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Cyber Security for Boards, Senior Executives and Senior Information Risk Owners (SIRO)

  • Event Date: 28-06-2022

  • Location: The Investment Association Camomile Court, 23 Camomile Street, London

  • Time: Tue, 28 Jun, 09:30–13:00

Regulatory authorities have also increased their focus on how financial services companies protect their estate against information security risks. The FCA's Senior Manger Regime together with the Conduct Rules make it clear that a key responsibility for Executives is ensuring the whole business enterprise is appropriately protected from cyber-attacks. Securing the estate at a technological level together with the people awareness and training element is a key responsibility of the modern senior executive.

This NCSC certified course will provide Boards and Senior Executives with a comprehensive overview of the current cyber security threat landscape, focusing on the dynamic threats and risks to Financial Service institutions. The course includes guidance on governance and compliance topics including, SM&CR, MiFID II, NIS Regulation and UK DPA/GDPR referring to international standards and best practice.

Using relevant case studies and examples, Boards and Senior Executives will be provided with an understanding of their own leadership responsibilities with regards to the Cyber Security and Information Assurance agenda and what they need to be doing in order to mitigate risks and promote best practices within their organisations.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of cyber security and demystifying associated terms
  • Understanding of how cyber security impacts roles and responsibilities across business functions and the leadership Board Members and Senior Executives can provide
  • Awareness of threats (including Social Media), consequences and how to mitigate risks both for organisation and self
  • Overview of relevant legislation, legal rights and corporate and personal liabilities and responsibilities
  • Understanding of Information Risk and Assurance and best practices including: Strategy and Governance; Information Risk; and Risk Appetite
  • Discussion regarding Incident Management and Business Continuity
  • An opportunity to build on understanding through questions and case studies