With the hottest event in Information Security landing this week (7th-9th June) at the Olympia, London, we’re looking forward to an insightful few days immersed in all things IT security.
Since there will be over 100 talks taking place during Infosecurity Europe 2016, here are a few highlights that sound like they are set to command the crowds and we think you’ll find worthy of your time…
1) “Perceptions of Risk, Resilience and Operational Security”
Tuesday 7th June, 10.00 – 11.00 am
Renowned explorer and writer Levison Wood will present the opening keynote presentation. His talk will include a fascinating account of his experiences of walking the Nile and the Himalayas and during deployments across Africa and Asia as a Captain in the Parachute Regiment. Interestingly he will align these experiences with his perspective on risk, resilience and operational security. This unique talk sounds like it will be a story-telling session with a security twist.
2) “Understanding the Insider Security Threat, and Developing Strategies to Counter it”
Cyber Innovation Showcase
Tuesday 7th June, 10.00 – 10.15 am / Wednesday 8th June, 14.10-14.25 pm
Peter Bradley, CEO, Torsion Information Security (@TorsionIS)
A notable contender competing for the 10am kick-off slot on Day 1 is a talk from the CEO of SharePoint security expert Torsion Information Security. During the talk, Peter Bradley will explore ‘insider security incidents’, which tend to be the most serious type of security threat, often resulting in significant financial loss. He’ll explore the nature of the threat, and how to develop strategies to minimise it.
Find out more about how Torsion can automate all of your information access controls at stand T10m.
3) “A New Paradigm for Securing Your Internet-Facing Systems”
Cyber Innovation Showcase
Tuesday 7th June, 12:05 – 12:20 pm / Wednesday 8th June, 10.50-11.05 am
Chris Wallis, Co-founder & CEO, Intruder (@Intruder_IO)
Intruder is a “A rising star in cybersecurity” according to Tech City News. In this session, Chris Wallis will set out to examine the failures and successes of the popular methods which companies choose to guard themselves from breaches and attacks. We’re intrigued to hear about Intruder’s fresh new solution to ensure business security and discuss alternative ways to secure systems exposed to the sea of pending internet attacks.
Find out more about Intruder’s proactive security monitoring platform for internet-facing systems at stand T10k.
4) “Privacy vs Security: Reducing the Tension Between National Security, Privacy & Information Security”
Wednesday 8th June, 10.00 – 11.00 am
The Right Honourable Lord Hague of Richmond
In this talk, the former foreign secretary and leader of the conservative party will share his views on the challenges of information security from a political perspective. Drawing on years of experience gained during his career in international politics, Lord Hague will explore questions about how to balance information security and national security whilst considering the need for personal privacy. This should be an engaging talk touching on some prominent challenges of information security in an increasingly connected world.
5) “How the Makers of Candy Crush, King.com Upped Their Game in Breach Prevention”
Wednesday 8th June, 16.40 – 17.05 pm
Giacomo Collini, Director of IT, King.com
The Director of IT at King.com, the creators of Candy Crush, will reveal how he tackled the shift to two-factor authentication and released a hardware and software-free 2FA solution in a remarkably short period of time. Giancomo Collini will also discuss the reaction of his users to the new system where they were able to set up their own accounts and then be prompted to update out-of-date software on their own devices to reduce the risk of attack. The talk will also share his revelations on how to overcome challenges of BYOD and experiences of authenticating access to on-premise and cloud based apps and VPN users. We’re intrigued to hear the technical expertise and insights behind the addictive game that boasts nearly 400 million users and counting.
6) “Cybercrime-as-a-Service Drives Next-Gen Antimalware Products”
Thursday 9th June, 12.40 – 13.05 pm
Bogdan Botezatu, Senior E-Threat Analyst, Bitdefender
In his talk, Bogdan Botezatu will be discussing how the growth of the cyber security market is driving innovative new business models. He will also explore the evolution of ransomware, including recent successful and failed ransomware operations. We’ll also discover how advancements in cybercrime are driving better next-generation anti-malware security suites. With so many ransomware attacks making headlines, this current talk should be well worth a listen.
Find out more about Bitdefender at stand D67.
7) “Insider Threats – Employees are the Weakest Link”
Thursday 9th June, 15:20 – 15:45 pm
Who: Michael Newman, CEO, My1login
A whopping 65% of corporate data security breaches are actually caused by employees. Michael Newman will explore the danger of insider threats of all different forms, from intentional security breaches to employee carelessness and bad password practices. He’ll offer solutions to the various ways employees are increasing the chances of data breaches from inside companies. Don’t miss this session if you are looking for invaluable advice and insights on corporate strategy to mitigate data breach risk.
The challenge of the connected human
Considering the Infosec 2016 agenda as a whole, there’s a definite theme that stands out this year – the importance of exploring the human risk-factor in an increasingly connected world. Many of the speakers are set to highlight the potentially huge risk humans pose as a real vulnerability within businesses and explore how the cyber security world is addressing this challenge.
There’s no doubt that a wealth of knowledge will be shared at Infosec 2016 this week – It’s set to be an exciting few days. We hope you’ll be glad you visited what we think are the highlights of this year’s event.
At Infosec, we’ll be on the look out for fresh approaches and innovative solutions that are set to rock the cyber security world. So if you’ve got a cyber security solution that you think the world needs to know about, get in touch now.
We look forward to seeing you there!