OWASP Newcastle August meetup


This is an online only event. The stream will start around 1900.

Running order:

1900 - OWASP Newcastle Welcome
Talk one - North East Cyber Crime Unit - Overview
Talk two - SIEM Engineering

Talk overviews:

Our third event of 2021 (and hopefully our last only virtual one) and we’re delighted to present to you our August event. We have one confirmed talk, with a second to be finalised. Adam Pickering will also be talking about an escape room, but with a cyber security twist from CGI.

Talk 1

Title: North East Cyber Crime Unit - Overview

Speaker Bio:

Since joining the Northumbria Police Specialist Cyber Crime Investigation Team in December 2018 I have completed training in CISMP, CompTIA Security+and Cyber Essentials. My primary role is to engage with businesses and communities in the Northumbria Police area, providing advice and guidance in the form of presentations, workshops and webinars. In addition, I provide personalised, one-to-one support to victims of cyber crime and am the Lead Coordinator of the free Vulnerability Assessment Service which the North East Protect Network provides to businesses in the Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland Police areas.

Talk synopsis:

* Introduction to the team and the National Cyber Security Project
* The current threat landscape – Ransomware & current stats
* An overview of the free services we offer, the service catalogue and the new North East Region Cyber Crime Unit website:
* The Shodan Project
* Signposting to free resources on the NCSC website.

Talk 2

Title: SIEM Engineering


Kimberley Hendry is a Cybersecurity Engineer at Th4ts3cur1ty.company and the co-lead of the North-East chapter of the Ladies Hacking Society. She works with SME's to improve their cyber defence through visibility and monitoring and is passionate about simplifying cybersecurity with the aim to make everyone safer.


What is a SIEM and what analysts do with them to help protect a business.

You can also join our Google Group which is how we'll be sending out emails to events and is also going to be used as a forum for discussion.