Thursday 6 May 2021 | 10:00 - 13:00 BST
Each session will last for 30 minutes
CFT frameworks: Challenges and best practice
Countering the financing of terrorism remains a significant global priority, made more challenging by the fact that funds often come from entirely legitimate sources, with financiers unaware that they are funding terrorist activities. This in-depth discussion will provide an overview of the essential ingredients of an effective CFT framework, outlining the steps necessary to implement a functioning CFT programme. It will also provide country-level examples of the successful implementation of CFT strategies and will compare and contrast the challenge of CFT between specific jurisdictions within Europe, MENA and APAC.
Stop the Traffik
Although the pandemic shut down international borders and may, on the face of it, have reduced the risk of human trafficking, the UN has observed that instead it is likely to have “exacerbated and brought to the forefront the systemic and deeply entrenched economic and societal inequalities that are among the root causes of human trafficking”.
While the world’s attention was firmly focused elsewhere throughout 2020, some of the most egregious cases of exploitation have persisted unabated. Ruth Dearnley reminds us of the real human impact of people trafficking and the ongoing need to counter the criminal organisations at the centre of these criminal activities.
Ruth Dearnley, CEO. STOP THE TRAFFIK
John McGrath, Senior Solutions Architect, IBM
Leadership: Solving the ‘wicked’ problem of compliance
Compliance is a ‘wicked’ problem. However, we often treat it as a ‘tame’ problem, meaning that we fail to find effective and lasting compliance solutions. In this thought-provoking session, Professor Keith Grint will explain the difference between ‘critical’, ‘tame’ and ‘wicked’ problems, identifying the styles of leadership that must be adopted in response to each and highlighting the range of different skills that compliance leaders must develop in order to find positive solutions to the challenges facing their organisations.
Professor Keith Grint, Professor Emeritus, Warwick University
The Geopolitics of Cybersecurity
How do poor communication skills lead to a proliferation of dangerous cyber conflicts between great powers? In this absorbing talk based on hundreds of conversations with hackers, computer engineers, organised crime bosses, army officers, senior diplomats and politicians, Misha Glenny explains why companies need to place cyber security at the top of their priority list. What used to be random threats from disorganised criminals have become systematic assaults on entire industrial sectors for short-term gain or long-term leverage.
Using a combination of video, animation, and professional designed graphics, Misha argues we are now entering a new and most remarkable phase of technological developments, characterised by the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine learning. This poses a new raft of challenges to the protection of complex networks, as evidenced most recently by the devastating attack on SolarWinds. But most critically, this happens at a time of rising global tensions, notably between the United States and China. The trade wars that have broken out around issues like TikTok and Huawei are
In such a turbulent environment, Misha will suggest that governments are not in a position to guarantee and protect either the critical national infrastructure or the interests of individual service and manufacturing sectors. They can help but it is up to every individual business to go back to the basics where they will discover to succeed they still need to return to basics – and get their communications skills right
Misha Glenny, Journalist