Building Anti-Fragility into Cyber Strategy - Date TBC


Businesses need to accept that the days wondering what to do ‘if’ a cyber breach or attack occurs have been replaced by the question of ‘when’, and move to a position beyond cyber security - defence, prevention and compliance - to building anti-fragility into the constructs of their business and culture.

This roundtable discussion, led by Professor Steven Furnell, Head of the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research at Plymouth University, will bring together leaders in cyber security and businesses to delve into the key action points that organisations must address in order to respond to the ever present threat of cyber attacks. This session will raise some key discussion points, including:

  • Security is often viewed as a technical problem, and one of the key realisations is that much of the fragility comes not from the technology (although that can also be vulnerable) but from the people and the processes that surround them. Businesses need to build a culture of security, so that the issue becomes part of the collective mind-set and operations.

  • Businesses must also recognise their resilience and response to risk. What are the business-critical assets that will suffer the most impact from an incident, both in terms of destroying customer trust and therefore business reputation/credibility and in terms of business operations? How do we make their position less fragile?

  • Going beyond security compliance, how can we reduce the threat of attacks in the first place? Can we remove the value from the one thing the hackers are often looking to access – the data we hold – while still maintaining the value of the insights and intellect it delivers for businesses?

  • Can cyber resilience be considered a strategic asset in terms of ensuring customer trust and therefore driving business?


Taylor Vinters
Tower 42, 33rd Floor
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ



Date TBC

Who should be involved?

Senior business leaders including those responsible for the strategic direction of their business - CEOs, COOs, CIOs, CTOs, GCs, Global HRDs, founders.

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Speakers and panellists

Nick Mann