27 January 2014
Event Title: Cyber Security – Its significance, challenges and beating the threats?
Speaker: Mike StJohn-Green, Grant Thornton
Background:Why is cyber security so difficult? And why can’t the IT team just fix it? Mike StJohn-Green will demystify a topic that is too often shrouded in secrecy, obscured by abbreviations and characterised by ‘Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt’. For example, what is the real significance of stories like Shellshock and Heartbleed? What proportionate steps can you take for Supply Chain data security? Hear Mike tackle these questions, put your own questions, and find out what you should be doing about this topical and increasingly important issue.
Mike is well-known within the cyber security community as a subject matter expert and speaker. He retired from the UK government after more than 30 years working for GCHQ where latterly he ran the information security policy teams who set the rules for the UK government. Mike was also Deputy Director in the Cabinet Office’s cyber security team. He has worked with Grant Thornton for 18 months, helping their clients with reviews and audits of information security and its governance.