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Keynote: Don’t bury your head in the sand when it comes to cyber security

Karen Morrall is CEO of Lockdown Cyber Security and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021 Robert Brooker is Head of Forensics and Fraud at PKF GM and a speaker at Virtually Live 2021

Speakers: Karen Morrall, Lockdown Cyber; Robert Brooker, PKF GM

Schedule: 17 Jun 2021 14:00 - 14:40 BST

Overview

As we log on to our various screens and start work for the day in our familiar surroundings it is easy to forget that we are at war. In our offices, in our homes, the cyber risk is real and the effects can be devastating.

From the largest multinational to the sole trader cyber security can no longer be a vague IT issue, it is a key critical business risk. While accountants don’t need to be experts in IT or cyber security, we do need to recognise that we hold the keys to protecting a business’s most prized assets.

This session aims to demystify cyber security and explain what cyber risk actually means to Chartered Accountants and their clients or organisations.

Karen Morall, CEO of Lockdown Cyber Security, will provide practical suggestions and give insights of how to layer cyber security through people, process and technology to enhance cyber posture and improve cyber resilience for you and your clients.

As fraud is now 90% cyber related, Robert Brooker from PKFL/GM will be on hand to highlight some common cyber fraud risks. He’ll discuss the red flags to look out for and provide helpful tips and possible solutions.

Join us to start readying your defences now. 

The panel:

  • Karen Morrall, CEO, Lockdown Cyber Security
  • Robert Brooker, Head of Forensics and Fraud, PKFL/GM
 

More information

Karen Morrall is CEO of Lockdown Cyber Security and a speaker at ICAEW Virtually Live 2021
Karen Morrall ACA CEO, Lockdown Cyber Security

An ICAEW member for more than 25 years since qualifying with EY, Karen has worked in practice, IT, big data and cyber security companies on a globaleEnterprise and SME level. She co-founded Lockdown Cyber Security with a unique approach that sees cyber security through the lens of a finance professional.

Robert Brooker is Head of Forensics and Fraud at PKF GM and a speaker at Virtually Live 2021
Robert Brooker Head of Forensics and Fraud, PKF GM

Formerly Head of Fraud at Transport for London, Robert is an accredited counter-fraud specialist and financial investigator. He has led disciplinary and criminal investigations, concerning fraud, bribery, corruption, security, cybercrime, intellectual property and procurement. He has more than 20 years’ experience and is Chair of the London Fraud Forum.

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Cybersecurity isn't just an IT issue

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