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HP Enterprise Security Services

 

When

08/12/2014

Sponsor

HP Enterprise Security Services

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Sponsor feedback.

Fantastic event!
• Great contacts – most of them are looking to IAM projects over the next 12 months. They were attentive and engaging during both HP presentations and the debate session at the end. ◦ HP mentioned some of the contacts have already been reaching out via LinkedIn.
• ISS/Iain Sutherland did a great job hosting the event. Plus, Iain is highly regarded within the industry in the UK.
• Venue, food, give-aways, layout, etc. were top notch.

Whitney Waters
Partner Marketing Manager
SailPoint/HP

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Guest feedback.

The evening was very enjoyable and useful. It was reassuring to hear that the challenges of identity and access management are universal. The session also got me thinking about one or two things particularly toxic access combinations

Head of Security Operations
Heathrow Airport

Excellent location

Excellent food.

The technical overview presentation was good in that it shared industry perspectives and trends based on extensive interaction with a broad spectrum of clients – they potentially miss an opportunity to sell HP products but to be fair they were focussed on delivering consulting services.

I appreciate the second presentation was covering the client presentation so it was good that he stepped in to do that but it’s always a shame to miss out on the opportunity to understand how security technology is being applied in practice.

The debate session is always useful as it allows you to baseline against peer organisations – it was good to hear feedback from abroad cross section of organisations.

Executive Director
Financial Organisation

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F5

 

When

17/12/2014

Sponsor

F5

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Guest feedback.

It was extremely informative and good fun – the speakers adapted extremely well to the challenging audience.

Head of Information Risk and Business Continuity
Global Investment Bank

Historically I knew F5 as a load balancing company. This dinner has introduce me to a very business relevant side to their solutions and I am keen to understand more about their fraud offering.

CISO
Global Financial Organisation

It was great meeting the team and understand what F5 want to achieve.

I very much enjoyed meeting other colleagues and having a good discussion about the technology and the various risks all of us face.

UK Head of Information Security
Global Retail Bank

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Skybox Security

 

When

11/11/2014

Sponsor

Skybox Security

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Guest feedback.

Excellent food.

Excellent Location.

Good mixture of attendees that were able to articulate different priorities for different sectors.

The presentations were well balanced – I think the vendor presentation was a good balance between general market observations and product sell. The customer presentation was very good – it’s always good to understand how peers have been successful in implementing technology.

Executive Director
Financial Organisation

Good debate, great set of attendees, most enjoyable!

CISO
GSK

A well organised event at a classic location with good food and lively, intelligent debate. Iain is a great facilitator.

Head of Information Security
Financial Organisation

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Tenable Network Security

 

When

24/11/2014

Sponsor

Tenable Network Security

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Guest feedback.

A very informative and interesting evening, with lots of great contributions from the peer diners. 

An interesting product, with the benefits well highlighted and illustrated by an excellent and amusing speaker.

Head of Information Assurance
John Lewis Partnership

An excellent evening as always. Debate was lively and the speaker thought-provoking.

Head of Information Security UK & Europe
Financial Org

I thought last night was an excellent event and one of the your best yet.  

The attendees/guests helped make it by providing lots of contribution and the Tenable presentations were very thought provoking..  

Head of IT Security
Financial Org

Excellent location. Excellent food.

The debate session was good with a good balance between product information and practical application of the tool..

VP, Information Security
Financial Organisation

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Mandiant

 

When

20/11/2014

Sponsor

Mandiant

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Guest feedback.

Very nice setting, liked the fact there was no screen to look at and just conversation.  Made it look less sales orientated and the USB pen was a great idea together with a take away handout.

Group Information Security Director
Wood Group



Very interesting evening, great group of peers, interesting and lively discussion. Two good presentations to help frame the debate.

CISO
GSK

 

 

 

A very informative and useful meeting.  The presentation by DB was especially interesting as it brought the issues and response to life.

It's always thought and debate provoking when there are strong personalities and views around the table - please keep that up. 

The Champagne and dinner were fine.

CISO
Retail Organisation

The evening was very good. This is a technology I'd heard off but before yesterday not very familiar with the objectives and real-time benefit in a layered approach.

I need to see this product move up in the maturation journey and understand the benchmarking a little more, but the concept is good.
Food & wine were great, as we're speakers, and I thought Jolyon did a good talk to bring the technology to life.

CISO
Communications Organisation

This was a high value event for me. I greatly enjoyed the venue, the dinner and the company and as a potential FireEye customer at Sage Pay it was useful to understand more about their market positioning.

I think Mandiant may have gone a bit mob-handed on sales guys versus delivery resource in terms of forming relationships but overall a great event.

Interim Head of Information Security
Sage Pay Europe Limited

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Qualys

 

When

13/10/2014

Sponsor

Qualys

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Guest feedback.

The presentation was a good insight into how Qualys were impacted by Heartbleed and Shellshock, we don’t always get to hear how security companies have to respond to vulnerabilities.

It also set the stage for a lively discussion. I always enjoy these events and last night was one of the more enjoyable diners.

Information Security Manager
Gazprom Marketing and Trading

The evening led to an excellent conversation with peers across the industry, comparing our responses to Heartbleed and Shellshock.  This led on to useful discussions regarding how we best position our business cases to our senior management, for ongoing security investment. 

The Qualys team contributed extensively to the discussion and credentialised themselves through the evening, rather than trying a hard sell.  This made for a more natural evolution of conversation than could have happened if they were trying a harder sell.

Head of Information Security Solutions
Financial Organisation

An excellent event. Perfectly chosen subject.

Brilliant facilitation of the discussions, perfectly maintained balance between ease of an informal conversation and clear focus on the discussion subject.

Very good choice of participants representing various industries which enabled a very interesting exchange of thoughts, experiences and opinions on the matters discussed.

Again, very good facilitation by the chairman and hosts,  with their sense of humour helping lively conversations.

And last but not the least – Gherkins is a fantastic venue, and delicious food and fine wines helped the conversations too.

Really look forward to the next event.

Head of Cyber Security & Digital Forensics, EMEA
Fortune 100 Organisation

Good and informative event, nice venue, good food & drinks.

CISO
Telecommunication Organisation

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Delphix

 

When

27/10/2014

Sponsor

Delphix

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Guest feedback.

Delphix is an interesting tool with a clearly committed and passionate team.

A good meal in a good venue.

Head of Information Security
TUI Travel

Location and food was outstanding.

Debate was good although and good participation.

EMEA IT Audit Manager
Financial Organisation

Vendor presentation was very interesting. The debate had some good questions, but the audience seem to prefer answering their own questions/ getting things off their chest, rather than contributing to a meaningful discussion.

Head, IT audit
Financial Organisation

Great evening with a good debate and an excellent product insight session.

Head of Security Analytics
Financial Organisation

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Mandiant

 

When

09/09/2014

Sponsor

Mandiant

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Sponsor feedback.

The event was an excellent opportunity for me to network with key people in the business and to get information that is of use to myself and the business in general.

The speakers were relevant and very interesting with excellent insight to critical areas of information security. Location and food were also excellent !

Global Business Security Manager
Energy Organisation

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Guest feedback.

Good conversation, discussion and debate. Fascinating listening to Kevin. Food and white were delicious.

Head of Information Security EMEA
Financial Organisation

Excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and debate topics with peers. 

The mix of presentation to debate was first rate. 

CISO
Financial Organisation

A convivial and useful evening – good insights from both speakers, that sparked dialogue both with and amongst the diners.  Some of whom were previously unknown to me!

Kevin Mandia’s PoV was the prime draw for me, having not previously heard him speak 1st hand, His insight was illuminating and worthy of reflection.

CISO
Defence Supplier

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Veracode

 

When

15/09/2014

Sponsor

Veracode

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Sponsor feedback.

An enjoyable evening, great food and good lively debate…

Group IT Security Manager
Amlin PLC



As always, an informative evening.

Head of Information Security and Business Continuity
Media Org

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Guest feedback.

Lots of interesting discussions around application security. Clearly most of us are just starting down the maturity path. 

The prospect of the Veracode binary code analysis is quite appealing.

Head of IT Security
Financial Org

The event presentations and discussions were excellent and very well aligned to current key information security concerns from both  executive management and information security specialist perspectives.  

It was extremely useful to learn something about key aspects of information security in other organisations.  

Head of Information Security
Financial Org

Excellent location. The food was outstand and plenty of it.

It was a good mix of people – it was good to get new perspectives.

VP, Information Security
Global Investment Bank

Excellent company, venue and food

Both speakers gave thought provoking presentations that   were well pitched so as not to exclude those without a current requirement for their solution.

Discussion was conducted in a well structured  manner that provided useful insight real world insight from the participants.

Information Security Manager
Financial Organisation

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Waratek

 

When

22/09/2014

Sponsor

Waratek

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Guest feedback.

A very informative and useful meeting.  The presentation by DB was especially interesting as it brought the issues and response to life.

It's always thought and debate provoking when there are strong personalities and views around the table - please keep that up.

Head of Information Assurance
Retail Organisation

Very nice setting, liked the fact there was no screen to look at and just conversation. 

Made it look less sales orientated and the USB pen was a great idea together with a take away handout.

Group Information Security Director
Wood Group

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Seculert

 

When

26/08/2014

Sponsor

Seculert

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Sponsor feedback.

Excellent discussion and enjoyable company, I really liked the smaller more intimate gathering.  I look forward to the next one.

Head of Information Security and Business Continuity
Media Organisation

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Guest feedback.

This was the first time that I attended a smaller dinner (2 sponsors, 6 CISO’s and Iain as moderator) and the format worked well.
We got to know everyone’s views around the table very well, and the discussion was interesting, and even useful. 
I think that most of us took away something to think about.
The dinner itself was excellent.  Very tasty indeed, and they coped very well with the three people at the table who had dietary restrictions (one on the starter, one on the main, one on the dessert)

CSO
Financial Organisation

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Waratek

 

When

21/07/2014

Sponsor

Waratek

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Sponsor feedback.

This was our second time in participating in such a dinner and once again it was a great success.

The level and type of attendee was perfect and enabled us to introduce our innovative new solution in a relaxed and open environment.

Iain was once again a perfect host and encouraged good discussion which gave us valuable insight.

Looking forward to the next one!

Marketing and Communication Director
Waratek

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Guest feedback.

I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner for both the company and the presentations provided. I was impressed by Waratek and I have already spoken to my team about their product. The presentation was clear and it was useful following up with the Waratek team. The dinner location was very good and I enjoyed the social as well as the business aspects of the dinner. Very many thanks.

Global CISO Infra
Capgemini

Excellent think-tank / data exchange forum where the topic under discussion was current, high on all the participants agendas and delivered valued insight into a new way to approach technology security.

I personally gained a lot more from the product review section than I expected and the value add for me was the clear and very well-articulated experience session that one of the delegates gave. Overall, a thoroughly well run presentation and debate session.

Global CISO
Financial Organisation

We had an excellent dialogue exploring an issue that is directly relevant to my business. It was refreshing to understand the similar challenges being faced by others in industry and to be introduced to a new product which may be able to address some of these challenges. I’d highly recommend this forum to others in the industry.

Head of IT Risk
Financial Organisation

The location and facilities were excellent and could not have been better in my view.

The number of people at the event was perfect as it allowed a good discussion to be held where everyone could contribute in a qualitative way.

The time I invested here had two primary benefits for me. Firstly it allowed me to take some time to consider an important issue alongside a potential solution whilst getting practical advice, guidance and experiences from colleagues in other organisations. And secondly it allowed me to build some valuable contacts at both an industry and vendor level.

You hosted the night very well and kept us to time and subject. Thanks for the invite and hope to attend a future event. Head of Information Security Financial Organisation Good networking and a very timely presentation

Head of Information Security Assurance
Reed Elsevier


A really worthwhile event and I feel it’s productive to focus on one particular area to take something away from the evening, in addition to new contacts amongst the industry’s leading practitioners.

James Gosnold
CISO
Fujitsu Home Office Accounts
Fujitsu

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Imperva

 

When

09/06/2014

Sponsor

Imperva

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Sponsor feedback.

• Excellent venue
• Good attendees, 90% were spot on
• Good questions and debate
• Iain was a great host, got the conversation going
• Would definitely do again

Senior Field & Channel Marketing Manager, EMEA
Imperva

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Guest feedback.

A stimulating evening with a sponsor who actually offers practical and pragmatic security (unlike some I have met!) The venue (apart from noise) was excellent with attentive service and very good food.

Head of Information Security - UK & Continental Europe
Commerzbank AG

Excellent event. Thoroughly enjoyable evening very well organised. The discussion was interesting and thought provoking.

Head of Information Security & Business Continuity
Media Organisation

Location was excellent Imperva did a good job of introducing the technology stack and then providing someone who could drill down in to the details.

Vice President
Financial Organisation

An enjoyable evening, spent with a knowledgeable group of individuals – great food…

Head of IT Security
Amlin PLC

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Veracode

 

When

18/06/2014

Sponsor

Veracode

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Guest feedback.

Food was excellent, best I’ve had at one of these events. Lively conversation and good presentations

Head of Cyber Security Operations
Financial Organisation

Excellent location. The food was outstand and plenty of it.

I think Veracode missed an opportunity to sell their solution. It would have been good to have had a technical overview / customer success story.

It was a good mix of people – it was good to get new perspectives.

EVP
Financial Organisation

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WhiteHat Security

 

When

23/06/2014

Sponsor

WhiteHat Security

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Sponsor feedback.

An enjoyable evening with a frank and honest discussion of the vendor's product which was explained well. It gave all participants an opportunity to discuss their approach to integration to the SDLC and discuss strengths and weaknesses of various approaches.

Executive Director,
Head of Development Alfa Capital Markets

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Guest feedback.


Excellent debate so, as always, as well as a better understanding of a particular supplier I have come away with an improved understanding, new ideas and new contacts.

Head of Information Security
TUI Travel


Great event, good location, excellent food and drink and good debate over the topic. Not too sales orientated.

Cyber Security Officer
BP

Excellent evening – plenty of food for thought. WhiteHat delivered in their presentations which lead to a lively and interactive discussion with topics that are very relevant in today’s ‘cyber’ world.

The venue and mix of participants added to the evening’s enjoyment.

Head of Information Risk and Business Continuity
Financial Organisation

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Digital Shadows

 

When

19/05/2014

Sponsor

Digital Shadows

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Guest feedback.

I always find these dinners to be fantastic for meeting like-minded infosec professionals, introductions to great vendors and a lovely dining experience, to boot!

One of the most valuable uses of my networking time, bar none - many thanks to Digital Shadows for the wonderful and informative session last night.

Director, Security Operations Centre
Pearson PLC

Some interesting discussions around the topic of data leakage and threat intelligence. Digital Shadows have an interesting proposition and the offer for one month’s consultancy for free is certainly worth some serious consideration. We have a DLM project underway at present and I’ll see if this trial may be of interest.

Head of Information Security
BSkyB

Informative presentations delivered well by both speakers. Highly competent responses to questions which allowed guests to gain valuable insight from a firm that hold a rare vantage point around the issues of Data Loss.

Refreshingly honest and open opinion on how issues affected the organisation represented by the guests. The efforts of Information Security Solutions to ensure that all guests participate in the debate were highly welcomed.

Head of Information Security
Financial Organisation

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Waratek

 

When

12/05/2014

Sponsor

Waratek

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Sponsor feedback.

This was the first time that we had participated in such an event and we found it a perfect opportunity to meet with senior level security personnel in a relaxed environment.

Good discussion and very valuable feedback.

We will definitely be organising another event soon!

Marketing and Communication Director
Waratek

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Guest feedback.

I like the format of the meeting in which we get an overview of the technology and then the experiences of a user. Waratek is another interesting potential supplier.

Head of Information Security
FTSE 100

Altogether a very informative and relaxed evening, in a glorious setting. The product is innovative and it was a pleasure to get the CTO’s insight as well as comments, questions and challenges from the other attendees.

Global Head of IT Security
Financial Organisation

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Tenable Network Security

 

When

09/04/2014

Sponsor

Tenable Network Security

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Guest feedback.

Another worthwhile event professionally and well managed by Ian. The subjects raised by Tenable were very relevant and posed a lot of food for thought. Interesting and useful discussion and having a user view of the tenable solution was very helpful

Global Security Systems Manager
Global Mining Organisation

 

 

The proposition by Tenable network security regarding the use of specific metrics derived from vulnerability scanning and penetration testing along with the results of the survey of companies in Germany & the UK was informative.

There followed an interesting and at times a provocative discussion around the changing needs of executive boards with respect to information security.

Head of Information Security
BSkyB

An excellent evening as always. Debate was lively and the speaker thought-provoking.

Information Security UK & Europe
Financial Organisation

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Mandiant

 

When

30/04/2014

Sponsor

Mandiant

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Guest feedback.

Very nice location, and really good speakers

Head of Information Security and Assurance
FTSE 100 Organisation

Mandiant were exceptional! The venue and food were excellent, however The stories told by the main presenters were interesting to say the least. I noted that there were a few people that I had met at previous ‘Dinners’ and I was able to build on the relationships previously established. So the mix of new people was perfect for me. Iain you do a great job in facilitating these events!

Head of Information Security
Global Communications Organisation

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HP Enterprise Security

 

When

16/04/2014

Sponsor

HP Enterprise Security

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Guest feedback.

A great evening with lively debate and interesting dialogue

CISO
Global Financial Organisation

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Veracode

 

When

10/03/2014

Sponsor

Veracode

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Guest feedback.

Both a very enjoyable evening and an informative one. The Veracode team knew their subject and made a good case for their services.

Head of Information Security
Financial Organisation

It was good to interact with senior leaders from the industry and get to know what's on their minds and how they plan to tackle it. Regarding Veracode it was good to understand what their near-term roadmap is. And as always the food and beverages were great.

Head of Application Security
Financial Organisation

Very Informative and enjoyable event – Interesting proposition from the vendor, plus informed and insightful discussion from lead practitioners.

CISO
RBS MARKETS

A great evening with a very strong and relevant topic to discuss. The presentations and debate was very informative and I took away some key messages. A great evening and a very good use of my time.

Global Head of Information Security
Manufacturing Organisation

Great evening and very interesting topic, presentation and debate between participants

Information Risk Manager EMEA & APAC 
ICAP

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F5

 

When

24/03/2014

Sponsor

F5

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Guest feedback.

An excellent evening with like minded professionals discussing key issues and challenges for our industry. Iain does a excellent job at attracting top tier professionals to these events which are always hosted in first class interesting locations. The combination results in great technical debate where people share under normal rules what really concerns them and what they are doing about it.

VP, Information Security Risk Management
Thomson Reuters

Excellent venue, really good invitees, much in common with many of them. Very interesting to hear of the issues they had and the commonality. Good presentations, interesting without being the downside of the evening – no offence but some I have been too have been like that – not yours I hasten to add.

Head of Information Security
Financial Organisation

Enjoyable and educational evening. Met some new people and re-established and strengthened some other relationships. Great meal, fabulous host. Very lucky to be invited to these events.

Global Security Systems Manager
FTSE 100 Organisation

An excellent opportunity to meet new CISO’s and catch-up with contacts to discuss and debate hot topics in the Information Security world whilst enjoying an amazing setting and fabulous food! The Vendor and host ensured all attendees were well looked after and that everyone had an opportunity to share their opinions and ideas in an environment that was not sales centric. Group

Information Security Manager
Financial Organisation

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Dell SecureWorks

 

When

27/01/2014

Sponsor

Dell SecureWorks

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Guest feedback.

I believe it is essential for today’s Information Security professional to keep up to date on current trends not only within our own sectors, but also across other sectors. This enables us to benefit from the experience of others who may have already dealt with challenges we face and to contribute where we can add value to others. Additionally, the presence of industry leading vendors allows us to benefit from a strategic overview of emerging threats and trends.

Senior Information Security Manager

Direct Line Group

The location was good.

Dons presentation was excellent and gave good insight .

It was a shame I could not stay for the Debate as I am sure there would have been some interesting conversation.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the session .

IT Security Manager Europe

Financial Organisation

An enjoyable and thought provoking evening.

Don’s presentation especially was very interesting and enlightening about what he and Dell Secure Works are seeing in the “real world” on security events and breaches.

War stories are always of interest and how organisations may be dealing with attacks are good to stimulate discussion

Venue and food were excellent

Global Head of IT Security

Financial Organisation

An excellent evening. Another great presentation by Don, with very salient and thought provoking points.

The follow up discussion was also very relevant and useful “back in the office”.

I was always under the impression that these were held under Chatham house rule and was surprised that Jeff said it wasn’t.

The location and food was also very good.

CISO

Financial Organisation

The venue, food and drink were exceptional.

I was very pleased with the subject matter and I have already discussed it with the Global CISO who is very interested in getting more information.

The presentations were very informative and the open discussion was so useful and again informative.

A worthwhile evening thanks very much.

Regional Information Security Officer

FTSE 100 Organisation

Very interesting talk and insight from Don (Dell SecureWorks) and the event itself was an ideal environment for network on a more personal level.

Head of IT Security

ITV

A really enjoyable evening. Thank you very much. I appreciated the open views and insightful presentations and willingness to take and answer questions. All in all, an evening well spent. Thank you again.

Head of Information Security

Global Insurance Organisation

The presentation was very good and so was the presenter. APT’s are a reality and we cannot fight them on our own. I would like to see a more structure approach that could be applied in most if not all industries. Maybe a framework that will cover not only perimeter security and real time monitoring but also a dedicated command and control centre.

The venue and food as always were excellent.

Chief Information Security Officer

Reed Business Information

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