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Cyber Security - the Role of the CISO and Understanding the Current Threat Landscape

Monday, 8 December
Breakout 1

The threat and risks from cyber attack is ever increasing, straddling all areas of business with no geographical constraints. Identification, prevention, detection and prosecution face considerable challenges. Understanding the threat landscape in respect of all attack types, actors and motivation is essential in managing this issue. The role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is ever evolving both in its demands and job description. This presentation will identify risks and proposed opportunities for the CISO in this arena. It will also place emphasis on the need information sharing internally, locally, nationally and internationally across all spectrums of business activity.

Presented by: Don Randall, Head of Security, Bank of England, UK

Don Randall served with the City of London Police from 1969-1995, with specific emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism at senior level. Following which he was Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase responsible for international security. He joined the Bank of England in August 2008 and is currently the Chief Information Security Officer. Don is an acknowledged senior security expert with a strong emphasis on partnership. In January 2007 he was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours for his work between the public and private security sectors.