Infosecurity Europe 2008

It will be very interesting to see what’s new at Infosecurity Europe this year. It starts tomorrow and continues through three days of intensive networking, presentations, lunches, receptions and dinners. For those that are not impressed by the regular stands there are many private sessions, such as the legendary Portcullis stand in the pub across the road.

I have to admit that I’ve been a little disappointed in recent years. This gathering is the number one event in my book. It should be the smartest and most thought provoking of all of the international security conferences. London has the highest concentration of top CISOs in the World. Most will be attending and many are presenting. There’s should be plenty of thought leadership and innovation.

Infosecurity doesn’t suffer from the heavy vendor spin of the RSA conferences. The programme is a reasonable balance of user and vendor perspectives. And we have lots of top gurus in town, including Bruce Schneier.

Let’s hope it will set the scene for the Year. I’ll be there for the duration. I’m certainly looking forward to connecting with my friends and forging new partnerships.