GM Cyber Foundry

Date: Tuesday 18th June 2019
Time: 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Location: B Works, 48 - 50 Market Street, Manchester, M4 3AT
Cost: Free
SME Club

Come and find out more about the GM Cyber Foundry Project and understand how current cyber innovation and research can help your business.

The GM Cyber Foundry puts cyber security at the heart of an organisation’s business growth strategy, regardless of their sector.

Cyber security becomes about growth and productivity not just defence against potential losses.

You will learn more about the project and how effectively embedded cyber security can contribute to business growth and help provide differentiation to gain competitive advantage.

You will get the chance to meet the GM Cyber Foundry team and find out more about the project, and how it can support you and your business.

Find out more about GM Cyber Foundry via the website

About the Speakers:

Jon Lomas Business Support Manager - Lancaster University

Jon is leading the business support element of the GM Cyber Foundry programme on behalf of Security Lancaster at Lancaster University and the GM Cyber Foundry.

Jon has extensive experience of working with SME’s from a wide range of sectors supporting them with growth and innovation, skills development, business engagement, sales and CRM and Cyber Security.

An avid, lifelong, Clarets fan and an evangelist for most things tech.

Brian Higgins Project Manager - Manchester University

Brian worked in international casino roles for eighteen years, until 2008 when he changed careers. He enrolled at Birmingham City University reading Criminal Justice and Criminology and went on to serve as an Officer of the Serious Organised Crime Agency until March 2013.
His postings at SOCA included two years working in Financial Investigations and Anti-Money Laundering and twelve months as a Home Office Communications Data Investigator before completing his time in law enforcement in what is now the National Cyber Crime Unit.
He was subsequently employed as Project Manager for Cyber Security Challenge UK; a Cabinet Office funded Company established to foster and encourage talent in the field of cyber security and was Business Development Manager EMEA for (ISC)2, a global membership organization and accreditation body for cyber security professionals until April 2018. He is now Project Manager for the Cyber Foundry programme at Manchester University.

Brian was appointed to the Bench in 2005 and served as Trustee of the Magistrates Association from 2015 to 2017. He retired from the Magistracy in June 2018 after twelve and a half years service. He sits on the Boards of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) UK Chapter and the Women’s Security Society and was a member of the Judicial Security Committee from 2013 to 2016. He sat on the Steering Committee for the for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Young People and Social Technology until 2016. He is also a Restorative Justice Champion and is advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Digital Crime.

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.

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