Chief Information Security Officer – how do we identify a CISO?

With the closing of 2021 the ISC2 London Chapter December event focused on the role of a CISO. 

It was quickly apparent that the expectations of a CISO are vast, and the role varied between organisations.  Tim Holman’s (2|Sec) presentation questioned the skills and qualifications that were truly required for a CISO role.  In conclusion the CISO role was more of an advisory role across the different business units without necessarily ownership of the business function.

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Security Industry Challenges – Keys to the Future Event

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!

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(ISC)² London Chapter Member Meeting – 27th March

The first members meeting of 2019 kicked off on Wednesday 27th March at the amazing venue of One London Bridge with as packed an agenda as ever and an enthusiastic over-subscribed sign-up well before the actual date!. 

After welcoming our visitors with some drinks the (ISC)²  London Chapter Secretary Liz Banbury provided a brief overview of the Chapter updates, most notably being the progress around the Education initiative.  This is one of our key initiatives which in parallel looks at building partnerships and alliances with London-based communities with a focus on educating people against scams and cyberbullying and reaching out to Universities who we could work with to strengthen and develop our profession by encouraging people to join us as a profession.

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(ISC)² London Chapter Member Meeting – 28th November

The final members meeting of 2018 took place on Wednesday 28th November and proved to be a great end to the Chapter’s first year in operation. Membership has progressively grown month on month and this event was fully booked!

Members were treated to two presentations, the first from Nick Coombs who presented research results on vulnerabilities in opensource code and why the size of the challenge requires focus on CI/CD automation and the second from Yiannis Pavlosoglou (co-chair of the ISC2 EMEA Advisory Council) who provided an update on (ISC)2 as a whole and their increased focus on supporting the Chapter. Continue reading “(ISC)² London Chapter Member Meeting – 28th November”

(ISC)² London Security Summit – 19th/20th September

2018 has fled by and this week saw the (ISC)² annual security summit take place at KIA Oval cricket ground on 19th and 20th September.

This is a much anticipated event where (ISC)² members get together and are not only treated to an amazing line-up of speakers and interactive workshops but have the opportunity to meet old friends and to make new ones.

For the (ISC)² London Chapter this was a particularly exciting event as it was the first time we had had the opportunity to have a strong and active chapter presence from its officers and members, outside our own chapter meetings since our official inauguration back in February! Continue reading “(ISC)² London Security Summit – 19th/20th September”