Directors' Download Series: Cybersecurity


A matter for all directors and senior executives


Cybersecurity continues to be a critical issue for boards and senior management. According to a recent report by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which was funded by Intel, the likely annual cost to the global economy from cybercrime is more than US$400 billion to a possible maximum of US$575 billion. Not to mention the public relations cost of cybersecurity breaches. It is not enough for directors to defer questions of cybersecurity to the IT department, or to a “specialist” director with an IT background. Cybersecurity is a matter for all directors and they must understand the risks and how to mitigate them.


This is the second event in our new Directors' Download Series, an interactive session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions of our industry experts and even share your own experiences with participants.


This session offers our members an unique opportunity to network with peers whilst improving your governance knowledge and practices.



Dr Riaz Esmailzadeh MAICD

Professor of Management of Information Technology at Carnegie Mellon University Australia, and the director of Information Security concentration in the Information Technology Master’s degree program, Riaz has over 29 years of experience in the ICT industry.

Tom Kent
Managing Director, TK Specialty Risks Pty Ltd (underwriting agency). Tom has worked for Axis Specialty Australia and Vero servicing intermediated insurance business across various classes, including Management Liability, Cyber & Multimedia Liability, Professional Indemnity and Financial Institutions Liability.


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