London, 22nd December 2014 / Sciad Newswire / Brian Lord OBE, Managing Director of PGI Cyber, will be attending the first edition of “Digital Tuesday” in 2015 as one of the main guest speakers, along with Peter Martin of the Thomas Carroll Group PLC.

The upcoming Digital Tuesday, dubbed “Resilience & risk: Cyber security uncovered”, will take place on January 6th, 2015, in Newport. The event will bring to the table current issues such as the cyber threats that businesses have to face nowadays, risk identification and management, as well as resilience building.

PGI Cyber’s Brian Lord OBE will scrutinise the current internal and external risks posed to companies of all sizes, steps that can be taken to reduce the risk and the opportunities that can arise from embracing the growing demand for cyber security skills and expertise. Along with Peter Martin, Brian will provide expert insights on 2015’s cyber threat landscape and address the legal liabilities and compliance obligations connected with the cyber security issue.

“Cyber security is a much publicised threat; often dramatised and made more complicated than necessary.  Hyping up a threat in a scaremongering way is a surefire way to ensure that organisations don’t take it seriously. The threat can’t afford to be ignored, but it is pretty straightforward to understand and manage in a balanced and proportionate way, and need not be expensive. Managing the cyber threat properly can put an organisation in a strong and advantageous trading position and puts cyber security where it belongs: as an operational risk that is examined through a business lens, and not the lens of excitable sci-fi journalism”, comments Brian Lord.

Registration for the event is now open and free. The attendees will also have the chance to network with other Digital Tuesday participants before and after the event.

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For more information regarding Digital Tuesday, visit: http://www.digital-tuesday.com/

About Brian Lord OBE

Brian joined PGI in September 2013, after 21 years with GCHQ, Brian left GCHQ as their Deputy Director for Intelligence and Cyber Operations.

Brian served in a wide range of roles for GCHQ, at home and abroad, and has deep experience drawn from many years’ experience across the breadth of Intelligence and Cyber operations. He is a leading thinker in the area of Cyber Warfare.

About PGI Cyber

PGI is a privately owned UK business offering integrated, intelligence-led risk management training solutions to combat the growing cyber threat. PGI specialises globally in the secure protection of its clients’ assets: human, physical, legal, intellectual property, financial and operational.

PGI Cyber is one of only a few companies to have met the highly stringent criteria for accreditation with the internationally respected Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST). All its core cyber staff are trained and accredited to a high standard and where necessary have relevant UK government backgrounds and experience.

PGI Cyber Academy has developed advanced cyber training courses and leads the UK market in immersive training methodologies. Its tailored range of courses is aimed specifically at those organisations and individuals who work to protect them from the growing threat of cyber-attacks.

For further information, visit:

http://pgicyberacademy.com/
http://pgitl.com/

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For press information, contact Ruxandra Gheordunescu
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07749 124 359.

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