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Cyber resiliency at the World Economic Forum

By Jolyon Barker - January 18, 2013

Blog_jolyon_cyberresiliencyLaunched at the World Economic Forum in Davos last year, we are asking CEOs and governments to sign a simple set of cyber principles, thereby personally committing to taking cyber risk as a top priority. The Principles are straightforward but powerful, asking leaders to recognize their interdependence, to acknowledge the importance of their leadership on this issue, the need to incorporate cyber risk management into their operations, and perhaps most importantly, the shared responsibility, and so to ask their partners, customers and suppliers to do the same.

This year we are bringing leaders from many different industries and nations together to build on our initial success. We’ve created a powerful community, one that can really move the needle to improve our global cyber resilience. I’ll ask this community during our meeting in Davos to collectively determine what success looks like, which issues need to be dealt with first, and what they will commit to.

‘Davos’ shows the real power for change that the World Economic Forum has and the significance of Deloitte’s role as a knowledge partner in making those changes. By convening leaders from different industries, regions and sectors we are extending our collective expertise to jointly develop solutions, to take action and not just to speak about concepts. We’ve made great strides since the start of the Partnership in 2012, and I look forward to the developments in 2013.

Dttl_jolyonbarker_56x56Jolyon Barker is the Managing Director for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL) Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry group. Jolyon is responsible for directing the overall strategy and development of the global TMT industry practice. Additionally, he leads Deloitte’s UK TMT practice and serves on the Deloitte University Advisory Board.


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