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The session will explore the practical challenges of cyber security in SMEs and provide guidance and suggestions for risk mitigation in some key areas - specifically, 

  • Employee Training & Awareness and 
  • Monitoring Contractors, Outsourcing and Procurement. 

Training staff is an invaluable first line of defence against many of the most common and prevalent cyber threats faced by businesses and individuals alike.  Understanding the best way to approach awareness and regular training programs, is a vital part of any security strategy. SMEs will frequently turn to third party and outsourced services for a variety of disciplines. Understanding the need for due diligence and risk assessment of processes, is vital. In an interconnected world, we are rarely far removed from our supply chain and those who have access to our systems and information assets can inadvertently offer threat. Third party security therefore should not be left to chance or luck.



When
Tuesday, 25 April, 2017 - 12:30 - 13:30
Mike Gillespie

Managing Director and Co-Founder of Advent IM ltd, Director Cyber Strategy & Research of the Security Institute and Vice President of the Centre for Strategic Cyperspace + Security Science (CSCSS)

Mike is an experienced, senior information security practitioner of many years’ standing and is well versed in the threat to organisational information assets. An active member of the Security Institute since 2008, Mike was voted onto the board of Directors in 2013 and given special responsibility for Cyber Research and Strategy. Recently, having been a member of the CSCSS Global Cyber Security Select Committee for some time, he has been asked to take on the role of Vice President of CSCSS and assist the organisation with continuing to promote thought leadership and awareness to a global audience on the current threats to organisational information assets emanating from cyberspace. As a subject matter expert Mike is called upon regularly to speak at events and contribute editorial, including for the BBC and The Sunday Times as well as regular industry media. He is also part of the editorial board for Professional Security Magazine.