Speaker

Katie McMillan

Katie McMillan

Manager, Security Advisory, Avanade | Security Professional | TechWomen100 Winner 2021

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Katie is a Cybersecurity enthusiast, strategist and an advocate for Women in Technology. As a CISSP certified professional with a background in Infrastructure, she is often sought out to develop and influence approaches to standards, produce security frameworks and influence security strategy.

As well as being Katie has led large Security driven Digital Transformation Programmes across multiple industries. This has included ISO 27001 certifications, rollout of Security Assurance frameworks, SDLC, SIEM, IDAM, Vulnerability Management and Threat Intelligence from legacy on prem to Public Cloud in both Azure and AWS. She has extensive knowledge and experience of Stakeholder management, bid response, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Essentials Plus, PCI DSS, GDPR, Business Continuity, Incident Management and Disaster Recovery.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Business & Management
  • Government, Social Sector & Education
  • Finance & Banking
  • Media & Information
  • Law & Regulation
  • Health & Medical

Topics

  • cybersecurity
  • cyber security
  • cybersecurity awareness
  • cybersecurity maturity model certification
  • Women in Cyber
  • Women in Technology
  • Security & Compliance
  • Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Azure Security
  • Application Security
  • Information Security
  • IT Security
  • Cloud App Security
  • Microsoft 365 Security
  • Office 365 Security
  • AWS Security
  • Enterprise Mobility and Security
  • Enterprise Security
  • Data Security
  • Women in Tech mentorship program
  • Women in Business
  • Cyber Lead
  • Cyber Security basics
  • Cyberthreats
  • cybercrime
  • cybersecurity compliance
  • Women in Tech
  • Women in Leadership
  • Women Empowerment
  • data protection
  • SDLC
  • secure development
  • human security

Don't be a Data Dummy: Protecting Your Bits and Bytes with Microsoft Purview and Sentinel

Get ready to lock down your data like the Tower of London! In this session, we'll be talking all about the human side of data security. Because let's face it, we humans can be pretty forgetful and complacent when it comes to keeping data safe. That makes us the biggest security gap in any organisation. But fear not, we're here to help you up your security game!

We'll be diving into the importance of having a strong human security strategy, and how training and education can make all the difference. Plus, we'll be showing you how to use Microsoft Purview and Sentinel to add layers of protection around your data, so you can rest easy knowing your information is in good hands.
• Understand the biggest threat to data security: human error
• Creating a culture of security with clear policies and procedures
• Microsoft Purview: a tool for tracking compliance and regulatory requirements
• Microsoft Sentinel: identifying potential security incidents and advanced features to detect and respond to insider threats

We'll be exploring why people are the biggest threat to data security and taking a closer look at how being too chill or forgetful can leave your data wide open for attacks. And let's be real, nobody wants to be the cause of a data breach.

We'll cover the importance of a human security strategy, we'll dive into Microsoft Sentinel and show you how it can be used to identify potential security incidents. Think of it like a security guard for your data, except it never sleeps.

Finally, we'll be checking out Microsoft Purview. This tool provides a unified view of your organization's data assets, so you can track compliance. It's like having a personal data guru on call 24/7.

By the end of this session, you'll have an understanding of the human side of data security, and you'll be armed with the knowledge and tools to create a super-strong security strategy that mitigates the risks associated with human error. So get ready to become a data security superhero!

Maximizing the Potential of Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal: Safeguarding Your Data

Welcome to an exciting and informative session on Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal and its game-changing impact on human security! In this session, we'll dive into the world of compliance and data governance, exploring how the Purview Compliance Portal is revolutionising the way organizations protect sensitive information and ensure regulatory compliance.

With data becoming an integral part of decision-making in today's digital age, it's critical to have the right tools and processes in place to protect data and prevent non-compliance with regulations like GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and others. The Purview Compliance Portal is an incredible solution that enables businesses to manage their data assets and govern data use effectively.

In this exciting session, we'll cover a range of topics, including:

- A deep dive into the Purview Compliance Portal: We'll explore how the tool works, its features, and how it can help businesses meet their compliance requirements.

- Discovering the risks of non-compliance: We'll examine the significant risks associated with non-compliance, such as financial penalties and reputational damage, and how the Purview Compliance Centre can help prevent them.

- Best practices for data governance: We'll discuss the best practices for data governance and how the Purview Compliance Centre can help organizations implement them effectively.

- Safeguarding human security: We'll focus on how compliance affects human security, protecting the privacy and security of employees and customers.

By the end of this session, you'll have a better understanding of the importance of compliance and data governance, and you'll have an exciting and revolutionary tool in your arsenal to help protect your data and ensure regulatory compliance. So, get ready to be inspired and informed as we explore the fascinating world of Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal!

Shield Your Code from Cyber Attacks: Discover Microsoft's Secure Development Secrets!

Are you tired of hearing about security breaches and cyber attacks affecting businesses and organizations? Want to learn how to build software that can stand up to even the most sophisticated attacks? Look no further than this exciting session on Microsoft Secure Development!

In this session, we'll take you on a journey through Microsoft's comprehensive approach to secure development. From threat modeling to testing and release, we'll cover every phase of the Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) and the security activities you should perform in each. We'll even show you specific tools and techniques that Microsoft recommends for building secure software, such as code analysis tools, security testing frameworks, and secure coding guidelines.

But that's not all! We'll also explore how to incorporate security into Agile and DevOps methodologies and the importance of continuous integration and delivery in maintaining secure software. With our dynamic and engaging presentation style, you won't even realize you're learning critical information that could save your organization from a devastating cyber attack.

Whether you're a developer, software engineer, or security professional, this session is a must-attend. So join us and learn how to build software that can withstand anything the world throws at it!

Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal: Protecting Your Data and Human Security

With data becoming an integral part of decision-making in today's digital age, it's critical to have the right tools and processes in place to protect data and prevent non-compliance with regulations like GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and others. The Purview Compliance Portal is an incredible solution that enables businesses to manage their data assets and govern data use effectively.

In this exciting session, we'll cover a range of topics, including:

- A deep dive into the Purview Compliance Portal: We'll explore how the tool works, its features, and how it can help businesses meet their compliance requirements.

- Discovering the risks of non-compliance: We'll examine the significant risks associated with non-compliance, such as financial penalties and reputational damage, and how the Purview Compliance Portal can help prevent them.

- Best practices for data governance: We'll discuss the best practices for data governance and how the Purview Compliance Portal can help organizations implement them effectively.

- Safeguarding human security: We'll focus on how compliance affects human security, protecting the privacy and security of employees and customers.

By the end of this session, you'll have a better understanding of the importance of compliance and data governance, and you'll have an exciting and revolutionary tool in your arsenal to help protect your data and ensure regulatory compliance. So, get ready to be inspired and informed as we explore the fascinating world of Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal!

Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women to Thrive in Cyber Security

Join us for a transformative discussion on bridging the gender gap in Cyber Security, where we'll:

- Challenge stereotypes and biases: Break down societal barriers that hinder women's representation and advancement in the technology industry.
- Brainstorm innovative solutions: Explore fresh and creative ideas to attract and retain more women in the field of Cyber Security.
- Foster a supportive network: Build a community that provides networking opportunities, mentorship, and collaboration to empower women in their professional journey.
- Promote equal opportunities: Advocate for equal access to education, training, and career advancement, ensuring a level playing field for all.
- Drive industry-wide change: Be part of a game-changing movement that revolutionizes the Cyber Security landscape, making it more inclusive, diverse, and representative.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to contribute to a future where women excel and lead in Cyber Security. Sign up now and help shape a more equitable and thriving industry. Together, we can break barriers and pave the way for a transformative future.

Leading the Change: Advocating for Diverse Leadership

In this pivotal session, we delve into the vital role of advocating for diverse leadership in driving organisational success and fostering inclusive cultures. As businesses increasingly recognise the value of diverse perspectives at the helm, it's essential to empower and elevate leaders from a wide range of backgrounds to create more innovative, resilient, and equitable organisations.

- Embracing Diversity in Leadership: Explore the compelling business case for diverse leadership teams, highlighting the advantages of varied perspectives, experiences, and expertise in driving strategic decision-making, innovation, and long-term growth.

- Overcoming Barriers to Diversity: Address the systemic barriers and biases that hinder the progression of underrepresented individuals into leadership roles. Discuss strategies for dismantling these barriers, including inclusive recruitment and promotion practices, mentorship programmes, and leadership development initiatives.

- Cultivating Inclusive Leadership: Examine the essential characteristics of inclusive leaders who prioritise equity, empathy, and collaboration in their leadership approach. Explore how inclusive leadership behaviours foster trust, engagement, and belonging among team members, driving performance and retention.

- Empowering Emerging Leaders: Recognise the importance of providing pathways for underrepresented talent to ascend into leadership roles. Explore strategies for identifying, nurturing, and supporting emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds through mentorship, sponsorship, training, and development opportunities.

- Leveraging the Power of Networks: Harness the collective influence of professional networks, affinity groups, and industry alliances to advocate for diverse leadership representation. Discuss how these networks can amplify the voices of underrepresented leaders, foster peer support, and drive systemic change within organisations and industries.

- Fostering Accountability and Commitment: Stress the importance of holding leaders and organisations accountable for advancing diversity and inclusion goals. Explore mechanisms for measuring progress, setting clear objectives, and embedding diversity and inclusion metrics into leadership performance evaluations and organisational goals.

Join us for an enlightening and empowering session as we explore the imperative of advocating for diverse leadership in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. Whether you're a current or aspiring leader, HR professional, or diversity advocate, this session offers actionable insights and strategies to drive meaningful change and create more inclusive and equitable leadership ecosystems.

Scottish Summit 2023 Sessionize Event

August 2023 Manchester, United Kingdom

Katie McMillan

Manager, Security Advisory, Avanade | Security Professional | TechWomen100 Winner 2021

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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