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Cyber Insecurity – Just How Safe is Your Organisation?

Thursday 09 Jul 16.00 P.M. - 17.00 p.m.

Rewind even just five years and for some companies, cybersecurity meant downloading the latest version of Norton AntiVirus software and turning a lazy eye to the relentless warning notifications that appear at the bottom of your screen.

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Written by Sam

Rewind even just five years and for some companies, cybersecurity meant downloading the latest version of Norton AntiVirus software and turning a lazy eye to the relentless warning notifications that appear at the bottom of your screen.

Fast forward to 2020, and we are witnessing wave after wave of high-profile cyberattacks targeting organisations of all backgrounds, from central governments, to local hospitals, from global mega-brands to vulnerable individuals. Japanese companies, and indeed foreign companies operating in Japan, have perhaps sheltered behind the fallacy that hackers won’t penetrate the Japanese language barrier, but that is no longer the case, and in fact Japan, with all its riches and its comparatively weak defences, is very much a target now. Throw into the mix a recent shift in workstyles with employees operating unfamiliar computer systems, combined with rapidly emerging threats in North-Asia, we see a devastating threat in being ill-prepared for a potential ‘Cyber-Covid’.

So, what steps can your organisation do avoid a data breach and keep employees safe? What pitfalls should you be looking out for? To what extent can a cyber-negligence disrupt your operations? And what industry transformations can we expect, as companies continue to become ever-more reliant on their digital infrastructure? Join us on July 9 when we will be joined by representatives of Barclays, Nihon Cyber Defence, NHS Digital Board and METI to discuss all of this and more, and learn practical steps to keep your organisation secure in the face of cyber warfare.

 

Speakers

 

Tetsuya Kodama | Vice Chairman for Asia Pacific, Barclays (Facilitator)

Tetsuya Kodama is Vice Chairman of Barclays for Asia Pacific. Based in Tokyo, he is responsible for leading and managing relationships with key clients and stakeholders in the Asia Pacific Region. Tetsuya joined Barclays Securities Japan Limited as Vice Chairman in July 2012 and was promoted to its Chairman in March 2016. He assumed his current role in June 2020. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Securities as a Managing Director, where he led the debt origination and syndication functions, responsible for creating a franchise in Japan for debt capital markets as well as for the whole group, and the Yen franchise globally to international clients.

Prior to joining Deutsche in May 2000, Tetsuya worked for nearly 20 years at the Industrial Bank of Japan. At IBJ Group he was responsible for client coverage and syndication in domestic and foreign capital markets, including a 6 year posting in London, and also supported clients’ risk management. During his close to 40 years in the financial industry, he has built a wide network of business relationships spanning the public sector, financial institutions and the industrial sector, worldwide. Tetsuya holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Tokyo and a master’s degree in Law from Harvard Law School.

Tetsuya Kodama is Vice Chairman of Barclays for Asia Pacific. Based in Tokyo, he is responsible for leading and managing relationships with key clients and stakeholders in the Asia Pacific Region. Tetsuya joined Barclays Securities Japan Limited as Vice Chairman in July 2012 and was promoted to its Chairman in March 2016. He assumed his current role in June 2020. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Securities as a Managing Director, where he led the debt origination and syndication functions, responsible for creating a franchise in Japan for debt capital markets as well as for the whole group, and the Yen franchise globally to international clients.

Prior to joining Deutsche in May 2000, Tetsuya worked for nearly 20 years at the Industrial Bank of Japan. At IBJ Group he was responsible for client coverage and syndication in domestic and foreign capital markets, including a 6 year posting in London, and also supported clients’ risk management. During his close to 40 years in the financial industry, he has built a wide network of business relationships spanning the public sector, financial institutions and the industrial sector, worldwide. Tetsuya holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Tokyo and a master’s degree in Law from Harvard Law School.

Cartan McLaughlin | Chief Executive Officer, Nihon Cyber Defence

Cartan McLaughlin has worked for 25 years based from Japan in the Financial Technology Sector based primarily on Banking but has also worked extensively in the Securities area. He has a strong background in Technology and started his career as a programmer working on strategic development projects in Japan such as the TSE and OSE move to electronic trading.

He has worked with Japanese Banks in Head office and their International Branches implementing solutions based on local requirements on a Global basis covering Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and North and South America. Notable Financial Institutions include Mizuho, SMBC, MUFG, Resona, Daiwa and Nomura.

Cartant believes that the future of corporate governance lies in a combination of Financial Technology, Regulatory Technology and Cyber Security. He is currently the CEO of Nihon Cyber Defence brining US and UK skilled government assets to the Cyber arena in Japan/Asia and Japanese institutions Internationally. He is currently the CEO of Nihon Technology Solutions bringing AML and KYC solutions and services to the APAC region primarily focused on Japan and Japanese institutions.

Read full bio HERE

 

Cartan McLaughlin has worked for 25 years based from Japan in the Financial Technology Sector based primarily on Banking but has also worked extensively in the Securities area. He has a strong background in Technology and started his career as a programmer working on strategic development projects in Japan such as the TSE and OSE move to electronic trading.

He has worked with Japanese Banks in Head office and their International Branches implementing solutions based on local requirements on a Global basis covering Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and North and South America. Notable Financial Institutions include Mizuho, SMBC, MUFG, Resona, Daiwa and Nomura.

Cartant believes that the future of corporate governance lies in a combination of Financial Technology, Regulatory Technology and Cyber Security. He is currently the CEO of Nihon Cyber Defence brining US and UK skilled government assets to the Cyber arena in Japan/Asia and Japanese institutions Internationally. He is currently the CEO of Nihon Technology Solutions bringing AML and KYC solutions and services to the APAC region primarily focused on Japan and Japanese institutions.

Read full bio HERE

 

Tomomi Aoyama | Head of Business Development, Nihon Cyber Defence UK

Tomomi Aoyama is an expert in cyber security and risk management. Her specific skillsets include:

  • ICS security management
  • Safety-based security risk analysis
  • Crisis management exercise design and evaluation
  • Social engineering
  • Business continuity planning

After gaining a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Nagoya Institute of Technology, she obtained her master’s degree in cybersecurity and subsequently was awarded a PhD in cybersecurity exercise design and management.

Throughout her academic career Tomomi worked in a number of fields related to cyber security. In her early career she focused on applying process hazard analysis (PHA) to cyber risk assessment, lifecycle security management, and human factors in cyber incident response. She conducted organizational behaviour study at the European Network for Cyber Security in the Netherlands, pursued to analyse the chain of command during an incident. Her other academic works include earthquake risk mitigation and crisis communication

Read full bio HERE

Tomomi Aoyama is an expert in cyber security and risk management. Her specific skillsets include:

  • ICS security management
  • Safety-based security risk analysis
  • Crisis management exercise design and evaluation
  • Social engineering
  • Business continuity planning

After gaining a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Nagoya Institute of Technology, she obtained her master’s degree in cybersecurity and subsequently was awarded a PhD in cybersecurity exercise design and management.

Throughout her academic career Tomomi worked in a number of fields related to cyber security. In her early career she focused on applying process hazard analysis (PHA) to cyber risk assessment, lifecycle security management, and human factors in cyber incident response. She conducted organizational behaviour study at the European Network for Cyber Security in the Netherlands, pursued to analyse the chain of command during an incident. Her other academic works include earthquake risk mitigation and crisis communication

Read full bio HERE

John Noble CBENon-Executive Director, NHS Digital / Senior Executive Advisor, Nihon Cyber Defence

John is an experienced leader with a strong track record of delivering strategic business change. During a 40 year career with the UK government, he built a succession of collaborative, diverse and high performing teams, gaining unrivalled experience dealing with and understanding the causes of cyber incidents.

His government service included helping to establish and serving as a Director of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a body created in 2016 to protect critical services in the UK from cyber-attacks, manage cyber incidents and improve the underlying security of the internet in the UK. He also designed and implemented the UK’s National Cyber Incident Management Plan.

John led the NCSC’s successful response to over 800 significant cyber-attacks, including attempted compromises of the U.K. parliament, the U.K. National Health Service and a number of other major service providers. He additionally advised the Bank of England and a range of major companies on their cybersecurity programmes.

Read full bio HERE

John is an experienced leader with a strong track record of delivering strategic business change. During a 40 year career with the UK government, he built a succession of collaborative, diverse and high performing teams, gaining unrivalled experience dealing with and understanding the causes of cyber incidents.

His government service included helping to establish and serving as a Director of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a body created in 2016 to protect critical services in the UK from cyber-attacks, manage cyber incidents and improve the underlying security of the internet in the UK. He also designed and implemented the UK’s National Cyber Incident Management Plan.

John led the NCSC’s successful response to over 800 significant cyber-attacks, including attempted compromises of the U.K. parliament, the U.K. National Health Service and a number of other major service providers. He additionally advised the Bank of England and a range of major companies on their cybersecurity programmes.

Read full bio HERE

Toshikazu Okuya | Director of the Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI)

Toshikazu Okuya is the Director of the Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) from July, 2017.

Mr. Okuya has started his career at METI from 1995. He used to be stationed in the U.S. 2010 through 2013 as a special advisor to METI at JETRO NY. After his return to Tokyo, He drafted the 4th Strategic Energy Plan at the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. Then, He was in charge of security export control and inward investment control as the director of security export control policy division, and led the amendment of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act to improve inward investment control regulation. Mr. Okuya has studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Read full bio HERE

Toshikazu Okuya is the Director of the Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) from July, 2017.

Mr. Okuya has started his career at METI from 1995. He used to be stationed in the U.S. 2010 through 2013 as a special advisor to METI at JETRO NY. After his return to Tokyo, He drafted the 4th Strategic Energy Plan at the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. Then, He was in charge of security export control and inward investment control as the director of security export control policy division, and led the amendment of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act to improve inward investment control regulation. Mr. Okuya has studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Read full bio HERE