SecureTour16 - Manchester - Free Cybersecurity Conference

SecureTour16 - Manchester - Free Cybersecurity Conference

Start 04 May 2016 - 9:30am End 04 May 2016 - 5:00pm
Hosted by Foursys Cost FREE
Location City of Manchester Stadium, Ashton New Rd, M11 3FF Show Map
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04/05/2016 9:30am 04/05/2016 5:00pm Europe/London SecureTour16 - Manchester - Free Cybersecurity Conference One-day cybersecurity conference in Manchester that is free to attend with key note presentations and special guest speakers including Graham Cluley. City of Manchester Stadium, Ashton New Rd, M11 3FF Chess Cybersecurity DD/MM/YYYY




The Foursys SecureTour is back for its fifth year of running cybersecurity conferences nationwide. This year is the biggest and best yet with more presentations than ever to choose from, including two special guest speakers, six cybersecurity technology partners and five great locations Nationwide. On top of that, these one-day conferences are free to attend for all IT security professionals.

  • A view from inside the cybersecurity industry and what to expect in 2017
  • Special guest speakers Graham Cluley & Jenny Radcliffe
  • A choice of cybersecurity technology presentations to choose from
  • Five locations, nationwide all free to attend for IT security professionals

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100% of attendees at SecureTour15 said they would attend again

"Very well run event. Good presentations."
Simon Almond, GE Energy Management

"Presentations were enjoyable and very impressive."
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"Great, informative day."
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"Excellent - as always!"
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09:30 – Arrival & registration, breakfast rolls and networking

Morning coffee, tea, biscuits and breakfast rolls to enjoy whilst networking with early arrivals and staff.


10:00 – Behind the scenes view of the cybersecurity industry

Jez Turner, Sales & Operations Director, Foursys

Jez will be Chair for the conference giving you an overview of what you can expect from the day. He will discuss the cybersecurity industry and the challenges Foursys customers have been experiencing in the past year. Giving an overview of some of the most common errors organisations are making when it comes to IT security, looking at some of the most prominent IT security news stories and the technological advances you can expect to see from security vendors to stay ahead of the cybercriminals in 2017 and beyond. 


10:30 – A new approach to IT Security 

James Burchell, Sales Engineer, Sophos

Revolutionize your IT security; find out how to get your firewalls and endpoints to work together. Your firewall and endpoints are the bedrock of your IT security. By enabling them to communicate you can revolutionize your protection. Join James Burchell Senior Engineer from Sophos to learn how you can get your firewall and endpoints to finally work together. He’ll  take you on a journey to a new path of better protection – enabling you to enjoy smarter, more coordinated protection against advanced threats.


11:00 – Graham Cluley – What 25 years working in the anti-virus industry taught me

Graham Cluley, Cybersecurity guru and blogger

Special guest speaker Graham Cluley, a veteran of the computer security business, describes the lies he was told and the lessons he learnt while working in the anti-virus industry for over two decades in this insightful and entertaining talk.


12:00 – Refreshment break

A quick refreshment break. Grab a beverage and a pastry whilst checking emails or chatting further with our presenters and staff.


12:15 – Technology breakout (AM sessions)  

Choose to sit in on two of the three 30 minute technology showcases that are on offer. 

Break out room one

Incident Detection and Response is at the forefront of all security professionals’ minds. The attack surface for intruders is growing and it is tricky to detect user-based attacks. Join our experts from Rapid7 as they lead you through the challenges and how you can protect your business.


Break out room two

Gartner leader in NAC (Network Access Control) solutions ForeScout allows you to see devices and details other systems can’t, control enforcement and orchestrate system-wide security.


Break out room three

Adaptive Data Loss Prevention technology for email, web and the Cloud

 .          Complements your existing security infrastructure

 .          Prevents sophisticated cyber-attacks striking your organisation

 .          Mitigates internal data loss risks from to prevent data breaches occurring

Join this session to discover how Clearswift’s multi award-winning A-DLP technology can enhance your information security system and prevent data loss risks from both outside and within your organisation. Comprehensive reports empower Data Protection Managers with visibility and control of information as it flows bi-directionally across email, web and the cloud to combat today’s evolving threats.



13:15 – Lunch

A fork buffet lunch will be on offer for attendees to help themselves whilst networking with peers.


14:15 – Jenny Radcliffe – Comfortably Numb - A guide to Social Engineering in your organisation and beyond...

Jenny Radcliffe, Social Engineer and Head of Training & Consultancy at ECN

A lifelong "people-hacker" and ethical social engineer, talks about the ways in which social engineers use the people within organisations to bypass security and gain access to those things which we would prefer to keep private.  She argues that the workforce is "comfortably" unaware of how they are being exploited in these ways and gives tips and advice on how to engage people in the fight against people hackers through good security practice in every aspect of their lives.


15:15 – Technology breakout sessions (PM sessions)      

Choose to sit in on two of the three 30 minute technology showcases that are on offer. 

Break out room one

In an environment of ever-increasing cyber alerts and scare tactics, Security Consultant Andy Deacon suggests some straightforward measures that organisations can implement to improve their security position. He also outlines how a SIEM system can deliver over and above compliance, linking multiple system logs to give you positive, actionable information from the data you already have.


Break out room two

The new company brings together Websense, Raytheon Cyber Products and some specific technologies from Intel Security (McAfee) and Stonesoft. Forcepoint safeguards users, data and networks against the most determined adversaries, from insider threats to outside attackers, across the threat lifecycle – in the cloud, on the road, in the office. By attending this presentation you will get a clear understanding of Forcepoint’s solutions and the value they can bring to your cybersecurity offering.


Break out room three

Flexera (Formerly Secunia)
Flexera Corporate Software Inspector enables organisations to assess, prioritise, and execute software vulnerability remediation.

Organisations can discover third-party applications across an entire network, building a complete picture of the software that is installed. With this increased visibility, customers can then rely on Secunia CSI to alert them to known vulnerabilities with criticality ratings to aid in the prioritisation of patching. Finally, Secunia CSI integrates with Microsoft System Center and Microsoft WSUS for patch deployment. 

It’s a single solution that takes enterprises from application discovery to effective remediation.


16:15 – Refreshment break

A quick refreshment break. Grab a beverage and a pastry whilst checking emails or chatting further with our presenters and staff.


16:30 – James Miller – Can you actually cut costs on IT security?  

James Miller, Foursys, Managing Director

Frequent commentator in cybersecurity press, Foursys’ very own managing director gives a brief presentation on his experiences of Foursys customers trying to cut costs within IT security budgets. Asking if it can actually be done, whilst maintaining, or even improving, current protection levels and if so, how.

16:45 – Conference close

Concluding the day’s presentations with a brief summary and answering any final questions you may have.

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Graham Cluley

Graham has been working in the computer security industry since the early 1990s, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Since then he's been employed in senior roles by Sophos and McAfee and in 2011, he was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame. You'll see him regularly making international media appearances commenting on the latest cybersecurity issues. Day-to-day you can catch him writing on his award-winning IT security blog

Jenny Radcliffe

Jenny is a professional speaker, and many of you may be familiar with her already as she appears regularly at IT security conferences, webinars and company events,(Rant, TEDx, InfoSec, Disa, NordicIT) and talks about how “people hacking” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes. Jenny helps security teams and professionals to use the tools of human hackers to enhance awareness campaigns, persuade and influence their stakeholders and understand how culture contributes to organisational vulnerability.

Jez Turner

Jez joined Foursys in 2003, helping IT leaders navigate the complex arena of IT security and data protection. He’s ensured some of the largest councils in Europe stay secure, NHS patient records stay confidential and Haribo’s secret recipe stays a secret. As well as giving a key note presentation Jez will also be chairing the conference.

James Burchell

James is a passionate, multidisciplinary security specialist who has the ability to de-mystify the complexity that shrouds many IT security challenges. With many years of experience in both military and corporate cyber security worlds, he has the knowledge to help you protect your brands reputation, data and intellectual property. The battle for IT security won’t end any time soon, James strives to make sure that everyone understands the challenges and are equipped to protect themselves from the most advanced modern threats.

James Miller 

With a technical background in IT, James Miller has been working in cybersecurity for over fifteen years and in the last couple of years was appointed managing director at Foursys. He's been responsible for help securing some of the largest organisations in the UK and a frequent commentator on the latest IT security incedients in the news you read.  

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This event has been CPD certified and will credit attendees with six CPD points each.





South Eastern HSC Trust • Business Services Organisation • Southern HSC Trust • Northern HSC Trust • Belfast HSC Trust • Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service • NHS North and East London CSU • Ipswich Hospital • Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust • Papworth Hospital NHS Trust • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust • Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals • East Coast Community Healthcare C.I.C • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust • NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG • United Church Schools Trust • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust • Informatics Merseyside • East Lancashire Medical Services/ NHS Staffordshire and Lancashire CSU • Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust • East Lancashire Hospitals Trust • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Health Informatics • Mersey Care • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust • NHS North West Commissioning Support Unit • NHS Greater Manchester CSU • Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust • NHS Lothian  • NHS National Services Scotland • NHS Education for Scotland • Scottish Ambulance Service • Healthcare Improvement Scotland • NHS Fife • Heart of England Foundation Trust • Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust • Mid Essex Hospital Services • Surrey and Borders NHS Trust • Luton & Dunstable Hospital • NHS West London CCG • Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust


Invest Northern Ireland • Fermanagh and Omagh District Council • National Museum NI • Belfast City Council • NI - Department of Finance & Personnel • Institute of Public Administration • Fife Council • East Lothian Council • City of Edinburgh Council • Midlothian Council • ACCESS LLP (Glasgow City Council) • National Records of Scotland • Scottish Natural Heritage • Historic Scotland • Clackmannanshire Council • East Renfrewshire Council • Scottish Government • Service Birmingham • Worcestershire County Council • Home Office


Belfast Metropolitan College • Greshams School • Long Road Sixth Form College • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine • British Geological Survey • NERC • UBT (EU) Ltd (Focus Learning Trust) • Ribble Valley Borough Council • Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council • Salford City College • Leeds College of Building • Bolton School • University of Edinburgh • University Of Wales • Cardinal Newman Catholic School • Aston University • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine • Middlesex University


Tesco • Kubic • Southern Area Hospice Services • Progressive Building Society • Midas Underwriting • Almac • Agri-Food Biosciences • Department of Agriculture & Rural Development • Bombardier Aerospace • The Grand Opera House • Mistaya Solutions • Work Group • Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supplies (CIPS) • Price Bailey LLP • Spearmark International Ltd • Credit360 Ltd • Translink • Moat • Aircraft Research Association Ltd • PAN Computer • IT For Starters • Hawkins & Associates Limited • Pledge IT • CHS Group • Marshall Motor Group Ltd • AIXTRON Ltd • Applied Satellite Technology • BGL • NW Brown Insurance Brokers Ltd • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy • Cambridge Broadband Networks. • GE Energy Management • Solarflare Communications • Philip Williams and Company • TMD Friction UK Ltd • StanleyBet International • Homeloan Management Limited • Rossendales Limited • Seajacks UK • The Clancy Group • The R&A • The National Trust for Scotland • R&A • Brewin Dolphin • Thistle Foundation • HRM Homecare • Royal Mile Whiskies • Arcticwind Solutions Ltd • Paragon Finance • Sanctuary Housin • IT Teacher Ltd • Skanska UK Plc • Sanctuary Group • Frontier Software Plc • Static Systems Group plc • Leaseguard Group• Stepnell Ltd • Carter Synergy • OMG Plc. • IT INFRATECH LIMITED • Mills & Reeve LLP • Credit Suisse • Just Eat PLC • Stream IT • CGI UK Ltd • Altro Ltd • Edenred (UK Group) Ltd • BT • Lockheed Martin • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn • Hello Magazine • Russell-Cooke LLP • Breyer Group PLC • Bertram Canis • Centerprise International Limited • Proximity London • Sussex Coast College Hastings • Stratogen • IntaPeople • The Hyde Group • Friends of the Earth • Link Financial Outsourcing Limited

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