For over two decades, NISC has attracted renowned speakers who have captivated audiences with talks covering a vast array of topics, ranging from the ever-relevant realm of nation-state attacks to cutting-edge security frameworks and the intricacies of Incident Response.
The true value of NISC lies in the carefully curated presentations and the invaluable connections and knowledge-sharing that occur organically between attendees. At NISC, we prioritise cultivating an inclusive and diverse culture, recognising that cybersecurity flourishes by including a wide range of perspectives. When designing the agenda, we actively encourage and embrace this diversity of opinions, fostering an environment that stimulates innovation and thought-provoking discussions.
From billion-dollar cyber heists to global money laundering rings and crypto-gangsters – Geoff White has covered it all. As an author, speaker, investigative journalist and podcast creator, his work’s been featured by BBC News, Audible, Sky News, The Sunday Times and many more.
His latest book, The Lazarus Heist – From Hollywood to High Finance: Inside North Korea’s Global Cyber War,was adapted from the hit BBC podcast and published in June 2022. His next book, Rinsed, will reveal technology’s impact on the world of money laundering.
Tim is an information security leader with proven success implementing security programmes across international organisations, while balancing security initiatives to risks, business operations and innovations.
He has extensive experience of the legal sector and managing multi-country certifications to ISO27001 for both on-shore and off-shore jurisdictions, and currently heads up the Information Security Team at Walkers, a leading international law firm with a focus on financial services.
Previous experience includes setting up and running the security function for international law firm Bird & Bird, and real estate and property management company British Land where he rebuilt the security team from scratch during the pandemic, and gained valuable insight into extended supply chain risk and smart building technologies.
Professor Lisa Short is internationally renowned for a track record that engages and converges the best people, businesses, and stakeholders (both public and private) to design, develop and deploy ‘end-to-end’ digital technology led ecosystems that are commercially astute, resilient, impact driven, secure, trusted and as innovative solutions crucial for global economic development. Her passion to drive digital trust, de-risked innovation, market acceleration and entrepreneurship that combines the need for education to advance deployment of secure ecosystems of emergent technologies of blockchain, AI, IoT and others, is only rivalled by her determination to ensure parity is attained for women in the economy, start up, security and the technology sectors.
Erhan Temurkan is a Director of Information Security/CISO with over a decade of experience working in both the Private and Public Sector. They have a proven track record of success in managing information security operations in complex multi-supplier environments and implementing security protocols into cloud integrations.
With an MSc in Information Security and an MBA, Erhan brings a wealth of expertise to the table, with a deep understanding of the industry and a comprehensive business acumen. They operate at both technical and commercial levels, delivering a business-driven focus to security that helps to drive innovation and growth.
Erhan is a passionate advocate for information security, committed to staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the field. They are skilled at collaborating with key stakeholders, including executive leadership, to align security initiatives with organisational goals.
Recently, Partnerize’s VP of Information and Security & Compliance, Jennifer Kilmartin, was nominated and made finalist for a Women in Tech Excellence Awards for Security Leader of the Year. As a certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Jennifer’s career in security management spans 16 years across different industries including finance, legal, and law enforcement. As VP of Information Security and Compliance at Partnerize, Jennifer sees security as her vocation rather than just a job.
Additionally, she volunteers outside of her role at Partnerize as president of the ISACA Northern England Board and has held a board role for over 8 years. The ISACA chapter has over 1000 members and her role includes facilitating board meetings, events for members, as well as representing the board both nationally and globally. Jen has also presented at regional events on cyber security as well as hosted a large number of events for the chapter members.
During the Covid pandemic, she facilitated online events with invites to over 1000 members, sourced speakers and ran two-hour panel discussions on the effect of the pandemic on Security teams as well as the effect on women in tech positions. Finally, Jennifer has had direct involvement with SheLeadsTech, an initiative run by ISACA International focused on empowering women leaders in Technology.
Dave is an experienced Information Security Professional with a demonstrated history of working in multiple industries in a global setting. Skilled in Training and Awareness, building penetration testing and vulnerability management programs, Incident Response, PCI DSS, IT Operations and Microsoft Products.
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A highly skilled cyber security professional with several years of experience in preventing and mitigating cyber threats. Possessing a deep understanding of security best practices, network protocols, and threat intelligence feeds, this professional is committed to keeping individuals and organizations safe from cyber attacks. Demonstrating expertise in vulnerability assessments, threat modeling, and incident response, this individual has a proven track record of success in protecting critical infrastructure and confidential data. With a passion for staying up-to-date on the latest security trends and technologies, this cyber security expert is always ready to take on new challenges.
Graham Cluley is an award-winning independent security blogger,
researcher, podcaster, and public speaker. He has been a well-known
figure in the computer security industry since the early 1990s when he
worked as a programmer, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon’s
Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows.
Since then he has been employed in senior roles by companies such as
Sophos and McAfee.
Graham Cluley has given talks about computer security for some of the
world’s largest companies, worked with law enforcement agencies on
investigations into hacking groups, and regularly appears on TV and
radio explaining computer security threats.
Graham Cluley was inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame in
2011, and his claim to fame is that he is the originator of the saying
that “the cloud is just someone else’s computer” (but he hasn’t
managed to make any money out of it)
Graham can be heard each week on the award-winning “Smashing Security”
Vernon is Head of Business Consultancy at Sapphire, he has over 30 years experience in information governance & cyber security best practices, widely respected as an ISO27001 expert and an international speaker/presenter on digital trust and governance. Vernon has worked across all sectors in the UK, EMEA & the USA