Cobweb Connect - Cyber at The Etihad - Weds 12 July 2023 - Cobweb

Cobweb CONNECT Cyber at The Etihad

Hear from a line-up of industry experts, talking you through the current threats to businesses of all sizes, and explaining best practices that can help keep your organisation protected against ever-evolving cyber threats.

12th July 2023

08:30 - 15:15

Etihad Stadium

Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 3FF

Meet our speakers

Sarah Armstrong-Smith

Chief Security Advisor Europe at Microsoft

Dr. Francis Gaffney

Senior Director, Mimecast Labs & Future Operations

Ronan McCurtin

VP Europe at Acronis

Javvad Malik

Lead Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4

Clare Satchwell

Managing Director at Cobweb


08:30 - 09:30 | Registration & Breakfast

09:30 - 09:35

Welcome & Introduction

A welcome from our Managing Director, Clare Satchwell.

09:35 - 10:35

Incident Response & Crisis Management with Q&A

Join Chief Security Advisor Europe at Microsoft, Sarah Armstrong-Smith as she shares insights into effective incident response and crisis management

10:35 - 10:50 | Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:30

The State of Email Security in 2023

Join former government Head of Cyber Security expert, Dr. Francis Gaffney, now Senior Director, Mimecast Labs & Future Operations at Mimecast as he takes us through the current state of email threats.

11:30 - 12:00

Moving beyond Phishing

Javvad Malik, Lead Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, explains why every organisation should focus on the first line of defense - their employees - and the importance of building a corporate culture that encourages security awareness.

12:00 - 13:00 | Lunch Break

13:00 - 13:40

Are you Disaster Recovery ready?

Ronan McCurtin, VP Europe at Acronis, will be sharing his thoughts on why a disaster recovery plan is crucial for every business.

13:40 - 13:55 | Break

13:55 - 14:40 | Stadium Tour

14:40 | Prizes & Close

You don't want to miss


Hear from industry experts from Mimecast, Acronis and Microsoft to share their insights with you.


Meet with the experts, as well as other like-minded businesses and understand their approach to cyber security.


It's not all work! We’ve scheduled time for you to take a tour around the legendary Etihad Stadium.


We’re bringing together best in class knowledge in the cyber security sector. Talks will be educational rather than sales orientated to help you get the most out of the day.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to talk to the cyber security experts during networking breaks.

Yes a great breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please let us know of any dietary requirements you have.

Yes – there are lots of spaces available – we’ll contact you closer to the date with the information you need to access the car park.

Places are limited so if your schedule changes and you can’t attend, please email to free up your space for someone else.

Getting here

By Car

Use Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF for your Satnav. There's plenty of free parking available - but you must let us know if you plan to drive as we'll need to provide your reg number.

By Tram

Metrolink runs from the city centre including Manchester Piccadilly station to Etihad Campus stop and also connecting to Ashton. The journey time from Piccadilly is less than 10-minutes.

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