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LGG & Agent Academy presents: Cyber Security

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17 Mann Island

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Our monthly meetups are back in full swing!

We’ve partnered with one of our favourite organisations, Agent Academy CIC, to bring you a new series of monthly events. Together we will bring you exciting new content, enhanced networking opportunities and of course inspirational speakers to motivate, educate and inspire.

This meet-up is for you if you want to discover what it’s really like to work in the tech and creative sector, would like to network with like-minded individuals, would like to learn about emerging technology, or if you are passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion.

This October we’re going to be hosting a panel on Cyber Secuirty. Our industry panel represents some of the best in the area - prepare to be inspired!

We encourage you to tweet during the event and to tag us using #LivTechMeetup.

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Panelists

Tessa Bridgeman, Cyber Security Analyst @ KPMG

Tessa joined the KPMG Cyber team in September 2017 and since then has undertaken several GDPR/Privacy engagements and 3rdparty supplier security audits. She has also constructed a Data Breach Incident Response Playbook for a major Home and Fashion retailer.

Prior to joining KPMG, Tessa has over 8 years experience working within IT based roles and most recently carried out work for Unilever as an IT Project Analyst, where she assisted with the management and co-ordination of several IT projects within the Mobile and Device department. Further to this, Tessa also has experience of implementing ITIL and has previously managed a large team of IT Service Desk Agents.

Dr Aine MacDermott, Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security & Internet of Things @ LJMU

Dr Áine MacDermott is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security and Internet of Things (IoT) at Liverpool John Moores University. Áine teaches on both the Computer Forensics and Computer Security programmes in the Department of Computer Science. She obtained her PhD in Network Security from Liverpool John Moores University in 2017, and a first class BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics in 2011. Previously, Áine worked as an Associate Tutor at Edge Hill University for two academic years, providing her personal knowledge and experience of Computer Science – in particular that of computer networking, digital forensics and cyber security. Academic research interests include the IoT, critical infrastructure protection, computer network security, collaborative intrusion detection in interconnected networks, and digital forensics – over 25 academic papers have been published to date, presenting and exhibiting both nationally and internationally.

Andrew Myers, Senior Developer @ IGOO

Andrew Myers is Senior developer at Igoo who are an eCommerce agency in Liverpool. Andrew wrote his first computer program at 7 years old on a Commodore 16 (+4) and has been tinkering with computers and other electronic systems ever since. After training to be a graphic designer Andrew followed his heart became web developer. Self taught, Andy has been in the web development industry for over 13 years and has worked for some of the largest web development companies in the UK.

He has a keen interest in all technology related topics spanning from AI to hacking to coding. As his career has matured he has naturally focused on eCommerce and the Magento eCommerce framework but is also a loud advocate (and occasional campaigner) for better on-line privacy and has advised and implemented privacy technology for various companies during his freelance days and for Igoo; including VPNs and PGP encryption on emails containing sensitive data. More recently he's taken up providing training by helping other developers with project work-flow, git-flow, robust and maintainable code from conventions such as S.O.L.I.D principles and, what is now known as, "The Agile Manifesto"; taking the lessons learned in the past and applying them to the future challenges of the industry.

Jessica Ingrey, Student @ Calderstones School

Jessica Ingrey was on the very first #LGGAcademy, where she discovered her passion for all things tech, especially Cyber Security. Jessica is now at Calderstones School's Sixth Form and is keen to pursue a career in Cyber Security. Since being on the Academy, Jessica has given a TEDx Talk, has spoken at Uni Global Union World Congress and has taken part in the Cyber Security Challenge UK.

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Martin Audcent, Chief Financial Officer @ SysGroup

Martin joined the SysGroup Board as Chief Financial Officer earlier this year to deliver on the next stage of growth. SysGroup is an AIM listed company and a leading provider of Managed IT Services, Cloud Hosting, and expert IT Consultancy, with its head office in Liverpool. Martin is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with PwC in 2000, and has held senior financial positions in the service and technology sectors. Prior to joining SysGroup, Martin was Associate Director of Finance and Group Financial Controller at NCC Group plc for four years. NCC is an international group which has a global expertise in cyber security and risk mitigation with a Head Office in Manchester

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Event timings:

18:00 - 18:30 - Welcome / Networking

18.30 - 19.15 - Panel debate

19:15 - 19:30 - Audience Q & A

19:30 - 20:00 - Networking, more drinks and close

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Venue: Avenue HQ

We host our events at accessible venues but if you require any special assistance just let us know and we will do all we can to accommodate you.

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