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25th January 2021 13:30 - 15:00 Online

Do you want to be the Finance Director who admits that s/he should have paid more attention to IT security? The most successful investor, Warren Buffett, is often quoted saying, “In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” Buffett is also famous for saying that you should only invest in things/organisations that you understand, which is a potential problem for FDs faced with requests for more investment in IT.

This session is for CFOs and FDs who need to be able to speak the language of CIOs and Security Specialists and understand the "investment proposition".

As technology becomes more complex and threats more sophisticated, it’s a challenge to keep your online environment and physical infrastructure secure.

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) ten steps to cyber security breaks down the task of defending networks, systems and information into its essential components and JISC has matched their key member services to those ten steps, shown in a graphic on the NCSC website.

As the main supplier of network services to the Higher Education sector, JISC has a range of services and in-house expertise that make sure the teaching and research environment is as secure as possible. This Time to Talk session, led by Steve Kennett, will explain how network security is not just about JISC and that university budgets to ensure your security need to be set carefully against the risks you face. Steve will use some anonymous examples from across the HE sector as well as some well-known examples from across the wider economy.