The ISF Conference 2020 took place 16-19th November as a virtual event, having initially been scheduled to take place in Poland. The virtual experience was extremely impressive and the technology ran throughout each day without fault. Other than the inability to see or talk to actual people all the key components were there, with full bio’s on all the speakers, key note sessions, a library to browse and download ISF white-papers and materials, auditorium, which you entered to here the key note speakers, break-out rooms and interactive workshops via zoom. Chapter Officer Liz Banbury had the following to say about the event.
October 28th to 30th saw the 2019 (ISC)2 Congress hit the magical word of Walt Disney World in Florida for 3 days of inspirational speakers, entertaining shows and thought-provoking seminars. With over 2,500 attendees, including 150 students, there was a little bit of something for everyone!
The inspirational key notes included Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger, who ever so eloquently articulated how he called upon his mental resilience to avert certain aviation disaster, through to Erik Wahl who portrayed (literally) how to abstract creativity that is within each and every one of us and apply this rule-breaking thinking to the world of security.
As part of the Chapters Education strategy on October 9th 2019 (ISC)2 London Chapter Media Officer Richard Carpenter delivered a Safe and Secure Online Seniors session for a small group of Seniors as part of 2019’s Libraries Week focusing on ‘Celebrating Libraries in a Digital World’.
Wednesday 31st July saw the first large-scale collaborative event between the (ISC)2 London Chapter, ISSA-UK and the Cloud Security Alliance [CSA], in which AON sponsored the event and provided the venue at their premises at Leadenhall. The theme of the day was Industry Challenges: Keys to the Future and it was a full house with all seats being taken up. Over 200 like-minded cybersecurity professionals and interested persons came to hear a variety of speakers followed up by a panel of SME’s who answered a range of questions directed to them by the audience!
The Royal United Service Institute [RUSI] in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Centre [NCSC] held its annual workshop at their Whitehall premises to discuss the future of Cyber Strategy for the UK.
This year two workshops took place on the 25th June and 12th July, to which ICS2 London Chapter Secretary Liz Banbury was invited, along with 39 other individuals from a variety of sectors: The UK Government defence department; NCSC; Department for Digital; Culture, Media and Sport [DCMS] and Cyber Security Professionals for Academia, Public and Private sector organisations.
Key Questions are asked in each workshop to address both how the UK can better respond to National Cyber Incidents and around how what the UK can do to ensure that it is taking a stronger lead-in Cyber Security on the Global playing field.
19th June, the London Chapter hosted their 2nd member meeting of the year at the now well know venue of WeWorks @ Moorgate, courtesy of DeepSecure and was extremely well attended with the occupation at full capacity!
PeepSec is the world’s first and only 100% free, 100% online summit focused on the opportunities and issues born from the interactions between people and technology – issues such as cyber security, trust, social impact, privacy, innovation and ethics.
As part of the unique event James Packer [ICS2 London Chapter President] and Liz Banbury [ISC2 London Chapter Secretary] were invited, along with 23 others from organisations such as Standard Chartered, TechUK, the Bank of England and the NCSC to share their insights on how Technology is changing and with specific emphasis on the impact it has on People.
April the 15th and 16th saw the (ISC)2 Secure Summit EMEA arrive at The Hague in the Netherlands. Hosted in the fabulous World Forum venue, shrouded in history and culture and next door to Europol and EuroJust; over 400 delegates attended from across the EMEA region.
Across the two days, speakers covered topics ranging from the reason to be optimistic in security, through to automating incident response. High energy workshops discussed the future of security, an insight into the cyber operations of the London Police and even, a trip to the South Pole!