How can companies improve their security posture in the face of current and emerging threats?


  • David Lacey FCIIS CITP FBCS
  • Steve Sands MCIIS MBCS


Each talk will be around 15-20 minutes in length, with around 10 minutes for questions.

13:00-13:15 - Reception at InfoLab21
13:15-14:00 - Lunch provided
14:00-15:00 - Speakers with Q&A
15:00-15:10 - Comfort Break
15:10-16:00 - Speakers with Q&A
16:00-17:00 - Networking

About the speakers

David Lacey is a leading Cybersecurity researcher, writer and innovator. He founded and led corporate security functions for the British Foreign Office, the Royal/Dutch Shell Group and the Post Office/Royal Mail Group. Amongst other things. he drafted the original text behind ISO IEC 27001/2, and was a founder of the Jericho Forum (the first Zero Trust Group) and the CIISec.

David has written five books on Information Security Management, as well as many white papers for industry and academia. He has conducted numerous keynote addresses and university lectures across the world, and is a member of the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame.

Steve Sands MCIIS MBCS
Steve Sands is a risk and compliance professional with a background in information security, IT management and data protection.

Until recently, Steve was Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Synectics Solutions Ltd, where he was responsible to the Board for all aspects of cyber security. Synectics provide a range of public and private sector fraud prevention solutions to government and financial services.

He remains as an internal security consultant and their Data Protection Officer (DPO). Steve is Chairman of the Information Security Specialist Group (ISSG) at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

He is a full member of the following professional information security bodies:-

  • Chartered Institute of Information Security - CIISec (MCIIS)
  • British Computing Society, The Chartered Institute of IT (MBCS)
  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

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How can companies improve their security against present threats?
Date and time
Thursday 10 November, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
South Drive
This event is sold out