Security Summit North

Security Summit North will address, through a series of expert talks and insightful panels, the most pressing issues facing our industry. 
Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how advancements in technology create opportunities and challenges in security, what the threat landscape looks like in the coming years and how to make their businesses more cyber-resilient. 
We will explore topics such as data ethics, your biggest security risks and the impact deepfakes could have on your business in the future. We will equip attendees with the knowledge they need to become more resilient against cyber threats and how to implement more stringent security measures.
Carl Miller, founding Research Director at The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos and author of The Death of The Gods: The New Global Power Grab is chairing the conference and will be framing the day with his extensive knowledge of the rise of the digital world and how this affects business, society and our everyday lives.
Security Summit North is being brought to you by Manchester Digital, the independent trade body for tech and digital businesses in Greater Manchester.
This accessible and affordable conference, with its world-class expert speakers, will equip our members and the wider community with the tools they need to be cyber resilient and to protect their businesses.
09:00 – 09:30
09:30 – 09:40
Opening remarks from Katie Gallagher, managing director of the Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester and Manchester Digital, the trade body for tech and digital businesses in Greater Manchester.
09:40 – 10:00
Carl Miller will be compering the conference, introducing speakers and managing the panel session. He will also be sharing insights from his successful novel and winner of the Transmission Prize 2019: Death of the Gods: the new global power grab and other thoughts from his work as Research Director at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos and his recent work with the BBC on possible systematic manipulation of wikipedia by the Chinese state.
10:00 – 10:45
Scott Helme
10:45 – 11:10
Coffee break & networking
11:10 – 11:55
The Insider ThreatChelsea Jarvie, Cyber Security Consultant and former Head of Security and Risk Assessment at the Scottish Government.
In this talk, Chelsea will discuss security awareness in staff and how they are still the weakest link in your organisation. Security awareness in people is the most under-funded security measure. There is lots of investment in technologies but if staff give out their password, or click a malicious link, those expensive technologies don’t matter. 
11:55 – 1230
Speaker to be announced
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch & networking
13:30 – 14:05
Speaker to be announced
14:05 – 15:05
The Global and Regional Threat LandscapePanel session with Regional Organised Crime Unit and partners
15:05 – 15:30
Coffee break & networking
15:30 – 16:05
The State of DeepfakesHenry Ajder, Head of Communications and Analysis, Deeptrace
Henry’s talk will delve into the world of Deepfakes and how their impact on society and politics has grown and developed. 
16:05 – 16:40
Future of DataJude McCorry, Director, The Data Lab
This talk is ‘a day in the life of…’ view, in 20 years time. It will cover all of the ethical issues around data, data security, ownership of data, who will control the robots and much more. 
It will take a look at technologies that are being developed and how they will all integrate together and the impact that they’ll have on ethics and security. 
16:40 – 17:00
Round up from Carl Miller
Closing remarks
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