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ExpoTees Conference 2018: Cyber Security The annual themed ExpoTees conference brings together industry experts to share best practice and exciting new developments in computing to enhance business practice.
Thursday 17 May 2018

The Curve, Teesside University, Middlesbrough

About ExpoTees Conference

Our 2018 ExpoTees conference focuses on cybersecurity. Cyber-attacks can affect even the most resilient of organisations, so it is imperative to understand the best methods for protecting your assets and ensuring regulatory compliance. This year's conference will give you the opportunity to hear from and communicate with experts in cybersecurity. During the day you will also be able to find out more about how to collaborate with Teesside University to access staff expertise and knowledge, and identify talented students and graduates.

This year our line-up of speakers includes a world-record holding public speaker and cybersecurity advisor, specialist Police representation and Microsoft.

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8.30am Registration and refreshments / networking breakfast
9.00am Welcome
9.15am Session 1 - Security Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Securing a Complex World - Chris Jones, international cyber security speaker and contributing author to the latest international standard on disaster recovery and resiliency
We live and work in a rapidly evolving world of threat and counter measures. The enemy doesn't stand still, and neither must we. We look at why enterprises need to consider new thinking and innovative approaches to security to keep pace and prosper in the digital world.
9.45am Sessions 2 and 3 - Tackling Cyber Crime in the North East - North East Regional Special Operations Unit
Representatives from the North East Regional Cyber Crime team give an overview of the important work they are undertaking. They discuss case studies and some of the ground breaking and innovative crime prevention work that is being carried out to make business more resilient to cybercrime. By the end of this session delegates will have an understanding of what law enforcement are doing to tackle cybercrime, how common cyber-attacks occur, and how the unit is beginning new work to rehabilitate cyber offenders.
10.45am Networking break / refreshments
11.00am Session 4 - Securing Public Cloud Environments - Hakan Onur, Microsoft
The concept of having datacentres has made us all focus on hardware and virtual machines; and from a security perspective the focus has been around securing those two important building blocks. Moving away from datacentres into the public cloud brings its own advantages as well as new challenges, especially from a security perspective. In this session Hakan focusses on securing public cloud environments and talks about how the security principles we had adopted on-premises has changed (or not) when we move into the cloud-first world.
11.30am Sessions 5 and 6 - GDPR - A People Perspective - Eddie Buck, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of SHR International Group Ltd and Ian Elcoate, Managing Director of Tad Web Solutions
Is your organisation ready for the switch from the Data Protection Act to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May? Eddie takes you through key points to consider, including information asset register, consent and privacy notices, GDPR compliant policies and procedures, handling data breaches, GDPR training expectations and sanctions for non-compliance. He also considers questions such as do I need a Data Protection Officer? Ian looks at several key areas on ensuring your storage and use of data is GDPR compliant; what is (and what is not) personal data, collecting, storing and processing data, individual rights and what to do in case of a breach. There are some short exercises to help you identify the important how, who, what, where and why questions that will help organisations be compliant without being overburdened.
12.30am Lunch break
2.00pm - 5.00pm ExpoTees Exhibition

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