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Cybersikkerhed - Topledelsens ansvar

On the 18th of January, Danish-Chinese Business Forum held a Member Meeting with the topic of Cybersecurity and how the Boards are responsible for the implementation. The event was partnered with and hosted by Bestyrelsesforeningen at their Headquarters in Copenhagen. (in Danish)

From four great presentations, our members were given insights into the current cybersecurity issues concerning the protection of Intellectual Property Rights and keeping out professional hackers. The first speaker was Torben Waage, Partner at Kromann Reumert, who shared the latest developments in the legal, regulatory and enforcement landscape in Europe and China. 

The second speaker was Stiig Wæver, Partner at Praesidio Group, who presented real-life cases and examples of companies who had implemented cybersecurity protection, and still failed. In 2015, 95% of investigated hacking cases showed that human error was behind the intrusion. The most common mistake in these cases are still employees who open phishing mails sent out by the hackers. According to Stiig Wæver, companies have to be even more aware of cyberattacks and educate employees to be vigilant and develop a company culture where cybersecurity is a key point.

Finally, Troels Ørting, Group Chief Security Officer & Group Chief Information Security Officer at Barclays in London, shared his experience from the cybersecurity department of Barclays that currently employs more than 1000 people. His analysis of the hacking landscape and how it has changed from local organisations to international organised crime showed the audience the extreme development within the field. He explained how Barclays experiences 8000 cyberattacks each year, and how the company's serious work with the subject makes the company able to keep the hackers out.

The event ended with a panel debate where Birgit Nørgaard joined the three speakers to take on the audience's questions that ranged from prevention to the consequences of having being hacked as a company.

Watch the interviews with the speakers here or below