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Bristol Regional Meeting


Thursday, 30 June 2016 from 16:30 to 21:00 (BST)

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We are pleased to return to Bristol in late June at an event hosted by Grant Thornton. Guests are welcome and are encouraged to sign up for ISSA membership if you like what you see! This event will earn 2 CPE credits.

Directions & Parking: The event is hosted at Grant Thornton office in Victoria Street - further details can be found at this link


Registration (Tea & Coffee)


Welcome & Introduction – Alan Mercer, VP Regions, ISSA-UK

5.15 – 6.10pm

1 Kit, 8 Steps, 30 Days. How we Raised Application Security Awareness
- Andrew Thompson, Solutions Architect, Checkmarx (

We created an application security awareness kit for organisations to run a month long secure coding awareness enhancement program with their developers. We shipped 362 physical kits including an interactive quiz, giveaways and other incentives. During this session you will learn how to effectively educate developers on secure coding best practices, play an interactive gamified session and demonstrate your knowledge and win your very own secure development kits.

  • Learn how to engage developers with Application Security
  • View a case study about Application Security education, how it can be gamified and made interactive and appealing to any audience
  • Understand why developers are a core function in the cyber security world and why it is critical that they become more security aware

Based on this case study we started working on version 2 of our kit (rich with deliverables, resources and an all-inclusive instruction guide with recommendations), the previous one was our pilot.

Speaker BioWith over 20 years experience in IT, Andrew is an industry veteran. He started off working in IBM mainframes prior to spending several years as a Java programmer. Building on his lengthy career debugging code, Andrew’s current goal is helping development teams increase their debugging efficiency.

6.10 – 6.30pm

Break (Tea & Coffee)

6.30 – 7.25pm

“Imagine there’s no malware”
- Brett Raybould, Soultions Architect, Menlo Security (

Synopsis: There are now more than 1 billion websites in existence, with more than 100,000 additional ones created every day. The Web is the primary attack vector for the vast majority of malware today.

- A review of the findings of a recent Menlo Security Vulnerability report into the top 1m website and their security vulnerabilities.


- The risk of going to leading high profile European websites 


- An analysis of the current state of web security, it's evolution and why it is not effective in blocking modern malware attacks.


- An introduction to the concept of "Isolation Security'


- A demonstration of the innovation Menlo Security Isolation Platform, illustrating how to mitigate against common web-based malware attacks


Bio: Brett is currently a Solutions Architect for Menlo Security, having spent the previous 13 years at various Internet technology companies including Force Point (Websense) and more recently FireEye. Brett has worked with numerous organisations both large and small, helping to implement new technology and processes in order to reduce their overall security risk and improve their security capabilities.

7.20 – 9.00pm Networking & Refreshments
- Drinks & light refreshments kindly sponsored by Grant Thornton.

About Grant Thornton
- Grant Thornton LLP is the American member firm of Grant Thornton International, the sixth largest accounting network in the world by combined fee income. Grant Thornton LLP is the sixth largest U.S. accounting and advisory organization

 Note: Registrants should be aware that photographs may be taken at any ISSA event.  ISSA may use these photographs for marketing and promotional purposes, including inclusion on the ISSA Web site and in ISSA publications.  By completing the registration process, registrants consent to ISSA taking such photographs and using them for such purposes

Do you have questions about Bristol Regional Meeting? Contact ISSA-UK

When & Where

Grant Thornton
55-61 Victoria Street
BS1 6AD Harbourside
United Kingdom

Thursday, 30 June 2016 from 16:30 to 21:00 (BST)

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ISSA-UK is one of ISSA's largest chapters, and provides networking events and educational opportunities to our member base in London. Gabe Chomic was elected President in 2015, and chairs our events.

ISSA was founded in 1987 and is the longest standing association for cyber security professionals globally, with over 12,000 members.

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