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Cyber Risk : Securing the Corporate Balance Sheet

Fri 20th Sep 2019 - 12:00pm

London

Managing the biggest non-financial corporate risk

Cyber security is a hot topic.  It is being discussed globally, affecting individuals, businesses and governments.

Cyber attacks are the one of the top-financial risks that businesses and society face today.  There have been many examples of cyber incidents.  Hiscox have reported a 40% increase in cyber attacks in 2019 so far, affecting, over half of British businesses.  This is why the investment forecast shows a 59% increase in cyber protection (Statista).

The World Economic Forum (WEF) annual report of global risks, places cyber-attacks as one of the top 5 risks, behind fraud, natural disasters, climate change and extreme weather events.  With Gartner estimating that companies could incur $5.2 trillion in additional costs and lost revenue over the next five years due to cyber-attacks and the average cost to a company of a cyber-attack is around $1m.  It is a subject that companies need to better understand and mange.

Some boards and executives have patchy understanding of cyber security.  This is a risk that is not going away, and will only increase in likelihood with inadequate board management and planning.  In our global economy with the adoption of AI, introduction of 5G and the expanding of IoT, the risk and magnitude of cyber attacks is growing.  Cyber crime is now a recognised, well-defined criminal model.

You are invited to a leadership lunch update with Andy Watkin-Child, a global thought leader in cyber risk management.  Andy will cover key topics including:

  • What is cyber security?
  • What should boards know about risks?
  • How should cyber be governed at a board level?
  • What are the current and predicted risks to the company balance sheet?

Andy has advised a range of businesses, across five continents, including Europe’s largest bank.  He brings a unique perspective of cyber risk management, having built and led teams in the engineering, media and publishing and financial services sector.

This session will explore how cyber security an enterprise wide risk, giving insight into the questions that boards should be asking of their leadership teams.

All delegates will be provided with a Board briefing pack.

Who should attend?

C-Level Directors, Business Leaders, HR Directors, Change Leaders, Sales & Commercial Directors

 The forum is held in complete confidence (under Chatham House rules) and will assist you to further innovate, develop, enhance and transform your business.

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