Free cybersecurity lecture from award-winning expert

The award-winning cybersecurity expert Professor Paul Dorey is giving a free public talk at the University of Portsmouth on Wednesday 24 January.

Professor Paul Dorey

Professor Dorey advises companies and governments in developing their cybersecurity strategies, their security capabilities and leadership.

In his lecture ‘The Rise and fall of the CISO – how the rise happened and why some are falling’, Professor Dorey will look at the role of chief information security officers (CISO) and its importance in our digital age, where digital systems are critical to the operation of companies and of modern society itself.

Even with the role of CISOs, incidents are still happening with data losses by the million or in one case even a billion personal records, some losses have involved sensitive credit information, or embarrassing information from dating sites.  We have also seen hospital systems fail because of malware infections, as well as thefts from overseas banks and damage to a nation’s infrastructure.

When an incident hits, some CISOs have lost their jobs, along with the CIO and even the Chief Executive.  Professor Dorey will look at what is going wrong and why do some companies have a cybersecurity fall?  He will examine why it is so difficult and what can be done to stop this.

The free lecture starts 4pm in Lecture Theatre 0.41 of the University’s Portland Building and will be followed by a question and answer session and refreshments and networking.

It is the first in a series of lectures, supported by the Faculty of Technology, which discuss topics related to the University’s research theme priority in Security and Risk.

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