Chess CyberSecurity is excited to bring you our annual cybersecurity conference! Starting on June 13th we will be visiting 4 locations around the country and bringing with us a whole host of entertaining speakers and technical showcases!

We’ve got lots planned for the day including speaker slots from some top keynotes:

Dr Jessica Barker

Jessica Barker is a leader in the human nature of cyber security. In 2017, she was named one of the top 20 women of influence in cybersecurity in the UK and was the winner of the TechWomen50 Awards. Barker’s technical knowledge and sociology background equip her with unique insight, and she has a talent for translating technical
messages to a non-technical audience. She is engaged by organisations of all sizes, from multi-national firms to SMEs.

Barker’s work surrounds the psychology and sociology of cyber security, particularly regarding cyber security threats, social engineering, how to effectively communicate cyber security messages, the psychology of fear and cyber security, and the language of cyber security. Her specialisms span cyber security awareness, behaviour
and culture.

Barker is passionate about encouraging young people to become more engaged with cyber security, working with TeenTech and the UK’sCyber Security Challenge.

Freaky Clown

FC is a well-known ethical hacker and social engineer. He started at a young age when computers were growing in popularity and the hacker scene was in its infancy. He
has been working in the infosec field for over 20 years and excels at circumventing access controls. He is motivated by a drive to make individuals, organisations and countries more secure and better-able to defend themselves from malicious attack.

As an ethical social engineer, FC ‘breaks into’ hundreds of banks, offices and government facilities in the UK and Europe. His work demonstrating weaknesses in physical, personnel and digital controls assists organisations to improve their security.

FC is currently Head of Cyber Research for Raytheon UK where he performs valuable research into vulnerabilities. He is also the CEO of Redacted Firm, a small company specialising in physical security, social engineering awareness training and bespoke social engineering and penetration testing. His client list involves every major high-street bank in the UK, FTSE100 companies and multiple government agencies and security forces.

FC frequently gives talks at corporate events, security conferences, universities and schools and focuses on teaching people of all ages the art of security in an engaging and impactful way. He co-founded the Surrey and Hampshire Hackspace as well as Defcon 441417. He has co-hosted many podcasts, been featured in the press and regularly writes articles for journals and blogs.

Graham Cluley

Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher, podcaster, and public speaker.  He has been a well-known figure in the computer security industry since the early 1990s when he worked as a programmer, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows.

Since then he has been employed in senior roles by companies such as Sophos and McAfee.

Graham Cluley has given talks about computer security for some of the world's largest companies, worked with law enforcement agencies on investigations into hacking groups, and regularly appears on TV and radio explaining computer security threats.

Graham Cluley was inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2011.

Smashing Security

We’ve got a SecureTour first with a live podcast for you! With nearly 100 podcasts under their belt, join industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault as they discuss online privacy and cyber security, with a humorous twist! Every week they’ll focus on a new topic, and dish out all the industry gossip!

This year’s conference will be kicking off at Duxford in Cambridge on the 13th June and then we will also be going around to the following locations on the below dates:
15th June – Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Kings Cross, London
19th June – Lancashire Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
27th June – Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh

If our speakers and locations weren’t enough to persuade you to bag yourself a free space, perhaps the day’s agenda can help: 

9.00AM Arrival and Registration
Grab yourself a hot drink and network with IT professionals, cybersecurity experts and technology sponsors.
 9.30AM Chess Opening Remarks
Chairman Jez Turner opens this year’s nationwide conference
9.45AM Keynote: Graham Cluley
Independent computer security analyst and award-winning blogger
10.15AM Keynote: Jessica Barker
Co-Founder of Redacted Firm
10.45AM Refreshment Break + Vendor Meetings
A quick coffee break to check emails or chat further with our speakers and vendors
11.15AM Technology Showcase Breakouts AM
Choose from Thycotic, Sophos or Quorum Breakout Sessions.
12.30PM Networking Lunch + Vendor Meetings
Grab some food whilst networking with peers or have 1-2-1s with any vendors that catch your eye
13.15PM What the...?! We've been Hacked!
Our CREST Certified pen testers perform an SQL injection attack
13.45PM Keynote: Freaky Clown
Co-Founder and Head of Ethical hacking at Redacted Firm
14.15PM Technology Showcase Breakouts PM
Choose from Radware, Egress or Logpoint Breakout Sessions.
15.30PM Smashing Security LIVE
Live Podcast from industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault
16.00PM Conference Close and Prize Draw


To book your free place at what is looking to be the biggest and best Secure Tour yet click here