Tuesday 27th July 2021, 16:00 (BST)

3rd party risk assessments: Cyber regulation implications for supply chain security

Join this teissTalk to answer some of the biggest questions facing the Information Security industry including: 

  • How the most prominent threat trend of 2021 shone a light on the inadequacy of risk assessment questionnaires 
  • Alternative, efficient and compliant approaches to 3rd party risk assessment
  • Legacy challenges; reviewing your recent and historical 3rd party partners


Geoff White

Investigative journalist Geoff White has covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Audible, Forbes online and many others.

An experienced public speaker, he has given keynote talks at some of the UK’s largest tech events, in addition to hosting conferences and chairing panels at venues ranging from London’s Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival.


Andy Watkin-Child

Founding Partner
CMMC Europe

I am a certified security professional with 25 years of multi-industry cyber experience. I have held positions as diverse as head of IT, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Global Risk VP. I hold Royal Charters in security (CSyP) and Engineering (CEng). I am a member of the Security Institute (MSyI) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE). I am 1 of 140 (March 2019) people to be acknowledged on the register of Chartered Security Professionals (CSyP), recognised by the UK governments Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). Established under a Royal Charter granted to the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP), for which I am also a member.

Tee Patel

Iron Oak Security

Tee has over 16 years experience as a CISO for major organisations including UK Government / Public, Startups, Financial Services, Legal, Travel / Hospitality, Energy, Consultancy, Technology, Healthcare, and Civil Engineering sectors.

During this period, Tee has effectively safeguarded his clients’ information assets from deliberate and negligent intrusion, harm and disclosure.

He has managed major information security initiatives as well as governance, risk and compliance programmes that have been aligned to a variety of standards including ISO 27001, PCI DSS, FCA, GCSx, London PSN, SEC, CPNI, GDPR, SOX and CESG.

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Michala Liavaag

Information Governance and Cyber Security Consultant
Cybility Consulting Ltd

Enthusiastic, dedicated, pragmatic Information Security Leader with 9 years success in designing and implementing information governance and cybersecurity programmes from the ground up in the public (local government), healthcare (NHS/hospice) and charity (UK-wide) sectors; enabling them to deliver trustworthy, secure services.

Successfully managed information security risks through the creation of holistic, customised control frameworks; selecting appropriate controls from industry standards such as ISO27001.

Recognised for breadth and depth of information security expertise and their ability to both understand and evaluate risk at a detailed technical level; then stepping back and evaluating it strategically so they can translate it into terms of business impact for the benefit of the Executive Leadership Team and Audit and Risk Committee.

Life-long learner that proactively keeps up to date with the latest cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and industry developments. In the current pandemic environment this is more important than ever as organisations continue to implement digital transformation and remote access programmes at pace.

Thrives on change and is adept at influencing without authority; proven record integrating good security practices in fast-paced organisations with complex needs amidst conflicting stakeholder priorities. Improved trust in the security of services for customers, staff, and other stakeholders.

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