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Gemalto


DOT ORiGiN

 

When

09/12/2013

Sponsor

Gemalto and DOT ORiGiN

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Sponsor feedback.

Iain, thank you for delivering a very well executed and smooth running event.

We felt the venue and format were excellent, it will be interesting to see what feed-back we receive from the guests.

David Tyrrell
Sales
Gemalto Identity and Access

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Guest feedback.

The D'Oyly Carte Room at The Savoy Grill is an exceptional venue and the food and wine served is one of the best meals I can remember.

It was a pleasant departure from the normal security topics to discuss the linking of physical security and logical security controls and try and define what identity verification will require in the future.

Not sure we nailed a definitive answer, but plenty of ideas to think over. One again a very pleasant way to end a day.

Information Security Manager
Gazprom marketing and Trading

Excellent venue. Good mix of attendees offering constructive views on the topics discussed and others during networking opportunities. Enjoyable evening and good times to suit travel home.

Valued the hosts insight to their products and services which was delivered in an easy to listen interesting way, and answers to questions were complete and informative

Global IM Security Systems Manager
Mining Organisation

 

 

 

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F5

 

When

25/11/2013

Sponsor

F5

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Guest feedback.

I found the dinner very professionally planned and hosted by Iain.

The participants were all very knowledgeable and having the contribution from all this different industries was of great value.

The presentations were succinct and  the presenters very technically acute.

Finally, the food and the service were fantastic.

Well Done  “Information Security Solutions”!


Information Security Officer
Reed Business Information

Wanted to say thank you very much for the Dinner, it was great to see you again and also to meet the other attendees and the F5 team

Overall I thought the format of evening was great – it gave a good time for us all to interact individually and was stimulating with the inputs from F5 and understanding where others were without it going too over the top with Hard sell = venue and food was great as you said it would be

Overall a great evening and time well spent for me personally and professionally

Global VP Security & Compliance
Sitel

I found the speakers very interesting.  A good networking opportunity, had very good discussions with the other guest and the sponsor.

It was interesting to hear the different status of Application Security in the various organisations in attendance, but a common theme that came out was that more focus and attention will be paid to this level of security going forward.

F5’s approach seemed to be specifically targeting this area which I will be following up on


Global Head of Application Security
Financial Organisation

 
Excellent venue and gracious hosts. interesting in that most organisations seem to sort out infrastructure first and development later. This may reflect that most organisations tend to use COTS and not develop in house.

Glad the Chatham house rule was in place, as this allowed open and honest discussions.


Information Security Manager
Gazprom Marketing and Trading
 

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Tripwire

 

When

26/11/2013

Sponsor

Tripwire

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Sponsor feedback.

The event was both well attended by people at the right level and from very reputable companies.

We had a good mix of Tripwire’s customers using our solutions from all areas – FIM, compliance, log Management and Vulnerability Management.

We have not had a meeting till this one where we have had users of all of our products attend the same event.

The speech from Craig McLean of Betfair was very good and stimulated quite a lot of good debate.

The event was well managed. The food and wine were good and the weather was clear and hence the views were wonderful.

Account Director
Tripwire

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Guest feedback.

The security presentation was good and the facilitated discussion was excellent.

This is the second of these events I have attended and it was again very worthwhile attending with a good quality of  informed debate.

Head of Information Security
TUI Travel PLC
 


I had heard of Tripwire but mainly as a file Integrity, I am please to hear they are now in Vulnerability management as well, they need to do more advertising .

I found the event useful ,  very good and interactive  , I was pleased to hear Betfair experience .

IT Security Manager Europe and Asia
Financial Services
 

 

 

 

I enjoyed the presentation by the speaker from Betfair; it was refreshing to have an independent view of the sponsors offering.  The sponsor Tripwire was also very open to questions and debate.

I also found the round table debate stimulating as there was a good cross section of attendees from different sectors.

The dinner was excellent and it was well hosted by yourself.

CISO FCA Account
Fujitsu

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LogRhythm and SecureData

 

When

03/10/2013

Sponsor

LogRhythm and SecureData

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Sponsor feedback.

I must admit that I have attended 3 of these events and this is the best one where I felt we all have the same concerns, the same understanding and very good exchange of ideas. I really connected with all those I talked to and most importantly the debates at the end were very interesting indeed.

Also thanks to LogRhythm and SecureData. Both Glyn and Alan understood the markets and I thoroughly enjoyed the exchange of ideas.

Also, thanks to Iain for putting this together and with the right people.

Group Security Monitoring Programme Director
BNP Paribas

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Guest feedback.

An enjoyable evening spent with an informed group of individuals.

Group IT Security Manager
Amlin PLC
 

A useful insight into SIEM and what this technology can do for an organisation as well as some of the challenges an implementation of such a technology brings. It was good to see a balanced view being given.

The after dinner debate produced some good discussion and I for one was able to take away some points for consideration within my own organisation.

Head of Information Security
Global Insurance Organisation

Excellent evening, the first presenter knew his subject well and delivered an impeccable presentation. Conversation was very good, numerous great examples given and some candid stories relayed by the guests.

Excellent product well demonstrated and clearly presented.

Very good event.

Ps great food as always.

Information Security Manager
Global Insurance Organisation

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Mandiant

 

When

02/10/2013

Sponsor

Mandiant

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Guest feedback.

Lord Reid and Kevin Mandia brought a vast range of experience to share with the group which made for lively and informative discussions. For me this ranks as one of the best security events that I have attended.

The venue, service, wine and meal were excellent and this always helps an event to be a pleasurable experience. This said, the crowning glory was the common sense approach to security that Kevin Mandia and Lord Reid literally brought to the table.

Information Security Manager
Gazprom Marketing and Trading

An excellent evening with lively debate on a wide range of security topics, some might have even related to the sponsor!

Both enjoyable and topical.

Director Information Security
Pharmaceutical Organisation

A great location and very good evening.

Lord Reid steering the conversation and Mandiant giving the details of the threats they’ve been seeing.

It was interesting to see that Madiant are now in the UK (I thought they were US only) so will engage with them locally.

CISO 
Financial Organisation

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Tripwire

 

When

16/09/2013

Sponsor

Tripwire

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Guest feedback.

Excellent discussion and debate sessions, very thought provoking. Gave me some good incite on the challenges being faced across multiple industries. Great to have non financial services perspective as well.

Head of Group Enterprise Risk
Financial Organisation





A really valuable evening – both informative and enjoyable.
Meeting with peers across different sectors to discuss and debate common challenges provides unique insights, experience and advice from industry leaders.

Head of IS Security
Pharmaceutica Organisation

A great evening, with lively discussion about an issue that is affecting all CISOs – how do we identify relevant metrics for our Boards.

Global CISO
Financial Organisation





Good mix of guests across industries stimulated interesting discussions on the topics raised.
Thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking.

Head of Information Security EMEA
Financial Organisation

A really enjoyable evening spent with a knowledgeable crowd

Group IT Security Manager
Amlin PLC

A very enjoyable and informative evening. The venue was spectacular the views from the dining room over London as the sun was setting was amazing which just enhanced the experience. The speaker was excellent and engaging expressing views that were not too technical and easy to understand. The mix of attendees was also good and the debates after dinner were interesting giving us a good understanding of the challenges we all face across the different sectors and the impact of the regulators have on our industries. The food was very good and there was plenty of it.
Thank-you for inviting me it was a most memorable evening and please extend my thanks to Tripwire they were perfect hosts and look forward to working with them in the future.

Head of Information Security
Financial Organisation

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Qualys

 

When

17/06/2013

Sponsor

Qualys

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Guest feedback.

The conversation very engaging, with some thought-provoking questions – again with some lively discourse and diverse perspectives.

Many thanks to Qualys for the engaging controls topic and conversation. The SANS twist was an added bonus for me.

Global Head of Security Operations
Telecommunications Organisation

Great venue and an engaging group of peers

Head of Information Security EMEA
Financial Organisation

Over all, it was fun and thought provoking. Inspiring location, good food, good drink & good service.

Clever mix of guests, both in terms of verticals, and more importantly personalities; everyone willing to offer insight, always with good humour.

Qualys and Iain did a good job bringing sales to a captive audience while avoiding the pitfalls of the hard sell. Indeed, the discussions freely explored all the issues raised, be they vendor neutral or otherwise.

Head of Information Security
Financial Organisation

Very enjoyable, good conversation, great group of people.

Head of Information Security
Financial Organisation

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HP

 

When

19/06/2013

Sponsor

HP

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Guest feedback.

This was a very interesting and informative evening. The mix of industries and skill sets made for some good discussions and really highlighted the considerable variance in challenges faced by different organisations and their appetite towards risk associated with application security.

Head of IT Security
ITV

I thought the assembled grouping, topics and conversation were relevant, engaging and enjoyable. I was very conscious that it was security folks talking to security folks.

Global Head Information Security Risk
Financial Organisation

An interesting discussion with colleagues in other business areas that face similar problems regarding information security. Achieving security during application development was a topic with a variety of solutions. There was consensus that building security in through sound education and process rather than testing after development was preferable but few organisations had really cracked this difficult nut! The venue, food and service were excellent. The company and discussions were also stimulating. Iain did a great job in facilitating.

Head of Information Security
Communications Organisation

Great mix of guests from a broad cross section of industries generated some very interesting discussions around the topic of the day. The discussion surrounding risk appetite was particularly enlightening. The sponsor did a great job introducing the subject and letting conversations develop without pushing their specific solutions. Another superb event at a great location

Head of Information Security EMEA
Financial Organisation

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Sourcefire

 

When

13/05/2013

Sponsor

Sourcefire

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Sponsor feedback.

Thank you for organising such a enjoyable and valuable dinner this week. The forum was the perfect way to understand the drivers of the CISO and the dialogue enabled us to position our value proposition in a relaxed and informal manner.

I have made numerous new C level contacts with agreed follow up actions, this would normally would have take months of prospecting to achieve the same. The venue, service and food were superb and look forward to our next event

Regional Sales Manager - UK & Ireland
Sourcefire

Thank you again for providing us the opportunity to meet with such a significant group of key information security decision makers. The format of the event, combined with your cordial and impartial chairing of the proceedings, enabled an excellent balance between understanding the real challenges the attendees have on a daily basis and allowing us to explain how we address these with our solutions.

Field Product Manager, EMEA
Sourcefire






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Guest feedback.

Brilliant evening focused on pertinent technology, followed by insightful, relevant infosec conversation and networking. I would choose this engagement style over a conference any time.

Global Manager
Blackberry



Lively and meaningful discussion on intrusion prevention was contributed by all. Credit to Sourcefire for keeping their presentation brief and interesting.
All in a beautiful and historic venue – it was an evening worth attending!

Head of Enterprise Security Architecture
Communications Organisation

I did enjoy evening thank you. The material and presentations were on the ball and pitched at the right level for the audience. It was a very good networking and relationship building exercise also.

Head of Information Security
Media Organisation



The presenters avoided too much marketing speak and provided the inspiration for lively discussions around the table and with neighbours. I am looking forward to future events with anticipation

Head of Threat and Investigations
Communications Organisation

The venue, meal and company was, as usual, exceptional.

I thought the presentations were very useful and stimulating.

I was particularly intrigued by the three threats that have remained the same over many years, just presented in different guises.

I have since download on of their papers. I thought the after dinner debate useful. Thanks again for a great evening.

Head of Information Security EMEA
Food and Drink Organisation

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SailPoint

 

When

29/04/2013

Sponsor

SailPoint

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Guest feedback.

I enjoyed the evening the company, food and the location were excellent. I thought the evening was very informative and a great way to increase my knowledge of the SailPoint products and a chance to discuss with other IS Leaders views on identity and access management. It was great hearing from a business implementation viewpoint. Thanks to you and SailPoint for a great evening.

Regional Information Security Officer Europe
FTSE 100 Organisation

Many thanks for last night….it was a good evening Regional

Head of Information Security
Communications Organisation

A value-add event (Great venue and a really good mix of security experts present for the debate)

Head of Information Security
Energy Organisation

A really good session, good to openly discuss challenges and approaches to logical access controls and SailPoint.

Head of IT Security
Insurance Organisation

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nCircle

 

When

04/03/2013

Sponsor

nCircle

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Guest feedback.

Interesting and relevant presentation by the sponsor followed by a lively debate covering a broad range of subjects. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Head of Information Security EMEA
Financial Organisation

Was a good event – great food, venue etc. Interesting to hear from n-circle – and the debate / discussion around security reporting and metrics which followed. I came away from the dinner with some good ideas.

VP Information Risk Management
Financial Organisation

Excellent venue and good networking session. I felt the structure and set-up was just right , it was good to see most of my colleagues were facing the same issues as I was and I hope collectively as an IT Security industry we can resolve some of these.

I feel all financial services need to join forces and combat some of the issues we face today instead of working in silos and having network sessions such as these help move in the right path, we need to also circulate the findings of these meetings and if there are companies who have successfully implemented a solution and are happy to share their experience from the business perspective as well as technology this would be great.

Head of IT Security EMEA
Financial Organisation

Very efficient networking event for IS executives: Short, to the point, good use of time in nice atmosphere.

Head of IT & Information Risk
Financial Organisation

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Oracle

 

When

28/02/2013

Sponsor

Oracle

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Guest feedback.

A lovely evening; good food, good wine, good ‘knowledgeable’ company

Head of Information Security
Amlin Plc

The event was very useful and I thought the format was really good. It was informal but still well organised and had the right level of control to keep the group on topic. I like the way Iain, pulled everyone into the conversation, it seemed difficult to contribute at times since some of the people knew each other better than me and I didn’t want to interrupt. The subject was very good and relevant to me.
The People from Oracle contributed in a positive and balanced manner without making it into an all out sales pitch.

Director, ISD
Mizuho International

----------------- Excellent venue and good networking session. I felt the structure and set-up was just right , it was good to see most of my colleagues were facing the same issues as I was and I hope collectively as an IT Security industry we can resolve some of these. I feel all financial services need to join forces and combat some of the issues we face today instead of working in silos and having network sessions such as these help move in the right path, we need to also circulate the findings of these meetings and if there are companies who have successfully implemented a solution and are happy to share their experience from the business perspective as well as technology this would be great.

Head of IT Security EMEA
Financial Organisation

Good venue with good acoustics for the debate. Venue well located for transport links. Catering of a good standard…not quite as good as previous event at accountants hall. A good cross range of attendees leading to good debate. I feel these are the most effective IS events I attend for quality of debate, sharing of ideas and understanding how other firms are approaching issues.

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

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Dell SecureWorks

 

When

23/01/2013

Sponsor

Dell SecureWorks

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Sponsor feedback.

Customer interaction was good

Tonight’s dinner- reached people we wouldn’t normally

This evening had potential customers with opportunities for Dell SecureWorks

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Guest feedback.

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 Hosting 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

Healthcare Organisation

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It’s always interesting to hear others are facing the same fears and challenges as yourself. Building a better network only serves to improve one’s early response and overall defence.

IT Security Manager

Online Business Services Organisation

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It was a lovely and thoroughly enjoyable evening. I found the presentations excellent. I 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. The background noise didn’t bother me as much as others around me, being in the ‘expensive/premium’ seats my view out on to the exchange was delightful.

Thanks again.

Head of Information Risk and Business Continuity

Financial Organisation

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• Comfortable venue, good service, good meal

• Interesting talks from Dell speakers, dealt with relevant and current security challenges faced today, gave me a few things to think about

• Not sales focussed which is always preferable in that environment

• Other guests represented a wide variety of different businesses

• Enjoyed the post dinner debate - honest open discussion, good to hear views from different sectors

Information Security Manager

Retail Organisation

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Enjoyable vendor sponsored evening without the hard sell. Good honest debate with a knowledgeable peer group.

Head of IT Security

Amlin Plc

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Amazing location, good presenters and good food

Enjoyed the round table discussion and that every invitee was able to air the issues that they faced

Head of Information Security

Retail Organisation

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Dell SecureWorks

 

When

24/01/2013

Sponsor

Dell SecureWorks

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Sponsor feedback.

Customer interaction was good, it was especially good during the debate session

This evening had potential customers with opportunities for Dell SecureWorks

This evenings venue was perfect.

Good relationship building and long term gain

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Guest feedback.

Very much enjoyed the presentation and the lively debate that ensued. Excellent selection of venue, guests and the topic. Highly recommended.

Head of Security Architecture & Advisory

Royal Mail Group

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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.

CISO

Energy Organisation

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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.

Venue was very convenient, stylish – food was good. Perhaps a little bit long between courses. Definitely repeat the venue

Global Head of Security Solutions & Architecture

Financial Organisation

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The location, food and wine was fabulous.

It was made even better by the expertise of the presenters and the discussions by the assembled experts.

I thought it was chaired it very well.

It was the best dinner and learn I have attended. Thank you very much for invite and Dell Secure works for hosting it.

Regional Information Security Officer

SABMiller

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Excellent Dinner….Very good quality debate and presentation

I am pleased the debate over ran as it did, as quality of perspectives and challenges that people shared were of a high quality.

Good from a networking perspective, made some excellent new contacts.

Venue- great venue, food menu was of a good standard, wine – excellent choice – staff really friendly and helpful

It was one of the best intellectual events I have attended....

Head of Information Security EMEA

Financial Organisation

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It was a very pleasant evening. The venue, food and service were all excellent. Dell were exemplary sponsors.

Head of Security

Financial Organisation

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