Operational Resilience: Using the tools at your disposal to prepare for the worst | SASIG
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Tuesday 9 January 2024, 9.30am – 3pm (GMT)

In person – Canary Wharf, London

In association with


“Train hard, fight easy” is a quote attributed to the 18th Century Russian general Alexander Suvorov, which has become the mantra for militaries worldwide. But how many organisations do this, or indeed have the capacity to? It is an overused cliché in cybersecurity that there are two groups of organisations: those who have been hacked and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked. Like all clichés, this is laden with lazy assumptions but also an element of truth. For all organisations, it is not just a matter of if a cyber event will occur but when. This may be a grim thought, but there are many ways to minimise the disruptive impact of cyber events. So what other tools are in our armouries to enable us to better prepare for the inevitable?

We are delighted that Ernst and Young are hosting our SASIG event on Operational Resilience. We will explore how understanding the regulatory environment can help you improve your cyber posture, and how a transparent and collaborative approach to the security of your supply chains can help expose and mitigate vulnerabilities. We’ll also look at the implications of emerging technology on resilience, why understanding your network and who accesses it is still key, and why prior planning and preparation can prevent poor performance on a crucial day.

Presentations on the day include:

Welcome and introductions
Tarquin Folliss OBE (info), Vice Chairman, The SASIG
Jack Armstrong, Partner, EY Technology Solution
Paul Robertson, Partner, EY Technology Solution

Keynote presentation: DORA, regulation and what it means for operational resilience
Gunjan Sharma, Senior Manager, EY Technology Solutions

Operational resilience trends and challenges: A comprehensive overview
A senior representative from Wavestone

From 2023’s reality to 2024’s possibilities
Lee Rendell (info), Senior Pre-Sales Manager, Kaspersky

The never-ending game
David Hitchen (info), Senior Solutions Architect, Semperis

Panel session: Insights into supply chain vulnerability
Facilitated by Tarquin Folliss OBE (info), Vice Chairman, The SASIG
Jon Leather, Head of European Supply Chain Defence Advisory, BlueVoyant
Tynan Beresford-Wylie, Director, EY Technology Solutions
Sharon Penfold (info), Interim Director of Business Systems, University of Essex
Helen Barge, Cyber Security Representative, Federation of Small Businesses

Panel session: Why exercising and incident response plans are so important?
Facilitated by Annick O’Brien (info), VP Operations, CybSafe
Stewart Room (info), Global Technology Sector Leader, DWF Law
Jack Armstrong, Partner, EY Technology Solution
Daniel Potter, Sr Director of Operational Resilience, Immersive Labs
Jack Harrigan, Head of Cyber Governance & Accountability, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)
Elizabeth Green, EMEA Advisory & Cyber Lead, Dell Technologies

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

All SASIG events operate under the Chatham House Rule and there is no charge to attend. Refreshments and lunch will be kindly provided by our hosts.

Places at this event are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment. All applications will be reviewed, and a confirmation email with full venue details will be sent to those who are eligible within four-six weeks before the event.

If you are a member of ISACA, ICA or The Security Institute, you can earn CPE/CPD points for attending our events live/in person. Remember to log your attendance with your provider to be credited.


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