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LATi Data Security Knowledge Exchange @STEMLab

June 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Data security Knowledge Exchange bannerGDPR Day – 25 May – has come and gone. But, it doesn’t end there.

The big question for high-tech and scientific enterprises that handle highly sensitive and commercially confidential data, is how to ensure you do everything in your power to keep critical data safe and secure.

Cyber and data crime is rife. Your enterprise – every enterprise – is at risk. But there are steps you can take to prepare, plan and counter the risks.

“A significant proportion of online crime and fraud is preventable by following simple rules both for business, and indeed our personal lives.”

Talks will cover the essentials you need to know:

  • The most prevalent risks and frauds facing businesses.
  • What criminals do with data and why they go to extraordinary lengths to steal your data.
  • Ways criminals use breached sets of data and how to prevent from happening.
  • Where the vulnerabilities are and how to protect your business from cyber crime.
  • How to defend yourself from scams, phishing and cyber attacks.
  • How to strengthen your defences against Zero Day attacks, Phishing, Trojans amd CryptoLockers.
  • How to protect your computer equipment from Remote Attack.
  • How to prevent attacks before they reach your PC.
  • Tools available to secure your data and your business, including free tools.
  • How as businesses and individuals we can keep ourselves safer online.

The LATi Data Security Knowledge Exchange is to be held at Loughborough University STEMLab on Wednesday, 20th May from 1pm to 6pm, allowing time for networking and an opportunity to tour the impressive new STEMLab building.

An exceptional line-up of speakers: Microsoft, WatchGuard, e92plus, Bitdefender, and Leicestershire Police.

“Privacy and Security is all about data in its many forms. Technology only deals with a fraction of the solutions we need to safely secure and store our data. Our approach to data, how we treat and handle it, how we think of it, and how we work with it … all needs to change.”

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1pm – 1.30pm: Networking and registration

1.30pm – 1.40pm: Welcome by event MC, Pete Gallagher of PJG Creations

1.45pm – 2-25pm: Samantha Hancock (Leicestershire Police) – How you can protect yourself from scams, phishing and cyber attacks.

2-30pm – 3:10pm: Liam Martin (Bitdefender) – Overview of Virus Scanning Endpoint Protection technology, and how the Cloud is used to strengthen your defences against Zero Day Attacks, Phishing, Trojans and CryptoLockers.

3.15pm – 3.55pm: A tour of the Loughborough University STEMLab building.

4pm – 4:40pmMike Pencavel (WatchGuard) – How Next Generation Hardware Firewalls can be deployed to protect your computer equipment from Remote Attack and prevent attacks before they reach your PC.

4:45pm – 5:25pm: Phil Winstanley (Microsoft) – The ways in which criminals can use breached sets of data and what you can do to help prevent this from happenning.

5.30pm – 6pm: Q&A and Networking

Our event MC – Peter Gallagher, MD of PJG Creations Ltd

Peter Gallagher is a LATi board member, Public Speaker and Software Engineer with decades of experience in the industry. Pete can often be found speaking at technical events across the midlands.

Talks by experts in Cyber Fraud and Security

Phil Winstanley – Cyber Security Specialist – Microsoft

Phil is a Cyber consultant at Microsoft who works to keep their customers safe and secure, he’s worked across many sectors from the high threat club of Defence and National Security through to National Critical Infrastructure and into Finance and Media. Outside of his day job Phil is a Special Officer with the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) where he works to disrupt and prevent serious and organised crime.

Mike Pencavel – Channel Account Manager – WatchGuard

Mike has 15 years experience of working with clients and partners in protecting business network infrastructures. He is responsible for overseeing the development and management of the company’s Partners and assisting the Channel in making the most of their partnership with WatchGuard.

Priscilla van Esch – Product Manager – e92plus

Priscilla has over over 25 years experience in security, wireless and data protection technologies. e92plus are an award winning, value added distributor. The company specialises in security, wireless, virtualisation and data protection solutions, and have a proven track record in bringing the latest innovations and technology to market.

Liam Martin – UK Sales Engineering – Bitdefender

Liam Martin is experienced in helping Enterprise customers to secure both physical and virtual endpoints protecting against Advanced Persistent Threats, assisting customers through concept to implementation across solutions such as Anti-Malware, Advanced Threat Control, Application Whitelisting, Patch Management and Device Control.

Samantha Hancock – Cyber Protect Officer – Leicestershire Police

Samantha Hancock is Leicestershire Police’s Cyber Protect Officer. Her remit is to raise awareness of Cybercrime, Fraud & Scams to local businesses, organisations and community groups. Her background is that of traditional, physical crime prevention.


Impressive Venue – Loughborough University’s new STEMLab

Loughborough University is one of the UK’s leading centres of excellence for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The new STEMLab has been created to provide state-of-the-art learning facilities for their students covering most of their Science and Engineering disciplines on campus.

Free of Charge to Attend

This event is free of charge to attend. We encourage non members to make a voluntary donation for the price of LATi membership of £40. This will provide you with 1 years membership to the LATi community.

Who should attend?

The LATi 2018 Data Security Knowledge Exchange event attracts stakeholders who have a vested interested in securing corporate and private data across a wide range of industries.

This event looks to the steps you can take and the tools available – including free tools – to secure your business and business data.


There will be plenty of opportunity to network and meet a wide range of companies involved in Science and Technical Industries from across the region, with dedicated time allocated for networking.


June 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Loughborough University STEMLab
Loughborough, LE11 3TL United Kingdom
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