It’s been a busy week in the land of information security. But don’t worry, we’ve got it all covered.
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Halvar flake was asked why he works in security – and gives a nice response. What he didn’t give was my 3 favourite answers. Good pay, Sponsorship money, and VC money
In other news from the week:
Singing for the Unsung Heroes of IT Security
AlienVault was a proud sponsor of the 2016 Unsung Heroes Award, part of the Security Serious Week.
Security Serious Week is five days dedicated to helping UK businesses understand the importance of information security. It consists of a one-day conference, the unsung heroes awards, and over 50 webinars, amongst other activities.
The Unsung Hero Awards are designed to give the unsung heroes in IT Security the recognition they deserve.
With 14 categories and a plethora of nominations, even the shortlist began to look rather long. The event was well-attended, with winners receiving trophies in addition to superhero capes and masks. Adding much needed levity to such events that can often end up taking themselves a bit too seriously. (no pun intended).
I was there to capture all the glory of the event which turned out to be a great night.
The full list of winners is below.
- Mark Jones, Allen & Overy
- Avtar Sehmbi, HSBC
- Dr Robert Coles, GSK
- Thom Langford, Publicis Groupe
- Andrew Rose, NATS
Godfather of Security
- Brian Shorten, Charities Security Forum
- Professor Fred Piper, Royal Holloway University
- Security Avengers (sponsored by Lastline)
- Publicis Groupe Team
Best Security Awareness Campaign
- Amar Singh, GiveADay
Social Media Saviour
- Katie Sanderson, Lockcode Cyber Security
- Charles Brookson, Azenby
- Quentyn Taylor, Canon
Cloud Security Superhero
- Andrew Hardie, BCS
- Luis Aguair, Metro Bank
- Hugh Boyes, IET Cyber Security
- Vicki Gavin, Economist Group
- Professor John Walker, HEX Forensics
- Eddie Dynes, Gatwick Airport
- Warwick Ashford, Computer Weekly