The Human Firewall – Security People are Built and Not Born!

“The Insider Threat” is not what you think it is. Vicki Gavin, Compliance Director, Head of Business Continuity & Information Security, The Economist Group, argues that our own users are causing most of the threats. Vicki encourages the audience to empower their
talent and workforce as part of the cyber security efforts — “the human firewall…the only adaptable control.”

London 2016
Vicki Gavin
Head of Business Continuity, Cyber Security & Data Privacy
The Economist Group
Vicki Gavin, Cyber Security Woman of the Year 2015/16, is the Compliance Director, Head of Business Continuity, Information Security and Data Privacy for The Economist Group, with global responsibility.

Vicki has a wealth of experience in this area and is passionate about achieving best practice in governance. Vicki joined the Economist Group from Barclays where she was Head of Business Continuity and Business Risk for Barclaycard at the time of her departure. Prior to this she, was responsible for Business Continuity Planning at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where she held a number of positions after emigrating from Canada.

Vicki holds a BSc in Physics from Lakehead University and a Diploma in Adult Education from Seneca College. She is MBCI and CRISC certified. She has been invited to speak at numerous industry conferences and seminars.