Information Security Network Benelux

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

POSEIDON: Protection and control of Secured Information by means of a privacy-enhanced Dashboard

Poseidon is one of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Cluster projects that aims to develop an innovative Privacy Enhancing Dashboard for personal data protection supporting the digital security pillars of the new EU’s GDPR.

Future Events

Cluj Innovation Days
24/05/2019 to 25/05/2019
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Digital transformation is the new buzz concept, threatening the until recently undisputed reign of “Innovation”. Lately, the two have become synonyms or, in many cases, they condition each other in a very fuzzy relationship: you cannot have innovation without at least some degree of digitalization, but digital transformation is a consequence of being innovative.Amidst all this tumult and debate, the process is already transforming our professional and personal environments. Various sectors are on the blink of radical transformation, while others will disappear altogether.

Brussels - Second CW Concertation Meeting, 04/06/2019
04/06/2019
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Join us at the second Cyberwatching.eu Concertation meeting, 04 June 2019!