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  • By Ellie Hurst
  • Posted 20th February 2017
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April, May and June speaking events

    April 25th - Mike will be presenting on the IIRSM Webinar and will cover cyber risks for SMEs - details soon  
Image result for sctx 2017         May 3rd - 4th  - Mike will be presenting at SCTX twice this year - details soon  
Image result for ifsec 2017         June 20th - 22nd - Mike and Ellie will be presenting at IFSEC. Mike will be in the Infrastructure Theatre and Ellie in the Installer Theatre - details soon
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  • By Ellie Hurst
  • Posted 19th January 2017
  • In cyber security, Ellie Hurst, Facilities Management 2017, FM, IoT, Mike Gillespie, Smart Buildings, ST17
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February and March speaking events

February 9th - Ellie will be speaking at ST17 Midlands on the topic of Smart Buildings.

Details     February 14th - Ellie will be the key note speaker at The University of Wolverhampton's DataFest, which is open to all students in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.  
    Mike Gillespie, Advent IM Cyber Security Training       March 21st - 23rd - Mike will be a key note speaker and also a panelist at Facilities Management 2017 - topic of Cyber Security and FM   March 30th  - Mike will be speaking at the NSI Installer Summit  
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  • By Ellie Hurst
  • Posted 17th January 2017
  • In boardroom, cyber security, GDPR, James Morris MP
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James Morris MP visits Advent IM to talk GDPR and the future of Cyber Security in the Boardroom

***PRESS RELEASE***Advent IM, the UKs leading holistic security consultancy, today announced an upcoming visit from James Morris MP to their Birmingham centre on 20th of January.   2018 will see the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the UK with its increased accountability and level of financial penalty for failure, the implications for UK businesses is clear. Advent IM has long felt that good Data Protection and security hygiene starts at the top of an organisation and needs to be handled strategically. James Morris MP will be visiting Advent IM’s offices and training centre in Halesowen, Birmingham to discuss GDPR and Advent IM’s new training course for senior board members and businesses leaders, designed specifically for director level individuals with little or no cyber security background. This unique course will be delivered by a director and cyber security expert, Mike Gillespie. Having an insight into not only the convoluted world of cyber security but and firm grasp of the challenges it presents to senior board members, Gillespie plans to bring the strategic skills of business leaders to bear on high quality cyber security planning and Data Protection practices to raise the UK game from the top down. “James Morris has always taken a keen interest in cyber security and digital development in business and recognises the need for the UK to ensure its security posture is robust and that with the interconnected nature of business and the digital life of commerce, small and local businesses can be holding extremely valuable information assets and these need adequate protection through their lifecycle. We are happy to welcome him back and look forward to discussing developments in security as well as the potential impact of GDPR on businesses up both local and global,” said Mike Gillespie. Issued:  17.01.17                           Ends                                                   Ref: 20170117-Advent -VIP     NOTES TO EDITORS   About Advent IM Advent IM is an independent specialist consultancy, focusing on holistic security management solutions for information, people and physical assets, across both the public and private sectors. Established in 2002, Advent IM is a centre of excellence for security services, promoting the benefits of best practice guidelines and standards and the need to address risk management to protect against potential threats. From its offices in the Midlands and London, its Consultants work nationwide and are members of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), The Security Institute (SyI) and British Computer Society. Consultants are also Lead Auditors for the International standard for information security management (ISO 27001)), CESG Certified Professionals (CCP), Practitioners of PRINCE2, a recognised project management methodology widely used within the public sector, CISSP qualified and Home Office trained physical security assessors.  
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  • By Ellie Hurst
  • Posted 6th January 2017
  • In Cyber Zone, event, Security & Policing 2017
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Security & Policing 2017…

Advent IM, Z9, Security & Policing, Cyber Zone, You will be able to find us on stand Z9 in the Cyber Zone at this key event in our calendar. Running 7-9 March in Farnborough, if you haven't applied for your entry yet, you probably should. Click the banner for event details and registration. Mike, Gareth and Ellie will be around to answer questions, discuss projects and training as well as offer advice. Security & Policing 2017, Advent IM, Z9, cyber zone, Home Office, Access the Cyber Zone from here.
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  • By Ellie Hurst
  • Posted 13th December 2016
  • In botnet, DDoS, mirai
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Mirai botnet -Mike Gillespie in Professional Security Magazine

The Internet of Things is as vulnerable as it is diverse, writes Mike Gillespie. Going back to 2014 and indeed beyond, security researchers and experienced practitioners such as Advent IM were warning of the danger posed by our increasing use of web-enabled devices and the vulnerabilities they present. Up to date and the Internet of Things (IoT), or the Internet of Everything, is a reality and web-enabled devices are an established part of most people’s day, one way or another. Read more.
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  • By Ellie Hurst
  • Posted 13th December 2016
  • In data breach, TalkTalk
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I don’t wanna TalkTalk about it?

In October 2016, telecoms provider TalkTalk was hit with a record £400,000 fine (and a smaller £1000 fine for another, earlier data breach) by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for security failings that led to their failure to prevent the cyber attack that led to customer data being accessed ‘with ease’. Read more.
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  • By Ellie Hurst
  • Posted 28th November 2016
  • In CSCSS. Mike Gillespie, cyber intelligence, cyber security, press release
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Noted cybersecurity expert Mike Gillespie joins the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS) as Vice President of the CSCSS, C3i Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, and Cyber Intelligence Group

Mr. Gillespie will work with the President to lead the Centre’s efforts to provide in-depth, knowledge and leadership on the current threats emanating from cyberspace to organisational information assets. He will provide expert analysis in the area of cyberspace cybersecurity defense, as well as other key cyber issues security issues relating to cybercrime and intelligence. Read more.
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  • By Ellie Hurst
  • Posted 31st October 2016
  • In cyber security, drones, Mike Gillespie, physical security, Security, ST16, UAV
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Mike speaking about drones at ST16 – Heathrow

Hope to see you all at ST16 - Heathrow on November 2nd. Mike Gillespie will be talking about drones and security. For those who would like a chat with Mike or Ellie, they will be attending the evening event on Nov 1st. Details. Mike Gillespie, Advent IM Cyber Security Training
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  • By Ellie Hurst
  • Posted 24th October 2016
  • In event, Security, UK Security Expo 2016
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Meet us at Security Expo 2016!

Gareth Williams will be attending Security Expo 2016 and will have use of a meeting room to discuss upcoming security projects that you may need support with. Primarily  - Nuclear, Energy and Utilities, but Gareth will also be available to talk about Financial sector and Government projects (both for HMG and for suppliers). Drop us an email to secure a slot or tweet on the day @Advent_IM or call 0121 559 6699 to speak to Gareth.
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  • By Ellie Hurst
  • Posted 7th October 2016
  • In advent IM, boardrooms, breakfast seminar, c-suite, cyber security, cyber security seminar, cyber threat, data protection, directors, Mike Gillespie, training
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Breakfast Seminar 7th December – Cyber Security Awareness for Business Leaders

cyber security for directors and c-suiteIn a climate of enhanced organisational threat from cyberspace, we are seeing more high profile data breaches and reputational damage to businesses than ever before. The business world is also readying itself for enhanced fines for security failures through the forthcoming General Data Protection regulations (GDPR) . With so much threat and regulatory change, businesses have never been in more need of effective, board level, cyber security leadership.  

Our Breakfast Seminar is an exclusive event that is open only to Business Leaders and Senior Board Members.  

Mike Gillespie, Advent IM Cyber Security Training Join us on December 7th 2016 for a light breakfast and a presentation from Mike Gillespie, Advent IM Managing Director, Director of Cyber Strategy & Research for The Security Institute and Member of the Global Select Committee for Cyber Intelligence. Mike knows the challenges of cyber security for the boardroom and will present the key risk areas in  business-friendly, jargon-free language.

Spaces will be limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Date: December 7th 2016 Location: Advent IM training Centre, 5 Coombs Wood Court, Steel Park Road, Halesowen, Birmingham B62 8BF Cost: £40 Time: Registration and breakfast from 8am for a prompt 8.30am start - networking from 9.30am register-button
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  • By Advent IM
  • Posted 26th September 2016
  • In cyber security, Festival of Innovation, Malvern, Mike Gillespie, Smart Buildings
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Malvern Festival Of Innovation – Mike will be speaking

Mike Gillespie is very pleased to be speaking at the Malvern Festival of Innovation on October 6th. The Festival which runs from 3rd - 8th October, has a variety of events, speakers and activities on the program and you can find details here.
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  • By Advent IM
  • Posted 16th September 2016
  • In BAE, BIFM, BIFM North, cyber security, FM, physical security
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Talking cyber with FM professionals

Mike was delighted to appear as a guest speaker for BIFM North recently at BAE. Discussing the impact on FM, physical security systems and resilience, Mike was made BIFM, BAE, Cyber Security, Mike Gillespie, Advent IMvery welcome and hopes to interact with BIFM members again. Cyberspace has a big impact on many physical systems, if you need help or advice in this area, give us a call. We can help a little or a lot but will always be product neutral.
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  • By Advent IM
  • Posted 4th August 2016
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Mike joins the editorial board at Professional Security Mag

Mike Gillespie has joined the editorial board of the highly respected, Professional Security Magazine. Mike will be contributing on a regular basis on cyber -related topics and the cyber impact on physical security. A brief interview with Mike, by Roy Cooper, MD of Professional Security Magazine, can be found here.
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  • By Advent IM
  • Posted 22nd July 2016
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GDPR – BRINGING DATA PROTECTION TO BUSINESS

Risk & Compliance Magazine July- Sept issue Half of enterprise IT decision makers are concerned that the security measures they have in place will not meet the new EU Data Protection regulations, GDPR. The new regulations come into force on 25 May 2018, and while some business leaders are railing against the notion of 4 percent of global turnover as a fine for serious data breach, others are looking at it as a chance to get their information security house in order and tighten up on those poor practices, policies and procedures that could place them in the invidious position of receiving a large fine. Read more
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  • By Advent IM
  • Posted 10th June 2016
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GDPR: is this about IT or resilience?

Levels of concern in business appear to be rising, as the date for the roll out of the new EU Data Protection regulations, known as GDPR, was announced (May 25, 2018, by the way). Social media were alight with comment and speculation and many people were questioning if a potential Brexit could impact the uptake of the regulations in the UK. Read more.
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  • By Advent IM
  • Posted 8th June 2016
  • In IFSEC, Mike Gillespie, Security, top 50 most influential in security
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Mike in the Top 50 Most Influential in Security….again

Image courtesy of Paul at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Image courtesy of Paul at FreeDigitalPhotos.net We are delighted to confirm Mike Gillespie has once again made it into the IFSEC Top 50 Most Influential in Security list and this year appears at a very respectable number 14. Some of the voters comments are included on the list and Mike was very pleased to receive the recognition and support of his peers. Well done Mike! If you would like to view the list you can find it here. Mike will be joining a panel debate on the relationship between physical security teams and IT security at IFSEC on the 22nd June and also presenting the same day on Cyber Security for Physical Systems Installers. Details here.
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  • By Advent IM
  • Posted 5th May 2016
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ADVENT IM JOIN UK GOVERNMENT DIGITAL MARKETPLACE, DIGITAL OUTCOMES AND SPECIALISTS FRAMEWORK

Advent IM today announced it’s availability on the UK Government’s Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework.  This framework is for public bodies and agencies to directly procure digital specialists and Advent IM is now available to these bodies for Cyber Security Specialist Consulting services, in addition to the UK G-Cloud framework. G-Cloud has carried a comprehensive range of Advent IM services for several iterations. Read more.
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  • By Advent IM
  • Posted 12th April 2016
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The Unstoppable Convergence of Physical Security and IT and What it Means for Your Role

Convergence has been talked about for many years in information technology. It used to mean the overlap between telecoms and computer networks. However, a new form of convergence is has started to emerge over the past few years and this is the convergence of cyber security and physical security. The modern design of IP networks mean that they can encompass telephony and business critical systems, alongside CCTV and other security systems enabling physical access to the building. Read more.
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  • By Advent IM
  • Posted 11th April 2016
  • In ASIS, events, House of Lords, Security
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Culture, Communications, Insider Threat and a visit to the House of Lords…

Mike and Ellie were very pleased to have the opportunity to address security professionals from around Europe on Friday (April 8) on the topics of communication, culture and insider threat. The main thrust of this well-received presentation was that culture is dictated by the behaviour our senior management and board teams and the knowledge gap in these areas about security was actually offering more threat, as organisations struggle to keep up with a constantly flexing and joined-up threat landscape. We need business leaders to champion security and true resilience. After the presentation, Mike and Ellie were delighted to be invited to the closing reception at The House of Lords, by invitation from Baroness Harris of Richmond DL. 20160408_192825 Advent IM MD Mike Gillespie - House of Lords 080416 Baroness Harris of Richmond DL Baroness Harris of Richmond DL 20160408_191838
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  • By Advent IM
  • Posted 29th March 2016
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Mike at IFSEC 2016

Mike will be part of a panel debate in the End User Theatre and also presenting in the Trade Theatre at IFSEC this year on June 22. Understanding cyber security for physical systems and installers will be a key theme. You can register and get more details of the event here.
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  • By Advent IM
  • Posted 29th March 2016
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ASIS Europe 2016 – Mike presenting

Mike and Ellie will be presenting at ASIS Europe on April 8 and attending the closing event at the House of Lords, if anyone would like to attend. Details are here.
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  • By admin
  • Posted 27th February 2016
  • In Advent News
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Mike Gillespie will be speaking on several occasions at IFSEC this year

Details of Mike's Tavcom Learning Theatre presentations can be found here. Additionally, Mike will be speaking in the NSI Learning Zone on Tuesday 16th at 14:15 and Wednesday 17th at 15:00. Mike will also be chairing a panel debate for The Security Institute on 16th 11 -1 1.50 and Ellie Hurst will be chairing a panel debate at 14.00. Both of these will be in the Keynote & Convergence Theatre.
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