IT Strategy: Are you ready for the war against Cybercrime?...

Thursday 28 April 2016

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Park Plaza Hotel, Boar Lane, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5NS


Recent high profile security breaches at Ashley Madison, TalkTalk and JD Wetherspoons have brought the protection of personal and enterprise data into the public consciousness. Businesses are facing ever more sophisticated approaches, while the customer data they hold grows in value. Those that fail to protect it find themselves catapulted into in the media and legislative spotlight.

Security is not just about implementing technical controls though. Effective security is about embedding good practice within the organisation, changing the behaviour of staff and implementing a governance structure that reconciles security with an excellent user experience. Harj Singh from Aristi will explore these issues in detail.

We are then pleased to welcome case study presentations from Ali Fletcher (Head of Information Security at Bupa), Robert Fell (Group Head of IT for Drax Group plc) and Peter Nota (Head of Global Information Security & Compliance at Premier Farnell) who will talk candidly about how they combat Cybersecurity and Data security issues in their respective businesses.

  • 1.00 Doors open - Refreshments & Networking
  • 1.30 Cyber Risk Management - Market overview by Harj Singh from Aristi
  • 2.15 Ali Fletcher from Bupa - “The common challenges in implementing enterprise security…”
  • 3.00 Refreshments & Networking
  • 3.30 Robert Fell - Drax Power Case study presentation.
  • 4.15 Peter Nota - Premier Farnell Case study presentation.
  • 5:00 Close

About the speakers:

Harj is a Principal Cyber Security Consultant at Aristi. Harj joined the CESG Listed Advisor Scheme (CLAS) in 2001 and is a CESG Certified Professional (Security & Information Risk Advisor - Senior Practitioner) an ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor and a Chartered IT Professional.

Ali is the Head of Information Security at Bupa and has over 15 years' experience working in IT and Information Security in a variety of roles covering firewall administration, leading a security operations team, consultancy and compliance. Having recently joined Bupa, Ali is in the process of building as team to provide world class security services to internal and external customers.

Robert is the Group Head of IT for Drax Group plc. Rob has worked at Drax for over 9 years and has over 11 years’ experience in the energy sector having previously worked in an energy retail business. He has over 20 years working in IT across Retail Banking, Internet Service Providers and Central Government. Over the last few years Rob has led major system transformations within the Group and helped build their current Cyber capabilities.

Peter is the Head of Global InfoSec & Compliance at Premier Farnell where he has established global InfoSec and compliance practices and also leads the PCI compliance programme which covers a global business operating in 36+ countries. Peter holds CISSP, CISA and CISM designations together with a BA(Hons) in Business and an MBA from Henley Management College and has been a PCI Internal Security Assessor since 2013.

To reserve your place, please email or call 0113 205 4033