This one-day symposium as part of BU’s Festival of Learning explored the current and future security and assurance issues facing UK enterprises, agencies and institutions. There are many fears surrounding safeguarding businesses and institutions and ensuring confidential and sensitive information and intellectual property is kept secure in the internet age. Dr Christopher Richardson Senior Lecturer in Enterprise Assurance and Security led this all-day event featuring speakers from Bournemouth University, Metropolitan Police, Barclays, Get Safe Online, De Montfort University’s Cyber Security Centre and many others.
Discussion across the day explored issues of cyber-security, data sharing, information security and cyber crime as well as covering:
- The Risk of Advanced Persistent Threats (APT’s) to UK Industry
- The Impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) losses
- Privacy in an Age of Information
- Exploitation and Sharing
- Assurance and Insurance
- Does technology provide the security solutions or is it more of a social problem?
This very informative and interactive event was attended by a wide ranging group of people from various backgrounds including academics, small businesses, multi-nationals, local government, consultants, researchers, students and members of the public.
Kathy de Beer, of Kathy de Beer Ltd, said: “Thanks very much for today, much appreciated. Really enjoyed the day and found it very useful from a business perspective, with some high calibre presenters and experts. Good luck in moving it all forward.”
Other quotes from attendees on the day included:
“Excellent and informative”; “A good foundation”; “Intriguing and fascinating”; ”Amazing”; “Enjoyed it”; “Great”; “Interesting”; “Social”; “Inclusive”; “Balanced”; “Factual”; “Relevant”and “A tremendous amount of work, thank you.”
For further information about similar events or the work of the Enterprise Assurance and Security Consultancy Unit (EASC) please call +44 (0) 1202 962557 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download the delegate brochure here: http://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/fol/files/2013/03/Delegate-Brochure.pdf