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EMCC: East Midlands Cyber Security Conference and Expo 2017

6 July, 2017, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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In summary, this conference and expo will bring together over 150 businesses, information security providers and key influencers.  Here, they will discuss not only the threats posed by online criminals but also practical ways businesses can make themselves more resilient.  Moreover, core themes this year include the security implications of cloud services, changes to data protection legislation and the risks of remote working.

Who should attend?

Through a series of presentations, workshops and panel discussions, this exhibition and conference will explore how best to support East Midlands businesses against cyber crime.  Furthermore, it will also  examine possible future needs to ensure local businesses have the necessary skills and infrastructure to guard themselves against this growing and developing threat.

In brief, the various sessions will be aimed at all levels of “cyber” knowledge.  In fact, the audience ranges from businesses working in the information security industry to business owners/managers wanting to gain practical advice on basic practical steps to secure their business.

Keynote presentations

Tackling cyber crime

An overview of both national and international threats from cyber crime and the Government’s response strategy.  Speaker – John Unsworth, Chief Executive, London Digital Security Centre.

Protecting business in the digital age

The evolution of technology has fundamentally changed the way we do business at the present time.  This presentation examines how the adoption of new technologies has opened up new threat areas for businesses.  Speaker – Jim Steven, Head of Data Breach Services, Experian.

Securing a mobile workforce

Mobile devices now provide all the tools and technology employees need to be productive on the go.  While “agile” working is becoming increasingly commonplace, these mobile employees could be putting company data at risk if not managed properly.  This presentation considers the safeguards and policies necessary in order to reduce vulnerability of your data on the go.  Speaker – Speaker TBC, Welcomm Communications.

Holding your business to ransom – the rise and rise of ransomware

Of course, recent high profile ransomware attacks have graphically illustrated the damaging effects of a cyber attack on businesses.  This presentation examines the recent attacks together with the lessons to be learned from them.  Speaker – Sam Reed, Chief Technical Officer, Air-IT.

Support for cyber security

In short, an overview of support available for cyber security in the East Midlands.  Speaker – Jon Egley, Digital Growth Manager, East Midlands Chamber.


In addition, there will be a number of breakout sessions between the main presentations, exploring key topics and giving practical advice for reducing cyber vulnerabilities, including:

Cyber 101: the basics of cyber security

After all, to many people, the idea of cyber security can be very complicated and confusing. Basically, with so much jargon in the industry, many businesses don’t know where to start.  This workshop provides a “plain English” guide to the fundamentals of cyber security, including anti-virus & firewalls, and their place in your cyber strategy.

Engaging competent suppliers

Of course, with increasing reliance on technology comes a greater dependence on external IT contractors for many businesses.  However, changing legislation and an increased risk from cyber criminals means that firms are placing themselves at the mercy of their IT companies.  In brief, this workshop will give guidance to delegates on the assurances that they should be seeking from their suppliers.

What is your cyber risk appetite?

This session will examine the strategic decisions which should be considered by business owners when assessing the cyber risks to their organisation.  It will look at cyber in the context of the other risks to the business and examine the structures processes and policies necessary to mitigate risk.

The changing face of data protection

Henceforth, unprecedented changes to data protection laws are on the horizon.  The provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will empower regulators to impose large fines and force organisations to go public if they suffer a data security breach.

This interactive workshop, delivered in partnership with the Enterprise Europe Network, will focus on what businesses should be doing now to prepare for the new challenges posed by the new data protection and cyber security laws.  Find out more.

Who should attend?

  • Business leaders and owners
  • Senior HR managers
  • IT managers
  • Information security professionals
  • Local government and policy makers

A range of excellent sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available.  If you would like to know more, contact the Chamber.  Alternatively, if you have any questions regarding the event itself, please contact Andy Watterson, Business Crime Manager.

Further information and registration

Attendance is free of charge to members and £75 to non-members.  Register here.


6 July, 2017
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


East Midlands Chamber


Village Urban Resort and Spa
Brailsford Way, Chilwell
Nottingham, NG9 6DL United Kingdom
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0115 896 5065


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