Registration now open for the annual IT Security CISO Debates and Conference

The IT Security Guru is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the IT Security CISO Debates and Conference with a comprehensive line up of topics including the cyber security skills shortage, GDPR and industry’s best practices.

The UK’s top CISOs and global IT Security Association Leaders will lead these exciting and current debating sessions and earn CPE credits towards your SSCP®/CISSP® and ISACA certifications.

The full conference line up is as follows:

2:00 – 2:45pm: What is “good security” anyway? CISOs top tips on what makes a company secure

In this panel, CISOs from all walks of industry will share their best practice and advice. From training, technology and techniques, these CISOs will have an open and frank discussion about what “good security” looks like in a modern enterprise.

Moderator: Sarb Sembhi, CTO, CISO & DPO, Virtually Informed

Panellists: Shan Lee, ‎Information Security Officer, TransferWise; Sandip Patel, Director, Information Security Consultancy, GSK; Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Canon Europe

2:50pm – 3:35pm: Crisis Communications in a post-GDPR world

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the horizon, what does the board need to make sure they are communicating to employees, customers and stakeholders should the worst happen and a data breach occurs? This discussion will offer best practice advice, what to steer clear of and when to notify when dealing with a data breach event.

Moderators: Lee Munson

Panellists: Jonathan Armstrong, Partner, Cordery Compliance; Neil Stinchcombe, Director, Eskenzi PR; Sue Milton, Managing Director, SSM Governance Associates; Mark Deem, Partner, Cooley UK

3:35pm – 4:00pm: BREAK

4:00pm – 4:45pm: What can the Military teach us when it comes to protecting the Enterprise?

This panel will bring together Military professionals to discuss what lessons companies can learn from taking a leaf out of their playbooks.

Moderator: Peter Wood, CEO, First Base Technologies LLP

Panellists: Gerry O’Neill, Director, Inforisca; James Hadley, Founder/CEO, Immersive Labs; Jennifer Dean, Chair of Law at the British Computer Society

4:50pm – 5:30pm: What are those in the know doing to close the skills gap?

The skills gap has been a major problem plaguing the security industry and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Now it’s time for action – hear how some of the industry’s best practitioners and professionals are taking a stand and combating the problem head-on.

Moderator: Stephen Khan, Head of Information, HSBC;

Panellists: Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Canon Europe; Steve Williamson, Audit Account Director, Information Security and Data Privacy, GSK; Thomas Langford, Chief Information Security Officer, Publicis Groupe; Matt Parsons, head of Cyber Skills policy team in DCMS; Peter Wood, CEO, First Base Technologies LLP

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Food and Drink reception

To secure your place to attend the IT Security CISO Debates hosted by IT Security Guru and learn from the UK’s top industry experts,  please register: