Archives for category: European Cyber Security Month

On 1st October we’re going to get the cyber-security community together to host a flashmob picnic fest in the park, in Trinity Square Gardens, by the Tower of London to make people aware of Security Serious Week and European Cyber-Security Awareness month.  The idea would be to get the security industry, CISOs, academics, lawyers and law enforcement to offer their one liner golden tips on what they believe you should do to be “security serious”! Our sponsor Canon will then blow it up onto a canvas alongside your logo, with the intention of creating a massive human collage for a photocall with the press.  It would take less than an hour and everyone would be rewarded with a little picnic bag – just like you used to enjoy as a kid.  It would not only be a great awareness event but a fun networking event.  If you’re keen to submit your one liner (no  more than 10 words) on what you think people should do to be more secure then submit it to beth@securityserious.com by 1st September.  This is a totally free opportunity to get the industry together, no strings, no catches!

We will then have your tip blown up alongside your logo waiting for you in the park at 12.30 on 1st October at Trinity Square Gardens, right beside Tower Hill Tube Station.

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Security Serious Banner 2017Security Serious Week tackles Cyber Skills Gap through Creativity and Diversity

together professors, scholars, entrepreneurs, researchers, incubators, journalists, practitioners and visionaries to discuss the issues surrounding the cyber skills gap in the UK during a free week-long Security Serious Week Virtual Summit.  With daily news stories of high profile data breaches, it’s clear that security technology alone cannot solve the problem. It takes all manner of people to make the UK a safer place to do business.

 

The totally free, not for profit event will bring participants from UK business five top-quality panel style webinars throughout the week commencing 2nd October to tackle the theme of Security Serious Week 2017, Bridging the Cyber Skills Gap through Diversity and Creativity. The week is supported by industry experts who are offering their time, wisdom and free advice to help UK companies protect as well as educate themselves about how companies can take advantage of UK schemes and programmes to make it a thriving cyber security hub, artificial intelligence and how to think outside the traditional route to a cyber career to get all of the right people in place to avoid becoming the next subject of a major attack.

 

In addition, back by popular demand, Security Serious Week will host the second annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards in London on the evening of the 3rd October. The event honours the unsung heroes who work tirelessly to avert disasters from attacks against our critical national infrastructure, defend their networks from the daily onslaught of breaches and highlight the cyber pitfalls to educate everyone. The Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards are made possible with the support of Mimecast, Gigamon, GSK, SE Labs, Canon, Eskenzi PR, Lastline, (ISC)², CREST, Barracuda, Smile on Fridays, 1E, Firemon, It Security Guru, Corero and the Charities Security Forum.

 

We feel very strongly here at Eskenzi that the industry needs to be pro-active and do what we all can to educate other businesses to make the UK a safer place to trade online. Security Serious Week, has been set up as our contribution to European Cyber Security Awareness Month and we’ve made the skills shortage the main focus of the week.  Threats are coming at UK businesses from all angles and there are simply not enough people to defend against them.  What we want to do is shout about how amazing our industry is and bring in new blood by explaining you don’t have to be a techie genius there are many skills that are needed in cyber security, including, communication skills, management, marketing, coding, sales – and you certainly don’t need a degree or conventional qualifications to succeed in our profession.  Hopefully, after Security Serious Week people will think differently about a career in cyber security or even reconsider the way they’ve gone about hiring personnel to help broaden their search.”

 

To sign up for the webinars go to:

https://www.securityserious.com/conference/