Virtual Event

Virtual CISO 360 Fireside Chat
Tuesday 22 September 2020
12:30-14:00 (British Summertime)

Communication security and data leak prevention: How are CISOs taking a proactive approach in today’s changing landscape

*There is no cost to attend for in-house practitioners, CISOS, CIOs, Chief Privacy Officers, DPOs, Heads of Information Security.

You are invited to attend this very special virtual Fireside Chat: CISO-Communication Security 360 that will be hosted on Tuesday 22 September to connect and benchmark with CISOs and senior cybersecurity peers.

As a guest, you are invited to ask questions, participate in live polls and to ‘spotlight’ onto the virtual stage to contribute insights or to ask a question.  Hosted by Pulse Conferences, sponsored by Zivver, the core objective of this discussion is to connect peers for an energetic debate on the practical approaches, realities, challenges and successes.  This is not a webinar, it is a 100% live, interactive broadcast. 

Some topics that will be discussed include:

What are the greatest concerns with communication security

  • Why legacy infrastructure still dominates how we communicate
  • What challenges do we face using email and file transfer for our business communications? How can privacy and security features be improved?
  • How can we minimise data leaks more effectively?
  • Raising employee awareness and preventing human error
  • Why the real challenge with encryption is actually about key management
  • Why is authentication considered ‘normal’ but not for email? How authentication complements email 

How to effectively secure communications and manage new challenges since remote working became the norm

  • How to ensure that your entire organisation can communicate safely, from anywhere
  • What type of inbox management tools can help employees abide by compliance rules?

We welcome you to “spotlight” onto the virtual stage to share best practices and approaches that work for communication security and data protection.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 22 September for what promises to be an educational, memorable – as well as entertaining – discussion with peers!

Yours sincerely,

Team Pulse


The below agenda provides a guidance.

12:30 – 12:33 Digital House-Keeping and Guest Welcome
Master of Ceremonies: Clive Room, Director, Pulse Conferences
12:33-12:35 Chairman’s Introduction
Marcus Alldrick, CISO Luminary
12:35 – 13:45




Fireside Chat Discussion:
All participants contribute to the discussion with live polling, questions and on screen invitations throughout.
Chaired by: Marcus Alldrick, CISO LuminaryJoined by:
Christian Toon,
Chief Information Security Officer, Pinsent Masons
Deborah Saffer, Deputy Global CISO, Cushman & Wakefield
Rick Goud
Carolyn Brown, Chief Information Officer, British Medical Association
Simon Legg, Chief Information Security Officer, Hastings Direct
13:50 – 14:00  Summaries and Goodbyes

About the Sponsor

ZIVVER provides outbound email and file transfer security to help public and private sector organisations prevent data leaks (75% of which is caused by human error). It is the only vendor in the market to offer a complete outbound email and file transfer security solution, tackling all three phases – before, during and after a communication is sent. Trusted by more than 3,000 organisations of all sizes to safeguard important data, the user-friendly platform helps to improve regulatory compliance as well as business performance. 

Chaired by

Marcus Alldrick, Digital Risk Management, Security and Compliance Advisor 

Born at a very early age and growing up in a culture where cyber was a prefix for anything automated, menacing and malevolent (how history has a tendency of repeating itself), Marcus entered the world of Data Processing as it was known back then after graduating from university.  Progressing from programming into analysis and then data architecture Marcus became the first devolved Information Risk and Security Manager for Barclaycard.  After seven years in that role he moved banks and became Head of Information Security for Abbey National plc, now Santander UK.  After six years at Abbey and a move into consulting for a large UK utilities company Marcus joined KPMG as a Principal Advisor.  Eighteen months later he joined Lloyd’s of London as its CISO and subsequently became its Head of Digital Risk Management and Compliance, also embracing responsibility for data protection and privacy, during his 10 years tenure there. Having worked in IT for over 40 years, specialising in information risk, protection, security and compliance for the latter 27 years or so, Marcus decided to leave full-time corporate life and move to the South Coast of England in mid-2017, ever the seafaring Fisherman’s Friend.  As well as being a proud member of the Pulse Conferences family, Marcus now provides pro bono advisory and volunteering services and is a guest lecturer at the University of Portsmouth.

Master of Ceremonies

Clive Room, Pulse Conferences

Clive has worked as a marketeer within cybersecurity since 2000. As the Marketing Manager at Portcullis Computer Security he organised all their bespoke events from seminars to hospitality events like the famous Portcullis Arms during Infosec. He was also responsible for their involvement with conferences and exhibitions all over Europe. His experience in promoting and presenting at cyber security events is matched by his passion for helping people understand the critical importance of mitigating the risks and protecting themselves and their organisations from cybercrime. He believes that in terms of reputational damage and operational costs, security breaches should be a key concern of everyone from the ground floor worker up to board and director level. Clive was Chairman of The White Hat Committee, the charity for the information security industry, which raises money for ChildLine and Barnardo’s throughout the year. This January’s White Hat Ball was the most successful to date raising over two hundred thousand pounds and the next White Hat Car Rally is in September. Clive is proud to be a part of the dynamic team bringing CISO 360 Congress to the marketplace as a game changer in cybersecurity events.

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About the Speakers

Christian Toon, Chief Information Security Officer, Pinsent Masons

Christian is responsible for the global information and cyber security program at the law firm, with over 14 years of experience in leading in international financial services cyber security strategy, delivering pre and post breach cyber strategy across a variety of organisations and geographies.  He is a champion of diversity and excellence in legal technology and security, a security problem solver, cyber strategist, threat translator, risk manager, technology junkie and a whisky drinker.

Deborah Saffer, Deputy CISO, Cushman & Wakefield

Deborah joined Cushman & Wakefield in July 2019, as Head of EMEA Info Security & Risk Management before moving into her current role as Deputy CISO in May 2020. Prior to her current position, Deborah was Head of Information Security Risk at Royal Mail Group from 2015-2019, developing, implementing and managing an information security management system. Before this, she worked at Insight Investment for ten years as Head of Information Risk and Business Continuity, leading and implementing both an information risk management system and business continuity management system. She led Insight to ISO27001 certification in information security in October 2008 (recertified in October 2011, September 2014) and BS25999 certification in business continuity in June 2011 and ISO22301, the international standard for business continuity in June 2012 (recertified May 2015). Prior to joining Insight, Deborah worked as a Recovery Centre Manager for Halifax, transferring to HBOS Group Technology as a Business Continuity Manager and then latterly to HBOS Information Risk and IT Security as an Information Risk and Business Continuity Manager. She has also worked as a Freelance Software Trainer and began her career at Apple Computers. Deborah holds a diploma in Business Continuity from the University of Coventry and is a member of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI).

Simon Legg, Chief Information Security Officer, Hastings Direct

Simon describes himself as a “Changer, Shaker, Motivator and Leader of Amazing People”.  The self proclaimed “Anti-CISO” he describes his approach as a business brain on technology shoulders. Simon has a broad and diverse range of experience most recently  in his current role as CISO of Hastings Direct where Simon is excited to be evolving and delivering an Information and Cyber Security capability and organisational competency that supports Hastings journey to becoming the best and biggest digital insurance provider, whilst also ensuring that programme holds alignment with our 4Cs way of doing things. Prior to this role, Simon fulfilled the role of JLT Group CISO Office comprised of an operational Cyber Unit and an Information Security oversight functions including Business / Regional Information Security Officers and Information Security Risk Managers. As part of the role Simon took JLT’s seat at industry and regulatory committees focused on Cyber Security. Prior to JLT, Simon was at PRA Health Sciences and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. At PRA Health Sciences  Simon was responsible for building and maturing PRA’s Technology function as a whole, this included the deployment of public cloud services and the establishment of the CISO and Technology Risk function during a period of five years while  PRA more than trebled in size, successfully went Public and fully rebranded. At Bank of America Simon held various positions over a period of 17 years, this included the establishment of the payment technology operations domain and also becoming CISO responsible for all regions and businesses operating outside of the US (LATAM, APAC and EMEA).

Carolyn Brown, Chief Information Officer at British Medical Association

Carolyn is Chief Information Officer at the British Medical Association, the BMA’s mission is to look after doctors so that they can look after you. The CIO is accountable for the development and delivery of the IT Strategy and capabilities which support the BMA Group in the fulfilment of its mission. Prior to this role, Carolyn was CTO of the National Housing Federation from 2017 – 2020, where she worked with business functions to enable digitisation of services for its wide stakeholder communities. Carolyn was Global IT Director at Permira, responsible for global IT strategy, operations and security.

Rick Goud, CIO, ZIVVER

Before co-founding ZIVVER, Rick Goud spent six years as a healthcare consultant for Gupta Strategists. He had studied Medical Information Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Care Management at Erasmus University. Additionally, he holds a PhD in Medicine from the UvA on the development, implementation and evaluation of healthcare support systems. Throughout his studies, Rick worked as a programmer. The idea to launch his own company was conceived during Rick’s career as a strategy consultant. As a health-industry consultant, he noticed that a wide range of sensitive data was being frequently handled within organizations; this included patient information, company performance, and legal documents. Many of his clients had questions about data security and how data was being re-used, etc. He realised that there was a strong need for a secure communication solution to safeguard and manage sensitive data (including for GDPR compliance), and shortly afterwards, ZIVVER was born.

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