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Apr 28th, 2018

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Another Great Conference

Well that is the big day over for this year and I am not sure it wasn’t better than the time before. Rory and I had a tiring two days.  Day one we had to drive from rural Argyll to Glasgow not once but twice with 320 delegate bags, 50 sponsor/speaker/crew bags, the CryptoCake and […]

Mar 30th, 2018

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Closing Keynote – The Importance of being Ernest and Optimistic

We are pleased to welcome Dr Jessica Barker who will be giving our closing keynote. She is a leader in the human nature of cyber security. Equipped with years of experience running her own consultancy, she recently co-founded Redacted Firm. Her consultancy experience, technical knowledge and sociology background give her unique insight, and she has […]

Mar 23rd, 2018

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Our Keynote – Reacting to your test Results?

A presentation by Paul Midian, CISO of Dixons Carphone and ex-chairman of CREST The talk will address the reasons that a lot of good security consulting advice does not seem to get acted on by clients. All too often penetration testers find themselves frustrated when they do a test, find some cool things, provide recommendations […]

Mar 13th, 2018

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Thank you Secarma

Secarma have kindly sponsored the conference and our goodie bags which have now arrived and which you can see in the photo with the wristbands and Heilan’ Coo (for English people and other foreigners – that is “Highland Cow”.) Paul Ritchie of Secarma gave me this quote…. “Secarma are a global team of penetration testing […]

Mar 3rd, 2018

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Here are our great prizes

Now our CFP has closed we thought it would be time to announce our great prizes for the Crypto Cake Challenge. We will put all the correct answers into a hat and the first three we pull out will win a prize. In order of selection the person can select from our three wonderful prizes. […]

Mar 1st, 2018

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CFP Now Closed

We were getting new submissions right up to the wire but that is us closed now. We have some really great talk ideas and the difficulty is going to be making a decision on which ones to use. Thank you very much to everyone who put a talk in and we will let you all […]

Mar 1st, 2018

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Securi-Tay Cancelled

Sad to say that Securi-Tay had to cancel due to the weather.  It was rather unfortunate that they didn’t manage to announce this before my partner Rory drove all the way from Argyll to Dundee this morning after he was assured it was going ahead.  The picture shows what the weather was like when he […]

Feb 27th, 2018

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Another Community Sponsor

ISSA-UK is proud to support BSidesScotland in this second instalment of the conference called BSidesGlasgow. Our UK chapter is very successful and that success depends on the active engagement with members and the InfoSec community. We couldn’t pass this opportunity to take part in BSidesGlasgow and meeting you all on the day. The Information Systems […]

Feb 25th, 2018

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CFP Closing shortly

We’ve had some fantastic submissions on all types of security related topics.  I’m glad to say they weren’t all about IOT, Android or clustering 🙂 We will be closing the CFP on 28th Feb – so there is still just time to submit your talk.  Step up and don’t be shy!

Feb 18th, 2018

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First part of the cake challenge

We’ve long had it in mind that a lot of the SSL findings discovered by VA Scanners are of dubious interest to the majority of companies.  Sure, if you are a nation state or a bank with a transactional website, it might be worth attacking you in this way, but if you are a maker […]