The renowned Nineteen Group, known for organizing various industry events and exhibitions, including the International Cyber Expo, has recently made an announcement about its acquisition of The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG). SASIG is a prominent networking and thought leadership forum for the cyber security industry, known for creating a strong community of cybersecurity professionals over its twenty-year existence.
SASIG is dedicated to supporting the industry’s development through physical events, webinars, and skills festivals, providing a platform for cyber security practitioners to engage in candid discussions and share knowledge on critical cyber security issues. The membership of SASIG represents thousands of organizations of all sizes, across public and private sectors globally, including prominent C-Suite members, decision-makers, influencers, as well as professionals from law enforcement, government, and academia.
Peter Jones, CEO of Nineteen Group, expressed his enthusiasm about the acquisition, highlighting the strong potential for synergy between SASIG and the International Cyber Expo. He emphasized the alignment of SASIG’s year-round events with their industry reach, positioning the new offering at the forefront of the cyber security industry. Rachael Shattock, Group Event Director, also expressed excitement about integrating SASIG’s events, including Big SASIG, with Nineteen Group’s cyber portfolio.
Martin Smith MBE, Founder and Chairman of SASIG, shared his satisfaction with finding the perfect partner in Nineteen Group after years of searching for a suitable home for SASIG. He emphasized the alignment of Nineteen’s ethos, culture, and portfolio with SASIG, expressing his renewed energy and commitment to SASIG’s evolution under the partnership.
The acquisition of SASIG by Nineteen Group marks a significant development in the cyber security industry, bringing together two influential organizations to further advance thought leadership, networking, and industry collaboration. The integration of SASIG’s events and community with Nineteen Group’s portfolio is expected to create new opportunities for engagement and knowledge exchange within the cyber security sector.
As the two entities prepare to work closely together, the industry eagerly anticipates the positive impact of this collaboration and looks forward to witnessing the collective efforts of Nineteen Group and SASIG in shaping the future of cyber security.