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The latest disclosures about serious cyber security breaches affecting UK financial institutions and their customers have emphasized the scale of the threat. Yet it is estimated only 1 in 5 firms communicate effectively with executive management about cyber-attacks, weak cyber-security features repeatedly in FCA disciplinary cases and Boards continue to devote insufficient time and resources to this critical issue.
The FCA rules, guidance and ‘standards’ for cyber-security are still vague and principles-based, despite the increasing sophistication, volume and variety of cyber-attacks affecting regulated firms. Adding to the challenge are the different standards and requirements in the US and Europe, which need to be navigated by firms whose activities are conducted cross-border.
This practical course is designed primarily for Compliance, Risk and Legal professionals in small to medium sized regulated firms who number cyber-security among their responsibilities. It will also be of value to IT specialists who are new to cyber-security in a FCA regulated environment. It will help you keep up to date with developing best practice and the evolving rules, guidance and standards in this fast changing and increasingly important area of business and regulatory risk.
Specifically, attending will help you:
This course will make use of structured presentations, CASE STUDIES and SYNDICATE EXERCISES to explore and illustrate regulatory expectations and developing best practice in cyber-security for financial services organisations.
Topics covered may include but are not limited to: