Coping with chaos: a CISO’s guide to the new world disorder
13th June 2023 • Hilton Munich City, Munich
Long-term economic and political instability change the rules of cybersecurity. How should you respond?
In early 2023, key German organisations, were targeted by DDoS including airports, the financial sector and the federal government. The cause? Russian hacker site Killnet said its attacks were a retaliation against Berlin approving the deployment of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
This was a timely reminder not simply of the dangers of nation-state attackers in general, but of the way in which organisations must now think about what might trigger a direct attack, or result in a spillover from an attack on someone else.
And of course, economically-motivated hackers are still relying on their big earner, ransomware, to drive profits. At the start of this year, University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany announced that it has been hit by a ransomware cyberattack in November 2022 which exposed sensitive details involving its operations, students, and employees.
Other recent attacks have hit the police, law firms, hospitals, an engineering company, a lottery, a pay-TV firm and the air force. And for one e-bike company, Prophete, a hack has been enough to drive the firm into bankruptcy. Interestingly, another e-bike firm, M1 Sporttechnik owned by Fritzmeier Group, has also recently been attacked.
So how should organisations be hardening themselves for a new era of digital warfare and increased e-crime? Is cybersecurity even the right way to describe what governments and companies need to do: should we not be talking now about anti-digital crime departments?
Come to the e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress Germany to find out:
• How your fellow cybersecurity professionals are coping with these challenges day-to-day
• How you can use resilience regulations to build truly risk-based approaches to defend the assets and processes that really matter
• 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.