Ste Watts

Head of Security Operations, Aldermore Bank

Ste Watts, Head of Security Operations, Aldermore Bank has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, the majority of which have been spent in information security.

Working primarily in the finance and critical national infrastructure sectors, Ste’s previous roles include VP Cyber Threat Intelligence and VP Incident Response for Bank of America. Specialising in security operations, cyber threat intelligence and incident response, Ste has dealt with a plethora of incidents including DDoS attacks, malware infections, software vulnerabilities, third party risk and insider threat.

A member of the EC-Council’s Global Advisory Board for Incident Response, Ste’s role is to help to build capacity and create awareness among businesses, government and citizens in the field of cyber incident response.

My Sessions

You’ve Been Breached! Now What?

What are the key steps to effectively deal with a security breach? Join this session for a step-by-step guide to incident response. We discuss:

  • Surveying and containing an incident, how to carry out a post-incident review and short term remedial actions to enact
  • Gathering evidence, engaging with regulatory bodies, seeking counsel and notifying affected parties
  • Lessons learned and updating controls and processes
  • Catherine Chapman, Cyber Security Journalist and Founding Board Member, InfoSec Hoppers