UK&I Chapter – October 2021


Chapter Overview

Date: Tuesday, 5th of October 2021

Time: 10.30 am – 11.30 am (GMT)

Platform: Digital Alliances

Location: Digital Alliances – Microsoft Teams Link – Invite Only

Overall Theme: Debate: The growing menace from within – Why insider threat is the biggest risk that firms face

  • 1015

    Welcome Remarks & Joining Time

  • 1030


    Session Leader: James Smith – Director – CISO Alliances

    Session Title: Digital Alliances

  • 1035

    Focused Session

    Session Leader:

    Andrew Rose – Resident CISO – EMEA – Proofpoint

    Session Title: Debate: The growing menace from within – Why insider threat is the biggest risk that firms face

    Session Synopsis

    For many years, insider threat has been a topic that CISOs have acknowledged but taken little action to address.  The infrequent events were generally low impact, and could usually be managed outside the public eye.

    The accelerated digital transformation driven by the pandemic has complicated matters as firms have rushed toward remote working and cloud adoption to solve their challenges.  Unfortunately these changes been equally advantageous to the attackers who can now compromise employees and access your corporate network under assumed identities.        


     The CISOs challenge now is how to differentiate between a well-meaning employee bending a policy to delight a client, and an external attacker using a compromised account for their own ends.

    Join Andrew Rose, Proofpoint’s Resident CISO, for this discussion regarding insider threat where we will consider

    • Why insider risk is fast becoming the primary attack path;
    • Tools and techniques CISOs use to and prioritise identify insider risks; 
    • Pragmatic controls to reduce the likelihood and potential impact of insider risk.

  • 1100

    Debate & Questions

  • 1125

    Action Areas and Next Steps