South West Branch
Welcome to the website for the South West branch of the BCS (British Computer Society). This is one of the largest geographical branches covering all of Devon and Cornwall, specifically the postal codes EX, PL, TQ, TR. The Branch has about 1000 members.
Our monthly meetings are generally held between October and May. Events are usually held in either Plymouth or Exeter, there is no charge (unless indicated) and everyone is welcome.
Acuity Risk Management has been designing, developing and supplying Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) software solutions since 2005, leading to our flagship STREAM V3 product released in 2013.
Over this period, our customers’ needs have changed considerably, from point solutions to support initiatives such as ISO 27001 compliance/certification, to implementing Integrated Management Systems across a complex organisation covering information security, business continuity, quality, environmental and health and safety management.
In this presentation Richard Mayall (Partner with Acuity Risk Management), will demonstrate how a wide variety of risk and compliance activities can be brought together into an Integrated Management system, for example: ISO 27001 and PCI DSS for information security management; COBIT and ITIL / ISO 20000 for IT and service management; BS 25999 / ISO 22301 for business continuity management; ISO 9001 for product/service quality management; ISO 14001 for environment management; ISO 18000 for occupational health and safety management.
Illustrated through the use of STREAM, the talk will cover the key elements of an effective integrated management system (IMS) involving multiple control standards and how to create an asset based approach, and the benefits which this gives.
About the speaker
Richard has 30 years’ experience in high assurance real-time software engineering, information security and risk management. Before establishing Acuity in 2005, Richard led the information security consultancy practice at Siemens Insight Consulting, having developed the company’s ISO 27001 information security and risk management services and methods over many years. Under Richard’s technical leadership, Acuity developed and evolved the STREAM Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) product from proof of concept to deployed solution within two years. Richard manages STREAM's product design, development, documentation and testing. He advises on all aspects of STREAM technical deployment and interfacing with monitoring systems, including installation, SQL Server configuration and secure operation, integration with Active Directory, Systems Centre Configuration Manager and various virtualisation technologies.
Outside Acuity, Richard is a guest lecturer at the University of London for their Information Security Master of Science programme.
Branch members may be interested in an event jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, and supported by the south west branches of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT and the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and the South West WARP.
Justin Turner is this year''s winner of the British Computer Society SW Branch Prize. It is awarded to the best student at the University of Exeter, studying a computer Science programme for best academic performance.
4 June 2013, at BCS Office in central London.
This is the eighth conference run by BCS CMSG
This is the premier UK event on Change, Release and Configuration Management for ITIL and Service Management and throughout the application lifecycle – the BCS CMSG has a successful track record of previous events.
SW Branch members may be interested in the lecture by Eugene Kaspersky which is being hosted at the University in April…