Date and TimeTitle
Jan 27, 2022
8:55am - 10:55am (London)
Morning Session

This Session includes:

8:55 Chair's opening address from Geoff White

9:00 Stopping Ransomware with Autonomous Response - Darktrace

Join Oakley Cox, Darktrace’s Director of Analysis, as he unpacks some of today’s most advanced ransomware threats. Learn how Self-Learning AI understands the organization to reveal every stage of a ransomware attack – and takes targeted, autonomous action to stop the threat in its tracks.  

9:15 Ransomware the Real Threat - Fortinet

Within the world of Ransomware as a service and the increase of these attacks we look into the goals and targets of these criminal organisations. This in turn while understanding the true perception of this threat within business is key to understanding the real risk of these attacks and their targets.

9:30 Keynote Presentation: Mike Koss - Why is this so hard?

Cyber security is an arms race and one that appears to have no end in sight, Mike Koss will present a light heart albeit doom filled view of the current state of Cyber security and discuss why this sector is so hard, prone to burn out and difficult to navigate

9:45 Hybrid Office for Today and Tomorrow - Check Point

The traditional ways of secure office working are gone. Everything is moving to the cloud and nothing is static anymore. Join Deryck Mitchelson as he walks you through the challenges of the distributed workforce, the complexities of management of securing access and the key principles to adopt for your organisation’s digital journey.

10:00 SpyCloud Ransomware Defense Report: Breaking Down Key Findings

The SpyCloud Ransomware Defense Report outlines input from 250 individuals in active IT security roles who were surveyed in 2021 regarding their experience and/or thoughts about the impact ransomware has had on enterprises.

10:15 Keynote Presentation: Dr Jessica Barker - The Human Nature of Cyber Security

This engaging and insightful session will encourage you to look at cyber security in a different light, leaving you with a greater understanding of why people are at the heart of this field

10:40 Security in an API-oriented world - Cloudflare

In today's app-driven world, APIs are the cornerstone for growth and innovation. It is, therefore, no surprise that APIs are an increasingly popular target for cyber attacks.

Jan 27, 2022
11:25am - 12:25pm (London)
Morning Seminars - Room 1

Livestreams of the following seminars from Manchester:

11:25 Zero Trust Access: Steps for Securing the Enterprise - One Login

Enforcing Zero Trust is not as simple as deploying a single technology as the silver bullet for all our cyber security woes.  Instead, Zero Trust is a “mindset” that is a critical aspect of every step you take on the path to making your organization as secure as it can be in today's hybrid world. In this session, we will cover the essential steps to implementing Zero Trust from an identity perspective, in order to increase security while at the same time enabling the business.

12:00 They Just Don't Get It! 5 Ways to get the Board Onside -Secarma

If we had £1 for everytime we heard the security teams struggling to get buy-in, support or resources from the board, we could all retire next week. This session aims to provide practical tips and advice on how to influence business leaders to take security seriously, resource it adequately and support teams to improve business defenses.


Jan 27, 2022
11:25am - 12:25pm (London)
Morning Seminars - Room 2

This includes the following sessions streamed live from Manchester:

11:25 Boost Efficiency With The Right Tech-Stack!

Stripping out the unnecessary and focusing optimising your use of the right tools will see a significant rise in the profitability of your business, getting this combo right will also boost team morale and see client value soar. A firm favourite amongst MSPs, we will discuss the combination of simple yet critical tool-based ingredients to boosting profit levels through enhanced efficiency.

What’s inside?

• The key profitability challenges suffered by MSPs in 2021

• How to identify (and strip out) redundant tools and processes that cost you money and time

• The steps to avoiding dependency on single team members

• How to boost employee productivity without the additional stress and workload

• How to harness visibility and automation to counter the skills shortage and build client value

12:00 Security awareness needs to adapt: A behavioural perspective - Think Cyber

The shift to working from home and then to hybrid working have had a significant impact on security posture. But it’s not just new threats, it’s the change of “context” – who would have thought in 2019 that security awareness training should warn people about being overheard when working in the garden!? Traditional awareness, with typical quarterly or yearly content cycles, has been too slow to adapt. In this talk, ThinkCyber explore the behavioural science of helping people adapt to changing risk contexts, driving secure behaviours and empowering users to protect themselves against cyber threats that target the human user. This talk will offer real world examples and ways that all organisations can apply the theories to adapt their approaches.

Jan 27, 2022
1:30pm - 2:00pm (London)
Afternoon Seminar - Room 1

Streamed live from Manchester:

Protecting Your Data With Layered Security Solutions - Help Systems

Today’s organisations have to protect data everywhere it goes, from creation to sharing. How can you actually do this in practice? This session will cover: How people, processes and technology can be used in order to protect data throughout its entire lifecycle. The data security challenges that organisations face. Some data security best practices. How the HelpSystems Data Security Suite can assist with protecting your sensitive data. Attend this session for inspiration and ideas on how to more effectively protect your data and get the most out of your data security investments.

Jan 27, 2022
1:30pm - 2:00pm (London)
Afternoon Seminar - Room 2

Live from Manchester:

Unprecedented times for cybersecurity: Why there is a race towards cybersecurity and cyber resilience - Carbonite and Webroot

Over the past 2 years, the attack landscape has shifted. During this seminar we will uncover the changes to user behaviour, along with what’s in store for 2022 and beyond. Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen an extraordinary period of cybersecurity threats and attacks on the supply chain. Ranging from the furloughed and bored hacker to Nation state adversaries, are we off the hook, or are we simply providing fresh bait to the attackers? What are the five steps needed to build long-term cyber resilience.

Jan 27, 2022
2:00pm - 3:35pm (London)
Afternoon Session

This sessions includes the following live presentations from Manchester:

14:00 Chairs Afternoon Address from Geoff White

14:05 Stop Chasing, Start Defending: Preventing Ransomware with Zero Trust - Threatlocker

Join ThreatLocker Senior Solutions Engineer, Ben Jenkins, as we discuss endpoint evasion techniques that are undetectable by most EDR/MDR and antivirus solutions. Understand how businesses are enhancing their cyber resilience and significantly limiting the damage ransomware can inflict with a Zero Trust architecture

14:20 Why is this so hard? - RTGS Global

Cyber security is an arms race and one that appears to have no end in sight, Mike Koss will present a light heart albeit doom filled view of the current state of Cyber security and discuss why this sector is so hard, prone to burn out and difficult to navigate.

14:35 Plan Smart: The Future is SASE - Censornet

Join Censornet’s CTO Richard Walters as he dispels the SASE one-size-fits-all myth, and instead explains how it can be adapted to serve the needs of a world where the perimeter is no longer “entombed in a box” but anywhere the enterprise needs it to be.

14:55 Zero-Trust and SASE: A Natural Partnership - Menlo Security

A SASE approach shifts security to the cloud – closer to apps, users and data – but it will not fulfil its promise without a fundamental change to an organisation’s detect-and-remediate controls.

15:10 Keynote Session with Greg Van der Gasst

How one company threw the rulebook out and went from having no dedicated security function to a full multidisciplinary team with traction in every area of the business, with security becoming a core brand value and an important commercial differentiator to clients, driving enough improvements, savings, and sales to pay for itself without even considering the risk equation.

Jan 27, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm (London)
Live Q&A with Major Tim Peake

The First British ESA Astronaut To Visit The ISS, Former Test Pilot, STEM Ambassador, Bestselling Author & Cultural Inspiration, Major Tim Peake will be sharing his story with our live audience in Manchester and taking questions from both our physical and virtual venues.