Risks, Threats & Adversaries: What (or Who) Should You Be Worried About?

  • Date 06 Jun 2017

Risks, Threats & Adversaries: What (or Who) Should You Be Worried About?

06 Jun 2017, 13:55 - 15:25

Keynote Stage


Risk Landscape Special Focus - Extended Session

This specially extended session will delve into the threat landscape and provide you with different perspectives on some of the latest threats and challenges and how to overcome them.

During this session the prestigious speaker panel will take you on a whistle stop tour of the threat landscape, helping you to identify what you should be focused on in your information security programme. The session will look at current and future threats and what the information security needs to do about it.

Featuring three bite-size, 15 minute presentations by leading information security experts, followed by a panel discussion, this session is your opportunity to really get-to-grips with the challenges and risks that matter to your organisation.

Presentation 1: Getting to Know the Cyber Adversary 

This session will examine the motivations, behaviours, tactics and techniques of the cybercriminal, how they connect and collaborate to be successful and how they affect different industry verticals. From organised crime syndicates to nation-states, who should you be worried about. You will gain actionable insight that will help you to defend your organisation against cyber-attack.

Presentation 2: Attack Vectors: Latest Trends & Implications for Cyber Defence Strategies

How are hackers leveraging vulnerabilities in organisations and how should you be developing your strategy to defend against these attack vectors? This session will share the latest trends so that you are equipped with the insight you need to shape your defence strategy. 

Presentation 3: Countering Ransomware – When Should you Pay the Ransom?

In 2016 ransomware was one of the biggest threats facing organisations this has continued into 2017. Attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and potentially lie undetected on networks. So what should security professionals be doing about ransomware – what tactics should they employ to counter the threat? And is it ever a good idea to pay the ransom.



  • Rik Ferguson

    Key Note Speaker

    Special Advisor, Europol EC3

    Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame Alumnus

    Rik Ferguson, Vice  President Security Research at Trend Micro, is one of the leading experts in information security. He is a Special Advisor to...

  • James Lyne

    Key Note Speaker

    Global Head of Security Research


    The Global Head of Security Research at Sophos, James Lyne's expertise is frequently called upon to inspire organisations and their teams to take...

  • Senior Speaker

    Key Note Speaker

    National Cyber Security Centre


  • Peter Wood


    Security Advisory Group


    Peter is a world-renowned ethical hacker and security evangelist. He has appeared in documentaries for BBC television, provided commentary on...

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