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Hundreds to Attend UK’s Largest Student-led Cybersecurity Conference

Ross Kelly


Abertay Cybersecurity

Keynote speakers include Nick Murison, head of software security services for Nordics and BeNeLux; and Abertay alum Michael Jack.

More than 350 delegates are expected to attend the Securi-Tay conference, making it the largest student-led cybersecurity conference in Britain.

The conference, which is organised by the Abertay Students Association’s Ethical Hacking Society, will feature a series of talks and workshops from a host of respected figures in the cybersecurity sector, as well as current students in the field.

Abertay is awash with activity in the cybersecurity field currently, having been announced to lead a new £11.7 million cybersecurity centre as part of the Tay Cites Deal earlier this year.

This year’s opening keynote speaker will be Nick Murison, head of software security services for Nordics and BeNeLux, within Synopsys’ Software Integrity Group.

Abertay alum, Michael Jack, will round off the one-day event, which is set to attract a host of large companies from the cybersecurity sector.

James McGoldrick, president of the Abertay Ethical Hacking Society, commented: “Securi-Tay is the culmination of a year of hard work, and we’re grateful to our sponsors and Abertay Students Association for the support they’ve given us along the way.

“I’m also grateful to our ethical hacking lecturers. Simply put, if it wasn’t for the course we wouldn’t be here organising this conference.”

McGoldrick added that whether delegates have an in-depth knowledge of cybersecurity or if they are a beginner, this year’s conference is open to people from all backgrounds.

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Elley Petrie, CEO of Abertay Students Association, said: “Year after year, Securi-Tay continues to grow, and that’s a real testament to our students.

“It’s not just a local, or even a national conference. People travel from across the world just to attend. It’s absolutely amazing.”

Welcome events will take place for delegates before the conference gets underway, and an after-party will also be held.

Ross Kelly

Staff Writer

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