A look back at 2022
CIISec Live 2022 took place at the quintessentially Scottish Craiglockhart Campus of Edinburgh Napier University. The event took place across 3 days and received nothing short of excellent reviews with 100% of attendees reporting that they would recommend the event to a colleague. The event has even been featured as a ‘must attend’ cybersecurity conference by MSN and TechRadar Pro in their ‘top tech conferences guide for 2023’.

The 2022 event being situated in Scotland for the first time really allowed delegates and exhibitors alike to harness Scottish connections and to build new relationships within the Scottish Cyber Community. As the first CIISec Live since 2019, we achieved our vision to bring the community together and focus on the networking and knowledge sharing aspect of the incredible talent our industry has to offer. We plan to do the same this year in Manchester. Here are some snippets from 2022, and we hope to see you in Manchester for an even bigger and better CIISec Live for 2023.
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CIISEC LIVE returns to Manchester
Featured on MSN’s & TechRadar Pro top tech conferences guide 2023
We are delighted to announce that the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec)'s flagship event CIISec LIVE will be held as physical event in Manchester in November 2023. We are committed to making our events accessible to delegates and members wishing to join us, and so this will be the first time CIISec LIVE will be held in Manchester. The premium location will provide delegates and exhibitors alike with many opportunities to develop new connections across the community.

This year the event will take on the overarching thematic of ‘inspiring innovation and developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals’. As always, our vision for the event is to bring all elements of the community together with a focus on networking, knowledge sharing and showcasing the incredible talent that our industry has to offer.

The event will be a content driven day with a specially curated line up of subject matter experts presenting on current trends, predictions and innovation in the field from both commercial and academic perspectives, as well as practical advice on dealing with current issues and developing the professionals the future. It will bring all corners of the community together combing perspectives for all practitioners across commercial, public and law enforcement communities. We have an agenda to reflect this with exceptional speakers meaning there is something at CIISec Live for everyone!
Date & Time
Dates tbc
Featured Previous Speakers
In 2022, we had some truly inspirational speakers covering topics focusing on innovation and combatting emerging threats. Topics included:

• Cyber Resilience
• Protecting the national infrastructure and understanding new trends in attack.
• People Development
• Voice Biometrics
• IoT
• The future of cybersecurity posture and attack surface management
• Changing behaviours in real time
David Ferbrache OBE FCIIS
chair, National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board
David Ferbrache is the chair of the National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board for Scotland, advising the Scottish Ministers and government on all aspects of cyber. David has been involved in cyber security for over 35 years. He is the managing director of Beyond Blue, a cyber resilience consultancy. David also is the global head of cyber futures for KPMG, advising on innovation, emerging technologies and thought leadership. In his spare time, David is also a cyber reservist in the British Army. Over his career David has worked with some of the largest firms in the world to advise on cyber threats, security operations and resilience issues; as well as having advised many governments on their national cyber security strategies and policy frameworks. David was previously the Head of Cyber and Space for the Ministry of Defence, having spent 25 years in government service. He is fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security and the British Computer Society. David was made an OBE for his contribution to national security post 9-11.
Alex Woerndle
Alex is an experienced director, manager, consultant, infosec professional and keynote speaker with a broad range of experience across the IT sector. With education and experience spanning finance, risk, strategy, sales/marketing, information security, managed services, distribution, and IT, he has worked with all levels of organisations across 3 decades of business ownership, board roles, management and consulting. Alex is co-founder and executive director for MyEmpire Group, a specialist information security consultancy. Via his virtual CISO work at MyEmpire, Alex provides security management and leadership to a range of organisations from start-up through to ASX50 listed enterprises and government organisations. Alex has extensive board experience having served as a non-executive director of the Australian Information Security Association for over 6 years, .au Domain Administration Ltd, and over 3 years as a member of Australian Conservation Foundation’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
Sally Walker
Sally Walker spent 25 years in the national security community, 16 years of which were in the senior civil service in various crisis management and military support roles.

A civilian graduate of the Higher Command and Staff Course at Shrivenham, her final job in government was to design and deliver the National Cyber Force, as Director Cyber for GCHQ and in full partnership with Ministry of Defence. She also had joint responsibility for the National Offensive Cyber Programme, led many aspects of the UK’s partnership with US Cyber Command, and was GCHQ’s diversity champion for over a decade.

Now enjoying daylight and a second career in leadership and talent development, she is currently a board chair in local UK government and a non executive for her “new tribe”, WithYouWithMe, while also working with a portfolio of clients from all sectors of society.
Mary Haigh FCIIS
Chief Information Security Officer, bae systems
Mary is the CISO for BAE plc, responsible for ensuring they maintain a strong cyber security posture as an organisation as well as in the products and services delivered to customers. Prior to this role Mary was the Director of Cyber for the Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems, responsible for developing the cyber vision and strategy, as well as the roadmap and go to market strategy for their cyber products and services.  She joined BAE in January 2015 holding a number of roles including Product Director for the Managed Cloud and Security Services business. Prior to that she led the Technical Roadmap for the Cyber Security Division in QinetiQ having had various roles in QinetiQ since 2001, including heading up the Cyber Security Services business group and the Cross Domain Products business group.  

Mary has worked in the cyber security domain since 2009, prior to that working in semiconductors research and then specialising in Intellectual Property management.  Her PhD was in semiconductor physics.
CIISec LIVE Location
Manchester, UK
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