The Information Security Zone at #GBS18 is sponsored by The Police & Crime Commissioners office for Gloucestershire and supported, planned and delivered by a diverse range of businesses and public sector organisations to create a space that is informative, educational, engaging and addresses the many and growing challenges that 21st Century digital communications present in terms of skill shortages, the threat landscape, the legislative environment and the balance of efficient communication with interpersonal relationships that modern business society faces.
#GBS18 exhibitors operating in the information Security Space are gathered in a collaborative space where they can present their capabilities, advise on difficult topics and provide a balanced view on the sector.
As well as the exhibitor’s own spaces, the Information Security Zone will have five focus areas with space dedicated to each:
1. Advice for sole trader, micro and SME businesses with really practical advice on what does and doesn’t constitute real risk and the simple, cost effective and often free steps that can be taken to maintain security and professional integrity in manging you own, your clients and your supplier’s data.
2. Social Engineering advice. One of the key devices used by criminals and attackers is social engineering and psychology.
Understanding how individuals, teams, current and ex-employees, job applicants and others behave and think gives criminals the tools to mine information through direct approach, form filling, social media, friends, interests, internet searches and open source information. We’ll be looking at the awareness of how this works and the simple steps you can take as an individual, an employer, a client or a supplier to minimise access to this information for those who will misuse it.
3. Hands on and demonstration – password testing, demos on how hacking and phishing mails actually work from the criminal’s perspective and a chance to try your own hand at hacking a series of scenarios.
By having a basic awareness of how hacks and vulnerabilities work, you’ll have a better chance of spotting weaknesses in your own systems and security and doing something about it!
4. The real costs and impact to businesses following a security breach
Costs of downtime, resilience, data Back up options, staff and working environment back-ups, insurance, emergency response, forensic examinations, penetration testing, GDPR and other legislative liabilities.
This is an area for the SME businesses that are a bit larger and have staff and a corporate structure to support and protect, or businesses that are managing specialised and secure client or supplier data or for who downtime in the event of a security breach is measured in a high cost per minute.
The Space is supported impartially by all our exhibitors in their specialised roles and is designed to be an opportunity to discuss your business position with experts from private and public sector with highly specialised experience in their subjects, protecting all levels of SME, corporate and multinational private business as well as government and critical national infrastructure projects.
5. Our Clinic space will provide a highly informal opportunity to “sit down and have a chat” at whatever level you’re involved and around whatever it is that is on your mind in understanding the physical ad digital security around your business, how to protect it and how to grow new business in a secure way.
The Clinic will have access to private meeting spaces – if your questions are sensitive, then just ask. Our ambassadors who will man the clinic table will be able to bring into the conversations any of the professionals involved in supporting the zone and from GDPR issues through concern that you’ve been breached to planning for new networks, concern about costs, finding the right skills, getting the right qualification marks, or simple advice around legal matters, the right software, discussing rumours about what is and isn’t risk, exploring insurance options or what makes your website secure….. it all there, just join us for a cup of coffee in a relaxed space and tell us what’s on your mind.
The Gloucestershire Business Show is an event platform. We rely completely on the businesses and organisations who gather together to plan and deliver the zones for us. For #GBS18 we would like to acknowledge the invaluable planning and support that makes it possible from:
Gloucestershire Police & Crime Commissioners Office, Gloucestershire Constabulary, South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit, National Cyber Security Centre, BPE Solicitors, DPS Cyber Security, Raw-IT, Federation of Small businesses Techop XQ Cyber, Borwell, CFMS Ltd, Bluefin Insurance, Cyber Security Challenge, National Cyber Skills Centre, Logically Secure, System Force IT, CLK Media