Infosec 2016 kicks off, here’s what to expect from this year’s show

Infosecurity Europe, better known as Infosec, is back for its 21st edition.

This year, the largest information security event in Europe will feature over 160 hours of sessions with over 260 renowned thought-leading speakers presenting in eight conference theatres.

Infosec 2016 will see more companies exhibit than ever before at Olympia, London, including three times more new exhibitors than in 2015.

Explorer Levison Wood and The Right Honourable Lord Hague of Richmond will give opening keynotes in the event’s Keynote Stage Theatre, the hub of the Infosecurity Europe conference programme, on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

In addition, the Keynote Stage will feature senior representatives from private and public sector organisations including, Barclays, GSMA, Imperial College London, KPN Telecom, LinkedIn, Marks & Spencer, Metropolitan Police Service, National Trust, Network Rail, Sky, Ticketmaster, Uber, Unilever and the UK Transport Sector. Three Hall of Fame alumni will present – Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen; Security Technologist Bruce Schneier; and Advisor, Europol and Security Researcher, Rik Ferguson.

Additional highlights across the three days include:

– UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company – competition final (8th June, 13.35-14.25). Taking place on the Keynote Stage, four finalists from the national competition run in collaboration with techUK’s Cyber Connect programme and The Department for Culture, Media & Sport, will pitch their technology/service to the Keynote Stage audience and expert judging panel. Finalists for 2016 are Assuria, Device Authority,Intruder, and Exonar. 

– Closing Keynote by Kevin Warwick, Emeritus Professor at Reading and Coventry Universities who will look at implant technology, both in terms of new forms of identification, and also in bringing humans and technology together, particularly with regard to the security issues that this presents.

– Recognising his long term contribution to the information security sector, Brian Honan, Founder and CEO of BH Consulting, will be inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame for 2016. The event will take place at 10:00-10:30on the Keynote Stage on Thursday 9th June.

– European Security Blogger Awards, celebrating the best use of social media in the information security industry, will be held during Infosecurity Europe on Wednesday 8th June, 17:00 in the Pillar Hall. The awards ceremony will be conducted by Hall of Fame inductee Brian Honan.

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