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FT-OPTIV CISO BRIEFING

Cyber is broken. Is the damage irreparable?

London |
Speakers include:
Dr Kevin Jones

Dr Kevin Jones

Airbus

Ria Thomas

Ria Thomas

Brunswick Group

Robert Duncan

Robert Duncan

Direct Line Group

Overview

This invitation-only forum is designed to give C-suite security executives the news and tools they need in one concise and hard-working briefing. Join us to hear cybersecurity authorities engage in frank and timely discussions directed by expert FT journalists, and take advantage of networking opportunities within this very senior peer group.

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Full overview

Headlines about cyber security continue to dominate the global news agenda. Senior executives are well aware that successful breaches of their cyber defence pose a significant risk to customers, resources, reputation and bottom line. As the threat landscape becomes increasingly murky and difficult to navigate, the cybersecurity ecosystem is evolving to meet it: a dizzying array of products and services, all constantly updated and reworked by thousands of different vendors and providers.

In this fast-paced, high-stakes environment, cybersecurity leaders are juggling an impossible variety of business imperatives. Identify the most efficient solutions in a crowded cybersecurity market; fight for the resources to attract and retain world-class talent; keep an eye on digital transformation, continually evaluating new products and services; navigate the physical and cultural obstacles impeding secure transformation. And all the while, stay abreast of a range of threat vectors, and ensure that board members are kept informed of the company’s cyber hygiene headlines.

It is clear that the role of cybersecurity teams, and the environment in which they are operating, have become overwhelmingly complex. How can security leaders identify the most efficient tools and processes to manage cyber-attacks? How can they accelerate their business’ cyber maturity and improve operational outcomes proactively, rather than on the back foot? Can the industry itself be streamlined to become more business- friendly?

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Agenda - 13th Nov

  • 8:30am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Dan Thomas, Chief UK Corporate Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Opening Keynote

    Cyber is broken. Is the damage irreparable?

    Andrzej Kawalec, European Director of Strategy & Technology, Optiv

  • 9:25am
    Rethinking Security: from reactive to predictive
    • Risk vs threat: the traditional ‘outside-in’ approach focuses on identifying specific threats and reacting with new processes and technology. What are the benefits of focusing instead on risk mitigation? How can cybersecurity executives shift their strategy and planning from threat-centric to risk-centric?
    • Turning strategy into execution: how can CISOs drive development of tailored, bespoke solutions based on their risk tolerance, business model, compliance requirements and technology investments?
    • Risk-ridden legacy: while many companies are setting up solid cyber defences, insufficient time is put into the safe retirement of old IT infrastructure and the rethinking of relationships with legacy 3 rd party providers. How can CISOs manage this continued source of vulnerability?
    • IoT, botnets, smart malware, self-defending networks: how does the onslaught of new technology affect cyber security operations? What are the risks of new technologies, and how can CISOs be manage these without inhibiting the innovation that their companies rely on for growth and market share?

    Ahana Datta, CISO, Financial Times

    Dr Kevin Jones, Acting Group CISO, Airbus

    Andrzej Kawalec, European Director of Strategy & Technology, Optiv

    Crawford Thomas, Global Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence, Credit Suisse

    Moderated by Dan Thomas, Chief UK Corporate Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:10am
    Networking Break
  • 10:30am
    Comms Masterclass: communicating up and down the chain of command
    • Up: although board-level company leaders are keen to tick the boxes in terms of cyber compliance, they do not require a strong grasp of cybersecurity. How can security experts cut through esoteric discussions and focus on the business headlines that the board need to hear? How can they translate key insights to successfully pitch for investment and resources to improve cybersecurity offerings?
    • Down: how can CISOs minimise paperwork and ‘security bureaucracy’, instead focusing their skills and experience on educating their workforce to effect real change in operational security? How to attract, retain and develop young talent? How can CISOs lead educational efforts such as penetration testing and vulnerability bounties, aimed at increasing security interest, competency and awareness at the operations level?
    • Along: cybersecurity operations must keep pace with business model innovations across the rest of the business. At the same time, security is not a domain of its own; ultimately it can only be ensured in practice by the owners of the product, service or business line in question. How can CISOs overcome internal politics and competition to develop security-led strategy at enterprise level?
    • Outside: what external resources are available to security teams? What are core governance guidelines that CISOs should be following, where is their regulatory and supervisory support, and how can they make better use of it?

    Robert Duncan, CISO, Direct Line Group

    Killian Faughnan, Group CISO, William Hill

    Ria Thomas, Global Co-Lead, Cybersecurity, Brunswick

    Moderated by Dan Thomas, Chief UK Corporate Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:15am
    CISO bulletin: live problem-solving

    Participants will put their heads together to discuss specific problems faced by top-flight CISOs in today's disjointed, overly complicated security landscape. Each table will tackle a different problem, before our expert speakers retake the stage to give their best tips.

  • 11:55am
    Chair's Closing Remarks

    Dan Thomas, Chief UK Corporate Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:00pm
    Lunch

Speakers (7)

Dr Kevin Jones

Dr Kevin Jones

Global CISO
Airbus

Dr Kevin Jones is Acting Global Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Digital Security Officer; leading digital security initiatives, transforming the digital security function, and coordinating digital security activities across the business. Prior to this he was Head of Cyber Security Architecture, Innovation and Scouting at Airbus, leading a global network of teams, projects and collaborations including research & innovation and technology scouting for cyber security across IT, ICS and Product security. He is active in the cyber security research community, has published numerous papers and holds a number of patents within the domain.  He also works closely with government agencies on cyber security topics, in addition to European programmes such as the EU Cyber Security Public Private Partnership. He is a Member of the BCS, IEEE, ISACA, and ISC2 and is accredited as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and ISO27001 Lead Auditor. Dr Jones holds a BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Distributed Systems Integration from De Montfort University, Leicester where he also obtained his PhD. 

Ria Thomas

Ria Thomas

Global Co-Lead, Cybersecurity
Brunswick Group

Ria Thomas is the Global Co-Lead for Brunswick’s Cybersecurity offer. She has deep expertise in private and public sector cybersecurity strategies and policies, including advising senior government leaders, Board members and C-Suite executives on enterprise-wide crisis preparedness, incident response and corporate resilience strategies in the face of significant cyber-attacks.

She joined Brunswick from Washington-based management consultancy, Obsidian Analysis, Inc., where she was Principal and Senior Director for Cybersecurity. In this role, she led the firm’s cyber practice, which advised senior government and corporate leaders on the development and execution of cyber-focused resiliency strategies. Prior to Obsidian, she was the Managing Director of Occid-Orient Strategies, which advised private sector companies expanding within the cybersecurity markets in the Middle East and Asia. Previously, Ria was Director, Cybersecurity and Counterterrorism, for Global Strategies Group, where she headed the practice advising select Middle East and Asian governments on critical national security issues.

Ria began her career with the U.S. Federal government, where she specialized in security, foreign policy, and counterterrorism. After leaving government service, she worked for Fabiani & Company, where she advised private sector companies on U.S. Federal government market entry. Specifically, she established the firm’s advisory capabilities on promoting advanced cybersecurity technologies in the defence and security market. Ria is an attorney licensed by the State Bar of New York, with a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Centre and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Relations from American University.

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.

In addition, he is a course designer and lecturer at Columbia University teaching Cyber Security - Executive Strategy, Response, and Risk Management as part of their Masters of Science in Technology Management degree programme.

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.

Ahana Datta

Ahana Datta

Head of Cyber Security and IT Risk
Financial Times

Ahana Datta is the Head of IT Risk and Cyber Security at the Financial Times. Previously, she spent over four years in the UK government in positions at various departments like the Ministry of Justice, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Government Digital Service and the National Cyber Security Centre. As the first ethical hacker in central government, Ms Datta led the formation of the first cyber security engineering team outside the intelligence services. She began her cyber security career by hacking into ATMs for a cash machine provider.

Killian Faughnan

Killian Faughnan

Group CISO
William Hill

Killian Faughnan joined William Hill in January 2019 as the Group CISO responsible for security governance and technology for all William Hill brands in Europe and the US. Prior to joining William Hill, he was CISO at GTT and Interoute, both in the telecoms industry, and The Rank Group, a UK gaming/gambling operator. He has established himself as a leader in the area of security while understanding and supporting commercial business concerns in the companies he has worked in. Along with professional certifications he also has an MSc in Security & Forensics and an MBA.

Crawford Thomas

Crawford Thomas

Global Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence
Credit Suisse

Crawford Thomas spent 20 years as an officer in the British Army working in both operations and intelligence. After leaving the military Crawford transitioned into normal life and cut his teeth in the corporate world working for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank in Glasgow as the Head of Threat Intelligence. After a successful and enjoyable 3 years, Crawford moved to London to take on his current position as the Global Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence for Credit Suisse where he has been for 18 months.

Andrzej Kawalec

Andrzej Kawalec

EMEA CTO & Director of Strategy
Optiv

As EMEA CTO, Andrzej Kawalec is responsible for Optiv’s security strategy, service and technology architecture in the region. He works with clients and partners to drive digital and cyber security transformation throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Andrzej has a track record of working at the board-level across public and private sectors, helping to define and promote digital and cyber security strategy.

Andrzej brings to his role at Optiv more than 20 years’ experience with some of the world’s largest companies. Most recently, as CTO and Head of Strategy and Innovation at Vodafone, he led the company’s enterprise vision of cyber security preparedness in the age of digital, mobile, cloud and IoT for more than 462 million users. He previously served as CTO and Director of Security Research at Hewlett Packard (HP) where he was globally responsible for enterprise security strategy, roadmap, research and development and market engagement. Prior to joining HP, he held a number of positions at companies such as Siemens, Compaq, Currie and Brown, Vistorm and EDS.

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FT Chair (1)

Daniel Thomas

Daniel Thomas

Chief UK Corporate Correspondent
Financial Times

Dan Thomas has been the Financial Times' Chief UK Corporate Correspondent since September 2019. He was previously the FT's Executive News Editor, Deputy Companies Editor and Telecoms Editor. Prior to that, he worked as the FT’s Property Correspondent. He has also reported for FT Money and FT Weekend’s personal finance supplement.

Prior to joining the FT in March 2007, he was an assistant editor for Property Week. Dan holds a postgraduate degree in Journalism from City University and a BA in English and Philosophy from Manchester University. He was named Business Journalist of the Year at the LSL Property Awards and awarded IBP News Reporter of the Year – both in 2010.

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