George Quigley of the ICAEW IT Faculty to address business risks to SMEs

Next in our PICTFOR Cybersecurity speaker profiles, this week we take the business approach. Introducing George Quigley, Partner at BDO and incoming Chairman of the ICAEW IT Faculty.

George QuigleyComing with an interesting pedigree in risk and control frameworks, George is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Framework. George has significant experience in all elements of technology risk including system risk assessments, security risk assessments, implementation reviews, security policy and strategy, application control and security, technical infrastructure reviews and attack and penetration testing, both for infrastructure and web applications. His experience puts him in a unique position to outline business risks to SMEs and give valuable insights into this crucial business area.

With costs from Cyber Crime estimated by UKTI to be as high as £26.9bn a year and much of this borne by the industry, George’s contribution is guaranteed to be engaging and practical. The UK cyber security market is currently worth around £2.8 billion and continuous growth is expected in the sector, making this PICTFOR event ever more topical.

Stay tuned with the PICTFOR blog for more details on our distinguished speakers, as they become available.

PICTFOR’s event “Cyber-secure: Governments, Businesses & Consumers” will take place on Tuesday, 23rd April 2013, from 8.30-10.00am in the Jubilee Room, Houses of Parliament. If you are a PICTFOR member, please email admin@pictfor.org.uk to reserve your place, or for general enquiries.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Cath Goulding, Head of IT Security, Nominet UK
  • Andrew Little, Head of Partnerships & Public Policy at GetSafeOnline
  • Paul Martin, Parliamentary Security Director, Houses of Parliament
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