Hotel Gotham, Manchester

CISO 360 Roundtable: Red Teaming

Wednesday 24 April 2024 | 17:30-21:30 | Hotel Gotham | Manchester
Welcome Reception – Private Members Club Outdoor Terrace

Dinner – The Strong Room | Hotel Gotham | Manchester

The current state of physical and cyber red teaming

Join us for an intimate gathering at Hotel Gotham in the wonderful city of Manchester to connect with CISO peers as we dive deep into tactics and strategies on the current state of physical and cyber red teaming.

In a post-COVID world, some mind-sets, attitudes and business decisions have reverted back to the thinking that physical and cyber red teaming exercises are not a necessity. Yet it goes without saying that we’re in a time of year on year growth of threats and attacks.

The main aim of any red team security exercise is to quickly help the client become more resilient by exercising and strengthening their blue (defensive) teams.  Red teaming on a frequent basis can significantly increase your resilience and reduce the impacts of a real breach and significant improvements can be made from the very first engagement.

Brought to you by Pulse Conferences and sponsored by QinetiQ, this exclusive dinner discussion will be hosted under the Chatham House Rule, ensuring candid and insightful exchanges. We will be discussing topics including how your organisation views physical and cyber red teaming and the frequency in which you undertake it.

Please R.S.V.P. below to confirm your complimentary place in this wonderful private dining setting.

We very much look forward to welcoming CISOs, Chief Security Officers, Intelligence Directors and senior cybersecurity and resilience practitioners as our guests, who are currently working in-house within medium to large enterprises.

Yours sincerely,

Team Pulse
Pulse Conferences

*Please note that the Roundtable places are open only to CISOs, Chief Security and Intelligence Officers and senior practitioners who are currently doing the job of securing mid to large size organisation where they currently work. 

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About QinetiQ

QinetiQ is an integrated global security and defence company. QinetiQ has been established as a Cyber Security service provider and thought leader for longer than almost any other company in the world, continually providing assurance and resilience for our customers in a collaborative way. We address today’s rapidly changing cyber security environment, with decades of experience protecting the most highly targeted organisations and securing the most critical operations. With our defence-grade solutions, rigorous threat checks and our understanding of defending against the most persistent threats, we can help you build digital resilience so you can face the future with greater certainty.

Discussion will be co-steered by a fellow CISO alongside:

James Mason, Enterprise Security, QinetiQ

James Mason has been working in Information Security for over a decade, specialising in pen testing and advanced attack simulation, working with the world’s first formally dedicated pen test team (MoD) and one of the world’s first red teams (formed circa 2000), who have proudly never unwillingly shown a “Get out of jail free card” in 24 years. Inspired by some of the best hackers out there, James quickly progressed to a member of QinetiQ’s red team. For over a decade, James has successfully infiltrated some of the largest banks, insurance, legal, CNI & other sensitive environments and is proud of his “never been caught record” too. James is extremely passionate about red teaming and the positive values a single exercise can bring to an organisation, its staff and their customers.

Approximate Timings

17:30-18:30       Guests arrive and welcome drinks
18:30-21:00       Discussion while dinner is served
21:00-21:30       Conclusions, goodbyes and guests depart

Hotel Gotham | Manchester

Welcome Reception 17:30-18:30 – Private Members Club Outdoor Terrace
Dinner 18:30-21:30 – GILT The Strong Room | Hotel Gotham | Manchester

Hotel Gotham is an upmarket art deco-style venue offering chic rooms with vintage decor and private dining.

Gilt at the Hotel Gotham is an exclusive, underground function space found deep inside the former vaults of 100 King Street. Hidden behind the old bank vault doors, two floors beneath Manchester‘s iconic Hotel Gotham, the Strong Room is an extraordinary private dining room that is atmospherically reminiscent of the famous Parisian 1920s and 30s cabaret clubs and the secret bars of prohibition. An intimate venue ideal for private CISO 360 roundtable discussions. The Head Chef, Mr Rob Taylor and his brigade are serving modern international menus, with emphasis on fresh local produce and creativity. 

Gotham is located at 100 King Street in the central conservation area and is housed in one of the city’s grandest, listed buildings – a former premises of Midland Bank. Standing at the head of King Street, proudly atop the hill amidst architectural nods to the Grecian and Baroque, Hotel Gotham draws inspiration from these surroundings and rises up like an imposing castle of stone and steel. Designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1928 in the Art Deco style of the time, is it any wonder it was referred to as ‘The King’? In terms of architecture, the neoclassical design is unusual for Manchester. But we quite like that. We celebrate difference at Gotham. Hotel Gotham naturally draws attention to itself. It hit the national news in 2010 when it was alleged that safe deposit boxes containing jewellery and gold, not to mention master tapes from Joy Division and New Order recording sessions, were found on the site. Gotham is unpredictable and will make a statement. It will be a unique experience, a spectacular destination, with a taste for the theatrical. 

Address – Hotel Gotham
Located in central Manchester, we look forward to welcoming guests.
Hotel Gotham
100 King St
M2 4W


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