15th e-Crime & Cybersecurity DACH: Virtual Edition
25th June 2020
Defend against new cyberthreats, maintain resilience, support the shift to go digital
Making a virtue of necessity: first responses & strategic planning
It seems an age ago, but as the first news began to leak out of Wuhan, cybersecurity professionals were looking forward to the next stage in the maturity journey.
They needed a holistic approach to their entire data management process; they needed an aggregated approach to compliance, privacy and security; they needed to apply standard operational risk modelling and budgeting to these activities; and they needed new management and staffing structures to implement these changes.
None of that is untrue - but the spread of COVID-19 has changed all our priorities by changing the way the world works and engages with customers.
It has created fundamental challenges to companies' ability to protect their systems and employees while continuing to serve their customers. Entire workforces have been transplanted to their homes and forced to shift their entire work life to the digital realm.
Out of necessity, remote access and wide-ranging privileges have been granted across organisations. And at the same time, businesses across every sector are ramping up online product and service delivery as fast as possible.
All of these responses have massively increased cybersecurity risk.
Large-scale adoption of work-from-home collaboration tools, rapid scaling of customer-facing networks and websites, greater all-round use of cloud and online applications, and the vast increase in data flows across previously controlled network boundaries are changing business paradigms on the fly. Cybersecurity is already finding it hard to play catch-up with this almost instantaneous digital and online pivot.
The hackers have noticed. They are already exploiting weaknesses in this new distributed business model. Phishing is easier in this stressed environment; DDoS and ransomware attacks more damaging (and so more lucrative); controls easier to subvert. Everything from corporates, to charities, to hospitals and other critical infrastructure is under attack.
As the entire business goes off-premise, how should CISOs react? What are the key priorities? How do CISOs ensure that they and their teams are secure as well as key employees and business processes? What is the initial response versus the longer-term?
The 15th e-Crime & Cybersecurity DACH will take place online and will look at how cybersecurity teams are tackling this dramatically different threatscape. 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.