Cybersecurity: Changing role of the Board

Cyber risks and Boards: Directors should be able to satisfy themselves that an organisation is managing cyber risk effectively. Cybersecurity has moved from the IT backroom to the boardroom. The nature and frequency of cyber threats is a growing challenge affecting organizations of all sizes and stripes. A Board of Directors’ next step in overseeing cyber risk is to shift from awareness to governance.  Noted as the #1 risk for most boards, cyber risk is complex and volatile, resulting in increased need for enhanced monitoring and governance.  To be able to withstand the high likelihood of a breach, boards need to plan for resiliency and vigilance.


This session will further enhance a board member’s understanding of the new realities of cyber risk and focus on what a board needs to do to maintain effective governance and establish long term capability to help protect and respond to an evolving cyber landscape. Our panelists will share their experiences and insights and suggest practical actions for Directors to prepare for, and defend against, such threats.


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Key Note Presenter

Sujit Christy, Director, Layers-7 Seguro Consultoria Private Limited


He is a governance, risk & compliance professional and has a business/industry, governance, risk & compliance background and counts over 20 years of experience in Financial & Information System Auditing, ERP Implementation, Governance, Risk Management, Compliance & Information Security Consulting. He is a regular invited speaker in security conferences and seminars. He is a resource person at the Center for Banking Studies, Central Bank of Sri Lanka and CA Sri Lanka. 



Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive/Non Independent Executive Director, Dialog Axiata


Wasantha Perera, CEO, CryptoGen (Pvt) Ltd/Security Consultant CSE/ Former Head of Security CSE


Dilendra Wimalasekere, CEO, Eureka Technology Partners



Ramesh Shanmuganathan, Executive Vice President/Group CIO, John Keells Holdings PLC

Event Details

Date Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

Ivy Room

Cost Members Rs. 4,000 Non-Members Rs. 5,000

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