Accounting for Cyberrisk Conference

April 2020


The Accounting for Cyberrisk 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 cyberrisk, how to protect against cyberrisk with countermeasures, internal controls, and insurance, how to articulate and audit cyberrisk disclosures, how to quantify and report expected losses from cyber incidents, and how financial markets process cyberrisk disclosures. 

Cyber risks.

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.

Keynote speaker

Alexi Wellman
CFO, Altaba

Speakers and moderators

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

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

Jennifer Daffron
Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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

Douglas Held
Senior Principal Security Consultant, Oracle Netsuite

Sophia Hunter
Director, IT Risk & Assurance, EY

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

Laura Johnson
Cyber Practice Head, Chaucer Syndicates Insurance

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

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

Rob Shapland
Head of Awareness, Falanx Cyber

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

Paul Steinbart
Professor of Information Systems Emeritus, Arizona State University

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

Michael Willis
Director, Cambridge Master of Accounting Programme