Cyber-attacks have increased or is it simply that the number of data breaches being reported has increased?

This event has been postponed and a new date is yet to be announced.


  • Ian Fish, Chairperson of BCS Information Security Specialist Group
  • Terry Bishop
  • Matthew Whitcombe
  • Riaan Naude
  • Alan Quinlan, Lead Security Specialist, Barclays Group
  • Steve Sands
  • Simon Newman


12:00 - 12:30: Registration and light buffet
12.30 - 12.45: Welcome and Introduction: BCS ISSG Chair and Barclays MD
12.45 - 13.30: “Data breaches due to malware” (Terry Bishop)
13:30 - 14:15: “Reduce phishing-related cyber risk” (Matthew Whitcombe & Riaan Naude)
14:15 - 14:30: Coffee/Tea
14:30 - 15:15: “Protecting customers” (Alan Quinlan / Steve Sands)
15:15 - 16.30: “Security Awareness in the Community” (Simon Newman)
16:30 - 17.15: ‘Ask the Panel’ discussion & Closing: BCS ISSG Chair and Barclays MD


One of the biggest changes in data privacy regulation took effect several years ago and the biggest fines so far in the UK have been from exploitation of weaknesses in organisations’ Cyber Security defences. More recently, attacks have focussed on extortion and exfiltration using common communication channels and exploiting the human element.

Cyber-attacks have increased (or is it simply that the number of data breaches being reported has increased?). Either way, security professionals need to continuously learn from mistakes (their own and those of others) to protect their organisations.

This half-day seminar brings some of the leading cyber organisations in this specialised area who will discuss their perspectives on how organisations can address these issues by improving security awareness not just focussed on these attack vectors, but the best ways to reduce the effectiveness of malicious activity through understanding their intent.

This seminar will finish with an opportunity to gain valuable insight from these speakers in an ‘ask the panel’ session.

This is an in-person event only.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Information Security specialist group

Improve security awareness: Reduce data privacy impacts - Postponed
Date and time
Thursday 14 October, 12:00pm - 5:15pm
Barclays Technology Centre Radbroke
Radbroke Hall
WA16 9EU
United Kingdom
This event is sold out