Calendar

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.

Nov
11
Thu
2021
AFCEA UK West Chapter – November 2021- Maj Gen (rtd) Peter Williams – Chairman, The BRIXMIS Association @ Brickhampton Golf Club
Nov 11 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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

The next meeting for our 2021 / 2022 Season will be on 11th November at the Brickhampton Golf Club, when our Guest Speaker will be Maj Gen (rtd) Peter Williams – Chairman, The BRIXMIS Association.  The subject of Peter’s talk will be “BRIXMIS” in Cold War East Germany.

Peter’s talk will describe the extraordinary ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ contrast between the formal military-military diplomatic activities of the Mission and its highly successful intelligence collection patrolling out on the ground.

Despite the numerous crises during the Cold War, it was only on the eve of German re-unification in 1990 that the Soviets finally ended the liaison agreements that they had put in place with their wartime Western Allies in 1946.

Peter served twice in BRIXMIS, the British military liaison mission in East Germany, during the 1980s.

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.

Bookings for this event are now open.  For further information and booking details please see the information below.  A version of the PDF can be downloaded here.

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Dec
2
Thu
2021
AFCEA London – December 2021- Virtual Meeting – Steve Vance – CGI – Big Data Strategy for Defence.
Dec 2 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA London Chapter – Virtual Meeting.

The guest speaker for our meeting on 2nd December will be Steve Vance – Director Space, Defence and Intelligence, CGI.   The title of Steve’s talk will be “Big Data Strategy for Defence” –Developing big data solutions for MOD processing Cyber, Space and Operational data using Open Source big data platforms, which if developed right, are secure, scalable and avoid vendor lock in enabling Front Line Commands to integrate data silos and sift information advantage from the masses – Fast.

Steve is a software delivery expert, agile technologist and thought leader with over 18 years’ experience developing software and data processing applications for CGI in many domains across Civil, Defence and Space. This has included the use of both propriety but also open source technology which offer a unique opportunity to mitigate risks posed by vendor lock in, benefit from community approaches while being cost effective. Steve has led Agile Teams leveraging such technology for programmes of work supporting MOD Space Domain Awareness, as well as recently leading development for the European Space Agency of a bespoke Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) for monitoring Global Navigation Satellite System Spectrum such as GPS and Galileo for cyber-attack from GNSS Interference relied on by many Front Line Command Capabilities.

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

Dec
9
Thu
2021
AFCEA UK West Chapter – December 2021- Lt Col Andy Mathias, RLC – Army Digital Services @ Brickhampton Golf Club
Dec 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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

Our December meeting will be on 9th December at the Brickhampton Golf Club, when our Guest Speaker will be Lt Col Andy Mathias, RLC –  Army Digital Services, HQ Army.  Please note the change of speaker from our original posting.

The subject of Andy’s talk will be “Culture and Leadership in software development: The drive towards empowered teams”

Army Digital Services (ADS) is refining and implementing its digital transformation but many challenges and hurdles remain. Some people might think that it’s all about the technology and what that will deliver but that is only a part of the story.

Few would argue that team empowerment is not a critical ingredient in successful delivery of software applications at scale. Nurturing that empowerment must surely be a deliberate activity that needs to resonate not just within the team itself but right throughout the organisation. Achieving this in the right balance, especially against a backdrop of inertia, is ultimately a product of culture and leadership.

This talk will provide a perspective from ADS on:

  • the importance of culture and leadership in setting the conditions for successful empowerment and hence delivery
  • the need to challenge legacy mindsets which act as a barrier to transformation
  • exploiting success as catalyst for growth at scale

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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 numbers of attendees may be limited accordingly.

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

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Jan
13
Thu
2022
AFCEA UK West Chapter – January 2022 – Reid Derby – Strategic Advisor on Innovation and Technology at Golden Valley Development (home of Cyber Central UK)es, HQ Army @ Brickhampton Golf Club
Jan 13 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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

Our January meeting will be on 13th January at the Brickhampton Golf Club, when our Guest Speaker will Reid Derby – Strategic Advisor on Innovation and Technology at Golden Valley Development (home of Cyber Central UK)

The presentation theme and a bio will follow shortly.

Bookings for this meeting are not yet open.  For further information and booking details contact Ian Humpherson at 

Jan
27
Thu
2022
AFCEA London – January 2022 – BT – Central London @ BT
Jan 27 @ 18:00 – 21:00

AFCEA London Chapter

BT are again very generously hosting our January AFCEA London Chapter meeting at a “prestigious central London venue”.  This is always a very popular event and will be a great start the New Year, 2022!

The details of the speaker and the topic for their presentation are still being finalised and will be announced ASAP.

 

This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees.  Due to Covid security precautions currently in place at the venue, the number of attendees will be limited to a maximum of 54 people.  Understandably, this is much lower than in previous years, so places will be offered on a first come first served basis.  In fairness to all, only one booking per person will be accepted.  In the event that we are over-subscribed, we will operate a waiting list.  Any unsuccessful bookings will be notified and refunded.

On-line bookings for this event will open shortly and will close sharp at 17:00 – 21st January.

To register, click here for direct access to the booking form.  You will receive an automated confirmation email of your booking.

Please note that booking fees for all face-to-face meetings in 2022 have been increased by £5 across the board.  Click here for conditions regarding preferential rates.  We will be honouring existing pre-paid tickets for those who have them banked.

Jun
16
Thu
2022
AFCEA UK – TriCyCIS® 2022 Conference & Dinner – Royal Holloway @ Royal Holloway University London
Jun 16 @ 09:00 – Jun 17 @ 00:00

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AFCEA London Chapter – TriCyCIS 2022 Conference & Dinner

This year, our theme will be Accelerating Into The Information Age – Innovation, Integration, Implementation

It is three years on from our last TriCyCIS Conference and we are now bombarded with things like Integrated Review, Integrated Operating Concept and Multi-Domain Integration.  TriCyCIS 2022 will probe some of the challenges in implementing these things in the realms of Cyber and CIS – what is speculative, what is achievable, how we might do it (and what benefits it will bring!).

Further details and links to a new dedicated event microsite will follow shortly.

Delegate bookings for this event, or individual seats for the dinner, are now open.

For corporate enquiries about exhibitor space, or tables at the dinner, please use the email link above.