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Flagship Event

The IoD Cyber Security Summit 2017

27 Mar 2017
Institute of Directors, LONDON

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From suspicious hacks during the American election to the downfall of adultery websites, cyber security is never far from the headlines – but what does it mean for the millions of small- and medium-sized businesses who power the economy?

This morning briefing will cover not just the emerging global and national trends in the cyber crime arena, but provide practical steps on what you can do for your business straight away to meet what might be the defining business challenge of the 21st century. With insights from experts in the field, as well as the politicians who matter, this is an event not to be missed for those looking to face down the threats of the cyber criminals.

Why you must attend

  • Be prepared, protect your business - Cybercrime is on the rise, and more than ever, SMEs are bearing the brunt of attacks. Ensure you and your business are fully prepared to deal with these threats before they happen

  • Understand cyber trends – Get up to speed with the top trends in cyber security and gain insights from key industry experts and politicians

  • Real-life scenarios - Hear real-life cases of cyber hacks from those in the know, and understand how these were dealt with

  • Leave with a comprehensive toolkit - Go home with professional advice for your business, including the new IoD Cyber Security Report and an exclusive cybercrime briefing pack, crafted by the IoD’s in-house experts

Key details

Date & time: 27 Mar 2017 09:00 - 14:00
Location: Institute of Directors, LONDON
CPD Hours:

Prices from

50.00 GBP + VAT - Member rate
60.00 GBP + VAT - Non-member rate

Event manager:
Laura Jumnoodoo
Contact phone:
0207 766 8919



Registration and breakfast


Welcome and introduction

James Sproule, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, IoD


Why cyber security matters

Troels Oerting, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Barclays


How government and business can work together

Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture


Introduction and summary of IoD report

Professor Richard Benham, Chairman, ‎The National Cyber Management Centre


Panel session: The state of cyber security today

  • Troels Oerting, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Barclays 
  • Joe Lynam, Business Presenter/Correspondent, BBC
  • Emma Carr, Head of Technology, Hanover Communications

  • What are today’s threats to British businesses? A new report from the IoD demonstrates that while businesses understand that cyber-attacks are a worry, they remain over-confident about the use of public wifi, VPNs, and often do not know who to turn to when attacked. This panel will see two eminent cyber security personalities comment on the findings of the IoD’s report and the ‘state of play’ in cyber security across the business community.


    The future of cyber threats

    Sir George Zambellas, Founder and CEO, CobWeb Cyber Security


    Mid-morning refreshments


    How ready is your business when it comes to the cyber threat?

    Richard Kelly, Senior Cyber Underwriter, Hiscox


    Panel session: practical steps you can take for your business

    Sponsored by BSI

  • Dr Jessica Barker, Director, J L Barker Ltd
  • Ian Dyson, Commissioner, City of London Police
  • Emma Green, Head of Wider Economy and Society Engagement and Secure by Default Project Team
  • Tom Saunders, CIO, BSI

  • Business clearly understand that cyber security is an issue they need to be alive to – but what practical steps can they take to protect themselves today? Our experts outline options around insurance, cyber training for staff, and share best practice for business leaders to take back to their own firms.

    12.35pm When Governments play! 

    Etienne Greeff, CTO, SecureData

    12.55pm Closing remarks

    James Sproule, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, IoD


    Lunch and networking


    Host: James Sproule, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, IoD

    James Sproule has been Chief Economist and Director of Policy for the Institute of Directors since January 2014. Prior to joining the IoD James lead Accenture’s UK Research and global Capital Markets Research where he focused on Thought Leadership. He started his financial career as a merchant bank economist working with both Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort, and eventually helped to found the boutique bank Augusta and Company. Before embarking on a career in economics, James was a signals officer in the Royal Navy.

    Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and CultureMatt Hancock MP

    Matt Hancock was appointed Minister of State responsible for digital and culture policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on 15 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for West Suffolk on 6 May 2010. In addition to cyber security and cyber resilience, his responsibilities include the arts, broadband rollout, culture, the creative industries, data protection and the Government’s digital strategy. In September 2012 Matt was asked to become Minister for Skills in the Department for Business and Department for Education. In September 2013 he was promoted to become Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, and served as Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy from July 2014 to May 2015. Matt then served as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General from May 2015 until July 2016.

    Professor Richard Benham, Chairman, ‎The National Cyber Management Centre

    Richard Benham was the world’s first formal Professor of Cyber Security Management, lecturing at Coventry Business School and at the UK’s National Cyber Skills Centre where he is Professor in Residence. He is also a Visiting Professor in Policing at Staffordshire University and also in Cyber Security Management at the University of Gloucestershire. Professor Benham has 30 years’ experience in banking, law enforcement and cybernetics. In 2013 he published “The Cyber Ripple Theory®” which is widely recognised as the World’s first Cyber Management Theory and includes the human elements of Cyber Security. He is the author of The National MBA in Cyber Security, The National Cyber Awareness Course and Cyber in the Boardroom®.

    Emma Carr, Head of Technology, Hanover Communications

    Emma Carr Hanover Communications
    Emma provides strategic political and public affairs advice to Hanover’s technology, media and telecoms clients. She also leads on Hanover’s cyber security offering, helping companies navigate the strategic and reputational challenges that a cyber attack can bring. Previously Emma was Director of the privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch, where she led the NGO’s campaigns. She regularly appeared in the media, including on Sky News, BBC News, BBC Newsnight and Radio 4 Today. Emma was also named one of PR Weeks 30 under 30 in 2015.

    Joe Lynam, Business Presenter/Correspondent, BBC

    Joe Lynam BBC
    Joe joined the BBC as a junior 'meet ‘n greet' in 2001 but has risen to become one of the most respected correspondents for business and economics news across all the BBC’s national and global outlets. Joe features regularly on the main One, Six and Ten O’clock TV news bulletins, BBC World News, Radio Five Live as well as regularly presenting the business news on Radio 4’s flagship Today programme. Joe was awarded the prestigious ‘Wincott Prize’ for journalism in 2016. He was was shortlisted for the ‘Journalist of the Year’ award by the Royal Statistical Society as well as ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ at the Headline Money Awards.

    Troels Oerting, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Barclays

    Troels is the Chief Information and Security Officer at Barclays. He has more than 35 years’ experience in Law Enforcement - the last 15 in senior management positions in Danish and International police organizations with a focus on ICT security. He is the former Director of Danish NCIS, National Crime Squad, SOCA and Director of operations in Danish Security Intelligence Service. Assistant Director in Europol's IMT Department, Assistant Director in Europol's Operational Department and Head of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and acting Head of Europol's Counter Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Centre.

    Sir George Zambellas, Founder and CEO, CobWeb Cyber Security

    Sir George Zambellas is Founder and CEO of CobWeb Cyber Security. As former First Sea Lord, he set the Royal Navy's cyber policy to prepare the Service for the acquisition of many billions of pounds worth of leading edge technical equipment, including new carriers and nuclear submarines, as well as the personnel data and operational IP that directly supports delivery of capability. So, he knows the risk. Sir George will outline the mechanisms that best allow business to grip the challenge without being overwhelmed, to hold CEOs to account for their cyber leadership, and to recognise that only a whole-of-business approach in the expanding world of the Internet of Things is enough to protect the most precious and valued components of an enterprise.

    Dr Jessica Barker, Director, J L Barker Ltd

    Dr Jessica Barker specialises in the human side of cyber security. Running her own consultancy business, Jessica is engaged by organisations of all sizes, from large multi-national companies to SMEs, across the defence, health, financial and retail sectors. She advises organisations how they can keep their information safe while getting the most out of it. Jessica’s consultancy work involves leading and delivering information security audits, from which she develops roadmaps which take organisations on a journey of improved cyber security maturity. Jessica also specialises in learning and development packages which raise cyber security awareness and improve behaviours.

    Richard Kelly, Senior Cyber Underwriter, Hiscox

    Richard became a senior underwriter in the Hiscox specialist technology and cyber team in 2016, following seven years with another technology insurer. Richard’s role at Hiscox includes reviewing and refreshing the Hiscox technology and cyber proposition in a rapidly changing environment; educating underwriters, brokers and clients of the role of cyber and data risks cover through training and seminars; managing the performance of the Hiscox technology and cyber portfolios; and assessing and underwriting risks. Hiscox is proud to now insure over 40,000 clients within this sector in the UK and Ireland.

    Ian Dyson, Commissioner, City of London Police

    Ian Dyson joined the City of London Police as Commander in September 2010 leading initially on organisational change, and later as the chief officer lead on Economic Crime, expanding the force’s national fraud responsibilities. He was also the National Police lead for Contact Management and led the national roll out for the 101 non-emergency number. Two years later he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner leading cultural change, leadership and development within the Force. His portfolio covered Performance Management, Business Continuity, the Transformation Programme and Strategic Development. He is the National Policing Lead on Information Assurance. He was promoted to Commissioner on 3rd January 2016.

    Emma Green, Head of Wider Economy and Society Engagement, Cyber Security - Department for Media, Culture and Sport

    Emma Green is Head of the Cyber Security Economy and Society Engagement Team in Department for Culture, Media and Sport. She has responsibility for the Government’s work to improve cyber security across the economy and ensure all organisations have in place appropriate measures to detect cyber attacks and to protect themselves and their customers from malicious online activity. Emma has extensive experience as a policy professional in departments including the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

    Etienne Greeff, CTO, SecureData

    Etienne Greeff is one of the early pioneers of the information security industry who has spent over 20 years promoting the innovative use of technology and services to solve complex customer issues. Having joined the company in 2001, he has overseen its transformation from an $8million business to a circa $50million operation and has a strategy in place to grow the business through the development of proprietary security intelligence alongside innovative technology and expert services. Prior to SecureData, Etienne has founded, grown and successfully exited a number of information security businesses. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.

    Tom Saunders, Group Chief Information Officer, BSI

    Tom recently joined BSI (British Standards Institution) as Group Chief Information Officer and is currently responsible for leading BSI’s technology organization, delivering IT systems, services, infrastructure, development and governance to the entire business. With extensive experience in performance improvements, transformations and recoveries, Tom also has a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge. Tom’s senior level information security and technology roles over the last twenty years have included business change, IT and Information security, and technology leadership for numerous high-profile public and private sector organizations. Prior to becoming Group CIO at BSI, Tom held senior positions in UK and global organizations including Barclays, HBOS, the Home Office, UK Ministry of Defence and the Co-op Bank.

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    Sponsored by Barclays Digital Eagles, BSI, Hiscox and SecureData

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