About the event

  • Date - 6th Sep 2018
  • Location - Gartmore House, 8 Fenchurch Place, London EC3M 4PB

Minimising the impact of incidents – whether from cyber-attacks, power cuts or hardware failure – is a key objective of the NIS Regulation. Understanding and managing the security risks to networks and information systems from dependencies on external suppliers is an important part of that.

Our event will look to introduce the NIS Regulation, help to clarify the what an Operator of Essential Services (OES) is and how to secure your supply chain. This is a great opportunity to get a step ahead in your compliance.


Networking and Breakfast

Meet and greet from our hosts Gemserv. Enjoy a selection of pastries, coffee, teas & biscuits .


Ian Davis Head of Information Security at Gemserv

Ian is a highly experienced information security and business continuity consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the design, implementation and management of information security projects across diverse sectors.

He is responsible for the development of the information security practice of Gemserv Ltd following the integration of Red Island Consulting into the Gemserv consultancy practice. Ian is responsible for leading all major information security projects including:

  • Republic of Ireland National Smart Metering Programme (NSMP) – Conducted an end-to-end risk assessment of the infrastructure planned to support the NSMP followed by the production of industry wide security requirements for smart metring infrastructure ranging from meters to distribution networks.
  • TBC Bank (Republic of Georgia) – Implementation of an ISO 22301 compliant Business Continuity Management System culminating in a full scale continuity exercise observed by the national regulator.

  • A client side view on NIS from Associate British Ports

    Ewan Duncan - Group Head of Security at Associated British Ports

    Senior Executive and acknowledged authority on security and corporate intelligence across all sectors. A distinguished military and corporate career (concurrent with 'third sector' voluntary roles) built upon knowledge, expertise and an international cultural understanding. Led multi-functional teams across the globe, delivering programmes for a FTSE top 10 international FMCG; physical and technical security methods; recently programme managed a range of projects - procurement, cyber security, GDPR (Certified DPO) readiness. Respected for integrity and judgment; known for trusted delivery and accountability. Well-travelled retaining an extensive international network. Consistently meets business targets exploiting innovation and intellect; same in managing risk within high-pressure/high-tempo environments. Consistently delivered in the most demanding of environments. Retains an acute understanding of international political and security affairs. Founder - Business Intelligence and Corporate Security consultancy.

    What is in scope for an OES

    The extent and complexity of the supply chain

    Meeting summary and next steps