#ArtofPossible: Cybercrime in Business - Hacking the Hacker

#ArtofPossible: Cybercrime in Business - Hacking the Hacker

Actions and Detail Panel


Date and time


Everyman Glasgow

Unit 3 - 5, Princes Square

Buchanan St


G1 3JN

United Kingdom

View map

Join our community of innovators and entrepreneurs for the next edition of our award-winning event series, Art of Possible (in-person)

About this event

Cybercrime in Business: Hacking the Hacker

Costing $1 trillion to the global economy, cybercrime now represents the top business concern in 2022.

No matter your sector or your size, it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ your company or organisation will be targeted, but “when”. Cyber-attacks are not only financially costly, they can also evoke mistrust and reputational damage. Attacks increased by 125% during the pandemic with around a third of UK business experiencing cyber-attacks or breaches once a week.

At our September #ArtofPossible, you will hear from top experts on current threats, practical support available, and how to beat the hackers by thinking like one. We will also meet leading cyber disruptors helping leaders to prepare against future cyber shocks.

As ever, our interactive panel discussion will be followed by the opportunity to meet your fellow attendees and speakers over drinks and bites.


  • 14.30 - 15.00 - Guests Arrive & Networking
  • 15.00 - Panel Discussion
  • 16.00 - Audience Q&A
  • 16.30 - 17.30 Networking with Drinks & Bites

Please note these times are a rough guide and are subject to change on the day.

Meet the panel

  • Chaired by Dr Natalie Coull, Head of Division of Cyber Security, School of design at Abertay University, and Non-exec Director at Droman Solutions

Dr Coull was responsible for developing the bachelors in Digital Forensics and the NCSC Certified Masters in Ethical Hacking, her research interests include secure coding, digital watermarks and computer memory-based security concerns. Natalie is actively engaged in outreach, including promoting female participation in the sector. Natalie graduated from University of St Andrews before being appointed as a Lecturer in Ethical Hacking in 2008 at Abertay. Natalie is one of the founders of CISSE UK – an organisation created to bring together those interested in cybersecurity education across the UK, and provide a platform for sharing best practice and resources with the wider academic community.

Website | LinkedIn

  • Mike Smith, Incident Response & Threat Intelligence Manager, Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC)

Mike is a retired police officer of 31 years working primarily in Edinburgh in front line roles and a national doorstep crime initiative. For the last 7 years Mike worked in Cybercrime roles, first as a Cyber Protect officer working in the business prevention and resilience arena primarily promoting Cyber essentials and its framework, before moving to an operational Cyber investigative role with law enforcement across various countries. Now the Incident response & Threat Intelligence Manager at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre he is responsible for the management of the UK’s first Cyber Incident Response Helpline, setup in partnership with Scottish Government and Police Scotland.

Website | LinkedIn

  • Dr Karen Renaud, University of Strathclyde

Karen Renaud is a Scottish computing Scientist, working on all aspects of Human-Centred Security and Privacy. Her research has been funded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineers, EPSRC and the Fulbright Commission. She is particularly interested in deploying behavioural science techniques to improve security behaviours, and in encouraging end-user privacy-preserving behaviours.

Website | LinkedIn

  • Xavier Bellekens, CEO, Lupovis

Xavier Bellekens, PhD, is the CEO of Lupovis.io, a start-up providing the next generation threat intelligence and cyber deception. Prior to Lupovis, Xavier lead of researchers pushing boundaries at the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence at Abertay University and the University of Strathclyde. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council advising on critical-infrastructures, maritime and naval cyber-security. Xavier is also the former Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group and the current Chair of the Cybersecurity Group.

Website | LinkedIn

Art of Possible

Now in its 6th year, the award-winning Art of Possible series brings together an eclectic community of innovators, creatives, academics, policy experts and entrepreneurs to explore how unexpected tech collaborations can bring about new ideas and innovations to tackle challenges we are facing in industry and society.

In the 2022 series we will focus on SMEs harnessing the trinity of the right tech, collaborative people power, and business practices impacting productivity, people and planet.

The Art of Possible series It is an official primer series for Scotland’s national innovation event, CAN DO Innovation Summit.

Stay up to date via LinkedIn, Twitter and sign up to our newsletter on our website here.

Share with friends