Posted on 14 September 2016.
Dr Z. Cliffe Schreuders
An Innovation Network breakfast event for small and medium-sized (SME) business enterprises to gain an introduction to the impact of cybercrime from industry experts will be hosted by Leeds Beckett University at The Yorkshire Post offices.
The event, entitled Cyber Security: Impact and Opportunities, runs from 8.30 to 10.30am on Wednesday 28 September. Places are free and can be booked at http://bit.ly/InnovationNetworkCS.
Speakers at the breakfast event, which has been organised in partnership with Digital Catapult Centre, will discuss innovative solutions and opportunities that are arising from the new cyber security sector. The event will also provide an insight on how growing SME businesses have been affected by cybercrime and what they could learn to protect themselves.
The speakers include: Dr Z. Cliffe Schreuders, Director of the Cybercrime and Security Innovation Centre (CSI) at Leeds Beckett University; Adam Beaumont, Founder and CEO at AQL; Lloyd Emmerson, Digital Fraud Manager for Lloyds Banking Group; and Ian Sharp, CEO of the Digital Health Enterprise Zone, Bradford.
“Innovation comes from looking ‘outside the box’,” said Katie Rigarlsford, Enterprise and Innovation Manager at Leeds Beckett University. “Through the Innovation Network we are committed to providing free learning to all businesses to help them to prosper in the region; whilst networking at the event also helps attendees to build their business contacts. Cybercrime is a growing issue affecting many businesses and this dynamic event will help attendees to increase their understanding of the issues.”
Dr Z. Cliffe Schreuders is currently engaged in, and coordinating, several research projects including: cybercrime and digital evidence in the police force; developing randomised capture the flag (CTF) hacking challenge software for computer security education, gamification applications to higher education; and designing usable mobile device security and access controls.
Mobile security specialist, Dr Adam Beaumont, formed telecommunications operator, AQL, in 1998 after working in Secure Mobile Communications for the Defence Evaluation Research Agency (an agency of the Ministry of Defence). He is a consistent innovator, providing one of the first integrated mobile messaging platforms – allowing businesses to remind their customers via SMS. AQL now hosts The Leeds Data Mill platform – an aggregation point for organisations, public and private, to share their operational data in order to provide a dashboard for the City and to allow analysis to improve and measure City efficiency.
Lloyd Emerson, Digital Fraud Manager at Lloyds Banking Group, first began his career working for Barclays Fraud team, an innovative and fast growing department within the Barclaycard network. At Barclays, he managed a computer system called ‘Falcon’, aiding to assimilate cases of fraudulent activity throughout the world. He then progressed into a role unique to Argos at the time with a vast remit involving directing the business and tackling all risk issues relating to internal and external crime. After a long tenure within retail, he moved back into the finance sector as the Cyber Crime and Digital Fraud Manager for Moneycorp before joining Lloyds Banking Group in 2014.
Ian Sharp is CEO of the Digital Health Enterprise Zone in Bradford, a partnership between the public and private sector to create a community of businesses, academics and health professionals with a focus on digital health. An experienced electronics engineer, Ian was President EMEA/APAC of Pace, the world’s largest set top box company, before leaving to start his own company, Khemeia Consulting, providing services for entrepreneurs and specialising in taking technology products and services to market.
Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire is a place of innovation for start-ups and small businesses in the creative and technology sectors to develop and showcase their digital ideas and products and build their capabilities.
The breakfast event takes place at The Yorkshire Post’s offices at 26 Whitehall Road East, Leeds, LS12 1BE.