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Dr Konstantinos Mersinas

Associate Professor, Royal Holloway University of London

Dr Konstantinos Mersinas

11:20 - 11:55

April 18th - 10am CyberSmart Live!

Panel Discussion - Time to Fight Back: The Changing Face of Cyber Insurance

Historically, insurers have a reputation for making industries safer. However, the current ‘insure-then-protect’ model is fundamentally flawed, leading to higher policy costs and less coverage, with many smaller businesses being priced out. Through a panel discussion with industry leaders, we’ll discuss the future of cyber insurance and what needs to happen for the industry to thrive and protect businesses.
  • Understand some of the shortcomings that have historically plagued the cyber insurance industry.
  • Gain insight into the dynamics, both positive and negative, that will shape the cyber insurance industry.
  • Discover the reasons in favour of making cybersecurity a condition to gaining insurance.
  • Learn about the importance of standardising the minimum cybersecurity requirements and how we - the industry and government - can facilitate that.
  • Determine how we can better assess organisational cyber risk.
12:20 - 12:45

April 18th - 10am CyberSmart Live!

Break out session 2: The implications and practical responses to ransomware

Ransomware is increasingly being reported as a major disruption and existential threat in various industries, often manifested as double-extortion attacks. There is no shortage of guidelines and best practices for preventing such attacks, yet they still take place. In this workshop we explore industry perceptions, experiences and implications for MSPs, SMEs and supply chains with regards to ransomware. Our goal is to identify the challenges, the perceived importance of specific business operations and security services, and the practical responses to ransomware attacks.