The 3rd e-Crime and Cybersecurity Spain, Madrid, 23rd November 2017
“The interconnected world offers unprecedented opportunities to criminals, terrorists, and hostile states. We must be better prepared for whatever the future holds,” Sir Julian King, EU Security Commissioner
“For Spain, as for the rest of the countries around us, cyber-espionage continues to be the greatest threat to national security,” Cyber threats and Trends Report, Issue 2017 (CCN-CERT-IA-16/17), the National Cryptological Center
Like companies across the globe, Spanish firms have been rudely awakened to the threat of cyber-attack by the recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak. In Spain it was significant that telecoms giant Telefonica had been infected, though the attacks did not disrupt the provision of services or network operations. Telefonica said the impact of the attack was limited to some computers on an internal network and had not affected clients or services. But it is significant that malware managed to penetrate the defences of a large telco with sophisticated defences.
Individual attacks aside, Spanish firms face the same challenges as their international peers in a rapidly digitizing world: how do you build a resilient IT and data environment without stifling the ability of the underlying business to innovate and grow?
The increasing sophistication and targeting of attacks is placing more strain on security architectures. Evolving compliance requirements complicate the systems required. And it is hard for in-house teams to step back from day-to-day operations and to see if there are better ways to what has been done in the past.
CISOs need help picking the right priorities and the right solutions. They face the industrialization of cyber-crime, fraud and theft, the need to support the digital transformation of companies’ underlying business and maintain customer convenience and the bewildering variety of vendors and security products.
And to secure budget they need to be able to demonstrate a measurable business case to the board.
The 3rd e-Crime & Cybersecurity Spain will cover these and other key subjects for its audience of professionals tasked with safeguarding digital assets and sensitive data. There will be case studies, strategic talks and technical break-out sessions from security teams behind some of the world’s most admired brands, who know, just like you, that security is now critical to business success.