Cyber crisis management - are you prepared?

Developing next generation cyber defences and specialists

With the evolving threat landscape today, organisations must worry about far more than fraud and theft. Cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated and highly organised and they are focusing their attention to disrupting services, destroying data, and holding systems to ransom. As a consequence the risk challenges for organisations grow more complex: Regulatory fines, legal damages, loss of trust, and reputation damage are becoming part of the equation.

What does it take for organisations to tackle these challenges? It requires much more than only properly managing an incident as it happens; multiple functions and skill sets must be highly trained and coordinated to contain, manage and recover from crisis incidents. And, it also means looking ahead and securing the next generation cyber and crisis management experts.

Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge

Developing future cyber specialists

Deloitte is proud to contribute to the training and development of next generation cyber specialists by co-sponsoring the fourth edition of the European Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge and two student teams. This one-of-a-kind competition is designed to provide students across academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber crisis and conflict. The competition combines interactive learning with a competitive scenario exercise, to challenge participating teams to respond to a realistic, evolving cyber attack and analyse the threat it poses to national, international, and private sector interests.

Lessons learned

Stay tuned to get first hand insights on how our student teams experienced and managed a cross border cyber incident.


Cyber 9/12 student challenge 2018

5 - 6 April 2018

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Cyber security careers at Deloitte - what drives our specialists and what does it take?

Patricia Egger, Senior Consultant, Cyber Risk Services

"I’m a mathematician who’s passionate about people. My first exposure to security was in a cryptography course I took in high school. Later, in university, I loved that crypto had its roots in some pretty complex math, but at the same time, was used by everybody, every day. That’s what keeps me going today: the relationship and dependencies between the science of security and people. What some may not realise is that security is as much of a technical and technological topic as it is a human topic; and I think that’s what makes the field so interesting.

After my first year at Deloitte Cyber Risk Services, I can say that I have never felt bored. In addition to all the interesting client projects (spanning from Identity and Access Management to Privileged Access Management and Cyber Security Risk Assessments), I also have the opportunity to lead the Swiss chapter of Deloitte’s EMEA initiative that aims at reducing the gender imbalance in the field of security, a cause I care deeply about. Supported by both my senior management and my peers, I have been given a platform to make an impact that matters; a privilege that I do not take for granted." 

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