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'It's Christmas' London Chapter Meeting


Thursday, 8 December 2016 from 16:30 to 21:00 (GMT)

'It's Christmas' London Chapter Meeting

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You are all warmly welcomed to the ISSA-UK Christmas Meeting. As usual we will be welcoming some of the UK's top cyber security speakers and we thank Grant Thornton for hosting this event.

We conclude the event with 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 - register today!

4:30 - Registration and Refreshments

5.00 - Opening, Gabe Chomic - ISSA-UK President

5.10 - 'Keep Calm and Find your Data' - Darron Gibbard, CTSO, Qualys 

5.40 - Panel Session, chaired by Thomas Fischer, ISSA-UK with Tim Grievson, Chief Cyber & Security Strategist, HPE Software,  Martin Sugden, CEO, Bolden James, 

What is Data Classification and How to get it Right? A Roundtable


GDPR is less than two years away. In our summer chapter meeting, an interesting discussion was initiated on how does one do data classification. Beyond GDPR, the purpose of data classification is to establish a framework for categorising data based on its level of sensitivity, value and criticality to the organisation. The foundation of data classification for any purpose to provide a documented map of what is important in your organisation to ultimately drive better enhanced data security and meet criteria for compliance.

For our December meeting, we'd like to revisit the subject of data classification with an interactive roundtable. We will introduce the roundtable with a short brief on the different ways of classifying data and then open the floor up to discuss different experiences, issues experienced and methodologies used. Bring your questions and let's discuss

6.10 -  Refreshment and Networking break

6.25 - Jim Shields, Twist & Shout 

Jim Shields makes fun of Information Security. That’s why people take him so seriously when it comes to user awareness and behaviour. After 25 years running a successful independent film production company, he’s learned a thing or two about what makes people tick, and more recently (say, 11 years) he’s applied the dynamics of comedy to the problem of getting the attention of employees, and persuading them to change their ways. He has created security awareness campaigns for Barclays, Sony, Warner bros (three years running), Alcatel-Lucent, News International, Symantec, Verizon and Estee Lauder – among others. Two years ago he created “Restricted Intelligence” – the world’s first sitcom about information security, now used worldwide by some of the biggest brands on the planet. His campaigns have won awards in both the security industry and the communications world, and he practices improvised comedy whenever he can because he believes everyone should “put themselves in harm’s way” at least once a month. Jim lives in leafy north-west Leicestershire, with his long-suffering wife and two hilarious young children.

7.00 - Presidents Closing Thoughts with election results announced.  Christmas Drinks And Canapes at Grant Thornton will then be served. 

9.00 - Event Close

Note: Registrants should be aware that photographs may be taken 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 'It's Christmas' London Chapter Meeting? Contact ISSA-UK

When & Where

Grant Thornton
30 Finsbury Square
EC2A 1AG London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 8 December 2016 from 16:30 to 21:00 (GMT)

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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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