Information Security - an incident waiting to happen?

Date/Time:
Tuesday 11 December 2012, 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Tea, coffee and homemade cookies will be served on arrival at 12.30 pm.

Venue:
The Royal Yacht Hotel - Celestial Hall North, The Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NF

Cost:
Free

Speaker:
Carl Ceillam

Synopsis:

“We need to take security more seriously” - say the experts. Consultants, auditors, and the media frequently point out that our controls are weak and it is only a matter of time before we either find ourselves hacked, defrauded or hiring new staff. But do these risks really apply in an island like Jersey?

Local security expert, Carl Ceillam, will reveal some of the security incidents that have actually occurred in the Channel Islands over the last few years. Many of the events that have taken place never made the news. Beforehand most of the organisations affected would have considered the likelihood of an incident to be remote, if not impossible.

Using carefully anonymised first hand experiences, Carl will shine the light on some of the most common, disruptive, and surprising incidents that have affected local organisations of all sizes. For example:

  • unauthorised system access by law firm employees
  • PABX hacking for profit at several businesses
  • data leakage of confidential documents at a trust company
  • website impersonation at a large private bank
  • virus and Trojan infestation at numerous small (and not so small) businesses

These case studies will help businesses understand which real-world security risks are relevant to them, irrespective of size and industry.

Who should attend?

Any business leader or manager who thinks their organisation’s information security is adequate. This event is open to both BCS members and non-members.

This event is kindly sponsored by Grant Thornton.

Speaker bio:

Carl is a local computer security expert, and runs his own forensic IT security and investigation business based in Guernsey called The Chain Limited. He has over 11 years’ experience in information security, primarily working as a security consultant in professional services. His main disciplines are computer forensics, penetration testing and IT audit.

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