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Manchester UK, September 2017– Whitehall Media’s 4th Identity Management and 3rd Enterprise Security and Risk Management events are set to return to Amsterdam on 20 and 21 September 2017 at the Movenpick Hotel.

The two day run of security events will attract hundreds of delegates from across all major business sectors, and discuss all manner of topics from risk based approaches to security and what boards need to know about cyber risk to GDPR and eIDAS regulations. Chaired by Robert Garskamp from IDNext Association, the speaker line-up includes:

  • Chairman and President, Open Identity Exchange
  • Executive Vice President, Omada
  • Former Vice President Information Security & Business Continuity, Edmond de Rothschild
  • Identity and Access Management Architect, BBC
  • PSD2 Solution Architect at Lloyds Banking Group
  • VP International, Basis Technology
  • IT Project Officer – Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) eID at European Commission
  • Partner, Time.lex
  • Chief Security Officer, Banca Comerciala Romana Erste Bank
  • Director, Darktrace
  • Group CISO (Interim), Homeserve plc
  • Director of Endpoint Detection and Response, Tanium
  • Global IT Security Manager, Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • Director of Technical Services, Europe, Mimecast
  • Information Security Officer, Gemeente Den Haag
  • Information Security Officer, Greenpeace International

Ahead of the event, Waqas Hashemi, CEO of Whitehall Media said:

“Our IDM and ESRM Europe conferences are aimed at showcasing the latest developments and insights in the security landscape. The cost and sophistication of security breaches is growing, and increasing demands are being placed on security professionals in all sectors. We aim to deliver practical guidance on how professionals can utilise state-of-the-art defensive tactics to improve their ability to protect against both external and internal threats to their respective organisations. Our line-up of expert speakers will walk through practical and technical capabilities and technologies needed to better prepare, manage, assess and respond to new and emerging risks and attack vectors.”

Platinum sponsors for the event include Omada (for IDM Europe), Darktrace and Tanium (for ESRM Europe).

Whitehall Media’s annual GOVSEC conference wins Bronze Conference Award


July 2017 – Whitehall Media are pleased to announce that their annual GOVSEC conference has won a Bronze Award in the Conference Awards’ ‘best free to attend’ conference category.

Judges at the Conference Awards remarked that GOVSEC had ‘good customer feedback, innovative sponsorships’, was ‘a success on the day’ and offered ‘good focus and approach to attract the hard to get SME sector.’

Founded in 2014, GOVSEC is geared around enabling government to function effectively, safely and securely through improved IT, information and infrastructural security.

The all-day conference explores how public sector organisations and professionals can make sense of securing their functions in a rapidly changing environment. The event attracts up to 500 delegates every year, belonging to the cyber and information security professionals, to discuss the threat landscape, ways to detect and defeat threats, and best practice on the approaches required to protect critical national systems and networks.

The conference, now in its fourth year, allows delegates to benefit from keynotes from senior thought leaders and security practitioners, understand how the risk landscape affects them and their organisation, gain practical knowledge about the latest tools and technologies to help them support the delivery of their business objectives, gain expert advice on specific security challenges and stay up to date with the latest insights in the InfoSec space.

Welcoming the news, Waqas Hashemi, CEO of Whitehall Media said:

“Our GOVSEC conference has consistently attracted high ratings from delegates owing to the importance of the subject matter for government to function safely in an interconnected world.

“The government routinely deters and defends against scores of cyber-attacks often targeting sensitive information held by public sector institutions. There has, in recent months, been an upswing in ransomware attacks.

“Our conference offers an unrivalled platform for policymakers, practitioners and those in the vendor community to network, share and find practicable solutions to real-world security challenges.”