11th Annual e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress Nordics

NATO, NIS2 and new money: Finnish cybersecurity in transition?

 

January 30th, 2024  • Grand Central Helsinki, Finland

More attacks, regulation and government investment in security are changing the cyber landscape

 

Finland’s government is planning to accelerate the pace of artificial intelligence (AI) security-based innovations. Spending on improving cyber security defences will rise by 30% from its 2023 level to €280m in 2024.  The increase is partly a response to the increased attacks caused by the country’s recent accession to NATO, but also aligns with a previous Security threat of AI-enabled cyberattacks (STAIC) report produced by the state transport and communications agency Traficom in collaboration with the National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA/Huoltovarmuuskeskuksen).

The need to reinforce Finland’s national cyber defences at corporate and state levels is necessitated by developing trends in AI technologies, skills and tools that will render AI more available and affordable to lone and organised criminals in this domain, says Sauli Pahlman, the deputy director general at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

This need is understood at all levels: Kirsi Karlamaa, director general of Traficom, has reported an uptick in attacks. Antti Pelttari, head of the Finnish Security Intelligence Service, has recently highlighted the challenge of sophisticated state actors and their willingness to attack private and public sector organisations indiscriminately.

And Petri Knape, Director of the National Security Unit at the Ministry of the Interior has stated that “the capacity of the authorities to prepare for and respond to serious cyber threats must be further developed.” In this environment, both public and private sector need to improve their capacity to detect and respond to cyber threats, and there needs to be much closer collaboration between different branches of government as well as between the government and private sector.

As Mikko Soikkeli, Director of the IT Management Unit at the Ministry of Defence, has said: “As cyberspace continues to develop, closer collaboration between government agencies, with representatives from all the relevant authorities, is needed.”

Come to the e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress Nordics to find out:

  • How your fellow cybersecurity professionals are coping with these challenges day-to-day?
  • Does NIS2 help and what must you do to incorporate its requirements?
  • What practical steps you can take to get better supplier visibility and understanding?
  • How to economically enhance the security built into Cloud infrastructure and applications with selected additional technologies.
  • How new and not-so-new EU Directives are driving the Board view of cybersecurity risk and investment

 

The e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress Nordics will look at how CISOs are responding to this fast-evolving digital landscape. Join our real-life case studies and in-depth technical sessions from the security and privacy teams at some of the world’s most admired brands.

  • NIS2 – changing the game in cybersecurity?

    NIS2 expands the scope of who is included. It adds more regulations and divides the world into two tiers, each with different requirements. And it increases the personal liability of senior officers around cybersecurity failings. So how does this new regulatory environment change the cybersecurity calculus? What do firms need to do now?

  • Cybersecurity as a service: the pros and cons

    • MSSP, MDR, CSaaS – all of these offer varying degrees of outsourced cybersecurity services
    • So when does it make sense to outsource?
    • And what outsourcing arrangements make sense for which firms?
  • Making the most of next gen tech: automation, AI and the rest

    • The next 20 years will see an ecosystem of small single-issue vendors slim down to a far less complex set of larger platforms
    • These platforms will be able to invest in continuous development and offer to cover all or large chunks of organisations’ security needs
    • But will the winners in this evolution be those at today’s cutting edge?
  • Insuring the uninsurable?

    • Cyber-insurers need to understand the risks they are insuring if they are to set premiums at a level that makes sense.
    • They also need to know that they are insuring risks that clients have taken steps to mitigate properly.
    • why insure those who leave their digital doors open?
    • What can and can’t be insured?
  • Cybersecurity for SaaS/IaaS/PaaS

    • Most companies’ core reliance is now upon a small number of monolithic application suites and Cloud services
    • In addition, they are likely to be developing their own software in the Cloud
    • These and other changes fundamentally alter the IT landscape in which cybersecurity operates
    • So do CISOs need a new model for cybersecurity and are legacy solutions still valid?
  • Upskilling security teams

    • Organisations have limited budgets
    • The skills shortage in security staff growing
    • This dynamic affects the type of on prem security operation firms can employ
    • So how can CISOs continuously upskill their teams?
  • Ransomware – dealing with the new normal

    • The US Treasury reported that companies paid an estimated $5.2 billion in BitCoin transactions due to ransomware payments for companies in 2021.
    • Only a quarter of ransomware attacks are reported. 
    • Ransomware is here to stay. So how can CISOs stop it being a permanent tax on the business?
  • Here come the cybersecurity regulators

    • Data privacy is only a small part of the picture. 
    • Regulators are looking at operational resilience in key sectors like finance – securing the wholesale payments market is a priority and others will follow. They are looking at disclosure and fining the miscreants.
    • Can you help businesses comply with new regimes?
  • Embracing digital risk management

    • If single point solutions are not the answer, then how about a holistic approach?
    • Instead of treating every threat type and actor or network anomaly as a separate variable or alert, step back and look at the whole landscape.
    • Cybersecurity is still not run as a true risk management process. It must be.
  • Building better Cloud security

    • Migrating to the cloud is a priority. But, if not properly managed, cloud migrations result in extra complexity and risk.
    • So how can firms efficiently assess cloud readiness, plan and execute migrations and establish comprehensive cloud governance?
    • Can you help companies transition smoothly and securely to the Cloud?
  • Can zero trust be done?

    • Zero Trust/ZTNA/SASE - they promise solutions to the key problems CISOs face today.
    • But how realistic are they? Do they take into account existing legacy technology, and the ways in which real companies actually do business day-to-day?
    • Can you explain how a real-world implementation works?
  • Developing the next generation of security leaders

    • If cybersecurity is to change to meet the evolution of our digital world, then so must those who implement it.
    • CISOs cannot cling to an IT paradigm and companies must move away from hiring on false pretences (on budget and commitment) and firing at the first breach.
    • What does a next-gen CISO look like and are you one of them?

Who attends

Job titles

CISO
Security Lead, GRC
Chief Information Security Officer
Security Specialist
Cyber Security Analyst
Adviser
Service Owner
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
CIO
CISO
Senior Threat Intelligence Specialist
Cyber Security Architect
IT Governance Specialist
Cyber Security Specialist
BISO
IT Project Manager
Security Engineer
Senior Business Risk Manager
Business Information Security Officer
IT Director
Cyber and Information Security Awareness and Communication Expert
DevSecOps Architect & Security
Information Security Manager
Head of Security Assurance
Solution Architect
DevSecOps Lead, CISO
Head of Security Assurance
Regional Information Security Officer (RISO)
Business Information Security Officer
Head of IT security
Head of Cyber Security
Head of Cybersecurity Programs
Security Officer
Head of Security Assurance
Red team security specialist
Information Security Manager
Cyber Risk Manager
CIO
IT Manager
IAM Solution Architect
Business Information Security Officer
Project Lead, Cybersecurity Awareness
Head of Financial Crime and Cybersecurity
Senior IT Specialist (Security)
Specialist
Cyber Security Specialist
Enterprise Architect
IT specialist
Information Security Officer
IT Security Specialist
Security Assurance Manager
Senior Security Officer
Information Security Officer
Head of Operational Risk & Security Control
Head of ICT Security
Head of Security
Cloud Architect
Information Security Specialist
Information Security Officer
Associate Director, Chief Information Security Officer
Senior IT Security Specialist
Head of IT Security
CIO
General Secretary
Information Security Architect
Domain Manager, Product and Operations
Data Security Specialist
Director, Cyber Security
Solution Developer
IT Cyber Security Specialist
Cyber Security & Privacy Manager
Information Security Manager
Information Security Manager
Senior OSINT Specialist
Head of Unit
Director Cyber Security & Common Infra Services
Head Of Security Operations & Quality
COO/CIO
Senior Security Expert
Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Test Automation
Senior Information Security Officer
Director, Customer Cyber Solution Design
Global CISO
Manager, Information Security
Group CISO
Director, InfoSec & Engineering
Director, InfoSec & Engineering
Head of Information Security
Information Security Analyst
Chief Business Continuity and Security Manager
Security advisor
Information Security Manager
Chief Information Security Officer

Companies

Okmetic Oy
Wolt
Nobia
Ericsson
Elisa Corporation
Bank of Finland (Suomen Pankki - Finlands Bank)
Nokia Technologies
Ahlstrom
NATO
Euroclear
Nordea
Fiskars Group
OP Financial Group
University of Helsinki
Posti Group Oyj
Delivery Hero
Midaxo
Nordea
Nordea
Sweco AB
Nordea
Terveystalo
Terveystalo
Volvo Group
Ericsson
Midaxo
Delivery Hero
Handelsbanken
Nordea
Lunar
Fortum
Hitachi Energy
Nordea
Ericsson
Volvo Group
European Chemicals Agency
Fiskars Group
Lidl Suomi
Sandvik AB
Fortum
Nordea
Aalto University
Finanssiala ry - Finance Finland (FFI)
Nordic Investment Bank
Ministry of Justice - Finland
OP Financial Group
Uponor Corporation
Neste
University of the Arts Helsinki
St1 Nordic Oy
Monese
Nordea
RELEX Solutions
Nordic Investment Bank
Neste
Sweco AB
Nokia
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Vaisala
Nordic Investment Bank
Nordea
If P&C Insurance
TA-Yhtiöt
Digi- ja väestötietovirasto (Finnish Digital and Population Information Agency)
Finnvera Oyj
ASSA ABLOY Group
Tampere University
Uponor Corporation
If Insurance / If Skadeförsäkring
Neste
Nokia Technologies
Suomen Punainen Risti, Veripalvelu (Finnish Red Cross, Blood Service)
Remedy Entertainment Plc
Nordea
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Finland
Nokia Technologies
Posti Group Oyj
Port of Hanko Ltd
Telia Company
Nokia Technologies
SOK
Elisa Corporation
Transcom
SOK
Mandatum Life
Terveystalo
Terveystalo
Helsingin kaupunki – Helsingfors stad – City of Helsinki
Live Nation International
Nordic Investment Bank
Posti Group Oyj
SD Worx Finland
Enfuce

Industries

Hardware
Food/Beverage/Tobacco
Retail
Hardware
Telecommunications
Banking
Electronic/Electrical Equipment
Manufacturer
Association
Banking
Banking
Manufacturer
Banking
Education
Transportation/Shipping
Food/Beverage/Tobacco
Software
Banking
Banking
Industrial Engineering
Banking
Healthcare Services
Healthcare Services
Automobiles/Parts
Hardware
Software
Food/Beverage/Tobacco
Banking
Banking
Banking
Electricity
Electricity
Banking
Hardware
Automobiles/Parts
Commercial Chemicals
Manufacturer
Retail
Construction
Electricity
Banking
Education
Banking
Banking
Central Government
Banking
Construction
Oil/Gas
Education
Oil/Gas
Banking
Banking
Software
Banking
Oil/Gas
Industrial Engineering
Electronic/Electrical Equipment
Education
Electronic/Electrical Equipment
Banking
Banking
Insurance
Real Estate
Central Government
Banking
Electronic/Electrical Equipment
Education
Construction
Insurance
Oil/Gas
Electronic/Electrical Equipment
Healthcare Services
Software
Banking
Central Government
Electronic/Electrical Equipment
Transportation/Shipping
Transportation/Shipping
Telecommunications
Electronic/Electrical Equipment
Retail
Telecommunications
Software/Hardware
Retail
Insurance
Healthcare Services
Healthcare Services
Regional Government
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Banking
Transportation/Shipping
Software
Banking


Venue

Grand Central Helsinki

Scandic Grand Central Helsinki
Vilhonkatu 13
00100
HELSINKI

+358 300 308401