Welsh Research Lab takes crown of UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company, Jack Daniel joins Infosecurity Hall of Fame and CERT Director calls for improvements in security supply chain

Welsh Research Lab takes crown of UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company, Jack Daniel joins Infosecurity Hall of Fame and CERT Director calls for improvements in security supply chain

Infosecurity Europe saw a stellar final day of its 20th anniversary edition at Olympia, London.

Geolang, a dynamic SME Research and Development Innovation Lab based in Cardiff, Wales was announced as The UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company of the Year, selected from 11 companies exhibiting in the new UK Cyber Innovation Zone. The coveted award was decided by expert judges from C5 Capital and Elsevier.

Tenable Network Security’s Jack Daniel was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame, to join past alumni including Bruce Schneier. Jack Daniel said “It was an honour to be inducted into the hall of fame and join an amazing group of industry luminaries.  I enjoyed taking a look back at how I got where I am, and I look forward to many more years in this exciting industry.”

Don Randall, Cyber Ambassador, Bank of England, Peter Gibbons, Head of Cyber Security, National Rail and Raj Samani, Special Adviser to the European Cybercrime Centre explored the real threats facing critical infrastructure providers and how to protect them during a session entitled Securing Critical National Infrastructure’. During this event Samani underlined how fundamentally changes in technology will impact the security of our vital services. He remarked: “When we talk about the future of things like cloud computing, it’s not just going to be there for photos of Rihanna, it’s going to be there for keeping our water clean.”

Jon Townsend, Head of Cyber Intelligence and Response, Department of Work and Pensions and Chris Gibson, Director, CERT UK, shared stories from the coal face of what it’s like to experience a cyber-attack, and what to do when it happens. During the discussion, Gibson argued that gaps in organisations’ security supply chains needed to be filled more effectively, saying “I’ve seen more than enough examples to know it’s not where it needs to be.”

We hope you enjoyed Infosecurity Europe 2015 and hope you will be able to join us next year.

Joy-Fleur Brettschneider leads Infosecurity Europe’s marketing team and is keen to ensure everyone involved with the show leaves satisfied. Joy advises how to get more stand traffic, maximise ROI, become an authority in your niche — everything you need to get the attention you deserve. A marketing professional with a slight obsession for attention to detail, Joy loves social media and technology . Strangely, she prefers business strategy books to novels.

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