Miranda Mowbray works at the Computer Science Department of the University of Bristol, where her research interests include data science for cyber security, and big data ethics. She has over 2,400 scholarly citations, and has given conference/workshop presentations in 16 countries, including as an invited speaker at the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Summit in Ukraine. Her PhD is in Algebra, from Queen Mary University of London.
Damian Kearney is a police officer with Avon & Somerset Constabulary, based in Bristol. As a Detective Superintendent he is head of the regional organised crime unit, one of nine across England and Wales, leading a unit based across all five police forces of the South West region and charged with combating the threat of serious and organised crime, in particular cyber crime, firearms supply, human trafficking and slavery, child sexual exploitation and Class A drugs supply, through the use of a range of covert policing tactics.
Prior to this appointment, Damian spent five years working in counter terrorism policing, including a year as head of the regional counter terrorism unit.
Lisa is a South West Regional Cyber Protect officer. Her role is to convey cyber security messaging guidance and advice to businesses and organisations within the South West of England. Current threats she provides inputs upon include offences of Network Intrusion, Malware Development/Supply, Denial of Service and Ransomware.She has experience in developing and running cyber desktop exercises. Lisa has previously worked in a similar role within the South West Counter Terrorism Unit.
Her talk will be ‘Cyber Threats and Mitigation within the South West’
Detective Inspector Ed Heath is currently the South West Police Cyber Crime lead for the Regional Organised Crime Unit. He has served with the Metropolitan Police and Avon and Somerset Constabulary before transferring to regional policing in 2012, Ed has performed a variety of Detective roles within serious and major crime and counter terrorism. This includes leading homicide investigations and performing a number of covert policing roles. In October 2016 Ed was selected to lead the team that investigates cyber dependent crime. In addition he promotes messaging designed to protect businesses, the emergency services and critical infrastructure from the threats posed by cyber criminality.
Talk Title – ‘Taking a proactive approach tackling cyber criminals’ – a case study
As a solicitor, my role is to help companies and business navigate their way through the murky waters of the English legal system.
I advise on all areas of company law including business sales and acquisitions, supplier contracts and terms and conditions of business and e-commerce arrangements.
I have particular experience in advising businesses on their legal obligations in relation to data protection and security both under the Data Protection Act and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I am therefore closely involved in advising businesses on how to prepare for the advent of the GDPR next May.
I started my career in the legal profession as a residential conveyancer before moving to the commercial side in 2005. I studied for my professional exams part-time and was awarded a distinction and a Law Society Prize for Excellence having come top of my class. I qualified in February 2007 and have been advising companies and businesses ever since.
Outside of work, I enjoy motorcycling and gardening in the summer, cross stitch and knitting in the winter and computer programming and watching tennis all year round.
My telephone number is (01788) 557599 (landline) or (07989) 207363 (mobile) and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also be found via LinkedIn (https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/katherine-cereghino/69/163/507) and Twitter (@kcereghino12).
From the southwest , with an accumulated eight years in the cybersecurity field. A background in ethical hacking, specifically web application and social engineering penetration testing.
Working within the offensive security space for multiple years as a proficient lead penetration tester and project manager. Having gathered multiple professional certification and produced many conference talks and whitepapers, Louie has been working within OmniCyber Security for the last year to provide excellent transfer of knowledge and carry out high level engagements.
Head of Information Security Education, Bank of England
John is an established Information Technology trainer, with many years' experience in Further and Higher Education and training in both the private and the public sector. He has been integral in the implementation of the Bank of England's current security training programme, and is focused on the transition from passive compliance to active security. John has been a software trainer for most of his career, meaning he has a strongly honed sense of the frustrations normal people feel when faced with new technology. Training is, after all, mostly watching people make mistakes because of unfamiliarity. (And then helping them!) Passionate about explaining the WHY as well as the HOW and a strong advocate that if it doesn't look pretty (or at least professional) people will gloss over it.
John Davies is the Managing Director of Pervade Software, an independent software vendor recognised as one of "The Most Innovative Cyber Security Companies in the UK" in a competition run by UK Govt and TechUK.
John is a regular keynote speaker at cyber events across Europe, and recently represented the UK Cyber Security Forum at the CYBERSEC EU event in Krakow. He is the co-founder and Chair of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster, the largest cluster of its kind in the UK, pro-actively supporting the UK National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK the safest place to do business in cyberspace. John is also a member of the executive committee of Airbus EndeavR Wales, a joint venture between Welsh government, leading universities and Airbus, in the role of small business champion.
He is committed to helping to close the skills gap in cyber security by participating on the Curriculum Advisory Boards of both Cardiff University and the University of South Wales and regularly runs sessions for the National Cyber Security Academy in Newport. He is a certified GDPR Practitioner has recently been invited onto the Steering Committee of the GDPR Alliance committed to ensuring that businesses are aware of and compliant with the new EU data protection laws. Leveraging his military background, John plays an active role in helping military personnel and their families as the Chairman of the Regional Employer Engagement Board for the Armed Forces in Wales as well as raising money for armed forces charities through his passion for cycling.
The "Must Do’s" of Cyber Security - practical advice for SME's from the Wales Cyber Security Clusters (let me know if you’d like this to be longer)
Partner Technical Enablement Manager
Mark Oldroyd is SailPoint’s Partner Technical Enablement Lead in Europe and is responsible for all technical pre-sales education and training across SailPoint’s extensive partner community. With over five years tenure with SailPoint, Mark has worked in both partner-facing and direct sales engineering roles.
With well over 13 years of experience in the Identity Management and Security space, Mark has worked with many leading technology vendors and solution providers, and now ensures the delivery of SailPoint’s world-class technical services to some of the largest strategic integrators and partners in Europe.
Brian has over 30 years of IT industry experience across multiple disciplines and organisations ranging from small vendors through to multinational enterprises. As well as an extensive IT knowledge both in process and technology, Brian is also a regular speaker at industry events as well as a regular contributor to the industry press
Founder, owner and MD of award-winning SME Risk Evolves, Helen previously worked in the IT industry in a variety of different sectors, including eighteen years in high-profile risk-management roles for a global technology company. Now recognised as a leader in the areas of risk management and operational improvement, Helen works as a consultant with companies in senior governance, risk and compliance roles. A member of the British Standards Institute and of the BSI Committee creating a new guidance standard to assist organisations to become cyber resilient, Helen regularly delivers talks and workshops on cyber security in conjunction with such organisations as Nat West Bank and West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit. While she clearly advocates improvements in technology and process development, her particular passion is a focus on the people involved.
Dave has been involved in running conferences, seminars and award ceremonies for over twenty years. He is also a football reporter with BBC radio and can be heard commentating on games throughout the football season.
During his career as a Master of Ceremonies (MC) Dave has presented alongside the Royal Family, members of the Government and a host of industry leaders and VIPs from the world of business, television and sport.
Before turning professional as an MC, Dave worked in the field of community safety and crime prevention.
From 2003 to 2006 he was the Street Crime Coordinator for the Home Office, West Midlands Region, working with the Office of the Prime Minister, West Midlands Police and service providers to reduce street crime.
Prior to this he spent ten years as a Programme Manager and Senior Consultant with Crime Concern, delivering training and other services to schools, local authorities and police departments across the UK to help them develop crime prevention projects.
Dave has worked in IT security for the past 18 years, the majority of that time as an engineer, building and deploying control systems across all major industries throughout EMEA. In the past few years his efforts have been focused on advanced detection and response technologies gaining extensive experience in preventing and responding to high impact breaches.