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A comparative analysis and practical insights.


Sergio Alvarez


5:30pm - Doors open
6:00pm - Presentation starts
6:40pm - Questions and answers
6:50pm - Networking
8:00pm - Event ends


Effectively managing information risk is a necessity and a competitive advantage for businesses determined to thrive in today's digital landscape. However, this task is becoming increasingly challenging due to the exponential proliferation of data, the evolving nature of threats, and the lack of comprehensive risk methodologies that transcend industry boundaries.

As upcoming information security and operational resilience regulations in the UK and the EU demand the implementation of robust risk management programmes, there remains a notable gap in practical guidance on how to implement and monitor these initiatives effectively.

This presentation aims to:

  • Provide a high-level overview of relevant methodologies and their different approaches including IRAM2, CIS RAM, NIST SP 800-30/37, ISO 27005, FAIR and OCTAVE.
  • Analyse relative strengths and weaknesses associated with each methodology.
  • Share insights from practical examples.

About the speaker

Sergio AlvarezSergio Alvarez has over a decade of experience in the insurance and financial services sectors, specialising in technology and cybersecurity risk. He has been a tutor for the MSc in Cybersecurity at Royal Holloway University and has a postgraduate degree in science communication from the University of Cambridge.

Additionally, he is a member of the Charter Institute of Information Security (CIISec), the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and the USA-based ISACA and ISC2.

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England: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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Wales: https://www.gov.wales/coronavirus
Northern Ireland: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ireland

This event is brought to you by: IRMA (Information Risk Management and Assurance) specialist group and Information Security specialist group

Hybrid event: Navigating information security risk methodologies - IRMA SG
Date and time
Tuesday 11 June, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue