VSEC Conference 2016 Review

On Tuesday 22nd November, Infinigate UK hosted our annual channel conference event, VSEC Conference 2016 at the highly esteemed Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London once again. Featuring industry-expert speakers from the US Secret Service, HSBC, Travers Smith Lawyers and Pen Test Partners, the all-day event attracted over 120 delegates in total.

This year’s theme was “Are you prepared for the next data breach?” with topics such as GDPR, insider threats, data loss prevention and secure data transfer being covered at length. The presentations were very well received by attendees thanks to our VSEC Advisory Board who vetted the proposals before they were accepted into the conference programme.

One highlight of the event was the CISO panel discussion, hosted by Amar Singh, Global Exec Speaker, Chairman of ISACA, which featured C-Level speakers Avtar Sehmbi of HSBC, David Prince of Schillings Lawyers and Dr. Adrian Leung of Catalyst Housing. Discussions included how technology, people and process can lower the likelihood of a data breach, how to convince the board that they need to invest in DLP, how DLP has evolved and how to create an effective DLP strategy. The other drawcard of the event was Matt Callahan, Assistant Attache of the US Secret Service's presentation “International Cybercrime Investigations”, which packed out the main Crown suite.

“I really enjoyed it! Get Ken Munro back next year - great analysis and presenter. Well done to the Infinigate team!”
- Laurence Haslop, Head of Global Sales, Galaxkey

“A good series of thought-provoking presentations and vendors with some good, new contacts made. More importantly, great to meet some existing contacts and vendors and at Infinigate too! We'll be back.”
- Jon Towers, Director, Grant McGregor Ltd.

“Very enjoyable and a good selection of topics and vendors”

- Keith Hayes, Security Services Director, illicomm Technology Solutions

If you attended VSEC Conference 2016 and would like to give us some feedback on the event, please fill out our quick survey here.

Pictured below: CISO Panel Discussion featuring HSBC, Schillings Lawyers & Catalyst Housing in the Crown Suite

Pictured below: A packed out vendor exhibition in the Cornwall Suite

Pictured above: Infinigate's main exhibition booth in the Cornwall Suite

Pictured above: Andy Kemshall, Co-Founder of SecurEnvoy presenting his roundtable in the Oxford Suite

Pictured above: Tripwire's Gold Booth, Cornwall Exhibition Suite