Testimonials

What a fantastic week we had because of your conference!

Head of Cyber Crime Partnerships, Bank of America

It was fantastic and all the information and presentations were very informative and educational. Thank you for organising this, it is just mind opening.

IT Manager, Trinitas Academy Trust

Once again the eCrime & Cybersecurity Congress was both insightful and educational, providing great networking opportunities, allowing sharing from across verticals.

Head of Information & Cyber Security, McArthurGlen Group

Good to be back to an in-person meeting, great presentations and shared insights between fellow attendees.
 

Senior Information Security Consultant, Phoenix Group

While this eCrime was different, it was more valuable than ever, bringing my home-desk straight to the key topics, issues, speakers and solutions, to consider eCrime risks and controls in the New Normal! 

Snr IT Risk Manager IT Infra Assurance, Diligenta Limited

As a first time attendee at the e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress, I was very impressed with the range of speakers, the topics covered and the material they used. This year being a virtual Congress I was able to commit to attending with the knowledge that I could dip in and out during the 2 days should anything come up at work. As it happens I was able to attend almost all of it. The virtual platform utilised was very intuitive and ideal for this size of event. The presentations, live Q&A, downloadable resources, Vendor Stands etc were all very good and I had no technology connection issues. All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable event, professionally organised and facilitated and I will certainly recommend it to other Security Professionals. Thank you

Head of Information Security & Cyber Risk, Phoenix Group

I found the event highly relevant for the issues faced across the industry.  The ranges of topics and multiple viewpoints being discussed helped to confirm existing strategies, inform others underway and prompt further discussion.  Overall a good two days investment, congratulations to the AKJ team.

Principal Advisors, Mastercard

E-crime and Cyber congress 2021 is one of the best Cyber conferences on the UK circuit.  This year was a first being carried out remotely and very different to the normal 2 day event in person in London due to Covid 19.  I found this remote approach worked very well and there was a great selection of speakers available and some excellent educational seminars.  I also found the panel discussions very informative with a great selection of representative experts from their respective fields to provide a good and balanced view.  I also found the resources very useful and thought it was a great touch that you could pause a session if required and that it was also available for 20 mins or so after it started in case you needed to attend to another matter prior to attending.  Very good overall as ever, fingers crossed the mid-year review will be back in person again covid depending!!

Information Security Officer, North Group

Great job done by all involved. The virtual conference operated flawlessly given the variables of presentations given. I also enjoyed still having the ability to join with likeminded people, learn the challenges people are facing, or what is going right as well as of course the nod to the products out there. 

Security Consultancy Specialist Cyber Threat Management, BT

The e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress is a must for people within many areas of industry, as the speakers excellent, the content very relevant, the presentations fantastic, and the event excellent. I left feeling more informed and ready for new challenges.

Senior Manager Operational Risk (IT Risk)/Data Protection Officer, UBL

It was a well organised event and I very much enjoyed the presentations and educative sessions. Well done. I’d like to highlight the well balanced schedule with a good mix of themes and topics presented by a well selected group of specialists in their respective field. I am looking forward to attend future events.

Director, Governance & Risk, Commerzbank

In spite of the media coverage on the Covid-19 outbreak both globally and locally the e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress was very well-attended. This is a testament of AKJ organising a high quality event which is both topical and relevant to risk and cyber security professionals. The event provides ample opportunity to network with peers and vendors and the educational sessions provides more detailed information to the attendees on the specific topic of interest. As always this is one event which I make every effort to attend.

IT Security & Risk Officer, UBS

This was my third Congress. I enjoyed this well organised event, which always gives me fresh insights and ideas. I will definitely be back next year.

UK Data Protection Officer and Deputy Group DPO, Stonehage Fleming

The e-Crime Congress enables us to evaluate where we are as an organisation in relation to unfolding events. We are very conscious that our exposure is limited and that we can easily get out of step with the trends taking place in cybersecurity. We have gained great value from real life experiences, learning from others and the issues they faced. In the past event, with representatives from law enforcement and legal professionals were extremely useful. The event is also invaluable in providing a platform to meet other practitioners to share experiences and ideas that you simply cannot get elsewhere. I have managed to get several of my colleagues coming to these events and they all have quickly realised that the e-Crime Congress delivers so much more than other similar events. The breadth of topics covered and the technical level of detail provided is invaluable.

Senior Cyber Security Response Analyst, Canada Life

Excellent speakers and presentations with a very wide supplier participation, and opportunity to make and develop cross sector contacts.

Director of Performance and Portfolio, Metropolitan Police Service

For me the event was extremely useful in understanding where the vendor industry is going and to get insights into fellow professionals’ thinking on areas close to the Information Security Professional’s heart. Some really innovative approaches and the case studies really worthy of a seat!

Regional Information Security Officer EMEA, APAC and Japan, ION Group

A world class event, unrivalled networking opportunities within the global law enforcement and national security community. I have been coming for 10 years and look forward to the next 10 years.

CISO & CPO, Urban FT

The e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress events always stand out from other security events, providing a somewhat unique combination of pertinent and relevant main-hall seminar sessions, coupled with a choice of educational seminars throughout the day. In addition, the venue is ideally placed to provide a good cross section of vendors and provide all the facilities needed at an event such as this, where like-minded professionals can network. Often at e-crime & Cybersecurity congress events I can make those important contacts with industry peers as well as speak to more vendors in one place than I could otherwise, making these events well worth the time out of the office. Thought-provoking, up-to-date and valuable.

Group Info Sec Manager, WM Housing Group

The event was great. The speakers and presentations were of a very high standard compared to other events I have attended. The networking was above and beyond with so many companies and positions. The venue was in a great location and provided excellent catering for everyone to enjoy. I will recommend other security colleagues to attend in the future.

Security Architect Specialist, AIB

This was my first attendance at the event and as a non-technical IT person with my expertise in risk I found that there was great content, networking opportunities and thought provoking topics to make my attendance a very productive use of my time.

Head of Risk, Game

Great presenters, great topics, well picked vendors, great venue = great event.

Head of IT, The Ratcliffe Groves Partnership

I would like to congratulate AKJ Associates for organising an excellent congress. This well attended event is informative and highly relevant with well-chosen speakers and useful breakout sessions. Vendors are not overly aggressive and actually volunteer a lot of useful information. The facilities were equally excellent, if a little crowded on the first day, which is a testament to the value many companies find in the event. The wide variety of industry sectors represented was both refreshing and useful for the sharing of ‘war stories’. All in all a very satisfactory two days.

Head of I.S., Projects & PMO, Canada Life

I attended the 17th e-Crime and Cyber Security Congress and was very impressed by the quality of the content and speakers and level of attendance. There were very informative discussions and seminars on a wide range of topics including AML, Fraud, Cyber Security risks, AI and GDPR. 

Compliance Manager, BetConstruct

I have been attending for the last 5 years and this incarnation was the most beneficial yet. The Congress gives me the optimal balance of educational input, solution awareness and networking opportunity to keep me up-to-date with developments in the ever advancing cyber security landscape.

Group Fraud & Investigations Manager, Lyca Group of Companies

The congress was very informative, insightful and inspirational. It was encouraging knowing that the current challenges my company is facing isn’t an isolated issue but one that is experienced by many in the industry. Most of the speakers’ content addressed real times issues and concerns with cyber/ information security as well as offering solutions, tips and advice on how to tackle them. The organisers of this event were spectacular and ensured a smooth event. An all-round fantastic atmosphere to network with peers and see what vendors had to offer. Brilliant!

Information Security Advisor, ACCA

I would like to convey my thanks to you and all at AKJ Associates for hosting a well organised and highly informative event. The event not only gives the delegates the opportunity to learn about new technology and understand what other organisations are doing about cyber security and risk in different market sector but also enables them to identify gaps in the measures and framework implemented to deal with cyber threat and resilience in their own environment.

IT Security & Risk Officer, UBS

As always the event was well organised & informative covering current security best practice and research.  There were also opportunities to discuss how to better strengthen cyber security responses.

Deputy CEO and CTO, Internet Watch Foundation

The congress overall was excellent, with a wide range of topics being covered.  I was particularly impressed with the presentations on the second day and the topics that were covered, from Michael Stawasz at the US Dept of Justice covering hack back, to the view portrayed by fund investors given by David Sneyd, and for the presentation skills (as well as the content) of the presentation by Simon Wiseman.

Head of IT Audit – Crossrail TFL

It was a great event to listen to on what is happening in the security world. It was good to hear from different security product vendors, CISOs and government investigating agencies on managing Cyber Security. The lunch session was a great opportunity to speak and network with people on current challenges within the organisations and ongoing thought process. Overall a great event.

GRC Consultant, GSK

I was really impressed with the level of speakers and the subjects that were discussed.  A very well organised event which adds value to any business by providing relevant presentations by experienced speakers.  Personally the CybelAngel session highlighted to me the huge danger of data leaks and the critical threat to airport security as just an example – this really brought DLP to life!  A great few days which provided attendees with a wealth of knowledge and new key threats in the ever growing world of Cyber.  Well done to the organisers.

CSO Office – External engagement, Lloyds Banking Group

I find the event invaluable in knowing what threats businesses are facing up to and how I can defend against these. I always learn something new, either about a product or service that’s available or what I should be thinking of doing within my organization to improve our security posture.

IT Director & Group Information Security Officer, Augentius

One of the best conferences of this nature I’ve been to. The presentations were genuinely interesting and very varied in subject matter, the conference covered a wide array of approaches to security and highlighted most of the current hot issues. The vendors were well selected with a good balance of products and services. I’ll definitely attend again next year.

Head of IT, Boyes Turner LLP

I very much enjoyed the opportunity to hear from peers and specialists about the same issues many of us face. I always learn something new, whether that be a new approach to an old problem or an innovative approach to an emerging problem. It is always good to network with those facing similar situations and valuable contacts are often made.

Principal Systems Analyst Programmer, Amadeus Group

I’d like to thank you for allowing me to attend.  I learnt some good things from the vendors, which were my reasons for attending, i.e. to learn and understand what security products may/may not help our organisation.

IT Security Manager, BTL Group Ltd

Thanks again for inviting me to the great congress. I was thoroughly engaged and of course loved the environment, talks and seminars […] It was easy to network, for some reason it becomes a bit like a family gathering when you see people who previously attended the event, I personally love the mixture of tech and industry discussions, but the freedom to talk and converse with other delegates about experiences within their environment is key to making it such a great event. The beauty of this congress is that it’s not a forceful sale of any projects, it’s about discussion of the changing cybersecurity landscape within business, it gives you a great platform to be proactive instead of being reactive. My thanks to all the wonderful people at e-Crime and AKJ Associates.

Analyst Developer, University College London

e-Crime & Cyber Security Congress is one event that I try not to miss. The  topics presented are relevant and of good standard. The event is also excellent for networking with people from different industries/sectors and gaining knowledge from peers and vendors.

IT Security & Risk Officer, UBS

I am very happy to say that I enjoyed the event. The presentations I attended were informative and relevant, being just the right length to introduce the subjects and the salient points. I caught up with many ex-colleagues and associates, and had time to talk to several vendors. Overall this was an excellent event, with an easily accessible venue and provided many take-away points.

Information Security Consultant, Diligenta

This was the 2nd year I attended the e-crime & Cybersecurity Congress and I would not miss it again, it’s a brilliant forum for getting some perspective around your security posture whilst being able to appreciate we all have the same common enemy and goals.

IT Director, SevenC3

The event was excellent, very organised and very informative. I was also pleased to see the police, national fraud units, and other bureaus of intelligence sharing their threat intelligence.

Information Governance & Security Officer, HCA Healthcare

Thanks for another great year! Really enjoyed all the speakers and the value you get from the breakout sessions is tremendous. Nice to see a lot of focus being given to GDPR and its going to be interesting to see how it impacts industry in the up and coming months. Looking forward to future AKJ events and thank you again.

VP Cyber Risk, Barclays

Both days were exceptional and useful to my company and my progression within my new role.

Information Security Analyst, JD Sports

I have been attending E-Crime for 14 years. This year was absolutely excellent in my opinion with a great coverage from the Secret Service, FBI, NCA, Europol, vendors and other organisations. Some super presentations and networking opportunities within a really nice venue. Thank you once again.

Head of Information Security & Business Continuity- BCA

Thank you for a great conference, real quality presenters, presentations and content. The balance between information sharing, networking and selling very much met.

Information Security & Awareness Liaison Manager, M&G Group

A very well-organised, very interesting and highly informative event. The talks were top notch and industry-leading and set at a level as to not be 'excluding'. Without hesitation I can say that I am already looking forward to next year's event.

E-Commerce Security Engineer, Office Depot

A series of thought provoking presentations challenging the current operational paradigm, providing insight on a way forward that will enable business to adopt new approaches to ensure their data and I.P. is protected for their and their clients' benefit.

Tesco

I would like to thank you and AKJ Associates for hosting very informative event and the excellent hospitality extended to all the attendees.

Local Security Officer, UBS

I would like to say that we thoroughly enjoyed the event; the pre-event organisation was first class and the AKJ team were supportive. On the day everything ran like clockwork and we were pleasantly surprised to be overwhelmed with attendees to our presentation and the subsequent interest we received with visitors to our stand.

VP Alliances, Glasswall Solutions

Really interesting to hear about the state-of-the-art services being offered to help businesses protect their data.

Barrister, 3 Verulam Buildings

An impressive line up of speakers, an interesting range of subjects and good quality networking.

DMH Stallard

The event was one of the best I have attended so far out of the numerous events I attend every year. The AKJ staff were very helpful in guiding all attendees for different education seminars and did their best to make this press-free event a truly outstanding one. Attendees were the right mix of senior professionals from different industries, organisations, countries with their own specialisations and there was an ample amount of time reserved for networking over excellent lunch and tea breaks. All speakers were well known industry experts and were happy to share their knowledge and experiences. Overall - Easy sign-up process, very well organised with an amazing venue and brilliant speakers. Not to be missed, truly outstanding!

Information Security Architect, eBuyer.com

A excellent congress this year with subject matter experts providing the audience with up to date and pertinent intelligence on areas that we were all concerned about.

Intelligence Coordinator & Law Enforcement, Ministry of Defence

The E-Crime series always delves into key issues facing the industry, and this last event was no exception. The views from legal, technical, and business professionals are all presented with top speakers from a variety of industries.

Director, Information Security - Europe, Enterprise Holdings

I found it to be an extremely valuable source of information in the security space and to see what other organisations within finance and non-finance are doing in this space. The real life case studies and attacks being discussed were an eye opener. I would say if you’re in the security space, this is a MUST to attend.

Business Operation Risk, Man Group

Another well organised event with presentations and education addressing current issues and trends supported by actual use cases giving food for thought to take back into the workplace.

Barclays

There was a good mix of both technical and non-technical topics plus loads of key takeaways. The line-up was phenomenal. An excellent opportunity to network and gain valuable contacts from all different paths.

Compliance Officer- The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The 2 days were really useful to us as a company – thank you for all the efforts. Lots of great conversation, innovation and updates that will have our teams busy for a while to come! The break out seminar sessions sparked some great debate and we will certainly be attending again next year.

Head of IT & Security- CSTP CAST

As ever e-Crime Congress proved to be the best conference for me to go to.

Information Security Manager- Peabody

Many thanks! I found the Congress to be an excellent use of time and managed to learn a great deal from the many excellent speakers, especially in the breakout sessions which were particularly useful.

Cybercrime Intelligence Officer, City of London Police

I thoroughly enjoyed this conference with great speakers, programme, and excellent content

Executive Director Europe, The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center