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Our latest (August 2019) chapter newsletter can be found here

Building Business Resilience - C suite briefing paper

The C-level executives of all organisations no matter how large or small, whether in the private or public sectors, have a responsibility to ensure their business is resilient to the impact of adverse risks. All organisations today are reliant on technology to deliver their services to their customers and manage their business, whether they are a large financial institution, manufacturer, retailer, public sector organisation, SME etc. Indeed, many of the more successful organisations are actually technology companies, totally reliant on technology to deliver their service. Uber, Airbnb, and Amazon are just a few names which spring to mind. In our ever increasing, always connected cyber age, they are therefore exposed to the risk of a cyber-attack.

No longer can this issue be delegated to the IT senior management team, accountability rests with the C-suite, so they need to provide effective governance oversight to ensure that the business is as resilient as possible, in line with the organisation’s cyber risk.

This briefing paper accompanies the ACCA’s “Cyber and the CFO report”.  However, managing an organisation’s Cyber Risk is complex and it is not just the responsibility of the CFO, it’s the responsibility of the all the C-suite of an organisation. The C-suite have to get to grips with the reality that just as they start their work day, thousands of organised crime firms wake up with the only KPI – breaking into your enterprise network.

ISACA Paul Williams Award for Inspirational Leadership

The Northern England Chapter Board are very proud that our Vice President, Sarah Orton has been awarded the ISACA Paul Williams Award for 
For inspirational leadership in raising awareness of the SheLeadsTech program. Full details can found on page 8 of the award pack along with full details of the other recognised for their achievements from across the globe.


ISACA Names David Samuelson CEO

“In ISACA’s 50th year, our entire professional community is not only reflecting on its rich past and industry impact, but is forging ahead and innovating its future,” said ISACA Board Chair Rob Clyde, CISM. “David Samuelson is the ideal leader for ISACA as we continue to grow and expand globally. His far-reaching experience in learning and technology innovations and his latest non-profit executive leadership role will be tremendous assets, inspiring the entire organization as we advance the positive potential of business technology worldwide.”Samuelson will assume his role as ISACA CEO on 1 April 2019. He joins ISACA following executive leadership roles as founder and CEO of Pinpoint Learning; executive vice president and general manager at Capstone Publishers; and more than 15 years in executive roles at Pearson plc. In recent months, Samuelson served as CEO of GreaterGood.com and on the board of its nonprofit partner, GreaterGood.org.

“I am honored to embrace the expansive opportunities for growth, creative solutions and innovation to better serve the ISACA community,” said Samuelson. “I intend to bring a new level of energy, urgency and executional focus to the important services we provide to our members around the world. I am committed to working closely with our members, volunteers, and professional staff to accelerate our mission of advancing global business leaders in technology, information and cybersecurity, governance, and risk.”

Samuelson said he plans to initially focus on increasing member value through modern learning and certification delivery worldwide; emphasizing relevant professional learning community opportunities through conferences and chapters; and underscoring the world-class enterprise solutions ISACA offers organizations.

Full story can be found here.

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