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Telecoms, Media and Technology

FT Cyber Security Summit

Defending a Digital Future

London |
Speakers include:
Alex Stamos

Alex Stamos


Dr Alison Vincent

Dr Alison Vincent


Erez Liebermann

Erez Liebermann



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 rules, day 1 will highlight government and board-level discussions on how to drive cyber security resilience and compliance across the organisation.

On day 2 there will be interactive scenario planning and response activities for CISOs and their teams. Moderated by FT journalists, the fifth annual FT Cyber Security Summit will continue to explore global cyber threats being faced and explore the business preparedness, resilience and solutions required to ensure a robust defence. 

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2017 Testimonials

“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 fifth 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 experts will talk about a range of issues, including preparing for what’s next, building a security-focussed corporate culture, driving adoption of Nextgen security solutions, maintaining credibility after a hack, how to approach data privacy; in addition to interactive business continuity and resilience scenario planning activities. 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.


Keynotes (2)

Alex Stamos

Alex Stamos

Chief Security Officer
Dr Alison Vincent

Dr Alison Vincent

Group Chief Information Security Officer

Dr Alison Vincent is HSBC’s Group Chief Information Security Officer. Based in London, she joined HSBC in July 2017. She holds a PhD in Cryptography and Combinatorics from Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr Vincent came to HSBC from Cisco where she held a variety of senior positions after joining the company in 2001, including Chief Technology Officer, UK and Ireland and Chief Software Development Officer, Video Products.

Speakers (14)

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.

Alison Barker

Alison Barker

Director of Specialist Supervision, Supervision – Investment, Wholesale & Specialists
Financial Conduct Authority

Alison Barker was appointed in December 2016 as Director of Specialist Supervision, within the Supervision Division at the Financial Conduct Authority. She has responsibility for financial crime regulation, technology and cyber risk, client assets and the prudential supervision of 22,000 firms, and she leads on complex cases such as payment protection insurance (PPI) and interest rate hedging product reviews. Her division provides specialist expertise to the FCA, and engages with national and international stakeholders on related policy issues. Prior to her current role, Ms Barker was the Head of the Infrastructure & Trading Firms Department, within the Supervision Division. The department brought together responsibility for the supervision of key market infrastructure such as Recognised Investment Exchanges, trading firms and commodity brokers, high frequency traders and specific supervisory regimes for LIBOR, other benchmarks and regulated covered bonds. Ms Barker joined the Financial Services Authority in 2009 and was responsible for the Supervisory Oversight Function, assessing supervisory quality. She has also supervised the UK’s client money and assets regime and retail banking conduct regime. Prior to joining the Financial Services Authority she spent 12 years as a consultant for KPMG in the London regulatory practice, working on a range of regulatory programmes for financial services organisations. Before joining KPMG she worked for Lloyds Banking Group in senior compliance roles.

Simon Hodgkinson

Simon Hodgkinson

Chief Information Security Officer

Simon Hodgkinson is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at BP. He is responsible for cyber security across the Group, including strategy, governance, architecture, education, counter threat operations and incident response.

He joined BP in 2002 and has held a number of senior IT leadership roles in Supply and Trading and Corporate & Functions. Prior to becoming CISO, he was the VP, Infrastructure and Integration Services. During this time, he has driven a significant improvement in IT operational integrity, led a transformation programme (to establish a Cloud and digital workplace platforms) and has spearheaded the commitment to improve employees’ IT experience.

Mr Hodgkinson has a wealth of IT knowledge and experience from across BP and externally. He led the CISO function in BP Supply and Trading organisation between 2009 -2012, where he successfully delivered a programme to improve cyber controls, many of which have been implemented across the BP group.

Prior to joining BP, he worked in IT for a dotcom, an investment bank and commercial software companies.

Phil Venables

Phil Venables

‎Partner & Chief Operational Risk Officer
Goldman Sachs
Maria  Skagou

Maria Skagou

Head of Legal and External Affairs

Maria Skagou joined Vodafone Greece in 2015 as Head of Legal and External Affairs. Prior to Vodafone, she has held senior roles at law firms and in FMCG and media industries. She holds a degree from the Athens University School of Law and a post graduate degree in Public Law from the University of Strasbourg.

Flavius Plesu

Flavius Plesu

Chief Information Security Officer
Bank of Ireland

Along with his role as a CISO of Bank of Ireland UK, Flavius Plesu is also one of the co-founders of OutThink, a team of CISOs and security practitioners who are changing the way in which organisations engage with their employees to change behaviours and build a risk aware culture.
A business-focussed cyber security leader, Mr Plesu has held senior security positions both within the public and the private sector and has lead a number of enterprise-wide security transformation programmes, in complex global organisations. Passionate about cultivating and building teams to deliver on the organisation’s mission, values and goals. His primary focus is enabling organisations understand their cyber security risk exposure to make well informed business decisions.

Dr John Meakin

Dr John Meakin

Chief Information Security Officer

Dr. John Meakin has recently retired as the Chief Security and Risk Officer at Burberry and now advises several businesses on cyber risk, including security product companies, Fintech startups and a major UK insurer. He currently acts as interim Chief Information Security Officer at GlaxoSmithKline.
Dr. Meakin is a specialist in information and systems security with more than 27 years experience. Prior to Burberry, he was Chief Security Officer for the luxury goods conglomerate Richemont International SA (ie Cartier, Montblanc and Piaget) in Geneva, with oversight over physical, information and cyber security. Previously, he has built and led security functions in a range of Banks, notably the Royal Bank of Scotland, Dresdner Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. He has also been Chief Information Security Officer of BP and Reuters. He was a founding board member of the Jericho Forum, and has served on the Customer Advisory Boards of the specialist security product companies Qualys, Veracode and Watchfire, as well as Microsoft, IBM and HPE. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and public forums on a variety of risk and security topics. He has a Ph.D. in experimental solid-state physics from Cambridge University.

Michele  Hanson

Michele Hanson

Chief Information Security Officer
News UK
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.

Dr. Marc  Hofmann

Dr. Marc Hofmann

Chief Information Security Officer

Dr. Marc Hofmann took up his position as SWIFT’s Chief Information Security Officer in November 2016. Dr. Hofmann joined SWIFT from Deutsche Bank where he held various CISO roles, most recently as Regional Chief Information Security Officer for the UK and Ireland. He has more than 20 years’ experience in security and risk management. Prior to working at Deutsche Bank, he held a number of IT security roles, among others at Ernst & Young. Dr. Hofmann holds a PhD in economics with a focus on banking regulation, IT and risk management. He is also a member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group (PSG) of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) since November 2017.

Cheri  McGuire

Cheri McGuire

Group Chief Information Security Officer
Standard Chartered Bank

As Group Chief Information Security Officer at Standard Chartered Bank, Cheri McGuire oversees information and cyber security strategy and risk management, governance, policy, training and awareness, third party security risk, red teaming, exercises, and partnerships. Prior to this, she served as Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy at Symantec where she was responsible for its public policy agenda and government regulatory and partnership strategy, that included cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, cyber crime, data integrity, and privacy. She also has held senior cyber security roles at Microsoft, the US Department of Homeland Security Cyber Division/US-CERT, and Booz Allen Hamilton. She currently sits on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Cybersecurity, and on the boards of The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and the UK Cyber Defence Alliance. She is a frequent presenter on cyber risk management and resilience, information sharing, and cyber crime, and has testified as an invited expert witness numerous times before the US Congress.

Robert Duncan

Robert Duncan

Chief Information Security Officer
Direct Line Group

Robert Duncan serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for Direct Line Group plc, a FTSE 100 constituent and the largest general insurer in the United Kingdom. In additional to its own brands, Direct Line Group provides insurance products via brand partners such as Nationwide, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Prudential plc.

Mr Duncan is responsible for the overall Information Security Strategy as well as Technology Risk and Data Privacy, and has oversight of various core teams: Security Architecture, Security Engineering, Security Enablement and Awareness, and Cyber Intelligence. He is also very active on the European speaking circuit, attending and speaking at events including FT Cyber Security Summit, the e-Crimes congress, EU focussed conferences in Brussels.

Mr Duncan has extensive international experience, having been based in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Australia. Prior to Direct Line Group, he was CISO for Euronext. He was also Head of Global Risk and Governance for Prudential PGDS division for many years, supporting the division globally with extensive travel in Asia and U.S. He holds an LLB in Law (London), MBA (Cranfield), and a post graduate qualification in Executive IT Management from Columbia University in New York.

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.

Ray Stanton

Ray Stanton

Senior Vice President and Group Chief Security Officer
TDC Group

Co-Chairs (3)

Hannah Kuchler

Hannah Kuchler

San Francisco Correspondent
Financial Times

Hannah Kuchler is a San Francisco Correspondent for the Financial Times, writing about technology with a particular focus on cyber security and social media. She enjoys telling the story of the Silicon Valley to the FT's broad international audience, wading through the complex world of cyber security to warn about the threats and attacks faced by companies and the new generation of start ups springing up to protect them. Ms Kuchler has worked for the FT for eight years in the US, Europe and Asia, covering everything from Chinese Internet companies to British politics.

David Bond

David Bond

Security and Defence Editor
Financial Times

David Bond is the Financial Times' Security and Defence Editor. Based in London, he was previously European Media Correspondent where he covered some of the biggest and best-known companies and media brands in the world.

Before joining the FT, and after a brief period working in communications as a consultant with Milltown Partners, his last role in journalism was as the BBC’s Sports Editor. Mr Bond 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 FIFA’s decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.

Mr Bond moved into broadcasting after a lengthy career as a national newspaper sports journalist. He was Sports Editor of the Daily Telegraph but also worked as a sports reporter for the Sunday Times and the London Evening Standard.

Alexis Conran

Alexis Conran

TV Presenter and Actor
Writer and former presenter, The Real Hustle

Alexis Conran, TV Presenter and Actor, is best known known as the man who identifies, uncovers and helps us to protect our businesses and ourselves, against scams. As writer and presenter of the highly acclaimed BBC TV show, The Real Hustle he is in the rare position of being able to advise and educate, even the most foolhardy, on issues surrounding security and risk (in the real and virtual world), and identify the human behaviour, communication skills and confidence tricks that the world’s top scammers rely on to achieve their unscrupulous aims.
He employs his knowledge of the dark and deceptive world of hustling, pickpockets and con-artists to speak candidly on the risks and security threats constantly faced by businesses, and to deliver important messages on the shrewdest ways to protect against the ever-increasing number of scams. His recent clients include IBM, Experian, RBS, Halifax, Aviva, Facebook, Porsche, VISA, The Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police Fraud in Action Unit. Mr Conran currently hosts his own weekly show, The Radio Hustle on Talk Radio and co-stars in the new Dave show THE JOY OF TECHS, alongside his best friend, comedian, actor and satirist, Marcus Brigstocke. He also contributes to ITV’s This Morning and BBC Radio 4 and 5Live, and was crowned champion of Celebrity MasterChef 2016.

Agenda - 15th Oct

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

    Hannah Kuchler, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 1:35pm
    Opening keynote: 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, Chief Security Officer, Facebook

  • 1:55pm
    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?

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

    Phil Venables, ‎Partner and Chief Operational Risk Officer, Goldman Sachs

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

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

  • 2:40pm
    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

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

    Peter Yapp, Deputy Director Private Sector CNI, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

    Pavel Balashov, Head of Identity and Security Services, Swedbank

    Maria Skagou, Head of Legal and External Affairs, Vodafone

    Moderated by: Kevin Duffey, Head of Partnerships, London Digital Security Centre

  • 3:40pm
    Closing keynote: 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 keynote will explore the following areas:

    • If there is a breach, what are the options 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 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?
  • 4:05pm
    Chair's closing remarks
  • 4:10pm
    Networking drinks reception
  • 5:30pm

Agenda - 16th Oct

  • 8:00am
    Registration and networking
  • 9:00am
    Chair's opening remarks

    Hannah Kuchler, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Opening keynote: Scoping the future of cyber security and how organisations can prepare for what is to come

    This keynote will review:

    • What impact will the innovation in technologies – like biometrics, predictive analytics and AI have?
    • How can AI address the fundamental challenge of legacy security protocols?
    • What is the “active defense” model and is it the right approach for anticipating and isolating attacks?
    • How can organisations ensure they are prepared and anticipate what is next?

    Dr Alison Vincent, Group Chief Information Security Officer, HSBC

  • 9:25am
    Live interview: Embedding Nextgen security solutions to drive adoption internally, across the supply chain and to consumers
    • How can flexible and adaptable security layers be enabled to allow for evolving technology and enable greater convenience and security?
    • How can we strike the right balance between security and delivering the simplicity and convenience that people demand in today’s digital world?
    • How can we ensure that consumers feel their personal information, money and identity are secure in the digital age?
    • What is the future for wearable technology and voice authentication?
    • What security technologies have huge potential in securing our digital future?
    • How can we ensure external services across complex supply chains are also secured?
    • What are the must-haves in terms of cyber security, and how can companies calculate a sensible budget for them? Should cybersecurity budgets scale up in line with the size of the company?

    Interviewee: Michele Hanson, Chief Information Security Officer, News UK

  • 9:45am
    360 degree panel: How are Financial Services continuously responding to a complex and evolving risk Environment?

    Cyber attacks against this sector have grown in number, size, and sophistication. This is complicated further by a rise in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity and global expansion which creates an even greater challenge in integrating different infrastructures, databases, protocols and computer assets across multiple jurisdictions. Defending the digital landscape in a cohesive and holistic way is a huge challenge.

    • How are financial regulators helping to protect the system?
    • Has collaboration and information-sharing between relevant institutions (government, banks, regulators) been achieved?
    • If trust has emerged as the key competitive differentiator, how will this impact the financial services supply chain?
    • What is the update on cyber-protection regulations specific to the financial industry?
    • How have the challenges of compliance to existing complex regulatory requirements, including those on anti money laundering, KYC and sanctions and data protection, been met?
    • How do cryptocurrencies and blockchain impact cyber security measures?
    • How can AI and machine learning be implemented effectively to support compliance, improve monitoring and reporting, and prevent illicit financial flows?

    Dr. Marc Hofmann, Chief Information Security Officer, SWIFT

    Cheri McGuire, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Chartered Bank

    Alison Barker, Director of Specialist Supervision, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

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

  • 10:30am
    Networking break
  • 11:00am
    Live hacker interview

    This session includes a live demonstration of the vulnerabilities within systems that can lead to your corporate data being accessed and made public. It will provide practical advice and logical methods for maintaining security. The session will also explore the importance of monitoring the entire network, and developing internal hacking skills.

  • 11:15am
    CISO thought leader dialogue: Live scenario response to a cyber security attack

    During this live session we will follow the story of a response to a major cyber incident. A number of leading cross-sector CISO panellists will then discuss the key stages of the recovery plan and how they would have responded to ensure operations were recovered quickly and the impact was minimised.

    Flavius Plesu, Chief Information Security Officer, Bank of Ireland

    Simon Hodgkinson, Chief Information Security Officer, BP

    Brian Brackenborough, Chief Information Security Officer, Channel 4

    Robert Duncan, CISO, Direct Line Group and Lecturer: Cyber Security, Columbia University

    Dr John Meakin, Chief Information Security Officer, GlaxoSmithKline

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

  • 12:15pm
  • 1:15pm
    Business continuity and resilience: Interactive scenario contingency planning round tables

    Cyber response is about asking questions and making key decisions about the recovery stage based on the understanding of the incident. Simulation of a cyber emergency scenario is a critical part of building cyber resilience into your organisation. This interactive exercise will challenge the participants to make decisions that will influence the outcome of the cyber incident story. At the end of the training there will be time to reflect on the outcome of each group’s decisions, providing insights into the impact of the decisions made.

    Each group will have a specific cyber security challenge assigned to them and a leader to guide them through the scenario response process. Once the damage has been assessed ie what is the attackers goal, what type of incident is it, how serious is the incident, has the system been compromised; you will need to agree with the group how do you isolate that breach, who has been affected and should they be informed,  how can business be resumed quickly and securely, what are the priorities, who should lead on the business continuity, what are the next steps, who needs to be informed, have stakeholders, staff or the press already found out?

    In terms of the recovery steps, what can you do to prevent the attack from happening again, are your monitoring tools and processes sufficient, which of your pieces of equipment or devices are the most vulnerable, are your critical data and systems backed-up, what is the “cyber kill chain” ie a sequence of stages required for an attacker to successfully infiltrate a network and exfiltrate data from it, how can your monitoring and response plan be improved?


    SCENARIO 1: One of your employees has opened a spam email which contained malware that has enabled a hacker to gain access to the network


    SCENARIO 2: Following a data security breach a reporter has gotten wind of details about the attack and has been in contact with you


    SCENARIO 3: The CEO is angry about how the response is going and creating more problems than they are solving


    SCENARIO 4: Your system has been compromised and there is a blackout at the power station affecting thousands of customers and putting increasing pressure on the rest of the network

    SCENARIO 5: At the airport, the customer management system has been hacked and there is no data available at this stage


    SCENARIO 6: One of the team has accidentally provided the password for a database of customer information and several unauthorized access attempts have been made


    SCENARIO 7: The CFOs laptop has been stolen from the organisation and despite being password-encrypted, the security settings are not that high and it contains very sensitive business data


    SCENARIO 8: One of your executive team members has been threatened and has provided a team of unknown hackers with detailed information of your cyber security

    SCENARIO 9: A few of your PCs infected by a ransomware attack, how can you prevent it from spreading?

    SCENARIO 10: Reports of multiple, seemingly unrelated, cyber incidents are occurring at the same time including phishing attempts and a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, how do you respond?

  • 3:15pm
    Summary of interactive scenario planning sessions
  • 3:30pm
    Chair's closing remarks
  • 3:35pm

Why Attend

  • Find out about new legislation on the horizon and how this may impact your business or organisation requirements and obligations
  • Meet cyber security experts and thought leaders from a wide range of organisations and locations to discuss how to enable a collaborative approach 
  • Troubleshoot with public and private sector to ensure that government initiatives are meeting demand and filling all the necessary gaps
  • Learn from sectors who are further ahead and better equipped for cyber security resilience and recovery
  • Test your ​cyber resilience strategy and real-life business readiness through interactive cyber attack scenario planning and response sessions
  • Network with over 150​ experts and decision-makers at this global, annual thought leadership and scenario planning event​

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


Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, IT Director, Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Director of Security/Information Security/Digital Security, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Director of Risk/Crisis Management/Business Continuity Planning, Head or Director of Fraud Prevention/Intelligence/Forensics/Investigations, General Counsel, Head of Legal Affairs, Chief Legal Officer




Day one only (15 October) - £1,999

Day two only (16 October)

Super Early Bird Ticket (ends 20 June) 

£899 + VAT

Early Bird Ticket (ends 20 August)

£999 + VAT

Standard Ticket

£1,299 + VAT

Day one and day two (15 - 16 October) - £2,898


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


Associate sponsors (1)

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.

Supporting Partners (4)

CBR Online provides the latest news and analysis for the technology sector through its website and daily newsletter, as well as exclusive premium content; dedicated, independent research studies; and the CBR Dining Club exclusive networking events for senior IT managers. Subscribe to our newsletter and read the latest here.

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.

All guides are available free to access at

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

James Durbin

T: +44 (0)207 873 4710



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