Haymarket Hotel, London

CISO 360 Dinner Roundtable: Building Trust in our Defences

Thursday, 20 October – 18:00-21:30
The Haymarket Hotel, London – Rocklin Room 

Great, relevant conversation & networking. A very worthwhile evening. James Gosnold, Head of GRC, The Workshop

A good evening of conversation between experienced Info Sec managersCarole Embling, Information Sec Manager – Awareness & Behavioural Change, Metro Bank plc

Thank you t everyone who participated in the CISO 360 Dinner Roundtable: Building Trust in our Defences.

Hosted by Pulse Conferences and kindly sponsored by Fidus Information Security, the discussion was co-steered by a leading CISO practitioner and of course by the roundtable guests themselves! This was the ideal opportunity for CISOs to benchmark their experiences on penetration and security testing, vulnerability management strategies – as well as to hear latest threat updates and stories from those who do the job of testing day in day out! 

Talking Points:

  • Comparing types of pen testing services that have we tried – what works, what doesn’t, pros and cons
  • How to compromise buildings, networks and highly sensitive assets and, most importantly, how to defend against malicious attacks!
  • How does a Red Team get quick wins?
  • Updates on the current threat horizon – what to look out for
  • What tried and tested vulnerability management strategies are CISO using?
  • How can we protect our own clients and supply chains

Conducted under The Chatham House Rule, the discussions was co-chaired by Simon Mair, Head of Privacy and Information Security, RBC Brewin Dolphin alongside James Burns, Technical Director, Fidus Information Security.  A Pulse Conferences representative was your Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

There is no cost to attend. Places around the table was limited and confirmations was done on a ‘first to confirm’ basis.

We look forward to hearing from you soonest.

Yours sincerely,
Team Pulse

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About Fidus

We are a handpicked, passionate, team of security professionals providing Penetration Testing and Cyber Security Consulting services throughout the UK and worldwide. We work with each client from the scoping through to the report delivery and all following remediation to ensure you have our full attention throughout the entire process. Fidus are a CHECK, TIGER and Cyber Scheme approved company with CREST qualified consultants.


Co-chaired by:

Simon Mair, Head of Privacy and Information Security, RBC Brewin Dolphin

Simon is Head of Information Security and Data Privacy at Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s leading wealth managers. Prior to this role, Simon was Manager Information Security at Clifford Chance LLP with focuses on Information Security Risk Assessments, ISMS implementation, ISO 27001 Compliance, Third Party Risk Management, Audit. He has also held senior technology risk roles at Cargill. Simon is pragmatic solution oriented with an eye towards results and improvement using Lean methodologies.


James Burns, Technical Director, Fidus Information Security

James is technical director at Fidus Information Security, responsible for the technical & operational direction of a 35-strong team of technical consultants. His role centres around assisting partners in identifying and remediating security risks within enterprise networks.

Approximate Timings

18:00-19:00       Guests arrive and welcome drinks
19:00-21:00       Discussion while dinner is served
21:00-21:30       Coffee, wrap up and guests depart


The Haymarket Hotel, London

The hotel is situated on the corner of Haymarket and Suffolk Place in the heart of London’s theatre district. It is next door to the famous Haymarket Theatre Royal and is surrounded by some of London’s best restaurants and bars.

The Haymarket hotel is a landmark building designed by the legendary John Nash—the master architect who developed most of Regency London, including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and the adjoining Haymarket Theatre.

The CISO dinner discussion will be hosted in the Rocklin Room, a beautifully designed room with elegant yet modern interior.


The hotel perfectly located only minutes from Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery are just around the corner and St James’s Park is a short walk away. The hotel is also within easy reach of the city’s financial centre.

1 Suffolk Place


Closest underground & train stations
Piccadilly Circus tube station: 4 minutes walk
Leicester Square tube station: 7 minutes walk 
Embankment tube station: 9 minutes walk
Charing Cross train station: 4 minutes walk 

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