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Managing cyber security in an organisation involves allocating the protection budget across a spectrum of possible options. This process requires an assessment of the benefits and costs of these options. Professor Elisabeth Pate-Cornell will describe a general model of cyber risk in a specified organisation, then share five examples (“vignettes”) based on the work of her team.

First, a probabilistic risk analysis framework, based on statistics when relevant data are available, for high-consequence attack scenarios that may not have happened yet. Second, a systems analysis of cyber risks for a smart, connected electric grid, showing that there is an optimal level of connectivity, and of use of human resources. Third, an analysis of sequential decisions and optimal timing to upgrade or change the software of an existing operating system to stay ahead of adversaries trying to find their way in. The fourth and the fifth are work in progress: one is designed to provide warnings at all stages of an attack (planning, entry, maneuver in the system, exfiltration and exploitation of stolen information), and the other is focused on the cyber aspects of fake news, and on ways to anticipate, recognise and react to the risk that they pose, in particular at the time of elections and in military situations.

Networking will follow. Light refreshments will be provided.

Seats are limited. Admission is by registration only. Registrants with SGSC need not re-register.

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Dr Marie-Elisabeth Pate-Cornell is the Burt and Deedee McMurtry Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor and Founding Chair (2000-2011) of the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Her specialty is engineering risk analysis with application to complex systems (space, medical, offshore oil platforms, etc). Her earlier research has focused on the optimisation of warning systems and the explicit inclusion of human and organisational factors in the analysis of systems’ failure risks. Her recent work is on the use of game theory in risk analysis with applications that have included counter-terrorism, nuclear counter-proliferation problems and cyber security. She is the author of more than one hundred publications, and the co-editor of a book on Perspectives on Complex Global Problems (2016).




Jointly presented by the Lloyd's Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk and the Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium.

The Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium is a platform for engagement between industry, academia and government agencies to encourage use-inspired research, translation, manpower training and technology awareness in the area of cybersecurity. It is funded by National Research Foundation (NRF) and anchored at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS).
The Consortium membership is open to Singapore-incorporated companies with interest and expertise in cybersecurity. The Consortium brings them in close interaction with government agencies and research institutions across Singapore through activities such as Technology Talks, Cybersecurity Camp, Wild and Crazy Ideas Day, and regular Special Interest Group meetings to exchange knowledge and explore R&D cooperation opportunities. Resulting joint projects could be considered for seed funding by the Consortium.

For more information, please visit http://sgcsc.sg


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