As 2016 approaches, I thought it would be nice to look back on 2015 and share with you the Top 10 most viewed blog posts here on Cyber Matters. Let the countdown begin … Continue reading
That was the question that the IISP East Midlands branch tried to tackle recently at its forum in Leicester. The evening gave a chance for information security professionals across the region to get together to network with colleagues and discuss this most important of issues.
A couple of weeks ago I was asked to speak at Thomson Reuters, a multinational media and information firm, who were trying to get more of their young professionals interested in becoming Cyber Champions.
The Internet has revolutionised modern life. From the way we socialise, shop, work, learn and even the way we understand human behaviour with the emerging realm of big data analysis, as well as much more!
It has introduced so many great things to empower our day to day living.
However you do still have to be careful with how you interact with this publicly connected online world. I think Voltaire’s now cliché statement “with great power comes great responsibility” sums it up well.
On January 29, we held the second IISP meeting in the East Midlands, at the Institute of Directors in Nottingham, attended by close to 30 delegates.
The meeting was opened by Colin Powers with an introduction and explanation that some quick reshuffling of the agenda was in order as the main speakers train was running late. He also published the hash-tag #IISPEastMids, with delegates encouraged share their thoughts on the meeting live via twitter (these tweets are available as an archive).
On Sept 18th, Nexor and De Montfort University hosted the inaugural meeting of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) in the East Midlands. Twenty-five delegates were treated to a presentation and demonstration by Jay Abbott (Managing Director of Advanced Security Consulting Limited) on how easy it has become to play the role of a bad guy in Cyber Security.
Following on from the blog Digital Natives: Secure Collaboration in Team Defence 2020, Nexor was invited to produce a poster for the Annual Symposium of the Information Assurance Advisory Council.
Here’s the poster…