Many if not most companies are stuck in ‘fire, aim, ready’ mode when it comes to their cyber strategies, fighting off incidents as they come in with precious little time to remediate the root cause of the issue.
Leading security functions are now adopting an economic centric view of how they allocate their finite security dollars. Attend this session to learn about the real economic value of information on the ‘dark web,’ how this can inform your security strategy, as well as learn through several case studies how cyber security is having a real impact on business performance of companies, large and small alike.
- Comparison of information's economic value on the dark web
- Learn how cyber is influencing company economics and business performance
- Tie economic value and business performance to security strategy
About Stan Byers
Stan is a leader in EY’s cyber economics practice, which is expanding understanding of the strategic business risks related to the evolution of new digital technologies and geopolitical and economic incentives and tactics of malevolent cyber actors. Previous work focused on economic governance and investment policies in emerging and frontier markets. This included serving on the White House National Security Council as the lead for economics and development for the Afghanistan-Pakistan Directorate, advising the National Security Advisor and the President on economic strategy in the region. Stan was the USAID Senior Advisor for Energy and Trade for the Power Africa Presidential Initiative, which was designed to reduce private investment risks in order to expand energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also served as an advisor to the White House and the Department of State on the growth of extractives and the power sector in developing countries. With the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan, Stan was the Development Advisor to U.S. Special Operations Forces and founded an internal troubleshooting team to strengthen U.S. stabilization operations. Other work in Afghanistan included directing a survey of private business to guide the first IMF Investment Climate Assessment in a post-conflict country and a nationwide analysis of media development and information consumption patterns.
About Steve Currie
Steve Currie is a senior manager in the cybersecurity practice of Ernst & Young (EY) LLP. With over 15 years of experience at EY, he has led engagements at clients ranging from Fortune 25 companies to local private firms. He is a global leader in EY’s Cyber Program Management (CPM) competency, specifically collaborating with clients to develop solutions to address current challenges, such as supply chain security for connected products.