Category Archives: events

Webinar – Outsource Magazine – March 16th

Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategyWe want to wish Outsource Magazine good luck as they relaunch their webinar program, Time to talk Talks.

This is the program in the words of the Editor,  Jamie Liddell…

Each month (the third Wednesday of every month, to be specific) I’ll be sitting down with four or five luminaries from different corners of the community, to discuss what’s hot (and what’s not) for them in a series of short one-on-one interviews, before throwing the panel to the mercy of the audience for some general Q&A in the second half of the show.

Mike Gillespie_headshotWe are also delighted that one of the luminaries on the launch webinar, will be our very own, Mike Gillespie. Don’t forget to email questions in ahead of the event and sign up via the link…

http://outsourcemag.com/time-to-talk-talks/

 

 

Security and Policing Event 2016

s and p 2016This Home Office event will soon be upon us (March 8-10) and we just wanted to let you know you will be able to find us on stand Z20 in the Cyber Zone. You can find details of this event here.

Mike Gillespie will also be presenting in the Cyber

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Advent IM,  Managing Director, Mike Gillespie

Briefing Zone on the 9th on the subject of the cyber security of  Industrial Control Systems.

Come along and meet Mike and Gareth and enjoy some great presentations, content, updates and a bit of a chat.

Infosec and IFSEC 2015…how to find us

It’s that time of year again!

If you are hoping to meet up with us at either of these two important events, you can find Gareth Williams on stand S70 near the BIS Innovation Zone on Day 1 (2nd June) of Infosecurity2015. You can email us at bestpractice@advent-im.co.uk or tweet us @Advent_IM to arrange to meet him.

Mike Gillespie is presenting and chairing several events this year at IFSEC  (June 16th, 17th and 18th) and new dates/slots are being added to the IFSEC website shortly.  You can keep updated via our website too or contact us as per above, if you would like to meet up with Mike or Ellie at IFSEC.

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Security & Policing Home Office Event – come and see us!

We will be exhibiting at the Security & Policing Home Office Event

10th-12th March 2015

at FIVE, Farnborough

You can find us in the Cyber Zone on stand 0-14

Look out for Mike Gillespie and Paul Oughton who should be around the stand for part of the event.

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You can tweet us there @Advent_IM and @Advent_IM)_MD for Mike

SIRO Training * IAO Training * Bespoke Policing- based Security Strategy Projects * PSNP
* Governance Reviews

If  you want details of  the event or to book a place go to the website

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Mike presenting at ST14 Autumn

ST14 program has been unveiled and Mike will be joining the great and the good in security, on the rostrum.

Mike will be presenting on Threat Convergence. Watch this space for more details or visit the official site so you can sign up for this free event. 

http://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/events-conferences/security-twenty-14-home/st14-autumn/

 

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Mike Gillespie – Advent IM MD and Director for Cyber Strategy and Research for The Security Insititute member of the CSCSS Global Select Committee on Cyber Intelligence

 

Ebay User Data Breach

Our MD, Mike Gillespie was speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Scotland about this disastrous data breach. There will be audio files soon for those who want to hear his comment and advice. Watch this space.

Phishing

One of the facts that has emerged so far is that this hack was in fact enabled by a spear phishing attack. For those of you who don’t know what this is, you are not alone. One if four UK employees does not know what phishing is and this major breach is a good example of why we have to get on top of security awareness training.

Phishing is when an untargeted,unsolicited email, purporting to be from  a valid source, such as a bank, invites you to click on a link or open a file. This is normally accompanied by some vague ‘issue’ such as suspicious account activity or the suspension of your account. Many of us can spot them on sight now as they are usually unsophisticated and badly spelled though this is starting to change. The payload is normally malware or spyware and might do anything from stealing logins, keystrokes or financial details.

Spear phishing is targeted at specific individuals and is normally more carefully constructed usually using some knowledge of them and with a specific purpose in mind. This may be access to a particular database, as it would appear in this case. The target may have been observed on social media or in person to establish some means of dialogue or establishing trust. this will increase the likelihood of the email being opened and activated and therefore the payload being delivered.

You may also have heard of Vishing or voice phishing and is probably best exemplified by the ‘Microsoft’ support call scam. This is when you receive a random call out of the blue from someone claiming to work in tech support for someone like Microsoft who tell you they have identified malware or issues on your PC and tell you they need access to it to clear it up for you. They will get the target to open up their PC normally by frightening them with stories of awful failures on their PC and may go as far as getting them to open up the PC’s event viewer which will show a few red flags or failures (which is normal) this will then be passed off as justification for the intervention – proof  if you like, of their timely intervention. This harmless activity then is used as the means of attack on an unsuspecting victim and their system is made vulnerable as they open up their PC to get it ‘fixed’.

This last one as well as being particularly cynical is also a cause for concern for employees who work from home or are mobile. Training staff in what they should or shouldn’t do, regardless of their geography has never been more important as cyberspace has no geography.

This is an old visual we produced but it is particularly relevant given recent events, feel free to share it with your business.

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Infosec 2014 and Counter Terror Expo – come and see us

 

Mike will be chairing a workshop at 10am at Counter Terror Expo on 29th April. Mike will also be on the Security Institute stand (B31) afterward. At InfoSec 2014 members of the team will be available on the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster stand (C85) and on the IISP stand (D50) so come along and meet us. Alternatively you can tweet us @Advent_IM at the events Sec Inst Supp logo CMYK

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