Information Loss, Leakage & Governance

Wednesday 8 May 2013

5.30pm - 8.00pm

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH

Free and open to all.


Mike Small, Fellow Analyst at KuppingerCole
Paul Vlissidis, Technical Director at NCC Group
Gareth Niblett, Chairman at BCS Information Security Specialist Group
Andrew Turner, BCS Information Risk and Audit (IRMA) Group


This free RANT Forum and BCS Manchester Branch event is open to all.

It sometimes seems that the only people who value information are the people who want to steal it.

The RANT Forum is looking to go beyond its usual networking event to bring together key people from communities within the IT and Information Security space, the panel will consider why information loss remains a continuing problem and what can be done about it, they will discuss and look to answer some of the key questions around this theme such as;

  • Has good governance failed to prevent information loss or is it just that good information governance has not been implemented?
  • Are organisations simply unaware of what information they have and how to classify it?
  • What are the fundamental technical issues around securing information?
  • Stewardship means taking care of something that you don't own. Is better information stewardship the answer?

Agenda for the evening

17:30 - Arrive and network

18:00 - Food will be served

18:30 - Panel discussion commences

19:30 - Networking

About RANT

The Risk and Network Threat (RANT) Forum is an informal, yet informative networking event specifically for Security Managers, Directors and CISOs. It provides an opportunity to discuss topical issues and to network with like-minded individuals.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event could be part of your CPD, including as part of the CPD process for Chartered status. Further details can be found at