The Royal Air Force (RAF) Club, London

CISO 360 Roundtable: Secure by Design

Tuesday 23 January 2024 | 17:30-21:30
The Royal Air Force (RAF) Club | The Battle of Britain Suite | London

Secure by Design is a bit of a current buzz word. The latest thing to attract our attention in the world of cyber security.

Put simply, Secure by Design is building in security at every stage of the product life cycle, from pre-concept through to disposal.

How do we make security part of the process, not something that runs in parallel to mainstream engineering? Cyber security tends to sit on its own,  with its own separate set of specialists and parallel processes, it is seen as a bolt on rather than an integral part of the through life process.

How much cultural change is needed to think about security as something that is integrated rather than a separate thing?

The discussion has moved towards principles based security, where the guidance tells you what to do but not necessarily how to do it. It gives you the freedom to choose your own approach and implement it in ways that suit you, your products and your business.

We invite you to connect with peers over a private dinner to discuss and compare tactics and strategies for Secure by Design. Kindly sponsored by QinetiQ and hosted by Pulse Conferences, a QinetiQ strategist will co-steer the discussion working alongside a Chief Information Security Officer.

Conducted under The Chatham House Rule, Pulse Conferences will be your Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

Given the topic and the unique prestigious venue, The Royal Air Force (RAF) Club, a ‘hidden gem’ in the heart of Mayfair, this is certain to be a full table.

Please R.S.V.P. below to confirm your complimentary place in the Battle of Britain Suite!

There is no cost to attend.

We very much look forward to welcoming CISO and senior cybersecurity practitioners as our guests.

Yours sincerely,

Team Pulse

Pulse Conferences

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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 Thomas Danby, a Senior Cyber Security Consultant with QinetiQ, and a fellow Chief Information Security Officer.

Tom Danby is a Senior Cyber Security Consultant, an Industry Fellow in Cyber Security at Aston University, and has a Masters degree in Conflict, Security and Development from the University of Exeter. At QinetiQ, Tom has led the development and implementation of Cyber Security strategy, including Secure by Design approaches, for a plethora of public sector clients, and is the cyber security lead for QinetiQ’s Secure by Design offering. As an industry fellow at Aston University, Tom has also co-authored and edited articles with academics surrounding Cyber Security capacity building, national capability analysis, market analysis and cryptocurrency cybercrime.

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

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

The Battle of Britain Suite | The Royal Air Force (RAF) Club | London 

The CISO 360 Dinner Roundtable will hosted at the The Royal Air Force Club in the Battle of Britain Suite. The modern, yet classic, Battle of Britain Suite incorporates both the Spitfire Room and Hurricane Room.

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Club first opened its doors on 1st January 1917 with the name the Royal Flying Corps Club at 13 Bruton Street, Mayfair. Financed by Walter Bersey, it was a small residential club for flying officers on leave from the Front. Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair, from the bustling streets of Piccadilly, you will enter a remarkable building. The Royal Air Force Club celebrated its one hundredth year since formation in 2018 with a visit by our late Royal Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Combining RAF and aviation heritage with a host of excellent modern facilities, accommodation and dining, the Club currently counts around 25,000 Officers and Former Serving Officers of the Royal Air Force and their families as valued members. Members and guests enjoy a ‘home from home’ in central London and a warm welcome in a historic environment.

We are delighted that this wonderful Grade II listed building steeped in history will host the CISO 360 Roundtable: Supply Chain!


The Royal Air Force (RAF) Club
Battle of Britain Suite
128 Piccadilly

Travelling by Public Transport

The Club is centrally located on London’s Piccadilly and is well served by both tube and bus. Bus stops C and D, serving routes 6, 9, 22, N9, N97, 14, 19, 38, N19, N38, are located directly outside of the Club. Hyde Park Corner Tube (5 minutes’ walk) Green Park Tube (10 minutes’ walk) Marble Arch Tube (15 minutes’ walk) London Victoria Tube and Mainline (20 minutes’ walk)

The RAF Club

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