Cyber X and RANT Forum+

26th February 2019
Registration closed


The RANT Forum+  combines an afternoon of educational presentations and workshops followed by a typical RANT Forum after 5pm, in a great new venue in the City, hosted by our valued partners, Optiv.

Transformative Cybersecurity – How does cybersecurity actually make a difference?

Please join us for an evening of open and informative conversation around transformative cybersecurity and how it makes a difference.  Optiv will launch its newest security research, focusing on exploding the myth that cybersecurity can only run to keep up, while never actually taking a leap forward.

Are organisations delivering traditional or transformative cybersecurity? We asked over 100 CISOs to share with us what has really worked to change their risk posture and what was just a stop-gap measure. The results promise to be eye-opening.

At this event, we will explore how to optimise and communicate the value of your cybersecurity program, now and in the future.


About RANT Forums

RANT Forums are typically held in Pubs around the City and provide a relaxed environment for disruptive debate, open discussion & networking for influential cybersecurity and information security professionals from end-user organisations. The panel talks are followed by a relaxed networking opportunity for all members to discuss and debate relevant Information Security issues with like-minded individuals.  Launched over ten years ago, the RANT Forums have become very popular and quickly become oversubscribed. The topics are always stimulating and controversial and are held under The Chatham House Rule. They are the perfect opportunity for the InfoSec community to talk about the real issues the industry faces and freely share their own experiences and opinions throughout the discussions and the networking.


Cyber X and RANT Forum+

  • 17:00 - 17:15
    Registration & Welcome Reception
  • 17:15 - 17:20
  • 17:20 - 17:50
    CISO Research Analysis Launch
  • 17:50 - 18:20
    Optiv Showcase

    Security as an Accelerator for Digital Transformation

    Organisations embracing digital transformation are disrupting industries by out innovating competitors, winning new customers and stealing market share. Too often security is an afterthought and CISOs are frequently disregarded as detractors from business goals. Join Symantec as we discuss security as a differentiator and share our insights on how security can positively enable digital transformation.

    Are You Truly Ready for Digital Transformation?

    Organisations starting out on their journey of digital transformation often overlook the impact of inadequate identity and access controls. This presentation will discuss how effective Identity Governance can help to prepare your enterprise to embrace the transition, reduce the risk of unnecessary information exposure and ensure a safe, secure and managed outcome.

  • 18:20 - 19:00
    Networking break

    As you retire to the central bar following the intriguing presentations from Optiv and their partners, enjoy the drinks and canapés (yes, you read that right, RANT are doing Canapés!) Tom will call you when we are ready to start RANTing.

  • 19:00 - 19:05
    Welcome to RANT Forum

    Grab your drinks from the bar, step two paces to your left and find yourself ready to RANT. Be prepared to question and challenge our expert panel.


  • 19:05 - 19:20
    RANT Panel discussion - Top Five Things not to do in your first 90 days as a CISO - The lessons learnt from 3 of the industry's finest

    Join our panel of 3 as they teach us some very valuable lessons on their early journey of CISO life.

  • 19:20 - 19:45
    Group discussion / debate
  • 19:45 - 21:00
    Networking reception
  • 21:00 - 21:00
    Event Close


LABS House

15-19 Bloomsbury Way

Are you interested in sponsoring?

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forum sponsor

Great atmosphere and great conversation sparked by the RANT topic, irrespective of whether the speakers manage to hold their own or get demolished by the audience!

Paul Green, a regular RANT attendee

The other participants all seemed to be there to discuss, share and gain experience and it was refreshing that it didn't feel like anybody was showing off.

A RANT Conference attendee