The OSPAs, Perpetuity Research and TECAs are to run a series of free Thought Leadership webinars to address current security issues following the coronavirus pandemic.

A number of world-renowned speakers will come together to debate issues affecting the security industry in a series of sessions. Registration links for future sessions can be found below.

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday 29th July at 15:30 BST

The CISO perspective on protecting the critical infrastructure against increasing cyber attacks 

In a previous Thought Leadership webinar we considered the protection of the national infrastructure from a physical security point of view, here we consider it from the viewpoint of cyber. Clearly, attacks take different forms, and there have been some high profile examples, such as the ransomware attack on healthcare, EMA (European Medicines Agency), the recent Colonial Pipeline Co incidents to name but two. But what is the response looking like? Criminologists have discussed an on-going war between attackers and defenders with each one improving in response to the marginal gains of the other. So who leads in this important area now? What is the current balance between a predominantly preventive approach and a more adaptive and predictive security that we understand is increasingly important for building (operational) resilience? What are the implications of current developments for the wider security sector? This webinar will discuss:

  • What are the main cyber threats being faced by the critical infrastructure?
  • What are the key trends in preventing attacks and pursing offenders?
  • What are the implications and learning points for the wider security sector and recommendation for going forward?

Monica Verma – CISO, Speaker, Podcast Host & Producer for We Talk Cyber, and Award Winning Security Advisor
Sarah Armstrong-Smith – Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft, Non-Executive Director and Keynote Speaker
Greg van der Gaast – CISO, International Speaker and Author of “Rethinking InfoSec”

Thursday 5th August at 15:30 BST

What is meant by ‘profit protection’? And is anyone really doing it?

Sponsored by Lodge Service

It is not unusual in any sector to generate buzz words and phrases that catch on. Security is no exception. ‘Profit protection’ can be presented as one example. When ‘security’ seemed old hat, especially (but not exclusively) in retailing, there was a focus on ‘loss prevention’. For many that missed the point, it weas negative leading (loss) rather than positive (profit), and anyway good practices were helping the company achieve its aims, profit, ‘profit protection’ was born. But what does it mean? How is it distinct from other catchy titles? Does it matter anyway? This webinar will:

  • Discuss the meanings of ‘profit protection’
  • Explore the extend to which the focus on protecting profits is best achieved
  • Examine best practice and the routes to achieving them

Paul Bessant – Founder of Retail Knowledge
Sarah Cork – Group Commercial Director at Lodge UK and International Service
Colin Culleton – Founder and Director at Asset Protect Consulting Ltd

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