Event: Why are we Worried about Cyber?


  • As organisations become increasingly dependent on technology, the opportunity for cyber criminals continues to grow
  • Knowing what data to protect and how to protect it is key to an organisation’s security
  • Grant Thornton’s Cyber Security event is an interactive and informative session around threat monitoring and detection.

If you would be interested in registering to attend this event, please contact [email protected]

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP will be hosting a cyber-security workshop on 15th January 2019. This free event will provide support and advice for organisations in Wales around the current cyber security risks facing the UK.

The explosion of data generated by digital technology means there are ever increasing opportunities for the technologically savvy and criminally minded to take advantage. One in three businesses are now hit by a cyber-breach every month[1], cyber risks have quickly become one of the highest priorities for connected corporations. In fact, 54% of boards now view it as the top risk to their company[2].

Vijay Rathour, head of digital forensics at Grant Thornton UK LLP, comments:

“Cyber security is a growing issue and one that is only likely to become more prominent. The UK now ranks in the top five countries globally according to the level of cyber-attacks per country. Organisations need to be prepared to not only react to an attack, but also have steps and systems in place to try and prevent them. Data is now more valuable than ever and we look forward to helping organisations keep their information safe by sharing our extensive knowledge in this space and providing advice on how best to protect themselves.”

James Arthur, Grant Thornton’s head of cyber consulting, and Vijay Rathour, head of digital forensics, will be hosting the event. Together they have experience ranging from defining national cyber security strategies and designing a National Cyber Agency for a Middle Eastern Government, to managing data breaches ranging from highly sensitive losses of data by government agencies, to theft of over US$100 million.

If you would be interested in registering to attend this event, please contact [email protected].


[1] https://www.agcs.allianz.com/assets/PDFs/Reports/Allianz_Risk_Barometer_2018_EN.pdf

[2] https://www.hiscoxgroup.com/news/press-releases/2018/18-10-18