The Silent Battle: The Unseen Warfare of Advanced Persistent Threats

Understand APT Tactics and Strategies at Our In-Person Discovery Forum—Sponsored by BlueVoyant, Varonis, Splunk, and AWS Marketplace.

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Setting the Scene

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are highly sophisticated cyberattacks orchestrated by well-funded actors with ties to nations or organised crime. What sets APTs apart is their long-term, stealthy approach—a persistent, multi-stage campaign that spans years. Utilising tactics like social engineering and zero-day exploits, these attackers gain initial access, exhibiting exceptional patience while compromising systems.

APT objectives vary from espionage to data theft, demanding organisations to adopt robust security measures, including threat intelligence and intrusion detection. Understanding APT motivations is crucial for timely detection and mitigation.

Join industry experts for a dedicated afternoon exploring best practices to strengthen defences against persistent cyber threats.

Forum Agenda

Arrivals and Lunch Served
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Introductions, Setting the Scene and Forum Housekeeping - With Alex Diett, Solutions Manager at Somerford Associates
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Overview of the Current Global Threat Landscape - With Al Millar, Director of Cyber at Alvarez & Marsal
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
What is the Landscape for MSSPs - With Adam Holt, Director of Sales Engineering at BlueVoyant
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Fireside Chat: What does the Board need to know about APT - Steve Owen, CISO at IQUW and John Dee at Somerford Associates
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Break
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Reducing the Blast Radius and Protection of Data - With Matt Lock, UK Technical Director at Varonis
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Visibility Across Disparate Infrastructure and Bringing it all Together - With Craig Saunderson
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Cyber Insurers' Macro View: Unveiling the Value of Risk Transfer via Cyber Insurance - With Steve Cross, Group Technical Dir., PIB Group
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel Discussion Hosted by Somerford's John Dee
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Drinks and Networking Reception
5:00 PM Onwards

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.

AWS Marketplace: Amazon Web Services

AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog that customers can use to find, buy, deploy, and manage third-party software, data, and services to build solutions and run their businesses.

Somerford have been awarded AWS Marketplace Skilled Consulting Partner status. We are proud to be one of the first AWS Consulting Partners helping customers to implement and manage their software on AWS Marketplace for Splunk, Okta, Netskope, HashiCorp, Lacework, SecurityScorecard, Varonis and Delinea.

BlueVoyant: Surfacing Known and Unknown Threats in Your Environment

As the recipient of the 2023 Security MSSP and U.S. Partner of the Year awards from Microsoft Security, BlueVoyant is globally recognised for its excellence in cybersecurity. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and expert insights, BlueVoyant offers a unified platform for organisations to fortify their digital defences.

As a trusted partner, we provide tailored solutions that seamlessly integrate into your operations, offering a comprehensive and proactive approach to safeguarding against evolving cyber threats.

Varonis: Securing Your Mission-Critical Data

Varonis is a trusted leader in data security and analytics, offering advanced software solutions for protecting enterprise data, detecting and responding to threats, and ensuring compliance.

By analysing data activity, perimeter telemetry, and user behaviour, Varonis empowers organisations to proactively safeguard their sensitive data, prevent disaster, and sustain a secure state. With automated processes and real-time insights, Varonis enables businesses to optimise their security posture and stay ahead of emerging threats.

We're a certified Platinum Partner of Varonis. Together, we provide innovative software solutions that protect enterprise data against a range of threats, prevent data breaches, and respond effectively to cyberattacks.

Splunk: The Key to Enterprise Resilience

Splunk aids in comprehending the vast volumes of machine data that would otherwise require technical staff hours, if not days, to navigate through thousands of lines of data. The sheer volume of information is complex to understand and exists in an unstructured format. This is where a technology like Splunk shines. By inputting this data into Splunk, you can allow it to process and extract the relevant information, enabling a swift identification of issues or problems through visualisations.

We are specialists in everything Splunk and as an Elite Partner for License and Professional Services we provide bespoke enablement, adoption workshops, complementary health checks, business value consulting and maturity assessments and have a dedicated in-house Technical Support Desk.

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