Speaker



Emmerentia du Plooy

head of Information Risk Governance, Standard Bank

Emmerentia has more than 20 years of experience in IT Security, Information Security and Information Risk Management. She has worked in the weapons manufacturing and telecommunication industry before joining Standard Bank Group in 2012. She is passionate about Information Risk Management, regularly presents at both national and international level and utilizes every opportunity she gets to share knowledge and experience on related topics. Other than studying engineering, she also holds various information security and risk-related professional certifications. Emmerentia is responsible for managing the Standard Bank Group’s holistic approach to Information Risk Management and to ensure that governance documentation is delivered and managed. Her current position is Head of Information Risk Governance. Her information risk goal is to ensure risk governance practices remain relevant in business and therefore enable business to make informed decisions about risk versus opportunities.

Emmerentia du Plooy will be speaking on the following topic:

15:30
Reimagining your threat landscape in order to provide a business relevant view on your information risks

So often our threat landscapes are informed by the best threat intelligence we can put our hands on, or how wide our research took us. They tend to focus on threat events and threat actors and becomes a discussion topic when we want to scare our audience. Let's face it, ransomware sounds scary no matter how you look at it. But what if we are so busy analysing our threat landscape that we miss what is right in front of us? The aim of this presentation is to offer you an alternative perspective. One that starts by acknowledging what information we have in our organization because without it we cannot determine how to protect it:

  • Reimagining a list of threats facing our organisations and putting our information at risk
  • How these threats can influence or shift your risk management approach and ultimately improve your resilience


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