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The recent global crisis is causing ripple effects that will have a lasting impact on businesses, increasing the risk of cyber attack. The ‘new normal’ of hybrid business environments is heightening cyber security vulnerabilities, as organisations work to protect assets both in the office and at home. 

Now is the time to re-evaluate security strategies and safeguard your operations. 

The first event of the Cyber Risk and Resilience Series, ‘Understanding and Managing Cyber Risk’, boosted attendees knowledge of current risks and helped determine system vulnerabilities. It delivered business critical content from a CISO perspective, which provided attendees with the tools they needed to identify, assess and test their cyber security.

Understanding & Managing Cyber Risk

Key questions that were answered:

Mapping your security risk:
In a global interconnected world which are the connections you should be worried about?

Show me the money: Where can you cut costs and find financial efficiencies in your cyber security strategy?

Identity and access Management:
Who should have access to what and when?

The main focus areas were

Cloud & Network Security including

Identity & Access Management

Endpoint, Mobile Application & Website Security


Key Themes

Data insight & case studies

The event provided attendees with in-depth intelligence from across the industry. We aim to provide business critical content arming you with data, statistics and insight that will strengthen your security strategies and operations.

Cyber attack year in review

Attendees learnt how to adapt, and therefore protect, their assets in the ‘new normal’ of hybrid working environments.

Changing cyber risks

The event explored the unique challenges face by businesses in the ‘new normal’ of hybrid working environments and provided solutions scaled to fit your business size and situation.

Leading experts

This event was designed for CISOs and IT security professionals. It delivered expert advice from the leading voices in the industry, the event cut through the marketing jargon and got to the business critical fundamentals.


*Please note all timings are Greenwich Meantime

**Agenda & speakers are subject to change 

Day 1
October 15, 2020
9:25 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Remarks & Explanation of Features of Digital Platform

9:30 am - 9:55 am

Data Download Presentation: The Cyber Security Year In Stats and Facts

Simon Newman
Head of Cyber & Business Services, Police Crime Prevention Initiatives

- An update on the latest and most sophisticated attacks including: Mitre, APT, DOS & DDOS
- The growing trend in advanced persistent threats - what you need to know and the numbers behind the most recent attacks
- The latest ransomware and malware developments: Spear phishing and beyond

360 Viewpoint & Lesson Sharing Panel Discussion: A Review of 2020: What were the biggest attacks, changes in cybersecurity, how did we deal with them and how does it prepare us for the future?

Paul Harragan
Director, Ernst & Young
Sharon Barber
CISO, Lloyds Banking Group
Mandy Haeburn-Little
CEO, BRIM (Business Resilience International Management)
Mal Smyth
Global Head of Governance Risk & Control, Vodafone

Having security protocols, policies, and procedures in place that worked before the pandemic do not mean that those same controls will serve the ever-changing “new normal.” As companies are reopening and personnel and resources are coming back to the office, CISOs are once again challenged to make decisions fueled by corporate pressures.
- How have attacks changed with a remote workforce? How will this continue to change in the ‘new normal’ hybrid working environment?
- Is the new hybrid remote and office working environment the biggest cyber security risk to face CISOs and IT security professionals?
- How have you hardened your colleague’s home environment? Can your SOC reach it? Will this now need to be included in the process of onboarding new hires?
- The Lockdown Rush to Cloud migration: was it worth it and what do you do now to continue to secure your network and cloud?

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Presentation: Security Leadership in the time of COVD-19

Ben King
EMEA Chief Security Officer, Okta

COVID-19 has massively accelerated the adoption of cloud and new ways of working outside our traditional offices. CISOs are facing the biggest leadership test of their careers right now as we must push to be the trailblazers within the company and not the laggards chasing or even hindering progress. How do we know we’re doing this right? How do we know we’re measuring the right things? Delivering on the right priorities? The world has changed. Remote working in the age of COVID has changed the threat landscape and security culture and behaviours are changing with it.

11:20 am - 11:50 am

Presentation: Learning from the Past to Implement Better Organisational Structures in the Future

Amol Sawarkar
Enterprise Architect, International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC)
11:55 am - 12:30 pm

Show Me the Money: Where can you cut costs and find financial efficiencies in your Cyber Security Strategy?

Sarah Armstrong
Sarah Armstrong-Smith
Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft

Moving forward CISOs and IT professionals will be put under enormous pressure to reduce costs as a result of the economic crisis. This session will show you how to put forward the business case to not reduce spending on cyber security. And if you are unsuccessful, if you have to cut where should you cut to have the least impact?

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Lunch & Screen Break

3:00 pm - 3:35 pm

Presentation: Vulnerability handling, Threat-hunting and Threat intelligence for Remote and Hybrid Working Environments

Mark Toshack
Principal Product Manager, Mimecast
Carl Wearn
Head of Risk & Resilience, Mimecast

- Gain insight on the current threat landscape
- Understanding IOT vulnerabilities and how these are a risk to your business with a remote and hybrid workforce
- How can you react quickly with a hybrid workforce that may not be as easy to communicate to?
- Using threat intelligence to take a proactive approach, identifying risks and how to mitigate them
- Inputting threat intelligence data into your remote cyber security framework
- Demonstrating how threat intelligence can help focus resources to convey ROI to key stakeholders

3:40 pm - 4:15 pm

The Small Business & Big Business Perspective: So You have Identified, Assessed and Tested to Understand Your Risk: What is next?

Nick Ioannou
Director, Boolean Logical Ltd
Craig McEwen
CISO, AngloAmerican

- How can you prioritise your cyber security efforts to help your reduced team and reduced budget?
- How do you secure the investment to move forward and reduce your cyber security risk?
- How can you demonstrate and justify cyber security ROI to those that hold the purse strings?
- Where do you put your money? Understanding where you can get the most return on investment in your cybersecurity investments

4:15 pm - 12:00 am

Close of Live Digital Conference & Sessions Uploaded For On Demand Access


Ben King

EMEA Chief Security Officer, Okta
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Andy Coles

Chief Information Security Architect, CGG

Tamas Foldesi

CISO, International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC)

Amol Sawarkar

Enterprise Architect, International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC)

Simon Newman

Head of Cyber & Business Services, Police Crime Prevention Initiatives