Information Security Network Benelux

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Date: 
11/03/2019 to 12/03/2019

While digital transformation fuels the focus for investment, information security is evolving faster than ever before. The workforce is becoming more tech savvy, new and disruptive technologies are reaching maturity, rapid growth in cloud adoption as well as increased 3rd party vendor relationships; the modern CISO must be a business leader, enabler and partner to the enterprise.

In addition to the ever changing issues around governance and compliance, organisations are falling victim to increasingly sophisticated threat campaigns. With the EU GDPR implementation, it has become a balancing act for CISOs today to protect data and manage vulnerability whilst under unprecedented scrutiny to overcome regulation; what systems to use and what resource to allocate without detriment or burden to the other.

 

Summary

GDPR has been on every Information Security professional’s mind for what feels like forever but finally the new legislation has come into play. There has been a lot of speculation about the aftermath and with complaints filed against leading tech corporations in the first week it is evident the new regulations are being taken very seriously. It is important for all organisations to be compliant, or as compliant as they can be.

Hackers are showing no sign of retreat and are beginning to use AI and machine learning to outsmart defence systems. Whilst legacy systems are still in place in many organisations and others moving whole systems and networks to the cloud – hackers can take advantage of weak points in the structure and gain access with ransomware remaining a common threat. Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and there are still stories published regularly about Executives falling into the trap. Not only are CISOs having to monitor the insider threat but they are also still struggling with a skills gap in the industry with limited qualified professionals in the workforce.

However, it is not all doom and gloom for CISOs – awareness is increasing at board level about the importance of investing in security which is leading to profound change and transformation within the industry and it is more important than ever for CISOs to share experiences and solutions to these growing threats.

 

News

The 36-month project with approximate funding of € 5 million focuses on the development of cybersecurity solutions in the form of reliable, flexible, scalable, and efficient ICT components for Critical Infrastructures Information (CIIs).

Future Events

OpenExpo Europe is the largest Congress and Professional Fair on IT Innovation in Europe. It will offer an entire day of conferences, business cases, keynote speakers, practical workshops, round tables, demos and many other activities.

04/06/2020

Infosecurity Europe is the sourcing and knowledge hub for Europe’s information and cyber security community. Featuring an interactive exhibition floor with over 400 cutting-edge suppliers, a far-reaching conference programme and a host of networking opportunities, it brings information and cyber security to life. The event aims at bringing business, tech and cyber communities together to discuss and discover how best to protect companies and individuals.

02/06/2020 to 04/06/2020