Our Virtual Wine Tasting Was a Corker!

Sharon Holland

On 13th October activereach co-hosted with Cymulate, a leader in Extended Security Posture Management (XSPM) and Gartner Cool Vendor, a virtual wine tasting and industry roundtable.

Hosted online, over 25 Infosec professionals from various industries joined us to sample fantastic wines as well as discover why CIOs and CISOs should not make cybersecurity assumptions and need to constantly re-evaluate which elements of their cybersecurity solution stack they should keep, replace, or eliminate.

wine tastingOur expert sommelier, Benedict Norton, lead the tasting with a hand-picked range of exclusive boutique French champagne and wines from the cellars of the award-winning Hedonist Wines in Mayfair.  The wines included a Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne and a Lynch Bages 2018.



Our guests enjoyed the event and provided some great feedback:

“I very much enjoyed the wine-tasting/roundtable experience and thought the collaboration between people was fantastic.  I didn’t ever think that wine and cybersecurity could be such a good pairing!”

Marcin Roth, Senior Cyber Security Manager, Currys Plc

Dan Baylis, CISO at LV=, joined us to moderate the roundtable discussion and put forward his views on the Cymulate platform:

“For me Cymulate allows you to be threat informed, be confident your security controls are working as expected and be able to provide a data driven answer to questions from your board on “How resilient are we to cyber-attacks or ransomware?””

Lorna Fimia, Marketing Director at activereach sums up the evening:

“It was a great event and we were lucky to be joined by such an enthusiastic InfoSec audience. We discussed how cyber risks are being conveyed to the board and how the cyber skills gap is impacting organisations.  We also covered what initiatives are being used to test the security posture and how they are measured.

This discussion highlighted the need for organisations to accurately evaluate their levels of risk, create a baseline and trend it over time, and enables them to reach and remain in the sweet spot between security requirements and operational efficacy.”

Many thanks to Greg Baylis of Cymulate, and Keith Archer of activereach for hosting, and Dan Baylis of LV= for co-hosting and sharing his invaluable customer perspective of Cymulate.

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