SANS CISO Network UK Summit 2024

In-Person Only in London Wednesday 11th September 2024

SANS CISO Network UK Summit 2024

We are extremely honoured and proud to once again have some of the world's leading security experts join us for this full day in-person summit. 

This event is complimentary to all approved CISO Network members. It is set to be full of discussion addressing some of the most pressing topics with another exceptional line up of speakers sharing their knowledge and experiences. 

CISO Network UK Summit Agenda

Time (BST)

Session Title


9 - 10

Registration and networking

10 - 10.20

Opening Address

Professor Ciaran Martin, Director of CISO Network, SANS Institute

10.25 - 10.55

Opening Keynote

Ollie Whitehouse, CTO, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

11.00 - 11.30

Session To Be Announced

Professor Sadie Creese, Professor of Cybersecurity, University of Oxford

11.30 - 12.00

Networking Break

12.00 - 12.30

Is AI Our Security Friend?

Vishal Sharma, Business Information Security Officer, Santander Bank UK

12.30 - 1

Cybersecurity Laws and Regulations for CISOs

Dr. Ilia Kolochenko, Partner & Cybersecurity Practice Lead, Platt Law LLP

1 - 2

Networking Lunch

2 - 3

Group Workshop

Professor Ciaran Martin, Director of CISO Network, SANS Institute

3 - 3.30

Cyber Heartbeats: Catching the Pulse of Change in Security at the British Heart Foundation

Craig Hickmott, Head of Information Security, British Heart Foundation

3.30 - 4

Networking Break

4 - 4.30

$1Bn turnover with only 1 infosec FTE - How to build and accountable and effective outsourced security team

Sam Ainscow, Group CSO, Hill & Smith PLC

4.35 - 4.55

Virtual Guest Speaker

Speaker To Be Announced

4.55 - 5

Closing Remarks

Professor Ciaran Martin, Director of CISO Network, SANS Institute

5 - 6

Networking and Drinks

All CISO Network members are welcome to join in-person in London, so whether you're UK-based or just passing through, we'd love to see you there. 

If you are a SANS CISO Network member, please register via the event page on the CISO Network platform or email for further guidance.