As the North East's leading technology and cybersecurity company, Advantex
Advantex Network Solutions, the North East’s leading and award-winning technology firm, has partnered with some of the world’s leading technology experts to bring them to the banks of the River Tyne for what is set to be the North East’s ultimate cybersecurity event.
Taking place on Wednesday, March 11th, over 150+ business leaders, IT and cybersecurity professionals will rub shoulders and discuss all things cybersecurity at the famous Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
You’ll leave the summit with notepads full of ideas that you can apply and implement the minute you get back to the office, not to mention brag to your co-workers you’ve attended the cybersecurity event of the year.
Not only do we have the knowledge to help increase your cybersecurity efforts online – we inspire you to actually do it, so sit back, relax and be WOWed by some of the most forward-thinking and innovative leaders in the industry.
With over 150+ business leaders, IT and cybersecurity professionals alike, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with some of the most inspiring people in the North East. We’ll even help break the ice, with complimentary food and drinks throughout the day.
CTO, UK Partner Organisation at Cisco
Rob is a professional communications engineer and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET). Rob has been with Cisco for over 19 years and is currently CTO for the UK Partner Organisation. In this role, Rob manages a team of Systems Engineers, who in turn provide support to Cisco’s Partner community. Rob’s role includes managing his team, as well as providing thought leadership and formulating technical strategy for Cisco’s partners.
Industry Liaison - Architecture & Engineering at Axis Communications
Steven Kenny has spent 15 years in the security sector undertaking various roles that have seen him take responsibility for key elements of mission critical, high profile projects across a number of different vertical markets. For the last, five year’s Steven has focused his attentions on how technologies can best complement day to day operations and specifically address operational issues by supporting the A&E consultant community across Northern Europe. Steven is all the Director of Solution, Information and Cyber Security for ASIS International and the UK technology advisor for TINYg (Global Terrorist Information Network)
Senior Information Security Consultant, SRM
As a senior information security consultant, Katie works with a number of high-profile clients delivering a range of projects including Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery, vCISO and Incident Response. Katie also leads on the implementation of comprehensive risk management methodologies, Cyber Essentials, ISO27001 controls and GDPR compliance.
Cyber Security Channel UKI, Cisco
Boasting an impressive 12 years in the cybersecurity industry, Farana has been at Cisco for almost 10 of those years, executing strategies for security growth across the globe. 2018 saw Farana named Cisco Chairman Club achiever for that year, a recognition which is awarded to the companies top 1% of employees worldwide.
Systems Engineer, Cloud Security at Cisco
Luke joined Cisco back in 2016 via one of their early in career programmes and has since then worked within different teams covering all of the Cisco portfolio before becoming a security systems engineer. Since joining Cisco Luke has predominantly worked with UK based customers to assist technically on making recommendations based on highlighted security gaps.
Technical Team Manager, Forensics and e-disclosure, SRM
Alan is a vastly experienced Computer Forensic Analyst. Before joining SRM, he served as Head of the High-Tech Crime Unit at Northumbria Police, responsible for the capture and analysis of all types of digital media. Alan is a Director of the North East Fraud Forum (NEFF) and advises on all aspects of cyber-crime and has represented NEFF at the United Nations. He has also lectured at Edinburgh University, Northumbria University and The University of Sunderland on topics including cyber-crime, internet abuse and digital forensics.
Senior Partner Manager, Veeam Software
Daniel Laycock has spent 17 years within the Data Protection sector undertaking various roles that have seen him help customers and partners address the needs for simpler, more agile and cost-optimised data management solutions across a number of different vertical markets. For the last four year’s Daniel has focused his attentions on how Veeam technologies can best complement day to day business operations and specifically address data availability issues.
Sales and Marketing Director, Advantex Network Solutions
One of the founders and Sales Director at Advantex, Steve O’Connell has consulted with partners on a regular basis around various technologies including cybersecurity since 2002. Starting his career as a Cisco CCNA engineer in 1998, Steve now has a team of over 60 proffesionals who work alongside him offering solutions across the sector, including IP camera systems, data infrastructure solutions, cybersecurity and Disaster Recovery Services.
CISCO BREACH DEFENCE
Book your ‘Lunch and Learn’ session with Cisco’s Breach Defence team today. Not only will you get an in-depth insight into the threats affecting your business, you’ll walk away with unique insights to action as soon as you get back to the office, giving you the upper hand on cybercriminals.
Book your space now.*
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Upon arrival, you'll be served an array of refreshments, including fresh, tea, coffee, water and juice to accompany bacon/sausage/vegan rolls, cereal and pastries to set you up for the mornings activities.
Starting at a young age, Tom has always had a passion for hacking, right from the very moment he received his very own computer for Christmas as a child. With many ups and downs, from black hat activity in his early teens to working alongside the FBI under the National Police Chiefs Council, Tom will touch upon Ethics vs Morals, Social Engineering, Card Cloning & OSINT.
A technical workshop covering 1. Veeam Backup & Replication: Modular architecture, Agent / agent-less approach, IVMR, Explorers, DataLabs, Storage Integrations 2. Veeam One, Reporting capabilities + monitoring, 3. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 4. Veeam Availability Orchestrator
Are you looking to dust off your Business Continuity Plan in light of recent events or want to put a Plan together for the first time? SRM's Katie McMillan will help you work through your critical systems and concerns that are key to your business and maintaining continuity in an emergency.
Here you’ll get a chance to recharge the batteries, once you’ve checked your emails, countless WhatsApp messages and texts, be sure to head to the entrance hall and foyer where you’ll have a wide choice of complimentary locally sourced and mouth-watering food and drinks.
See you back at the Main Stage at 1:00 pm 🙂
Security Risk Management (SRM) is an information security consultancy and one of the UK’s leading breach investigators, handling payment card forensic investigations on a daily basis. Katie McMillan and Alan Batey of SRM look beyond the legal ramifications of GDPR and demonstrate how a proactive approach to information security can reduce risk and enable a more effective response in the event of a breach.
It’s ironic that your businesses “Physical Security System’s” could well be “Insecurity” that allows a back door to your corporate network. In this presentation we will look at the potential floors in your IP based security systems, building management systems and more. We will look at live, legal websites that allow anyone to search for security systems that are connected to the web, we will also demonstrate how bad password management is enabling websites to stream images from cameras quite legally.
Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to guarantee effective security, nor a single out-of-the-box solution that can ensure security across modern distributed networks. In order to defend against today’s threats, IT professionals must take a layered approach to their cybersecurity. Learn how companies are adopting this approach and what the tools are that they use to protect their data from Cybercriminals.
In order to meet modern business challenges, customers need to adopt a Cloud Data Management strategy, which takes a holistic approach to data across its lifecycle, merging the traditional disciplines of data backup and recovery, data protection, data security and data management. Veeam will demonstrate how customers need to evolve the way they manage data from policy-based to behaviour-based to make it smarter and self-governing, and to ensure it’s available across any application and any cloud infrastructure.
Not a cybersecurity expert? then this is for you! Ethical Hacker and Social Engineer, Tom Johnson will demonstrate live in this hands-on session how easy it is to be breached. Utilising his ethical hacking simulator, Tom will cover things like data leakage, dumpster diving and OSINT.
Cybersecurity expert, Farana Cheema will introduce and give an overview of the all-new and latest offering from Cisco, Secure X. Not only will you learn what’s to come, but Farana will also give an insight into threat hunting, what to expect and how to prepare to the forever-growing number of threats online.
Clocking off for the day in style, the happiest hour is the perfect opportunity to network and rub shoulders with your fellow attendees, we’ll even help break the ice, with complimentary drinks to reflect on an what has been an awesome day.
OK, maybe it won't quite be the Cinderella ending, but this is when we'll kindly ask you to leave and go home to tell your friends, family and colleagues about the North East's ultimate cybersecurity event of the year!
S Shore Rd, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Newcastle Central Station. 3 hours to London’s Kings Cross, 1.5 hours to Edinburgh.
Tyne and Wear Metro Service. Newcastle Central Station or Gateshead Metro Interchange.
Gateshead Bus Interchange or Newcastle Central Station. The bright Yellow Quaylink buses run every 10 minutes during the day, at least every 20 minutes during the evening and directly serve BALTIC. The Quaylink service 1 (Q1) starts from both Gateshead Interchange and Newcastle Central Station.
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