Thu, 03 June

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Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

Translating cyber risks into business impacts

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Translating cyber risks into business impacts

Time & Location

03 June 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

About the Event

As digitalisation accelerated over the last 18 months, cyber risk rocketed to the top of the risk register for many organisations. And COVID 19 - fuelled transformation comes on top of growing recognition by boards of the importance of data as a corporate asset.

The increasingly complex cyber security environment involving well-resourced state actors and criminal enterprises, coincides with the hugely expanded presence of digital at the core of business. That means the cost of failure is greater than ever before

This is the environment with which boards are confronted. Yet few directors attain their place on the board due to their cybersecurity expertise, or even technological capabilities. They rely on the expertise of risk managers and information security professionals to translate often complex technical scenarios into business risk.

To help boards and management translate cyber risk into business impact, and to better equip leaders to interrogate the issue of cyber risk, we have assembled a panel of cybersecurity experts.

  • Samuel Stuart is Director of Digital Identity at Mastercard. He is a senior executive specialising in digital identity with experience across financial services, banking, energy, commercial and global corporate sectors, retail, healthcare and NGOs
  • Anne Petterd is a partner at one of Australia’s most prestigious law firms, Baker McKenzie where she advises clients on technology, telecommunications, customs and export controls, consumer and commercial law issues.  Much of her practice involves online, telecommunications and IT businesses and defence and government procurement.
  • Jim McKerlie has an extensive international career as a public company director and executive with companies such as Beach Energy, Elmo Cloud and DrillSearch Energy. He now has an industry focus on ICT and is currently CEO of Kendo, an enterprise performance management SaaS platform that deals with sensitive and private HR information.
  • Thomas Fikentscher is Regional Director ANZ and is responsible for driving strong customer and partner engagement and expanding CyberArk’s emerging cloud business in the region. He has extensive industry and leadership experience  particularly in the cloud domain.

Our discussion has been developed specifically to facilitate the conversations between directors, risk managers and chief information security officers. The Audience ROI includes;

  • What are the real long term costs of breaches?
  • How is reputational risk considered in cyber risk appetite, strategy, and/or reporting?
  • How is cyber handled in the CEO’s board updates, company briefings, and investor briefings currently ? And is there still largely a compliance mindset.
  • What is the relationship between cybersecurity and innovation
  • How frequently is cyber referenced when making business decisions and is it represented in the business strategy and annual report?
  • How should boards, or audit and risk committees, proactively focus on emerging cyber risks?
  • What are the characteristics of great CISOs (and where should they report)
  • Does executive remuneration include accountability for company-wide cyber risk? Should it?

Which-50’s Translating Cyber Risk Into Business Impact senior executive lunchtime panel discussion is sponsored by CyberArk.