transformation in the age of cyber-terrorism
Friday 12 May 2017 we woke up to news that organisations around the world
including the NHS were being targeted by a ransomware attack by the WannaCry
cryptoworm, which affected computers running the Microsoft Windows operating
system by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments in the Bitcoin
cryptocurrency. While IT departments and security researches scrambled to limit
the damage, many organisations discovered for the first time that knowledge of
how well prepared they were for such an attack was something the Board did not
advent of cloud computing and the opportunity to transform an organisation and
the way it operates its IT can significantly increase the chances that it can
weather such attacks or at the very least be better prepared for them. However,
the ability of organisations to be able to execute large scale transformation
and retirement of technical debt through adoption of the cloud is not simple
and many organisations simply don’t know how to get started.
us on 12 July 2017 at 6:30pm to hear from Mario Thomas, Chartered Director and
Senior Consultant, Global Advisory and Stephen Quigg, Principal Security Architect both
from Amazon Web Services who will be sharing with us some of the insights they
have learned from engagements with companies around the world who are
transforming their businesses in the age of cyber-terrorism to the cloud.
will present the organisational challenges he typically finds whilst Stephen
will present the technical challenges he typically encounters with customers
beginning the journey. At the end of the session you will have valuable insights
to be able to return to your business and put them into effect.
*Please note that registration is open to Chartered Director alumni only. To find out more on how to become a Chartered Director please click here.
*The event will be held in the wine bar annexe, but the wine bar will be open and available for the purchase of refreshments.
Originally qualified as a Software Engineer, Mario has over 20-years of commercial and technical experience of digital, IT and organisational transformation; business, IT and cloud strategy; corporate governance and cloud computing. Mario is a Senior Consultant in AWS Global Advisory, working with AWS customers in the Consumer Services, Financial Services, Retail, Media, Publishing & Entertainment, Manufacturing, Business Services, Oil & Gas, FMCG and Logistics industries. He leads those customers in the reinvention and transformation of their organisations through the use of the AWS Cloud. Mario was elected as a Chartered Director in 2006 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in 2015.
Stephen loves technology and security. He helps people build their confidence and secure their content as they move their stuff to the cloud, with a combination of broad and deep know-how, enthusiasm and pragmatism. As Principal Security Architect for AWS Global Accounts, he leads the conversation on security, resilience and compliance with some of the largest banks and enterprises, regulators and governments as the cloud transforms how people consume and use technology. His wide-ranging role included helping customers understand how AWS practices security; and how customers can build on these secure foundations to meet their own risk, security and compliance needs.
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