9th e-Crime & Cybersecurity France: Virtual Edition
June 30th 2020
Securing the distributed enterprise
Protect against new cyberthreats, maintain business continuity, support the shift to digital
Until March, the big news in French cybersecurity were the recent fines by the CNIL on, for example, SERGIC and Active Assurances (largely under GDPR Article 32), fines triggered by basic failures to implement appropriate security measures to keep customer data safe.
GDPR disclosure requirements and fines, it seemed, indicated that in digitalising their businesses companies were and still are struggling to secure core data assets.
The spread of COVID-19 has changed all that.
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 9th e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress France 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.