Why you should go to #CyberFest – Innovation is the best form of defence – By Phil Jackman

If you have never been to Durham University’s brand new Mathematics Sciences and Computer Science Building then here is your opportunity. On 6th September we are holding our flagship #CyberFest event from 10:00 to 15:00. The whole festival is supported by Waterstons and this event is also supported by ISC2.

Why Durham this year? We try to move the festival around the region and have had events at all of the universities, except Durham. Out of the five universities in the region Durham has not promoted its cyber security capabilities as strongly as the rest yet it has the most NCSC bursary students in the region. Things are changing however with a significant investment in the cyber security team. It’s great that all five universities are involved in the sector and that Durham is playing its proper role.

The timing felt right and the opportunity to use the new venue worked out just brilliantly.

Why should you come along? Because more than ever cyber security is a threat to North East businesses, it is also a  great opportunity for the region to carve out a niche for itself in this global and expanding sector. Innovation in product and practice is what will help the region be successful by ensuring that the key industries in which the region excels can grow safely and securely.

There is also a great lineup of speakers, with a keynote from the National Cyber Security Centre as well as from practitioners, such as Stew Hogg from Waterstons as well as Igor Kotisuba who will bring us up to speed on Durham University’s cyber security expertise. Richard Snell from Celerity and Meera Sarma from Cystel will talk to us about exciting new initiatives which are shaping the future of cyber security while Edwin Bartlett from HiComply will lead a panel discussion on the value of information security certification. There will also be lots of opportunities to ask questions and network with colleagues, new and old.
Tickets are free and available from here.

Why you should go to #CyberFest – Innovation is the best form of defence

If you have never been to Durham University’s brand new Mathematics Sciences and Computer Science Building then here is your opportunity. On 6th September we are holding our flagship #CyberFest event from 10:00 to 15:00. The whole festival is supported by Waterstons and this event is also supported by ISC2.

Why Durham this year? We try to move the festival around the region and have had events at all of the universities, except Durham. Out of the five universities in the region Durham has not promoted its cyber security capabilities as strongly as the rest yet it has the most NCSC bursary students in the region. Things are changing however with a significant investment in the cyber security team. It’s great that all five universities are involved in the sector and that Durham is playing its proper role.

The timing felt right and the opportunity to use the new venue worked out just brilliantly.

Why should you come along? Because more than ever cyber security is a threat to North East businesses, it is also a  great opportunity for the region to carve out a niche for itself in this global and expanding sector. Innovation in product and practice is what will help the region be successful by ensuring that the key industries in which the region excels can grow safely and securely.

There is also a great lineup of speakers, with a keynote from the National Cyber Security Centre as well as from practitioners, such as Stew Hogg from Waterstons as well as Igor Kotisuba who will bring us up to speed on Durham University’s cyber security expertise. Richard Snell from Celerity and Meera Sarma from Cystel will talk to us about exciting new initiatives which are shaping the future of cyber security while Edwin Bartlett from HiComply will lead a panel discussion on the value of information security certification. There will also be lots of opportunities to ask questions and network with colleagues, new and old.

Tickets are free and available from here.

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