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International Cybersecurity Forum
INTERNATIONAL CYBERSECURITY FORUM
January 22-23, 2019
The International Cybersecurity Forum is a platform aiming at promoting a pan-european vision of cybersecurity as well as to strengthen the fight against cybercrime. In line with the digital single market and data protection regulation, the FIC became THE reference event, bringing together all major...

The Future of Cyber Security Manchester
THE FUTURE OF CYBER SECURITY MANCHESTER
January 24-24, 2019
Cyber security at the top of the agenda as the attack landscape widens. Cyber-attacks are diversifying, putting businesses at increasing risk. In 2017, multiple ransomware attacks such as the Wannacry cryptoworm that hit the NHS demanded bitcoins in exchange for the release of data. This is now evol...

Accenture


Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 336,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014.

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EVENTS

International Cybersecurity Forum
INTERNATIONAL CYBERSECURITY FORUM
January 22-23, 2019
The International Cybersecurity Forum is a platform aiming at promoting a pan-european vision of cybersecurity as well as to strengthen the fight against cybercrime. In line with the digital single market and data protection regulation, the FIC became THE reference event, bringing together all major...

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THE FUTURE OF CYBER SECURITY MANCHESTER
January 24-24, 2019
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