Cyber security breakfast

Leading the way for local businesses

Danske Bank is committed to supporting the growth and success of local businesses. More than ever businesses are relying on technology to help them manage and grow their business.

These special breakfasts are your opportunity to hear from industry experts who will discuss the latest cyber threats and provide practical advice to help safeguard your business.

Registration has now closed for all events

Event details - Galgorm Resort & Spa, Registration now closed

Location Address Date Time
Galgorm Resort & Spa 136 Fenaghy Road,
Ballymena, Co. Antrim
BT42 1EA
Thursday 20 September 2018 8.00am

Agenda

Time
8.00am Registration and breakfast
8.30am Welcome from Aaron Ennis,
Head of North Business Centre, Danske Bank
8.35am Simon Whittaker
Director, Vertical Structure
9.00am Paul Brown
Fraud Manager, Danske Bank
9.10am Panel Q & A
9.30am Close

Event details - The Royal Hotel, Registration now closed

Location Address Date Time
The Royal Hotel 64-72 Old Coagh Rd,
Cookstown,
BT80 8NG
Wednesday 3 October 2018 8.00am

Agenda

Time
8.00am Registration and breakfast
8.30am Welcome from Oonagh Murtagh,
Head of South Business Centre, Danske Bank
8.35am Simon Whittaker
Director, Vertical Structure
9.00am Paul Brown
Fraud Manager, Danske Bank
9.10am Panel Q & A
9.30am Close

Event details - Europa Hotel, Belfast Registration now closed

Location Address Date Time
Europa Hotel Great Victoria St, Belfast,
BT2 7AP
Wednesday 10 October 2018 8.00am

Agenda

Time
8.00am Registration and breakfast
8.30am Welcome from Robert McCullough,
Head of Belfast Business Centre, Danske Bank
8.35am Simon Whittaker
Director, Vertical Structure
9.00am Paul Brown
Fraud Manager, Danske Bank
9.10am Panel Q & A
9.30am Close

Our speaker

Simon Whittaker

Director, Vertical Structure

Simon is Vertical Structure’s Cyber Security Director. The firm are an established Belfast based cyber security and information assurance organisation with services including security consulting, security testing & training to clients from small start-ups to large multi-national organisations.

The majority of Simon's work involves working with companies to perform penetration and security testing, improving secure coding practices and to provide knowledgeable and efficient security consultancy to companies that are keen to drive growth and improve their processes and procedures through the principles of Prepare, Protect & Persist®.

In 2018, Simon took part in the “Strengthening Cyber Security” exchange program funded by the US Department of State and run by Boston College. This highly selective program consisted of a group of 25 relevant policy makers, legal experts, academics, developers and others involved with cyber security in government institutions, private sector and law enforcement from Ireland and Northern Ireland who had the opportunity to engage with Boston College and their American counterparts during an 11-day program.

Vertical Structure were a founding member of the NICyber group, an industry body promoting international business, innovation and collaboration opportunities consisting of companies developing world-leading cybersecurity technologies and services from Northern Ireland.