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Cyber Security Conference 2018 - Chesterfield

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Venue: Chesterfield Football Club, Proact Stadium, Derbyshire

Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

With over half of all UK businesses last year experiencing a cyber security breach at a total cost of almost £30bn, the East Midlands Cyber Security Conference brings together businesses, digital specialists and policy makers to identify the practical steps that businesses should be taking to protect themselves against digital crime.

This free event is for all businesses regardless of size or activity and includes a networking lunch and exhibition.

The conference theme this year is “Digital Risk”, where delegates will be encouraged to take a 360 degree look at their business, identify the areas in which they use IT and data, and help them to determine their Digital Risk Appetite.

By examining the consequences of a fraud, breach or data loss in various business functions, delegates will be better enabled to assess the risks in these key areas and consider what action they may need to take to reduce or offset risk, just as they would for other risks to their business (eg. regulatory, fire, flood risk etc).

Through a series of workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions and guest speakers, attendees will be provided with practical guidance to help steer their thinking on cyber security from both a technical standpoint, as well as the necessary processes and governance to underpin it.





Opening Remarks



UK Cybercrime landscape

An overview of the current cyber threats to businesses in the UK, as well as the Government and law enforcement strategies to combat them

Presenter – Rob Pugh (East Midlands Special Operations Unit, Police)



Presentation - The impact of cyber crime on a business

Headline sponsors, and Chamber patron RDS Global will present an overview of the numerous ways in which digital crime impacts on business, and how failure to take proactive action can have a significant impact on how well a business recovers after the incident

Presenter – Rob Kay (RDS Global)



Live Demonstration – What happens when you click?

By looking, simultaneously, at what happens on the user’s screen and on the hacker’s screen, delegates will see how online criminals are able to steal valuable data, and gain useful information to enable them to target the business.

Presenter – Joe Burns (Pyranet)



 Comfort Break



 Presentation – Cyber 101: The Fundamentals of IT security

 A back-to-basics look at the core elements of cyber security, and the principles behind them, including a look at what constitutes best practice.

Presenter – Sam Reed (Air-IT)



Presentation – The Human Factor: Securing the people

Mitigating Cyber Risk is as much about how people use technology as it is the technology itself. This session will take delegates through the process of a digital audit, highlighting the policies and processes necessary to back up the technical safeguards, ensure that the staff within the business are suitably trained, and ensure that businesses are suitably able to respond to incidents.

Presenter – David Morris (RSM)



Presentation – Cyber Essentials: Establishing the technical safeguards

Cyber Essentials is a government back initiate to help businesses demonstrate their cyber competence. This overview of the scheme will give delegates an insight into how implementing the basic steps can significantly reduce their vulnerability to attack.

Presenter – Chris Pinder (The IASME Consortium)



Presentation - Cyber Support

This session gives an overview of the various initiatives and digital support available to businesses in the East Midlands.



Summing Up and Closing Remarks

1.15pm   Networking Lunch

Kindly sponsored by: RDS Global




  Rob Pugh (East Midlands Special Operations Unit, Police)

Rob Kay – Technical Director, RDS Global

Rob started his career as a telecoms apprentice before moving up the ranks at Direct Telecom. He joined Pentagon Systems in 2002, which became RDS Global in 2009, taking the reigns as Technical Director in 2013.

Sam Reed – Chief Technology Officer, Air-IT

Sam Reed is a trusted advisor to over 400 clients helping deliver maximum value and solutions in line with their varying business needs and goals. He is also Head of Air-IT’s specialist cyber security division, Air-Sec, and is responsible for the implementation of the company’s technical strategy.

As well as being an accredited GDPR Certified Practitioner, Sam is also a consultant to the East Midlands Chamber delivering action-planning workshops on cyber security, cloud and remote working to SMEs across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire as part of the EU funded Digital Growth Programme.

Chris Pine

Chris Pinder - Business Development Manager, IASME Consortium

Chris has over 20 years of experience across the holistic security sector and is currently the Business Development Manager with the IASME Consortium. As one of the original Accreditation Bodies contracted by Government to deliver their flagship Cyber Essentials Scheme, IASME has encouraged businesses of all sizes and all sectors to implement basic, yet effective, cyber security measures to protect against this 21st century threat to businesses.

What will the value be to you of attending?

  • Understand the strategic decisions needed to ensure digital resilience
  • Hear from industry leaders and experts
  • Gain insight into the challenges the region faces from cyber criminals
  • Establish a holistic, risk based approach to cyber security
  • Learn how to devise and implement continuity and recovery plans

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship packages and exhibition stand spaces are available - further details are available by contacting or 01246 212533.

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