The Wild West: Current attack trends and how to mitigate them

Wednesday 7th February 2018, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: David Stubley, CEO 7 Elements

Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh.

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.


This talk considers targeted attacks against high profile members of staff, leading to financial loss and how to detect and protect against this. It draws upon a real life incident where a client lost £140K.

The talk ties in with the safer Internet day on Tuesday 6th February - see .

About the speakers


Founder of 7 Elements, David brings over 13 years of experience within the technical security market, where he has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise through the delivery of security testing and in the provision of technical expertise to high profile incidents.

He has performed key roles in security programmes, aligning a risk managed security approach and business risk appetites across multiple business functions in order to provide pragmatic security solutions for regulatory requirements.

David has also devised bespoke risk assessment methodologies for a number of security projects, including technical and business risk assessments aimed at understanding the risk profile for a multinational organisation, and has developed a new thematic for resilient information security assurance.

His specialist skill is bridging the gap between technical teams, senior management and C-level executives, to improve the understanding, use and development of security testing. As such, he has recently taken on the role of Strategic Cyber Security Advisor to the Scottish Government's Resiliency Advisory Board.

David is an active member of the wider security industry, regularly presenting on the subject of information security and its many facets.

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