london stock exchange group celebrates the inaugural Cyber Security Masterclass hosted by Issuer Services

London Stock Exchange Group today welcomes the Right Honourable David Lidington MP, Minister for the Cabinet office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Craig Clay, President of Donnelley Financial Solutions to open London markets to celebrate the inaugural Cyber Security Masterclass hosted by Issuer Services.

London Stock Exchange launched the Issuer Services initiative in April 2018 with the explicit aim of supporting our issuers and giving them access to a range of knowhow, data and services via www.lsegissuerservices.com. Through our Issuer Services Platform we are pleased to be able to offer our issuers a service that is a digital manifestation of our global connectivity.

Across our markets, and other initiatives such as the ELITE programme, we have direct relationships with several thousand public and private corporates. The broader ecosystem supporting these corporates include investors, advisors, service providers, regulators and policy makers. The Issuer Services platform has allowed us to become an exchange of services, offering information and knowhow through our digital marketplace.

The Masterclass series compliments our platform through events like today, which are designed to bring best-in-class content to leaders and decision-makers who are at the centre of our network.

Once considered solely an IT issue, the importance of cyber security is now recognised as a key risk that is discussed at board level. Indeed, many Chairpersons place it as one of the most important topics on the agenda. The reputational damage and financial implication of a breach are clearly significant, and these breaches can impact companies, consumers, investors and broader stakeholders.

Sitting at the heart of the world’s financial markets, London Stock Exchange is delighted to bring together a range of experts today. We hope that our Masterclass series will be a catalyst for discussions about cyber security and a range of other key topics for our issuer community.
We would like to thank our headline sponsor Donnelley Financial Solutions, as well as our sponsors and supporters Darktrace, IBM and PWC who have provided the content, input and expertise that has made today’s Cyber Security Masterclass possible.