AGM 2013 with presentation on Cyber Security by BAE Systems Detica

Tuesday 24 September 2013

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

6.00pm - 8.30pm


The corporate IT network is a battle-ground of a range of modern threats. Cybercriminals looking to make financial gain, attention-seekers trying to create headlines, cyber-spies aiming to steal sensitive documents. To make matters worse, the traditional technology and methods of the defenders has failed to keep pace with the ingenuity of the attackers and the industrialisation of their methods. This presentation will give an overview of the threat landscape and draw on real case studies from investigations done by the BAE Systems Detica team. Examples of social engineering tricks, custom malware, and threat correlation will be presented along with descriptions of how our analysts have been able to track the attackers behind them.


Adrian Nish, BAE Systems Detica

Adrian Nish is the Head of Detica’s Cyber Threat Intelligence team. His team supports Detica’s monitoring service in defending some of the most heavily attacked networks in the world from persistent adversaries. This involves investigating newly discovered attacker infrastructure, reverse-engineering malware files, reviewing reports from the team, liaising with Government agencies, and briefing customers on emerging threats.

Adrian holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Oxford, and spent a period working for the UK Government before joining Detica. His first project at Detica centred around developing systems for data-mining on large volumes of records, something which was well suited to a numerical background. After switching projects, this experience was brought to bear on network logs from corporate customers where Adrian helped develop the bespoke algorithms used by the monitoring service to detect malicious activity which evades traditional security systems. Adrian’s most recent role leading the Threat Intelligence team draws on his heritage in research, and he enjoys every opportunity to present his latest discoveries to all audiences.

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