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Perthshire Talks – threats & hacking

September 6, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:10 pm


Come along to this event designed to make you more aware of current real life threats and what to do in these situation and how to better protect your business from digital threats.

Registration for this event opens at 9.30am with bacon rolls, tea & coffee on arrival and time to network with local industry contacts before the event starts at 10.00am.

Join in the conversation online using #PTPevent – share with other businesses and tell people you are coming along!

This FREE event is open to all tourism businesses across Perthshire from accommodation providers to visitor attractions, big or small.


9.30am – Registration

10.00am – Welcome and introductions

10.10am – Project Griffin – Mark Irwin, Police Scotland, Counter Terrorism Security Adviser

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the threat of a terrorist attack by reporting suspicious behaviour, but crucially, those working in crowded places can play a key role in the fight against terrorism. They can increase their awareness of the threat, learning how to better protect themselves, staff, and the community.

The aim is to allow managers and staff, from businesses of all sizes, a better understanding of the current threat, and know what to do if they find themselves involved at the scene of a terrorist incident, or if they should witness the preparations for a future attack.

11.10am – Refreshment break

11.20am – Hacking your way to security – Colin McLean, Abertay University, Lecturer of Ethical Hacking

In 2006, Colin developed the BSc in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University – the world’s first undergraduate degree with the word “hacking” in the title. In 2015, Colin was listed in the Top 100 people driving the digital agenda in Scotland by Holyrood magazine.

How secure is your business from hackers? How would hackers attack your company? This session will briefly look at the statistics of company security and then practically examine some methods that could be used by a malicious hacker to break into your systems. More importantly Colin will examine what you can do to stop it.

11.50am – So, what do our visitors think? – Matthew Quinn, VisitScotland, Senior Insight Analyst

To wrap up the morning, Matthew Quinn will explore our international visitors’ travel patterns and consumer sentiment about Scotland.

12.10 – End

*This event is delivered by VisitScotland in conjunction with Perth & Kinross Council on behalf of the Perthshire Tourism Partnership.


September 6, 2017
9:30 am - 12:10 pm


Suzanne Cumiskey


Perth Concert Hall
Norie Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall United Kingdom + Google Map