Cybersecurity risk management workshop | Sunday Observer

Cybersecurity risk management workshop

Thilak Pathirage
Thilak Pathirage

IT Governance and Risk Consulting Ltd (ITGRC), a pioneering information security and training company will hold a Cybersecurity Risk Management Workshop on Wednesday, November 15.

The workshop will be held at Hotel Renuka, Kollupitiya and it focuses on Risk professionals in Banking and Financial Service Sector Institutions (BFSIs) which are the primary target of Cybercriminals.

The workshop will be addressed by key cybersecurity industry leaders including Digital Law Specialist Jayantha Fernando, Dr. Kasun De Zoysa, Senior Cybersecurity Consultant and lecturer at UCSC, Roshan Chandraguptha, Principal Information Security Engineer Sri Lanka CERT, Thilak Pathirage, Senior Information and Cybersecurity Consultant and DIR|CEO ITGRC Ltd., and Damith Pathirage, Cybersecurity specialist.

ITGRC’s DIR|CEO Thilak Pathirage said, “This will be a novel learning experience for the risk professionals those who are responsible for managing cybersecurity risk for which every bank is exposed either big or small. The Board is responsible to adapt proactive risk management programs in all the Banks and Financial organizations and their fiduciary responsibility is crucial when it comes to cybersecurity risks. No organization can adopt ‘black sown’ approach as the next immediate target would be yours.”

He further stated that “Cybersecurity is not Information Security and there can be only two types of enterprises in this world, either ones that have been hacked already or that will be hacked in near future.

These challengers demand corporate leaders to re-think of cybersecurity risk seriously and adapt proactive approach in developing risk base cybersecurity risk management programmes and road maps.”.