Unlocked Manchester | Cybersecurity Conference

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Tuesday 28th March

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The UK is a digitally dependent economy, with a digital sector worth an estimated £118bn per year. A loss of confidence in this key driver of national wealth would be catastrophic.

Technology headlines this year are dominated by cybersecurity. The need to protect the UK and its businesses from online threats has become a top priority in the private and public spheres alike. From educating users on commonly occurring cyber-attacks to delving into the future of security and emerging technology.

UKFast is teaming up with leading industry security experts from Microsoft, Cisco and Secarma to bring you Manchester's most influential security event. Unlocked will delve into business’s top security fears, tackling the burning issues in cybersecurity, from the rise in cyber-terrorism and ransomware to the benefits of ethical hacking and the future of AI and the IoT.

1 Day
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    Tuesday 28th
    March 2017

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    2pm - 6pm

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    UKFast Campus
    M15 5QJ

  • Free

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Keynote Speakers



Cyber Terrorism

Cyber Terrorism

Unlike typical attacks, which are designed to cause disruption and generate a significant financial return for the perpetrator, cyber-terrorism aims to cause physical violence or extreme economic damage.

To achieve such outcomes, cyber-terrorists are most likely to select high-impact targets such as military institutions and power plants. The potential for catastrophic destruction to the infrastructure of society gives cause for cyber-terrorism to be of great concern for the government and private organisations. 

Becoming Ransom-aware

Becoming Ransom-aware

Ransomware is a malicious form of software designed to deny access to computer systems until a specified sum of money is paid. Ransomware is amongst the most common methods of inflicting damage on UK businesses alongside distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

In the latter half of 2015 and early 2016, 40% of UK businesses fell victim to ransomware attacks, causing a fifth to shut down and a third to suffer revenue loss.

Attackers use various infiltrative techniques from hacking to social engineering – including phishing and baiting – to infect victims’ computers, smart and internet of things (IoT) devices and routers with ransomware.

It is vital that businesses are aware of what makes an organisation vulnerable to a ransomware attack and the steps they must take to strengthen their digital defences.

Live Ethical Hacking

Live Ethical Hacking Demo

Where is your business’s computer system most vulnerable?

Defence is the best form of attack in cybersecurity. Expert ethical hackers identify and target vulnerabilities in your system to expose just how simple it is for a breach of your network to occur and where the weaknesses lie.

Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things

The Future of Security, Artificial Intellegence and the Internet of Things

The increasingly large number of connected devices presents new security challenges.

In October 2016 the Dyn network, which controls a substantial portion of the internet’s domain name system (DNS) infrastructure, experienced a DDoS attack on a record-breaking scale,  involving an estimated 100,000 malicious endpoints. The accessibility of IoT devices such as smartphones, Google’s Nest and Fitbits, creates opportunities for hackers if the necessary security protocols and secure cloud infrastructure are not in place.

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