Incident response takes centre stage at Infosecurity Europe 2019 with keynote speakers from Maersk and UK law enforcement

Effective incident response requires planning and the bringing together of multiple stakeholders who must work quickly and efficiently to deal with a security incident. With the fallout from high profile attacks like NonPetya and WannaCry suggesting that incident response planning is still falling short of where it should be, it will be one of the most hotly debated topics at this year’s Infosecurity Europe 2019, Europe’s number one information security event.

A number of senior industry figures and thought leaders will take to the Keynote Stage throughout the show’s conference programme, which takes place 4-6thJune 2019 at Olympia, London, to talk about the lessons learned including:

  • Adam Banks, Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTO & CIO) at shipping giant, A.P. Møller-Maersk will present ‘Lessons Learned from the NotPetya Cyber-Attack’ on Thurs 6 June (12:25-13:15)
  • Chief Constable Peter Goodman, Lead for Cyber, National Police Chiefs’ Council, will discuss ‘Strengthening Collaboration Between Law Enforcement & Business’ on Thurs 6 June (13:30-14:10)
  • Amar Singh, CEO & Founder, Cyber Management Alliance and Nigel Spencer, VP, Security Operations, Vocalink Real Time Payments, will join a panel on ‘Building an intelligent Incident Response Plan: Lessons from the Frontline’ on Thurs 6 June (14:25-15:35)

Adam Banks, CTO & CIO, Maersk, said, ‘The NotPetya ransomware attack caused havoc on a range of global businesses including law firms, supermarkets and pharmaceuticals and has been described as the most expensive cybersecurity incident in history. As part of my presentation, I plan to share practical insight into how we responded to the attack and the challenges of implementing crisis management and communication plans, the lessons learned and how we went on to change the way we operate in light of the changing threat landscape.”

Chief Constable Goodman, Lead for Cyber, NPCC, said, “One of the continuing challenges facing the information security community is the conflicting objectives of law enforcementand business. In the event of a breach, the priority for organisations is getting back to business as quickly as possible – with attribution and prosecution a secondary consideration. For law enforcement, tasked with prosecuting criminals, their priority is attribution and bringing those criminals to justice. Within my presentation, I will be able to provide background to how UK law enforcement take steps to respond to cybercrime, how we support business, what steps organisations should take post-breach to work with law enforcement and how we can collaborate more effectively.”

The Infosecurity Europe Keynote Stage addresses the challenges of building strong cybersecurity strategies and tactics to protect an organisation’s critical information assets as the world around us becomes more complex and is the vibrant hub of the conference programme. Delegates gain direct access to information security knowledge and expertise from some of the industry’s leading end-user practitioners, policy makers, analysts and thought leaders.

Victoria Windsor, Group Content Manager at Infosecurity Group, says: “Incident response is a key issue for the industry – we all know it’s a case of not if but when you will be breached. Only last week we saw a cyber-attack on a Norwegian aluminium company costing the organisation over 25 million pounds. We have several sessions throughout the event looking at the fallout, including financial and reputational damage, and the lessons learned from major cyber-attacks and expect every session to be packed out. We expect to see the subject filter into many other sessions as well, from skills shortages to threat intelligence.”

Various theatres, including Tech Talks, Strategy Talks, Geek Street, Information Security Exchange and Technology Showcase, at this year’s event will include incident response sessions.

Infosecurity Europe, now in its 24th year, takes place at Olympia, Hammersmith, London, from 4-6 June 2019. It attracts over 19,500 unique information security professionals attending from every segment of the industry, including 400+ exhibitors showcasing their products and services, industry analysts, worldwide press and policy experts, and over 200 industry speakers are lined up to take part in the free-to-attend conference, seminar and workshop programme –


About Infosecurity Europe

Strategically held annually in London, Europe’s centre for technology start-up businesses, Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s largest and most comprehensive Information Security event.  Featuring numerous analysts, policy experts, journalists and over 400 exhibitors, Infosecurity Europe presents an invaluable business platform, as well as staging the world’s largest complimentary conference programme containing 240+ free to attend conference sessions which have been accredited by leading industry associations (ISC)² and ISACA since 2012. The event attracts over 19,500 unique information security industry professionals attending from every segment of the industry and presents the most important date in the calendar for information security professionals across Europe. @Infosecurity #infosec19

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