#CyberFest 21 - Cyber Security in a Rapidly Changing World

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Another year of high profile cyber attacks but what really happened and how the human element can be your biggest issue?

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Join us for the first event in the #CyberFest programme of 2021.


Welcome and introduction to CyberNorth - Phil Jackman, Dynamo North East

What’s happening out there? - Freha Arshad, Senior Manager, Accenture Security

What happened at Newcastle University? - Mark Ferrar, CIO, Newcastle University and Jason Bain, CISO, Newcastle University

Managing security in zero trust networks - Sam Hehir, Lead Security Architect, DWP Digital

'What lessons can we learn?' roundtable discussion

The impact of remote working: threats, opportunities and solutions for your business - Chris Fraser, Managing Director, Aspire Technology Solutions

Using open source intelligence in cyber security - Craig Hays, Security Architect, Greencore

Communicating cyber safety - the importance of having a conversation with your people and how you can do it - Danielle Phillips, Founder and Director, Inside Out Communications

Summary - Phil Jackman


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Full #CyberFest 21 Programme of Events

This event is part of the Catalysing Innovation in North East Clusters project, delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork and part-funded by ERDF.

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Organiser Dynamo North East

Organiser of #CyberFest 21 - Cyber Security in a Rapidly Changing World

Dynamo is an industry-led initiative with the core mission to ‘Grow the North East IT Economy’ through collaboration and innovation. We are a voice for the sector regionally and nationally; generating ‘noise’ to promote the region as a hotspot for IT/digital business.

With over 160 members, we are made up of IT organisations, large local corporate employers, consultants, technology hubs, education providers, local government and suppliers to the industry. We rely on the support of our region’s organisations to help us achieve regional IT growth, promote the North East externally, develop skills and education and support regional research and development.

We are passionate about our region and our sector and we work to ensure they both prosper.

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