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The UK’s leading strategy event for Information Security and Risk Management Leaders across every major business sector

The consistent increase in the complexity and volume of targeted attacks in recent years together with the need to address regulatory and compliance-related issues has fuelled the growth of the global security technology and services market, estimated to be worth $67 billion last year and set to grow to more than $86 billion by 2016.

Securing business from operational risk is a fundamental priority for any management team. ESRM will charter the latest industry developments and the most pressing security risks of tomorrow, giving attendees unrivalled networking opportunities and insights to optimise their performance while sharing best practice on design, implementation and embedding of risk management frameworks

Whitehall Media’s 2nd Enterprise Security and Risk Management conference will bring together the enterprise IT security and risk management community under one roof to discuss how best to deploy effective business and technology policies and practices within their organisation.

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ESRM is an event geared towards CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, Chief Risk Officers as well as a core audience of enterprise-level security and risk architects and decision-makers charged with implementing robust security in large enterprises and across every sector of government.


  • Governance, Regulation and Compliance
  • Contingency planning, business continuity
  • Legislative changes (including new EU Data Privacy Proposals)
  • Risk Metrics, Measurements, Strategy
  • Cloud Integration and Security – risks and threats
  • Network Security and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Mobile Device/App Management, BYOD
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Data loss prevention
  • Hardware Security
  • Social Media and Data Privacy
  • Digital forensics and e-Discovery
  • Data confidentiality, integrity and secure auditing
  • Encryption, firewall technology, anti-virus, password cracking
  • Securing e-commerce and online transactions
  • Cyber policing, incident detection and response
  • Technical Surveillance Counter Measures


  • Rik Ferguson, Vice President Security Research at Trend Micro, is one of the leading experts in information security. He is a Special Advisor to Europol, a project leader with the International Cyber Security Prevention Alliance (ICSPA), and Vice Chair of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame.

    As a presenter at global industry events such as RSA, Mobile World Congress, Virus Bulletin, RUSI and the e-Crime Congress, Rik addresses the challenges posed by emerging technology and online crime. He is frequently interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera English and is quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world.

  • Phil Cracknell is regarded as one of Europe’s leading information security, risk and compliance specialists.

    With experience spanning 25 years gained in a variety of high-profile technology and management roles, he offers a unique insight to the world of information security.

    With national publicity on the subject of wireless security around 2001, Phil became somewhat of a security celebrity with appearances on Sky TV, BBC News and in national press.

    A regular speaker at International conferences, Phil delivers presentations and opinion of a variety of security, risk and compliance-related topics.

    Phil is now heading up the Security & Privacy Services practice at Company85.


  • Andy Boura, Information Security Architect, Thomson Reuters. On completing a Masters degree in physics, Andy went on to work for Marconi developing embedded software for their advanced photonics systems (optically multiplexed fibre communications). From there he moved into web development at AVT, a small financial trading software pioneer. AVT was subsequently bought by Reuters where he progressed through various software development roles.

    His technical depth of knowledge combined with broad experience of the development process, management, technologies and software languages, prepared him well for a transition into the Thomson Reuters Information Security Risk Management group. Thomson Reuters has over 60,000 employees in over 100 countries and is trusted by many of the biggest organisations in the world to provide business critical services and deliver accurate and timely information to professionals.

  • Don Randall, Chief Information Security Officer, Bank of England. Don served with the City of London Police from 1969-1995, with specific emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism, he spent four years as Deputy Head of the Fraud Squad and three years in Operational Support Department. Don was Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase from 1995. In August 2008, Don assumed the role of Head of Security at the Bank of England and in November 2013 Don was appointed as the Bank’s first Chief Information Security Officer.

    Don was elected as Chairman of the Global Banks Heads of Security Group in June 2013. In 2007 Don was awarded the MBE for services to law enforcement involving the harmonisation of the public/private sector agencies.  In 2010 he was the 10th Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.  In June 2013 Don was awarded the Imbert Award by the Association of Security Consultants and in October 2013 Don was awarded a Security Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession.

  • Jeremy Wilde, Group Information Risk Manager, Centrica

    Jeremy is accomplished at applying information risk, internal control, service management and architecture capability methodologies in managing enterprise development programmes supporting security, governance risk and compliance initiatives. Jeremy’s specialties include defining high level solutions for integrated security, governance, risk and compliance