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InfoSec review RUNAWAY SUCCESS! COME SUNSHINE, RAIN OR POLLING DAY, NOTHING COULD PREVENT VISITORS FROM FLOCKING TO INFOSECURITY EUROPE 2017 Infosecurity Europe 2017 was launched in style by welcoming Dame Stella Rimington, former director general of MI5, to present the Opening Keynote - during which she spoke of the recent terrorist attacks, many of the challenges intelligence agencies are currently facing and the "calls for change" in the way the security services are run. In her session, Rimington reflected on her time in the security service, and her work in counter-subversion, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism. She discussed the very different challenges and threats the security services are now up against, compared to her time at the helm, demonstrating how the enemy has evolved over the years and how security and intelligence strategies have had to adapt in order to combat them. She also revealed how the role of women in the security services has transformed, how complex technology and communications have changed the game, and how a culture of blame can have a negative impact during times of crisis. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Key highlights from across the three days of Infosecurity Europe included: Star studded VIP keynote speakers - Dame Stella Rimington, Jeremy Paxman and Lord Seb Coe - provided inspirational opening keynotes each day The speaker programme featured prominent spokespeople from a range of industries, including organisations such as Costa Coffee, HSBC, Europol EC3, Royal Bank of Scotland and O2 Telefónica New innovations and technologies were showcased and celebrated with the popular UK's Most Innovative Small Cybersecurity Company of the Year competition - the contest was won by CheckRecipient A dedicated Women in Cybersecurity Networking Event, focusing closely on careers for women in cybersecurity, was hosted at the show for the very first time. 08 computing security July/August 2017 @CSMagAndAwards www.computingsecurity.co.uk

InfoSec review Prominent forensic cyberpsychologist Professor Mary Aiken was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame Europe partnered with the Cloud Security Alliance to host the 2017 CSA Summit New for 2017, the Talking Tactics theatre became the 10th theatre to be launched across the show. It showcased real-life lessons from across the industry and provided high quality, complementary education for the cyber community. The final day was when former Olympic star Sebastian Coe presented the opening session on the show's Keynote Stage. Now Lord Coe and President of the IAAF, he reflected on his experiences of the 2012 London Olympic Games and discussed the importance of building robust relationships with different types of stakeholders. He also spoke about why creating a strong vision and communicating it clearly from the start is essential and how overcoming the speed at which information comes at us, particularly in the age of social media, is becoming increasingly significant. During his talk, 'Cyber, Risk & Resilience in Sport & Business', Coe said: "We stress tested our IT systems for 200,000 hours in the last couple of years leading up to the Olympic Games. In the end, we processed over 20 or so million ticket applications and, while the systems slowed down at certain points, they never once crashed. There are no risk-free options in the delivery of something like the Olympic Games, but I think overall we left the country in much better shape." POSITIVE FEEDBACK As Infosecurity Europe 2017 drew to a close, organisers were buoyed by positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors, as they make preparations for the launch of the first ever Infosecurity North America event this October. Nicole Mills, exhibition director at Infosecurity Europe, commented: "This year has seen the culmination of the efforts in www.computingsecurity.co.uk @CSMagAndAwards July/August 2017 computing security 09