Date and TimeTitle
Oct 13, 2021
8:45am - 9:00am (London)
Chairs Opening Address: Sarah Armstrong-Smith, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft

Sarah Armstrong-Smith is Chief Security Advisor in Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions Area. She principally works with customers across Europe to help them evolve their cybersecurity strategy to support digital transformation and cloud adoption, to build stronger defences against cyberattacks.  

Sarah has had a long and impactful career in business continuity, disaster recovery, data protection and privacy, and crisis management. This enables her to operate holistically to understand the cybersecurity landscape and how this can be proactively enabled to deliver effective resilience.

Sarah is passionate about empowering and supporting women in STEM, which has earned her the accolade of being named one of the most influential and inspiring women in UK Tech

Oct 13, 2021
9:00am - 9:30am (London)
Cloud and Cybersecurity – Arch Enemies or Strategic Allies?

In the race for digital success, cloud and cybersecurity are often positioned as keen adversaries - one battling to accelerate digital innovation, the other battling to control these agile environments.

Rather than the source of tension and mistrust, what if cloud could actually be an opportunity to transform security?

Join us as we discuss:

• How security and networking must adapt for cloud

• The opportunity cloud offers to transform security

• Strategies for avoiding silos and friction in the pursuit of agility

Speaker: Mounira Remini, Cloud Solution Architect

With over 12 years in the field, first as a Professional Services Consultant and then as a Cloud Solutions Architect, Mounira has developed a strong and a broad experience in Network Security. Mounira helps Fortinet customers design secure, hardened and reliable network architectures. In the past 4 years, Mounira has been focusing on security in the Public Cloud. She has been helping customers in their cloud migration journey embrace Cloud Security principles and build a secure cloud footprint.

Oct 13, 2021
9:30am - 10:00am (London)
The Latest DDoS trends and the rise of ransom-driven attacks

DDoS attacks have dominated the charts in terms of frequency, sophistication and geo-distribution over the past year. Ransom DDoS attacks — that, unlike ransomware attacks, do not even require the hacker to access an organization’s internal systems before it can be carried out — are also surging lately. While there are no signs of DDoS attacks going away anytime soon, how do organizations ensure that their Internet assets are protected against threats of any size or kind?

In this session, you’ll learn about:

• Key Q2 2021 DDoS attack trends

• Ransom DDoS threats — and what you can do if you are affected; and

• Steps organizations can take to make the impact of DDoS attacks a thing of the past.

Speaker: Vivek Ganti, Product Marketing Manager

Vivek leads Product Marketing for Cloudflare’s DDoS protection solutions. With a background in engineering and over 7 years of experience in product marketing across cloud security and networking infrastructure, Vivek has a passion for transforming bits and bytes into crisp business outcomes.

Oct 13, 2021
10:00am - 10:30am (London)
Live Keynote Presentation from Heidi Holm, Information Security/Data Privacy Manager Range & Supply Digital Transformation/Inter IKEA - 'If not me – who? The security culture begins with me - how do we at Inter IKEA work with Security by Design'

If not me – who? The security culture begins with me - how do we at Inter IKEA work with Security by Design

At IKEA we have strong company culture and values. We work with togetherness, simplicity, finding new ways and taking and delegating responsibility, as some of our values. How does this reflect on our security culture and enable that we work with Security by Design? How do we bring the best in our people and enable complex digital projects to embrace the activities that needs to be done to ensure that our digital products are secure and compliant?

Heidi will give some insights in how they work with the topic and what has been the success factors in their information security and data privacy journey to support the business during a digital transformation, and what are the focus areas and challenges right now.

Basically it boils down to taking responsible ownership over the risks, and it covers all co-workers: “If not me – who?”

Oct 13, 2021
10:30am - 11:00am (London)
Boosting IT Security in 2021

Securing your devices can be challenging, especially when some of your employees are working remotely. All endpoints, both on- and off-network, must be patched and secured on an ongoing basis.

Join us for a hands on presentation where we will provide live training on these critical processes:

• Performing a security assessment

• Setting up a secure VPN for remote workers to access applications

• Developing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy that specifies security requirements

• Automating software patch management and vulnerability management

Oct 13, 2021
11:15am - 11:45am (London)
Minding the Multi-cloud: An Identity-First Approach to Securing AWS and Azure

Everyone is moving to the cloud, faster than planned. Most organizations have their sights on adopting a multi and/or hybrid cloud strategy this year. Yet, 75% of cloud security breaches are expected to result from inadequate management of identities, access, and privileges by 2023 [Gartner].

So how do you protect your growing multi cloud infrastructure? AWS alone currently offers some 258 services and involves 9,286 total permissions. Remote work is adding to identities and permissions explosion -- increasing access risk. Securing and governing access is further compounded by the fact that each public cloud has its own way of managing permissions and privileges. Join Ermetic’s Or Priel, VP Product Management, for a better understanding of managing identities, permissions and privileges in AWS and Azure.

We will explore:

- AWS IAM roles and policies and Azure RBAC Strategies for enforcing least privilege with confidence

- Governing access and protecting sensitive resources

- Mitigating multi cloud risk using automation and analytics

Oct 13, 2021
11:45am - 12:15pm (London)
How Network Detective Reporter can revolutionise the way you think about network assessments

When service techs and support personnel get the call to work on a client network, they need up-to-date information about the network environment -- the kind of information gathered by the Network Detective Data Collectors. They also need ready access to the management plan, and all service notes including passwords, special procedures associated with the client, and links to related assets. This session will show you how to collect the data you need quickly and accurately.

Speaker: Mark Winter, VP Sales

Oct 13, 2021
12:45pm - 1:15pm (London)
The Battle of the Algorithms: Stopping Impersonation Attacks with Self-learning AI

Among rapidly evolving technological advancements, the emergence of AI-enhanced malware is making cyber-attacks exponentially more dangerous, and harder to identify. As AI-driven attacks evolve, they will be almost indistinguishable from genuine activity, and conducted at an unprecedented speed and scale. In the face of offensive AI, only defensive AI can fight back, detecting even the most subtle indicators of attack in real time, and respond with surgical actions to neutralize threats – wherever they strike.

Speaker: Mariana Pereira, Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Mariana is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks. Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences on how best to augment cyber resilience within the email domain, and how to implement AI technology as a means of defense. She speaks regularly at international events, with a specialism in presenting on sophisticated, AI-powered email attacks. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago

Oct 13, 2021
1:15pm - 1:45pm (London)
Building and Maintaining a Cyber Security Fortress

Enhance your knowledge and understanding of Dark Web protection and get to the top of the game with this presentation guide to human-proofing your dark web defences. Ensure every team member is ‘bought-in’ and able to defend themselves.

The presentation will cover:

• Identifying where team defences are weak and building a rectification plan

• How to manage group wide defence and training

• Why avoiding the “prairie dog effect” is critical to ultimate protection

Speaker: Amelia Paro, Channel Development Manager, ID Agent

Amelia Paro is Channel Development Manager with ID Agent. Amelia is a cybersecurity and channel sales professional with over 10 years of experience in the technology industry, in both B2B and B2C environments. In her current role, she works with MSPs, channel partners and strategic partners to keep the IT Channel growing and thriving.

Oct 13, 2021
1:45pm - 2:45pm (London)
Live Keynote Presentation from Rachel Wilson, Managing Director and Head of Cybersecurity of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley and Former Senior Executive at the National Security Agency - 'The Future of Cyber Threats in Risks in Unsettled Times'

The Future of Cyber Threats in Risks in Unsettled Times

In her talk, former Senior Executive at the National Security Agency and current Head of Cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Rachel Wilson will describe her career journey from the Intelligence Community to Wall Street, the current cyber risks to financial services firms and their clients, and the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on the evolution of cyber threats. From nation state actors, to cyber criminal syndicates, to fraudsters harnessing the power of cyber means to operate at scale, Rachel will provide a window into the future of the cyber risk landscape and provide practical ideas and insights into how corporations, institutions, and individuals can prepare.

Oct 13, 2021
2:45pm - 3:15pm (London)
Trust, but Apply ZERO TRUST

Many organizations struggle with digital transformation, hybrid workforces and cloud computing, particularly when implementing a framework to meet their compliance requirements. In this session, we will discuss a framework and operational approach to support you to move your business forward, while delivering quality services and balancing cost and risk. We will also talk about the approach to trusting a brand while applying a “Zero Trust Technical Architecture and Zero Trust Operating Model”

Oct 13, 2021
3:15pm - 3:45pm (London)
Rectify Documentation Mistakes and Recover Lost Files in Seconds!

Mistakes are part and parcel of human nature but they don’t have to be costly and time draining. This session addresses the common issue of mistake rectification and shows MSPs how they can cover themselves against loss of information, time, revenue and reputation with IT Glue.

The webinar will cover:

  • Ensure compliance and access 30 days of documentation activity logs
  • Identify the exact cause of documentation mistakes
  • Rectify mistakes with deletion recovery and access to previous versions

Speaker: Alex Ford, Sales Director, EMEA, IT Glue

Alex Ford has been a leader in the IT channel for the best part of a decade, only pausing to spend a year in Chile teaching English in 2010. Alex has built a considerable network and has a wealth of experience, having been an integral part of building the EMEA Channel at Datto before IT Glue. A highly knowledgeable and passionate channel expert, Alex has been part of IT Glue EMEA since its inception and continues to lead the team in his capacity as Sales Director EMEA.

Speaker: Simon Kemsley, Sales Engineer, IT Glue

Simon is EMEA’s star Sales Engineer. He is passionate about ensuring MSPs make the most of their tech stack and works with IT Glue partners to help them drive productivity, accuracy and profitability through their use of the world’s leading documentation platform.

Oct 13, 2021
4:00pm - 4:30pm (London)
How to automate DR Testing in minutes

During this session, we will discuss: 

  • How to align business SLA's to the recovery process
  • Prove to auditors and management that DR testing is taking place
  • How to leverage your DR infrastructure for test and development


Oct 13, 2021
4:30pm - 5:15pm (London)
Live Keynote Presentation from Jane Frankland, Entrepreneur | Author | Speaker | Influencer - 'IN Sights'

No woman is ever going to tell you it’s going to be easy working in a male dominated industry especially as women are expected to prove their worth in ways that men are not. Nonetheless, building a successful career, whilst being happy and authentic, is entirely within your grasp. Having access to as many shortcuts as possible and being aware of the numerous perils that will line your path will make it easier.

Join best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur and 23-year cybersecurity veteran Jane Frankland to discover her top 10 insights for success along with the tripwires and boobie traps you need to look out for.

Key takeaways include:

- Understanding the rules of business and how they differ for women.

- Discovering the main challenges women in male dominated industries face and how to overcome them.

- Gaining 10 insights that will empower you and enable you to advance as far and as fast as you want without having to become something you’re not – a man.

- Recognising the tripwires and boobie traps that will stand in your way as you progress

Oct 13, 2021
5:15pm - 6:00pm (London)
Conference Close and Music from The Fanatics!

Enjoy a catch up with speakers, sponsors & peers and join our entertainment from The Fanatics!

“They’re hot. They rock. They get the party started!” Highly recommended by the many clients whose events they have set off with a bang, The Fanatics are an award-winning band, and among the industry’s favourite crowd-pleasers. With a repertoire spanning funk, soul, rock & pop, with killer male and female lead vocals, The Fanatics are a party powerhouse guaranteed to rock your dancefloor.
Recent gigs include the 2019 Gymnastic World Cup, where they performed for 16,000 people at the NEC, and 2 million BBC viewers.