Skills Festival 2 Agenda | SASIG
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Skills Festival 2 – Programme

Tuesday 12 October 2021

(All times BST)

Festival platform opens at 9.00am

9am – 10am

Arrival and networking

Introduction and welcome

10am – 10.15am

Martin Smith MBE Chairman and Founder, The SASIG
Joseph Wise Community Maker, The SASIG, and Founder, SASIG Gateway


Hello from SASIG Gateway

10.15am – 11am

SASIG Gateway committee

The Gateway team will give an insightful look into their unique paths that led to their security careers.


Demystifying (hopefully) jobs in cybersecurity

11am – 11.45am

Senior representative The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

A senior representative from NCSC joins us to demystify the varied and often confusing roles available in cybersecurity.


What it’s like working in cybersecurity at a large government department

11.45am – 12.30pm

Paul Owen Head of Cyber Security Innovation, Department for Work and Pensions
Darren Fellows Senior capability manager, Department for Work and Pensions

DWP representatives provide insight into what it takes to protect UK Government and its various departments from the ever-increasing cyber threat.

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Helping you make the right #CyberChoices and the opportunities available within Cyber

1.30pm – 2.15pm

Steph Frankish Cyber Choices Co-Ordinator, ERSOU

An insight into what’s legal and what’s not when practising your skills in cyber.


You’re already a cybersecurity professional, how do you progress through the ranks?

2.15pm– 3pm

Helen Rabe Global CISO, Abcam 330
Thom Langford Security Advocate, SentinelOne
Matthew Isbell Security Technical Specialist, Microsoft
Laura Louthan Virtual CISO, Angel Cybersecurity
Paul Norton Founder, Cyberhalo

Our expert panel of cybersecurity leaders give their advice on planning a successful cybersecurity career.


Doing things differently at MoD – Bug Bounty

3pm – 3.45pm

Christine Maxwell CISO, MoD

We hear how MoD is adopting new and challenging approaches to keep our armed forces safe from cyber threats, like the introduction of bug bounties.


An interview with Det Ch Supt Andrew Gould – How I got to where I am 

3.45pm – 4.30pm
Shaun Cheatham Chief Commercial Officer, Hays
Det Ch Supt Andrew Gould National Cyber Crime Programme Lead, National Police Chiefs’ Council

What does it take to become a national leader of cyber law enforcement? In this session, we hear straight from the horse’s mouth.


Thank you and conference close

4.30pm – 4.45pm

Martin Smith MBE Chairman and Founder, The SASIG
Joseph Wise Community Maker, The SASIG and Founder, SASIG Gateway

Networking on Jobs Fair

4.45pm – 5pm



End of Festival


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