News > Dr Emma Philpott to Engage Small Companies in Cyber Security at iSSE 2015

iSSE 2015 takes place 10th and 11th November 2015, Hotel Palace Berlin, Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY – Information Security Solutions Europe (ISSE), Europe’s leading independent, interdisciplinary security conference and exhibition, today announced that Dr Emma Philpott will deliver an opening keynote entitled ‘Engaging Small Companies in Cyber Security’. Dr Philpott joins The European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli in opening the event, which takes place in Berlin on 10th and 11th November 2015.

Dr Philpott is Director and CEO of the IASME Consortium Ltd, a company that through its work with the UK government has certified more than 300 companies against the Cyber Essentials scheme. Dr Philpott is also Founder and Manager of the UK Cyber Security Forum, a network of more than 350 small companies working in cyber security across the UK.

Commenting on her keynote at ISSE, Dr Philpott says: “Low levels of cyber security in small companies is increasingly recognised as a threat to large organisations and consumers alike. This is a difficult problem to solve and I look forward to sharing our experience of certifying a wide range of small companies to a very basic level of cyber security at the ISSE conference.”

Executive Director of event hosts EEMA, David Goodman, comments on the importance of Dr Philpott’s keynote: “The impact of a security breach on a small company can be terminal, damaging not only infrastructure but also disrupting day-to-day business and harming brand credibility. What is more, we have also observed incidents where cyber-criminals have targeted small companies as the path of least resistance, through which to attack larger enterprises with whom they are working. Therefore, it is in the interests of organisations of all sizes, both public and private throughout Europe to have the best possible safeguards in place.”

This year ISSE takes place in Berlin and will be co-located with the Open Identity Summit 2015. ISSE 2015 is hosted by EEMA and TeleTrusT. Now in its 16th year, ISSE 2015 is supported by Adobe (Platinum supporter), SerNet (Gold supporter) and Secunia (Silver supporter).

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About ISSE

Information Security Solutions Europe (ISSE) was founded in 1999 as an initiative of the European Commission Directorate General Information Society. The sixteenth annual ISSE conference will take place in Berlin, Germany on 10th and 11th November 2015 and is supported by the European Commission, EEMA, ENISA, TeleTrusT and The European Security Innovation Network.


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