Executive Dinner for CISOs & Heads of Information Security

20  May  2019 

This will be our 165th Executive Dinner for CISOs & Heads of Information Security.
This Executive Dinner will be held on Tuesday 21st of May in the Wine Cellar in the Lanesborough Hotel sponsored by Vectra



Seared Cornish scallop, celeriac purée and truffle jus
Beef fillet, truffled mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine sauce
Tarte tatin, vanilla ice cream
Coffee and petit fours
Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies or have any special dietary requirements 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

"Motivate and skilled adversaries will always find a way to breach the perimeter defences. That's why it's so important to also detect and respond to active threats inside your environment, in real-time so you can stop attackers in their tracks before they steal, destroy or manipulate your digital assets. 
AI is an increasing feature within our cybersecurity arsenal, to defend, detect, and automate incident response. But with Cybersecurity providers everywhere liberally adding claims about the Artificial Intelligence inside their products how can you separate what's real, and what works from the hype? 
Please join Vectra for a relaxed evening of conversation and insights around the application of AI to solve some of the most pressing  challenges  in cyber security."

About tonight’s sponsor

Vectra® is transforming cybersecurity by applying advanced AI to detect in-progress threats and hunt for hidden cyberattacks. Vectra and its flagship Cognito® platform enable the world’s most consequential enterprise organizations to detect cyberattacks in real time and empower threat hunters to perform highly conclusive incident investigations. Vectra reduces business risk by eliminating the gaps between network compromise, detection and response. Behind the Cognito platform, Vectra threat researchers identify and investigate cyberattacks, vulnerabilities and threat behaviours that are unknown to the world. With data sets from this research, data scientists develop the machine learning algorithms and behavioural analysis that drive Cognito.

Tonight’s Speakers:

Kevin Kennedy, VP of Product Management at Vectra - Why it took Equifax 76 to find their breach, and how AI can help bridge the detection gap

Kevin Kennedy
Before Vectra, he was vice president of product management at Agari Data, which builds data-driven security solutions that eliminate email as a channel for cyberattacks. Prior to Agari, Kevin was senior director of security product management at Juniper, where he spearheaded the company’s continued innovation in data center security. Kevin was also director of product management at Cisco IronPort Systems, where he led the highest-growth business in the Cisco security portfolio, growing bookings by 400 percent in three years. Kevin earned his BSE in computer engineering at the University of Michigan.
Chris Martin, UK and Ireland Country Manager at Vectra - How Ardargh Group, a global leader in beverage packaging used AI to reduce financial and reputational risk
Chris Martin
Prior to joining Vectra Chris held senior positions with Darktrace,  and Context Information Security. Chris’ experience is predominately in offensive security, using specialist threat intelligence to plan and manage red-team engagements designed to simulate state-sponsored targeted attacks.  Chris specialises in working with organisations across energy/utilities, banking, telecommunications, critical national infrastructure, and defence.  Chris has extensive experience in advanced attack methodologies, operational security, threat intelligence, and incident response.  


The Wine Cellar
The Lanesborough Hotel
Hyde Park Corner

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