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Balancing your digital transformation and cyber resilience

24 November @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, London

In the digital age the opportunities to innovate, enable operational efficiency and to grow via digital transformation are immense. But at the same time all organisations now need to be aware and take effective action against the cyber risks they face. Balancing these opportunities and risks is a difficult task.

The harsh reality is, we now all live and work in a new cyber risk environment – one that constantly threatens the information that’s most precious to us and the organizations we work for. Hard won market reputations, competitive advantage and operation capabilities are all vulnerable and organizations now need to be more resilient to attacks. The majority of successful cyber-attacks succeed because of human error – the unwitting actions of anyone in the organization, regardless of their role or responsibility. Cyber resilience is a human not just a technology issue.

Everyone in an organisation therefore has a vital part to play in protecting their organisations reputation, competitive advantage and operational stability. Our people and their behaviours, not just technology, must sit at the heart of an effective cyber resilience strategy. It requires a balanced and collaborative approach across the entire organisation – embedding the simple, practical and relevant guidance we all need to enable us to make the right decisions at the right time in keeping valuable and precious information safe.

All too often cyber attackers often find it easier to engage with our staff than we do. We need to change behaviours across the organisation – we therefore need to provide all our people (in the boardroom, with the specialist information security and IT teams and all other staff) with the engaging, relevant, practical guidance they need to make the right decisions at the right time.

So what are organisations doing to better engage their people in developing and sustaining the behaviours required to more effectively protect their most valuable and sensitive information?

In this Digital Leaders Cyber Resilience Salon workshop Nick Wilding, General Manager of Cyber Resilience at AXELOS Global Best Practice will present:

  • The people vulnerability – the stories and the facts;
  • Why typical cyber security awareness learning methods are failing us;
  • What good awareness learning can look like.

The questions we would like to discuss in the ensuing roundtable discussion include:

  • Do businesses understand the cyber risk and the importance of their resilience to these risks?
  • What information and insight is missing in getting a better and balanced view of the risks they face?
  • How can business resilience get further up the leadership agenda in businesses?
  • How can we help businesses properly understand that resilience to cyber-attacks is as much about people and behaviours as it is about technology?
  • How can business resilience be seen more as a vital component of growth rather than a cost and a hindrance to continued success?
  • How do businesses view and manage their cyber risks in the context of running a successful business?
  • What advice would we give to someone setting up a new business?

Nick Wilding, General Manager, Cyber Resilience, AXELOS Global Best Practice
Nick is General Manager of Cyber Resilience at AXELOS Global Best Practice, a joint venture between UK Government and Capita plc which owns and develops best practice methodologies, including ITIL® and PRINCE2®. Nick’s team is responsible for RESILIA cyber resilience best practice – a portfolio of certified cyber training, awareness learning for all staff, leadership development and a cyber maturity pathway tool – designed to put people at the centre of an organisation’s cyber resilience response, enabling them to effectively recognize, respond to and recover from cyber-attacks.

Previous to AXELOS he led cyber security thought leadership and marketing at Detica (now BAE Systems Applied Intelligence) for over 10 years and before that senior product development and operational roles at EULER Hermes UK, the world’s largest credit insurance company.

The discussions will also be led with John Unsworth, CEO of the London Digital Security Centre (LDSC) whose vision is to help keep small and medium size firms in London more secure from cyber-attacks every day and to help them thrive in the digital age.

About AXELOS:

AXELOS Global Best Practice is a joint venture company co-owned by the UK Government and Capita plc. AXELOS owns and develops proven global best practice including ITIL and Prince2. The RESILIA®  cyber resilience portfolio includes best practice publications, certified training, leadership engagement, a maturity pathway tool and all staff awareness learning designed to put people at the centre of an organization’s cyber resilience strategy, enabling them to effectively recognize, respond to and recover from cyber-attacks.

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