Strategies to measure and mitigate risk across the enterprise ecosystem

April 28, 15h00-16h00 (UTC)


Ecosystems based on trust will ensure integrity in transactions among entities by proactively managing the collective risk of an ecosystem that spans partners, suppliers, customers, and internal employees. Trusted ecosystems deliver integrity by design in digital transactions between partner entities.  Building trusted ecosystems will depend on new “rules of engagement” and new procedures across functional domains such as marketing, finance, procurement, and even with customers. Given the need for speed and agility in the hyperconnected digital economy, organizations will also develop a “trust framework” that allows for assessing, managing, and measuring risk in the ecosystem. These frameworks will help accelerate the process of establishing relationships that drive trustworthiness within the ecosystem.

The webinar will discuss some of the main topics related with IDC vision of the “trust framework” and how Bitsight solutions are helping enterprises around the world creating trust outcomes, by improving security performance measurement across the Organization and ecosystem.

Some of the discussing topics:

● Understanding the ecosystem cyber risk in its entirety (meaning understanding risk should go beyond immediate partners and include partner’s partners).

● Understanding all the potential risks to the ecosystem and prioritize those risks based on the impact to the entire ecosystem (Vendor risk tiering) 

● Understanding what measures Organizations are required to implement based on European regulations.

● Developing plans for a continuous monitoring of risks and vulnerabilities and creating ways to measure the collective “security rating” of the entire ecosystem.


Chris Poulin

Director, Technology & Strategy / Deputy CTO, BitSight

Chris has been in cybersecurity for over 35 years in both technical roles, as a developer for the DoD intelligence community, and executive positions, such as CSO for Q1 Labs and CEO of his own boutique consultancy. He’s spent time in both the startup community and at established companies, such as IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton. Chris brings this breadth of experience to customers and the stage.

When he’s not helping customers gain value out of the BitSight platform, Chris is making or hacking IoT devices or conducting wine tastings. After selling his startup, Chris spent a few years bringing together his passions for wine and technology into a social media platform, giving crowd-sourced recommendations and cellar tracking to wine enthusiasts.

Chris is a veteran of the US Air Force, consulting faculty at IANS Research, and guest lecturer at Boston College.

Bruno Horta Soares

Leading Executive Advisor, IDC

Bruno have more than 20 years of Information Systems Professional Services experience, particularly in areas related with Governance, Risk, Control, Audit, Information Security & Privacy and Digital Transformation. Started his career at Deloitte Consulting, worked for Information Risk Management area at KPMG Portugal and for Enterprise Risk Services area at Deloitte Portugal. In 2012 he founded GOVaaS – Governance Advisors as-a-service, where he is currently Senior Advisor, and since then devoted enthusiastically to advising, teaching and training professionals and Organizations in Portugal, Angola, Brazil and Mozambique. Currently he actively collaborates with an ecosystem of local and international partners, particularly IDC Portugal where since 2015 he is Leading Executive Senior Advisor for Digital Transformation, Governance, Strategy and Security related areas.
He has a 5 years degree in Management and Computer Science, from ISCTE and an Executive Program in Project Management, from ISLA Campus Lisbon. He is certified in Project Management Professional (PMP®), from PMI®, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC™) and COBIT® 5 Foundation (APMG individual accredited trainer) from ISACA®, ITIL® version 3 Foundation, ISO/IEC 27001 LA and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator.
He teaches in different Masters, MBAs and Executive Programs in some of the most prominent Portuguese universities ISCAC – Coimbra Business School, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University Europeia | Laureate International Universities, Católica Lisbon Business & Economics (UCP), University Católica de Angola, Porto Business School, ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management, INDEG-ISCTE Executive Education, NOVA IMS Information Management School, Instituto Português de Corporate Governance and Instituto Português de Administração de Marketing (IPAM).
He’s the founder and President of the ISACA Lisbon Chapter, member of several professional associations in the areas of Auditing, IT Governance, and Project Management and keynote speaker at various conferences and seminars. In 2019 he was selected as the recipient of the ISACA John Kuyers Award for Best Speaker “For leading multiple outstanding COBIT® 5 workshops at ISACA International conferences and for contributions in sharing knowledge at ISACA events”.

Roberta Bigliani

Vice President, Head of IDC Insights and IDC Future of Work Executive Lead – Europe

Roberta Bigliani is vice president of IDC Energy Insights, IDC Financial Insights, IDC Government Insights, IDC Health Insights, IDC Manufacturing Insights, and IDC Retail Insights in Europe. In her role she offers strategic direction and advice to both vendors and end-user clients. She joined IDC in 2007 to create the European Energy business unit, and is now responsible for research-based advisory and consulting services across all industries. In 2017 she created the IDC Future of Work practice, for which she remains the executive sponsor for Europe. Her main areas of expertise include business and IT issues relevant to utilities and oil and gas companies, as well as digital transformation, the future of work, customer experience, and IT and operational technology integration. She is based in the IDC Italy office in Milan.


15:00 - Attendees logging in

15:05 - Welcome message

15:10 - THE NEW ERA OF DIGITAL TRUST - Bruno Horta Soares, Leading Executive Advisor, IDC

15:25 - Is Your Organization Having the Right Conversations About Digital Risk? - Chris Poulin, Director, Technology & Strategy / Deputy CTO, BitSight

15:40 - Virtual Q&A moderated by IDC with Chris Poulin, Director, Technology & Strategy / Deputy CTO, BitSight and Roberta Bigliani, Group VP, Head of Insights and Future of Work Practice Executive Lead from IDC

16:00 - Conclusions

IDC Assessment tool

Digital Trust: Cyber Risk Management Assessment – European Edition

The main objective of the assessment is to support Organizations better understanding their “Technical Risk Management Maturity” by assessing some of the relevant topics related with IDC Digital Trust Platform.

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BitSight transforms how organizations manage cyber risk. The BitSight Security Ratings Platform applies sophisticated algorithms, producing daily security ratings that range from 250 to 900, to help organizations manage their own security performance; mitigate third party risk; underwrite cyber insurance policies; conduct financial diligence; and assess aggregate risk. With over 2,100 global customers and the largest ecosystem of users and information, BitSight is the Standard in Security Ratings.


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