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february, 2020

20feb10:00 am3:00 pmCyber Scotland 2020

Event Details

Cyber Scotland 2020 Aberdeen is a must-attend event for professionals operating within infosec, IoT & OT, cyber & information security, compliance and senior management within all business sectors.

The programme with a difference

We invite all senior private sector cyber security professionals to take part in our latest event and to think critically about what’s next for cyber security nationally and internationally.

From 10am to 3pm, Thursday 20th February 2020, we will examine how Scottish businesses and institutions are ensuring they have the capacity to protect themselves and others against the catastrophic effects of cybercrime. Join experts, peers, and key stakeholders as we delve deeper into Scotland’s cyber resilience community and the future of our defences.

Key issues to be addressed

  • Legal Cyber Landscape that is now effecting businesses
  • Cyber Defence Capability Technology, developed by the MOD
  • Understanding AI Technology
  • How Scotland’s public & private sector are driving cyber innovation
  • Phishing Mail Nightmare
  • The challenge with the Cloud, what are the risks
  • Options for Secure Data Business & Compliance
  • What is IoT and how does it effect what we do
  • Operational Technologies making sense of Cyber in OT environments, ICS & SCADA
  • Security beyond technology – building a culture of awareness and secure behaviour in organisations
09:30  Registration – Coffee – Networking

09:55  Chair’s Opening Address
Irene Coyle, Data Protection Officer, OSP Group Ltd
10:00  The Cyber Security Threats 
The threats to businesses and how to overcome them – The local cybersecurity landscape
Cyber Crime Safety, Police Scotland
10:20  The Legal Cyber Risk 
Looking from a legal perspective, the impact cyber crime has on your business. Focusing on the criminal effect, human error and data breaches which can all have a major impact on your business
A Case Study – Morrisons’ 2014 data leak was a revenge hack from a former employee, what impact did this have on Morrisons 
Sandip Patel QC, Chair, Cybercrime Practitioners Association
10:40  Cyber Defence Capability 
How to Assess your Cyber Risk – MOD Capability Tool
Nick Houlton, Chief Operating Officer, APMG International 
11:00  Comfort break 
11:10  Creating the Right Conditions for a Cyber Resilient Scotland
Reflecting on Scotland’s Cyber Resilience Strategy
Keith McDevitt, Cyber Resilience Integrator, Scottish Government 
11:30  Accelerating business change supported by digital transformation 
How ‘Low Code No Code’ technology can support business process change more quickly whilst still providing safeguards around GDPR, privacy by design, quality management and versioning, and enterprise standardisation
Steve Higgon, CEO, TAAP 
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch & Networking – Kindly sponsored by TAAP
13:00  Diversity and Inclusion in the Tech & Cyber World – Panel Session
                  Moderator Ciara Mitchell, Head, ScotlandIS Cyber
  • Sarah Keevins, Assistant Vice President, Culture & Transformation, Barclays Ventures
  • Aine Ui Chiollagain, CTO, Deep Miner
  • Sarah Worthy, AI Lead, Barclays Ventures
13:20  Operational Technologies 
Making Sense of Cyber Security in “OT”
Martin Smith CB MBE, Operations Director, Cyber Prism Maritime Limited 
13:40  The Daily Challenges of OT in the Oil & Gas Sector 
14:00  The Cyber Hacker 
Lifting the Lid on Cyber Safety – what route does the hacker take?
Gerry Grant, Chief Security Officer, Converged Communications Solutions Limited
14:20  What is AI 
Understanding how and when we use AI
Aine Ui Chiollagain, Chief Technology Officer, Deep Miner 
14:40  Multi Cloud Challenges
Journey to the Cloud
John Murdoch, Business Development Manager, Celerity Limited
15:00  Chair’s Closing Address 

15:00 – 17:00 Drinks & Networking – Kindly sponsored by Barclays Ventures


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


ONE Codebase

Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FR


OSP Cyber Academy 1st Floor, Howe Moss Drive, Dyce, Aberdeenshire, AB21 0ER

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