Cyber security is now of paramount importance for businesses in all sectors. But how much does the average person really know about the types of cyber threats faced by different economic sectors on a daily basis, and the monetary costs attached? The goal of this new series is to equip those outside the cyber security realm with foundational knowledge and a better understanding of cyber risks today.
The first event will feature a panel discussion of the cyber risks faced by the Financial and Energy Sectors, both deemed critical to the UK's security. Since the cyber attack against the Ukrainian power grid in December 2015, which led to a six-hour blackout in some areas, there has been a growing focus on securing the computer systems that regulate our power supply. The cyber vulnerabilities in the banking world have also received increased attention since February of this year, when hackers stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank.
Joining us on the panel to discuss these and other incidents will be:
Chris Joy, BlackRock's Chief Information Security Officer for EMEA. Chris has over 17 years of experience in cyber security in the financial sector, previously working for Standard Chartered Bank and Nomura. Having began his career in a technical capacity, Chris is well placed to provide a solid overview of the cyber threats financial institutions face.
Éireann Leverett, Affiliate Senior Risk Researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies and founder of Concinnity Risks. Éireann has spent over 10 years working to secure critical computer systems, once finding more than 10,000 vulnerable industrial control systems accessible from the public Internet.
We look forward to welcoming you to what will undoubtedly be a stimulating and insightful conversation, and invite you to join us for networking drinks afterwards.
Clement House CLM 202
London, England WC2B 4JF
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