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Cyber Security in housing
Virtual Conference

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Wed, 8 Jun from
09:30 to 12:30 (BST)



From £132

Thank you to those who attended the event, we hope you enjoyed it.

Cyber security is fast becoming one of the most critical risks for every industry, particularly as cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly frequent and intelligent. Charity and non-profit organisations have also been identified as ‘easy targets’ due to their lower levels of budget provision towards IT security.

This event brought together key actions and changes that you and your organisation can make to increase the cyber security levels within your business. 

The slides and recording will be sent out to those who attended.


Member Price £132

Non-member Price £199

Programme Listings

9.30      Opening remarks

  • Gary Dickson, Digital and Design Manager, SFHA
  • Introduction from Event partners, Scottish Business Resilience Centre

9:35     Plenary 1 - Get your cyber security house in order now - quick security wins!
Patching systems, improving access controls and enabling multi-factor authentication. An indepth breakdown and roadmap of the key things your housing association should be doing in your organisation right now to bolster and strength the defences of your digital and IT infrastructure to limit critical risk. The session will include current examples of SFHA members practices.

  • David Paine, Technical Services Director, Kick IT
  • Ian Davis, Account Director, Kick IT

10:15  Break

10:20   Plenary 2 - Creating and implementing an effective incident response plan
What happens if your organisation or systems are compromised by a cyber attack? Does your organisation have a plan for how to react and deal with the consequences? Does everyone in your organisation know the protocols to follow? How up-to-date is your plan if you have one? Get a range of practical tips and guidance on how to create or update a cyber incident response plan.

  • Craig Archdeacon, Head of Cyber Assurance, Waterston's

11.10   Break

11.20   Plenary 3 - Building up your online defences – avert future risk
Build a route map to help you, your staff and your board understand what are is involved in creating a safe and secure environment for everyone to work in. Minimise strategic risk, maximise cultural awareness and practices to ensure long term stability of all your data, services and operations connected to digital and IT infrastructure.

  • Andy Deacon, Senior Manager of Cyber Security Thought Leadership, Vodafone Business

12:00   Final Session with SBRC - What’s the worst that could happen?
Learn about past cyber breach incidents and the implications it has had for other third sector organisations. The session with SBRC will focus on past incidents within the third sector and what happened. Then a non-technical insight into tools and considerations that can help organisations find out how resilient they are to cyber-attacks and practise their response in a safe environment.

  • Declan Doyle, Head of Ethical Hacking, SBRC
  • Gary Dickson, Digital and Design Manager, SFHA

12:40  Close


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David Paine
Kick ICT Group

David has been in the IT SME sector for over 35 years. 

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With a master’s degree in IT and extensive experience in Information and Cyber Security, David is an active member of the security community.

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Alan Turnbull
Kick ICT Group

Alan is a sales leader and brings a wealth of experience from over 35 years in IT. 

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Following his early days with HMRC, Alan’s journey to Group Sales Director at Kick followed a number of senior management positions with Gate Microsystems, ISI and TSG.

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Craig Archdeacon

Craig is an experienced cyber security expert whose career has seen him work in a variety of security roles across many sector.

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A well rounded individual knowledgeable on all aspects of security and business resilience, from Cyber Essentials to ISO27001, to GDPR to technical security management and strategy.

Certifications: Craig Is a CISM, ISO27001 Auditor, Cyber Essentials Plus Assessor, CTSM, GDPR Practitioner and PCI-DSS Implementer among others

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Sarah Cunningham

Sarah has an degree in ethical hacking from the prestigious Abertay University, she is experienced in technical security management in addition to penetration testing and incident response. 

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She was also the winner of the “outstanding woman in cyber” award in 2021.

Certifications: Sarah is a cyber essentials plus auditor assessor and Iso27001 lead auditor

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Andy Deacon
Vodafone Business

As an enthusiastic and accomplished presenter, Andy Deacon is a frequent spokesperson at industry and academic forums, where he focuses on building awareness and developing future threat protection strategies. 

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As an industry expert, Andy has spoken at many events around the world including E-Crime Wales, Public Sector Shows, PSN Summit, various Cyber Crime Conferences, infosec (to name but a few).

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