(ISC)² London Chapter Member Meeting – 28th November

The final members meeting of 2018 took place on Wednesday 28th November and proved to be a great end to the Chapter’s first year in operation. Membership has progressively grown month on month and this event was fully booked!

Members were treated to two presentations, the first from Nick Coombs who presented research results on vulnerabilities in opensource code and why the size of the challenge requires focus on CI/CD automation and the second from Yiannis Pavlosoglou (co-chair of the ISC2 EMEA Advisory Council) who provided an update on (ISC)2 as a whole and their increased focus on supporting the Chapter.

James Packer CISSP, CCSP discussed the education framework going forward into 2019 and the launch of the new website: 2546291409

Key for the Chapter and a fitting end to the year was that the London Chapter had the opportunity to present two new members who, not only were interested enough to join the chapter but, agreed to start and head-up our first new sub-committee within the Educational Initiative.   This is an important step forward as both are taking on key areas of the Initiative that the Chapter is looking to develop.

Sophie Kazemi, from Deep Secure, whose venue we were lucky enough to use and whose colleagues presented a very entertaining live demo on data ex-filtration using steganography, has been involved in researching potential alliances and partnerships within London.  Alliances and Partnerships are a core part of the strategy within the Education Initiative as we look to find those partners who can help us provide maximum value in educating and protecting people against scams, cyber bullying and other malicious activities which are inflicted on individuals on a daily basis.

Jarrod Smith, a cyber analyst from ITC Secure is communicating and working with Universities, again another key area for not only the Chapter but also for (ISC)2 as a whole as we look to strengthen and develop our profession by encouraging people to join us as a profession.

These are both important steps for the Chapter and their addition and effort has already made great in-roads for the Chapter going forward into 2019.

The expanding team finished the year with a festive bang at our leadership workshop and dinner.

There are still many areas where both (ISC)2 members and non-members can join the Officers and set up other Sub-Committees within either Educational Initiative or within one of our other initiatives. If you are interested please contact (757) 371-8056 our Initiatives Officer!

Have a Merry Christmas and New Year and look forward to see you all in 2019 at our first Members Meeting which will be in March!


(ISC)2 London Chapter Q4 2018 Meeting


Dear Community Members,

The (ISC)2 London Chapter team cordially invite you to attend our Q4 Chapter members meeting. This meeting is also open to non-members interested in the field of information security.

The venue for the meeting is Deep Secure, 131 Finsbury Pavement, London, EC2A 1NT.


6:00pm – Chapter Update
6:40pm – Break – Drinks/Food/Networking
7:10pm – Vendor Briefing
7:30pm – Cyber Briefing
8:00pm – Close

If you are planning to join us for the November 2018 members meeting we have a surprise guest attending.

Yiannis Pavlosoglou, PhD, CISSP, Co-chair of the (ISC)² EMEA Advisory Board will be joining us.

The EMEA Advisory Board is responsible for offering deeper insights into the needs of the information security community in the EMEA including initiatives, policies, views, standards and concerns.

Tickets to the event are available here.



(304) 984-8646

This was the third members event of the year and took place in the large open premises of 62 Buckinham Gate complete with pool tables!

This was the first event after the (ISC)² Security Summit and we were delighted to see several new members who we had only just met at the summit the previous week!

The keynote presentation was by Ken Munro entitled ‘Hacking Ships’ and was incredibly enlightening, particularly when you see the same relatively straight forward security controls being incorrectly deployed and then easily circumvented allowing access to critical services and systems!!

Post talks pizza and drinks were served and this was the time where old and new members could network and catch up.

(ISC)² London Security Summit – 19th/20th September

2018 has fled by and this week saw the (ISC)² annual security summit take place at KIA Oval cricket ground on 19th and 20th September.

This is a much anticipated event where (ISC)² members get together and are not only treated to an amazing line-up of speakers and interactive workshops but have the opportunity to meet old friends and to make new ones.

For the (ISC)² London Chapter this was a particularly exciting event as it was the first time we had had the opportunity to have a strong and active chapter presence from its officers and members, outside our own chapter meetings since our official inauguration back in February!

We made the most of it, having a table where over the two days we gained more than 30 new members! Many others came over to introduce themselves and to chat about our initiatives and in addition the chapter President not only provided an official update to a full house on the first day but he and another officer took part in a panel discussion  around  the opportunities and challenges facing the industry as a whole, what careers are available to individuals within and outside the profession and how to attain one of them.

This is the (ISC)² London Chapters current focus and key on-going initiative around education and awareness where we are looking to provide a concrete, attainable, sustainable roadmap working with partners and built up alliances to help both the profession but also those in the wider communities

If you (or anyone you know of) are interested in being part of a tangible exciting journey then please do get in contact with us and we look forward to hearing from you soon!