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Scotland’s largest cyber-security conference held at Abertay

25 February 2016

Scotland’s largest cyber-security conference, which is entirely organised by Ethical Hacking students, is taking place at Abertay University this week (26 and 27 February).

Securi-Tay V is the fifth such annual event, and this year is bigger than ever being spread over two days instead of just one in previous years.

Around 300 students and experts from all areas of the digital security industry will converge on Abertay University tomorrow (Friday 26 February), from organisations in education, industry and law enforcement.

Securi-Tay is unique in the UK as the only student-led conference of its type, run by the Abertay Ethical Hacking Society.

This year’s event will be discussing the latest security threats and issues, including making mobile technology more secure, improving password generation and protection, forensic analysis of computer memory, and serious organized online crime.

There will also be live demonstrations and practical sessions on the latest hacking and security testing procedures.

Sponsors of Securi-Tay V include industry leading security firms NCC Group and Tenable Network Security, as well as technology firms BT and Portcullis/Cisco, and cyber-security consultancies Context and MWR InfoSecurity.

Jamie Smith, President of Abertay Ethical Hacking Society, said: “Securi-Tay is now well established as a key fixture on the information security calendar, attracting companies interesting in speaking and recruiting the best graduates.

“We’re delighted to be able to build on this for 2016 and extend the conference over two days, allowing much more discussion of the major issues facing the industry.”

Colin McLean, Programme Tutor and creator of the UK’s first Ethical Hacking degree at Abertay, added: “There is high demand for our highly skilled Ethical Hacking graduates, resulting in many securing job offers from major companies well before they complete their studies.

“Information security is a critical part of running a successful business and in safeguarding the UK against cyber terrorists and malicious hackers. It has never been more important to train people in these skills, and the students organising Securi-Tay have once again done a great job attracting internationally renowned speakers and sponsors.”

For more information on the topics and speakers, please visit the Securi-Tay website.

Securi-Tay is supported by gold sponsors NCC Group and Tenable Network Security, after party sponsor Portcullis/Cisco, silver sponsors BT, Pentest Limited, and Context, and bronze sponsors MWR InfoSecurity and Abertay University.

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