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.”