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Wednesday, June 5 • 14:00 - 15:00
They are the Champions: how to build and maintain an effective cybersecurity champion programme within your organisation

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In this presentation, we will look at how to maximise your security awareness programme and improve incident response by developing a security champions programme. A security champions programme is a network of people within an organisation who are not cybersecurity professionals but work as a security representative, functioning in much the same way as health and safety officers. This can be a great way of scaling up your awareness-raising, improving two-way communications between the infosec team and the rest of the organisation, enhancing security without needing a big budget and improving the likelihood of an employee reporting an incident. But, building and maintaining a champions programme from scratch can feel daunting. It's also very important to align a champions programme with your company culture, which means you need to understand your current culture, how long culture-change can take and what elements of culture will be impacted by a champions programme. That’s where we come in! In this talk, Kevin Millwood and Jessica Barker will use their real-world experience of champion programmes to outline:

· Why a champions programme can be such a good idea for cybersecurity
· Steps you can take to establish a champions programme from scratch
· Why cybersecurity culture matters, including defining what we mean by "cybersecurity culture"
· How you can get busy people to become security champions when it is not part of their day job (and they won’t get paid for it)
· Ways to monitor the effectiveness of your champions programme
· What some of the pitfalls of a champions programme are, and how to avoid them

If you’re interested in the human side of cybersecurity and you want to make people the strongest link in your security, this is the talk for you.

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Kevin Millwood

Cyber Risk Manager, Hargreaves Lansdown
Kevin Millwood has over 11 years of leadership and hands on experience across IT and Security across various sectors. Currently holding the post of Cyber Risk Manager for Hargreaves Lansdown, Kevin looks after a strong team security team, which includes around 80 Security Champions... Read More →
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Jessica Barker

Co-Founder and co-CEO, Cygenta
Dr Jessica Barker is a leader in the human nature of cybersecurity. She has been named one of the top 20 most influential women in cyber security in the UK and in 2017 she was awarded as one of the UK’s Tech Women 50. She is Co-Founder and co-CEO of Cygenta, where she follows her... Read More →

Wednesday June 5, 2019 14:00 - 15:00 BST
Track 1 ILEC Conference Centre 47 Lillie Road London SW6 1UD