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Home working and the cyber security landscape

 The cost of a breach can be huge, often reaching millions of pounds. According to Accenture and the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a cyber-attack is $13 million.

The Annual Cost of Cybercrime study found that criminals are adapting their attack methods by targeting the human layer — the weakest link in cyber defence — through increased ransomware with phishing and social engineering attacks as a path to entry.

This is especially relevant in today’s climate, which has never been riskier for businesses as the work from home ethos opens new avenues for attack. With this in mind, the Future of Cyber Security’s Virtual Conference will include sessions on the risks associated with a remote workforce and how to resolve them.

For example, many businesses and their employees are using video conferencing apps such as Zoom to communicate. But the popularity of Zoom is also attracting more hackers to the platform.

During the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increase in so-called “Zoom Bombers” taking advantage of insecure chats. At the same time, several vulnerabilities have been found affecting Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows computers running Zoom.

The Future of Cyber Security Virtual Conference will also look at industry specific risks during COVID-19: How do cyber-attacks affect critical industries such as healthcare and what can be done to ensure basics such as patch management are performed, when the sector is currently under such huge strain?

As part of this, the Future of Cyber Security’s Virtual Conference will examine threats such as ransomware attacks including what organisations can do to prevent them, and what they can do if they are a victim of this type of cyber-assault.

 GDPR during the coronavirus pandemic

Data protection might not be the first thing that comes to mind as COVID-19 hits business operations. But nearly two years after the EU Update to Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, it’s still integral to safeguard valuable customer data.

With this in mind the Future of Cyber Security’s Virtual Conference will offer executives the opportunity to hear about best practice approaches to the regulation in terms of technology and strategy, looking at how this can be managed under pressure during COVID-19.

Data privacy is also an important debate during the coronavirus pandemic. Governments are tracking citizens via their smartphones – a trend that will likely continue even after the crisis has passed. There is a privacy/safety trade-off to be discussed as people agree to give up a degree of their freedoms to help the greater good.

Exclusive, invite-only cyber security virtual conference for senior professionals

The Future of Cyber Security’s Virtual Conference will be a closed-door, invite-only conference featuring 150 hand-picked senior executives from major UK firms. The Virtual Conference will be even more targeted than before, with exclusive speakers addressing urgent topics across multiple vertical industries.

The conference will feature eight key talks, and a live Q&A with speakers at the end of each session.

It will also be possible to engage in the networking time delegates usually enjoy at a physical conference through post-event virtual drinks, and live prize draws to be spread across the three days.

The event is aimed at board level executives and senior IT decision-makers from government and industries including critical infrastructure, retail, healthcare and financial services.

 Stay one step ahead of attackers

The Future of Cyber Security’s Virtual Conference aims to help businesses to stay one step ahead of attackers through a number of insightful sessions not available at any other security conference.

In just one day, the event will provide essential intelligence that enables senior personnel to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals as the attack surface expands amid COVID-19.

Covering working from home risks and best practice and GDPR in the morning and topics including healthcare and the threat of ransomware in the afternoon, the conference covers today’s cyber security trends and threats across Europe – as well as those of the future – equipping delegates with the strategies, tools and technology needed to cope in an increasingly complex landscape.

It follows the huge success of our events in London. This educational one-day exclusive conference brings 150 senior decision-makers face to face with leading cyber security specialists. Covering the strategic needs of all enterprises, the conference provides delegates with a unique opportunity to learn from thought leaders in the field and gain new knowledge and skills to manage the latest technology.

Throughout the day, delegates will have exclusive access to the latest cyber security innovations, covering a range of focused themes such as:

  • Secure home working
  • The COVID-19 threat to healthcare
  • GDPR   
  • Application security
  • BYOD – using collaboration tools to work from home
  • Government surveillance
  • Cyber security analytics and monitoring
  • High risk industries
  • Ransomware
  • Mobile Security
  • IoT
  • DDoS
  • Data privacy
  • Encryption
  • Open Source & License Management 
  • Patch management
  • IAM
  • ID management
  • Data protection
  • Password’s and 2FA
  • Threat intelligence
  • Intrusion detection
  • Incident response
  • Cloud security
  • Cyber terrorism
  • Hackivism
  • Insider threat
  • Spear phishing
  • Social engineering
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning
  • APTs
  • and many more….
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