Bridging the gap of Business needs and Cyber Security Education

When: 18th Nov 2015, 09:00 - 18th Nov 2015, 16:40
Where: London Metropolitan University, Room GC1-08, Graduate Centre, 166-220 Holloway Rd, Holloway, London, N7 8DB
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS Information Security Specialist Group
Price: BCS Member £100 (+VAT @ 20%), Non BCS Member £120 (+VAT @ 20%), Students £40 (+VAT @ 20%)
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Even the general public talks about Cyber Security nowadays. However, the skill gap is widening as cyber crime is growing rapidly as sophisticated, targeted attacks flood in from heavily funded diverse organised sources. Although there are some initiatives - governments, educational institutions, and industries are working in closer partnership - bridging the gap between the cyber security education and industry need is still lacking.

Almost every higher education institute have Cyber Security courses and there are many professional certification courses offered by reputed organisations. A world-wide online survey, held by ISACA and RSA Conference earlier this year, revealed that 82% of organisations participating in the survey expect to be attacked in 2015, yet they are relying on largely unqualified IT staff who are unable to handle the complex threats or fully understand their business. It also revealed that more than 35% organizations are unable to fill open positions. We are now nearly at the end of 2015, we have seen many damaging cyber attacks worldwide.

The majority of Higher Education Institutes share the desire to provide the skills that industry requires, but face the serious challenge of reaching the industry experts and business environments. In this conference we bring in experts from industry and academia to discuss ways and means of reducing the Cyber Security skill gap.

The Agenda of the day is as follows:

09.00-09.30 Registration+Refreshment + networking

09.40-09.45 Start of the Event - Introduction of the ISSG and event - Dr. Deepthi Ratnayake

09.45-10.00 Welcome from London Metropolitan University and Cyber Security Research Group: Prof. Dominic Plamer-Brown (Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing) and Prof. Karim Ouazzane (Professor of Computing and Knowledge Exchange)

10.00-10.40 Cyber Security Education for Employability - Dr. Cyril Onwubiko, Chair, Intelligence and Security Assurance, E-Security Group, Research Series Ltd

10.40-11.20 Teaching Cyber Security in an Academic Environment : The Challenges - Dr. Jianming Cai (LMU - Course Leader of Computer Forensics and IT Security & Computer Networking and IT Security - BSc (Hons))

11.20-11.30 Refreshment + networking

11.30-12.10 Cyber Security and Small Business - examining the impact of small businesses on global cyber security - Daniel Mitchell - Lifeline IT (CEO):

12.10-01.10 Refreshment + networking

13.10-14.00 TBC

14.00-14.40 TBC

14.40-15.20 Topic to be received - Jonathan Care - Research Director, Payment & Fraud at Gartner -

15.20-15.40 Refreshment + networking

15.40-16.40 Panel Discussion: Partnership between industry and academia - Prof. Karim Ouazzane (Professor of Computing and Knowledge Exchange)

Closing date for bookings is Monday 16th November 2015 at 11:59pm. No more bookings will be taken after this date.


(Prices stated are inclusive of VAT @ 20%)

BCS members: £120.00

Non-members: £144

Students; £48.00 [Please select 'Yes' to the 'Are you a full time student?' question, during your booking]