The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) was founded in 2004 by Martin Smith MBE FSyI as a subscription-free networking forum for those front-line security professionals who wanted to share their thoughts and opinions about the softer issues of cybersecurity and fraud prevention.
In its early days SASIG was a forum for its members to share experiences and exchange ideas to mitigate security risks with improved awareness. The first meeting, no more than a dozen strong, met in the boardroom of the old Reuters building in London’s Fleet Street. Over the years SASIG has successfully grown into a significant events organisation in its own right, becoming a powerful networking movement for thousands of security professionals. SASIG now facilitates meetings of various sizes and formats to discuss the most challenging cybersecurity issues. There is no charge to attend any SASIG event. We have always attracted speakers of the highest calibre who volunteer their services for free. Members host our meetings; there are no sponsors to answer to and no hidden agendas to satisfy.
Our themed meetings have a strong focus on relevant case studies and honest first-hand experiences. Additional events focus on specific sectors and we also hold regular regional meetings. 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 CSOs and CISOs. We continue to develop our programme further to include a range of markets and subject areas, so suggestions for future events are always welcome.
Whilst we have had to pause our in-person events for the moment, we have very successfully moved all our activities into online webinars. We are now presenting a daily showcase of presentations, panel sessions and discussions to our membership.
With audiences upwards of 200 members at events, which we have been delighted with and have even extended our reach to new members from around the world and can continue to offer the content that our members seek. In addition, we have now launched an online LinkedIn forum “The Cybersecurity Forum” by the SASIG where the conversations can continue.
At its core, SASIG fosters the environment where security and other professionals across all industries can gather together privately to explore contentious and challenging cybersecurity issues in greater detail.
Apply for SASIG membership
Due to the nature of our events, attendees must be approved SASIG members. Application is simple and in most cases a decision is made on your application within one to two working days.