Accounting for Cyber-risk Conference (2020)

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3 Apr 2020

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The Accounting for Cyber-risk Conference will discuss accounting-related cybersecurity issues and opportunities such as organisational vulnerability, corporate governance, data security, internal controls, and the reporting and audit of risk disclosures.

Topics are designed for financial officers, risk officers, strategic managers, enterprise risk managers, investors, regulators, insurers, accountants, auditors and accounting academics who are interested in understanding the nature of cyber-risk, how to protect against cyber-risk with countermeasures, internal controls, and insurance, how to articulate and audit cyber-risk disclosures, how to quantify and report expected losses from cyber incidents, and how financial markets process cyber-risk disclosures.

The conference opens with a discussion of hacking techniques by Rob Shapland, Ethical Hacker and Head of Awareness at Falanx Cyber, and a keynote speech by Alexi Wellman, Chief Financial Officer of Altaba and former Global Controller and Vice President of Finance at Yahoo.

The Accounting for Cyberrisk Conference will now be hosted online.

Cyber risks.

Keynote speaker

Alexi Wellman
CFO, Altaba

Speakers and moderators

Jim Bourke
Partner and the Managing Director of Advisory Services practice, Withum

Jennifer Daffron
Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

Douglas Held
Senior Principal Security Consultant, Oracle Netsuite

Alan Jagolinzer
Professor of Financial Accounting
Director, Cambridge Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability

Vaishnavi Ravishankar
Senior Analyst, ESG, Principals for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

Rob Shapland
Head of Awareness, Falanx Cyber

Paul Steinbart
Professor of Information Systems Emeritus, Arizona State University

Michael Willis
Director, Cambridge Master of Accounting Programme

Jenny Chu
Deputy Director, Cambridge Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability

Yvonne Gallagher
Director of Digital and Innovation, National Audit Office (NAO)

Sophia Hunter
Director, IT Risk & Assurance, EY

Laura Johnson
Cyber Practice Head, Chaucer Syndicates Insurance

Angela Rizzo
Circular Economics & Internet of Things Researcher, European Union

William Smart
Global Director, DXC Technology and former NHS Chief Information Officer

Stephen Scott Watson
Director, Audit One UK and Managing Director, Watson Hepple Consulting