George Spanoudakis
Research Centre for Adaptive Computing Systems (CeNACS), School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, City, University of London
Keynote title: Cyber security risks: Comprehensive mitigation through technical, contractual and financial mitigation mechanisms


The ever increasing sophistication and intensity of cyber security attacks requires organisations to  make use of not only on up-to-date, state of the art security controls for their systems but also other complementary security risk mitigation mechanisms, including, for example, security service level agreements (CSLAs), cyber insurance policies (CIPs) and effective cyber security training. The orchestrated use of such risk mitigation mechanisms, requires organisations to develop a good understanding of the risk landscape that they need to address, as well as of the effectiveness, benefits, cost and complementarities of the available alternative mechanisms whether they are purely technical such the traditional security controls, or contractual and financial such as CSLAs and CIPs, and eventually make rationalised decisions about using the right mix of them. This keynote presentation explores this complex decision making problem and outlines directions towards a systematic approach in tackling it.

Important Dates

Submission of event proposal: November 20, 2018
Paper submission (sharp / no extension): May 14, 2019
Position paper submission: June 4, 2019
Author notification: June 25, 2019
Final paper submission and registration: July 10, 2019
Final deadline for discounted fee: August 1, 2019
Conference date: September 1-4, 2019

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