The Savoy, London

CISO 360 – Active Directory Dinner Roundtable

Securing Active Directory: How to Proactively Detect Attacks

Tuesday, 19 July, 17:30-21:30
Princess Ida & Patience Room
The Savoy, London 

You are invited to participate in this unique dinner roundtable discussion hosted at The Savoy in London. Guests will have the opportunity to benchmark approaches to mitigating the risks and vulnerabilities in the Active Directory.

Active Directory has become a primary target for advanced cyberattacks and ransomware groups yet it is rarely listed by CISOs protecting it as being a top priority. Behind many breach headline is an insecure Active Directory (AD) deployment. AD has become the favoured target for attackers to elevate privileges and facilitate lateral movement through leveraging known flaws and misconfigurations. Given the rapid change that a modern organisation’s architecture can undergoes, Active Directory security hygiene is a complex matter and the growing frequency with which attackers target it means that CISOs can no longer view it as a backburner item. With greater visibility into potential threat paths and exposures, CISOs can enable their security teams to take a more proactive approach before they can escalate their attacks.

This roundtable discussion will see CISOs compare experiences and mitigations and what should be considered when evaluating security partners. The discussion is driven by the participating guests themselves, but talking points are certain to include:

  • What are the top Active Directory questions a CISO should be asking?
  • How can we give stakeholders visibility of corporate cybersecurity risks?
  • What underlying issues are affecting our Active Directory? How can they be remediated?
  • Identifying dangerous trust relationships
  • Detecting and responding to Active Directory attacks in real time
  • Mitigating the risk of misconfigurations
  • Is Active Directory the CISO’s Achilles heel?
  • Where are the business leverages for CISOs with Active Directory? What metrics are we using?
  • Protecting Active Directory infrastructures with limited resources
  • How do we integrate Active Directory with risk-based vulnerability management?
  • What are the key challenges for CISOs with Active Directory?

Hosted by Pulse Conferences and kindly sponsored by Tenable, we are delighted to welcome co-speakers who will co-steer a group discussion that is conducted under The Chatham House Rule of non-attribution. Pulse Conferences is your host for the evening. 

Please R.S.V.P. soonest to confirm your place at the table. There is no cost to attend this event. Confirmations will be done on a ‘first to confirm’ basis.

We look look forward to meeting you for what promises to be a dynamic discussion with peers and a memorable culinary experience at the iconic venue that is The Savoy. 

Yours sincerely,

Team Pulse
Pulse Conferences

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


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About Tenable

Tenable® is the Cyber Exposure company. Approximately 40,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include approximately 60 percent of the Fortune 500, approximately 40 percent of the Global 2000, and large government agencies.


Bernard Montel, EMEA Technical Director and Security Strategist, Tenable

With over 20 years in the security industry, Bernard Montel is Technical Director at Tenable. His expertise includes cryptography, Identity & Access Management, and SOC domains. Bernard has published numerous articles and is regularly invited to speak about cybersecurity providing insight into current cybersecurity threats, cyber risk management, and cyber exposure.  Before joining Tenable, Bernard held the position of EMEA Field CTO for RSA, where he played a leading role within its Threat Detection & Response department. He has significant experience advising both large and medium size organizations on cybersecurity best practices.  Bernard holds a Master of Science in Network and Security and a Master 2 degree in Artificial Intelligence.

Stephen Khan, Global CISO, Hargreaves Lansdown

Stephen is an experienced senior leader and corporate executive with over 20+ years of cross sector experience implementing successful cyber programmes in demanding global environments including Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, and Healthcare (HSBC, RBS, GSK, SIEMENS). He provides strategic vision, leadership, and technology expertise with a proven track record for effective cyber risk management and digital business enablement. With deep technical expertise in cyber security and enterprise cyber security risk management, Stephen has built a strong track record of creating and leading global strategic change initiatives to drive tangible digital business benefits and outcomes. Prior to his current role, Stephen was Global Head of Technology and Cyber Security Risk; Security Architecture & Engineering at HSBC. Before this, Stephen was at RBS and held the position of Global Head Security Strategy, Architecture and Engineering; and Global Head of Security Transformation programmes. He is currently Chairman of an executive cyber industry forum (ClubCISO) and Chairman of both The White Hat Ball, which has raised £2m+ over the last 15 years to support UK NSPCC and The White Hat Rally which supports Barnardo’s, a UK charity. He is also a Board member of RISCS which is funded by UK National Cyber Security Centre, a partnership between public, private, and academic organisations to support development of key areas which advanced cyber security across organisations.

The Savoy London – Princess Ida & Patience Room 

The Savoy is perfectly located on the River Thames, in the heart of all that London has to offer. At the forefront of the luxury hotel scene for over 130 years. The Savoy was the first purpose-built deluxe hotel in London, setting new standards for luxury, comfort and service unheard of in the hotel world of the day. As the first hotel of its type in London, it was a magnet for the wealthy, the famous, the glamorous, and even the notorious; their stories have accrued over the decades to become part of the legend of this truly unique hotel.

This CISO 360 Roundtable will be hosted in the Princess Ida & Patience room, a gracious Edwardian-style private dining room looking across Embankment Gardens towards the River Thames and with an excellent view of the iconic Westminster Bridge. Named after the eighth and sixth Savoy Operas, Princess Ida & Patience started life as two of the original private rooms when The Savoy opened in 1889, but the dividing wall was removed in 1935.


The Savoy is located on the Northbank of the River Thames, in the heart of London, only steps away from Covent Garden and the theatres of the West End.

The Savoy
WC2R 0EZ London
United Kingdom

For Satellite Navigation (SAT NAV)/Global Positioning System (GPS) purposes The Savoy postcode is WC2R 0EZ.

The Savoy offers valet parking. Alternative garages are also available in the surrounding area. Parking charges are available on request.

London Underground
Charing Cross station, served by the Bakerloo and Northern lines, is just a 4-minute walk from The Savoy. Embankment station, served by the Bakerloo, Northern, Circle and District lines; and Covent Garden station, served by the Piccadilly line, are both a 6-minute walk from the hotel.

National Rail
Charing Cross and Waterloo rail stations are under 16 minutes by car from The Savoy, and within easy reach on foot. Paddington, Victoria, London Bridge and Euston rail stations are all under 30 minutes by car from the hotel.

International Rail
Eurostar services to Paris and other countries depart from St Pancras International station, under 30 minutes by car or 15 minutes by London Underground from The Savoy.

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