Strategic Cybersecurity Management Roundtable

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 9AM PST / 12PM EST / 5PM BST 

This past year broke all records for data breach losses and cyber attacks on companies, governments, and individuals. Compounding the pandemic impact, emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and 5G increased the complexity of attack surface areas. Adversaries demonstrated new levels of sophistication and risk, as evidenced by the Solar Winds hack. All of this complicates the role of the CISO, who now must be ready to speak to their cybersecurity readiness and resilience. The need for a global, strategic plan has never been more critical.

Join technology and security experts Dr. Art Langer and Robert Duncan in an interactive roundtable, where you will learn how to:

  • Build, deliver and implement a cybersecurity strategy based on threat intelligence
  • Obtain executive and board-level consensus around new cybersecurity strategies
  • Think like an adversary and develop a playbook for cyber readiness and resilience
  • Evolve the security leadership role from one perceived as technical to a business-facing, strategic role

Upon completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Columbia University Center for Technology Management (CTM), plus get access to Columbia University Center for Technology Management papers and research.

About the Roundtable Speakers

Dr. Art Langer

Dr. Art Langer

Director of Columbia University Center for Technology Management; Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University

In addition to serving as the Academic Director of the Programs in Technology Management and the Director of the Center for Technology Management, Dr. Arthur M. Langer is also Vice Chair of Faculty and Executive Advisor to the Dean. He serves on the faculty of the Department of Organization and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education (Teachers College) and is an elected member of the Columbia University Faculty Senate. He has numerous published articles and papers relating to service learning for underserved populations, IT organizational integration, mentoring, and staff development. He consults with corporations and universities worldwide on information technology, staff development, management transformation, and curriculum development. He is also the Chairman and Founder of Workforce Opportunity Services (www.wforce.org), a nonprofit social venture that provides scholarships and careers to underserved populations around the world. Prior to joining the full-time faculty at Columbia University, Dr. Langer was Executive Director of Computer Support Services at Coopers & Lybrand, General Manager and Partner of Software Plus, and President of Macco Software.

Robert Duncan

Robert Duncan

Lecturer at Columbia University Center for Technology Management and the Chief Information Security Officer for Direct Line Group plc, a FTSE 100 constituent and the largest general insurer in the UK. 

Robert Duncan serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for Direct Line Group plc, a FTSE 100 constituent and the largest general insurer in the United Kingdom. He is responsible for the overall Information Security Strategy for the group as well as Data Privacy, in addition to other Operational Risk and Assurance teams. His wider remit also includes Operational Resilience and the European General Data Protection Legislation compliance. He is active on the European speaking circuit, attending and speaking at events such as the Financial Times Cyber Security Summit, the e-Crimes congress, EU focused conferences in Brussels and various others. Robert is also a non-executive director of ORIC International, based in London, the world’s leading provider of specialist operational risk resources and benchmarking services. Prior to Direct Line Group, he was CISO for the Euronext Stock Exchange Group, which operates regulated markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal and the U.K. and lists roughly 4 trillion USD of financial products. He was also Head of Global Risk and Governance for Prudential plc PGDS division for many years, supporting the division globally with extensive travel of Asia and the U.S.

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