Calendar

Oct
13
Thu
2022
AFCEA UK West Chapter – *Rearranged* September 2022 – Richard Bloomfield – Head EW & CBRN – DE&S @ DE&S
Oct 13 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is the rearranged meeting originally scheduled for Thursday 15th September

AFCEA UK West Chapter – Face-to-Face Meeting.

The first AFCEA (UK)West event will be held on the 13 Oct 22.

It will be held at the Innovation Bridge in Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Abbey Wood in Bristol, where we will be the guests of James Gavin and the Future Capability Group (FCG). There will be a talk presented by Richard Bloomfield, Head EW & CBRN and although a title is to be confirmed, it may well cover EW capabilities in light of international events.

Timings will be the usual, with the start at 1830 and finish by 2130.  Costs will be Non-Members £40, AFCEA members £30 and Civil-Service / Military £25. Drinks and a meal will be included in the price.  We would like to see more Corporates encouraging younger personnel to attend (e.g. grad trainees / apprentices – not just Biz Win / Biz Dev) and place the costs against training budgets as Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

This will be a popular event, but there will be a limit on numbers, so please register your interest with Mike Jensen, our new events coordinator @ , stating your membership status.

For this event will be undertaking due diligence checks for security purposes.

This is a great opening to the season, and I look forward to welcoming you then.

Full details and booking information can be found below or downloaded from here

AFCEA UK West 15Sept22 final
Nov
10
Thu
2022
AFCEA UK West Chapter – November 2022 – David Carroll – Managing Director, Nominet Cyber – Hub8 @ Hub8
Nov 10 @ 18:30 – 21:00

AFCEA UK West Chapter – Face-to-Face Meeting.

“Lessons from the UK protection against the SolarWinds hack”

Nominet Cyber delivers Protective DNS (PDNS) services to Government customers around the world.

The SolarWinds hack, one of the biggest cybersecurity breaches of the 21st century, was the major cyber event in 2020, not because a single company was breached, but because it triggered a much larger supply chain incident that affected thousands of organizations, including the U.S. government.

In this hack, suspected nation-state hackers that have been identified as a group known as Nobelium by Microsoft — and often simply referred to as the SolarWinds Hackers by other researchers — gained access to the networks, systems and data of thousands of SolarWinds customers. The breadth of the hack is unprecedented and one of the largest, if not the largest, of its kind ever recorded.

Why was the UK better prepared and less exposed than other nation states to this attack? David will share his insight and experience.

The details are, Tuesday 10th November at The Hub8 facility in Cheltenham, starting at 1830 with drinks, followed by the talk and networking until 2100.  There will be a fee to cover locations costs, drinks and hot food.

If interested, please contact Michael Jensen our events coordinator at  to confirm a place.