Renowned broadcaster Kate Adie delivers keynote speech on day one of the Infosecurity Europe conference programme: Cybersecurity 4.0: Complexity, Risk & Resilience
Renowned broadcaster Kate Adie CBE opened the first day of Infosecurity Europe 2019 with a keynote speech on Perspectives from the Frontline: Managing Risk & Building Resilience. The session proved so popular that the audience inside was joined by a crowd outside watching a live stream of the talk, in which the former BBC Chief News Reporter drew on her personal experiences reporting from war zones to provide fresh perspectives on risk, resilience and the security challenges facing organisations.
To complement the keynote speeches, Europe’s number one information security event carried out the first in a series of daily visitor polls, which asked the question: Do you think it’s likely there will be an attack on the UK’s critical national infrastructure (CNI) this year? 70% of keynote attendees answered ‘yes’.
Also addressing the issue was an afternoon panel discussion on Cyber-Physical Security: Cyber Risk Management Strategies for Connected OT & IT Networks, which featured Gavin Ellis of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Matt Gordon-Smith from Anglo American, Shawn Scott of Thames Water and TechUK’s Talal Rajab.
Victoria Windsor, Group Content Manager at Infosecurity Group, says: “The security challenges resulting from the convergence of physical and cyber environments took centre stage today for good reason. Operational systems in every industry are being connected to corporate and cloud environments, and the safe ‘air gap’ between IT and OT no longer exists.
Cyber risk is now impacting the physical realm, and organisations must have effective management strategies in place. Technology such as unified threat management tools has a role to play, but it’s also vital that teams collaborate and communicate to understand blended cyber-physical attacks, and develop joint approaches, plans and policies.”
The afternoon saw an expert panel at the Securing SMEs Symposium raise key issues around how smaller businesses – often seen as an easier target than large organisations – can defend against cyber risks and threats, protect customer data and respond to incidents.
What’s on tomorrow?
Discovering the Digital Underworld: Privacy, the Dark Web, Tech & Democracy
Jamie Bartlett, Senior Fellow and former Director of the Centre for the Analysts of Social Media, Demos and best-selling authorKeynote: 11.25 am-12.05 pm
View from the Board: Managing Organisation Complexity & Risk
Dame Inga Beale, Former CEO, Lloyds of LondonSpecial event: Women in Cybersecurity – Pillar Hall, 08:30-11:00 am
Hosted by Infosecurity Magazine Editor Eleanor Dallaway, the event includes an inspirational keynote by Professor Sue Black OBEOff-site event: Infosecurity Magazine – The Royal Garden Hotel, London – 08:00-10:30 am
Breakfast briefing with ServiceNow on the latest industry vulnerabilities and management strategies. Register today as places are limited.
The chance to be among the first to see the latest innovations and newest businesses in the:
- Cyber innovation showcase
- Discovery Zone – for companies exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe for the first time
- LaunchPad – an interactive area for exploring innovative products from solution providers in one interactive area.
- Technology Showcase
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