Disruptive Debate, Open Discussion & Networking for influential cybersecurity and information security professionals from end-user 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.
Questions? We’ve got the answers:
What is RANT? What’s the angle?
The RANT Forum provides a unique platform for the Information Security community to discuss pertinent and controversial industry topics that encourage participation and controversial debate. All RANT Events operate under the Chatham House Rule. It’s an opportunity for everyone to voice their opinions, views and suggestions throughout the talk in a relaxed environment and to network with like-minded professionals. You can have a beer on us too!
RANT sounds awesome and I want to contribute! How do I do it?
That’s great! We are always looking for interesting speakers, partners, sponsors and ideas to help our community to continue to grow. Just grab one of the team or drop an email to email@example.com so we can discuss things further.
What are your entry requirements?
RANT is a community of information security professionals who work at end-user organisations, so no vendors or consultancies please!
This sounds like a good event but I don’t know anyone!
We know how difficult it can be to start a conversation with people you don’t know, we’ve all been there.
But don’t worry, everyone attends our events to achieve the same goal: to talk about the industry, meet new people, and partake in a beer or two en route to said goal.
We encourage you to grab one of the RANT team and we’ll do our best to introduce you to people who we think might interest you. If It’s your first time or you don’t know anyone, just let one of the team know prior to the event or at the front desk when you arrive. Or just shout “Tom!” loud enough and he will come and find you.
We’ve been running these types of event for 10 years now and we’re quite proud of the community we’ve managed to build up over the years. We’re certain you’ll find the quality of the networking you can achieve at a RANT event unparalleled and a great way to dive deeper into the industry with your peers.
What if I’ve registered but can’t come/want to send someone in my place?
Don’t worry if you can’t make it, just let us know! Likewise, if you want to send someone in your place. Just make sure they meet our entry requirements.
Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?
We have a top-of-the-range delegate tracking system, (clipboard and pen), so all we need is your name and you’re good to go!
Who can I contact with questions?
Tom or Gemma can help:
firstname.lastname@example.org – Sales Enquiries
email@example.com – Speaking or Operational Enquiries