Human Factors in Information Security
An Inaugural Conference
22-24 February 2010, Church house Conference Centre, Westminster, London
View the programme here

Presentations from the Human Factors in Information Security are now available online

We are pleased to announce that we now offer online access to 23 high quality webcasts from the Inaugural Human Factors in Information Security Conference.

Register today to access high-quality webcasts from the Inaugural Human Factors in Information Security Conference.

Data security breaches have surfaced with increased regularity over the past years. Financial losses due to cybercrime continue to grow. Credit Card fraud, the theft of customer information, identity theft, social engineering, software piracy these are all on the increase.

Simple human error, ignorance or omission are nearly always at the root of many of these data breaches and e-crimes. In nearly every case there was no technical defence that would have prevented them. The damage to the public’s confidence in the ability or enthusiasm of any organisation – public or private, large or small - to protect personal and financial data is immense.

Despite the vast sums of money spent, IT systems at all levels and within most organisations remain inherently vulnerable to even the most basic of security and fraud weaknesses and vulnerabilities. This is because we have focused almost entirely on the technology. We have not attended in any way to the most fragile element – our people.

The human aspects of security and fraud prevention need to be promoted to their rightful place alongside the technical solutions. We must harness the support and assistance of every one of our employees and customers. We must ensure honesty and integrity is paramount alongside effective communication and understanding of what is required of them in their everyday behaviour in order to handle information in all its forms in a safe and secure manner. Unless we do this, our data security and e-crime defences will never be complete.

Who should view the virtual conference?

This conference aims to bring together people from the corporate, governmental and academic sectors:

  • Senior Information Risk Owners (SIROs)
  • Chief Information Officers/Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Security Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Senior business managers/decision makers
  • Researchers
  • Technical specialists
  • Security course managers/department heads
  • Heads of information assurance & security
  • Chief Procurement Officers
  • VPs, heads, directors, managers of: compliance; fraud; e-commerce; privacy; governance; facilities; HR; communications; facility; audit; data protection; disaster recovery; IT manufacturers and suppliers; IT security products vendors; IT security services providers; consultancies
The Supporting Journal
Information Security Technical Report is a quarterly technical report, focused on a specific topic. It is aimed at senior information security managers, who need to gain a better understanding of current information security issues and solutions, and provides 'off-the shelf' consultancy from professional researchers and practitioners. The main objective of the report is to provide a balanced, impartial, up to date, and authoritative view of specific topics within the information security arena. The report is a joint venture between Elsevier and the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London.
An Inaugural Conference