A seasoned investigator with 35 years of experience, Sandy joined the forensic and disputes resolution group of Grant Thornton in 2009, and currently leads our National Cybersecurity practice. This rapidly growing team provides support to organizations in assessing their cybersecurity risk, helping them to remediate their cyber programs and responding to data breaches and other cyber-attacks. The Grant Thornton cybersecurity forensics team has been selected for a number of breach response panels by global insurance firms and has assisted organizations to tackle a many varying cyber security incidents. Sandy’s experience in leading and managing these files has underlined the problems that cause them, and highlighted to him the need for a plain language approach to the issue. Sandy is a regular speaker on cyber security issues exposing the myths and misconceptions that are preventing organizations from dealing effectively with cybersecurity risk and using real case studies to demonstrate this. Before joining Grant Thornton, Sandy has worked in both the public and private sectors. Starting his career with the Royal Hong Kong Police, where he worked for 12 ½ years attaining the rank of Superintendent, Sandy specialized in Asian organized crime, narcotics and money laundering investigations. During his time with the force, Sandy received many commendations for his work with police forces around the globe. Sandy came to Canada and the private sector in 1995 and is a specialist in fraud and corruption investigations, asset tracing and recovery, and managing investigations. He works on detecting and preventing fraud and corruption and divides his time between investigating such cases and advising organizations on how to prevent them from occurring. He has led and conducted a wide range of investigations including a number of high level corruption probes and has testified around the globe in both civil and criminal courts.
Cybersecurity is a growing risk for all industries. Grant Thornton’s extensive cybersecurity work shows that the threats that organizations face and the true impact of a cyber-attack is not well understood by businesses in general. This event comprises a wealth of information on cybersecurity to address this gap, including;