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Accumuli Security

 

When

03/12/2012

Sponsor

Accumuli Security

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Guest feedback.

--------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Head of Information Security Financial Organisation Another great thought provoking event. Good to hear the different perspectives, concerns and challenges faced by peers and vendors alike and some suggestions as to how these can be overcome. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Regional Head of Information Security Global Manufacturing Organisation Excellent event. Excellent facilitation, well planned schedule, A very good networking opportunity with most interesting and experienced guests invited to the event. Very good presenters, engaging the audience, open to questions, discussions and feedback. Plenty of opportunities to discuss the presented service offering, to provide feedback to the presenters. Fantastic venue, good food.

Very good dinner in a spectacular location.

Peer discussions were useful, as always.

Good event.

Global Head of Security Solutions and Architecture
Deutsche Bank


Great venue Fantastic food Good company and lively debate Great presentation and discussion – very interesting Overall – excellent evening

Head of Information Security
Communications Organisation

It was an excellent evening at a tremendous venue with five star food and service. The whole big data and siem issue is such a hotly debated topic at the moment. The presentations were professional and well delivered. I enjoyed the debate afterwards with an excellent informed and very knowledgeable group of people. Thanks again for an excellent evening

Head of Security
Financial Organisation

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Oracle

 

When

17/09/2012

Sponsor

Oracle

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Guest feedback.

I found the evening very informative with good debate around current and relevant security issues.

IT Security Manager
Media Organisation

Another well organised, attended and chaired round table session from ISS. Good to see a healthy discussion kept to a reasonably high level avoiding over analysis.

Head of Information Security
Insurance Group

Thanks once again Iain for a thoroughly enjoyable Evening. You managed a nice balance between vendor presentations and the open discussion. The Oracle perspective was really interesting. It was definitely a worthwhile event.

CISO
FTSE 100 Organisation




Always difficult for vendors to win over the cynics. Great company, true peer networking!

Global Security & Compliance Director
Media Organisation

Good location with good company. Quieter environment encourages good discussions and meeting with new people. The debates were engaging & well managed. Dinner was excellent and very much enjoyed.

Director, IT Security
Pharmaceutical




A superb event, excellent venue and credible hosts who came with a relevant story

CISO
FTSE 100 Organisation

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Splunk

 

When

24/09/2012

Sponsor

Splunk

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Guest feedback.

I found the event very useful, it was great to be able to chat to a smaller group of people as you felt you were able to understand everyone’s views and issues they are facing. I felt the team from Splunk were very knowledgeable on the issues faced by the industry, and I appreciated not having to deal with a hard sell approach. I particularly enjoyed the round table discussion approach, rather than being subjected to “death by power point”
The food and location where lovely, and I would happily attend another event of this type

Head of Information Security
Retail Organisation

This was a pleasant and interesting evening with a lot of good discussions and an excellent information exchange. The location was well selected and the food and the wine were excellent as well. The sponsor managed to get his message across without falling into the habits of a sales presentation.

Head of Technology Security
Telecommunications Organisation

The Executive Dinner sponsored by Splunk> was a most enjoyable evening. I liked the opportunity to go round the room at the beginning of dinner to outline our knowledge of Splunk> and what we hoped to gain from the evening was very useful.
It allowed a more informal atmosphere which encouraged excellent cross table discussions and interactions. DJ Skillman and James Murray from Splunk> led their interactive presentation very well and made it interesting.
The concept of collecting and correlating security logs can appear to be boring but they made it useful and interesting and I will be following up with them. It was a very enjoyable and useful evening

Head of Security, Infrastructure Outsourcing Services
Capgemini

Very enjoyable evening, good size group that encouraged open discussion. Vendor was flexible with the presentation that fitted in well with the evening. Venue facilities were excellent.

Head of IT Operations
Logistics Organisation



Excellent format, very relaxed and friendly environment. The evening, whilst aimed at furthering the knowledge of a product, was excellently facilitated and enjoyable.
The flow of conversation and anecdotal stories helped create a relaxed evening of like minded individuals that allowed us to focus on a product, discuss and imbue our firm’s goals and strategies. An evening well spent. Both enjoyable and educational.

Senior Information Security Manager
Insurance Group

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Detica

 

When

17/07/2012

Sponsor

Detica

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Accumuli

 

When

25/06/2012

Sponsor

Accumuli

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Guest feedback.

Once again, an enjoyable dinner meeting where not only the food was excellent but the speakers and the presentation, especially from Sourcefire, were well worth spending a few hours after work networking with industry leaders and colleagues from Information Security.

Chief Security Architect
Royal Mail Group

Enjoyable evening with a good knowledgeable crowd – it’s certainly refreshing hearing peers share common experiences and issues.

Head of IT Security
Amlin Plc

Dinner was good format. Encouraged discussion and debate. Topics were topical and relevant to my business. The presentation on Threats was great and professionally delivered, hitting the spot in sparking the ensuing debate.

Global Head of IT Security & Business Continuity
FTSE 100




Great event, this is a very topical vendor for me right now.

Head of Information Security
Communications Organisation

I had a good night with enjoyable discussion. 

Global Head of IT Security & Service Continuity
British American Tobacco

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nCircle

 

When

21/05/2012

Sponsor

nCircle

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Guest feedback.

A great evening and presentation. I think this was the first time when delegates actually asked the vendors for another presentation!

I think nCircle hit the mark with the audience and product. I have followed up with the vendor and arranged a demo of the Benchmark solution.

CISO
Financial Organisation

The topic was very interesting and relevant but a bit length compared to the March event where the CISOs had more time to participate and contribute.

Chief Security Architect
Communications Organisation



A good attendee list in terms of common level, set of challenges and willingness to discuss openly. As such, I got a good sense of where the market is on the topic under discussion. The venue, food and service was very good. I liked the format. I thought the debate was well facilitated. I thought nCircle were a good company to speak as they had a credible offering and high level of knowledge of their topic. I thought Jim spoke very well.

Global Head of Information Security
Financial Organisation

An excellent evening - very good presentations on a topical subject. The demo was impromptu but very worthwhile and did not detract from the debate.

Head of Information Security
Financial Organisation

Another great networking event, complemented by excellent food.The lack of “hard sell” from the sponsor is hugely appreciated!

Director of Security
Financial Organisation

 

Jim made a very interesting and pursuasive presentation, and showed enormous knowledge of the subject. I certainly believe that there is good value in the ‘metrics’ prgramme he espouses.

Director, Information Security
Financial Organisation

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Oracle

 

When

23/04/2012

Sponsor

Oracle

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Guest feedback.

Presentations by Oracle and Pentest Ltd. were well researched and presented. BYOD is a subject we are currently researching so the presentation was well timed for me. Networking opportunities with peers a high-light of the evening. Venue as good as ever. Food and drink perfect.

IS BCP, Risk and Security Manager
Cancer Research UK

Excellent location and excellent food. The presentations were well balanced and informative. I particularly enjoyed the first presentation as its good to be reminded how exploits work and how folks think about getting around controls that have been deployed in products. The debating session was interesting as folks have different perspectives and its serves as a good check and balance to the assumptions that you have made for your own organisation. I think the debating session was managed well with everyone able to contribute without being dominated by any one individual.

Executive Director
Financial Organisation

What a great event! Relaxed, with stimulating conversation, good presentations, fantastic food and wine.

A great opportunity to talk to peers, and exchange ideas.

Director of Security
Financial Organisation



As always, thought-provoking presentations and ensuing debate. It appeared that the central message of changing security focus from end-point devices to the data ‘core’ of a network was broadly agreed by those present.

Director, Information Security
Financial Organisation

Food was excellent, great service, great event.

Head of Information Security
Energy Organisation



I enjoyed the evening as there were some good discussion points there.

Head of Information Security
Communications Organisation 

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Mcafee

 

When

19/03/2012

Sponsor

Mcafee

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Guest feedback.

The presenter was engaging and it is useful to hear of actual experiences in a ‘safe’ environment CSO, Financial Organisation

This was my first attendance at the Information Security Solutions Executive Dinner. I was pleasantly surprised at how well balanced, relaxing and organised the entire event was, including the variety of attendees and the way Iain moderated the discussion.

It was well worth attending.

Chief Security Architect
Communications Organisation

Firstly I would like to say how much I enjoyed the dinner and the opportunity to network with the other attendees. It is a great format and the discussion was lively and informative.

Global IT Risk Manager,
Pharmaceutical Organisation

Thanks very much for inviting me along last night. It was an excellent dinner in some good company, and I enjoyed the lively debate.

Head of IT Security
Financial Organisation

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Sourcefire

 

When

27/02/2012

Sponsor

Sourcefire

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Sponsor feedback.

Another successful event for Sourcefire working with ISS. Having a platform to network with, present to and obtain feedback from C-level security professionals is a key requirement for our sales organisation and that’s exactly what Iain delivered.

Iain is consistent in delivering the right contacts with 100% attendance.

The event was extremely well organised and the flow of the event went well with all participants actively participating. We will certainly be another of these events.

Senior Marketing Manager EMEA
Sourcefire

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Guest feedback.

One of the most useful meetings of this type I have been to. The subject obviously resonated with my peers – the lively conversation generated by the subject helped to crystallise my company’s strategy in this area.

Head of Information Security
Financial Organisation



A very well organised event with a good mix of high profile organisations and participants represented.

The sponsor presentations were excellent, well balanced between providing information and the expected amount of marketing.

I would call this high quality networking.

Thanks to Iain (and sponsors) for yet another great event.

Group IT Risk Assurance Coordinator
Shell

Very informative. Intelligent, proactive monitoring & response is for now & not the future. Great opportunity to debate with industry colleagues.

Head of IT Assurance
Financial Organisation

The event was perfectly structured to ensure the topic being presented, permitted and encouraged, healthy thought provoking debate. Information Security Officer, Financial Organisation

As always, the Dinner for CISO’s, provided an opportunity to compare notes and experiences with my peers in a confidential but very agreeable situation.

The vendor presentations allow a deeper insight into what is up and coming in the industry than can be achieved from the standard sales meetings that take place during the working day.

Group Head of Security
Financial Organisation 

As always an enjoyable evening. Genial company, an excellent meal and a vigorous debate that contributed much to my understanding of the issues.

It is instructive to see a vendor’s ‘sales pitch’ so comprehensively challenged by practitioners – from which I believe the sponsors can glean valuable insight into market thinking.

Director of Security
Financial Organisation

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HP

 

When

23/01/2012

Sponsor

HP

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Sponsor feedback.

I’ve done 3 of these dinners in the past 2 weeks, this was the best. The thing that I found to be particularly good, is that things were very well organized/scheduled and we stuck to the agenda. The roundtable approach with questions/answers was also well organized and allowed participation from all, which was very good. This was a weakness of both other dinners I went to, 25% of the people did all the talking, still ok, but not as effective and/or well-rounded. It was a well-executed event.

VP, Professional Services
Enterprise Security Products
HP

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Guest feedback.

The presentation from Chris Tiolo was excellent, and really gave insight into the issues being faced by other CISOs and the decision process into in-house v outsource SOC.
The one thing I really like about the CISO dinners is when I learn something I can take back to the office, either confirmation we’re already doing things right, or we are way of the mark. The presentation from Chris confirmed we are doing things right (in this instance outsource to an MSSP).

CISO
Financial Organisation 

A great and lively debate especially around the pro’s and cons of out sourcing, in sourcing and ‘right’ sourcing.

Head of Security Operations & Compliance
Financial Organisation

Very enjoyable evening. Liked having the small group where you could follow the conversation and debate easily, and could track who everyone was. Table service was impeccable and food top-notch.

Head of Information Security
Energy Organisation

An excellent evening of open and honest discussion of industry leaders discussing future working practices and how to shape the industry.

CISO
FTSE 100

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