CSO 30 2020: The Conference

Virtual Event
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The inaugural event to celebrate cybersecurity executives in the UK will launch this November in a virtual setting.

Hosted by CSO Online UK, this year’s awards will bring two days of discussion panels, networking opportunities and presentations.

Between Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th November, industry leaders and their peers will have the opportunity to watch and take part in discussion panels, hear from industry leaders, and tune in to interactive question and answer sessions and expert panel discussions.

Day 1 will be reserved for winners of the CSO30, while Day 2 will be open to the wider security community. Panels will look at key themes from the winning entries.

The virtual format of this year’s CSO Awards will enable attendees to network, listen to speakers and attend masterclasses and presentations from any remote location through a dedicated platform. Delegates will also be able to network with their peers in real time in a virtual Networking Lounge.

CSO UK is pleased to announce that Accenture will be headlining the CSO Awards for 2020 with more exciting partners to be announced over the coming weeks.

Registrations are now open for senior IT executives, including CISOs, CSOs, CIOs, CTOs and IT directors. The full line-up and agenda will be announced in the coming weeks.


CSO30 Conference - Thursday 5th November 2020
  • 08:30 – 09:00 – Delegate arrival and networking

    09:00 – 09:05 – Welcome remarks from Dan Swinhoe, CSO UK Editor

    09:05 – 09:35 – Panel: Future priorities – Automation, IoT & Cloud - CSOs from the 2020 CSO30 discuss what is on the security agenda for 2021 and has the current pandemic altered any of the future priorities?

    09:35 – 09:55 – Headline Sponsor presentation

    09:55 – 10:25 – Panel: Educating & understanding your business & the people who work in it - Culture & people are a massive part of modern cybersecurity. In this panel we will hear from leading CSOs about what CISOs are doing to educate and encourage better security behaviours and what they can do in order to better understand the business to build better relations

    10:25 – 10:45 – Networking break

    10:45 – 11:15 – Panel: Security in leadership - Educating senior business leaders and the board about security is just as important as teaching frontline staff, often for different reasons. In this panel discussion we hear from leading security executives on how CISOs can approaching talking about security to management and understand what senior leaders want from their security executives

    11:15 – 11:25 – Partner Sponsor presentation

    11:25 – 12:00 – Psychology of InfoSec: Leron Zinatullin is a CISO, and author of the ‘Psychology of InfoSec’ book. In this session Leron will discuss some of the topics from his book and how he uses psychology in practice as a CISO

    12:00 – 14:00 – Networking in Exhibitor Lounge


Dan Swinhoe

Dan Swinhoe, Editor, CSO UK

As part of the global CSO team, Dan provides information to cybersecurity professionals looking to better protect their organizations and further their careers, keeping them up to date with the latest security threats and trends and providing advice around security leadership. As UK editor of CSO, Dan also provides content tailored to the UK market and interviews UK security executives about the projects and initiatives they are running to support their cybersecurity objectives.

Prior to CSO, Dan spent 6 years at IDG Connect, covering a variety of global, local, and emerging B2B technology topics including cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Green IT, emerging tech, startups, and more.


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Headline sponsor

Accenture Security helps organizations build resilience from the inside out, so they can confidently focus on innovation and growth. Leveraging its global network of cybersecurity labs, deep industry understanding across client value chains and services that span the security lifecycle, Accenture protects organization’s valuable assets, end-to-end. With services that include strategy and risk management, cyber defense, digital identity, application security and managed security, Accenture enables businesses around the world to defend against known sophisticated threats, and the unknown.

Follow @AccentureSecure on Twitter or visit www.accenture.com/security

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Partner sponsor

Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before.

For more information, visit www.paloaltonnetworks.com

Who should attend

Registrations are now open for UK senior IT executives, including CSOs, CISOs, CTOs, CIOs and IT directors.