It's hardly arguable that challenges to enterprise cyber security are ramping up.

With WannaCry and Petya still recent memories, the incentive to find newer and better ways to tackle the threat landscape is high.

Like almost anything else in IT, security itself is moving effectively to the cloud.

But to what extent are firms investigating cloud security? What are they using it for? In the average company scenario, what is the reality of success for existing endpoint or on-premise security detection and prevention, and how are these infrastructures coping in specific threat situations? Are zero-day attacks being detected and prevented with current, stock technology?

These questions and more will be tackled by our expert panel, who will also be taking time to check in with the current state of play with GDPR, just days after the regulations have come into effect. We will be exploring the specific ways in which the enterprise is now protecting its systems in order to lay a groundwork for better data protection.

Top Discussion Points:

- How developed is the enterprise security journey to the cloud, and what are the advantages of moving?

- How successful is traditional AV at dealing with today's threats?

- What lessons should we be learning from early GDPR mobilisation, and how best can we manage continuing data privacy strategy?


Rick McElroy

Security Strategist, Carbon Black

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Rick McElroy, security strategist for Carbon Black, has more than 15 years of information security experience educating and advising organizations on reducing their risk posture and tackling tough security challenges. He has held security positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, and in several industries including retail, insurance, entertainment, cloud computing, and higher education. McElroy’s experience ranges from performing penetration testing to building and leading security programs. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CSIM), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). As a United States Marine, McElroy’s work included physical security and counterterrorism services.

A fierce advocate for privacy and security who believes education and innovation are the keys to improving the security landscape, McElroy is program chair for the Securing Our eCity Foundation’s annual CyberFest, a San Diego event dedicated to educating public and private sector security and IT professionals and business executives on the realities of security.

Nick Rosser

Head of Information Technology, Saunderson House

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Nick is Head of Information Technology for Saunderson House, an award-winning independent firm of wealth managers focused on private clients. Nick plays a leading role in defining and supporting the business lead technology strategies across the organisation. He has 20 years' experience working within financial services in roles within technology, operations and client advice at firms including Jupiter Asset Management and BDO LLP

Tom Allen

Special Projects Editor, Computing

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Tom Allen is the Special Projects Editor for Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry; trading LCDs and quantum dots for big data and the IoT.

As well as writing, Tom regularly interviews C-level IT leaders, helps to organise events across the three titles and complains about improper use of the Oxford comma.

Peter Gothard

Technology Analyst, Computing

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Peter is a Technology Analyst at Incisive Media, carrying out CIO-level IT industry research by running end user and wider industry focus groups, producing white papers and reports, and delivering seminars and keynotes on these findings.

Previously, Peter was a journalist and editor at Computing, V3 and The Inquirer for five years, specialising in big data and analytics, cloud technology, endpoint IT and government digital policy.


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