When it comes to cyber security, it is not just the financial systems that you need to worry about. The risk is far greater on the operational side, terrorists and criminals can attack your business and they can do it online. If terrorists accessed a chemical or nuclear plant then catastrophic damage would be possible.

Any critical system needs to be secure - health & safety systems, SWIFT payment systems, ATM machines on banking networks, etc. There are operational systems being run on software and computers that are 30 to 40 years old that cannot be updated. Internal auditors need to think beyond financial risks to other key risks - no big company ever went under because it made a payroll mistake.


Jay Abbott

Jay Abbott is the Founder and Managing Director of Advanced Security Consulting Limited (JustASC).

Advanced Security Consulting is part of the Falanx Group of Companies and is a specialist security services organisation offering consulting, managed services, penetration testing & training, focussed on improving their client’s ability to manage the cyber threat landscape.

Jay has over 20 years of industry experience in technology and security. He is a respected keynote speaker who is regularly quoted in the press and a trusted industry expert.