Symposium on Data Loss Detection and Prevention

Aim and Scope

Date: Tuesday 3 Nov 2021

Time: 12pm-5pm

Location: Glass Room, Merchiston, Edinburgh Napier University.

[Programme and Presentors]

With recent hacks around Sony and in the US Government, the issue of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Detection has never been so relevant. This Symposium aimed to discuss the key areas around DLP, and looked at best practice in the area.

Key topic areas included:

  • Detection and Prevention of Data Leakage.
  • Laws and Ethics around DLP.
  • Investigations for DLP and Incident Response.
  • Use of encryption for electronic communications.
  • Intrusion Detection Systems, SIEM and Security Operation Centres.
  • Data Breach Response Plans
  • Detection of Tunnels.
  • Multi-factor authentication and biometrics.
  • At-rest, in-memory and in-transist protection and detection.

The event was a collaboration with Bio-ID Ltd. Speakers include Dr Jamie Graves (Zonefox), Maura McAulay (i-Confidential), Vassilios  Manoussos, Prof Bill Buchanan, and Tim Musson.


Outline programme

The following outlines the speaker list [Programme]:

12-12:15pm Arrival, Introduction and Refreshments
12:15:12:30pm Introduction
Paul Rickards, Trend Micro
12:30pm-1pm Secure Electronic Mail
Lynne Cadenhead (BioID)
1pm-1:30pm Incident Response
Vassilios Manoussos (Strathclyde Forensics)
1:30pm-2pm Data Loss: dereliction of duties?
Tim Musson (Computer Law Training)
2pm-2:30pm Refreshments
2:30pm-3pm Sony and Talktalk breach
Prof Bill Buchanan (ENU)
3pm-3:30pm Data Loss Prevention
Maura McAulay (i-Confidential)
3:30pm-4pm Real-world Insider Threat Experiences
Dr Jamie Graves



Trend Micro a global leader in IT security, who develop innovative security solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. With over 25 years of security expertise, they are a recognized as the market leader in server security, cloud security, and small business content security.

Trend Micro security fits the needs of our customers and partners with solutions which protect end users on any device, optimize security for the modern data center, and secure networks against breaches from targeted attacks. They deliver top-ranked client-server, network, and cloud-based protection that stops new threats faster, detects breaches better, and protects data in physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

Paul Rickards is Regional Account Manager - Scotland at Trend Micro.


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