Thursday 20 February 18:00 - 21:00

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor
25 Copthall Avenue

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Designing Infosec Controls - Project Management SG

Science & Technology

This session will attempt to lift the veil on the mystery surrounding the simple statement, โ€œthis system lacks adequate controlโ€.


John Mitchell, Managing Director, LHS Business Control


18:00 - Registration with fruit juices, tea, coffee, biscuits and a networking opportunity with sandwich buffet
18:30 - Presentation, followed by Q&A
20:00 - A further networking opportunity with wine and fruit juices.
21:00 - Close


For many projects, operational control is often an afterthought and is seldom considered at the requirements and design phases. What is a control? Are there different types of control? How do they operate? Can we measure their effectiveness? Many Infosec controls are invisible, either because they are in the code, or are operating on transactions which are themselves invisible to the naked eye. How can assurance professionals help design well-controlled systems? Is there a link between risk and control? What is the process for designing strong controls at the design phase? This session will attempt to lift the veil on the mystery surrounding the simple statement, โ€œthis system lacks adequate controlโ€.


Dr Mitchell is managing director emeritus of LHS Business Control, a consultancy which he founded in 1988 to specialise in corporate governance and risk management. He is an international authority on corporate governance, the control of computer systems, the investigation of computer crime and the impact of regulatory and compliance issues on the delivery of IT services.

John has been an expert witness in some high-profile UK criminal cases and has featured in a major British computing publication as The IT Detective. He has previously been a member of BCS Council, a member of its Risk Audit and Finance Committee and Chair of its Information Risk Management and Assurance specialist group.

He is currently a member of the Community Board Finance Committee and holder of the John Ivinson medal for services to the institute. His doctorate in risk analysis techniques was awarded by City University, London, England. His MBA in financial control was awarded, with distinction, by Middlesex University, England.


This event counts for two hours towards your CPD. More information is available at

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


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