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Cyber Security Panel Event

08/03/2022 @ 8:00 am - 24/03/2022 @ 12:30 pm

Cyber security is a fast moving and complex subject and is considered by many to be one of the key risks faced by financial service businesses today. Attend our panel event and hear our experts demystify cyber security and help you understand the risks faced by businesses and you in the workplace.

Our panel, see bios below, has been selected by design to consider all aspects of cyber security from legal, IT and data protection and it is set up to be an interesting and useful session. The topics we plan to cover include:

  • Main cyber risks for Guernsey businesses
  • How to manage cyber risk
  • The board’s role
  • The employees’ role
  • GFSC’s expectations
  • Compliance vs security
  • What to do when there is a cyber incident

The event is being held at Les Cotils on Thursday 24 March 2022 commencing at 1230. If you wish to attend you can register here. Complimentary light refreshments will be on offer.


Sean Cheong
Sean is an English solicitor and Guernsey advocate by training.  Until the end of 2020,  she was partner of Collas Crill, an offshore law firm, based in the Guernsey office. Sean practised as a corporate and finance lawyer for over 25 years, and headed up the banking and finance practice. She worked in the firm’s Singapore and Jersey offices for brief periods.

Bruce McDougall
Bruce is a Governance Director and Senior Cyber and Information Security Consultant at Black Arrow. He has several leading qualifications in cyber security as well as in HR and Finance. Bruce was previously Head of Cyber Security, Governance, Metrics and Reporting at HSBC where he reported to the Group Board in London and Hong Kong.

Grant Hamilton
Grant is an Information Security Consultant at Alternative Solutions where he provides security-based consultancy to a broad range of clients. He has worked in IT since graduating at a mixture of small and large institutions. He is a fully qualified Sun engineer and has completed his MCSA.

Emma Martins
Emma Martins has been Data Protection Commissioner for the Bailiwick of Guernsey since 2012. At that time, she was also Information Commissioner for Jersey following the creation of a pan-Island regulatory office. Emma joined the Data Protection Office in Jersey in 2002 as Deputy Registrar and was appointed as Registrar in 2006. In 2017, the Jersey and Guernsey offices were separated, and Emma remained in her post for Guernsey leaving the Jersey role in early 2018.


Nick Vermeulen
Nick is the territory senior partner for PwC in the Channel Islands specialising in financial services clients. He is responsible for overseeing all three service lines of PwC’s operations in the Channel Islands (Assurance, Advisory & Tax). Nick has spent over 27 years working with clients across all areas of financial services and in recent times has focused on assisting clients as they look to restructure, face a regulatory problem or system or process issue.


08/03/2022 @ 8:00 am
24/03/2022 @ 12:30 pm
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