August RANT Forum

29th August 2018


RANT is back with a classic forum sponsored by award-winning IT training company “Skillsoft”. The August RANT Forum will take place in a lovely new location – The Terrace Bar of The Doggett’s Coat and Badge. This great pub is located right in the heart of London by Blackfriars Bridge, with stunning panoramic views over the Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Skillsoft will be hosting a lively panel discussion on the popular, debatable topics of Security Awareness and Collaboration.

-Who or what is holding us back in reaching security utopia?
-Is the talent crisis impacting cybersecurity to the extent that analysts say it is or is it all hearsay?

95% of spear-phishing attacks are successful because of human error and although technology is improving, the time that threat actors remain undetected is increasing! At 175 days, EMEA is 74 days longer than the global current average of 101 days, which is already up from 99 in 2016.Clearly this is a people problem, but who’s to blame? Is it the tech providers, the wider organisation or a combination of both? We look forward to hearing your thoughts. Remember this is RANT, so don’t hold back on your thoughts and opinions!Given we have had a significant break from the London RANT Forums, we already have a lot of interest in this event, so we recommend registering now!

About RANT

The RANT Forums provide the opportunity for Disruptive Debate, Open Discussion & Networking for influential cybersecurity and information security professionals from end-user organisations. The panel talks are followed by a long, relaxed networking opportunity for all members to discuss and debate relevant Information Security related issues with like-minded individuals.

Launched over nine years ago, the RANT forums have become very popular and quickly become oversubscribed. The topics are always stimulating and controversial. The events are held under The Chatham House Rule and 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.

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The RANT Forums are typically held on the last Wednesday of every month in central London and quarterly in Manchester.

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  • 17:30 - 18:15
    Event Opens, Networking begins
  • 18:15 - 19:30
    RANT discussion begins
  • 19:30 - 19:35
    Prize draw announced
  • 19:40 - 21:25
    Food served and networking continues
  • 21:25 - 21:30
    Event Closes



1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 9UD, UK

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I have to say this was by far the best RANT Conference of them all! I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

A RANT Conference attendee

Thanks for the invitation, it was a great evening with some very interesting discussions. The excellent venue lived up to its impressive image and the food was very good with a good mix of options. The discussion topic was very appropriate, but also the spread of sectors presented also showed that it is quite a transversal topic for our industry. The vendor's knowledge on the topic was very good and thought-provoking. I'd like to be invited to similar RANT events in the future. Really good event, I really enjoyed it and the mix of people.

Dan Harris – CISO, AXA