The Legal 500

Defending against cyber threats: partnering with the board to govern risk

8 September 2022, 1.00pm BST

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Defending against cyber threats: partnering with the board to govern risk


In recent years, organisations of all sizes operating in all sectors and markets have been targets of cybersecurity attacks. The recent ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline in the United States and the UK’s NHS show just how critical cybersecurity can be, and how even large organisations can be affected. As per the Official Statistics Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022, over the last 12 months there has been an average estimated cost per cyber attack of £19,400 and, due to under-reporting, this is likely a low estimate. 

For their general counsel and legal teams, knowing how to respond to these threats goes beyond knowledge of black-letter law.

This webinar, brought to you by The Legal 500 and Diligent, was designed to provide GCs and business owners with the essential knowledge on the practical steps that can be taken to mitigate, manage and overcome cyber incidents, while also delivering relevant and practical insights into the evolving regulatory landscape.

Discussion topics

  • How senior technology, security & company leaders can encourage boards to create viable cybersecurity policies and controls to mitigate target risk.
  • Prioritising data integrity and quality across distributed business units.
  • How CIOs and CISOs can communicate cybersecurity needs and vulnerabilities in a way that resonates with boards and leadership teams.
  • Analysing how the macroeconomic environment has changed leadership teams’ approach to insider threats to data security.
  • The role of technology with automating data processes, reporting, and dashboarding to provide stakeholders with the information they need, when they need it.


Henry Jiang

Chief information security officer, Diligent Corporation
Henry is the chief information security officer (CISO) at Diligent Corporation, the leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG, with more than $500m in revenue and a $7bn company valuation.
In his role, Henry is responsible for all aspects of firm’s cybersecurity programme including governance, risk-management, security operations and product security. He previously served as CISO at Oppenheimer & Co, and the head of cyber risk at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking (USA).
Henry has served on the customer advisory boards for numerous technology and cybersecurity companies and is an active contributor to cybersecurity community via his blog posts, book chapters and podcasts. He holds a CISSP certification.

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