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CyberSecurity Leadership Summit 2021

I will be speaking at this year’s KuppingerCole Cyber Security Leadership Summit, 9-11 November 2021 in Berlin. It is a great privilege and pleasure to be invited to participate in such a high calibre event. I have two items on the agenda:

From Burden to Benefit – How aligning on business purpose and objectives is critical to maximise the value of Security

In this presentation I will focus on how to position Security as a Business enabler, and how to align and cooperate with those corporate functions that are driving the Digital Transformation. This talk will draw strongly on research in the field of Organisational Leadership and how to apply it to the context of CyberSecurity and the Digital Transformation.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:00 – 12:20

Between Sugarcoating and Scaremongering – How to Position Your Governance & Risk Management Programme

Panel Discission, together with Victoria van Roosmalen, CISO and DPO at Coosto, moderated by Warwick Ashford. We will be diving into whether it is better to down- or up-play the risks addressed and uncovered by a Governance & Risk Management Programme, and how to decide which approach to take. Further participants to be announced.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:40 – 13:00

This will be the first in-person event for me in nearly two years, and I am really looking forward to it! The whole conference will be offered as a hybrid event, both for participation on-site in Berlin, and online for those that can’t make it.

Please do come and join us for this excellent event, either in person in Berlin, or online. For more details, visit the event website at https://www.kuppingercole.com/events/csls2021

Managers: Asset Or Liability In Remote Work?

As if we hadn’t noticed it already, Coronavirus is acting like a magnifying glass and accelerator for topics that were already on the horizon before the pandemic hit. Managers that act as enablers and facilitators of their teams and team members were already being seen as an important part of high-performing organisations. In the context of remote work, they become essential for team performance.

The role of managers and clear rules of engagement: lessons from remote-first companies

Source: Managers: Asset Or Liability In Remote Work?

PrivSec Global March 2021 – Creating a Cyber Security Culture

I am happy to be joining Dan Raywood, Glen Hymers and Sithembile Songo in a panel discussion on “Creating a Cyber Security Culture” at PrivSec Global on 25 March 2021 at 13:30 GMT.

For this and many more high-calibre sessions on Privacy and Security, join us online at PrivSec Global on 23-25 March. Learn more and register for free here; https://www.privsecglobal.com #PrivSecGlobal

Oliver Carr at PrivSec March 2021

PrivSec Global March 2021

I am happy and honoured to be confirmed as part of the discussion panel on “Creating a Cyber Security Culture” at the PrivSec Global conference at 13:30 GMT on 25 March 2021.

The other members of the panel will be:

  • Dan Raywood – Cybersecurity and Privacy Journalist
  • Glen Hymers – Global CISO and Head of Data Protection, Save The Children International
  • Sithembile Songo – Head: Information Security and Risk Management, Public Investment Corporation

I’m really looking forward to a lively and diverse discussion and hope you will be able to join us too. To reserve your place, just go to https://www.privsecglobal.com/register.

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Trying to bridge the gap with lots of technology.

The Oxford (Remote) Experience

Today is the first day of my Executive Diploma course in Organisational Leadership at the Saïd Business School. And while we were all hoping to be able to meet up in person at the University of Oxford to learn and to share ideas, the Coronavirus has turned, at least this first module, into a Remote Learning Experience.

Still, I am super-excited to get to know my classmates and all the experience that both they and the class faculty are bringing to this course. I am sure that this will be a wonderful experience and success for all of us, despite the surrounding circumstances. And hopefully we will then all be able to meet up under the Dreaming Spires of Oxford for the second module in May.