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Jul
30
Thu
2020
AFCEA UK -July 2020 – Virtual Meeting
Jul 30 @ 17:00 – 20:00

AFCEA UK – Virtual Meeting

After a few months’ absence, our first ever AFCEA London Chapter “virtual meeting” will be held on Thursday 30th July 2020, at 17:00. Ciaran Martin, the outgoing CEO of the NCSC will give a short “fireside chat” followed by a brief Q&A session. Ciaran needs absolutely no introduction, but we are delighted that he has been able to make time in his very busy schedule to talk to us, just before he retires. It should be fascinating.

This is a free event for AFCEA members and guests, but in order to be able to attend, you must pre-register by booking on line at https://uk.afceachapters.org/london-bookpay/

Oct
1
Thu
2020
AFCEA London – October 2020 – Virtual Meeting
Oct 1 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA London – Virtual Meeting

Our meeting on 1st October will commence with a short virtual AGM.  Details of the Election of Officers and Committee have already been circulated by email to those eligible to vote.

Our Guest Speaker for the rest of the evening will be Alan Mears, Associate Director – Deloitte LLP.  The title of his presentation will be “Thinking the Opposite Direction.  Understanding, anticipating and disrupting how adversaries might assess and prioritise operational opportunities and actions through Space”  This will be followed by a facilitated Q&A session.

As a Chapter, we have covered a lot of ground regarding cyber security as it relates to “terrestrial” assets, but we have not looked at cyber threats to space and satellites, so this will be a fascinating presentation.

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 October Meeting box.

  • Click through to the Secure Booking Form
  • Select the AFCEA UK West Virtual Meeting – 1st October option and tick the GDPR box
  • Under Payment Options, complete the details for the person making the booking and select the “Free virtual event / use prepaid voucher” option
  • Under the Tickets being booked section, if you know your AFCEA membership number click Industry Member Qty 1.  Non-Members click Qty 1 in the Non-Member box.  Mil / Gov use the MoD / Gov / Student box.  This opens up the Attendee Names details boxes further down.  YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED, so long as you have selected the Free virtual event payment option (see above)
  • Scroll down to the Use Prepaid Tickets section, select one ticket and insert “1st October Virtual Event” in the Reference box.
  • Complete the Attendee Name section
  • Ignore the Other Information and Summary boxes
  • Click on the Submit button

You will receive a manually generated confirmation email of your booking.

Dec
1
Tue
2020
AFCEA London – December 2020 – Virtual Meeting
Dec 1 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA London – Virtual Meeting

The Guest Speaker for our meeting on 1st December will be Wg Cdr Ben Sharp – SO1 Space Capability Delivery, HQ Air Command.  The title of his presentation will be “What next for Space in the MOD?”  and will be followed by a facilitated Q&A session.  This promises to be a fascinating presentation and follows on very neatly from some questions and comments raised during our 1st October meeting.  It should appeal to both Young AFCEANs and long-established regular members alike.

Wing Commander Ben Sharp is a Royal Air Force Engineer Officer, whose career has focused on enabling the command and control of British military operations, in the UK and worldwide.  An advocate for information-led decision making, he has led large teams of personnel and negotiated at an inter-governmental level to deliver information systems critical to supporting frontline personnel and theatre commanders alike.  On graduation from the Defence Academy’s Advanced Command and Staff Course in 2019, he returned to Headquarters Air Command to join the rapidly expanding team that is delivering space capability for the RAF.

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 December Meeting box.

  • Click through to the Secure Booking Form
  • Select the AFCEA UK London Virtual Meeting – 1st December option and tick the GDPR box
  • Under Payment Options, complete the details for the person making the booking and select the “Free virtual event / use prepaid voucher” option
  • Under the Tickets being booked section, if you know your AFCEA membership number click Industry Member Qty 1.  Non-Members click Qty 1 in the Non-Member box.  Mil / Gov use the MoD / Gov / Student box.  This opens up the Attendee Names details boxes further down.  YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED, so long as you have selected the Free virtual event payment option (see above)
  • Scroll down to the Use Prepaid Tickets section, select one ticket and insert “1st December Virtual Event” in the Reference box.
  • Complete the Attendee Name section
  • Ignore the Other Information and Summary boxes
  • Click on the Submit button

You will receive a manually generated confirmation email of your booking.

The closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 27th November 2020

Jan
14
Thu
2021
AFCEA London – January 2021 – Virtual Meeting
Jan 14 @ 17:00 – 18:15

AFCEA London – Virtual Meeting

Unfortunately, due the current Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, we are unable to make what has become a very popular and much appreciated pilgrimage to “a very prominent BT Venue”.  BT are still very keen to continue their support for AFCEA in the UK  and so our Speaker for our meeting on 14th January will be Dr Nicola Millard.  Nicola is a BT psychologist with BT Enterprise and her talk will be along the lines of “people, technology and the future of work”.   With many people still being encouraged to work from home and an increasing number of corporates significantly downsizing their office space requirements, this should be fascinating evening – sadly without the view from the top of the Tower! ☹  The up-side is that there will be no risk of anyone getting stuck in the lift!

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 January Meeting box.

  • Click through to the Secure Booking Form
  • Select the AFCEA UK London Virtual Meeting – 14th January option and tick the GDPR box
  • Under Payment Options, complete the details for the person making the booking and select the “Free virtual event / use prepaid voucher” option
  • Under the Tickets being booked section, if you know your AFCEA membership number click Industry Member Qty 1.  Non-Members click Qty 1 in the Non-Member box.  Mil / Gov use the MoD / Gov / Student box.  This opens up the Attendee Names details boxes further down.  YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED, so long as you have selected the Free virtual event payment option (see above)
  • Scroll down to the Use Prepaid Tickets section, select one ticket and insert “14th January Virtual Event” in the Reference box.
  • Complete the Attendee Name section
  • Ignore the Other Information and Summary boxes
  • Click on the Submit button

You will receive a manually generated confirmation email of your booking.

The closing date for bookings is 12:00 – 8th January 2021

Mar
4
Thu
2021
AFCEA London – March 2021 – Virtual Meeting
Mar 4 @ 17:30 – 18:45

AFCEA London – Virtual Meeting

The Guest Speaker for our meeting on 4th March will be Sally Walker, who will speak about “The civilian implications of cyber power”.

Sally Walker retired from GCHQ as Director Cyber, where she was responsible for standing up the National Cyber Force and ran the National OC Programme for 5 years – in partnership with Defence.  She is now investing in the civilian implications of cyber power and aiming to reframe thinking on the whole debate.

This meeting is open only to pre-registered attendees. Persons not on the official list will be refused admission.  As this will most definitely be a popular presentation, we may have to limit numbers attending.  Places are therefore available on a first come first served basis.

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

  • Click through to the Secure Booking Form
  • Select the AFCEA London Virtual Meeting – 4th March option and tick the GDPR box
  • Under Payment Options, complete the details for the person making the booking and select the “Free virtual event / use prepaid voucher” option
  • Under the Tickets being booked section, if you know your AFCEA membership number click Industry Member Qty 1.  Non-Members click Qty 1 in the Non-Member box.  Mil / Gov use the MoD / Gov / Student box.  This opens up the Attendee Names details boxes further down.  YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED, so long as you have selected the Free virtual event payment option (see above).
  • Scroll down to the Use Prepaid Tickets section, select one ticket and insert “4th March Virtual Event” in the Reference box.
  • Complete the Attendee Name section
  • Ignore the Other Information and Summary boxes
  • Click on the Submit button

The closing date for bookings is 12:00 – Friday 26th February 2021

You will receive a manually generated confirmation email of your booking.

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

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.