Midlands SASIG – Resilience: What impacts organisations? | SASIG
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Thursday 4 May 2023


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Making your organisation resilient is critical to meeting the security challenges in cyberspace. Resilience is the current buzzword in security, but what does it mean, and how can it be achieved?

In collaboration with BT and ISACA, this event explored the challenges that businesses in the Midlands (and beyond) face to make themselves more resilient to a cyber event. We explored the practical implications of an attack, what strategies can make your people more aware of the threats in cyberspace, and what support businesses can get to help you on the resilience path. There were contributions from the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre, West Midlands Police, and the new Department for Science, Innovation & Technology.

A recording for the day is now available. Apologies for the delay and some of the quality of the footage, we had some technical issues.

Presentations on the day included:

Opening keynote: Resilience – What impacts organisations?
Presented by Gaynor Rich, Group Director (VP) Cybersecurity Compliance and Deputy CISO, BT

Ransomware – Should I pay, or should I go?
Presented by Chris Recker (info), Senior Associate, Duane Morris

Nudges. A-nudge-r way to irritate your audience or a new way to drive awareness and behaviour change?
Presented by Ben Donaldson (info), Community Engagement Manager, CybSafe

Cyber forensics – Who did what to you, and how?
Presented by Vishvas Nayi, Chief Solution Architect, CyberQ Group

Debunking common myths around cloud security 
Presented by John Pease (info), Strategic Cloud Security Engineer – EMEA, SentinelOne

Information security and an operator of essential services: Challenges in a regulated sector
Presented by Debbie Fletcher, Information Security Manager, West Midlands Trains

Panel session: Building your organisation’s resilience – What’s there to help?
Facilitated by Stuart Frost BEM (info), Head of Enterprise Security & Risk Management, DWP
Vanessa Eyles (info), Director, Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands
Daljinder Mattu, Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Science, Innovation & Technology
Ed Trimbee (info), Detective Sergeant, Regional Cyber Crime Unit for West Midlands Region
Helen Barge, Cyber Security Representative, Federation of Small Businesses

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