Telegraph Business Events has launched the Telegraph Cyber Security Conference 2016 which will take place on 25thMay, at the Grange Hotel, Tower Bridge, London.

New for 2016, the conference has been developed in response to the significant and growing threat of a cyber attack. Leading speakers will focus on practical methods that board members and CEOs should take to minimise cyber security threats in their business. Experts in the field will provide a step-by-step checklist for business leaders to ensure that they are adequately covered in case of an attempted cyber breach.

Keynote speakers include Mike Lynch OBE, Founder of Autonomy, on how businesses can get ahead of the cyber security threat, make the UK the safest place in the world for digital activity, and upskill our workforce.

A variety of topics will be discussed, including:
• Developing a preparation checklist for the CEO
• Identifying the significance of internal threats; external hacking and malicious intent is only part of the picture
• Ensuring employees prioritise cyber security in their day-to-day working practices
• PR Masterclass: A step-by-step multimedia enactment plan to implement

Other confirmed speakers include Troels Oerting, Chief Information Security Officer, Barclays; Professor Paul Cornish,‎Research Group Director, Defence, Security & Infrastructure, Rand; Simon Bradley, Vice President, Head of Innovation, Product & Cyber Security Program Directorate, Airbus Group; Mieke Kooij, Security Director, Trainline; David Smoley, Chief Information Officer, AstraZeneca; Dean Atkinson, Head of Cyber Security Operations, OneIT, Thomas Cook Group; Barry Coatesworth, Chief Information Security Officer, Centrica; Christopher Rivinus, Head of IT Finance, Tullow Oil.

In its inaugural year, the Telegraph’s Cyber Security conference brings together a multi-disciplinary panel of speakers to discuss industry best practice at the very top of an enterprise. Cyber Security is the pivotal business issue today and being understood and taken seriously at boardroom level is crucial to protecting organisations against rapidly growing cyber threats.

Renowned industry leaders, as well as members of the award-winning Telegraph editorial team, will facilitate the discussion between panellists, incorporating questions from attendees. The debates are designed to create productive discussions that are directly relevant to professionals charged with growing successful businesses and navigating future challenges. Darktrace is the Platinum Sponsor for the conference.

David Livingstone, Associate Fellow Chatham House, Cyber Security Adviser, commented, “After some well publicised cyber related events of the past few years and months, business leaders can no longer claim ignorance of the phenomenon of cyber insecurity. This important conference sets out to equip the modern boardroom with the knowledge needed to protect the interests of organisation and its people through that single discriminating factor: leadership.”

Dave Palmer, Director of Technology at Darktrace, added: “The threat landscape is getting increasingly tougher as cyber attackers become more sophisticated and targeted, and many of the systems currently in use are not up to the challenge of defending our businesses and institutions. A new approach is needed that can help organisations stay ahead of the risk, and this conference will be a good showcase for the alternatives.”

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