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Disruptive Debate, Open Discussion & Networking for influential cybersecurity and information security professionals from end-user organisations.

Engage –  With Industry thought leaders and subject matter experts, on the latest cyber innovations and challenges impacting organisations.

Change – Support our inclusive event, welcome all, break down barriers, encourage everyone in a respectful and dignified manner.

Learn  – Gain critical insight, fresh ideas and new ways to overcome those challenges and develop yourself professionally.

Apply  – Use and share the knowledge you gain and apply this within your teams and wider organisations.

The aim of RANT is to provide a platform for all members to discuss and debate Information Security related issues in an open format. The relaxed networking environment provides guests with the opportunity to discuss relevant issues and to network with like-minded individuals. Launched over nine years ago,  RANT aims to provide the community with the opportunity to contribute to the topical and informative discussions with their experiences, opinions and questions.

RANT prides itself on being a completely sales-free zone and hence it is closed to security vendors and consultancies except for sponsorship. It aims to provoke participation and debate, and speakers at the RANT event are encouraged to discuss pertinent topics that engage our audience and stay true to the unique RANT vision.

The RANT event is held on the last Wednesday of every month in central London and quarterly in Manchester. Being a member of the RANT community is completely free, as are all of our events.


Chris Batten– Director


Simon Hember – Director


Tom Odams – Head of Sales & Service Development


Gemma Paterson – Head of Marketing & Operations


Galena Todorova – Events & Marketing Executive


Anna Krestjaninova – Events Co-ordinator

Andy O’Leary – Director of Strategy & Innovation, AT & T

Bharat Thakrar– Business/Cyber Resilience Lead, BT

Bryan Littlefair– CEO, Cambridge Cyber Advisers

Claire Sellick– Founder & MD, SmartLink Events

Gerry O’Neill– Risk, Security and Assurance Advisor

Keith Povey– Marketing Director EMEA, Optiv

Kevin Jones– VP, JP Morgan and Chase

Sandrijn Stead– CEO & Co-Founder, C View Technologies

Sian John– EMEA Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft

Simon Minton– Cloud Security | DevSecOps

RANT is a useful independent forum for discussing the pragmatic, real world issues of information security when working with the compromises of an organisation with changing priorities and resource constraints ...

A Regular RANT'er

I particularly enjoyed listening to Max from RBC, his insight into what can be a dry topic was funny and lighthearted

A new RANT Forum Attendee