What do a bunch of accountants know about cyber security?

Visit us at stand B11 at CYBERUK 2019, 24-25 April, Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

Our approach to cyber security is built upon business understanding, combined with technology innovation and human insight. We draw upon our proud heritage in accounting, assurance, consulting, finance, legal, risk and strategy, as well as our deep technical cyber security expertise to provide world class protection and resilience, relevant to the needs of our clients. 

We’re proud to be sponsoring CYBERUK 2019 and would like to invite you to meet the PwC team and find out for yourself why we’re so much more than a bunch of accountants...

Meet the experts

Andrew Miller

Andrew leads PwC’s public sector cyber security business, with deep expertise and understanding across defence, government, healthcare and transport. His in-depth understanding of the cyber security challenges facing organisations has also been shaped by working as interim CISO for a critical national infrastructure organisation. Andrew has led large scale business transformation programmes, working closely with organisations' boards, safety and operations committees to build trust and transparency.

Claire Reid

Claire leads PwC’s Scottish Assurance business and chairs the firm’s Technology Investments Committee. Claire has been with PwC for 20 years, including 10 years in London working with FTSE100 businesses. She has extensive experience in leading clients through digital transformation, cyber and information security and IT assurance programmes. Claire spends a lot of time with senior business leaders around Scotland and the UK, understanding their challenges and priorities and ensuring they are managing new and emerging risks effectively. She loves helping clients navigate complex technology challenges.

Colin Slater

Colin leads our cyber security team in Scotland, and is responsible for all regional activity. He has a diverse background in technology, with a mix of entrepreneurial, industry and advisory experience. Over the years, Colin has worked closely with clients in both the public and private sector on technology transformation projects, advising on strategy, operations and technology risk. Colin has also held interim CIO and CISO roles at a number of PwC clients in financial services, telecommunications and utilities. That experience has shaped Colin as a consultant and advisor, giving him a deep understanding of the need for a practical and pragmatic approach to cyber security.

Kris McConkey

Kris leads PwC's Cyber Threat Operations practice, a front line technical services group responsible for a portfolio of technology-led defensive and offensive cyber security services to help clients detect, resist and respond to cyber security threats and incidents. This includes oversight of PwC's global threat research team, who publish regular reports into the evolving threat landscape, most notably Operation Cloud Hopper. Kris has spent the past 13 years at PwC delivering cyber incident response, threat hunting and threat research services to global clients.

Zubin Randeria

Zubin is UK lead cyber security partner at PwC and works with clients to help them understand the cyber security risks they face and build appropriate defences. Having joined PwC initially to train as a chartered accountant, Zubin has spent much of his career working in a hands-on capacity as well as advising companies and public sector organisations on turnaround and transformation projects. During that time he has gained a wealth of business understanding and insight, which he combines with a passion for technology and innovation and their ability to transform and protect organisations.

Talks our experts will be hosting at the event

Stream C - Countering the Adversary: Providing cyber security leaders and professionals with an understanding, as well as practical advice around the current cyber threat environment, as observed by the NCSC and its partners.

Day 1, 24 April, 16:10-16:50

‘Pulling up your SOCs: Addressing alert fatigue and the cyber skills gap by thinking differently’

A session around the fundamental shift in thinking required for security operations of the future. Why leaning in automation and orchestration services will let you hunt the threats that you really need to focus on, not the alerts  - lead by Colin Slater.

Day 2, 25 April, 11:50-12:30

'Oh That Was Clever: When even jaded incident responders are impressed'

When you spend your time dealing with cyber-incidents most start to become boring: ‘User was phished, attacker moved laterally and gained full compromise’ or ‘system on internet only had a single factor authentication, attacker sprayed passwords at it until one of them worked’ - occasionally attackers impress us - these are the things that surprised us last year. Kris McConkey will present this alongside NCSC.

Day 2, 25 April, 15:55-16:35

‘Future Threats and Trends: What cyber has in store’

NCSC join up with experts from industry, academia and law enforcement to contemplate what new and evolving threats will test our collective analysis and response abilities in the years ahead. Kris McConkey is part of this panel.

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