The Board Masterclass - Cyber Security
The last course in a series of half-day workshops designed for professionals with board experience who are interested in staying up to date with the latest developments which affect their board roles.
The workshop is designed to be interactive and is run by recognised experts in their field.
The sessions are followed by networking drinks to give you the opportunity to meet informally with our speakers and fellow delegates.
Attendance at each workshop will entitle attendees to receive a special FT NED Programme Board Masterclass Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 5 hours of structured learning.
- Understand the cyber components, vulnerabilities and threats to business operations
- Identify how safe your business and your supply chain are from cyber threat
- Learn how to challenge management about relevant actions and controls
- Discover where command & control systems are stressed after a major breach
- Find out who expects what, among regulators, customers, partners and police
- Understand what to do today, to protect yourself from cyber attacks of tomorrow
The Office for National Statistics estimates that for the year ending March 2018 4.5 million cyber crimes were committed in England and Wales. The 2018 Cyber Breaches Survey estimates that two in five businesses have been subject to some kind of cybercrime within the past twelve months.
This highly interactive workshop takes you right through the issue of cyber security, starting with identifying what we mean by cyber, how vulnerable your business might be to a cyber attack, what controls and systems you should have in place to prevent or mitigate the effects of a cyber attack and what to do if you do suffer an attack. It looks at all the functions which will need to respond, including PR, Customer Service, Finance, Human Resources and Investor Relations as well as what external stakeholders such as the regulators, customers, suppliers and the police will expect.
A very practical board simulation based on learnings from over 100 major data breaches will bring the subject to life and will show you: 8 instinctive errors that exacerbate cyber incidents; 4 gaps that stop companies responding effectively; and 3 lies that executives tell themselves during a breach.
Chair of the NED Special Interest GroupSee bio
Chair of the NED Special Interest Group
Thomas is a multi-cultural, bilingual and experienced Senior Banker, now building a portfolio career as a NED and Consultant. Thomas is a former Non-Executive Director (NED) and former Public Governor at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Hospital in Tooting - South-West London. Following the Wannacry cyber attack on NHS Trusts, Thomas decided to embark in studying for the CSX Fundamentals Certificate issued by ISACA International.
He is currently the Chair of the NED Special Interest Group at XTEND - The Executive Network, an active forum for SME owners, Interim Consultants, NEDs and aspiring NEDs alike.
His executive career has been spent in International, Corporate and Institutional Banking principally with the Lloyds Banking Group, culminating in being a Senior Banker managing the coverage of Key Strategic Financial Institutions at HO in London, and also with Bank of America in Paris.
Owner and MDSee bio
SSM Governance Associates×
Owner and MD
SSM Governance Associates
As a good governance specialist and an IT professional, Sue’s work focuses on business behaviours and associated interactions of people and technology. Sue encourages leaders in organisations to invest appropriately in cyber-security through:
- understanding the fundamentals of cyber- and data-security;
- defining the housekeeping rules for information technology safety, security and usability;
- placing 24/7 business continuity at the strategic level, ensuring a breach does not halt business.
She holds the FT Non-Executive Director Diploma, awarded by Pearson Education Limited and CGEIT, CISA and CSX Fundamentals awarded by ISACA International.
Managing DirectorSee bio
Kevin has run several international businesses, including G4S Intl. & Logica Asia. As Group General Manager of International SOS, Kevin oversaw the evacuation 4,000 people from Egypt and Libya during the Arab Spring. As a member of the UK Board of Logica, he oversaw cybersecurity wins with GCHQ, MOD, many banks and Telcos.
International AdvisorSee bio
Anjola leads Securonix’s accounts across EMEA, helping clients to implement User Entity and Behavioural Analytics (UEBA) that leverages Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning. Anjola completed the Board Apprentice programme on the board of a JPMorgan FTSE250 investment trust, working with the Board to improve their cybersecurity governance. He holds the IoD Diploma in Company Direction, and is the Cyber Security Ambassador on the IoD Pall Mall Branch Committee. He is a Freeman of the City of London, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.
FT Non-Executive Directors' Club×
FT Non-Executive Directors' Club
Lesley Stephenson is the Publisher of the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club and also of the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma.
She has specialised in corporate governance since publishing the Cadbury Report on behalf of the London Stock Exchange in 1992. Lesley has written for the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the European Corporate Governance Institute and the ICAEW NED Special Interest Group.
She has been the Publisher of the Club since 2003, she was the driving force behind the development of the FT NED Diploma and continues to oversee it.
She also publishes the leading monthly newsletter on corporate governance, Governance, which has been around for over 20 years covering governance developments and best practice world-wide.
Global DirectorSee bio
FT Career Management×
FT Career Management
Steve has 24 years experience in the commercial departments of global news content providers, firstly with The Telegraph Media Group where he ran various vertical sector print and digital publications and latterly with The Financial Times, where he is currently the Global Director of Financial Times Career Management (FTCM). His remit includes the running of exec-appointments.com, the FT Non-Executive Directors' Club and the FT Non-Executive Director Diploma and the Business Education franchise. He has been involved with the FT NED Diploma from conception through to it's current state of being the most recognised, robust and credible formal qualification for independent directors in the world.
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