You are all warmly welcomed to the December 2015 ISSA-UK Christmas London Chapter Meeting & Festive Drinks. As usual we will be welcoming some of the UK's top cyber security speakers and we thank Grant Thornton and 2-sec for sponsoring this event.
As it's Christmas, we've invited award-winning comedian Bennett Arron to give us his views on identity theft. In fact, Bennett went the whole way and got his identify stolen and takes a poignant reflection on events that took years to resolve.
We conclude the event with festive drinks and networking, where you will get the opportunity to meet with your peers and discuss your cyber security challenges in an informal atmosphere.
3 CPE points will be awarded for attending the whole session!
4:30 - Registration and Refreshments
5.00 - Opening, Gabe Chomic - ISSA-UK President
5.10 - Ami Luttwak, Co-founder & CTO, Adallom - 'Phishing by the SEA'
Ami Luttwak is co-founder and CTO at Adallom. Prior to Adallom, Ami was a senior software architect at Phonaris, where he designed the architecture and led the development of the Phonaris agents for mobile platforms. Earlier in his career, Ami served as R&D leader and section CTO in the Israeli Intelligence Corps. He is a graduate of the Talpiot military academy, and has an M.S.c in Computer Science of the Hebrew University.
5.40 - Jason Steer, Solutions Architect, Menlo Security - 'Isolation - How To Effectively Isolate Web & Mail Bourne Threats, and Protect Employees From Cyber Attacks'
Jason is an engineer at heart – he has built and broken computer networks since 1996. Jason has worked at a number of successful security vendors over the past 15 years, including IronPort, Veracode & FireEye.
6.10 - Glenn Blufff, Grant Thornton, Associate Director - 'Automotive IT Security'
Glenn is an expert in IT security and IT cyber risk. He was the founder of eSupport.com, now part of a major technology group, Phoenix Inc. and has developed several web enabled applications (DriverMagic), cloud solutions and bespoke technologies; including anti-hacking products such as HijackthisPro and KillBoxPro.
6.30 - Refreshement Break
6.40 - Bennett Arron, Comedian 'It Wasn't Me, It Was Bennett Arron!'
Several years ago, award-winning writer and stand-up comedian Bennett Arron was in serious debt. He owed thousands of pounds to mobile phone companies, catalogues and department stores. Only it wasn’t him. Bennett was a victim of Identity Theft, the fastest growing crime in the UK. This theft resulted in Bennett and his pregnant wife becoming penniless and homeless. Years later, Bennett wrote a comedy show about his experience. The show was critically acclaimed at the Edinburgh Festival and led to Bennett being asked to direct and present a Documentary for Channel 4. The Documentary, How To Steal An Identity, was Pick of The Week in The Guardian and The Telegraph and was called ‘Fascinating and Disturbing’ by the TV Times. You can buy a copy of Bennett's book at the event.
7.00 - Presidents Closing Thoughts Followed By Festive Networking Drinks And Canapes Sponsored By 2-sec. Data Eliminate will also be at the event if anyone has any drives/devices to shred free of charge!
9.00 - Event Close
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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.