UK Stages Biggest Information Security Educational Programme

It’s true IT managers are hungry for information. Infosecurity Europe is living proof of this. Due to unprecedented demand, the FREE keynote and seminar programme has doubled in 2003, to 12 keynotes and over 70 seminars providing an education programme for over 9000 people making it the largest security programme Europe has to offer for senior managers and technical experts. This year’s event will also see the largest gathering of information security products and solutions with over 200 exhibitors and 100 new product launches. Infosecurity Europe 2003 is held at the Grand Hall, Olympia, London from 29th April – 1st May 2003.

Visitors will be given the chance to talk, network and learn from the worlds leading security experts with insight and informed opinion from organisations including the Office of the e-Envoy, European Union, CESG, National Hi-Tech Crime Unit and other global corporations such as KPMG, Deloitte & Touche and Clifford Chance. There is even a panel investigating the critical national infrastructure defense strategy from the hacker’s perspective.

Come along to Infosecurity keynotes to see the following highlights:

Tuesday 29th April Theatre room
Opening address by Office of eEnvoy: 10:30 – 11:00

Dr Stephen Marsh, Director for Security policy within the Office of the e-Envoy, will give an overview of the Government stance on today’s e-commerce situation.

The European initiatives on network and information security 11:30 – 12:30
Frans de Bruine, Director, DG Information Society, Directorate C, European Commission (EU) will explain how the exposure of Society to new vulnerabilities and threats to security has led to the EU proposing a number of regulatory measures and policy initiatives with the aim to enhance the security of networks and transactions. The keynote will also cover the recently launched EU 6th Framework Programme.

Is information security a legal requirement or just good business practice? A look at the evolving regulatory framework 12:45 – 13:30 David Griffith, Partner, eCommerce, Clifford Chance will take a critical look at the assumption that businesses are under a legal duty to take steps to protect the security of their information.

Calculating the business case for security 14:00 – 16:00
Nick Coleman, Chairman of the Security Alliance for Internet and New Technologies (SAINT), will present the detailed findings of a survey on Investing in Security in today’s market. The panel session entitled “Investing in information security and infrastructure” explains how to sell the information security to executives. The panellists include Nick Coleman (Chair); David Lacey, Head of Information Security & Governance, Royal Mail Group; John Sharif Adebayo, Director, Security Risk, UBS Warburg; Dr. Almira Ross, Group Security Adviser, Prudential; and Andrew Yeomans, Vice President, Global IT Security, Dresner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

Day two, Wednesday 30th April
Policing the digital frontier 10:30 – 12:30
Len Hynds, Head of the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) will open the session outlining the Unit’s “Hi-Tech Crime Strategy and the Threat facing UK businesses”. John Lyons and Tony Neate, will discuss the results of the NHTCU/NOP survey “Hi-tech crime the impact on UK business”.

The proliferation of wireless technology 13:00 – 13:30
John Doody, Head of Customer Services for CESG, will address the various types of wireless technology and provide solid guidelines and recommendations for the safe and secure deployment of wireless devices.

IT security expert advice clinic 14:00 – 16:00
An advice clinic of six experts hosted by, one of the largest single sources of security knowledge on the Internet, will answer any technical question posed to the panel from the audience of security professionals and end users. Areas covered include data protection, content security, human rights, spam and spyware.

Day three, Thursday 1st May
Strategy, delivery and assurance KPMG 10:30 – 12:30 A panel of KPMG partners will describe how senior management can better understand the triumphs and pitfalls in dealing with security. Subjects covered include: the latest security risk, threats and strategies; how outsourcing security can affect an organisation’s security strategy; wireless intrusion detection and the need for application security testing.

Critical national infrastructure defence- Hacking Panel 14:00 – 16:00 A Live hacking panel debate moderated by Bob Ayers, Independent Consultant, will highlight the critical issues concerning National Infrastructure Defense Strategy and the current UK Government objectives. The panellists will look at the perception of the private sector and what you should be doing about it.

Day one, Tuesday 29th April London room
Security: Corporate governance Deloitte & Touche 14:00 – 16:00 Yag Kanani will discuss Deloitte & Touche’s experience and the business case for IT Governance. Vernon Poole will describe the effective tools that exist to establish a sound framework of information security management. Followed by an Information Security Risk Workshop to assess how attendees rate their organisational security risk profile using the governance maturity model to establish rankings.

Day two, Wednesday 30th April
Security in a connected world Check Point Technologies Ltd 10:30 – 12:30 Mik Stevens, Solutions Evangelist, responsible for EMEA region, will identify the growing risks to organisations and demonstrate the type of solutions that should be deployed to ensure the security policy is implemented correctly.

Best practices in secure messaging – Creating corporate policies for email usage Clearswift 14:00 – 16:00
This session will allow delegates to ask specific questions regarding regulatory compliance and legal liability and how to establish and implement epolicy in their organizations.

The FREE seminar programme has two streams, one covering technical issues and the other business strategy. The technical programme will pass on in-depth knowledge on a peer-to peer basis with the experts responsible for coping with the latest information security threats to their organisation. Topics covered include: VPNs create a false sense of security, How hackers discover your vulnerability, Next generation cryptography for wireless, Development of managed security services. There is also a case study on “What should your clientless SSL VPN do for you”, by Gary Cooper, Business Analyst, Powergen.

The Business strategy programme will provide business managers and board directors with an insight of the key areas that they should be concerned about as more and more sensitive information is potentially exposed to attack over the Internet, extranet, wireless networks, and the proliferation of web based applications. The Technical seminar programme includes, Do I trust my bank?, 10 things about wireless security every manager needs to know. There is also a fascinating case study on Protecting Enterprise Email – Corporate Responsibility and Governance by Bob Cunningham, Senior Project Manager for Standard Life.

Microsoft’s 3-day Security Seminar Series will enable visitors to gain invaluable insights into the latest Microsoft security solutions. The programme of seminars has been developed based on feedback from a survey of registered visitors to InfoSecurity Europe to ensure the programme addresses the topics visitors want to hear about. It will focus on key challenges and technology developments in such areas as securing wireless networks, web services security, patch management and overall developments in Microsoft’s corporate-wide Trustworthy Computing programme.


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