IP EXPO Manchester 2019 ends with a stark reminder: Anyone can be a victim of a scam or cyber-attack
IP EXPO Manchester, co-located at Digital Transformation
EXPO, opened for the second day with scam expert Alexis Conran, best known for
his appearance in the BBC’s Real Hustle. In his captivating keynote speech,
Alexis took to the stage to engage the audience by using real life examples
showcasing just how easy it is to be a victim of a scam - no matter how secure
you believe you are.
We live in a world where we are increasingly reliant on technology,
in both work and our everyday lives. With this in mind, Conran discussed how the
human element is just as important as the technology itself when it comes to
digital security, commenting “Tech doesn’t fail, humans do.” No matter how
secure technology may be, human error means we are always at risk and
vulnerable. Conran provided attendees with insight into the psychology behind
the scams and the necessary steps needed to protect themselves.
Discussions of cyber security continued throughout the day,
with an in-depth panel debate on the future of cyber security, chaired by Dr
Daniel Dresner of University of Manchester, it brought together Jenny Williams
of North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, Anant Shrivastava of Clarenet,
Edward Whittingham of Defence Works and Adam Brady of Illumio.
Commenting on Day Two of the event, Gordon Sockett, Senior
Content Manager at IP EXPO Manchester said; “It’s been another stand out day at
IP EXPO Manchester. Cyber security continued to be a dominant theme throughout
the day and we’ve been lucky to have some of the most influential leaders in this
space join us to discuss how we can defend and protect ourselves. We want to
thank all of our exhibitors and speakers at IP EXPO Manchester 2019 who have
covered the latest industry issues and trends, from AI and IoT to networks and
infrastructure. Attendees are now able to walk away with a holistic approach to
how technology can drive their business forward.”
highlights from Day Two at IP
EXPO Manchester 2019 include:
skills evangelist, Dr Sue Black shared her fascinating tale of how she saved
Bletchley Park, including insight into how technology and education can save lives
Pattison of Google discussed the history of the cloud and forecasted future
trends we are likely to see in the cloud market over the coming years.
Hingley of ITCandor explained why leaving the EU in the way we are could present
many opportunities and challenges for consumers and suppliers.
Moore of ESET delved into his experience of hacking a police station, as part
of an experiment to demonstrate what could be achieved if a targeted attack
were to occur.
Trevains of Cisco analysed the shift in consumer loyalty from brands to
experience, and explained why we must embrace this ‘Perpetual Evolution’ in
order to achieve exceptional customer experience.
EXPO Manchester returns next year on 25th to 26th March
2020 at Manchester Central. We look forward to seeing you there. For more
information, please visit www.ipexpomanchester.com
or get involved on Twitter following @IPEXPO
or the #IPEXPOManchester
About IP EXPO Manchester
IP EXPO Manchesteris co-located at Digital Transformation EXPO.
Launched by organizers Imago Techmedia in 2015, the event now encompasses IP
EXPO, Cyber Security X and AI Analytics X. Designed for those looking to find
out how the latest IT innovations can drive and support their business and
transition to a digital future.