Debate on Impact of Cyber Security Incidents on Global Businesses – 25th March 6pm – CANCELLED

25th March 2020 at 6:15pm (Please note that this event has now been CANCELLED due to the on-going spread of COVID-19. We will re-organise this event later in the year.)

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Panellists will debate on the impact of various aspects of cyber security on global businesses.

Senior business stakeholders and board of directors have two new things on their agenda, Environment & Sustainability and Information & Cyber Security. Global businesses face even bigger challenge when it comes to the impact of information security breaches compared to a local or regional business. A breach may result in economic cost (which is almost always the case), disruption to business, damage to reputation, loss of business, legal action from the clients and customers, and possible sanctions and fine from the authorities and regulators. In case of a global business, if the data breach involves several global regions then the cost to business is considerably higher.

Countries either do not share detailed information with other countries in case of a large scale cyber attack or share limited information with very few governments they can trust. An organisation operating in Russia, China, US, UK and EU cannot expect a combined effort from all the governments to assist with an on-going attack.

What other challenges global business face due to cyber security incidents?

What is being done and what improvements can be made to improve the situation?


Shamal Faily

Shamal Faily is a Principal Lecturer in Systems Security Engineering at Bournemouth University, where he is also co-ordinator of the BU Cyber Security Research Group.

Shamal’s research explores how security can be ‘built in’ to the earliest stages of software design.

He is author of the textbook “Designing Usable and Secure Software with IRIS and CAIRIS”.

Shamal has a DPhil in Computer Science from the University of Oxford, and remains a Common Room member of Wolfson College. Prior to his doctoral research, Shamal was a software developer and design authority at Logica’s (now CGI) Space & Defence business.

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Manuel Hepfer

Manuel is a Doctoral Researcher at Said Business School, University of Oxford. Manuel’s research on cybersecurity examines the resilience of organisations in the wake of cyberattacks. As part of that research, he compares how three global organisations have responded differently to the same cyberattack. His research shows what executives and companies have learnt from the cyberattack, how companies can improve their preparedness to future cyberattacks, and how companies can enhance their organisational resilience.

Prior to his PhD, Manuel received his Master of Science with distinction from the London School of Economics, where he studied Management, Information Systems, and Digital Innovation. 

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Profiles of the remaining panellist will be added shortly


James Khan

James lives and breathes technology. He is passionate about software engineering, architecture, cyber security, digital transformation, and innovation. His expertise includes creating vision, strategy, and roadmaps for delivering business priorities. Over his twenty-four years’ career he has worked for several large organisations and start-ups, where his roles included Group Head of Information Security, Director of Software Engineering, and Head of Architecture.

Currently, James works for UBS Investment Bank as a Global Architecture Lead for Investment Bank Research. Prior to UBS, he worked with AIB Bank as an Enterprise Architect & Head of Credit Architecture and was responsible for the digital transformation of the Credit domain.

He read Software & Systems Security at Kellogg (2014).

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(Please note that this event has now been CANCELLED due to the on-going spread of COVID-19. We will re-organise this event later in the year.)