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Hi All

You may have seen the social media post regards InfoSecManchester POSTPONED.

The next event was scheduled for 30th April and we were about to announce the date and open registrations for over 5 weeks now. We have delayed and delayed and now, after consultation with various parties over the last few days, we have made the difficult decision to postpone InfoSecManchester until later in the year.

It has become clear that for a large majority of the InfoSecManchester community, the travel restrictions and uncertainty that the coronavirus has caused, has impacted our ability to gather the InfoSecManchester community on 30th April.

We need to stress here that InfoSecManchester has been postponed to a more suitable time later in the year. We may have a shorter time to squeeze in the 4 events in 2020. We’ll be announcing more details on all platforms as soon as the situation improves, and we thank you for your continued support.

Ayaz Rathore
Founder of INFOSEC Manchester

Information and cyber security has never been more important. “Infosec Manchester” is a community led monthly event hosted in central Manchester and was formed with the intent of bringing the industry together in a social atmosphere to solidify relationships and enable positive change.

The monthly evening events provide a platform for industry leaders to share their experiences, including perspectives from those on the front line (Information Security teams), as well as academia, law enforcement and leading solutions providers. “Infosec Manchester’s” goal is to support UK information and cyber security by building relationships in the Manchester area.

Dr Daniel Dresner
Consulting Research Analyst & Lecturer
University of Manchester

Danielle Ashcroft
Group Information Security Manager
JD Sports

David Cook
Solicitor Advocate
Eversheds Sutherland

Graeme Park
Head of Global Security Operations Centre
The Hut Group (THG)

Managing risks from open-source code

Using open-source code in application development underpins the speed of developer delivery. However, it can also be the source of serious flaws exposing the organisation to potentially damaging cyber-attacks. Open-source software dependencies can lead to vulnerabilities in code, ultimately exposing software to exploitation that can result in the loss of confidential information, downtime, and potential reputation damage. In the first InfosecManchester event of 2020, we invite speakers to share their unique perspectives on managing risks from open-source code and the strategies that reconciling the delivery of new technologies (and applications), with the risks they introduce.

Date 30th April 2020
Venue Macdonald Manchester Hotel, 91 London Road, Manchester M1 2PG
Agenda 18:00 Welcome drinks reception
18:30 Speakers
20:00 Networking drinks and canapes reception
21:00 Finish

Simon Maple
VP, Developer Relations & Community

Speaker TBC

Speaker TBC

Ivan Reedman
Head of Hardware
NCC Group UK

Richard Morrell
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

Mike StJohn-Green
Former Deputy Director

Ali Dehghantanha
Research Fellow Cyber Forensics
University of Salford Manchester

Martin Borrett
CTO Europe & Distinguished Engineer
IBM Security

Peter Stelzhammer

Danielle Ashcroft
Group Information Security Manager
JD Sports

Ken Munro
Pen Test Partners

Rik Ferguson
Special Advisor
Europol EC3

Gary S. Miliefsky
Cyber Defense Magazine

Stu Hirst
Cyber Defense Magazine

David Cook
Solicitor Advocate
Eversheds Sutherland

Carl Nightingale
Director [Cyber Security]

Geoff White
Channel 4 News & BBC Radio 4

Special Agent Todd Renner
FBI Assistant Legal Attaché

Paul Mason
Ethical Hacker
Cyber Security Educator

Khaled Fattal
MLi Group

Noha Amin
Cyber Security Woman Leader
& Multi Awards Winner

Dr Victoria Baines
Visiting Associate
Oxford Internet Institute

Jasmine Taylor
Cyber Security Consultant

Stu Hirst
Cyber Defense Magazine

Dave Palmer
Director of Technology

David Frith
Director Consulting Delivery
Cloud Security

Paul Taylor
Cyber Crime and Cryptocurrency Investigation Specialist
North West Regional Organised Crime Unit

Graeme Park
Head of Global Security Operations Centre
The Hut Group (THG)

Advisor and Mentor in the Cyber and C4ISR areas
Defence and National Security

Greg van der Gaast
Head of Information Security
The University of Salford

Bharat Mistry
Principal Security Strategist
Trend Micro

Efrene “Ren” Sakilayan
Assistant Legal Attaché
FBI London

Wood Street Mission is a children’s charity helping children and families living in poverty in Manchester and Salford.

We provide practical help to help meet children’s day-to-day needs and improve their life chances. We give struggling families clothes, bedding and baby equipment, and toys and books which are important for children’s wellbeing and development. All our services are free to families who need our help.

We promote engagement in education by helping families with the costs of going to school and run holiday book clubs to promote reading and improve children’s literacy.

We also raise awareness about child poverty through our communications, holding events and giving talks at schools and businesses.