Public Sector Enterprise ICT

14 November 2018

Victoria Park Plaza




Wednesday 14th November, 2018

The Seminars will take place from 12.20 – 13.00.
Delegates will be able to attend one seminar at the event. No pre selection is required – delegates will be able to select which session they attend onsite.


Software Asset Management in the NHS

Steve Stokes, IT Supplier and Contracts Manager, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Data, Technology & Information (DT&i) Directorate

Mark Lillywhite, Senior Pre-sales Consultant, Snow Software

Hear from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust about how they have used the power of Software Asset Management to give them visibility & control of their estate, reduce cost pressures, and enable the automation of manual processes.
With hundreds of bespoke medical applications & complex licensing metrics, hear how they are future-proofing the organisation to consolidate & increase control.

Apache Metron: Streaming Millions of Cyber Security Events Per Second with Advanced Behaviour Analytics

Simon Elliston Ball, Product Manager for CyberSecurity, Hortonworks

Cyber security is all about drowning in data and not having enough people to keep up. Criminal organisation and nation states have huge resources and collaborate on the attack side, while traditional systems keep slow silos and short memories. Apache Metron takes a big data, open source community and data science centric approach to give security analysts a fighting change of keeping up. With behaviour profiling as part of the realtime stream, and a unique ability to slit windowed analytics over long periods of time, Metron also provides a platform for security data science, and deep, relevant, personalisation of security response and advanced detection.

Taking a Strategic Approach to Cyber Security in the Public Sector

Paul Edon, Senior Director, Technical Services, Tripwire
Paul “PJ” Norris, Senior Systems Engineer, Tripwire

Research shows that almost one in four (23%) of UK public sector organisations are unprepared for a cyber-attack[1]. From government email hacks to high-profile ransomware attacks on the NHS, it’s safe to say the cyber criminals have been busy. Today, public sector organisations have an increasing number of regulatory and compliance obligations to fulfil. This is no easy task under the restrictions of tight budgets and limited resources, all whilst grappling with cloud implementations, Big Data and (dare we mention it) GDPR. Consequently much of the sector finds itself acting reactively, rather than proactively to cyber security risks, leaving it vulnerable to attacks.

The reality is that cyber risk management requires careful consideration by all public sector organisations to safeguard themselves against the threat of cyber-attacks and data breaches. Research shows that critical security controls detect 91% of all security breaches[2], building a solid foundation of controls should be at the heart of every cyber security strategy. This session will examine some of the year’s highest profile breaches, provide lessons learned and demonstrate how an effective cyber security strategy starts with foundational security controls.

In this session you will learn:
• How to implement critical security controls effectively
• Best practices and lessons learned from real data breach stories
• Why prioritising vulnerabilities (both insider and external) is so important
• Where to invest your resources and how to remain agile
• Understanding the benefits of a DevOps model
• Emerging threats: Where will the next threats come from?
Leave this session understanding how your organisation can more effectively safeguard against attacks and quantify the impact of any data breach. Attendees will receive a free SANS whitepaper: Building a Foundation for Cyber Integrity.

[1] Advanced Trends Report 2017
[2] The IT Process Institute