(FULLY BOOKED) (Rerun Session) BDO Seminar: Directors' Awareness on Cyber Risks

Date: 13 December 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
BDO Limited
25th Floor, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong   
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  • Summary

Cyber-attacks pose a biggest modern threat to many businesses. The number of cyber-attacks, their level of sophistication, and the financial and reputational impact they have made continue to increase at an alarming rate. The research firm Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that cybercrime will cost $6 trillion globally by 2021.

Earlier in 2019, the former officers and directors of an international search engine company agreed to pay $29 million to settle the charges for their breaching of fiduciary duties in their handling customer data during a series of cyberattacks during 2013 - 2016.

The challenges faced by companies and their management are becoming more challenging. Success organisations must be able to identify cyber risks, assess their security control maturity level and maintain good IT governance.

In this seminar, we will share our knowledge on:

  • Latest development of cyber risks
  • The associated costs of cyber incidents
  • Consideration for cyber incident risk disclosure
  • Recommended best practices of cyber risk management

We hope that this Seminar will help you to understand more about cyber risks management and best practices.

About the Speakers

RICKY CHENG, Director and Head of Risk Advisory, BDO

Ricky specialises in assisting clients in managing their internal audit function and meeting corporate governance requirements in both China and Hong Kong.

Ricky has over 20 years of risk and assurance experience. He worked for large international accounting firms and had commercial internal audit experience. He has hands-on experience in a various services such as Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, risk management assessment, compliance assistance, corporate governance compliance review, internal audit assistance, business process review, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) readiness and reporting support services review, stored value facilities (SVF) licence independent assessment review, etc.

The portfolio of clients managed by Ricky comes from various industries including transportation, property development and construction, gaming and entertainment, hospitality, manufacturing, gold and minerals mining, fast moving consumer goods, retailing and department chain stores, financial institutions such as brokerage houses and derivative products company. 

Ricky is a frequent event speaker of related topics for professional body organisations and training for listed and non-listed companies.

Ricky is the Committee Member of ACCA Hong Kong (ACCA) since 2011 to 2013.  He is also the training committee member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD).


ROGER LO, Senior Manager of Risk Advisory, BDO

Roger Lo has over 10 years of professional experiences in data security on IT infrastructure and systems. With a mixed business and information technology background, he has worked in Fortune 500 companies, insurance, public hospital, and telecommunications to provide control implementations, technical review & policy management on cybersecurity, IT system, sensitive data & IT infrastructure.

His clients are corporations listed in Hong Kong & China, he has conducted data integrity review for a number of regulated businesses, such as Securities firms, Assets Management, SVFs, Casino, Hospitality, Manufacturing & Retail. Particularly, Roger’s duties are advising or reengineering these businesses by providing IT risk assessment in compliance to US NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS & or China Cybersecurity Law

He is a member and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), associate member of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and was a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).








  Directors' awareness on cybersecurity risk

- Ricky Cheng, Director & Head of Risk Advisory, BDO

- Roger Lo, Senior Manager of Risk Advisory, BDO


  Q&A session


  End of seminar


Details are as follows:

Date : Friday, 13 December 2019  
Time : 3:45pm - 4:00pm (Registration)  
    4:00pm - 5:30pm (Seminar session)  
Venue : BDO Limited  
    25th Floor, Wing On Centre  
    111 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong  
    (Sheung Wan Wing On Department Store's building)  
Language : Cantonese, supplemented by English presentation materials  
Fee : Free of Charge  
Remarks : 1. For any enquiries, please contact Kiki Ho at +852 2218 8913  
    2. Confirmation of successful registration will be sent by email one week before the seminar.  
    3. BDO reserves the final right of acceptance of registration.