Bharat Thakrar

Head of Business And Cyber Resilience
BT Global Services
Bharat is Head of the Business Resilience Services for the BT Global Security Practice. He has over 14 years experience in designing, implementing and managing end to end security, continuity, risk, governance and crisis management solutions and systems. Prior to joining BT, Bharat held roles in systems design, project/programme management and business analysis and was also the head of security, continuity and risk for a specialist consultancy. Bharat’s current focus is on identifying for organisations how robust security, risk and resilience processes and systems can mitigate against the increasing levels of uncertainty and at the same time contribute to the value, reputation and the bottom line. He has led strategic programmes in several industry sectors in Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Asia. Bharat regularly conducts Resilience and Cybersecurity workshops and training events. He is a frequent conference speaker and has also been a visiting lecturer on university masters programmes. He is an MBA from Imperial College, London, and is CISSP and CBCP practitioner.


3:00 PM WORKSHOP B: CYBER INCIDENT RESPONSE BEST PRACTICES

This workshop is designed to immerse participants in a cyber incident as it takes place within a large commercial enterprise. Participants will be presented with a cyber incident and then be given control of the response - the choices they make at key junctures will dictate the state
of the enterprise at the end of the day. This exercise will educate attendees in the difficulties of constructing an effective response to cyber attacks on a commercial enterprise. 

Key sections include: Instilling an awareness of the situation as it unfolds - recognising the key signals of a successful cyber penetration and beginning the initial response; the key principles of managing the post-incident situation and returning the business to full function.

•Incident handling – what to do while the attack is taking place 
•Identify, Isolate, Investigate, Implement, Inform
•Report back your decisions as you watch the attack unfold – revise them based on their success

9:00 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 AM CHAIRMAN’S RECAP OF DAY ONE

4:30 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF MAIN CONFERENCE