Noord Live.

Virtual Boardroom

Don’t Compromise on

Security in a Crisis

August 26, 2020 | 3:00pm BST

Duration: 90-mintues

Hosted by

Recent CNBC survey shows that 36% of respondents reported that cyber threats had increased since employees began working from home

Due to the continued crisis sweeping the globe, IT and security teams have had to pivot and act fast to address business continuity challenges during this critical time. In some cases, due to negative economic realities, this has meant cutting corners and compromising on security beyond the comfort level of the security team. The Covid-19 pandemic has also resulted in an exponential uptake in people working remotely, away from the office, which has offered a level of security we used to take for granted but now may not be as strong as it was before.

Businesses can’t afford to stifle productivity when business continuity depends on employees being able to perform their duties without unnecessary obstacles to success.

As a result of the ever-evolving situation, adversaries are further evolving their Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs). The virtual boardroom will be an opportunity for participants to openly share and discuss with their peers from similarly-sized organisations, to share examples, challenges and tangible solutions they’ve directly experienced in recent months and how to mitigate the risks associated with the ‘new normal’ working landscape. Throughout this virtual boardroom, the chair will also be able to discuss what their research teams are directly seeing now, in terms of advanced adversary TTPs – before and during this unprecedented crisis.

Throughout the 90-minute virtual boardroom, you’ll hear real-life case studies of how businesses have transitioned or are planning to evolve their security in the near future, as well as insights into the scale of this transition during a time of unprecedented change in the way in which we work and the effect it has had and continues to have on a wide reach of industries.

We will also discuss:

  • Overview of the current security landscape and foreseen challenges
  • Analysis into the rise in security issues seen across multi-sector businesses and the direct impacts associated
  • An in-depth look at how adversaries are already moving swiftly to exploit the current situation and how to respond to them
  • Shared insights into the effectiveness of endpoint security from the perspective of each participant
  • How and why organisations should never be dependent on the response speed of humans
  • Key takeaways: Resources to better equip yourself, your team, and the wider business in which you work within

The virtual boardroom is an opportunity for you to refresh your resources and better equip yourself, your team and the wider business in which you work, with shared insights and forward-thinking approaches from the other participants, on how you can manage the latest TTPs to avoid your systems being compromised.

Companies already due to participate include: Honeywell, L&Q Group, Vonage Business Systems, The House of Lords, Rentokil Initial, FBN Bank, Mullen Lowe Group, Richmond & Wandsworth Council, Norinchukin Bank, The Law Society, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Boardroom Moderator.

Roger Sels

Roger Sels

VP Solutions, EMEA

Roger leads BlackBerry Solutions for the EMEA theatre. He serves as a trusted advisor to client’s C-Suite with a focus on maximizing their cyber program value and impact. Before joining BlackBerry Cylance, Roger was the founding Chief Information Security Officer at DarkMatter LLC. Roger acted as a trusted advisor and management consultant to executives in several Fortune-50 companies for several years, most recently with blue chip organisations including Deutsche Bank, AXA Technology Services, and ING. His engagements during this time saw him formulate strategies and carry out large security transformation programmes, mostly in the fields of security operations, penetration testing, and incident response.

Why Attend.

Why you should register:

  • Analysis of results gained from a recent CNBC survey which reported that more than a third (36%) of respondents reported that cyber threats had increased since employees began working from home

  • Learn how adversaries are evolving their methods and attacks to profit from the current environment

  • Gain clarity on the potential for security compromises to be made due to business continuity challenges and how this will offer a critical review of cost-effective options left to protect the business from adverse effects

  • How additional investments during the global pandemic may not seem attractive, but smart investments have the potential to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and therefore be more attractive long-term to the business

Value-led takeaways participants will gain by attending:

  • Develop a greater understanding of how to increase cyber resilience during a highly dynamic crisis

  • Forward-thinking approaches to cope with negative economic realities both now and in the future

  • Best practices and steps to take to mitigate the risks due to the new normal and ensure all potential lapses in security are mitigated effectively

  • Examples of how to enable a wide range of users to easily access firewall-protected business resources via both company-managed and personal devices

  • Gain tangible insights on how to develop a secure work-from-home environment today

Solution Partner.

BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 150M cars on the road today. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security management, encryption, and embedded systems.

BlackBerry’s vision is clear – to secure a connected future you can trust.

“Solid event to share experiences with peers. Reconfirming & reassuring.”

Global Head of Analytics, Shell