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Reduce Harm During Cyber Attacks: The Role of Security Teams in Leading Successful Response to a Cyber Attack

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03 November 2016
09:00 - 10:00

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The increased threat and business impact of cyber attacks is well known. But are organisations really prepared for the risk? Are they able to successfully respond to that inevitable attack? It is not "if" but "when" and at times the importance of the business and security teams, physical and cyber, coming together can be undervalued.

This session will use real experiences to explore and demonstrate how security professionals can help to build awareness, develop combined organisational resilience strategies, and assist in mitigating the risks to your reputation, competitive advantage and operational stability from a cyber breach.

We will demonstrate that it is not about turf wars about which team should take the lead. The truth is, we all have a role to play whether you sit on the board, work in the physical or IT security space or work in any other part of the business. What does matter is visible leadership from the top down and everyone knowing the role he or she needs to play.

Learning objectives/Outcomes

  • Become commercially aware for the attack you cannot avoid.
  • Learn the importance of building in-depth organisational resilience when attackers break through.
  • Develop a strategic and operational approach to ensure you are ready for the consequences of an attack.
  • Focus on the importance of working and winning together, how traditional security and IT teams play a crucial part in organisations response to the growing cyber risks.


Milllett_web.jpgBarrie Millett, Head of Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Resilience, E.ON, UK

Barrie advises Boards on resilience for Critical National Infrastructure (CNI, eg electricity grids), on security for the Internet of Things (IoT, eg household meter readers), and business continuity during security crises. Barrie has led security functions at blue-chip firms including E.ON and GE.

"Experience has demonstrated to me that a cyber attack is a matter of when not if. The Internet of things brings great opportunity but also some risks. As an advisor to Cyber Rescue, I help Boards to understand cyber risks, to prepare for and manage cyber incidents, and to build resilient organisations."

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