing her presentation will just have finished but it will presumably be available on YouTube or on the Infosec 2019 website. It will absolutely be worth watching.
Will There Be Free Pens and Flash Drives?
Of course there will as well as loads of other giveaway crap your kids will love but this year the exhibition is bigger and better than ever –
New Products – A showcase of the latest solutions including but not exclusively mobile, network and payment security, data protection, automation, risk and access management and managed services
Conference Programme – As technology within businesses and organisations gets increasingly complex we find ourselves in a new era of cybersecurity (we say that every year though, don’t we?).
Increased connectivity, machine learning and rising cyber threats to infrastructure pose new and complex risks. Against this background the conference programme is tasked with simplifying information security to manage and mitigate increasing risks and enhance organisational resilience.
With over 200 sessions, you’ll hear from CISOs, get technical know-how on how to solve the biggest challenges facing your business, understand how to manage risk, governance and compliance and to find out how these products actually work!
The Conference Programme includes:
- Keynote Stage – the ‘headline acts’ discussing and sharing the latest info and knowledge
- Infosec Exchange – vendors and end-users in open discussion and exchange expertise
- Women in Cybersecurity – celebrating women in infosec and debating their challenges
- Tech Talks – vendor-led, with speakers providing case studies and the latest hot topics
- Security Workshops – in-depth sessions on business critical topics
- FutureSec – sessions and events addressing the future of the infosec industry
- Insight Stage – gain actionable insight into how to overcome critical infosec challenges
Strategy Talks – These 25-minute presentations address the latest infosec business challenges, including how to align infosec with your organisation’s strategic business objectives and how to implement effective governance, compliance and controls.
And much, much more.
If you’re going to InfoSec have a great time. When you get back, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7078 0789 and we’ll talk cloud, security, cutting-edge IT solutions or who’s better, Ronaldo or Messi. Whatever you want.