11th Annual e-Crime & Cybersecurity Benelux
December 8th 2021, Online
Workplace and business model changes now drive cybersecurity strategies. What are the key priorities?
The Kaseya attack is just the latest to have challenged cybersecurity teams in the Benelux region. It is unclear whether a recent breach of the server of the University of Leiden was also part of the large-scale hack. Hackers demanded 16 bitcoins, worth roughly 450 thousand euros. The university refused to pay.
While ransomware hogs the headlines, and raises the geopolitical cyber stakes, CISOs have an opportunity to demand the resources they need to implement the ‘basic’ cyber hygiene that companies have generally been unwilling to fund in the past. But the ‘basics’ are complex to achieve, all the more so in a rapidly changing digital landscape - will increased budget be enough? Or do we need to fundamentally rethink how security is structured and approached?
On top of this, security professionals face the complexities of securing workplaces and business models that will remain in flux for, possibly, years as we come to terms with both the impact of the Covid pandemic and of the overwhelming digitalisation of business models, payment channels and even governments and money itself.
So, what does this mean in practice and what can CISOs do about it?
Business demands for new functionality immediately mean a sudden jump in Cloud and SaaS applications, not necessarily bought with the CISO’s say so or even knowledge. New e-Commerce platforms and payment platforms suddenly appear, along with new marketing websites. Mobile apps are bought in from third-parties; or perhaps a small department responsible for some small proprietary coding projects suddenly become the app development team – and now reports to the CIO and the business heads. The ideals of SecDevOps take a back seat to getting products up and running as fast as possible.
And all of this is still being done mostly by remote CISOs running remote teams, by SOCs overloaded with alerts and with hack after hack reminding them that the enemy could be their own security stack.
How can CISOs maintain acceptable levels of cybersecurity in this environment? What are the priorities and what is just nice-to-have?
The 11th e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress Benelux will take place online and will look at how cybersecurity teams are tackling the new normal. Join us for real-life case studies and in-depth technical sessions from the security and privacy teams behind some of the world’s most admired brands.