Cybersecurity Mesh
—Taking Security to the Edge

Somerford Discovery Forum, Joined by Netskope, Island, Confluent, Lacework & AWS.

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Setting the Scene

One of the greatest security challenges that organisations face is security silos. Many companies deploy a range of point security solutions with the goal of addressing specific security risks. As a result, security architectures become complex and difficult to monitor and manage, leading to missed detections and delayed responses.

Coupled with the rapid transition to work-at-home ecosystems with various access solutions to organisations' databases and applications, there is a pressing need for a new strategy.

Enter the cybersecurity mesh, a decentralised concept that aims to protect the identity of the user or computer. The aim is to limit access to the organisation’s network to only approved users (or systems), whether on-premises or in the cloud. A cybersecurity mesh, in theory, helps the IT expertise to manage protection from each access point while also preventing an attacker from gaining access to the system.

If you would like to know more about cybersecurity mesh and how Somerford Associates with their partners can enable a 'Security to the Edge' framework, please join us on 13th June from 12pm at the Amazon Office, London.

Forum Agenda

Arrivals and Lunch
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Welcome and Introduction and "The Power of 5" - Bringing Technologies Together to Achieve 'Security to the Edge'

- Featuring Paul Graham, Certified Netskope Cloud Security Expert at Somerford
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Island Solution Showcase + Product Demo: "Sometimes Changing One Thing Changes Everything"

- Featuring Matt Smith, Security Professional at Island
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Fireside Chat with Netskope: "We Help You Stay Ahead of Cloud, Data, and Network Security Challenges"

- Featuring Humza Ismaiel, Solutions Engineer at Netskope
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Break
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
AWS Solution Showcase: "Tools and Controls to Secure a Modern, Distributed Enterprise"

- Featuring Ernesto Salas, Networking Business Development & GTM EMEA at AWS
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
Confluent Solution Showcase: "Optimise your Cyber Defense Solutions with Confluent"

- Featuring Alex Stuart, Senior Sales Engineer at Confluent
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Fireside Chat with Lacework: "Data-Driven Cloud Security From Code to Cloud"

- Featuring Simon Williams, Director Technical Partner Alliances EMEA Lacework
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
Customer Panel Discussion Hosted by John Dee: With Gareth Packham, Director of Information Security & Data Protection at Save the Children International
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM
Forum Wrap-Up
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM
Drinks and Networking
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Somerford: Customers, Solutions, Partners

Somerford Associates is a team of passionate professionals committed to delivering innovation to our customers on their digital transformation journey. As a trusted partner, we work collaboratively with our clients to achieve success and meet their unique needs with a focus on service quality and delivery for on-prem, hybrid or full cloud environments.

Our team's specialist knowledge, skills and experience derived from supporting a broad range of FTSE 100 companies has earned us a strong reputation for enabling digital transformation at scale, at pace and on budget.

We have the capabilities to provide full delivery support, including design, implementation and deployment. As well as working with clients to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for BAU transition and Centre of Excellence (COE) creation.

With Matt Smith, Security Professional at Island

Island - "Sometimes Changing one Thing Changes Everything"

Leveraging the open-source browser that all major browsers are based on, Island provides fine-grained policy control over every facet of a user’s interaction with a web application giving the enterprise limitless visibility, control and compliance with their most critical applications.

Island can serve as the platform for the future of productive and secured work.

Netskope - "We Help You Stay Ahead of Cloud, Data, and Network Security Challenges"

Cloud application traffic has overtaken web traffic in the enterprise, creating blind spots and complexity with existing legacy security and network solutions that were designed for access to data centers through on-premises security stacks.

A new approach to cloud security is needed that delivers the simplicity and agility for access, security, and performance that businesses need.

— Humza has worked in Cyber Security for 6+ years leveraging his technical expertise and passion for customer success to help organisations securely embrace cloud and web technologies.

Humza is now a Solutions Engineer at Netskope working closely with clients to understand their unique needs and design solutions that optimise their cloud security posture. His experience in cloud security and network engineering, combined with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts, allows Humza to bridge the gap between networking and security to secure an enterprises digital transformation journey.

With Humza Ismaiel,
Solutions Engineer at Netskope

With Ernesto Salas,
Networking Business Development & GTM EMEA at AWS

Amazon Web Services - "Zero Trust on AWS"

Zero Trust is a security model centered on the idea that access to data should not be solely made based on network location. In this session, I will walk you through how AWS embodies Zero Trust principles with our services, and how AWS can help you on your own Zero Trust journey.

— As a Senior Network Specialist, I lead the EMEA team at AWS, where I focus on go-to-market strategies. I have successfully guided customers through digital transformations, helping them leverage the power of the cloud networking to drive innovation, scalability, and competitive advantage.

Before working in the cloud, I specialised in networking and security, leading the design and implementation of service provider networks and SDN solutions for data centres.

Confluent - " Optimise your Cyber Defense Solutions with Confluent"

Conventional cyber defence architectures can be slow, costly, and inflexible.

Confluent helps modernise your security monitoring architecture for speed and flexibility in order to capture and curate data at wire speed and petabyte scale, across distributed environments that conventional ingest approaches can’t match while filtering and enriching on the fly to deliver real-time situational awareness and response.

— Alex is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Confluent, coaching and guiding digital native businesses across Europe on their path to adopting Data in Motion. His career has spanned from software development in the nuclear power industry to Mainframe engineering for a credit bureau, before moving into Presales at Splunk and Confluent.

Alex is passionate about helping people recognise the value in their data and the art of controlling and sharing it too. Outside of the office, he’s 50 countries into visiting The World, a STEM early-careers coach, and a keen runner.

With Alex Stuart,
Senior Sales Engineer at Confluent

With Simon Williams,
Director Technical Partner Alliances EMEA Lacework

Lacework - "Data-driven cloud security from Code to Cloud"

The cloud moves fast. And the threat landscape, even faster. Protecting your cloud-native applications from code to production is imperative.

— Simon Williams has over 25 years of front-end experience in the Net-Sec and Cloud Security IT industry. Currently engaged with as the technical lead for Partnerships and Alliances at Lacework in EMEA. Simon is instrumental in building and educating the Lacework channel partner community and their customers on effective cloud security solutions.

Prior to Lacework Simon held senior manager and engineering roles at other landmark cloud and network security companies including Palo Alto Networks and McAfee.

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