On the invitation of the World Bank Financial Sector Advisory Center (FinSAC), Gerard Hartsink presented the recently launched ICC Cyber security guide for business at FinSAC’s Regional Seminar on Cyber Preparedness in Vienna on 18-19 May.
Following a welcome address by Harald Waiglein, Director General of Economic Policy, Austrian Ministry of Finance and introduction by Fernando Montes-Negret, FinSAC Coordinator, World Bank Group the conference focused on presenting the results of the Regional FinSAC Survey on Cyber-preparedness before opening the floor to a series of presentations exploring the many faces and challenges of cyber security.
“Security can be a daunting topic and that fear or lack of awareness can be barriers to ensuring businesses evaluate risks and take suitable actions,” said Mr Hartsink. “The ICC Cyber security guide for business makes awareness a simple set of steps and takes down the intimidation barrier.”
The guide is intended to be accessible to business owners, executive boards or staff responsible for ensuring compliance. The global edition was produced to reach a broad audience across sectors and geographies.
In this spirit, the guide was also presented in Casablanca on 13 May when ICC Morocco hosted the first local launch of the guide at a cyber security seminar with the participation of ICC Belgium Secretary General Mathieu Maes.
Mr Maes, whose national committee produced a Belgian guide that inspired a global edition, emphasized the universality and adaptability of the ICC Cyber security guide to help companies assess their needs while the online companion resources can help them gain further insights to adapt the guide to meet local or regional frameworks.
For more information or to download the guide, visit the ICC Task Force on Cyber Security web page.
For more information visit FinSAC’s Regional Seminar on Cyber Preparedness.