Live hacking - Can your business withstand a cyber attack?

Posted on Saturday 18 March 2017 17:31

Lunch and Learn with Outpost24 at the Digital Greenhouse - Wednesday 22nd March 2017 12:20

During this demonstration, we will look at some of the common approaches used by cyber criminals to attack public-facing business systems. These types of systems have become increasingly valuable to businesses for customer engagement and self-service, streamlining business processes, and improving supplier-related processes. If information technology or business technology plays an essential role in your business, you need to understand how any risk of downtime can lead to serious and damaging business outage. In this hands-on demonstration, you will gain insights into common security vulnerabilities, the risks they present for your business, and best practices to identify and remediate these weaknesses.

About the Speaker
John Stock is a Senior Cyber Security Analyst at Outpost24, a global leader in vulnerability management. For 10 years John worked in various technical roles within EDF Energy, culminating as a Senior IT Security Engineer. John brings a unique perspective to the industry and is fully aware of the challenges organisation face when implementing a vulnerability management programme. His professional yet approachable demeanour enables him to easily communicate complex technical issues to all levels of the business, enabling senior management to understand the business impact of proper vulnerability scanning, while being able to communicate on a technical level with those requiring a more in-depth understanding. With Outpost24, John has spoken at many partner events in Europe on a wide range of subjects and always tries to keep his talks engaging for everyone involved. He holds a selection of IT Security qualifications including the OPST and C|EH.

Light refreshments will be provided from 12:20 and the presentation will start at approximately 12:40 for around 30 – 45mins. The speaker will be available after for an extended question and answer session.

To book your place visit the digital greenhouse announcement page or go directly to the eventbrite booking system
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BCS Lunchtime Events

Posted on Saturday 20 August 2016 19:24

All BCS Guernsey Section events require pre-registration and include a light buffet lunch. All seminars attract a minimum of 1/2 hour of CPD. If you have an idea for a seminar or would like to present one of your own, please let us know.
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Digital Strategies- Grow & Shape the Future for Education

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2016 21:45

Lunch and Learn at Digital Greenhouse - Thursday 21st July 2016, 12.30

‘Digital technology in education is not optional. Competence with digital technology to find information, to create, to critique and share knowledge is an essential skill set. It belongs at the heart of education.’
Education Technology Action Group (ETAG Report 2014: Our Reflections)

The face of Education is changing globally, reflected on Guernsey by work being done to co-construct a new curriculum for the Bailiwick for September 2017. Find out more about why Digital Competency Framework is being introduced, how learning practices are changing and where you can get involved.

Event is free.

About the Speaker
Lucy is the Education Development Officer for Learning Technology (Guernsey). She has taught on Island for the past 10 years, most recently gaining her Masters in Education focussing on research into adoption of learning technology.

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Personal Data Guardianship Code (26 Nov)

Posted on Thursday 25 September 2014 21:17

This talk will outline the main features of the BCS Personal Data Guardianship Code, which is intended to help organisations and the people in them who handle personal data, understand their individual responsibilities.

The Code was developed by the BCS Information Privacy Expert Panel and aims to promote best practice and provide 'common sense' guidance in the same way that the Highway Code provides guidance to motorists to enable them to drive safely for the benefit of both themselves and other road users. The guidance recognises that:

you need to use Personal Data in order to fulfil your organisational aims
all staff need to understand their individual responsibilities and accountability and management of Personal Data must be integrated seamlessly into your business practices

The speaker is Dr Peter Harris FBCS, who was the Data Protection Commissioner for Guernsey from 2001-2011 and is Chairman of the Information Privacy Expert Panel.

Postcards promoting the new online edition of the Personal Data Guardianship Code will be available at the meeting.

Light lunch included. Please register here.
Also eligible for 1/2 hr CPD.
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Digital Guernsey - Do we have a hope? (15 October)

Posted on Wednesday 20 August 2014 13:42

Given the importance of technology for our future well-being, suggestions that Guernsey should aspire to be in the Top 10 global jurisdictions for technology have been both promoted and rubbished by those in government and the wider Guernsey community during 2014.
Titled 'Digital Guernsey - Do We Have A Hope?', this presentation will summarise our current position, highlight some international leaders, look at current local plans, and question how organised and resourced we are. In addition, recognising that the British Computer Society "promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice", a further question will be posed relating to "Who are the We?"

About the Speaker
John Hollis retired from Accenture, the global management consulting and technology firm, as a partner, having run various industry, functional or innovation centre parts of the firm in his 25 years there. He is currently the Non States Member of the Treasury & Resources Board, States of Guernsey.

Target Audience / Entry RequirementsThe seminar is open to everyone, but reservation is mandatory. Please book here.

Time and Place
7pm 15th October
Muse, Marina Court , Glategny Esplanade, St Peter Port , GY1 1WP

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