Masterclass Talking Cyber Security to the Board

Masterclass Talking Cyber Security to the Board

Presenting cyber secuirty to the board can be challenging as often board members do not have a good understanding of cyber security. This masterclass will enable attendees to present at board level and gain support for cyber security initiatives and programs.

Event Properties

Event Date 21/12/20 10:00 am
Individual Price £500.00
Location The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person(£)
2 450.00
3 400.00

Venue Information - The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists is the 100th livery company of the City of London, combining centuries-old tradition with a modern focus, energy and innovation.

Like all livery companies, we look to give something back to the industry and community, and focus on four pillars of activity:
Charity – we raise money and provide IT skills to improve lives through a range of charitable vehicles;
Education – we built Hammersmith Academy (with the Mercers) and support other schools;
Industry and Commerce – we help to promote and shape the IT industry and run several schemes (including with the Royal Signals) to smooth the path of men and women into the industry; and
Fellowship – where, simply, we have a full programme of social activity. We are the only one of the “new” livery companies to have its own hall, and in 2017 we celebrate our silver jubilee, 25 years after our grant of livery.

Agendas

Session 1

Get the Basics Right

How to get investment in basic cyber hygiene. The vast majority of breaches take advantage of these fundamental controls. Directors should be taught to aks questions about policies and controls related to passwords (including multi-factor authentication and privileged access), updates and patches from software vendors, employee education on phishing,and penetration testing and red team exercises.

Session 2

Make sure your Board has a Clear Risk Appetite

Cyber risk represents a clear and present danger. A policy with general guidelines is inadequate. An effective policy must have clear definitions for cyber risk exposures and risk tolerance levels. Directors need management to clearly define its cybersecurity strategy, plan, and policy, including quantitative definitions of risk appetite.

Session 3

Delvier an effective risk report with qualitative assessments and quantitative analytics

Cyber risk represents a clear and present danger. A policy with general guidelines is inadequate. An effective policy must have clear definitions for cyber risk exposures and risk tolerance levels. Directors need management to clearly define its cybersecurity strategy, plan, and policy, including quantitative definitions of risk appetite.

Session 4

Provide oversight of the cybersecurity program.

Management makes business decisions about how much cyber risk the company is willing to accept in pursuit of its strategy and objectives. The role of the board is to provide governance and oversight, including credible challenge on key policies and decisions. To fulfil this critical role, the board should have adequate access to cyber expertise and obtain assurance on their own security and the security of their key vendors. This assurance may include a third-party assessment.

Session 5

Focus on People and Culture

Cyber preparedness is all about people. Employee behavior could be more important than the cybersecurity policies, processes, and systems combined. Directors should pay more attention to the training, communication, and testing programs, as well as employee and contractor behavior. This will help the board monitor the company’s overall risk culture.

Speakers

Dr John McCarthy Ph.D. B.Sc. (hons) MBCS

CEO and Founder of Oxford Systems

Dr John McCarthy is a world renowned authority on CyberSecurity strategy, development and implementation. He holds a PhD in CyberSecurity and eBusiness Development.

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