Scottish Information Assurance Forum

NEXT EVENT - SIAF Opens the 2016 National Information Security Conference (NISC)

Eventbrite - Scottish Information Assurance Forum (SIAF) at NISC 2016

 Scottish Information Assurance Forum (SIAF) Briefing:

The Scottish Information Assurance Forum is opening the 17th annual National Information Security Conference (NISC) on Wednesday 12th October.

This morning seminar is free to attend for members of both the public and private sector and would be relevant for IT Security Professionals or any individual within your organisation who is responsible for Audit, Risk or Compliance.

The AGENDA comprises of three presentations:

Cyber Essentials - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Cyber Essential scheme was launched in 2014 and is now mandated for MOD and suppliers bidding for government contracts. So do you need to comply with this? We look at the scheme and how to achieve compliance with CE/CE+, the all-important scope, benefits to your organisation and the technical and security implications plus the ugly side of compliance.

Protecting a Generation

A look at the evolution of cyber crime, new and emerging threats and the ways in which we can educate and continue to raise awareness protecting future generations.

A New Encryption Technique to Support GDPR

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enhances the rights of individuals over how their personal data is collected, processed, corrected and erased.  The GDPR encourages the use of encryption, anonymisation, pseudononymisation, and redaction.

Cloud computing is now evolving like never before, with companies of all shapes and sizes adapting to this new technology.  The problem is trust. How can a data-controller trust a cloud data-processor? Presently we use contracts, auditing and the threat of legislation all a malicious individual will ignore.  Data can be encrypted in transit and in storage, but we cannot encrypt data while being processes.  Well, not until now.

This talk is to introduce some recent research expected to revolutionise the Data-Controller to Data-Processor relationship and be the cloud computing norm of the future: Homomorphic Encryption.

THIS SIAF EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND - ALL ATTENDEES ARE INVITED TO STAY FOR LUNCH AND ATTEND DAY-ONE OF THE 2016 NATIONAL INFORMATION SECURITY CONFERENCE FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE - www.sapphire.net/nisc

If you are interested in attending then please contact the Scottish Information Assurance Forum at contactus@siaf.co.uk


Eventbrite - Scottish Information Assurance Forum (SIAF) at NISC 2016


WHAT IS THE 'SCOTTISH INFORMATION ASSURANCE FORUM (SIAF)'

"The Scottish Information Assurance Forum (SIAF) is a forum to develop the secure exchange of information between information security professionals in both the public and private sectors to share good practice and discuss key issues.” 

SIAF members address current security issues through exchanging information and collaborative working. Its members raise awareness of - and the opportunity for -cooperation on security issues within their own organisations and the IS community as a whole. SIAF enables IS professionals to work with the suppliers of the security industry with the objective of improving the efficiency of product design, development and training.


"An excellent opportunity to network with peers from outside the usual financial services sphere..."
IT Service Continuity Manager, Tesco Bank

About SIAF Events

SIAF host bi-monthly seminars, work groups and think tanks on key topics from Counter Terrorism Awareness, Insider Threat, Secure Communications, Forensic Readiness and many more topics, which are driven by our members. Our corporate members can have up to three delegates attend any of the seminars throughout the year on our Standard Membership subscription.

"A very productive environment, where all ideas and experience are shared for the good of all."

IS Manager - Infrastructure, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)


Corporate Memberships available for Public, Private & Financial Sectors, Small to Medium Businesses, IT and Security Vendors


If you are interested in becoming a member, then please visit the
membership pages of the website to view the benefits and pricing. Alternatively, email contactus@siaf.co.uk for further information.