Human Activated Risk Summit

Virtual event  Available On-Demand

Cyber security expectations vs. reality.

Cut through the hype on key topics, including AI, defense in depth, and security awareness training. 


The reality of reducing human activated risk

Presented by Tony Pepper

People are involved in 85% of data breaches.* Reducing human activated risk is mission critical – but it can be difficult to cut through the cybersecurity industry’s unrealistic expectations of how this problem can be solved. In this session, Egress CEO Tony Pepper will talk about the reality of reducing human activated risk by putting people front and center of the solution.

*Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

Tony Pepper, Egress

Is the cyber security industry selling snake oil?

Presented by Carol Meyers, Keith Price, Clint Poole, and Robin Bell

The cyber security industry is a hotbed of start-ups bringing technologies to market that solve the complex problems created by the rapidly evolving threat landscape. But these vendors often struggle to articulate how their technology works, instead resorting to marketing buzzwords, hype, and unsubstantiated claims.

This session will explore how cyber technology buyers can navigate the market and cut through the hype.

Carol Meyers, Glasswing Ventures
Keith Price, Decipher Cyber Jenny
Clint Poole, Egress
Robin Bell, Egress

Cutting through the hype of artificial intelligence in cyber security 

Presented by Jack Chapman, and Andrew F2

Cyber Technology Track: Session 1

Many branches of AI are used in cyber security solutions, including machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision. But what do these terms mean, and are the technologies useful – or even a reality? With vendors presenting AI as a black box solution to today’s sophisticated threats, it can be difficult to tell.

Join this session to gain an insight into the common AI technologies used in cyber and the questions your need to ask the vendors touting them.

Jack Chapman, Egress
Guest speaker, NCSC

Cyber insurance: Lessons learned from post-breach reality

Presented by Meg Ryan, and Tony Pepper

Cyber Strategy Track: Session 1

CISOs and Security teams are constantly preparing for the unexpected, as they can’t know what the exact post-breach reality looks like until it happens. In this session, Megan Ryan, Hiscox Insurance, will share her insights into cyber insurance and remediation trends, particularly how they’ve seen post-breach reality differ to original expectations.

With short and long-tail costs impacting operational resilience, this session will provide actionable insights into the changes you can make today to minimize your future risk and improve your cyber resilience.

Megan Ryan, Hiscox Insurance
Tony Pepper, Egress

The security of artificial intelligence

Presented by Jack Chapman

Cyber Technology Track: Session 2

AI is touching all our lives, across numerous applications, including cyber security. But is AI itself secure? Like any technology, it presents an attack surface, so you need to understand it to understand the risk associated with it.

With many vendors presenting AI as a black box solution, how do you qualify that risk? This session help answer that question and include practical demonstrations of how AI can be subverted.

Jack Chapman, Egress

The personal impact of a ransomware attack

Presented by Lisa Forte

Cyber Strategy Track: Session 2

When the worst happens, it is your people who have to manage the crisis, make decisions, and put out statements. It is your people who have to handle complaints, deal with the warzone that is social media, and work to keep as many operations going as possible. Human beings make mistakes under pressure. Our cognitive processes get suppressed and without training and practice, we can easily make wrong decisions.

In this talk, we will look at the real-world reality of a ransomware attack and how it is the humans you employ who can make this a success or a failure to be cited in infosec talks forever more.

Lisa Forte, Red Goat Cyber Security LLP

Leapfrog from SA&T compliance-as-a-strategy, to actual behavior & culture change  

Presented by Jinan Budge, and Duncan Mills

Security remains plagued with the legacy of compliance-driven, security awareness & training tools and methods. As more transformational security and tech leaders and vendors realize the importance of the human element, and the ineffectiveness of how we are addressing human related challenges, we will start to move towards behavior and culture change. Use security awareness and training to not just train people for the sake of training them and foster real action.

Join this session to:

  • Get a view of future security awareness & training
  • Understand where to invest your SA&T resources
  • Learn how to disrupt the status quo to reach actual outcomes of behavior & culture change
Jinan Budge, Forrester
Duncan Mills, Egress

Egress Security Center: The benefits of taking a holistic approach to email security

Presented by Duncan Mills, and Steve Malone

The Egress Security Center is the realization of Egress’ vision to integrate inbound and outbound email security. It extends the backend integration of the Intelligent Security Platform to a single management interface.

Join Egress’ product leaders, who will talk to the value that can be realized from having a holistic view of human activated risk introduced by both inbound and outbound email.

Steve Malone, Egress
Duncan Mills, Egress

Report: How to separate cybersecurity hype from reality

This report aims to help buyers cut through some of the marketing buzzwords, hype, and unsubstantiated claims. We’ll use first-hand data from 800 IT leaders and expert industry insight to walk you through the expectations and reality of several hot topics in the cybersecurity industry.
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Meet our presenters 

Jinan Budge

VP, Principle Analyst, Forrester

Jinan leads Forrester’s security and risk research in Asia Pacific. Jinan’s research focuses on enabling chief information security officers (CISOs) and technology executives to lead a high-performing security organization and culture. Jinan globally leads Forrester’s awareness, behavior, and culture coverage, using strategic and innovating thinking to shape the market. Jinan is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion in security. She focuses on ensuring that cybersecurity teams not only attract but also retain the best talent, and she brings a local and global perspective and cultural lens to her research and practice.

Andrew F2


Andrew is Senior Security Research at the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). NCSC provides cyber security guidance and support helping to make the UK the safest place to live and work online. Part of GCHQ, the UK Government’s intelligence and security organization, NCSC supports the most critical organisations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs as well as the general public. When incidents do occur, we provide effective incident response to minimise harm to the UK, help with recovery, and learn lessons for the future.

Lisa Forte

Partner, Red Goat Cyber Security LLP

Lisa Forte is an expert in the human side of cyber security and social engineering. In 2018 she won the ‘Top 100 Women in Tech Awards’, recognizing her achievements and contributions to the cyber security industry. Lisa began her career in counter-terrorism intelligence for a UK Government agency before moving into one of the UK Police Cyber-Crime Units. In 2017, Lisa founded Red Goat Cyber Security LLP.

Meg Ryan

Cyber Underwriting Manager, Hiscox UK

Meg Ryan, is the Cyber Underwriting Manager for Hiscox UK, responsible for the profit and loss of the class of business. She is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, holds active cyber security qualifications and is a Women in Insurance (Young Insurance Woman of the Year Award) nominee. Having written cyber covers since 2002, Hiscox have around 20,000 cyber customers and are one of the leading cyber insurance carriers in the UK market.

Keith Price

Head of Information Security, Envision Pharma Group

Keith has 30 years of industry experience across 22 countries and various sectors. He currently provides executive and board advisory services and serves as a NED for cyber startups. He is an avid mentor to students, military veterans, and anyone who is looking to transition into the cybersecurity profession.

Carol Meyers

Venture Partner, Glasswing Ventures

Carol Meyers is a venture partner at Glasswing Ventures, funding early-stage entrepreneurs innovating in cybersecurity and AI. Prior to Glasswing, Meyers served as chief marketing officer of Rapid7 for 8 years. Today, she serves as an independent board director or advisor for public and private companies including Markforged, Rewind, Cobalt, Deepwatch, Ketch, and TidalSecurity, among others.

Tony Pepper

CEO, Egress

Co-founder of Egress Software Technologies, Tony currently serves as CEO, overseeing all aspects of the business growth and innovation. Prior to Egress, Tony held executive management positions at Reflex Magnetics, Pointsec Mobile Technologies, and Check Point Software Technologies. A frequent technology and industry speaker, Tony holds a Bachelor of Politics degree, a Software Engineering Master’s and is a certified BCS Fellow.

Robin Bell

CISO, Egress

As CISO, Robin Bell is tasked with expanding the Egress security operations at pace with its rapid growth. Partnering with customers across highly regulated industries and critical infrastructure, Robin focuses on building a culture of cyber resilience during this period of heightened risk. Robin joined Egress in 2019, and prior to this, he served as Head of Application Services Group at Vodafone and was responsible for delivering and managing NHSMail - one of the largest on-premise deployments of Microsoft exchange in the world, which has subsequently migrated to Microsoft 365.

Clint Poole

CMO, Egress

Chief Marketing Officer at Egress, Clint is a global marketing leader with a passion for developing growth strategies that align the organization with customer needs and market trends. He has a unique blend of experience, working with both private-equity-backed growth companies and mid-sized public companies.

Jack Chapman

VP of Threat Intelligence, Egress

Jack Chapman is an experienced cybersecurity expert and serves as VP of Threat Intelligence at Egress, where he is tasked with deeply understanding the evolving cyber-threat landscape to remain one step ahead of cybercriminals. Prior to Egress, Jack co-founded anti-phishing company Aquilai and served as their Chief Technology Officer, working closely with the UK’s intelligence and cyber agency GCHQ to develop cutting-edge product capabilities. Aquilai was acquired by Egress in 2021.

Steve Malone

VP of Product Management, Egress

Working closely with all areas of the organization, Steve is focused on taking Egress’ vision to reality, bringing new security products and service innovations to our customers to reduce cyber risk. Steve is a passionate advocate for security in technology with over 20 years spent in technology and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Egress, Steve held senior product leadership positions and leadership roles at Mimecast and InfoSec Technologies, as well as technical positions in several other global organizations.

Duncan Mills

Senior Director Global Market Strategy, Egress

Duncan has over 20 years of experience of cyber security markets and technologies, focused primarily on the email, web and endpoint spaces. He has led product and market strategy for large market leaders, including Kaspersky and Symantec, as well as several start-ups. Duncan recently joined Egress from Mimecast where he led product marketing for their core email security portfolio.