Security Seminar: A new universe of threats to the theatre industry

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  •  April 26, 2016
     4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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In addition to the constant pressures to fill the house, the theatre industry faces a new universe of threats – from terrorist incidents and physical safety to myriad cyber security, identity fraud, credit card theft and looming data protection regulations that carry monumental penalties. Any one of these can lead to not only substantial financial costs but also to irreparable reputational damage for the West End and UK theatre as a whole. And, while it’s tempting to think of these threats in isolation, the fact is they are all intricately related – a vulnerability in one area significantly increases the risk of other breaches.

At this free seminar – sponsored by Managed Networks, the leading supplier of IT services to the live entertainment sector – the aim is to raise awareness and understanding of each of these modern threats and find collaborative solutions to averting them on an industry-wide basis.

Who should attend?

  • Venue owners and managers
  • Producers and programmers
  • Ticketing managers and suppliers
  • IT managers
  • Marketing professionals

The event comprises short presentations by experts including Ben Rapp, founder of Managed Networks and boutique information security firm Securys and Rob Hoblin. Rob has spent 30 years in policing with his last ten years served at the rank of Chief Superintendent. During his middle management years Rob served for 2 years with the British Army’s Anti-Terrorist Training and Advisory Team and as their police liaison officer, he acted as the lead presenter on counter terrorism measures.

The presentations will be followed by a question & answer session, chaired by Terri Paddock, theatre industry commentator and founder of consumer theatre websites, and

Space is limited and available on a first come basis. If you would like to attend please email or book online. We will send confirmation and an official invitation close to the time.

If there is someone in your organisation who you think should attend, let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate them at this or a future event.



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