Cyber Security for Business Leaders 2019




FPC Office

In today’s world senior managers need to play a key role in ensuring an effective cyber strategy is in place. By taking cyber risk seriously you can help minimise the financial and reputational impact of a successful attack.

Two-thirds of mid-market businesses have experienced an attack, for those that haven’t it’s only a matter of time. The impact of a successful attack is severe resulting in loss of revenue and huge business disruption, cyber risk is a serious risk for everybody.

In addition to the disruption a cyber-attack causes other impacts include:

  • Employees will have to spend valuable time in dealing with the fallout and business plans are put on hold
  • Customers and suppliers can start to question whether the organisation can be trusted with their data.
  • Employees lose confidence in the management team

FPC have joined forces with Endpoint IT, a consultancy which provides technology and change leadership expertise. This half-day course is free to attend for FPC members.

To attend this course you don’t need to be a technical expert, you need to be aware of the risks and understand what steps your organisation can take to minimise the risk.

What the course covers

A general introduction to what it is, and what It isn’t.

What are the risks?

Here we aim to provide insight to the type of threats that exist globally, their potential impact, and the probability of these threats directly impacting your business.

This section includes a real case study (names replaced for confidentiality); which will take the attendees through a timeline of events from initial infection, to early stages of impact, through disaster, stabilisation, and eventual recovery. This will involve open discussion on mistakes made, things that went well, and lessons that could be applied to other organisations.

What does good look like?

What are the practical things that can reduce risk? Examples including, governance, staff awareness, external services, roles and responsibilities in the organisation, removing legacy, and the basics of risk management.

There is no such thing as 100% secure

This closing section talks about cyber resilience -­‐ preparing for events and ensuring you can recover quickly, with limited damage. This is very much about planning for the inevitable in a cost effective, pragmatic way.