Events - BCS Shropshire Branch - Chartered Institute for IT

BCS Shropshire - Cyber Security and Annual Branch Social

Date: Wednesday 9th December 2015 - 6.15pm

Venue: Wrekin Golf Club, Golf Links Lane, Wellington, Telford TF6 5BX

TITLE: Cyber Security and Annual Branch Social

 

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Synopsis: "Principles used for Cyber Security in the Digital Age."

Speaker: Ed Tucker - Head of Cyber Security at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

 

"Ed Tucker is Head of Cyber Security at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), which has one of the most complex IT estates in Europe holding personal data for all the nation's tax payers. Keeping this data safe at all times is HMRC's top priority and Ed runs the Department's Cyber Security Command Centre, its first line of defence against hackers and cyber criminals. Ed's specialisms include cyber threat analysis and risk management, and he has previously held security roles at Fujitsu Services, Mitchells & Butlers, and Allied Domecq."

 

Running order: 6:15 Arrival and networking
6:30 Chairman's welcome (Hollie Whittles)
6:35 Introduction to tonights speakers (Dianne Kidd)
6:40 Cyber Security Presentation (Ed Tucker and Chris Newman) with Q&A
7:45 BCS Branch Business and invitation to Social (committee member)
7:50 Buffet served and networking/social

 

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BCS Shropshire - BCS Shropshire System Forum - Snowden, Cyber breaches, their impact and the way forward

Date: Monday 30th November 2015 - 7.30pm

Venue: The Cock Hotel, Wellington, Shropshire, TF1 2DL

TITLE: "Snowden, Cyber breaches, their impact and the way forward"

 

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TOPIC: This is our first BCS Shropshire System Forum event which is very exciting..... So we decided to kick off our meetings with a very topical issue of Cyber Security. Fairly recently the world of online data privacy was thrown in doubt with the invalidation of the Safe-Harbor agreement, by the EU Advocate General,  which is designed to protect EU data stored on US infrastructure which Edward Snowden initially raised as a major issue from the US and other security agencies.

More information: More detail on Safe Harbor

The breach at TalkTalk hit the headlines and its ramifications are wide reaching. It was a sad example of what can happen in a corporate cyber breach. How can we prevent this from happening again ?

As IT professionals we have an increasing challenge to protect the data that is entrusted to the organisations that we work for. We need to be ahead of the curve on this.

This talk will aim to kick off the debate on this very important subject, that poses so many risks to our Organisations. It will also see a start of a collection of exciting Cyber Security events co-ordinated by BCS Shropshire through to 2016.

SPEAKER: David Bowler

BACKGROUND: David is a security professional, with a strong corporate infrastructure background. He has recently been through the reverred Lancaster University Cyber Security Masters programme, so is on the leading edge of this fast moving threat. You will not want to miss what David has to say.

FOOD AND COST: Simple and tasty. Fab pork pies, chips and bread. Cost £4. We operate an honesty system, whereby we ask those that have had food to pay us at the end of the meeting. We then pass this onto the pub to pay the bill. We assume that those booking tickets will want food, so if you do not want food, then please advise us when booking.

7.30 Welcome

7.45 Talk

8.15 Debate on Talk and provision of food.

8.45 Peer to peer questions on other IT issues.

9.15 Formal end, but folks welcome to stay.

This meeting will follow the BCS Committee meeting which is in the same room from 6pm until 7pm

 

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BCS Shropshire - Raspberry Pi and AGM 2015

Date: Thursday 10th September 2015

Venue: The Pheasant Inn Admaston, 14, Shawbirch Road, Admaston, Shropshire, TF5 0AD : Arrival at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.


Please find attached a link to the slides for this event:

http://www.kevinwincott.com/media/thepiicouldnteat.pdf

You can also read through our top tweets on Storify:

https://storify.com/BCSShropshire/bcs-shropshire-raspberry-pi-event

Event Synopsis:


Annual General Meeting and Networking

• 6.15pm Arrival and Networking

• 6.30pm “Welcome” by chair Hollie Whittles

• 6.30pm AGM

• 6.45pm Key note talk on Raspberry Pi - the Pi I couldn't eat by Kevin Wincott

• 8.30pm Close • All times are approximate

Booking to Attend:

This event is free and open to all. We anticipate the event to be popular so ask that you please book ASAP - https://events.bcs.org/book/1697/


For more information please visit http://shropshire.bcs.org or email Shropshire AGM .

BCS Shropshire - Mark Dearnley - HMRC's Chief Digital and Information Officer on Big Data

Date: Thursday 15th January 2015

Venue: TCAT in the Haybridge (restaurant), Telford College of Arts and Technology, Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire , TF1 2NP
Arrival at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

Event Synopsis:

Agenda:
6.00pm networking
6.30pm start
8.30pm finish and networking
9.00pm close
• All times are approximate

Booking to Attend: This event is free and open to all. We anticipate the event to be popular so ask that you please book ASAP at https://events.bcs.org/book/1352/

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BCS Shropshire - Maximising your opportunities with open source

Date: Thursday 16th October 2014

Venue: Telford College of Arts and Technology, Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire , TF1 2NP Arrival at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.

Event Synopsis:

Agenda
Doors open 6.30 for Coffee etc.

1) Intro/Safety - Ed Bedell MC (BCS Committee) and Telford College representative – 5 mins.

2) Shropshire Linux Group Why you need to partake – 5 min

3) BCS, Why you need to join - 5 mins – Hollie Whittles (BCS Shropshire Chair)

4) Open source, An overview – 15 mins – Adam Sweet (Transitive Technologies)

5) Open source for Infrastructure and the Corporate – 15mins – LinuxIT

6) Open Source for the Microsoft Startup – 15mins – Ed Bedell (CreaNova)

7) Open Source for the Website provider. – 15mins – Hollie Whittles (FraggleWorks)

8) Q&A with Adam Sweet, LinuxIT, Ed Bedell, Hollie Whittles

9) Thanks and End. Ed Bedell & Telford College

Finish at 9pm.
• All times are approximate

Booking to Attend: This event is free and open to all. We anticipate the event to be popular so ask that you please book ASAP at https://events.bcs.org/book/1233/

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