Risk in Focus | Deep dive into cyber security 2019

7 November | Manchester

Risk in Focus provides a touchpoint for internal audit to benchmark over 300 organisations across seven European countries. This event will provide an overview of these key risks and how organisations are facing them.

One of the most prevalent risks that has emerged from research relates to cyber security, which follows on from the previous two years of the risk in focus research. This session will focus on a deep dive into cyber security, with four experienced speakers who will provide their perspective across various sectors. Including key cyber risks and their experiences of mitigating these.

What will I learn?

  • Recognise the key risks of cyber security from the last 12 months
  • Understand the different approaches and techniques for auditing cyber security
  • Learn the different internal audits you can undertake to manage the risk of cyber security


Joe Johnson - Committee Member, North West committee

Derek Jamieson - Regional Director, Chartered IIA

As the Regional Director of the Institute's Scotland committee, Derek has extensive experience in the financial industry, including DSL and KPMG. Derek’s current role with the Institute will shape the future approach to development of the profession across the other regions in the UK and Ireland.

Asam Malik - Director, Mazars

Asam leads Mazars Technology Solutions Practice in the UK, which provides IT advisory and assurance services to clients. He has over 18 years’ experience advising clients on how to better leverage technology and manage technology and data risk. Asam specialises in IT strategy, cyber security, digital disruption, transformation assurance, IT assurance, third party assurance, data analytics, ERP systems, system selection, IT resilience and business continuity, CIO and board technology advisory.

Chris Atkinson - Manager in Cyber Risk, Deloitte

Chris is a Security Practitioner with over 15 years’ experience spanning cyber risk, threat assessment, incident response, strategy development, change management and programme governance. Part of Deloitte’s cyber practice in the UK, Chris has worked with a variety of clients across the public services and energy sectors.

Mahbubul Islam - Head of Government Transformational Security, The Cabinet Office

Mahbubul is a Chartered Security Professional and has worked in the security profession for over 12 years, covering various functional security roles - eight years of which he spent in security leadership. Mahbubul has taken a converged approach to security assurance, audit and delivery, and often transitions between physical and cyber pillars of security based on project engagement.

CPE core competencies

  • Delivering internal audits
  • Improvement and Innovation
  • Assist management in identifying practical solutions to address issues
  • Communication
  • Understand the organisation’s business risks and related internal control activities
  • Critical Thinking

4 CPE points


12:00 - 12:30 Lunch and networking
12:30 - 12:40


Joe Johnson

12:40 - 13:25

Risk in Focus 2020

Derek Jamieson

13:25 - 14:10

Cyber security – Key Risks and how to protect against these

Asam Malik

14:10 - 14:30 Refreshments and networking
14:30 - 15:15

Digital transformation and its impact on security assurance

Mahbubul Islam

15:15 - 15:55

Cyber Security Human Factors

Chris Atkinson

15:55 - 16:10

Closing Remarks

Joe Johnson

This event has been organised by our North West committee.

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