National Information Security Conference (NISC) 2024


Hilton Deansgate Manchester
15th to 16th October, 2024

From Protection to Resilience

Sapphire invites you to our annual National Information Security Conference (NISC) 2024. Launched over two decades ago, NISC is the UK’s leading conference for cyber security professionals and organisations that need to bolster their online security posture.

NISC brings together professionals, researchers, and cyber security enthusiasts for a two-day information-sharing and collaboration event. It features presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities to discuss the latest developments, challenges, and solutions within the cyber security and information protection industry.

The conference is a unique opportunity to make new contacts, expand your knowledge, and it gives you full access to thought-provoking and actionable content on the latest cyber security trends.

The National Information Security Conference (NISC) is a gathering designed by cyber security experts, packed with practical insights. Esteemed security pros share their experiences while top experts delve into the latest threats and trends. At NISC, we aim to help delegates boost their security skills. It’s all about collaboration, networking, and sharing key info. Attendees leave equipped to stay ahead in security and strengthen their strategies.

“This was an exceptional event – fascinating speakers and topics!”


Who will be at NISC 2024?

NISC 2024 will attract a wide range of IT and security experts from leading businesses, service providers, global research groups, and consultancy firms. 

Attendees will include CISOs, CTOs, IT Security/Network Managers, Compliance/Risk Managers, and IT Directors. Together, they’ll create a vibrant and collaborative atmosphere where you can network and share ideas with the industry’s top minds and most exciting innovators.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be at the forefront of cyber security collaboration and thought leadership.

What’s Happening at NISC 2024?

Explore the latest trends in cyber security over two information-packed days at NISC 2024. Join us for in-depth talks, roundtable discussions with leading experts, and relaxed networking opportunities where you can make valuable connections with industry peers.

Discover new perspectives from keynote speeches and get hands-on with the latest technology at our exhibition arena. 

NISC 2024 will be an essential gathering for those keen to deepen their understanding of the digital security landscape. Come and be a part of the conversation.

“The event was really good, great atmosphere, useful presentations and breakout sessions!”


View and download last year’s agenda below.

NISC 2024 – The Line Up

For over twenty years, NISC has attracted expert speakers at the cutting edge of cyber security and information protection.

Previous speakers included:

  • Leading cyber security journalists.
  • Chief Security Officers from the world’s largest IT companies.
  • Delegates from the World Economic Forum’s Trusted Digital Agency Committee.
  • Advisers who have worked alongside global leaders to help shape national cyber security defence policies.

Topics have ranged from the rise of nation-state cyber security attacks to advanced security protocols and the importance of fast and effective Incident Response.

“Excellent, eye-opening and thought-provoking!”

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We’re finalising this year’s list of speakers. Expect an exciting line-up of talented thought leaders sharing their unique perspectives on today’s biggest cyber security challenges and opportunities.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘from protection to resilience’. If you are interested in speaking at this year’s conference, please email a biography and proposed synopsis to:

Breakout Sponsor – Check Point

Check Point Software Technologies is a global leader in cyber security solutions, dedicated to protecting corporate enterprises and governments worldwide. For over 30 years, our mission has been to secure the digital world for everyone, everywhere. From pioneering stateful firewalls to our AI-powered, cloud-delivered security solutions, we are committed to safeguarding organisations with an industry-leading 99.8% prevention rate.

Breakout Sponsor – Recorded Future

Recorded Future is the world’s largest threat intelligence company. Recorded Future’s Intelligence Cloud provides end-to-end intelligence across adversaries, infrastructure, and targets. Indexing the internet across the open web, dark web, and technical sources, Recorded Future provides real-time visibility into an expanding attack surface and threat landscape, empowering clients to act with speed and confidence to reduce risk and securely drive business forward. Headquartered in Boston with offices and employees around the world, Recorded Future works with over 1,700 businesses and government organisations across more than 75 countries to provide real-time, unbiased and actionable intelligence.

Breakout Sponsor – Tenable

Tenable® is the Exposure Management company. Approximately 43,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenablecustomers include approximately 60 percent of the Fortune 500, approximately 40 percent of the Global 2000, and large government agencies.

The image displays the logo for the company "Forcepoint" written in black, bold letters on a white background. The "F" in "Forcepoint" is stylized with a unique, geometric design. This logo will be featured prominently at NISC 2024, highlighting their leadership in information security.

Exhibition Sponsor – Forcepoint

Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. Rather than offering a static onesize fits all approach that stifles innovation and creates vulnerabilities, Forcepoint solutions inherently understand how people interact with data, providing secure access while enabling employees to create value. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint creates safe, trusted environments for customers and their employees in more than 150 countries.

Community Exhibitor – ISACA

ISACA is a  non-union non-profit organisation, the ISACA Northern England Chapter is a Chapter affiliated with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.  The primary purpose of the Chapter is to promote the education of individuals for the improvement and development of their capabilities relating to the auditing of, management consulting in, or direct management of the fields of IT Governance, IS audit, security, control, risk and assurance.

Venue and Location

Overlooking the Manchester metropolis, the Hilton Manchester Deansgate is a 23-story hotel in the heart of the city centre. Manchester Arena and Piccadilly Station are a mile away, surrounded by museums, shops and restaurants. 

Getting to Hilton Manchester Deansgate from Manchester Airport is straightforward. The airport is approximately 9 miles away, and you can reach the hotel by taxi, rental car, or public transportation. If you’re taking a taxi or driving, the journey usually takes around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.

Manchester Piccadilly Station is a 20-minute walk from the hotel; alternatively, you can take the train from Piccadilly Station to Deansgate Station, just a 2-minute walk from the Hilton Hotel Manchester.

A tram is available from Piccadilly to Deansgate-Castlefield (purple line), and the journey will take approximately 15 minute.

NISC Packages

Choosing to stay at the conference venue is an excellent way to maximise networking opportunities and minimise the hassle of commuting. Our comprehensive residential packages include access to all aspects of the conference, including the keynote auditorium, technical sessions, exhibition and conference materials.

One-Night Residential Package – £340 + VAT (early bird rate available until 21st July)

Accommodation is included on the evening of the conference, Tuesday 15th October 2024.

Two-Night Residential Package – £545 + VAT (early bird rate available until 21st July)

Accommodation and dinner are included on the pre-conference evening of Monday, 14th October 2024, enabling delegates to join the programme from 9 am on day one of the conference, also included, accommodation on the evening of the conference, Tuesday 15th October 2024.

Two-Day Delegate Package – £195 + VAT (early bird rate available until 21st July)

Delegates join the conference on 15th and 16th October with full access to the auditorium, breakout sessions and exhibition. Lunch and an invite to the evening meal on 15th October is included..

One-Day Delegate Package – £115 + VAT (early bird rate available until 21st July)

Delegates can chose which day they would like to attend the conference on 15th and 16th October with full access to the auditorium, breakout sessions and exhibition. Lunch is provided.

NISC 2024 – Registration