June 11-12, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

Risk and Responsibility in a Hyperconnected World

June 11, 2018
4:25pm - 4:55pm
Grand Ballroom

McKinsey & Co. and the World Economic Forum recently undertook joint research to develop a fact-based view of cyber risks, assess their economic and strategic implications, particularly for healthcare, and lay out a path forward. Interviews with executives and data from more than 200 enterprises, technology vendors, and public agencies contributed to the report’s three main findings for enterprises:

  • Despite years of effort, and tens of billions of dollars spent annually, the global economy is still not sufficiently protected against cyberattacks—and it is getting worse.
  • Enterprise-technology executives agree on the seven practices they must put in place to improve their resilience in the face of cyberattacks; even so, most technology executives gave their institutions low scores in making the required changes.
  • Given the cross-functional, high-stakes nature of cybersecurity, it is a CEO-level issue, and progress toward cyber resiliency can only be achieved with active engagement from the senior leaders of public and private institutions.

In this end-of-the day featured presentation, Venky Anant, an associate partner and cybersecurity expert for McKinsey & Company, highlights the report’s findings, and, importantly, discusses the emerging consensus among technology executives on the seven keys to a more effective cybersecurity defense.

If you are like the nearly 80 percent of executives who said they cannot keep up with the increased sophistication of attackers, this session will provide some much needed help.


Partner, Leader, Cybersecurity Practice
McKinsey & Company

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