London & Manchester

CISO Dinner Discussion

Security Threat Horizon: What threat trends over the short-to-long-term will challenge our security defences and how can we prepare now?

Unique benchmarking for CISOs working in organisations with 5K+employees!

3 Dates, 3 Venues – When you register below, you will be asked to select the date/location that best suits you!

Thursday 16 September, 17:30-21:30
The Meston Suite, The Royal Horseguards, London

Thursday 14 October, 17:30-21:30
Private Dining Room and Terrace, The Lowry, Manchester

Thursday 4 November, 17:30-21:30
The Lotus Room, The Beaumont, London

Horizon scanning can be a good technique for people to challenge assumptions and review multiple ways that events could unfurl, in order to increase the resilience and reliability of their organisations. This is not about trying to predict the future, but instead explores what the future might look like to understand uncertainties better and to analyse whether the organisation is adequately prepared for potential opportunities and threats. How can we are currently gathering, sharing, forecasting and communicating security threat horizon trends and how we can ensure that we are prepared for threats.

Each Dinner Roundtable is co-led by a fellow CISO, hosted by Pulse Conferences and sponsored by Securonix.

This series of 3 roundtable discussions are specifically designed for CISOs working within organisations with 5,000+ employees to benchmark experiences and the unique challenges that CISOs in Large Enterprises face.  

Security Evangelist at Securonix, Oliver Rochford will share his top 3 insights and predictions on the security horizon, including forecasts for living off the land techniques, future of behavioural automation and why ML Malware will relativize as a threat.  Ram Ganeshanathan, Senior Director, Security Operations and Enterprise Security at ARM will also share insights on the security horizon.

Connecting peers for an energetic debate on the practical approaches, realities, challenges and successes to develop confidence in our security postures, questions are sure to include:

  • What scanning models are we using?
  • How can we spot potential causes for uncertainty?
  • What can we do to prepare now to increase our resilience to survive threats?
  • How can we exploit opportunities on the security threat horizon to strengthen the business?
  • What tools can we use to ensure that we are prepared for threats on the horizon?

Conducted under The Chatham House Rule, the discussions will be co-chaired by a leading CISO alongside a senior strategist from Securonix, Dan Panesar.  Clive Room, a Director at Pulse Conferences will be your Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

There is no cost to attend. Places around the table are limited and confirmations will be done on a ‘first to confirm’ basis. We hope that you can join fellow CISOs for what promises to be a evening of fascinating discussion, a top culinary experience and fantastic company!

Yours sincerely,
Team Pulse

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 Securonix

Securonix is redefining SIEM for today’s hybrid cloud, data-driven enterprise. Built on big data architecture, Securonix delivers SIEM, UEBA, SOAR, Security Data Lake, NDR, and vertical-specific applications as a pure SaaS solution with unlimited scalability and no infrastructure cost. Securonix reduces noise, prioritizes high fidelity alerts, and detects and responds to advanced insider and cyber threats with behavioral analytics technology that pioneered the UEBA category.

For more information visiwww.securonix.com

Insights by

Oliver Rochford, Security Evangelist, Securonix

Oliver has worked in cybersecurity as a penetration tester, consultant, researcher, and industry analyst for over 20 years. Interviewed, cited, and quoted by media, think tanks, and academia, he has written for Security Week, CSO Online, and Dark Reading. While working at Gartner, he co-named the Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) market, and worked on the SIEM Magic Quadrant. At Securonix, Oliver works with users on security operations and threat management topics.

Ram Ganeshanathan, Senior Director, Security Operations and Enterprise Security, ARM

Ram is an award winning information security and transformation leader (CSO30, 2020) with extensive experience of risk, governance, resilience, security operations and crisis management. He is CISSP, CISM, CBCI (Business Continuity) and APM (Project Management) qualified. Ram will share insights on the security horizon as the person responsible for everything within the SOC, all security controls, technology and the team and budget and driving a transformation programme to significantly uplift the maturity and capability of the function.

CISO Chairperson, 16 September

Graham Edwards, Head Cyber Security, Yorkshire Water

A successful senior Chief Information Security Officer and Operational Risk Director with a proven track record in multi-cultural and multi-national organisations, Graham bridges technical and business disciplines and communicates at all levels. He has extensive knowledge of Information Security, Cyber Security, Physical Security, BCDR, Operational Risk, Crisis Management, Data Protection, Financial Crime and Compliance. The first 16 years of Graham’s career were spent in the Diplomatic Service engaged in technical security for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He then moved to the financial services sector where he has held senior security posts with Abbey National, Standard Chartered, Barclays, RBS, HBOS and ING. Through these roles he has developed a holistic approach to risk management and security, holding responsibility for information risk, IT security, physical security, fraud, money laundering, business continuity planning, compliance, crisis management and intelligence. Graham also worked outside of the banking industry as the Group Head of Information Risk for Centrica. He then held the position of Director of Data Security at Nationwide Building Society before taking the role as Head of Information Security at Camelot Lottery Solutions. Graham is currently Interim Head of Cyber Security at Yorkshire Water. He has a master’s degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway.

CISO Chairperson, 4 November

Paul Hopkins, Global Head of Cyber Strategy, Architecture and Secure by Design, Vodafone

Paul leads a talented team of security architects and consultants designing and securing Vodafone’s systems, products and services. Embedding security across Cloud, IoT, Mobile, Office and Fixed networks, with a diverse range of people, technologies and business applications every day brings new insight and a different perspective. Prior to this Paul was Technical Director for CGI’s UK Cyber Security Practice, and a Principal Security Architect, working on a number of security transformation programmes. Paul has lead a team providing managed security services and incident response, worked as a penetration tester, been a software developer and leader, and started as security researcher in 1992.

The Royal Horseguards Hotel

The Royal Horseguards Hotel is a stunning five-star hotel in London, steeped in history and quality. Overlooking the River Thames on the Embankment, The Royal Horseguards Hotel encompasses two iconic buildings: The National Liberal Club which has played host to historical icons including Churchill, Gladstone, and Lloyd-George, and the club’s magnificent apartments which was previously the home of the first chief of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service. The CISO dinner discussion will be hosted in The Meston Suite which overlooks some of Whitehall’s finest architecture. The welcome drinks will be hosted in Churchill’s Bar, designed in the style of a Grand French Chateau and named after Sir Winston Churchill. The bar has hosted some of the country’s most distinguished and colourful characters including Sir Winston Churchill who spent much of his time meeting, debating and relaxing in the club where the bar is now located.

Directions 

2 Whitehall Court
London SW1A 2EJ

www.guoman.com/the-royal-horseguards

Closest Tub & Train Stations
Embankment station: 2 minutes walk
Charing Cross Underground Station: 5 minutes walk
Waterloo Station: 14 min walk / 6 min drive.

For more directions please click here 

The Lowry

The Lowry is a five-star contemporary hotel where Salford meets Manchester on the banks of the River Irwell. Here the dynamic spirit of England’s north is reflected in both its venues and food. Glass on two-sides of the hotel’s three-floor atrium reveals the unique position at the confluence of Greater Manchester.

Directions 

The Lowry is located where Manchester and Salford meet. On one side is the River Irwell, with pedestrian access to Deansgate via the bridge designed by Calatrava; on the other side is Salford, where business thrives beside fashionable conversions of historic factories.

The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
50 Dearmans Place,
Chapel Wharf,
Manchester. 

www.thelowryhotel.com

From Salford train station
The Salford train station is just 5 minutes walk away from The Lowry. 

From Piccadilly Train Station
Manchester’s mainline train station is just 10 minutes by car from the hotel. They have a taxi rank outside the station. If you choose to walk your journey time should be approximately 20 mins.

From St. Peteres Tram stop
It is a short 14 min walk from the closest Tram station, St. Peters. 

For more direction please click here 

The Beaumont

The Beaumont is superbly located on a quiet garden square, close to the luxury shops, galleries and museums of Mayfair, St James’s and the West End. Grand in style yet intimate and welcoming, its design is inspired by the great Art Deco hotels of the 1920s. Opened in 2014, The Beaumont is a hotel with an old-world aesthetic and values, firmly underpinned by 21st century advances in technology and ease. It is privately-owned and independently-run.

Directions 

The Beaumont is located just a few minutes walk from Duke Street, Mount Street, South Audley Street and Bond Street, the green spaces of Grosvenor Square, Berkeley Square and Hyde Park, and Mayfair’s many art galleries.

The Beaumont
Brown Hart Gardens
Mayfair London W1K 6TF

www.thebeaumont.com

Closest tub Station
Bond Street station: 5 minutes walk

Closest train Station
St Pancras Station: 10-15 min journey
Paddington station: 6-10 min journey
Victoria Station: 6-10 min journey 

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