March Virtual Lunch

Wednesday, 17 March 2021
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Our March lunch will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams and the details can be found below.

Our speaker is Bruce McDougall, Director at Black Arrow Cyber Consulting.

Bruce is a senior governance, operations and transformation expert, with international experience and qualifications in cyber security, finance, HR and IT. His extensive career in consulting and in-house delivery covers various industries across the private and public sectors, particularly financial services and government. Prior to co-founding Black Arrow, he was Head of Cyber Security Governance, Metrics and Reporting for the HSBC Group globally, reporting to the Board in London and Hong Kong.

Key Learning Points:

  • Demystify cyber and information security for non-IT professionals
  • Common cyber and information security risks and attacks
  • Demonstrating compliace with the GFSC cyber rules by the August deadline

Cyber and information security is one of the biggest risks to businesses of all sizes because it causes catastrophic damage to companies locally and worldwide. The GFSC has published their Cyber Security Rules, which were established following the thematic review by one of our founding Directors Tony Cleal.

The rules apply immediately to all regulated financial service firms, and all regulated firms in the Bailiwick will need to evidence compliance by August this year. Businesses cannot simply assume they are compliant, and some firms may be surprised that the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditations do not fulfil the GFSC requirements.

The rules require aligned controls across people, operations and technology that are owned and governed by the Board. Business leaders therefore must manage cyber security as an organisation-wide risk, and cannot pass this matter to IT as a one-stop-shop to protect the organisation.

This event will help to demystify cyber and information security for non-IT professionals and will look at the most common risks and attacks, as well as how to achieve compliance with the GFSC rules. The event will also highlight considerations for good cyber and information security when working from home.

The talk will take place virtually on Wednesday 17th March at 12.30pm. There will be no charge for this event and there is no need to book, we look forward to seeing you there.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at