EY - Make cyber risk a priority before an attack - Replay

EY Mining & Metals

Make cyber risk a priority before an attack - Replay

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Cyber threats are evolving and escalating at an especially alarming rate for asset-intensive industries such as mining and metals. One of the catalysts is the increased connectivity between IT and less-mature OT environments, which is widening the cyber-attack surface.

Cyber risk can be the downfall of a mining and metals organization’s productivity gains and digital aspirations. And the cost of these attacks is climbing steeply. By 2021, the global cost of cybersecurity breaches is expected to reach US$6 trillion, double the total for 2015.

Join our panel of EY mining professionals for an interactive discussion including:

  • What the cyber threat landscape looks like
  • The challenges faced by organizations in the sector
  • What organizations can do to get ahead of the cyber threats
  • A robust cyber threat approach



EY - Louise Higgins

Louise Higgins


Louise is a director within EY's Global Mining & Metals leadership team with responsibility for strategy development and execution. Louise works closely with our global sector network to support our account growth strategy including active involvement in strategic sector pursuits, and ensuring that we respond to the evolving market needs. She project manages and contributes to many of our sector initiatives, including co-authoring sector thought leadership.


EY - Michael Rundus

Michael Rundus

Ernst & Young

Michael Rundus is the EY Global Mining & Metals Cybersecurity Leader, based in the Oceania Advisory practice.

Michael has over 22 years’ experience in providing advisory services to mining and energy companies. He is an accomplished problem solver with a highly consultative approach.

Recently, Michael has led a number of cybersecurity engagements for large mining companies identifying their crown jewels, assessing their cyber risk across operations and performing penetration testing of both IT and OT systems. He has also been involved in a number of robotic process automation engagements in the mining sector.

Michael has a Bachelor of Business (Hons) from Edith Cowan University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

EY - Clement Soh

Clement Soh

Ernst & Young

Clement Soh is a Director within EY’s Asia Pacific Advisory practice. He is the Mining & Metals Oceania Cyber Leader.

Clement has over 16 years’ experience in cyber, program risk management, technology enablement and risk management. He is highly versatile and has experience with the Mining, Energy, Telecommunications and Education sectors.

Mining experience include leading operational technology cyber security improvement programs, cyber threat assessments for autonomous trucks, cyber crisis simulations, and various ‘red teaming’ cyber penetration exercises for large and global mining companies. In addition, he led the global IT Assurance program for a global mining company for over three years which entailed oversight, coordination and delivery of technical IT security reviews, IT process effectiveness, and program risk reviews for integrated operation centre, SAP, production tracking, and sales & marketing strategic initiatives.

Clement has a Bachelor of Engineering (EE) with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Western Australia.

EY - Mark Cotter

Mark Cotter

Ernst & Young

Mark Cotter is a Technology Partner in the Ernst & Young Advisory practice in Australia and is also the EY Global Consulting Lead for Rio Tinto. He leads the Technology practice in Western Australia and has 20 years of client-side advisory and industry experience with particular experience in delivering complex, IT-enabled Business Transformations.

Mark is the Digital Solution leader for EY Global Mining & Metals services. Recent mining projects include a global Treasury & Trading Transformation project, a Vessel Scheduling Analytics initiative and a Technical Systems Transformation to redesign Pit to Port systems.

Mark earned his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at University College Cork.