Maintaining security after the rush to remote work




Hear from our expert panel as they reveal the key to staying secure while adapting to the ever changing landscape in 2020 and beyond.

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An unprecedented accelerator has brought about a new normal in which everyone is remote and everyone is mobile.

With cybercriminals keeping pace with this change everyone is also less secure.

Speed of mobilisation and staying operational have been the main focus for IT managers in recent weeks. However, if this is the new normal, it’s time to shift focus and start reviewing how Universities and Colleges can stay secure and protected from breaches in our new remote world.

Join this session and learn how some of the country’s leading Universities are approaching IT security for this new remote learning and working environment.

  • About the challenges leading universities faced in the shift to remote learning and working
  • The key cybersecurity concerns that are emerging as a result of the move to remote
  • What’s needed to keep students, staff, data and network secure in a remote world


Jonathan Monk, Director of IT, University of Dundee

Recently Jonathan has been focussed on realigning and improving both the IT delivery and digital core across the University including a significant restructure of service delivery, built on customer empathy and significant infrastructure modernisation. He is currently engaged in partnering with colleagues on an ambitious Digital Transformation programme.  

Ceri Davies

Having graduated from Cardiff University, in 2005 he returned to as the role Assistant Director of IT and Enterprise Architecture, with responsibility for the Business Analysis, IT & Enterprise Architecture and Technical Programme Management functions. Ceri is also a member of the University Senate, the governing body for academic matters.

Roger Harry, CEO, Circle IT

Roger has led the Cardiff headquartered business through huge growth to become one the largest IT projects and services suppliers in Wales. Seen as a thought leader and industry expert Roger has presented all over the world and can regularly be found presenting for companies including Dell EMC, Autotask and Datto.

Dmitriy Ayrapetov

Dmitriy is the Vice President of Platform Architecture at SonicWall. As a cybersecurity expert, he speaks at industry conferences including, RSA, Gartner Security Summit, Dell World and is a regular presence at SonicWall’s annual partner conferences. Dmitriy holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and a BA in Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley.


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