e-Crime & Cybersecurity Middle East Summit
October 21st 2020 - Online
Securing total transformation
More data, more connectivity, digital currencies and, finally, true digital transformation: how do we make it all safe?
Companies have reacted faster to COVID 19 than anyone could have imagined.
Entire workforces moved to operating from home. Collaboration tools that would've taken years to introduce and clear became normal. Global banks even transplanted entire trading floors to domestic environments, with all the supervisory headaches that brought.
For the first six weeks or so, most firms were simply firefighting. Just maintaining business continuity, getting hardware and software to where it was needed, and establishing the connectivity required was a mission.
And just as they and their businesses were at the point of maximum disruption, cybersecurity teams were also dealing with a huge spike in the volume and severity of threats. Phishing rose sharply; DDoS and ransomware attacks too. Stressed employees using unfamiliar or insecure systems are easier to hack and overall business disruption may render compensating controls less effective.
But the firefight is not the biggest challenge. That is what comes next.
As organisations become familiar with their new operating environments, the focus is shifting to the bottom line.
How should they adapt their business model to a new and changing work and business environment? What hybrid of physical and digital makes the most sense? How can that model be made as flexible as possible? And how can the extremely rapid acceleration of digital transformation programmes be kept cybersecure?
The dirty secret for most businesses has been how little they have embraced digital transformation and, partly as a result, how little they have invested in cybersecurity and data privacy.
The sudden imperative to digitalise or die is making short work of all the obstacles previously thrown in its way. Businesses that could find a dozen reasons to delay digital projects are now forced to operate entirely online. Regulators who would 'never allow' particular work or reporting practices have admitted they can be done.
So as digitalisation accelerates, how does cybersecurity adapt?
The e-Crime & Cybersecurity Middle East Congress will take place online and will look at how cybersecurity teams are tackling this new world. Join us for real-life case studies, strategic guidance, and in-depth technical sessions from the security and privacy teams behind some of the world's most admired brands.