Virtual Boardroom

What Happens When You Get Hit by a Cyber Attack?

November 24, 2021  |  3:00pm GMT  |  UK

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The chances of a cyber security incident affecting your business are rising and have been significantly increased by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Solar Winds episode and more recent Colonial Pipeline breaches are examples of high-profile breaches.

More generally, as workers transitioned to home offices and businesses adjusted their operations during the pandemic, cyber attacks spiked by 61%. Adversaries patiently waited in the shadows and seized the opportunities brought on by lapses and compromises in security in favour of business continuity.

What really happens when you get hit by a cyber attack? What does it look like? How should you respond? And, crucially, how quickly can you respond and recover?

Join Blackberry and other senior IT and security leaders and decision makers for our interactive 90 minute virtual boardroom as we answer these questions.

*Places to this event are limited and subject to an internal approval process

Boardroom Speaker.

Roger Sels

Roger Sels

Vice President - Solutions, Blackberry

Roger 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.

During this virtual boardroom, we will focus on:

  • What should you expect when confronted by a cyber security threat?
  • How can your business become secure by design?
  • How can you prepare for – as well as prevent, detect and respond to – cyber incidents?
  • How can you quantify and clarify the effect that cyber attacks can have on your assets?

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.

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