Our mission is to improve trust in the online environment
We are the Security Awareness Special Interest Group (the SASIG), a networking forum for the cybersecurity industry.
We are building a community of cybersecurity professionals, and support the development of the industry through a series of physical events, webinars and masterclasses. We aim to provide an environment where security professionals across all sectors can gather together privately to explore contentious and challenging cybersecurity issues in greater detail.
Since 2004 we have created a strong networking community for thousands of security professionals.
A safe space
We are committed to providing a space for cybersecurity professionals to gather safely and freely exchange views and concerns about the issues of affecting the industry.
With SASIG membership restricted to industry frontliners only, our events are a non-sales space, exclusively made up of security professionals with the exception of our vetted supporters who contribute to the community.
We enforce the Chatham House Rule at all of our physical events and members-only webinars.
The intention of the SASIG is to create a community, and therefore we foster an environment of supportiveness, informality and inclusivity.
Advancing industry knowledge
Our goal is to improve trust in the online environment and to harbour that trust we are committed to education and knowledge sharing throughout the community.
Our webinars and events feature high-calibre speakers from the cybersecurity industry and related sectors and are spaces where high levels of discussion and debate are fostered. We put a strong focus on relevant case studies and first-hand experiences.
With a focus on professional development, The Security Institute members earn two CPD points for every hour learning at a SASIG webinar, and ISACA members earn CPE points for every webinar they attend.
Events for you
Our cybersecurity events are designed with our members in mind. Both sector-specific and broader topic events and webinars are offered, and our physical events are held around the UK to bring its meetings to the UK’s regions.
SASIG has established specialised forums dedicated to HR, the management of security in the supply chain, nuclear security, retailing and more. We host closed meetings designed exclusively for senior cybersecurity professionals (CSO, CISO, DRO, SIRO, DSO), and we continue to develop our programme to include a range of markets and subject areas.
If you’re new to the industry, we have the SASIG Gateway programme focussed on nurturing the next generation of leaders.
Our events aren’t all about learning – we also hold cybersecurity industry social events: the annual gala dinner, Christmas luncheon and many in-between.
We strive to cover a range of key topics in the industry, including:
- cyber awareness/security awareness
- industry culture
- cyber threats
- threat intelligence
- cyber crime
- cyber attacks
- digital forensics
Although our events are focussed on the cybersecurity industry, we also run events covering issues pertinent but not exclusive to the industry, such as mental health and remote working.
“In 2004, I set up SASIG as a place for frontline security professionals to be able to gather, to safely and freely exchange views and concerns about the softer issues of cybersecurity. Now, over 15 years later, SASIG has established itself as a leading and credible voice of the corporate sector in addressing the more difficult and less tangible cybersecurity issues that others avoid. The level of debate at our meetings is consistently and extraordinarily revealing and rewarding. We would love to see you there.”