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FT Cyber Security Summit Day 1

Building a Security-Focussed Corporate Culture across the Board

London |
Speakers include:
Alex Stamos

Alex Stamos

former Chief Security Officer, Facebook

Val Rahmani

Val Rahmani

London Stock Exchange Group

Troels Oerting

Troels Oerting

World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity


Cyber security attacks continue to dominate news headlines. Data breach costs can exceed £4 million. Global cybercrime costs could reach £5 trillion by 2021. As criminals find increasingly innovative ways to bypass software and controls, how can we shift the focus to resilience and active defence? How will interconnected systems be defended and by whom? How can we restore the public’s ‘crisis of trust’? Where is the line between data capture and privacy? Held under Chatham House rule, this event will highlight government and board-level discussions on how to drive cyber security resilience and compliance across the organisation.

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“Insight from my peers around Cyber Security topics made this a great investment in time." Jeff Fawcett, Director, Cisco

“Great platform to exchange with a large variety of people and get deep dives on current issues and trends.” Carl Schmidt-Ehemann, Lufthansa

“Relevant, current and thought provoking.” John Coffey, FCE Bank plc


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Full Overview

Headlines about cyber security attacks continue to dominate the news. The global cost of cybercrime could increase to £5 trillion per year by 2021. High-profile organisations and individuals continue to be targeted for personal data theft, financial information leakages, and copyrighted material. The average cost of a data breach can exceed £4 million. Phishing, hacking and intellectual property (IP) or data theft are the most common forms of cyber crime affecting London businesses. SMEs have become increasingly earmarked as they are perceived as an easier target. As criminals find increasingly innovative ways to bypass detection and protection software and strategies, the focus must shift to reducing the impact of cyber attacks.

Whilst the continued explosion of connectivity and digitalisation, through new and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), biometrics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and quantum computing enables new possibilities, there are economic and social vulnerabilities to consider. The level of coordination, standardisation and coding required is far more complex than anything previously attempted, how will these interconnected systems be defended and by whom? Can the public’s ‘crisis of trust’ be restored by new data-protection rules such as GDPR? Where is the right place to draw the line between data capture - or surveillance - and privacy? How can the multiple interdependent security layers with interconnected tools are flexible and adaptable so security measures can be continually future-proof for new technologies ie AI?

The majority of businesses and organisations understand the potential threat to their organisation’s reputation, integrity and direct business impact. Ensuring access to the range of solutions and strategies available is being driven from the top. There is recognition that part of the solution stems from embedding security at the design stage. The debate continues about the adoption of active defense models.

The annual FT Cyber Security Summit will continue to explore global cyber threats being faced and which business preparedness, resilience and solutions are required to ensure a robust defence. Leading cyber and data experts will talk about a range of issues, including preparing for what’s next, building a security-focussed corporate culture, maintaining credibility after a hack, and how to approach data privacy. Moderated by Financial Times journalists, this event will provide a thorough interactive assessment of the dangers in cyberspace and how businesses and governments are investing in better defences for a more secure future.


Agenda - 15th Oct

  • 1:00pm
    Registration and networking
  • 1:30pm
    Chair's opening remarks

    Hannah Kuchler, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 1:35pm
    Live interview: How government and industry can work together to deliver effective cyber security

    This interview will discuss the key tenets for developing the long term relationships needed between government and industry, in addition to the roles of government, industry and the individual  in making the UK a safe place to live and work online.

    Interviewee: Cate Pye, Associate Partner, UK and Ireland Security and Government Cyber Sector Lead, EY

    Interviewer: David Bond, Security and Defence Editor, Financial Times

  • 1:50pm
    Public private sector partnership: Where is the right place to draw the line between data capture - or surveillance - and privacy?
    • What are the differences between the public and private sector organisations in terms of funding levels or transparency obligations?
    • How can the public and private sectors forge partnerships to secure the whole supply chain?
    • Who should be held accountable in a cyber-attack and a data breach?
    • Are CISOs being involved in board-level discussions to ensure that updates and an understanding of their obligations?
    • What governance principles have been applied in terms of liability thresholds (who is responsible), duty of assistance (when to intervene), and requirement of cyber insurance?
    • ​How can a cyber awareness culture be cultivated within the workplace?
    • Has GDPR been enough to restore the public’s ‘crisis of trust’? What legislation is coming up?

    Troels Oerting, Head, World Economic Forum Centre for Cyber Security

    Peter Brown, Group Manager Technology Policy, Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

    Erez Liebermann, Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Vice President, Regulatory Law, Prudential Financial

    Anthony Dagostino, Global Head of Cyber Risk, Willis Towers Watson

    Moderated by: Hannah Kuchler, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 2:35pm
    Cyber attack scenario planning: Building a security-focussed corporate culture across the Board

    CEOs must be ready to lead business recovery during a breach, by anticipating operational challenges and avoiding mistakes made by their peers.  This scenario planning panel considers the cascade of commercial consequences that follow a major cyber attack.  

    Panellists will explain how the shock, speed and ambiguity of a large data breach can paralyse large companies.  In large enterprises that have not rehearsed, a major cyber attack can even break the corporate crisis management process.  Company reputations can be damaged, revenues reduced and customers harmed by poor executive decision-making.

    CEOs can develop a better appreciation of the value of their data as well as an improved knowledge of where it is kept and how it is protected.  This panel will consider several of the Executive Decision Points that confront operational leaders during an effective boardroom simulation. The audience will also be invited to consider issues around:

    • Triage: Where to deploy limited resources
    • Collaboration: Who to involve and call on for support
    • Values: How to make urgent decisions during extended uncertainty

    Val Rahmani, Board Member, London Stock Exchange Group

    Ray Stanton, Senior Vice President and Group Chief Security Officer, TDC Group

    Senior representative, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

    Pavel Balashov, Head of Identity and Security Services, Swedbank

    Kevin Duffey, Head of Partnerships, London Digital Security Centre

    Moderated by: David Bond, Security and Defence Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:35pm
    Dialogue: How to maintain credibility after a hack with multiple stakeholders

    In the new age of trust individuals can have more sway than traditional institutions, and customers are now social influencers who define brands.  Therefore following a security breach,  it is vital that the media response is part of the recovery phase.

    This dialogue will explore the following areas:

    • If there is a breach, what are the options and legal requirements for first response? Should the alarm be raised immediately, or does admitting to the breach represent a further security risk?
    • Numerous stakeholders must be informed, but how should the message differ to ensure the company retains control of the information? What are they legally obliged to disclose?
    • What is the role of social media?
    • Is a crisis response team and external communications policy in place and do the teams understand their roles and obligations?

    Mark Young, Partner, Covington, London

    Jeremy Fielding, CEO, Kekst CNC

    Ben Curson, Partner, Kekst CNC

    Moderated by: Vanessa Neill, Managing Director, Kekst CNC

  • 4:10pm
    Keynote interview: Scoping the future of cyber security and how companies and government can prepare for what is to come

    This keynote will review:

    • What are the geopolitical and macroeconomic risks that could impact cyber security?
    • How will the increasing number of interconnected systems be defended and by whom? How will this redefine liability?
    • Why have we entered a ‘crisis’ of trust and how can it be restored?
    • How can the security layers and tools be future-proof for the integration of new technologies ie AI and quantum computing?
    • What is the “active defense” model and is it the right approach for anticipating and isolating attacks?

    Alex Stamos, former Chief Security Officer, Facebook

  • 4:25pm
    Chair's closing remarks

    Hannah Kuchler, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:30pm
    Networking drinks reception
  • 5:30pm

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Alex Stamos

Alex Stamos

Adjunct Professor, CISAC Fellow, and Hoover Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
former Chief Security Officer, Facebook

Alex Stamos is an Adjunct Professor, CISAC Fellow, and Hoover Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He is also the former Chief Security Officer of Facebook, from 2015 - 2018, where he led their internal investigation into targeted election-related influence campaigns via the social media platform.  

Prior to that, he was the the chief information security officer at Yahoo and had previously co-founded a successful security consultancy, iSEC Partners.

Mr Stamos is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where he studied electrical engineering and computer science.

Speakers (15)

Val Rahmani

Val Rahmani

Independent Non-Executive Director
London Stock Exchange Group

Val Rahmani was appointed to the Board of the London Stock Exchange Group in December 2017. She has previously been a non executive director of Aberdeen Asset Management and is currently a non executive director of US listed companies RenaissanceRe Holdings and Computer Task Group. 
During her distinguished career, Ms Rahmani spent almost 30 years at IBM, working in a variety of positions both in the UK and in the US including roles heading up internet security systems and infrastructure management services. She also spent three years as Chief Executive Officer of Damballa, a computer security firm.

Troels Oerting

Troels Oerting

World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity

Troels Oerting is the Head of the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity. Prior to joining the Forum, Troels was Group Chief Security Officer and Group Chief Information Security Officer for Barclays. Before that, he was at Europol where he held several roles including Head of Europol’s Counter Terrorist and Financial Intelligence Centre and notably, Head of the European Cybercrime Centre.

He began his career in law enforcement and held multiple senior roles within the Danish National Police including Director, Serious Organized Crime Agency and Director of Operations,
Danish Security Intelligence Service.

Erez Liebermann

Erez Liebermann

Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity and Privacy Vice President, Regulatory Law

Erez Liebermann is Prudential’s Chief Counsel on cybersecurity and privacy matters. He leads a team on a wide range of cybersecurity and privacy legal, policy and investigative matters. He serves as primary counsel to the Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, and IT Risk on information security and privacy matters. In this role, he also oversees the High Tech Investigations Unit. Together with the Information Security Office and IT Risk, he works closely to review the enterprise’s cybersecurity programme and update executive management on the enterprise’s programme. He also serves as a point of contact to regulators and law enforcement on cyber security matters and provides updates to the enterprise on the regulatory and threat landscape. Since joining Prudential in 2014, Mr Liebermann has also worked on response planning for a cybersecurity and privacy incidents including technical and business oriented tabletop exercises. Through his work with the High Tech Investigations Unit, he oversees investigations into cyber incident response, cyber crimes, privacy breaches, and intellectual property theft, as well as E-Discovery production and computer forensics. Previously, Mr Liebermann led Prudential’s Corporate Investigations Division (CID), which consists of attorneys and investigators responsible for investigations relating to internal and external fraud, regulatory matters, employee misconduct, and sales practice.

Prior to joining Prudential Financial in 2014, he spent 10 years as a federal prosecutor. He served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, and Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section. Additionally, he oversaw the white collar units, including Economic Crimes, National Security, Healthcare and Money Laundering. He was the lead prosecutor on numerous cyber, securities, and fraud matters, including United States v. Drinkman, the largest credit card data breach investigation and prosecution to date, involving the theft of over 160,000,000 credit and debit card numbers. 
Mr Liebermann is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, numerous letters of recognition from the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Prosecutor of the Year Award by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. He is a frequent lecturer on cybercrime, privacy, and fraud and previously taught Cybercrime Law at Rutgers University School of Law.
He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and received his law degree from Columbia University Law School.

Amanda  Creak

Amanda Creak

Managing Director and Head of EMEA Technology Risk
Goldman Sachs

Amanda Creak is the Head of EMEA Technology Risk at Goldman Sachs. She joined the firm as Managing Director in 2018. She has more than 20 years of experience in cyber and information security, specialising in cyber consulting and regulatory engagement. She began her career in 1991 as a systems developer building and maintaining secure systems for the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence. In 1998, she joined Ernst and Young’s newly formed UK cyber security team, where she focussed on consulting for banks, regulatory entities and other European financial organisations. Ms Creak also played a key role in the cyber leadership team, with responsibility for European penetration testing services and the United Kingdom technical cyber team.

She previously held roles on the Information Security Forum Security Council and CREST advisory groups for incident management and penetration testing.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of Wales, Swansea.

Jeremy  Fielding

Jeremy Fielding

Kekst CNC

Jeremy Fielding is Chief Executive Officer of Kekst, CNC and Co-Chair of its cybersecurity practice. He provides strategic guidance and communications counsel to boards of directors and management teams of international and U.S. public companies and private institutions across industries. For 20 years, he has advised clients on their most pressing and high-profile communications initiatives, including strategic challenges and opportunities. His client engagements span a wide range of special situations, as well as ongoing strategic positioning and investor relations activities.

Mr Fielding has significant experience counseling clients on Cybersecurity matters and other Crisis Communications; Bankruptcy and Restructurings; Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation and Regulatory Support; and Alternative Investments. His crisis experience includes: leading teams advising on cybersecurity and data breach incidents; providing counsel on managing issues related to product quality, recalls, and consumer-related concerns for numerous public and private companies; supporting the special committees of boards at companies and organizations, resulting in management changes, litigation, and engagement with regulators or law enforcement authorities; and organising and facilitating bespoke crisis simulations, senior management teams, and communications staffs.

Mr Fielding holds a B.A. in International History and Politics, with Honors, from the University of Leeds, an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. He is President of Central Synagogue in New York.

Peter  Brown

Peter Brown

Group Manager (Technology Policy)
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Peter Brown joined the ICO as Senior Technology Officer in 2015, working as part of team of specialists responsible for the development and delivery of technical and information security expertise. He moved to the position of Group Manager (Technology Policy) as the ICO’s technology function expanded.
The Technology Policy Department monitors and researches the technology environment for developments that may impact on information rights. It provides technical advice and guidance to the ICO on new technologies and the technical aspects of data breach investigations and complaints received. The department also produces specialist guidance for UK organisations and contributes to ICO’s work at European level through the Article 29 Working Party.

Prior to joining the ICO, Mr Brown was responsible for information technology and network security at a specialist consultancy. As part of this role he developed and implemented the company’s information security and data protection policies.

Cate  Pye

Cate Pye

Associate Partner, UK and Ireland Security and Government Cyber Sector Lead

Cate Pye leads EY’s Security and Government Cyber Sector, and is part of EY’s UK and Ireland Cyber leadership team. She has worked extensively at senior levels in the government and private sector advising on policy, strategy and the delivery of large programmes and change initiatives. This has included advising senior corporate and department leaders on
information security.
Prior to joining EY in 2010, Mrs Pye held roles in the Ministry of Defence and Cabinet Office leading on international policy and overseas relationships. She has spoken widely at industry events and published thought leadership on the challenges the government sector faces.

Ray Stanton

Ray Stanton

Senior Vice President and Group Chief Security Officer
TDC Group

Ray Stanton is currently the Group CSO and SVP security for TDC, a Danish based Nordics Telecoms and Media company. He has also been a security leader at Airbus UK, British Telecom, and more recently National Grid - a large national energy provider in UK and US. He has built and delivered numerous global security programmes and run global business and security teams. Mr Stanton has been recognised internationally for his experience in security, risk and incident management and consulted and presented to numerous governments and key global forums; including: World Economic Forum on Cyber Resilience, The US Federal Reserve Bank and Central Bank of England.

Kevin Duffey

Kevin Duffey

London Digital Security Centre

Kevin Duffey is an advisor to the London Digital Security Centre and leads the Cyber Rescue Alliance. He specialises in helping Board-level executives to lead business recovery when digital defences are breached.

Mr Duffey has worked in "cyber" and "security" for three decades and his past roles included: CEO Nordics, CEO Asia, and Board member of Logica's 6,000 person UK business. As Group GM at International SOS, he oversaw the evacuation of 4,000 people during the Arab Spring and helped over 10 million individuals travel safely abroad. Early in his career, he helped launch the first mobile phone networks in several countries, and was elected among the 100 inaugural members of the GSM Association Hall of Fame.

Vanessa  Neill

Vanessa Neill

Managing Director
Kekst CNC

Vanessa Neill is a Managing Director and Head of Kekst CNC in London and Co-Head of the firm’s financial services practice.  She has over 18 years of experience in strategic corporate and financial communications, helping clients of publicly listed and private companies to build and execute strategic communications programs to support their business objectives alongside managing their reputation.

She has provided strategic counsel to clients in a number of sectors including financial services (banking, private equity, hedge funds, insurance and asset management), retail, technology, healthcare, real estate, industrial and renewable energy and advised on a number of issues including crisis situations, leadership transitions, organisational change and litigation.

Prior to joining Kekst in March 2018, Ms Neil was head of communications for the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division at Credit Suisse, providing strategic counsel to senior management, the CEOs of a number of countries in the EMEA region and the product heads in the investment bank. She sat on the bank’s EMEA Reputational Risk Committee and formed part of the Brexit Working Group. In September 2017, she led the strategic communications and marketing for the launch of the Impact Advisory and Finance Department.

She holds a BA in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London and successfully completed the Corporate Affairs Academy course at the Said Business School, University of Oxford in 2014. She is a Trustee of the Queen’s Club Foundation in London.

Ben  Curson

Ben Curson

Kekst CNC

Ben Curson is a Partner at Kekst CNC. He is a senior financial, corporate issues and crisis management adviser, with long-standing experience in communications across a wide range of situations, sectors and geographies. He provides strategic counsel to senior executives and teams at global companies and institutions. Mr Curson has particular experience of working with global businesses and leading financial and corporate communications campaigns across multiple markets. He also has significant experience of working with clients on crisis communications, and leads the company's work in cyber security. Prior to this, he was Managing Partner at Instinctif Partners responsible for the Corporate and Financial Services teams. Having begun his career as a broadcast journalist and press officer at the Co-operative Group, he has subsequently spent most of his career in consultancy, firstly as a Partner at Penrose Financial and then as Group Managing Director at H+K Strategies in London.

Mark  Young

Mark Young


Mark Young advises clients on cybersecurity, data protection, and online IP matters. He has particular expertise in security incident preparation and management, regulatory compliance, and providing strategic advice and advocacy on a range of EU law reform issues. He is a partner in Covington’s London office, where he has practised for over ten years. Mr Young counsels clients on practices to protect business-critical information and comply with national and sector-specific regulation, and on preparing for and responding to cyber-based attacks and internal threats to their networks and information. He has helped a range of organisations respond to cyber and data security incidents, regularly advising on notification obligations and liaising on behalf of clients with regulators in the UK, EU and internationally. Mr. Young also advises global companies, particularly in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors, on all aspects of data protection law. This includes providing practical guidance on analysing and using personal data, transferring personal data across borders, and potential liability exposure. He specialises in advising in relation to new products and services. He has been deeply involved in the development of the GDPR and has helped multiple clients prepare for it, including in relation to the new data breach notification requirements.

Anthony  Dagostino

Anthony Dagostino

Global Head of Cyber Risk
Willis Towers Watson

Anthony Dagostino is responsible for the global cyber strategy, product development and thought leadership at Willis Towers Watson. In his leadership role at Willis Towers Watson, he focusses on developing and delivering an integrated cyber risk management proposition to help clients more effectively assess and minimise cyber risk across their enterprise.

With over 15 years experience in cyber risk management, he has a broad background in cyber insurance underwriting, broking, and related risk mitigation techniques in employee solutions, incident response, and vendor management. He also has a background in non-cyber financial lines insurance and alternative risk transfer programmes. Mr Dagostino is a regular speaker at industry events and has been published in a wide array of publications. 

Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, he has held a variety of leadership roles with insurers Chubb (formerly ACE Group) and The Hartford as well as experience as a venture capital analyst focusing on emerging technology companies.

Mr Dagostino earned a B.A. in both economics and business administration from Muhlenberg College and is an active member of the FBI’s Infragard programme. He is also actively involved in various public sector working groups and private sector councils across the globe.

Pavel  Balashov

Pavel Balashov

Head of Identity and Security Services

Pavel Balashov is the Head of Identity and Security Services at Swedbank. He possesses a great experience in cyber security combining with a proven track record in management. He has been working at Swedbank for the last 17 years, one of the top banks in the Nordics and Baltics. He is currently driving the cyber security domain forward in his role of internal provider for commoditised security controls. His experience embraces driving transformation, with a focus on incorporating the security gene into the organisational DNA. Building the teams and the functions to address the security challenges, covering identity management, cryptography and key management, malware and threat management. Pavel’s first-class network within the cybersecurity and management domains that enables him to employ the best people, tools and practices around the world. Located in Estonia and working in Swedbank.

David Bond

David Bond

Security and Defence Editor
Financial Times

David Bond is the Financial Times' Security and Defence Editor. Based in London, he joined the FT in 2016 as European Media Correspondent. Before joining the FT he was the BBC’s Sports Editor. He led BBC News’ on-air coverage of major national and international sports stories on flagship programmes such as the BBC 1 News at Ten and Radio 4’s Today Programme. He covered the London 2012 Olympics, the 2010 South Africa World Cup and the FIFA corruption scandal.


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Hannah Kuchler

Hannah Kuchler

US Pharma and Biotech Correspondent
Financial Times

Hannah Kuchler is US Pharma and Biotech Correspondent for the Financial Times, with a particular focus on how technology is transforming healthcare. For five years, Ms Kuchler served as FT’s San Francisco Correspondent where she covered Silicon Valley and technology with a focus on social media and cyber security. Ms Kuchler was previously a London-based UK news reporter for the FT, covering British politics and general UK news. Prior to this, she worked on the FT’s newsdesk, as Asia Correspondent for FT Tilt in Hong Kong, and covered US markets in New York.  Before joining the FT in 2009, Ms Kuchler was the Editor of The Oxford Student and won the Guardian’s Student Reporter of the Year award in 2008. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Modern History from Balliol College, Oxford.

Why Attend

  • Find out about new legislation on the horizon and how this may impact your business or organisation requirements and obligations
  • Troubleshoot with public and private sector to ensure that government initiatives are meeting demand and filling all the necessary gaps
  • Learn how to build a security-focussed culture across your Board through an interactive cyber attack scenario planning session
  • Network with cyber​ experts, board members and C-level executives at this exclusive, invite-only event, to be held under Chatham House rules

Who Attends


Businesses – Financial Services, Insurance, Energy, Telecommunications, Utilities, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Entertainment, Manufacturing and Transport

Policymakers – Federal, State and Foreign governments; Supranational Bodies

Public Sector Organisations – Police, Security and Intelligence Services, Healthcare, Emergency Services, Industry Regulators 

Service Providers - Software Vendors, Technology Platforms, Law Firms, Consultancies

Influencers – NGOs, Universities, Research Institutes, Industry Associations


Board Member, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Data Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Legal Officer , Chief/General Counsel


Past Attendees

Aflac AIG Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Alcatel-Lucent American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Ann Inc. AOL Bank of America Bank of New York Mellon Barclays Bloomberg CA Technologies Cargill Center for Audit Quality Cisco Citigroup Columbia UniversityConEdison CrowdStrike CVS Health Darktrace Deloitte & Touche Deutsche BankE*Trade Embassy of Canada Ernst & Young Federal Bureau of Investigation FedEx Ford Motor Company Fortune Freddie Mac Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer GE Capital Google Haliburton Hill and Knowlton Strategies Hogan Lovells Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Huawei Technologies USA IBM International Monetary Fund JP Morgan Chase Kelley Drye Liberty Mutual Insurance Lockheed Martin Mayer Brown McGraw Hill Merck Microsoft Moody's MUFG Union Bank Nasdaq Palo Alto Networks PNC Financial Services Group PwC Ropes & Gray SAP Shearman & Sterling Sidley Austin Standard Chartered Bank T. Rowe Price Target The Carlyle Group The World Bank Time Warner Cable UBS United Rentals US Chamber of Commerce US Department of Defense US Department of Homeland Security US Department of Justice US Department of the Treasury US Navy Visa Wells Fargo WWE



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EY believes a better working world means helping clients solve big, complex industry issues and capitalise on opportunities to grow, optimise and protect their businesses.

EY’s multidisciplinary cybersecurity team helps clients meet a set of diverse requirements which can arise from a compliance problem such as GDPR, a security or data breach, a client moving into a new market, a merger, a de-merger or an acquisition.

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BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communication solutions and services, with operations in over 180 countries. We own and manage a global network, supporting some of the world’s largest companies and playing a critical role in protecting the infrastructure of the UK.

BT Security is one of the fastest-growing parts of our business, with over 1700 customers using our portfolio of security consulting, managed security services, continuity and identity services. We have 2,600 security experts protecting our consumer, corporate and government customers, and work with law enforcement agencies across the globe to help make the internet a safer place.

CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business—from apparel to energy—is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, at CA we create software that fuels transformation for companies in the application economy. With CA software at the center of their IT strategy, organisations can leverage the technology that changes the way we live—from the data center to the mobile device. Our software and solutions help our customers thrive in the new application economy by delivering the means to deploy monitor and secure their applications and infrastructure.

For almost 100 years, Covington has been a recognised international leader in the field of law, representing sophisticated clients in highly regulated and specialised businesses in disputes, transactions, public policy, and regulatory affairs.

Our Cybersecurity practice has unsurpassed experience addressing the most significant cybersecurity matters confronted by commercial enterprises. We have assisted clients in responding to scores of cybersecurity incidents, ranging from security breaches perpetrated by inside actors, to sophisticated external attacks involving millions of customer and employee records, to several of the largest cyber-related financial crimes on record.

Garrison has pioneered an innovative security platform to counter the highest impact cyber threat to modern enterprises: that of persistent and targeted attacks which exploit corporate Internet connectivity. Browse the web, click on any link, open any attachment – Garrison’s unique hardware approach to secure browsing provides risk free Internet access that is commercially affordable, highly secure, and delivers a great user experience at enterprise scale.  

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei is committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Its products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.

Kekst CNC was formed in late 2018 when two of the world’s premier strategic communications firms, Kekst, founded in 1970, and CNC, founded in 2002, combined their teams and capabilities. Our global team of more than 250 experienced professionals serve clients from our 12 offices in New York, London, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Brussels, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Stockholm where Kekst CNC is JKL.

As institutions around the world compete for capital, business and talent, they are increasingly scrutinized for their strategic readiness and judged by how they respond to challenges – and communicate their actions. Investors demand that risk is being defined and managed appropriately and broadly that boards and management teams are ahead of the curve. Prospective employees want to understand and be part of a collective mission and purpose in which they can believe. And communities around the world require responsible partners on whom they can count. We are ideally equipped to help global business and institutional leaders address these challenges and opportunities. We partner with them to develop and execute the necessary integrated communications strategies to gain the confidence of key stakeholders in this era of accelerated change. That is why many of the world’s leading companies and organizations, as well as many fast- growth companies and prominent individuals, seek the deep experience, proven judgement, and objective counsel of Kekst CNC.

As trusted advisors, the firm brings expertise on such high stakes matters as: M&A, shareholder activism and governance, crisis communications, restructurings, regulatory investigations/resolutions, litigation support, investor relations, IPO communications, issues and reputation management, change management and employee engagement, as well as digital and social communications. Kekst CNC’s judgment and counsel is supported by objective insights, based on access to proprietary research, data and analytics capabilities. 

Kekst CNC is part of the  Publicis Groupe , the world’s third largest communications group.

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries.

We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance.

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Our work at the Columbia University Center for Technology Management focuses on three pillars: Technology Strategy, Leadership, and Management. We recognize that the accelerating changes created by technology are existential threats to every organization and to the personal value proposition of each individual.

At the Columbia University Center for Technology Management, a university-wide center, we help you address these existential threats – and your organization's need for a 20-year Vision – by integrating Technology Strategy, Leadership, and Management to create and maintain strategic viability for your organization and for you personally.

The Columbia University Center for Technology Management is university-wide, giving leaders and organizations access to the resources and expertise of all of Columbia’s major schools, including Columbia Business School and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The Center for Technology Management at Columbia becomes the place for leaders and organizations to go, to build and maintain their strategic viability.

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European Risk Management Council is a think tank of Chief Risk Officers and risk management executives from banks, insurances, asset management firms and other financial institutions, consultancies and global industrial companies operating in Europe. The Council operates in London since 2011 and representatives of more than 150 organisations participated in the Council’s think tank meetings. Focusing on the key themes in risk management, regulation and compliance, the Council provides an opportunity for industry discussions and facilitates professional communication and knowledge sharing in the risk management, regulation and compliance. The Council’s mission is to create an environment that allows effective sharing of the best industry practice in risk management and building trusted working relationships with regulators and policy makers.

The leadership community engages in cross-collaboration and promotes management, leadership, winning practices in healthcare. With the active engagement from thought leaders and almost 100 well-respected national and international associations and congresses, HealthManagement provides comprehensive information related to Executive Management, Imaging, Healthcare IT & Cardiology.

The ICLG series provides current and practical comparative legal information on a range of practice areas. These comprehensive guides follow a question and answer format to ensure thorough coverage of each topic within different legal systems worldwide. Each guide draws together the collective expertise of our contributors to provide a valuable and convenient resource, updated annually.

The ICLG series provides a practical insight for general counsel, government agencies and private practice lawyers, keeping them abreast of law and policy globally.

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2017 Testimonials

“It may have been the ultimate forum. Leading cyber-security experts from industry and government having topical conversations with knowledgeable investigative journalists serving as moderators who hit fast forward and went directly to the heart of the issues.” Timothy Masluk, CSO, BNY Mellon

“Insight from my peers around Cyber Security topics made this a great investment in time." Jeff Fawcett, Director, Cisco

“Great platform to exchange with a large variety of people and get deep dives on current issues and trends.” Carl Schmidt-Ehemann, Lufthansa

“Relevant, current and thought provoking.” John Coffey, FCE Bank plc

“The FT harnessed its height as an international institution to attract some top tier speakers to its podium and panels and enrich us with insight from James Arbuthnot and Robert Hanningan among others.” Adam Mockett, Moorgate Capital

“I got inputs that allow me to verify current state of cyber security concerns addressing on the Banking and corporate environment" Pedro Cunha, Credibom S.A.

“I was able to network with numerous representatives from different industries around Europe. Also, I got to hear about current events and thinking from a range of industries around Europe.” Jeff Day, BT plc

“To hear insights and identify gaps and vulnerabilities in this sector” Dr Sally Leivesley, Newrisk Limited

“Amazing job team! Another great year of relevance and engaging talks!” Jennifer Arcuri, Hacker House

“Interesting update for the financial world” Andy Taylor, ASMG Interational

“Quality delegates and very topical high level subjects” Roger Whitehead, ASO Casaire (cyber security)


Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Gain access to 200 Senior Executives from the Cyber Security Industry, who will be attending the event;
  • Brand alignment with the FT and its unrivalled credibility;
  • Demonstrate thought leadership around the current critical cyber security issues affecting businesses;
  • Benefit from sustained international visibility through our advertising and marketing campaigns

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