5 cyber security actions every business needs to complete to trade more securely in 2020

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5 cyber security actions every business needs to complete to trade more securely in 2020

20th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

David Woodfine - Cyber Security Associates

A business needs to understand that cyber security is not just about protecting your IT with the latest products or moving all data to the secure cloud. The cyber threat is evolving so it is important that a business understands this end-to-end threat and what they need to do to stay ahead and remain secure. CSA will run through the 5 cyber actions – RISKE – that every Business should think about as we move through 2020.

  • Risk – What is the risk to our business the cyber threat holds? Is it reputational, financial, operational, shareholder or all of the above? Understanding and mapping the cyber risk will help to control and mitigate against this ever increasing threat.
  • Incident Response – Understanding what to do when a cyber event or incident occurs can be critical in stopping the attack. Knowing how to report upwards and sharing information is just as important as the latest technological products.
  • Supply Chain – An attacker may see the route to your business by attacking your supply chain. It is important to know your role within the Supply Chain as well as who is in yours.
  • Know your information assets – You can’t protect something you don’t know you have or where it is stored. Your information assets are more than just your IT, and it is vital you understand what they are and how they need to be protected.
  • Education – The best cyber defence is the ‘human firewall’, but we are also the weakest link. Why does a cyber attacker need to hack our systems when someone willingly gives him the information he needs to undertake his attack. It is simply education, education. And education ………….

About the Speaker
David Woodfine has been working in the Information Security and Systems environment for the past 30 years, firstly as a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force and more recently as a Cyber Consultant in the commercial sector. He was responsible for the leadership and operation of the MOD’s Security Operations Centre, providing 24/7 cyber defence for over ½ million devices worldwide. He has also provided input into the National Cyber Security Programme and has helped develop the UK National CERT Capability. As the Director for Cyber Security Associates, David now uses his experience and knowledge in assessing how any business can approach the complex problem of cyber security.

About Cyber Security Associates
Cyber Security Associates (CSA) provides expert cyber and information security services to UK FTSE 100 companies and SMEs globally. CSA personnel have years of experience working both in the public and private sectors for organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Bank of England. However, CSA pride themselves in offering advanced cyber solutions normally only within the reach of large companies, to the SME market.




20th February 2020
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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