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Apr
15
Thu
2021
AFCEA West – April 2021 – David Ferbrache – Global Head of Cyber Futures, KPMG
Apr 15 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA West – Virtual Meeting

Dovetailing very neatly with The London Chapter’s March event, the Guest Speaker for our meeting on 15th April will be David Ferbrache – Global Head of Cyber Futures at KPMG.  The topic of his presentation will be “The hard realities of cyber security in the commercial world – the state of the art, the challenges and the scary moments”.

  • The trap of compliance and the struggles firms have to really create a business understanding of cyber risk and how to manage it.
  • The interconnected ecosystem and the need for community action to manage systemic risk and resilience.
  • The changing threat landscape and the rise of cyber extortion – the failures of our policy responses and the misalignment of incentives to counter cyber crime.

David is an acknowledged UK national cyber security expert and is the Head of Global Cyber Futures for KPMG international.  He leads KPMG’s global COVID-19 cyber response, future work on emerging technologies, alliance and partnerships and innovation agenda on cyber; as well as working with KPMG’s largest clients.

Prior to joining KPMG, David was a major contributor to the UK’s first national cyber security strategy, has been involved in establishing most of the UK’s initial national cyber security structures and organisations and led the delivery of the Defence Cyber Security Programme as the Head of Cyber and Space for the Ministry of Defence (MoD).  During his time in MoD, David held a number of senior director level roles including responsibility for a  large element of MoD’s science budget, lead for MoD’s research and development programme into cyber and influence activities and technical director (and fellow) for Information Operations in the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency.  David established the first MoD penetration testing team and undertook the first UK national infrastructure resilience reviews.

David is currently the chair of the Scottish government National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board and was a major contributor to the Scottish government’s cyber resilience strategy.

This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees. Persons not on the official list will not be admitted.

To register, go to AFCEA UK Website here: https://uk.afceachapters.org and click on “Tickets” in the April Meeting box.

  • To register, go to AFCEA UK Website here: https://uk.afceachapters.org and click on “Tickets” in the April Meeting box. You will be re-directed to the Webinargeek.com booking form. Alternatively, use this link https://afceauk.webinargeek.com/afcea-uk-david-ferbrache-obe-global-head-of-cyber-futures-kpmg?cst=via-afcea-org-uk
  • You will receive an automated confirmation email of your booking, which will include a personal meeting hyperlink – no password is required.
  • If you have already booked for the April 15th meeting, your details have already been transferred across to the new platform.

The closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 9th April 2021

Jul
1
Thu
2021
AFCEA London – July 2021 – Sarah Lyons – Deputy Director, Economy and Society Team – NCSC
Jul 1 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA London – Virtual Meeting

The Guest Speaker for our meeting on 1st July will be Sarah Lyons – Deputy Director, Economy and Society Team – NCSC.  The topic of Sarah’s presentation will be  ‘NCSC work through the pandemic’.  Further details and an abstract will follow shortly.

Sarah is a senior leader in cyber security and Deputy Director for the Economy and Society Team within the NCSC. The Economy and Society team forms part of the National Resilience Directorate and leads on interactions with charities, SMEs, academic institutions, the wider economy as well as the public. Following a range of roles in Whitehall departments, Sarah has been working in cyber security since 2010 and has grown the team from scratch when the NCSC was formed.  She has also led the NCSC’s cyber security support to HMG’s COVID-19 response’.

This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees and the closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 25th June 2021.

We have now introduced a nominal £10.00 charge for Non-Members.  AFCEA Members,  Gov & Mil guests continue to enjoy AFCEA UK Chapters’ virtual meetings free of charge.  Please check here for conditions of free attendance.

To register, click on “Tickets” in the Meeting box.  You will be re-directed to the booking form.

You will receive an automated confirmation email of your booking, which will include a personal meeting hyperlink – no password is required.

Aug
12
Thu
2021
AFCEA London – August 2021 – RAF Club, Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PY
Aug 12 @ 17:00 – 20:00

AFCEA London Chapter – Emerging Leaders (formerly Young AFCEANs) Networking Event – RAF Club, Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PY.

Our Emerging Leaders (Young AFCEANs) sub – Committee are organising a networking / social event to be held in The RAF Club, on 12th August.  Join us to expand your network in a relaxed setting and get to know other professionals. This will be a great opportunity to re-engage, re-energise and re-connect with AFCEA London. Arrival drinks between 1700-1800.

When: 17:00 – 20:00, Thursday 12th August

Where: The Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PY

Dress code: Smart casual

Numbers are limited, so please register here.

The deadline for bookings is 17:00 Friday 6th August.

Sep
1
Wed
2021
AFCEA London – September 2021
Sep 1 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA London – Virtual Meeting

The opening meeting for our 2021 / 2022 Season will be on WEDNESDAY on 1st September, when our guest speaker will be Brig (rtd) Greg Wilson – Microsoft UK National Technology Officer (National Security).

The title of Greg’s presentation is #makingthebestbetter and he will provide a candid insight into the transformation programme the Field Army have undergone over the last two years, to better empower their workforce, optimise performance and accelerate digital change.  The # in the title was the programme hashtag and the digital elements of the programme won the Defence and Police Project Award in the UK IT industry 2020 Awards.  Greg led the transformation programme and, having stepped across to Microsoft, he will conclude with some thoughts as to the future digital challenges to be overcome by the Field Army.

Brig (Retd) Greg Wilson is Microsoft UK’s National Technology Officer (National Security). His role is to help National Security and Public Sector clients and partners to work with Microsoft technologies to achieve more by empowering growth, innovation and digital transformation.  Greg is a former senior Army Officer, who commanded informational professionals on operations and in barracks from Brigade command to Squadron command level throughout his career.  In his staff appointments, he worked in capability and acquisition roles within MOD, Navy Command and Army Headquarters.  His final military roles included Head of C4ISTAR capability development for the British Army and was the transformation programme lead for both Field Army HQ and Defence Intelligence. He was also one of the MOD’s Government Major Programme Review Team Leaders, who reviewed cross Government Major Programmes on behalf of the Cabinet Office.   A Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional and Chartered Manager; he is also Chair of the Royal Signals Institute and a Colonel Commandant of the Royal Signals.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme and the military’s Higher Command and Staff Course. 

This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees and the closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 27th August 2021.

We have now introduced a nominal £10.00 charge for Non-Members.  AFCEA Members,  Gov & Mil guests continue to enjoy AFCEA UK Chapters’ virtual meetings free of charge.  Please check here for conditions of free attendance

To register, click on “Tickets” in the Meeting box.  You will be re-directed to the booking form.

You will receive an automated confirmation email of your booking, which will include a personal meeting hyperlink – no password is required

Sep
2
Thu
2021
AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – September 2021
Sep 2 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA UK Southern Chapter – Re-launch Dinner.

The UK Southern Chapter are planning on hosting a dinner at The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, on Thursday 2nd September.  This event will mark the re-launch of our Chapter after a period of dormancy.  Clearly, the running and management of this event will be governed by any covid restrictions that may remain in place at the time.

This meeting is by invitation only.  Further details can be obtained from 

Sep
7
Tue
2021
AFCEA UK West Chapter – September 2021- Col Andy Percival – Land CEMA @ Brickhampton Golf Club
Sep 7 @ 18:30 – 21:00

AFCEA UK West Chapter – First face to face meeting.

The UK West Chapter are planning on holding the opening meeting for our 2021 / 2022 Season on 7th September at the Brickhampton Golf Club. Please note the date change to deconflict with other Industry events that members may likely be attending.

This will be our first face to face meeting since March 2020 and our Guest Speaker will be Col Andy Percival from Land CEMA. The subject of Andy’s talk will be the Land Digitisation Programme (THEIA).

Multi Domain Integration presents new opportunities for the Army to maximise its
contribution to Defence and to mission success. The Integrated Review has sought to
balance investment and structural adjustment to evolve an Asymmetric Army for the
Digital Age, one more able to adopt new technologies and concepts and apply military
effect virtually, cognitively as well as physically. The Army’s Land Cyber Programme
is presented a series of opportunities in the next 5-10 years; the modernisation of
electronic warfare and electronic counter measures together with the cyber operations,
and their integration, is a key lever to Protect, Understand and to Deliver Effects across
the cyber and electromagnetic domain both in collaboration with and complementary
to other Defence capabilities. Colonel Andy Percival will outline the approach of Land
Cyber and the challenges it faces to deliver an ambitious programme.

For a preview of the Programme please see the animation on the .gov website here.

The running and management of this event will be governed by any covid restrictions that may remain in place at the time and the numbers of attendees may be limited.

For further information and booking details please see the information below. A version of the PDF can be downloaded here.

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Oct
6
Wed
2021
AFCEA West – October 2021 – MEETING CANCELLED
Oct 6 @ 18:30 – 21:00

********** Please be advised that we have had to cancel the meeting on 6th October. Unfortunately we did not achieve the minimum attendee number threshold to make this financially viable. **********

AFCEA UK West Chapter Meeting

The UK West Chapter are holding the second meeting for our 2021 / 2022 Season on 6th October at the Brickhampton Golf Club. Please note the date change to deconflict with another event at the Brickhampton venue.

Our Guest Speaker will be Peter Wilson – Public Sector CTO for EMEA, Pegasystems Inc. The subject of Peter’s talk will be the Evolution of Government Digital Services. Peter was formerly HMRC Head of Solution Architecture and Feasibility Study Lead on the UKs first Major Digital Service Self-Assessment Online

20 years ago this year, saw the emergence of the Government Gateway heralding the start of the government digital service journey.

Ten years after that, the Government Digital Service organisation was formed to drive further transformation of Public Services.

How has this shaped how big departments approach digital transformation, how has it ultimately shaped not only the citizen experience, but also the wider software industry and, where do we go from here?

The running and management of this event will be governed by any covid restrictions that may remain in place at the time and the numbers of attendees may be limited.

Oct
7
Thu
2021
AFCEA London – October 2021 – PwC – Chrissy Morgan – IoT and OT R&D Manager for PwC UK – “Malicious Machines” @ PwC
Oct 7 @ 18:00 – 21:00

AFCEA London Chapter – First face to face meeting.

The second meeting for our 2021 / 2022 Season, will held be on Thursday 7th October and will also be our first “live” event for 18 months, or so.  We are very kindly being hosted by PwC UK, at their 7 Moor London Riverside, London SE1 2RT offices, close to London Bridge Station.  Following the speaker’s presentation, there will be the usual informal networking and drinks reception.  This is a very welcome first step back to something like “normality” for the London Chapter after such a long time.

Our host speaker for the evening will be Chrissy Morgan – PwC’s IoT & OT R&D Manager and the title of her presentation will be “Malicious Machines”.

With the dramatic increase of connected devices and developers pushing the frontiers of what is possible with IoT technology, we need to understand that it is not just the technology that is evolving, so are the threats.

This talk will cover the evolution of IoT malware and research.  The harsh reality is that despite all the advancements, while we are putting out the fires of legacy systems, unpatched hardware or inadequately monitored flat networks, threat actors will exploit new vulnerabilities and adapt their methods to avoid detection.

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Chrissy Morgan is the IoT and OT R&D Manager for PwC UK. She provides strategic technical insight and research into client environments and services within Operational Technology.  She manages the PwC UK IoT/OT Labs, leads our OT research programs and works closely across our national and international teams.  She provides the latest findings from our testing of vendor tooling and is a contributor to improvement and preview programs.  Chrissy has an MSc in Advanced Security and Digital forensics and 19 years’ experience within IT and consulting, working previously with Government, Pharmaceutical, Close protection and Physical Security sectors.

Chrissy has marked achievements for her contribution and research, including winning the (ISC)² Up and Coming Security Professional award and being a SC magazine Top Woman of Cyber Security.  A natural problem solver, she has won multiple technical Capture the Flag tournaments such as the Cyber Security Challenge UK, a BlackHat Challenge Coin, placed Top 5 for Pragyan International CTF and SANS ICS Tournament with her teams.  She is an experienced international speaker and has held IoT hardware hacking workshops with organisations such as The World Economic Forum.

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The running and management of this event will be governed by any covid restrictions that may remain in place at the venue and the number of attendees may be limited.  In the event that we have to limit numbers and we are over-subscribed, priority will be on a “first come first served” basis.  Any unsuccessful bookings will be notified and refunded.

Booking fees will be back to the pre-pandemic levels of £30 for members£40 for non-Members and £25 for gov / mil.  Click here for conditions regarding preferential rates.  We will be accepting pre-paid tickets for those who have them banked.

This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees and the closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 1st October 2021.

To register, click here for direct access to the booking form.

You will receive an automated confirmation email of your booking

Oct
21
Thu
2021
AFCEA London – October 2021 – Virtual AGM
Oct 21 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA London Chapter – Virtual AGM.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Elections for the Officers and Committee of the AFCEA London Chapter for 2021/ 2022 will necessarily take a different format.  This year, voting will be conducted via email with the results announced during the virtual AGM, to be held on Thursday 21st October 2021 at 17:00 hrs.  The Election Notice has only been sent to current AFCEA Members shown on the AFCEA International database as being affiliated to the London Chapter as at 31/08/2021

This short meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees and the closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 15th October 2021.  There will be no charge to attend and no guest speaker.

To register, please click here for direct access to the booking form.

You will receive an automated confirmation email of your booking.  An MS Teams meeting hyperlink will be sent to those who register, along with some joining instructions.

Nov
4
Thu
2021
AFCEA London – November 2021- Virtual Meeting – Andy Watkin-Child – How Changes to US Cyber Security Risk Management Regulations Will Impact The UK Defence Industrial Base
Nov 4 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA London Chapter – Virtual Meeting.

The guest speaker for our meeting on 4th November will be Andy Watkin-Child, Director – The Security Institute.   The title for Andy’s talk will be “How does the UK and European Defence Industrial Base (DIB) address Federal and US DoD cyber regulatory requirements to deliver adequate cyber security?”  Addressing the needs, objectives and goals of the June 2021 Atlantic Charter.

The presentation will bring out the changing US cyber environment, that has developed significantly since Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was placed on hold ahead of a congressional hearing next month.  It will highlight the recent developments in US cyber legislation and its potential impact.  Andy will speak about the CMMC and existing Defence Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) compliance, Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), the DoJ’s recent announcement about prosecution under the False Claims Act (FCA), recent Treasury updates associated with ransomware payments and the need for a close working relationship with the US and partners on cyber standards development.

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Andy is a 20-year veteran of cybersecurity, risk management and technology transformation, holding global leadership positions in 1st and 2nd Lines of for cybersecurity (CISO), cyber risk management, operational risk, and technology.  For International organisations including Grupo Santander, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Penguin Random House and Rolls-Royce plc.  Andy is a founding member of the US DoD Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) AB standards working group, developing the CMMC cybersecurity assessment methodology and has been supporting U.S. Federal agencies, Senate Commissions and trade associations evaluate cyber risk strategy and compliance. 

This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees and the closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 29th October 2021.

There is a nominal £10.00 charge for Non-Members.  AFCEA Members,  Gov & Mil guests continue to enjoy AFCEA UK Chapters’ virtual meetings free of charge.  Please check here for conditions of free attendance.

To register, click on “Tickets” in the Meeting box.  You will be re-directed to the booking form.

You will receive an automated confirmation email of your booking, which will include a personal meeting hyperlink – no password is required.