Upcoming Events

Friday 15th June 2018 08:30 - 11:30 | Ricoh - Growing the Brand

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Exciting opportunity to hear from Marketing Director Chas Moloney of Global giant Ricoh Ltd. Chas will talk openly about the challenges of their sector today, how Brexit has impacted massively on their industry and what Ricoh Ltd are doing to overcome their challenges. A chance to find out more about new technologies and innovations coming our way and what’s coming up next for the business world. Chas carried out a study on wellbeing in the work place and the workplace of the future and will be happy to share his finding with us.

An exceptional opportunity to talk to a leading marketer from a leading global giant.

Thursday 21st June 2018 10:30 - 15:00 | Cyber Bites Seminar - Risk Reduction: Practical Solutions.

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https://store.glos.ac.uk/product-catalogue/university-events-courses/seminars-trips-excursions/business-education-professional-studies/cyber-bites-seminar-risk-reduction-practical-solutions-with-danny-steed

Our Cyber Bites seminars are designed to arm you with the skills you need to protect your business from cyber attack, packed full of practical solutions and excercises that will prepare you for a variety of situations in just four hours.

Agenda

  • 10.30am – 11.00am: Arrival and registration with morning coffee.
  • 11.00am – 12.00pm: Information briefing covering emerging issues, best practice and latest thinking.
  • 12pm – 12.45pm: Lunch and networking.
  • 12.45pm – 3.00pm: Practical demonstrations and exercises to try new techniques, test areas in a safe environment and leave with a plan for your own business.

Dr Danny Steed will take you through a range of practical solutions available for organisations to put in place to reduce risk. By exploring the practical solutions available, you can learn immediately how to harden your own security. A great temptation in cyber security is to focus exclusively on technology, but the human element can be just as important.

Danny has a background in academia and has worked for the UK government. After completing his PhD in 2012, Danny was appointed Lecturer in Strategy and Defence at the University of Exeter, where he helped to build the nascent Strategy and Security Institute, before joining the Cabinet Office in operational cyber security, where he served for two years in both Operations and Incident Management. Danny was recently contracted to write his second book, The Politics and Technology of Cyber Security, which is due to be released in Winter 2018.

Thursday 19th July 2018 10:30 - 15:00 | The Human Dimension Culture and Cyber Security.

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https://store.glos.ac.uk/product-catalogue/university-events-courses/seminars-trips-excursions/business-education-professional-studies/cyber-bites-seminar-the-human-dimension-culture-and-cyber-security-thurs-19-july-with-jim-wheeler

Our Cyber Bites seminars are designed to arm you with the skills you need to protect your business from cyber attack, packed full of practical solutions and excercises that will prepare you for a variety of situations in just four hours.

Agenda

  • 10.30am – 11.00am: Arrival and registration with morning coffee.
  • 11.00am – 12.00pm: Information briefing covering emerging issues, best practice and latest thinking.
  • 12pm – 12.45pm: Lunch and networking.
  • 12.45pm – 3.00pm: Practical demonstrations and exercises to try new techniques, test areas in a safe environment and leave with a plan for your own business.

Jim Wheeler, CEO of ReSolve Cyber, will use his extensive experience to show you what good and bad looks like in a business culture on cyber security. Importantly, Jim will provide best practice advice on how to change and drive a cyber-aware culture throughout your business.

Jim spent eight years at the cutting edge of cybersecurity for UK government working on cyber operations. He is the only person (to date) to qualify and work as a security specialist in cyber, physical security, electronic security, digital forensics and data acquisition. He has managed fast-paced responses to international cyber incidents and was part of the crisis management team on one of the largest breaches in the UK. After working at Deloitte as their Head of Cyber Culture & Behaviour, he left to become Founder and CEO of ReSolve Cyber.

 

Past Events

Thursday 17th May 2018 10:30 - 15:00 | Cyber Bites Seminar - Business Continuity.

Our Cyber Bites seminars are designed to arm you with the skills you need to protect your business from cyber attack, packed full of practical solutions and excercises that will prepare you for a variety of situations in just four hours.

Agenda

  • 10.30am – 11.00am: Arrival and registration with morning coffee.
  • 11.00am – 12.00pm: Information briefing covering emerging issues, best practice and latest thinking.
  • 12pm – 12.45pm: Lunch and networking.
  • 12.45pm – 3.00pm: Practical demonstrations and exercises to try new techniques, test areas in a safe environment and leave with a plan for your own business.

Business continuity is an essential requirement in the event of any event or incident affecting the regular operation of your organisation. With the scale and frequency of cyber attacks against businesses, understanding how to test your plans for business continuity is a necessary yet neglected aspect among many organisations.

Jasvinder Mahrra is an experienced practitioner of scenario exercises, and as part of the seminar, will deliver a table-top exercise that will raise awareness of planning, procedures and decision-making processes you’ll need to consider to ensure business continuity in the event of a cyber incident.

With frequent news stories of the latest cyber-attacks, court cases on personal privacy, and seemingly unending revelations of data breaches compromising your personal data, you could be forgiven in thinking that achieving security in cyber is impossible. However, you can take very reasonable and simple steps to raise the bar of your business’s security and remove it from more than 90% of attack methods.

Jasvinder has a background in risk and resilience. Before joining ReSolve Cyber, Jas was both Head of Operations and a published Senior Research Fellow at a not-for-profit organisation based at University College London, focusing on security, resilience and strategy. Prior to this, she launched and ran a successful consultancy business for six years in the emerging market for resilience, delivering a range of services to local government, transnational corporations, major financial institutions and UK government.

Tuesday 24th April 2018 18:30 - 20:30 | Information Security Zone preview evening @ C11 Cyber and Digital Centre.

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The Directors of County Business Shows and the University of Gloucestershire’s recently opened C11 Centre would like to invite you to be our guests on 24th April 6:30pm – 8:30pm for updates, networking and a light buffet to find more about The Gloucestershire Business Show (16th & 17th May 2018) and The South Gloucestershire Business Show (3rd & 4th October 2018).

The evening will focus on the Information Security Zone at #GBS18 which will present interactive areas around:

  • Information and Support for Micro and SME Businesses
  • Experiential space that will explore a Hack Event, Password security checks, The Dark Web risks and more
  • Business Risk management, resilience, minimising downtime costs and business back up
  • Social Engineering
  • A Clinic space that will offer 1:1 advice, available in confidential space to access specialised advice in any area of Information Security and Cyber related risk

For more information, please view the PDF here.

Friday 20th April 2018 10:00 - 12:00 | Fearless Business Seminar – Double your turnover in 6 months.

“The definition of insanity is doing the same old thing and hoping that something is going to change.”

Don’t be one of those people who just keep on doing the same old thing!

The Fearless Business Seminars are designed to:

  • Change your perceptions of your own business
  • Leave you feeling inspired to take action with your business
  • Kickstart you into taking the steps to take your business up to the next level

Robin Waite is a Business Coach, business keynote speaker and Bestselling Author of two books, Online Business Startup and more recently Take Your Shot.

Having worked with 250+ businesses during the last 17 years, particularly service based businesses; Robin typically starts to see serious long-lasting results for his clients businesses within 3-6 months. Some of Robin’s clients have doubled their turnover (and profit) in as little as 3 months.

Thursday 19th April 2018 08:30 - 11:00 | Measuring Return on Your Digital Investment.

Return on Investment – or ROI – is used to measure the efficiency of any investment we make, and is usually measured in monetary terms, but the return we make on our digital investments – website, emails, paid advertising, social media, CRM, etc. – can be measured in many different ways.

It is relatively easy to measure the your return when generating direct sales from email marketing, or acquiring new customers through pay per click advertising, but how do you measure your customers’ satisfaction, your sales team’s performance or your brand’s reach?

This session is designed to explain how your digital investment can be used not only to increase profit, but also to increase efficiency and enable scalability within any organisation. By understanding how to measure all types of return, and how to distil this down to relevant key performance indicators, a business can move away from seeing marketing activity as a cost area, to seeing it as a quantifiable investment. And how do you measure the soft benefits of an effective digital strategy? What about the time you could free up in your marketing team up by using marketing automation? Or the value in building a database of prospective customers who are interested in, but not yet ready, to purchase your products or services? Or understanding exactly what content on your website contributes most to conversions?

What you’ll get from session: For many business leaders, digital marketing is a real headache. Digital channels are often the most cost-effective way of acquiring new customers, retaining existing customers and selling more products and services, but the digital landscape is littered with unintelligible acronyms, conflicting advice and a myriad of software choices. This session will help you understand some of the key principles of measuring return and how to build the foundations of a digital strategy most appropriate for your business. It will also help you understand what questions you should be asking your digital team and your suppliers, as well as understanding some of the key measurements which should go into your Board reports (to ensure that your valuable time is spent evaluating efficiency, and not spent arguing over what colour your website’s homepage should be).

The Digital Session is led by Darren James.

Darren has over 30 years experience in the IT sector, with over 20 of those in developing digital marketing strategies and programmes for blue chip companies, including Cadburys, St Ivel, Thomson Holidays, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Zurich Life, Bovis Homes and The Co-operative. As part of the GHJ team he brings this blue chip experience to bear for many of the region’s most progressive businesses, working with owners and Boards to realise their ambitions. His technical background enables him to communicate the owner’s vision directly to internal and external teams, expediting the development process and ensuring that every component accedes to the business’s commercial imperatives.

Monday 16th April 2018 11:00 - 13:00 | Security Governance Event: how organisations can control and direct their approach to security and risks.

Join Home Office guest speaker and the University of Gloucestershire’s Dr Kamal Bechkoum, Head of Business School and Professor of Computing – for this unique event to control and direct your approach to security and risk. Where are the common weaknesses and what can you do to mitigate and plan for risks?

Security governance is the means by which you control and direct your organisation’s approach to security. Gain an insider’s view of security governance, the current challenges, and the relevant steps you can take towards education and training to develop talent within your workforce through your apprenticeship levy.

Agenda

  • 11am -11:15am: Arrival
  • 11:15am: Welcome
  • 11:20am – 11:40am: Dr Natasha Grayson, Home Office
  • 11:40am – 12:00pm: Dr Kamal Bechkoum, Head of Business School, Professor of Computing
  • 12:00pm – 12:15pm: Paula Thomas, Principal Lecturer in Cyber Security, Technical and Applied Computing, University of Gloucestershire
  • 12:15pm -12:30pm: Q&A
  • 12:30pm: Lunch & close