Implementing a people-first cybersecurity strategy

About this event

According to Deloitte, Cyber attackers see the pandemic as an opportunity to step up activities by exploiting the vulnerability of employees working from home. Prior to the pandemic, about 20% of cyberattacks used previously unseen malware or methods. During the pandemic, the proportion has risen to 35%.

More worrying, a Palo Alto Networks survey noted that 35% of companies reported that their employees either circumvented or disabled remote security measures.

And yet, Gartner says cybersecurity spending is slowing as Boards push back and question what has been achieved after years of heavy cybersecurity investments. Boards and senior executives are asking the wrong questions about cybersecurity, leading to poor investment decisions, says the analyst.

Gartner warns that many current approaches to improve cybersecurity are falling short of providing appropriate and defensible levels of protection. With 96% of phishing attacks arriving by email, why do organisations rely on employees as being the last line of defence?

Google and Facebook were victims of a Business Email Compromise (BEC) in which cybercriminals set up a fake company impersonating Taiwan hardware supplier, Quanta Computer. When presented with real-looking invoices, both promptly transferred in total $100 million to the hackers, who also created fake contracts and lawyers’ letters to ensure the transfers were accepted by banks.

According to the 2021 Global DMARC Adoption Rate Report, among 1331 banks in Asia, 53.5% do not have DMARC configured, leaving their customers vulnerable to cyber risks. Among those that have adopted DMARC, only 16.6% have adopted a Reject Policy leaving the rest still vulnerable to attacks by email.

Banks with improper DMARC implementation could reach anywhere from 200K to 2 million spoofed emails within a day, possibly containing an array of malicious files or email related cyberattacks.

Welcome to Implementing a people-first cybersecurity strategy where we deep dive into the issues surrounding your cybersecurity strategies and offer workable approaches for both CIOs and CISOs to improve your approach to securing the customer and the company’s cybersecurity posture, while delivering better ROI on security investment strategies.

You are invited to a FutureCISO Breakfast virtual briefing where we will reveal:

  • How to build a business case and executive narrative
  • Use DMARC as stop phishing emails from getting through
  • Build an outcome-driven approach to cybersecurity

And of course, the starting point to get to all the above. Stop treating your employees as the last line of defence. Secure your seat to the CISO Breakfast Club now.

Who Should Attend?

  • CISO, IT Security Director and other senior IT leaders with IT security responsibilities


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Time Topic
10:00am Welcome & Housekeeping

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY
10:05am Opening Keynote: Threat Landscape 2022 and Why You Should Care

Gadi Sinai, Director Singapore and Hongkong, PROOFPOINT
10:25am FIRESIDE CHAT: Interview with CISO

  • The current state of security readiness in the industry
  • Addressing people problem as the weakest link in IT security management
  • Solving the talent gap that exists in the security practice
  • Advice for CISOs, security professionals, even CIOs in creating a people-first cybersecurity strategy

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Leonard Ong, Senior Director | Regional Information Security Officer, APAC, GE HEALTHCARE
Scott Lee, Head of Cybersecurity, SATS
10:45am Keynote: Top 5 Tips for CISOs Implementing a People-First Cybersecurity Strategy

Yvette Lejins, Resident CISO APJ, PROOFPOINT
11:05am Panel Discussion: What Works and What Doesn’t in Cybersecurity?
  • Managing different types of insider threats
  • Middle ground approach to take against ransomeware attackers
  • Ensuring cybersecurity awareness in hybrid workplace
  • Resetting security strategies while minimizing disruption and stress in the workplace for both employees and the security team
  • Key components of an effective people-centric defence strategy
  • Deploying a cybersecurity strategy that is optimised for a cloud-first, digital native environment

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Jasmine Goh, Head, Digital Security, EPF MALAYSIA
Apol Salud, Head of Security Engineering, MERALCO
Yvette Lejins, Resident CISO, PROOFPOINT APAC
11:35am Ask the Expert

Philip Sow, Sales Engineering Manager, PROOFPOINT
11:50am Closing Remarks
12:00pm Wrap Up & End of event

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY


Allan Tan

Allan Tan


Allan Tan