Due to its focus on innovation and an increasing reliance on connected products and complex supply chains, the manufacturing sector is particularly vulnerable to hacking and data breaches. It's no wonder that manufacturing is now the most targeted sector by cyber-criminals.
In this webinar, our speakers will look at how and why manufacturers are being targeted and what businesses leaders need to have in place when the inevitable attack comes.
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William Taaffe, Chief Operating Officer, Lockdown Cyber SecurityWilliam is the COO of Lockdown Cyber Security, who see Cyber Security through the eyes of a finance professional, delivering world class training products and technical solutions. William has dedicated himself towards his passion of Cyber Security, a topic of interest since his early teens. An accomplished presenter, William has spoken on behalf of major British retail banks, the British Dental Association, BMA, BMF and numerous other professional bodies. In addition, William has been published and featured in industry magazines, educating on the topic of Digital Risk. A well-received trainer, William has worked with a variety of SME and Enterprise level organisations delivering bespoke training around Cyber Security and data protection.
Karen Morrall, Chief Executive Officer, Lockdown Cyber SecurityKaren has been a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW for over 25 years. She trained and qualified within the big 4 at EY in Birmingham, within audit where she stayed for nearly 7 years which provided an excellent grounding for her career. She has worked in numerous global Enterprise level and SME businesses and is an experienced Group Finance Director.
Karen has worked in both Big Data and Cyber Security companies, she loves technological innovation but recognises the additional risks it brings. So she has co-founded and is the CEO of Lockdown Cyber Security, which sees Cyber Security through the eyes of a finance professional, a different lens to the norm. To educate organisations, business leaders and finance professionals on Cyber Risk. With specific focus on "People risk", as the majority of Cyber incidents result from human actions, that with the right training many could be avoided.
Karen believes building a strong security aware culture is a key defence mechanism in the fight against cyber-crime. Cyber Security training needs to be layered throughout an organisation, to enhance cyber posture and build a strong human firewall.
Simon Gray, Head of Business, ICAEWSimon is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, who qualified with KPMG in Nottingham. After many years of volunteering, including District Society President, Chair of the Business Committee and Council Member, he joined ICAEW as Head of Business in December 2021. His background is in the recruitment, careers, membership and inward investment sectors. Simon has started and run his own businesses and served as a Non-Executive Director.
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