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A cyber perspective on a changed world
We are starting to see how COVID-19 has impacted the technology reliant business world. Disruption has been a common occurrence, as well as financial instability and whilst the situation is far from resolved, we have seen fantastic examples of companies entering the ‘Thrive’ phase of recovery.
The cyber risks we have grown familiar with are still around and we’ve seen a need for accelerated implementation of new technology solutions, potentially exposing us to risk and lowering our state of readiness. However, positive use cases are now trending. From increased virtual networking to accelerated technology adoption, businesses are working together and adapting to this new way of working. Cyber security sits at the forefront of this recovery and Cyber leaders can help businesses thrive in this unprecedented new world.
Each month, we will hear from industry experts on their experiences, how they have tacked the challenges COVID-19 has imposed upon them, and most importantly, what their new and successful business model looks like.
Hosted by Deloitte experts and client representatives, we will exchange powerful insights with your peers from across Europe and the Middle East and join our leaders in discussing how this rapidly changing world is impacting our community.
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15 October 2020
People Management in a post-COVID ‘work from home’ world
While countries locked down and armies of office workers exchanged their office desk for the kitchen table, managers had to adapt to remote people management. Coffee machine check-ins became formal Zoom meetings and with many employees involved in home schooling efforts, working 9 to 5 went out of the window.
How can our managers focus on people management when their people are all out of sight? Our Deloitte experts shine a light on how to manage your workforce from a distance.
- COVID-19 has forced us to consider, and proved that organisations of many sizes can be location independent. Though tax and employment laws continue to be a challenge to radical structural change we must invest in our people during the recovery from the pandemic.
- The key success factor in hybrid and remote working environments is to let people work with people.
- Firstly, recognise that personal interactions facilitate trust from which you build the rest of the system; we must build in time for fun.
- Secondly, empower the transition by enacting radical transparency; making information available to be used by the whole organisation allows teams and individuals to work more independently of the other parts of the organisation regardless of time-zone.
- Thirdly, purpose needs constant attention; time, space, and process is needed to facilitate change and ensure cultural changes are actually felt and not just made visible.
- Hybrid working is a big challenge because it separates those joining meetings virtually from those making connections in the physical room. Research into hybrid working models is needed to demystify the way forwards. It also presents an opportunity to change our learning curriculum and rethink the skillsets needed for thriving in this hybrid environment such as greater emphasis on emotional intelligence and resilience.
- A common mistake is the over-engineering of culture and working environments. This is mostly unintentional. We must make space to allow for structural and cultural change and put value in small but intentional actions.
19 November 2020
Did COVID change the threat landscape? – Fact vs fiction
A lot of things were predicted as COVID-19 started to change the world…Remember the prediction that burglars would become cyber criminals during lockdown? How about realising that some kids turned to hacking instead of online learning? And questioning whether remote working really does make us more vulnerable?
Join us for a session with our threat detection experts and find out what has really changed in the cyber threat landscape. Is there really more for us to be worried about or is it all fiction?
10 December 2020
Financial crime, fraud and cyber attacks – A match made on the Dark Web
The international financial crime, fraud, and cyber-attack landscape is rapidly evolving with criminals operating as structured organisations, developing new and complex solutions to achieve their goals. Recently, they found each other.
In this session, Sir Rob Wainwright, former director of Europol will tell us how to defend our organisations against hackers, fraudsters and criminals who joined forces to take down businesses.
Sir Rob Wainwright