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The Evolving Role of the CISO

  • Jurys Inn Gloucester Rd, Cheltenham GL51 0TS (map)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Mark Schiller: Interim CISO at Heathrow Airports

  • Andrea Simmons: Previously CISO at HP Enterprise Security

  • Nic Miller: Virtual CISO at Aedile Consulting

  • Sean Groenewald: CISO Board Advisor

  • Professor Buck Roger: CISO for the Bank of England will be leading the panel discussions.

Download the full agenda here

The Sponsors:

ITC Secure are the Headline Sponsors for CyNam 18.3.

ITC Secure helps organisations anticipate, plan for, and manage their cyber risk through a full suite of managed security and cyber advisory services. 

ITC Cyber Advisors is a specialist cyber security advisory group that helps organisations understand and solve their security risks, providing independent assessments and trusted guidance that anticipates and simplifies complex cyber security challenges. Using a proven methodology to show organisations their current cyber maturity, ITC deliver clear outcome-based recommendations that assist in making the right cyber investment choices.

ITC Managed Security Services deliver comprehensive cyber threat intelligence, detection, management and response services that help organisations understand their cyber risk and protect their information assets. With the capability to scale solutions to fit any organisation’s cyber maturity level and needs, whether on-premises or in the cloud, ITC simplify complex cyber security management through its state of the art UK based security operations centre.

In addition to these services, ITC has access to an international group of senior security specialists, each of whom has held high office in either government or military intelligence services. This capability clearly sets ITC apart from its competitors in the cyber security arena and is why ITC protects some of the World’s best known brands.



Excitingly CounterCraft will be our VIP Drinks Event Sponsors

CounterCraft empowers organizations to strengthen their security posture more efficiently than ever before. Designed and developed by experts, the CounterCraft Cyber Deception Platform fits seamlessly into existing security strategies and delivers personalized, actionable threat intelligence to facilitate early threat detection, accelerate incident response and significantly reduce security spend.

Our award-winning solution combines powerful campaign automation with controlled synthetic environments to allow attackers to penetrate organizations without doing real damage. The results provide detailed insights into lateral movements and enable platform users to understand their adversaries’ motivations and mindset - the intelligence you need to prevent intrusions and costly breaches.

CounterCraft is recognized worldwide for its radical contribution to the deception technology market and operates in more than 20 Fortune500 Index companies globally, including financial institutions, governments and Law Enforcement Agencies. Founded in 2015, CounterCraft is headquartered in San Sebastián (Spain) with a presence in London, Madrid and Los Angeles.


Other event Sponsors:


Randall & Payne are a leading independent firm of chartered accountants, business advisers and tax specialists working with clients across Gloucestershire, throughout the UK and internationally. For 139 years, we’ve been providing expert business advice and practical accounting solutions to help our clients realise their potential. Our people are our foundation, and we’ve got strength in numbers – over 53 members of staff. Our seven partners and their expert teams specialise in different fields, but no matter what you need help with, you can be certain that we offer commercially minded solutions to help your business reach new heights. We recognise the importance of supporting the local business community and have been headline sponsors of the Gloucestershire Business Awards for seven consecutive years. Our offices are located just on the outskirts of Cheltenham, and are easily accessible from the town centre and M5. Join us for a seminar, networking event or an informal chat about how we can help – the coffee machine is always on!

CyNam 18.3 will be supporting IT Schools Africa

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IT Schools Africa (ITSA), is a UK registered charity founded in 2004. Our mission to provide quality IT education for schoolchildren in Africa whilst simultaneously supporting vulnerable, disadvantaged individuals from varying backgrounds, through our 4 active Gloucestershire based Community Programmes, by providing pathways into education, training and employment.

We collect, refurbish and upgrade donated IT equipment  in the UK  and reuse for educational and social projects in Africa and the UK. Since 2004 we have sent over 50,000 computers to Africa , installed 20 school e-Learning labs, trained over 750 teachers  and given over 3 million children access to IT.