4th annual e-Crime and Cybersecurity Nordics
23rd September 2020, Online
Securing the New Normal
What changes to cybersecurity staffing, spend and technology do new work and business models require?
Companies have acted more quickly than anyone could have imagined.
Entire workforces are now operating from home. Collaboration tools that would have taken years to clear and deploy have become normal in a matter of weeks. Global banks have even transplanted entire trading floors to domestic environments, with all the supervisory headaches that brings.
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 in and of itself.
And just as they and their businesses were at the point of maximum disruption, cybersecurity teams were also dealing with a huge spike in threat volumes and severity. Phishing is up sharply in this environment; DDoS and ransomware attacks too. Stressed employees using unfamiliar or insecure systems are easier to hack and overall business disruption likely renders compensating controls less effective.
But the firefight will subside. The big question is: 'what comes next?'
As organisations adjust to their new operating requirements, the focus is shifting to the bottom line.
How should they adapt their business model to a new and shifting 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 many 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 that were 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 of reporting practices have admitted that they can be done.
So in digitalisation hyperspace, what does cybersecurity look like?
The 4th e-Crime & Cybersecurity Nordics Congress will take place online and will look at how cybersecurity teams are tackling the new normal. Join us for real-life case studies and in-depth technical sessions from the security and privacy teams behind some of the world's best-known brands.