7th - 12th October 2019

Great Malvern, UK

8th Edition


Cyber Security: Securing SMEs


Themed Symposium

Thursday 10th October 2019 (all day)

Malvern Theatres, Great Malvern, WR14 3HB

SMEs and other small medium organisations are filled with devices that connect to the outside world. Security, privacy and data integrity are of paramount importance even though such organisations are often resource-limited making it hard to implement new solutions and cope with emerging threats. Join us to hear about the latest solutions and best practice to keeping your business or organisation safe and secure.

The exhibition and symposium are free for all to attend, but please register in advance as places are limited.


European Cyber Security Month

ECSM is the EU’s annual advocacy campaign that takes place in October and aims to raise awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and provide up to date security information, through education and sharing of good practices.

@CyberSecMonth, #CyberSecMonth




Registration & Exhibition Opens

Tour the exhibition ahead of the symposium.

@festivalofinnov #InnovateMalvern #cybersecurity #SME



Presentations begin in the auditorium

Dr Adrian Burden, Festival Founder & Managing Director of Innovate Malvern CIC @apburden

Dr Emma Philpott MBE, Managing Director of UK Cyber Security Forum CIC @emphilpott




Innovation at a small scale

The Global Cyber Alliance focuses on solutions that make a difference in eradicating cyber risk and making the internet safer for everyone. They make these solutions available for free to any person, any organization, anywhere. Their projects focus on the most prevalent cyber risks individuals and businesses face, and to this end develop and deploy practical, real-world solutions that measurably improve the security of the cyber ecosystem. Looking to the future, GCA are investing resources to securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices and technologies.

Andy Bates, Executive Director UK & EMEA, Global Cyber Alliance

Andy joined the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) in September 2017 bringing more than 25 years of experience having served as a Chief Engineer, Business Development Consultant, Product Development Director, and IT Director in Racal, Cable & Wireless and Level3. Most recently he served as the CTO at Verizon EMEA. While working across a range of technologies such as network, cloud, mobile, VOIP & identity, Andy has tended to specialise in large secure solutions for governments and challenging the status quo and conventional wisdom of security. He was deeply involved with systems such as Government Secure Intranet, PSN, Police National Network, as well as working with all the major UK government departments and international government customers and agencies. Andy is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.












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Melanie Oldham, CEO & Founder Bob’s Business

Melanie is the driving force behind Bob’s Business, an award-winning cyber security awareness training and phishing simulations provider. She has racked up over 15 years’ experience in the cyber security sector and has become a reputable and well-respected force within the industry. Bob’s Business has delivered awareness campaigns to organisations of all shapes and sizes, from 10 users through to 70,000 users. Melanie is also the founder of the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster, a collaborative group that works together to reduce cyber security within the region. The cluster brings together local businesses, academics, the police and experts to discuss, collaborate and educate on the key issues facing the region.



Networking Lunch

Opportunity to tour the exhibition



Raising the Cyber Security Bar

Speaker from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).




Eliminating Commodity Cyber Threats in SMEs

Continuous monitoring can not only accelerate the adoption of Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus through rapid and accurate IT asset discovery, but the same policy combined with regular risk scoring can gamify cyber security for SMEs helping them increase their security posture. By adopting this approach, most SMEs can implement effective cyber protection in seven days eliminating most commodity cyber threats.

Tim Moran, Founder & CEO, LuJam Cyber

Tim is an ex Cold War Submariner who has 30 years of experience in IT Networking, Cyber Security and Cyber Intelligence. He previously held senior sales management roles within the finance sector at Cisco, Juniper and VeriSign before entering the world of start-ups in 2009. Gaining valuable experience in three early stage cyber businesses, Tim decided to go it alone founding LuJam Cyber in 2014. Using cloud based data science, LuJam provides jargon free, active cyber protection, risk and compliance solutions for Managed Service Providers targeted at their customers.

@LuJamCyber, @uknsc

















 Join us at the Festival's Formal Dinner during the evening. 



Please register to exhibit.

AdventIM 150

Advent IM is one of the UK’s leading independent cyber security specialist, with a unique approach to providing holistic security management solutions. They work with clients nationwide across both the public and private sectors to implement best practice security policies, processes and procedures and understand security threats in order to address security risk.  Advent IM is a Crown Commercial Services Supplier through the G-Cloud Frameworks as well as a supplier to HM Government. [Stand TBC]


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D-RisQ has built an expert team of consultants, analysts and implementers to “change the way the world develops software” by bringing advanced automated software development tools to safety critical, security critical and business critical systems developers. [Stand TBC]

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IASME is one of the four Cyber Essentials accreditation bodies appointed by the UK Government. Together with their Certification Body companies, they can certify you to the Cyber Essentials scheme required for many government tenders. They also offer the IASME Governance standard which, based on international best practice, is risk-based and includes aspects such as physical security, staff awareness, and data backup. [Stand TBC]


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The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster is a group of small / medium cyber security companies centred around Malvern in Worcestershire, cooperating on a range of initiatives to grow their businesses. [Stand TBC]



Shayype is quite simply a new way for everyone on the planet to prove who they are, anywhere, any time. One of its uses is as a great substitute for ordinary (vulnerable, hard-to-remember) passwords. Unlike passwords and other “codes”, Shayype is extremely easy to remember. All you need is to remember a simple pattern or shape, which you’ll use to read off “new” sets of numbers from a little matrix of squares. As your Shayype code will change every time, it’ll help keep you and everything you do online much safer.   [Stand TBC]

ThinkCyber 150

ThinkCyber's RedFlags product applies behavioural science theory in a highly innovative approach to security awareness. By delivering context-sensitive, real-time, security awareness nudges, their toolset drives enduring secure behavioural change, reduces operational risk, nudges users to 100% training compliance and increases visibility of staff cyber risks.  [Stand TBC]


Todays Security 150

Built on Experience and Practicality.  Today’s Security believe in helping businesses regardless of their size to improve their Information Security. They believe in a jargon free, straightforward and accessible approach to cyber security. Every business needs to understand this area and we’re here to help with a range of products and services to keep your data safe and the bad guys out.  [Stand TBC]


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Tranchulas are a global provider of offensive and defensive cyber solutions, information security assessment, compliance and managed security services. The company’s elite team of security experts employs the latest threat intelligence and advanced countermeasures to help build effective security design that protects and enhances business operations. [Stand TBC]


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The UK Cyber Security Forum represents small medium enterprises who are actively working in cyber security across the UK, helping to set up informal local "Clusters" for the industry. With over 500 SME members, the forum provides a collaboration portal, industry news and business opportunities both in the UK and overseas. [Stand TBC]


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The Wyche Innovation Centre is a business accelerator and technology incubator situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the side of the Malvern Hills in the heart of the UK's Cyber Valley. It is home to over 40 businesses & organisations, including companies involved in the cyber security sector, operating from serviced offices, hot desks or as a virtual office. [Stand C01]


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