Professionalisation of the cybersecurity industry | SASIG
Forgotten your password?

Thursday 16 November 2023, 9.30am – 4pm (GMT)

In person – Central London
Live stream (10am – 3pm)

 In conjunction with                            Kindly hosted by

Cybersecurity is a relatively novel profession that has evolved quickly from a rather narrow focus on IT security administration, to high-level business risk management. Around it has emerged a fledgling and still-immature education structure and career path for the cybersecurity professional. There are increasing skills shortages, wage disparities, turbulence, and a lack of diversity across the cybersecurity landscape.

At this SASIG event, we identified and addressed the complex challenges currently surrounding the cybersecurity professional’s role and career, drawing together SASIG’s ongoing themes of collaboration, communication, and leadership:

  • There is much talk about the professionalisation of the cybersecurity industry, but what does this look like, what are we doing about it, and how do we achieve faster progress towards it?
  • How and from where do we attract and train new talent, and how do we ensure structured progress from apprentice/graduate to the most senior appointment?

At the end of the conference, representatives from the UK Cyber Security Council Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team hosted an informal meet and greet drinks reception. Delegates were able to network and raise questions on the work of the Council. There was also the opportunity to hear from Council Showcase members, Fortra and ISC2.

All SASIG events operate under the Chatham House Rule, and there is no charge to attend.

Presentations on the day include:

Welcome and introductions
Martin Smith (info), MBE Founder and Chairman, The SASIG
Bryan Lillie, Strategic Technical Lead, UK Cyber Security Council

The story so far…
John Madelin (info), CEO, Cyber Balance

The UK Cyber Security Council (UK CSC)
Bryan Lillie, Strategic Technical Lead, UK Cyber Security Council

Panel session: Pulling together
Facilitated by Martin Tyley (info), Head of Cyber Security, KPMG
Charles White, CEO, CyberScheme
Andrew Gudgeon OBE (info), Head of Enterprise Risk Management and Operational Risk (UKI), Zurich Insurance Company
Annmarie Dann, Director of Professional Standards, UK Cyber Security Council

Panel session: Ready-cooked resource – A recipe for disaster
Facilitated by Annick O’Brien, VP Operations, CybSafe
Andy Jones, Director Strategy, The Cyber Scheme, and Chair of the Professional Standards Working Group, UK Cyber Security Council
Sonja Lewis, Head of Qualifications & Careers, UK Cyber Security Council
Amanda Finch, CEO, Chartered Institute of Information Security
John Burnett, Cyber Security Consultancy Lead, Financial Conduct Authority

Panel session: Achieving formal, accredited status for the cybersecurity profession
Facilitated by Martin Smith MBE, Founder and Chairman, The SASIG
Annmarie Dann, Director of Professional Standards, UK Cyber Security Council
Dr Robyn Remke, Co-Director Cyber Security EMBA, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Lancaster University Management School
Bryan Lillie, Strategic Technical Lead, UK Cyber Security Council
Chris Ensor, Deputy Director for Cyber Growth, NCSC
Mike Hughes, Immediate Past President, ISACA Central UK

Log in to watch the webinar on demand

Log in here
This website uses cookies, by continuing to use the site you agree to using cookies. Continue