Virtual Roundtable:

Keeping the hackers at bay: Is your organisation resilient to insider and outsider cyber threats?
Thursday 7th October 2021, 09:30 (BST)

Increasingly, organisations are accepting that they can never be impenetrable to hackers. Despite investments in technology, employee training, and strong governance, the hackers will eventually get through. Using all the tools available to keep cyber safe is important. But, as we will explore in this virtual meeting, it’s just as important to have a back up plan when things go wrong.

Threats come from many directions. Most commonly it’s criminals who are after money. Sometimes it can be activists who want to disrupt operations. Rarely it is state actors who want to cause damage to economies or infrastructure. And, more often that is commonly admitted it’s employees – angry, careless, stressed or just badly trained.

So how should organisations react to these threats? The categorisation of data underpins most security strategies: you can’t realistically defend everything, so what are the most important things to protect? And what defences should you employ? Some defences are reactive such as AI-powered monitoring that allows security professionals to shut down attacks as they are happening. Other defences are proactive such as strong access management including a zero trust approach to data management.

Different threats will be handled in different ways. For instance a ransomware attack can be managed by restoring data that has been backed up.  But it is arguable that a more effective approach is to implement an immutable architecture which will stop ransomware from succeeding in the first place.

Whatever the threat, organisations need to have a plan. Many will have a detailed playbook that describes what would happen in a particular set of circumstances. But has this playbook been tested to see whether it is likely to work? And more important, have the actions it defines been practiced by senior managers so that they will be confident in the event of a breach?

In this virtual round table, we will explore the current issues around cyber security, the latest threats and the latest defences, and how organisations that do find that they have been penetrated by malicious actors can respond, so that their operations are disrupted as little as possible.

The questions we will explore

During the meeting we will focus on questions such as:

  • How can you define the cyber risks to your company and how can you express your risk appetite?
  • Who are the main cyber threat actors and how do they, and their methods of operation, change over time? How can internal threats be identified?
  • What are the main strategies organisations can use to defend themselves against data theft? What is the importance of zero trust and access management control?
  • What are the cultural and human issues that need consideration alongside technical and governance defences?
  • How can resilience be built into cyber security strategies? What will resilience mean for different threats such as ransomware, DDoS attacks and data theft? And is prevention, such as the use of immutable architecture, better than response?

During this discussion, delegates, during this virtual round table event, will explore how organisations should defend against cyber attacks and when they happen how they should best respond.

Who is invited?

We are looking to discuss this important topic with people who have a genuine passion for keeping organisations resilient in the face of cyber breaches. The event is designed for senior IT, risk and security decision makers including: CIO, IT Directors, Heads of IT Architecture and Cloud Architects; Heads of resilience, GRC, risk and business continuity; CISOs and Heads of information security. Delegates will work at large (500+ employees) organisations.

For any enquiries, please contact Mergim on 0208 349 6458 or email

This Virtual Roundtable event is brought to you by information and data security and resilience specialists Rubrik, and is only for senior executives as mentioned above. Registrations of junior professionals, consultants, solution providers or other sellers to this market won’t be accepted. To be eligible you must be employed by a corporate legal entity such as a private company: if you are a sole trader or in a partnership other than a legally incorporated partnership, we will be unable to offer you a place.

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