Now Available on Demand: CSO 30 2020

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The inaugural CSO 30 event to celebrate cybersecurity executives in the UK launched this November in a virtual setting.

Hosted by CSO Online UK, this year’s awards brought two days of discussion panels, networking opportunities and presentations, and is now available on-demand.

Register now to hear from industry leaders and cybersecurity experts as they discuss key topics around insight-driven security, the impact of the pandemic on security efforts and future initiatives for 2021 and beyond.

Visit the Exhibitor Lounge to download useful case studies and insights from our headline sponsor, Accenture, and partner sponsor, Palo Alto Networks. You can also hear from their subject matter experts in the on-demand auditorium sessions.

Access to the on-demand CSO 30 event is now open to UK IT and security executives.


CSO 30 2020: The Conference
  • 08:30 – 09:00 – Virtual guest arrival and opening of Exhibitor Lounge and Networking Zone

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

    09:05 – 09:50 – Panel: Future priorities – Automation, IoT & Cloud Palo Alto Networks Vice President, Matt Poulton joins four leading CSOs from the 2020 CSO30 discuss what is on the security agenda for 2021, what work is being done currently, and whether the current pandemic altered any of the future priorities

    09:50 – 10:10 – Insight Driven Security - Security is more complex than ever. We’re awash with data and metrics, but insights are far harder to come by. So how do CISOs codify, communicate and manage the increasing amount on their plate? Nick Taylor, UKI Security Lead, Global Security Strategy & Risk Lead, Accenture advises clicking left for insight-driven security

    10:10 – 10:40 – 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 key insights from members of the CSO30 about how CISOs can encourage progressive security behaviours across the business, key ways to better understand the business and, best practice for educating and building stronger relations.

    10:40 – 10:50 – Networking break

    10:50 – 11:20 – Panel: Educating & understanding your business leaders 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 cybersecurity executives on how CISOs can approach talking about security to management and understand what senior leaders want from their security executives.

    11:20 – 12:00 – The Psychology of Information Security Insights from one of the leading honourees in this year's CSO30 on resolving conflicts between security compliance and human behaviour

    12:00 – 14:00 – Networking in the Exhibitor Lounge and Networking Zone


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.

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor, UKI Security Lead, Global Security Strategy & Risk Lead, Accenture

Nick is a Managing Director with 25+ years of management consulting experience, and 70+ clients served globally. Prior to becoming the Lead for the Security Practice in early 2018, Nick has led the transformation of Accenture’s Strategy, Digital and Technology practices. Additional to his regional role, Nick leads global Security Strategy and Risk and GDPR capability. Nick has created insight-driven security diagnostic offering that provides clients with a comprehensive view of their security posture.

Rick Hemsley

Rick Hemsley, Managing Director - Accenture Security, Lead for Accenture’s Cyber Security Practice in UK, Accenture

Rick has over 25 years of experience working with clients to achieve their business objectives and delivering security advice across a number of verticals including: Energy; Financial Services; Utility; Government; and Telecommunications sectors. Rick is a Managing Director within Accenture Security and leads Accenture’s Cyber Security practice in UKI which provides clients with strategic advice; security testing; incident response and cyber transformation services.

Matt Poulton

Matt Poulton, Vice President Cortex, Western Europe & MEA, Palo Alto Networks

R Matt Poulton is a highly accomplished senior executive leader in the cyber security, cloud and orchestration / response tech space. Matt has over 15 years of leadership experience and know-how in expanding EMEA operations from small seed teams to major business contributors at scale. He is a results oriented business owner and leader.

Matt is particularly passionate about emerging markets and emerging technology services.


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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.

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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.

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Who should attend

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