Should your company be concerned about data protection? Recent data tell us that 7 out of 10 businesses are not prepared to respond to a cyber-attack and while the global average cost of a data breach in 2018 was $3.6 million, this cost is destined to grow every year. In this event Brendan McDonald, Head of Financial Lines Underwriting explains what you can do to protect your business from cybercrime.

Regulations are catching up, in particular with reference to the protection of personal data. Contrary to many other EU laws and regulations, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in force since 25 May 2018, has extra-territorial effects and, in certain circumstances, affects non-EU countries.

Davide De Rosa, Partners of international law firm Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners, will provide a general overview on what Hong Kong businesses can do to ensure that they are compliant.

But how easy is it for a hacker to steal your company's data?

Fabrizio Rosina from 7Cento HK will guide you through a live hacking scenario, where we will show how hackers find vulnerabilities, access the victim's computer and take control of its most sensitive data in only a handful of minutes.


  • Davide De Rosa (Partner at Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners)

    Davide De Rosa

    Partner at Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

    During his career, Davide has dealt with international commercial disputes and advises foreign investors in their cross-border commercial arrangements and transactions in Hong Kong, China, Europe and Italy. Dually qualified in Italy, as well as England & Wales, for more than 12 years, Davide has been advising on complex matters of legal and commercial significance across borders and business sectors and primarily spanning the EU and Asia. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Davide has been practising as a corporate and commercial lawyer in Milan.

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  • Brendan Mcdonald (Head of Financial Lines Underwriting at Asia, Generali Global Corporate & Commercial)

    Brendan Mcdonald

    Head of Financial Lines Underwriting at Asia, Generali Global Corporate & Commercial

    Brendan Mcdonald holds the position in Generali Global Corporate & Commercial as the Head of Financial Lines Asia. Brendan is in charge of leading the company’s financial lines business across multiple Asian markets. He has extensive international experience, having worked in both the UK and the Middle East. Prior to joining Generali GC&C, he was Head of Liability at Oman Insurance Company. He has also held several roles at Zurich Insurance, including head of professional indemnity and casualty lines, Middle East.

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  • Simone Rapizzi (CEO of Whetu S.r.l.)

    Simone Rapizzi

    CEO of Whetu S.r.l.

    Simone Rapizzi, CEO and Co-Founder of Whetu, is a white hat hacker that specialises in breaking into protected systems and networks to test and asses their security, exposing vulnerabilities before malicious hackers can detect and exploit them. Unlike malicious hackers, white hat hackers like Simone intervene only after explicit authorisation from the organisation that has hired them. As a specialised hacker, Simone has extensive international experience in projects such as Insider Threat Simulations, Security Assessments, Phishing Simulation, Security Awareness Training, Incident Response and Threat Analysis in several industries, including pharmaceuticals, finance, fintech, telco, energy and automotive.

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  • Fabrizio Rosina (CEO/CTO of 7Layers Srl)

    Fabrizio Rosina

    CEO/CTO of 7Layers Srl

    Fabrizio Rosina is CEO at 7Layers, one of FT1000’s fastest-growing companies in Europe and the Italian leader in Managed Security Services, SOC and Managed Detection and Response (MDR). With over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity, Fabrizio has designed and implemented security solutions for some of the most successful fashion, infrastructure, manufacturing and financial firms in Europe. His experience ranges from SOC and MDR development to compliance and information security management, forensic analysis and cyber incident response plans, advanced persistent threat (ATP) researches as well as ICS and SCADA security. Fabrizio is also the founder of Whetu, an innovative start-up completely dedicated to security awareness programs and offensive security. Fabrizio is currently based in Turin, Italy where he lives with his family. When he is not working on security, he is passionate about food and CrossFit.

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(including Italian-style lunch buffet)

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