Panel Talk - Building cyber resilience in education to mitigate the risk & impact of cyber disruptions with early detection & quick recovery



Today, 20% of educational institutions have been targeted by cyber criminals.. 83% of UK schools had experienced at least one cyber security incident even though 98% of schools used antivirus software and 99% had some sort of firewall protection. Of those suffering a cyber attack, 71% of users downloaded the malware.

Join Jai Aenugu, Greg Van Der Gaast and Garry Scobie to talk about how actions can prevent the risk and impact through swift and early detection.They will look at:

  • Biggest cyber risks the education sector is facing
  • Challenges faced in mitigating the risks
  • Important defence practices and techniques

The Panel

Jai Aenugu

Jai is founder of TechForce, an Aberdeen based cyber security specialist firm. Jai set up the business in 2017 following a career in IT. His mission is to protect businesses across the UK against cyber attacks. He is passionate about what he does as he has seen how secure infrastructures work from the ground up. Jai is a seasoned communicator and has spoken at many industry events, on thought leadership videos and podcasts. He has a strong social media following and is vastly becoming Scotland’s ‘go to’ guy when it comes to cybersecurity assurance and expertise.

Greg van der Gaast

Greg was one of the most notorious hackers of the 1990s, setting off an international incident when hacking into a nuclear weapons facility.Since then, he has amassed over two decades of technical, management, and leadership experience in Information Security, focusing on holistic and sustainable approaches to help organisations ranging from start-ups to multinationals create truly effective security programmes.A frequent speaker about bringing leadership, visibility, care, and accountability to the field and breaking out of Information Security’s current siloed and reactive status quo, he is an expert in building efficient and effective InfoSec organisations by harnessing human potential and addressing the often cultural root causes within management, IT, and InfoSec itself.He is currently a freelance security strategy advisor, guest lecturer, mentor, trainer, and the author of the critically acclaimed book “Rethinking InfoSec”.

Garry Scobie

Garry is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for The University of Edinburgh. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and ITIL Expert and is featured in the Global Top 100 Leaders in Information Security published by Corinium Global Intelligence in 2021. He regularly presents on computer security including sessions on Ransomware, Mobile Security and Cyber in the Movies. Prior to this he was responsible for Microsoft Windows server infrastructure and an enterprise Active Directory. Having trained as an ethical hacker, he has a particular interest in vulnerability assessment, penetration testing and promoting security awareness.

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