Infosec 2017 talk by Steve Shepherd MBE


Steve Shepherd MBE, 7Safe's Cyber Security Incident Response Lead By Michael Shuff, 7Safe Lead Reporter | 05 April 2017

A talk by one of PA Consulting’s 7Safe cyber experts, Steve Shepherd MBE, has been accepted as a Tech Talk at Information Security Europe 2017 in June, following review by an Advisory Committee.

Infosecurity Europe (Infosec) is the region's number one information security event featuring Europe's largest and most comprehensive conference programme and over 360 exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products to 13,500 visitors. These numbers reflect the growth factors in the Cyber market estimated to be worth $202 Billion by 2021.

Marketplace for Cyber Skilled Consultancy

Advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) confirms that organisations are not yet ready to tackle sophisticated cyber-attacks without sourcing outside help to respond to these incidents:

“An important part of business continuity and disaster recovery planning is to be prepared by identifying a supplier of Cyber Incident Response services in advance of any serious attack.” [Source: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/scheme/cyber-incidents]

Outsourcing key to cyber threat response

Steve explains the rationale behind sourcing qualified outside assistance before the crisis happens: “When an organisation has been attacked, its most immediate concerns are likely to be: - What action needs to be taken? And, - Who has the proven knowledge and experience required to contain and eradicate the incident? Needless to say, a malicious hacker will not be waiting around while the attack is in progress to give your cyber security team the opportunity to answer these key questions.

“Based on 7Safe’s experience of cyber incident response using the 3-Phase CREST Model for CSIR as a guide, my Tech Talk will invite the Infosec 2017 audience to think about and act on the following: 

1.     Evaluate the role of technology in the first 24 hours;
2.     Learn what action needs to be taken in the event of a malware attack;
3.     Discover how to decide who has the proven knowledge and information to tackle the incident.”

GDPR & SOC key themes for PA

PA’s twin themes for Infosec 2017 are compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and building Security Operations Centres (SOCs) including Cyber Security Incident Response (CSIR).

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You can read more about Cyber Security Incident Response in a series of ‘Cyber Trump Cards’ outlining the problems/issues, and how 7Safe cyber experts can help:

https://www.7safe.com/about-7Safe/downloads/cyber-trump-cards

 

"When an organisation has been attacked, its most immediate concerns are likely to be: - What action needs to be taken? And, - Who has the proven knowledge and experience required to contain and eradicate the incident."

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