It was a lovely and thoroughly enjoyable evening. I found the presentations excellent. I still found the content to be useful and informative. The debate after dinner was lively and it was great to see everyone happy to participate in a frank and open manor.
The venue was beautiful and food was excellent.
Head of Information Risk and Business Continuity
I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. It was professionally planned and located within a suitably private area of the Royal Exchange Building.
It was nice to meet other security professional with similar issues who willingly shared ideas and situations that existed within their respective organisations.
The sponsor organisation presentations were very informative and did not just include the “standard sales pitch information”. I also didn’t feel that I was being pressured into purchasing any of their products, although I admit they do have some good solutions and they admitted themselves that their security solutions are not the “silver bullet” to all aspects of IT security!
The Waiting staff were attentive, discrete and professional at all times.
I would like to again, thank Iain for this kind invitation.
Head of IT Security and Digital Forensics
Very much enjoyed the presentation and the lively debate that ensued. Excellent selection of venue, guests and the topic.
Head of Security Architecture & Advisory
Royal Mail Group
Enjoyable vendor sponsored evening without the hard sell. Good honest debate with a knowledgeable peer group.
Head of IT Security
The venue was easy to get to and a very pleasant place to spend an evening.
The presentations met my expectations (Don’s was really great), but it was the general debate that provided the most value.
As most security professionals know, there is no silver bullet to today’s challenges, and this in turn means there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Having the opportunity to discuss current security issues with a particular vendor without the heavy sales pitch was refreshing and far more useful than I had expected.
Interesting mix of attendees. Very relevant host company, given the state of supply for security services. Good general discussion on trends, incident and loss metrics. Very good presentation on latest attacks and threats from Don. Discussion was a little bit unfocussed in the middle of the dinner.
Venue was very convenient, stylish – food was good. Definitely repeat the venue.
Global Head, Security Solutions & Architecture
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