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How to manage the rapidly changing cyber threat landscape

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Breakfast Meeting - 08:00am to 10:30am

Staying one step ahead of the hackers: how to manage the rapidly changing cyber threat landscape

This breakfast will explore the ever-changing cyber threat landscape and consider how CISOs can defend their organisations from criminals, corporate spies and disaffected employees.

A key theme of the breakfast will be the visibility of threats. You cannot protect yourself from what you cannot see! In order to have an effective cyber defence strategy you need to have full visibility of what the threats are, where they are coming from and how they affect your company.

Visibility is difficult. Many, perhaps most, organisations are not aware of every attack they suffer. And new types of threat, such as file-less attacks, are increasingly hard to detect. Visibility means knowing what threats are out there, existing and emerging. One answer may be to monitor the global threat landscape and identify niche attacks that seem to be on the rise such as dormant, memory-based malware. This approach can help CISOs answer the question “What security policies need to be in place, to protect our company in 6 months’ time against a Cyber Attack?”

Visibility means knowing what is under attack and having a clear understanding of where your vulnerabilities lie. You need to be able to protect your organisation by providing defence in depth and protecting not only networks but also endpoints, as this is where 90% of cyber-attacks are aimed.

Visibility also means knowing where the attacks are coming from. The assumption may be that most attacks involve external actors – criminals and corporate spies. But the majority of attacks also involve an insider, malicious or otherwise. Knowing where attacks are coming from will help you prevent them from breaking through and causing damage.

Some attacks will get through though, even with systems that provide you with 99.8% protection. Remediation for these will be necessary to minimise compliance risk and increase business continuity. This means understanding what the attacks are, how they are working, and why they are successful. It also means understanding how threats can be effectively prevented by disruptive technologies with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. By learning from successful attacks, your organisation can detect where vulnerabilities sit and what to do about them.

Technology will never be a solution on its own. Organisations need to strengthen internal processes and develop a strong culture of cyber security. But the right technology is a key part of the solution: use it to monitor the threat landscape, map vulnerabilities, identify threats as they arrive, and remediate against successful incursions. Use it to keep one step ahead of the hacker.

The questions we will explore

During the meeting we will focus on strategic questions such as:

  • How is the cyber threat landscape changing? What are the new types of threat that are making anti-virus solutions that rely on signatures less and less effective?
  • How can you identify the threats that your organisation is facing? And how can you defend against them?
  • Why it is necessary to protect endpoints (phones, tablets, laptops and desktops) as well as the network? If an attack gets through, how can you stop it spreading?
  • Cyber criminals are using new technology such as backdoors, browsers, spectre and meltdown and ransomware to attack organisations: What can you learn from this, to defend yourself?

Who is invited?

Top management at large organisations (2000 plus employees) across the private sector: CISOs, CROs and Heads of Risk; CIOs, Head of IT and IT Directors with a remit that includes cyber security.

Registered attendees include:

  • Global Information Security, VP - Barclays
  • Head of IT Risk and Assurance - Bupa
  • Group Information Security Officer - BMI Healthcare
  • Global IT Enterprise Architect - HSBC
  • Director Operational Risk - Barclays
  • Head of IT Security - Herbert Smith Freehill
  • Head of Public Sector Cyber Security - Deloitte UK
  • CISO - Brit Insurance
  • Cheif Information Security Officer - LCH
  • Head of Cyber intelliegnce & Incident Response - BAT
  • Rail Systems and Technology Director - Costain Group
  • Head of IT Security - Queen Mary University of London
  • Head of IT and Cyber Risk - Lloyds Banking Group
  • Head of Group Resilience & Crisis Management - Direct Line Group
  • Head of Operational Risk - Brewin Dolphin

Successful companies will ensure that they develop the sophisticated skills and knowledge to protect their organisations from the changing nature of cyber threats. If learning and understanding how to do this are priorities, then this briefing is a must-attend.

Be one of 12 senior business professionals around the table at The Savoy Hotel who will all bring their expertise to bear to analyse the present – and the future.

This breakfast briefing is brought to you by Business Reporter, in association with Sentinel One, and is only for senior marketers as mentioned above. Registrations of junior professionals, consultants, solution providers or other sellers to this market won’t be accepted. For any enquiries, please contact Lace on 0208 349 6458 or email lace.b@business-reporter.co.uk.

This breakfast briefing is free of charge to attend. However if you cancel your attendance less than two weeks prior to the briefing, you will have to provide a replacement of equal seniority otherwise you will be a subject of £150 cancellation fee.

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