Executive Dinner for CISO's & Heads of Information Security

19  March  2019 

This will be our our 161st Executive Dinner for CISOs and Heads of Information Security
The dinner will be held on Tuesday 19th of March in the Corinthia Hotel



Fresh Cornish Crab Vol-au-vent with Cucumber, Green Apple and Crab Bisque
Roasted Hand Dived Orkney Scallop with Rotisserie Bacon, Peas and  Crisp Black Pudding
Beef Wellingtonn with Spinach Puree, Leek & Ogleshield Gratin and Red Wine Sauce
Apple Tarte Tatin with Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream
Coffee and petit fours
Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies so that we can accommodate an alternative menu


5:30 to   6:30 Champagne Reception
6:30 to   7:00 Sponsors talk
7:00 to   8:00 1st & 2nd Course Dinner
8:00 to   8:30 Guest speaker talk
8:30 to   8:45 3rd Course
8.45 to 10:00 Debating the issues raised
            10:00 Close

Tonight’s topic

Information Assurance – A New Way of managing Data Security
As a whole, the world of Information and Cyber Security has faced more than a few challenges recently. From GDPR to the rise of technology such as machine learning and Artificial intelligence (AI), ever increasing high profile data breaches and mixed in with that a challenging political and economic climate. There is a lot to contend with.
We know that the shock that once came with new data breaches has subsided and seems to be common place now. However what has changed is the size of the breaches, the nature of the sensitive and critical data that has been stolen, it was just email addresses, but now passport numbers and CVV data from credit cards, what next ?
Certes would like to discuss with industry leaders their views and thoughts on the short, medium and long term strategies and goals of Securing Data effectively.

About tonights sponsor


Certes Networks’ solutions safeguard enterprise data communications to ensure privacy compliance and block the top data breach attack vectors. Banks, financial institutions, healthcare organisations, governments and other companies in nearly 84 countries rely on Certes’ security and compliance solutions to protect their sensitive networks and applications. The solutions feature unique layer 4 “stealth encryption” technology that automatically encrypts data comms and enables enterprises to adopt zero trust security protection.

Our products are deployed as a function within an information assurance (IA) security overlay, on top of an organisations existing network and independent of the underlying transport infrastructure. The network (transport layer) itself must become irrelevant, with emphasis on protecting and securing the data. Allowing applications and an IA posture that delivers against a defined business intent. This approach has economic and commercial benefits aswell. Taking security intelligence out of the network allows it to focus on its core task, managing and forwarding traffic. With routers, switches and firewalls no longer needing large security feature sets, organisations can save money and resource and invest this true IA security posture that has data protection at its core.

In addition by introducing a software-defined approach to data security which enables centralised orchestration of IA policy, capabilities such as a software defined application segmentation, network segmentation, key management/ownership and aggressive key rotation becomes an easily achievable reality across the largest and most complex networks. This element brings further benefits by blocking lateral movement once an attacker has breached the perimeter.


Tonights Speaker

Paul German – CEO – Certes Networks
Paul is an experienced sales focused CEO with over 20 years experience in selling, marketing, implementing and supporting networking and security technologies. Paul joined Certes in January 2015 where he initially led the EMEA region growing revenues and establishing key relationships selling into multiple vertical markets, on which further success will be scaled. Before joining Certes, Paul most recently founded and grew a VoIP Security company which successfully established itself as the first Freemium VoIP Security vendor in the market obtaining over 500 product downloads in its first 12 months. Prior to this, Paul ran the EMEA region for Sipera (acquired by Avaya in 2011) successfully growing the business in the region from zero revenue in 2008 to being the top performing region for the company on acquisition. Prior to Sipera, in 2005 Paul started, grew, and sold a technology consultancy business delivering services into Fortune 100 companies, specialising in designing and delivering Voice over IP and security technologies. And prior to this, Paul held roles in financial services companies such as Lehman Brothers and BNP Paribas, as a technology executive owning and managing networking and security technologies. Paul also spent three years with Cisco working in the Service provider line of business selling to Worldcom (Verizon). 
Paul is a graduate of Brunel University, London.


Kerridge’s Bar & Grill
10 Northumberland Avenue

Guests Feedback

Was an excellent event. I learnt some new things and can see a place for the sponsors offering as and when the right opportunity arises as an option to mitigate a very serious concern in an innovative way. 
Group CISO

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