CISO Alliances Session Information

Date: Thursday, 13th October 2022

Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Venue:  Twickenham Stadium

Location:  London, UK

The Alliances chapter is a gathering consists of business risk, information and cyber security leaders who have been highlighted as being able to offer value in terms of content and influence. It is designed to form alliances and to drive progressive change in the business world and beyond.

The content and format is designed to talk together, learn better and experience more. 

Format: Invite only Security Leaders debating pertinent, real life issues through the form of open forums, workshops and  Panels.

Chatham House Rule will be applied


  1. Depth achieved around business objectives where the opportunity of experience within the attendees is leveraged
  2. Benchmarking and verification of thought processes outside of existing networks i.e. the broader CISO Alliances community
  3. Industry progression and unity in impacting the challenges of the common business objectives
  4. Not corporate flag waiving or sales pitches.  We insist, do that elsewhere.


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CISO Alliances Session Partner


Chapter Order of the Day

Registration and Networking


Chapter Opening

Welcome Remarks and Housekeeping

Session Leader: James Smith, Director – CISO Alliances

Session Outcome: Understand the purpose of the day, order of the day and your role throughout the day

Session 1
Open Forum

Session Leaders: Chris Martin – Director – Abnormal

Session Theme Title: Why an Abnormal

Session Overview and Synopsis:

Traditional email security can’t stop new and emerging threats, and cybercriminals are constantly changing their methods to stay one step ahead. The increasing use of BEC and ransomware, constitute two of the biggest threats we see today.  Whilse it may seem these attacks are on opposite sides of the threat spectrum, there are a number of factors that link them together.  Managing the challenges that these create, means employees are continuously being targeted, and the organisation must be protected from these attacks – many of which you may not have seen before. Fortunately, there are insights you can use to protect your company and your employees.

Session Outcome:

  1. Understanding The modern threat landscape and its impact on organsations
  2. How bad actors use email accounts to launch attacks into the business environment
  3. What modern attacks look like – their volume and nature
  4. What Abnormal are seeing across other businesses
  5. How the Abnormal solution uses the latest AI Behavioural technology to protect against modern attack vectors

Networking Break

Session 2
Open Forum

Session Leader: Annabel Palmer – PALS

Session Theme Title: Recognising ill mental health

Session Overview and Synopsis:

An Opportunity to explore and develop a deeper understanding of ill mental health in the workplace, including influential risk factors. 

Whilst discussing the stress factors that pose risk to mental health and wellbeing at work, the main focus of the session will be highlighting the importance of being able to recognise signs and symptoms, and how best to approach a colleague or employee. We will also take a look some protective factors and tools that can be used to promote group and individual wellbeing. 

There will be opportunities to ask questions and discuss difficulties you may find addressing some of the issues raised.

Closing Remarks

Session Leaders: James Smith

Session Theme Title: Closing remarks

Lunch and Social

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