Facebook Hacker Event Manchester May 2022

On Thursday the 26th May, we invited our channel partners to an evening of art, drinks and good food – with a twist.

Hearing from our white hat hacker

With iomart’s strong focus on security operations, we invited our favourite white-hat hacker, Jamie Woodruff to the Manchester Art Gallery. He told our guests his story. And how he came to hack the likes of Facebook, Twitter and the Kardashian’s at a very young age.

He turned his hand to hacking at just 11 and was caught by authorities at age 13. Pretty young for a life-changing moment! But Jamie turned things around and now uses his specialist skill set to help organisations combat cyber security challenges.

Here’s what some of our channel partners had to say:

‘Incredible setting, great conversation, felt really welcome and the subject was extremely interesting. Vicki, Paul & Hannah were a pleasure and I’m looking forward to developing the partnership.’

‘Good intimate venue allowing discussion and networking.’

‘Really enjoyed the evening. It was excellent.’

Cyber security insights on the night

On the night, our channel partner community shared their cyber security insights too. Which led to fascinating discussions around:

  • digital landscape & Social behaviours
  • business leader’s priorities
  • data Management/Back up
  • people being the biggest threat
  • leveraging Advisory Skills through the MSP’s & Education being paramount
  • developing CSOC Capabilities for the MSP

Who attended?

From iomart we had: Paul McCaughey, Barry Clough, Hannah Hutchinson, Chris Wilson & Vicki Sloan.

When’s the next event?

We’re hosting a similar event in London on Thursday 14th July in another striking location.

How do I get in touch?

If you’d like to get in touch, you can contact us here.