Well, that’s all we have time for folks. Thank you to our speakers and panelists, our sponsors Secarma and Commvault.
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Get someone, like a third-party security specialist, who can create scenarios and see how you would respond. Identify possible challenges, how you will respond to the public, accidental disclosures by staff and more. Think of red herrings that may come up.
“Do not wait until the infection is ‘significant’ – like 50% of your deployed machines. As soon as a machine is infected, you must start to fix the problem or it will get bigger.” – Holly Williams
Holly Williams, ex-military security specialist and Technical Director at Secarma is taking to the stage to deliver a data breach workshop for our Unlocked audience.
“It’s not a case of ‘if’, but ‘when’. Ransomware attacks are prominent right now. So, backup all your data, and then if anything happens you can restore it.” – Steve Nolan
“66% of IT professionals estimate that their company only has access to half of its data (or less).” – Steve Nolan
The cyber-threat landscape is evolving and causing businesses of all sizes.
Our next speaker is Steve Nolan, Systems Engineering Manager at Commvault UKI. Steve is here to talk about ransomware, disaster recovery (DR) and backups.
“You can never have too much data for a hacker to want to sift through it and find what they want. There is no such thing as obscurity in data. The number of terabytes will not put a hacker off.” – FC
“Locks only keep honest people out. Even sophisticated security can bypassed.” – FC
Our second keynote speaker of the morning is the elusively named ‘FC’. A world-renowned ethical hacker and social engineer, let’s see what FC has to say about the state of cybersecurity.
We’re taking a quick break now and giving our guests the chance to have their most pressing questions answered by security specialists in our 1-1 clinics.
We also hear there’s snacks. So, be right back!
“Make sure you have appropriate testing throughout the development life cycle. Get your board members to accept responsibility for the security of your organisation.” – Marc Avery
“Build in security so you can continuously test your systems as they develop and change. Data protection is a wider business discussion and every single person in your organisation is responsible.” – Holly Williams
“So many clients ring us in total panic and upset when their business experiences a breach. You have to invest in your security like you would any other part of your business. DDoS protection, WAFs and segregating your networks is essential.” – Josie Rickard
Our panel discussion on managing your reputation after a cyber-attack has begun! Unlocked guests welcome Marc Avery back onto stage, along with Holly Williams, Technical Director at Secarma, and Josie Rickard, Director of Account Management at UKFast.
Stephen advises: “Focus on keeping up to date with vulnerabilities and employee training. Employees are the biggest threat to your business – if your awareness is poor then the technology is useless.
“Phishing as a Service has been developed by UKFast to simulate a phishing campaign, to help people train their employees. You can send a fake phishing email to your team and then see the results of who opened a link, who submitted data and see who and which departments are a risk and need more training.”
“14 billion phishing emails are sent every day, worldwide” – Stephen Crow
Before we head into this morning’s panel, Head of Defensive Securities at UKFast Stephen Crow is welcomed to the stage for a quick Q&A about phishing.
“Over a million devices are currently vulnerable to Blue Keep exploits – and that’s just the internet-facing servers.” – Marc Avery
Next up is Marc Avery, Independent Cyber Advisor and Club CISO member. Marc is here to guide the audience through building security assurance in business and IoT.
“Security needs to be a fundamental part of every business process and board members must take an interest” – John Noble
“People are your biggest risk. We’ve got to get the culture right and you must understand where you need extra expertise to help you.” – John Noble
John Noble, Director at the National Cyber Security Centre, takes to the stage to present his talk ‘ The seven root causes of compromise: What went wrong and why?’
Unlocked host Arlene Bulfin introduces the event as the guests settle in for the first of the morning’s talks.
Our Unlocked guests and speakers are arriving for what promises to be a jam-packed morning full of expert talks, panel discussions, a one-to-one clinic and a data breaches workshop. We can’t wait to get started!