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Delphix

 

When

07/12/2015

Sponsor

Delphix

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Guest feedback.

A unique opportunity to share some quality time with peers in a relaxed and intimate environment. Providing insight in to the different businesses and the challenges implementing Information Security in them.

Head of IT Security 
Legal Organisation

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

Head of Security Analytics
Financial Organisation

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TrapX

 

When

24/11/2015

Sponsor

TrapX

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Sponsor feedback.

The Executive Dinner was superb.

We had a great discussion about the merits of Deception Based Cyber Security with some of the leading practitioners of Information Security in the UK in a very prestigious location in London. 

It was superbly hosted by Iain.

Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in making the evening both productive and enjoyable. 

Kev Eley
EMEA Sales Director
TrapX

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Guest feedback.

Once more this evening provided not only an excellent opportunity to engage with peers from across the sectors, but also to see how new technologies might provide organisations with controls to mitigate risk. 

Director IS & Cyber Operations
Colt Technology Services Limited

Very interesting topic generating great discussion and feedback.

EMEA Head of Information Security
Financial Organisation

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Seculert

 

When

10/11/2015

Sponsor

Seculert

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Sponsor feedback.

Iain’s CISO network in UK Enterprise never fails to deliver great people to these dinners.   We had genuinely great debate on issues we care about.   Not only does this present opportunity to meet customers at the right level it also provides validated learning for our company direction and market positioning.   

Iain’s hosting skills are exemplary, ensuring everyone is engaged, and interested.

UK Country Manager
Seculert
 

 

 

 

 

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Guest feedback.

Great night, really insightful discussions, so useful to understand a little of what others are doing / worried about… we are all in the same boat!

Head of Enterprise Risk
Financial Organisations

Fantastic evening meeting industry experts and drawing upon their very relevant knowledge and experience. A warm and friendly atmosphere from the hosts, who encouraged lively debate through well-informed response!

A great key topic of choice – thank you

Head of Information Security 
Financial Organisation

The dinners run by ISS are the best of all the various types I attend - I get value from the vendor presentation/conversation, value from meeting old and new faces and find Iain's debate/Q&A style towards the end of the meal to be the best at drawing people out to participate and really get the conversation going. 

This particular event with Seculert was great - I'm extremely interested in the product and their representatives were fantastic at handling a barrage of questions. 

Director, SOC
Pearson, PLC

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Venafi

 

When

12/10/2015

Sponsor

Venafi

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Sponsor feedback.

Both Broderick and Craig presented the subject matter really well and both got a good level of questions and sparked lively debate and discussions around key and certificate management. 

Iain once again delivered on the quality of the attendees - everyone around the table was in a senior position and involved in strategy for Information Security often with a global remit. 

Interest in Venafi was high amongst all attendees but not because they are concerned with the risk more that they are driving agility and continuous IT Delivery (Dev-ops) and see that management of process around Keys and certs is a significant challenge in these environments. Thank fully both Broderick's and Craig's subject matter talked to exactly this. 

A number of the attendee's had already seen Venafi at the "First Tuesday" event but this gave us another forum to get into deeper discussions. 

Diane Ashfield
Director of Marketing, EMEA
Venafi

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Guest feedback.

It was excellent – good conversation and wonderful food and hospitality – the sales pitch was appropriate and not overly long and getting an end user customer to talk made it far more valuable

My main take-away however was the realisation that even if this isn’t a control area at the top of my to-do list it’s still an area I will need to revisit now for going forward…

CISO EMEA
Transport Organisation

Yet another informative and thought provoking event which provided me with the opportunity to network with peers from across all sectors and confirmed my realisation that no matter how much has been done, there is always much more to do!

Director IS & Cyber Operations
Colt Technology Services

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Fidelis Cybersecurity

 

When

22/10/2015

Sponsor

Fidelis Cybersecurity

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Guest feedback.

The Executive Dinner for CISOs and Heads of Information Security was excellent.

As well as enjoying the convivial company and excellent food and drink, the friendly atmosphere enabled everyone to contribute to the evening’s discussions which developed into interesting and useful analyses of information security issues across different industries.  

As might be expected from such a gathering, I learnt something new during the dinner.  This is always useful.   Our sponsors provided a new insight to delivering information security by use of their tools and their professional services.  I shall be following this up with them.

Global CISO Infrastructure Services
Capgemini
 

Night was good, food was excellent, good conversations and interesting insight.

Head of Security Operations Delivery
Global Manufacturing Organisation
 

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Tenable Network Security

 

When

27/10/2015

Sponsor

Tenable Network Security

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Guest feedback.

Great discussion all-around at this event. It was great to have the opportunity to discuss Tenable’s offerings as well as the Information Security landscape in general.

Executive Director, IT Risk & Information Security
Financial Organisation

A stimulating evening in wonderful surrounds with great hospitality and sharp wit in plentiful supply along with a thoughtful look at some of the issues in play given by vendor and end-user speakers alike.

Such evenings often have an element of chance attached and you can never be sure who you may meet  or what you may learn but with Iain’s events the dice are invariably loaded towards serendipitous outcomes and I have yet to attend one and not come away after thinking that it was both fun and useful in some way and hence time well spent

EMEA Information Security Manager
Transport Organisation

 

Well crafted evening, in a fabulous location. 

The attendees were all suitably vocal and multiple viewpoints were shared - sometimes in opposition, which is a good thing. 

Director, Global Threat Management
Pearson

It’s a great opportunity for like-minded individuals to come together in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss thoughts and challenges. 
Personally I find it very beneficial to hear what’s happening and in other industries, the challenges being faced and the solutions and approaches being taken. 
The venue was great, with the right number of attendees to allow good discussion with participation from everyone.

EMEA IT Audit Manager
Financial Organisation


Excellent evening with the topic brilliantly presented and so relevant to me at this time.
The debate was so useful and hearing others debate and share their experience is so worthwhile.
I am trying to gain awareness and see if we can use the tools at my organisation.

Global Information Security Officer
Transport Organisation

 

 

 

 

 

A most useful and informative evening that I thoroughly enjoyed.

My sincere appreciation is extended to you, Iain and Bill Olsen.

Events of this nature are without doubt key enablers to allow security professionals to engage in open debate and to share ideas and concerns on topical aspects of their roles and responsibilities.


Head of Information Security
Telecommunication Organisation
 

 

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F5

 

When

07/09/2015

Sponsor

F5

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Guest feedback.

Excellent venue and superb food, also very interesting discussion topics particularly around regulatory versus intelligence. 

Thought F5 came across well and managed to explain their product capabilities.

Head of Security
Financial Organisation

A good discussion on DDOS and risk control methods within various industries (although mainly banks around the table).

Varied knowledge, therefore high level discussions with good technical individuals invited to the sessions ensuring all questions could be responded to at all levels.

Venue and dining excellent, picked up some really useful contacts.

Ran to time, well organised

ISAG Technical Security Assurance Manager
Retail Organisation

Excellent location / excellent food – the main course was actually outstanding.

The vendor presentations were good but I would have liked to have seen a vendor success story as the second presentation as we came away without fully understanding how their solution could solve real world problems.

Head of Security Engineering
Financial Organisation

 

 

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RiskIQ

 

When

22/09/2015

Sponsor

RiskIQ

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Guest feedback.

I thought it was a very informative and thought provoking evening.  The quality of the guests enabled good questions and added to the excellent presentations.  I was not aware of the Company and their product before last night.  I am very interested in explore our options with the product when my company is more mature in our information security journey.  The food and wine was as usual delicious. Thanks for a wonderful evening

Regional Information Security Officer EMA
Transport Organisation


As ever a thought provoking evening, both in terms of the topics covered and the conversations with fellow attendees, well-seasoned with good company.

Head of Information Security
Global Transport Organisation

It was a very interesting and vibrant evening with very knowledgeable and experienced individuals from many different industries. Everyone was very happy to share their experience on the subjects posed by Iain who was a very good host making sure the discussion was flowing in order to keep the spirits up. Risk IQ were also very good hosts that knew what they were talking about. All in all a very educational and fantastic dinner. 

Head of Information Security
E.ON E&P

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Tanium

 

When

14/07/2015

Sponsor

Tanium

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Guest feedback.

It was a really stimulating evening – the technology we were discussing was interesting in its own right, but the war stories Kris related really helped to bring the benefits of the tool to focus.

I still think the tool itself is in a really good place to take on information from a managed service provider when issues arise – anything that makes it more automated appeals to me.

Being able to have an open discussion with a wide range of security execs who all face a similar set of challenges is incredibly valuable, and I really enjoy these sessions.

Alas, my notes from the events keep making my to-do list even longer…

Michael Owen
Head of Information Security
Sage Pay

I have been interested in learning more about Tanium and their offerings - this event was perfect for that because not only was it a small grouping of executive-level peers also with vested interest in this type of product, but I ended up sitting beside someone who was already testing the product.

I am now lining up conversations for my own company and very interested to bring Tanium onsite to further discuss how they might be able to assist us.

Director, SOC
Media Organisation

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Venafi

 

When

27/07/2015

Sponsor

Venafi

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Guest feedback.

An enjoyable and well balanced couple of presentations highlighting how cybercriminals are taking advantage of the trust that is established by encryption keys and certificates.

An interesting discussion was prompted in respect to our limited awareness of the threats / risk and our potentially poor processes to manage and resolve these. 

Some good suggestions were made to help improve this position based on peer interaction with Venafi.

Head of Security & Financial Crime
Global Financial Organisation

Great evening, very informative and an excellent debate and discussion session.  The vendor presentations where very informative and really made us all think about new and evolving threats.

Head of Security and Risk
Global Financial Organisation

Interesting session with the analogy of Digital Certificates to the human immune system being both imaginative and relevant.

As usual the post dinner debate was stimulating if inconclusive.

Head of Information Security
Telecommunications Organisation

Great evening, very informative and an excellent debate and discussion session.  The vendor presentations where very informative and really made us all think about new and evolving threats.

Head of Group Policy Framework and Security Oversight
Financial Organisation

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Veracode

 

When

15/06/2015

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Veracode

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Guest feedback.

An excellent venue with great food.

Well presented product and reasoned arguments.

A good time spent with one’s peers.

Head of Application Security
Global Retail Organisation

Good discussion and overview.

The ROI discussion was refreshing, taking the efficiency approach rather than a FUD approach.

Good discussion on the possibilities re how the service could adapt in the future.

Good venue and food

Global Enterprise Security Architect
FTSE 100 Organisation

Another great dinner followed by a stimulating debate,

Head of Information Security
Financial Org

An ISAC of sorts with the warmth of being amongst colleagues.

Head of IT Security
Financial Organisation

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Seculert

 

When

30/06/2015

Sponsor

Seculert

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Guest feedback.

Lovely venue, food and service was fantastic and the event sponsors very sociable.

The topic of automated analysis drew out a lot of varying views which made for a lively debate that required no prompting to get people to join in.

I came away with the consensus that whilst automated analysis was not perfect, it was much better than not doing it. No-one has the resources to analyse event logs and network packets, and even if they could get a team they would have problems retaining the skilled staff. So automation is the only viable option.

The event seemed very short, but then time flies when you are having fun.

Information Security Manager
Gazprom Marketing and Trading

Interesting angle the vendor is taking, It overlaps with much of the working of hunter teams – potentially freeing them up to investigate the potential compromises.

Great location, food and discussion.

CISO EMEA
Global Financial Organisation

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Stroz Friedberg

 

When

18/05/2015

Sponsor

Stroz Friedberg

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Guest feedback.

Interesting topic and insights – followed by a lively, entertaining debate

Head of Information Security
Insurance Organisation

Wonder food & venue. As always, a very well organised and executed evening.

Presentations were delivered well by knowledgeable speakers.

Cyber resilience, insurance and supplier/counterparty risk are all very much on our current agenda so made for a great discussion – plenty of thought provoking & relevant takeaways. Evening made all the better by each participant making willing and interesting contributions to the debate.

VP, Information Security
Financial Organisation

Excellent debate, excellent company, excellent food and drink.

CISO, Europe
Financial Organisation

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RiskIQ

 

When

15/04/2015

Sponsor

RiskIQ

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Guest feedback.

I found the dinner to be a great forum to share experience and talk about emerging threats with people from a wide variety of industry. 

It was a great  opportunity for me to be able to talk about where Brand and Information Security converge and the debate afterwards was a great forum to get a sense of others concerns and opportunities to protect in this space.

Obviously the venue, food and wine were superb and it was a pleasure to be able to spend an evening with you all and I hope that you found my input as interesting as I found everybody else’s.

Head of Commercial Policing and Brand Protection
Sky

Excellent evening, interesting topic and good discussion

Head of BC & IS
Global Media Organisation

An excellent evening with interesting presentations and discussions.

Manager, Information Assurance
John Lewis Partnership

As ever a thought provoking evening, both in terms of the topics covered and the conversations with fellow attendees, well-seasoned with good company.

Head of Information Security

Travel Organisation

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Tenable Network Security

 

When

21/04/2015

Sponsor

Tenable Network Security

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Guest feedback.

Good exchange of information in a very pleasant informal environment.

Some good discussions both in the debate and in the bar beforehand.

Good sponsorship from Tenable

CISO
Xchanging

I found this a valuable experience to mix with like-minded industry professionals and discuss a range of information security related issues and challenges.

It is always good to learn from the experiences of others and this forum provides that opportunity in a relaxed and collaborative environment.

Head of Security Services
Colt

Another enjoyable and enlightening evening.  Good discussions with interesting points being raised.

Head, IT Security
Global Financial Organisation

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Venafi

 

When

30/03/2015

Sponsor

Venafi

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Guest feedback.

It was a great evening and an education. I suspect many CISOs think they have Certs controlled (a bit like Rumsfeld -  there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know). I think Certs fall into the “unknown unknowns” – and last night Tammy was trying to move shift our understanding into the “known unknowns”.

Great location, great food and great debate. 

CISO
Investec Bank PLC

The topic was an interesting one as it wasn’t an obvious focus area for many of us and to this end we had a pretty healthy and informative discussion.  I will certainly be doing some additional due-diligence on the risks in this area and may get in touch with the sponsoring vendor.

Head of IS and IT Risk
Financial Organisation

A superb evening. Expertly hosted by Iain, ensuring everyone was involved. A lively evening where experts at "the doing of security" really get to grips with a subject.

As the evening unfolded I felt me and my fellow professionals really got to the core of the issues under discussion.

Head of IS&C Governance, Control & Security
Insurance Organisation

A very enjoyable evening. I particularly like the company of the other invitees at my end of the table. I thought the tone of the evening was very good as well. The information provided by the sponsor also gave excellent food for thought. This prompted me to contact the people within my organisation make them aware of the sponsor and ask questions about how we manage our certificates. So all in all a useful evening.

Director Information Security EMEA
Global Software Organisation

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F5

 

When

09/03/2015

Sponsor

F5

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Guest feedback.

A lively debate with thought provoking new ideas occasionally interrupted by an impressive series of excellent dishes.

Director Information Security
FTSE 100

A great venue, food and discussions.  Particularly informative with knowledgeable speakers and active participants.

Head, IT Security & Business Continuity
Financial Organisation

Engaging and useful evening. F5 have a sensible attitude to real-life security in large organisations, which I find refreshing.

Director of Security
Financial Organisation

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SailPoint

 

When

09/02/2015

Sponsor

SailPoint

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Guest feedback.

Another fantastic night. 

The speaker was engaging and informative, the food was exceptional as was the venue. 

The debate was challenging with such a large group of IT/Info Security/Risk professionals but was entertaining none the less and always great to hear opinions from such a diverse group of professionals.

Head of Information Risk & BC
Global Financial Organisation

Great venue, good atmosphere, reasonable food and interesting discussion, well facilitated by Iain. 

There was a wide range of maturity in implementing various aspects of Identity and Access Management IAM within the organisations attending and wide perceived differences in the benefits of a technical solution given that SailPoint had discovered a high percentage of staff that would ‘sell’ their credentials for £100 or so! 

Head of Information Security
Global ISP

Great evening useful information and discussion

Compliance Director, Head of BC & IS
Global Media Organisation

 

 

An opportunity to learn about an interesting company and to hear relevant opinions from my peers.

Head of Information Security
Global Transport Organisation

 An enjoyable evening; great food, good lively debate…

Group IT Security Manager
Amlin PLC

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Imperva

 

When

19/01/2015

Sponsor

Imperva

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Guest feedback.

Excellent opportunity to discuss hot IT Security topics with other company peers, with well balanced facilitation of topics from sponsoring vendor - topics well chosen & discussed in context of solutions offering. Informal atmosphere and great food helps a lot!

Head of IT Security
BRITISH-AMERICAN TOBACCO

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