Cloud & Cyber Security Expo Day 1 Highlights

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Three Essential Components for Cybersecurity Resilience in the Age of AI and Quantum Computing

Chani Simms, Managing Director, Meta Defence Labs | Founder - She CISO

Chani Simms discusses the rise of AI, new threat vectors, and the importance of cybersecurity resilience. Topics include AI-powered threats, adapting to quantum computing, and the significance of business continuity and accountability. The talk emphasises staff awareness training, understanding cognitive biases, and maintaining cyber hygiene as key strategies for cybersecurity.

How To Create Successful Malware and Defend with Zero Trust

Seamus Lennon, Head of Solution's Engineering EMEA - Threatlocker

The session explores creating successful malware, traditional and next-generation antivirus methods, EDR, and malware detection and creation. It emphasises the importance of zero trust in defending against malware, using examples of vulnerabilities and supply chain attacks.

Is Your Cloud Security AI-proofed?

Deryck Mitchelson, Head of Global CISO Team & C-Suite Advisor

Deryck Mitchelson discusses the complexities and risks of cloud security, including breaches and their financial impact. He highlights known vulnerabilities like misconfigurations and exposed assets. The talk emphasises the use of AI in cloud security, focusing on behavioral and application-aware session data. Building a secure cloud involves compliance with security best practices, managing permissions, and visualising risk exposure.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Cybersecurity and Navigating Challenges in the Digital Realm

Stu Hirst, Chief Information Security Officer - Trustpilot

This psychological pattern, causing individuals to doubt their achievements and fear exposure as frauds, is explored in depth. The impact of imposter syndrome on work, personal life, and relationships is examined, with a focus on its prevalence in the cybersecurity field. Strategies to combat it are shared, concluding with an encouragement to acknowledge achievements.

Under the radar: The Year of Stealth - CrowdStrike 2024 Global Threat Report

John Spencer, Director, Sales Engineering - Nothern Europe - Crowdstrike

John Spencer presents CrowdStrike's 2024 Global Threats Report which outlines the global threat landscape, including nation state actors, e-crime, and hacktivists. It reveals that adversaries are increasingly targeting cloud infrastructure and edge devices, using malware-free attacks and AI. The talk also covers identity protection and the impact of cyber activities on elections, and offers recommendations for securing assets.

Mental Health in Cyber: Real Life Stories

Keith Price, Chief Information Security Officer - National Highways

Through real-world examples, discover organisations specialising in providing mental health support tailored to cyber professionals. Gain valuable insights into the importance of prioritising mental well-being in the fast-paced and demanding field of cybersecurity and explore practical strategies for cultivating a supportive and resilient cyber community.

Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Identity-based Attacks: The Unified Power of PAM, CIEM, and ITDR

Gal Diskin, VP, Identity Threat & Research - Delinea

Embark on a transformative journey with Delinea, as they delve into the unified force of PAM (privileged access management), CIEM (cloud entitlement management), and ITDR (identity threat detection and response).

How Can You Safeguard Your Cloud? Mitigating Risks and Addressing Common Concerns

Laurie Gibbett, Cyber Risk Quantification Manager - KPMG
Sudarshan Ratnavelu, Head of Cyber Security - Lloyds Banking Group
Alon Jupiter, Solutions Engineer - WIZ

The complexity of cloud environments, security compliance challenges, and the need for a 'shift left' approach are explored. Emphasis is placed on visibility, expecting the unexpected, fostering a positive security culture, and empowering developers. The future of cryptocurrency and banks' role in it are also addressed.

Netskope: The Most important Shift in Cyber Security in a Generation

Neil Thacker, Chief Information Security Officer, EMEA - Netskope
Ben Short, Director of Technology & Innovation - Blake Morgan LLP

The session explores the significant shift in cybersecurity, highlighting the challenges organisations face in adapting and the need for consolidating security technologies. It underscores the emergence of the AI age, the implementation of zero trust principles, and the integration of security solutions for a comprehensive ecosystem. The importance of governance, risk measurement, and KPIs is emphasised, with action items including technology consolidation, zero trust implementation, solution integration, and governance establishment.

Inspire Your Workforce To Prioritise Data To Achieve Organisational And Cultural Ambitions.

Simeon Quarrie, CEO - VIVIDA
Mick Leach, CISO - Abnormal Security
Katharina West, Head of Information Governance and Data Protection - Scottish Government

Executives expect teams to explain how data informs their decisions. Enabling staff to make data-driven, informative decisions is key. However, data literacy contains a wide spectrum from regulatory compliance to effective operational application and cyber security. This session explores the challenges and opportunities of how to increase data literacy in any organisation.

Empowering Your Human Firewall

Hayden Taylor, Regional Enterprise Account Manager - KnowBe4

You know that "security awareness" is key to a comprehensive security strategy. But just because someone is aware doesn't mean they care. So how can you design programs that work with, rather than against, human nature? In this talk we'll delve into creating a security awareness strategy that not only educates but can build good behaviours.


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