This event is brought to you by YCSC: South Yorkshire Chapter, Sheffield Hallam University, BCS South Yorkshire Branch and HSBC


10:00am - 12:00pm - Final Year Undergraduate Student Posters
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch & Learn, Networking, lunch kindly provided by our sponsors.
1:00pm - 1:15pm - Welcome - YCSC: South Yorkshire Chapter
1:15pm - 1:35pm - Demystifying the Cyber Security Landscape - Melanie Oldham OBE
1:40pm - 2:00pm - The Wonderful World of Vulnerability Management at HSBC - Stephen Hack
2:05pm - 2:15pm - North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC) Overview
2:15pm - 3:00pm - Addressing the Cyber Skills Gap: Panel Discussion
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Further Networking


This event is a fantastic opportunity for knowledge exchange and interaction between academia, students and industry, aiming to create an interactive environment for building fruitful partnerships. However, this event is not exclusive - anyone can attend to acquire knowledge and develop their expertise!

Event Overview

Morning session - Cantor Atrium (ground floor)

Final year cyber security undergraduate students at Sheffield Hallam University will be showcasing their final year projects as poster presentations. You will be able to view and discuss the students' posters, as well as participate in quickfire talks. There will also be prizes for the best student poster presentations.

Lunch & Networking

Afternoon session - Room 9130 (first floor)

We have some fantastic guest speakers and panel discussion lined up for you!

Join us in welcoming guest speakers Melanie Oldham OBE, Founder of Bob's Business & Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster Chair, and Stephen Hack, Head of Vulnerability Operations at HSBC.

Melanie's talk, "Demystifying the Cyber Security Landscape," promises to unravel complex concepts, empowering you to navigate the digital realm with confidence. Her innovative approach has earned her accolades, including an OBE for services to cyber security in 2022.

Stephen's talk, "The Wonderful World of Vulnerability Management at HSBC" will focus on the exciting world of Vulnerability Management as a Cyber Security function.

Prepare to be captivated by their insightful talks and engaging participation in a dynamic panel discussion Addressing the Cyber Skills Gap, led by Neil Richardson, where we will also have Simon Richardson (Founder of ITogether) and Tharmini Janarthanan (Lecturer & Researcher in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics) joining us to share their expertise.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us Make IT Good For Society. Join BCS today

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


BCS is following government guidelines, and we would ask attendees to continue to follow these guidelines:

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This event is brought to you by: South Yorkshire branch

Next Generation Cyber
Date and time
Wednesday 20 March, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cantor Building
Sheffield Hallam University
153 Arundel Street
Sheffield City Centre
S1 2NT
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