OSP Cyber Academy, Thursday 20th, Aberdeen

This is a must-attend event for professionals operating within infosec, IoT & OT, cyber & information security, compliance and senior management within all business sectors.

The programme with a difference. 


We invite all senior private sector cyber security professionals to take part in our latest event and to think critically about what’s next for cyber security nationally and internationally.

We will examine how Scottish businesses and institutions are ensuring they have the capacity to protect themselves and others against the catastrophic effects of cybercrime. Join experts, peers, and key stakeholders as we delve deeper into Scotland’s cyber resilience community and the future of our defences.

Cyber Scotland 2020 Agenda

Chair’s Opening Address

Irene Coyle, Data Protection Officer, OSP Group Ltd


10:00  The Cyber Security Threats 

The threats to businesses and how to overcome them – The local cybersecurity landscape 

Cyber Crime Safety, Police Scotland


10:20  The Legal Cyber Risk 

Looking from a legal perspective, the impact cyber crime has on your business. Focusing on the criminal effect, human error and data breaches which can all have a major impact on your business

A Case Study – Morrisons’ 2014 data leak was a revenge hack from a former employee, what impact did this have on Morrisons 

Sandip Patel QC, Chair, Cybercrime Practitioners Association


10:40  Cyber Defence Capability 

How to Assess your Cyber Risk – MOD Capability Tool 

Nick Houlton, Chief Operating Officer, APMG International 


11:00  Comfort break 


11:10  Creating the Right Conditions for a Cyber Resilient Scotland

Reflecting on Scotland’s Cyber Resilience Strategy

Keith McDevitt, Cyber Resilience Integrator, Scottish Government 


11:30  Accelerating business change supported by digital transformation 

Companies need to be aware that in being able to do more, more quickly, you also need safeguards to ensure you are compliant with standards like GDPR and Privacy by Design

Steve Higgon, CEO, TAAP 


12:00 – 13:00 Lunch & Networking – Kindly sponsored by TAAP


13:00  Diversity and Inclusion in the Tech & Cyber World – Panel Session

                Moderator Ciara Mitchell, Head, ScotlandIs Cyber

  • Sarah Keevins, Assistant Vice President, Culture & Transformation, Barclays Ventures
  • Aine Ui Chiollagain, CTO, Deep Miner
  • Sarah Worthy, AI Lead, Barclays Ventures


13:20  Operational Technologies 

Making Sense of Cyber Security in “OT”

Martin Smith CB MBE, Operations Director, Cyber Prism Maritime Limited 


13:40  The Daily Challenges of OT in the Oil & Gas Sector 


14:00  The Cyber Hacker 

Lifting the Lid on Cyber Safety – what route does the hacker take? 

Gerry Grant, Chief Security Officer, Converged Communications Solutions Limited


14:20  What is AI 

Understanding how and when we use AI  

Aine Ui Chiollagain, Chief Technology Officer, Deep Miner 


14:40  Multi Cloud Challenges

Journey to the Cloud 

John Murdoch, Business Development Manager, Celerity IT


15:00  Chair’s Closing Address 


15:00 – 17:00 Drinks & Networking – Kindly sponsored by Barclays Ventures


Event Information

When: Thursday 20 February


OneCode Base, Tech Hub

School Hill


AB10 1FR

Time: 0930 – 1500

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