PwC: James Hampshire, ‘Cyber security as a business risk’

Intro: James Hampshire, Senior Manager Cyber Security, PwC

James is a cyber security advisory specialist who leads PwC’s cyber security team in Birmingham, and has a leadership role in PwC’s national cyber security practice supporting clients in the retail and consumer sectors.

James began his career in national law enforcement in the UK, initially chasing drugs, guns, stolen vehicles and people traffickers with the National Criminal Intelligence Service, Serious Organised Crime Agency and National Crime Agency.  Between 2011 and 2013 James was seconded to the UK’s Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) as head of threat assessment, where he played a senior leadership role in cyber security threat assessment and incident management for the 2012 London Olympics. He was also a founding member of the UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit in 2013, leading international engagement on cybercrime.

Since moving into cyber security consulting in 2014, James has worked with a range of clients to build, assess and improve cyber security defences, and respond to security breaches. In particular James works with Board and Chief Information Security officers of FTSE100 retail and consumer clients.

James is a regular speaker and writer on cyber security issues.

Lecture Topic: ‘Cyber security as a business risk’

Held on 30th January 2019, at Aston University

When we think about cyber security we first and foremost think of technology. During this talk, I want to share with you how thinking of cyber security as a challenge that exists in the IT domain which can be solved through technology, is a dangerous fallacy. I will discuss how cyber threats which are primarily human-driven need to be addressed at board level, sharing my experiences of what boards are asking me. I will also outline how getting the response to a cyber attack right requires a “whole of business” response.

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Cyber Presentation - J Hampshire