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Data Centre Risk Radar: Cyber Risks

The third briefing, sponsored by Future-tech, focuses on cyber security concerns for data centre and cloud service providers. A technical specialist will outline the findings of the latest IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Report, this will cover a general update on cyber threats, current trends, common issues plus new and emerging areas of concern.

Event Description

Date: 16th June 2015

Location: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD and afterwards at the Punch Tavern, 99 Fleet Street (1 minute walk)

Content: There has been a demand from individuals within the industry to have a granular understanding of emerging risks that they will be facing. Preventing facilities from cyber-attacks and penetration is a main focus for data centre operators. With many using high-end security systems, the concern for their facilities is still unsatisfactory.


17.00 – 17.15 Registration

7.15 – 17.45 Simon Smith, Q Radar Technical Specialist at IBM, will outline the findings of the latest Threat Intelligence Report. Topics to be discussed are:

What is cyber security in the data centre environment?

Where are the main risks in the data centre environment?

Which vulnerabilities have been exposed by recent events?

Who is responsible for cyber security?

Due diligence, existing standards and insurance

17.45 – 18.10 Steve Southern of Amethyst Risk Management for a moderated Q&A where he will discuss the implications of the threats for data centre operators and cloud service providers.

18.15 – 19.30 Networking with buffet and drinks at Punch Tavern.