CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The need to maintain a robust cyber security posture has never been more important. As cyber threats increase in sophistication targeting both people and companies, so must your organisation evolve to remain one step ahead of the threats. Cybercrime has changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organisations are attacked.

These threats, and the cyber-criminals behind them, are experts at remaining hidden from traditional security while exhibiting an intelligence, resiliency and patience never been seen before. Now in its fifth year, the Secure Computing Forum 2017 provides a platform aimed at fostering dialogue amongst key security players in Ireland.

The conference will review and anticipate the multiple security threats facing Irish businesses today and will aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the main challenges, gather lessons learned and best practice as well as offer strategic advice on the way ahead to combat cyber crime.

 

Throughout the day leading industry experts will focus on a number of key areas to include:

FIGHTING RANSOMWARE

Ransomware has been on the rise since its inception costing companies over $1 billion worldwide in 2016. What is most troubling is that given the sensitive data involved, infected companies are more compelled to pay the ransom upfront rather than proactively prevent the threat. We will investigate a range of proactive measures.


COMBATING CYBER EXTORTION

Threats of repeated denial of service or other attacks by hackers who demand money in return for "protection" is on the rise. Learn more about this growing issue.


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SECURING THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

The ‘internet of things’, digital devices that communicate with one another, is already likely to go down as one of the biggest developments in the history of computing, but if we’re not careful there is still a strong possibility that it will also be remembered for creating a massive cybersecurity headache.


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MAKING SENSE OF THE EU GDPR

After years of discussion, the European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on April 14, 2016. But now that the legislation is agreed, the compliance countdown begins. What does this mean for your business? Where should you start?


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IS A.I. THE FUTURE OF CYBER SECURITY?

As attacks become more frequent and sophisticated, conventional security techniques and human analysis struggle to keep pace. As a result many companies are turning to artificial intelligence methods to help them defend their systems effectively.


CLOUD SECURITY IT’S YOUR DATA, IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

While the cloud offers many advantages over traditional infrastructure it also exposes your company to a whole new set of security challenges. The complexity of the cloud means that responsibility for keeping your data and your customers’ data may be spread not just across your own organisation, but between your organisation and your service provider. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that you have clearly defined proactive security measures in place to ensure the integrity of your data in the event of a security event and can quickly get your systems back up in case of a failure.


KEY SPEAKER TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • Taking control of your Cyber Security.
  • Protecting and defending against cyber threats in uncertain times.
  • Fighting ransomware and cyber extortion – Let’s talk about what works and what doesn’t!
  • Leveraging white & black hat cyber intelligence to stay one step ahead.
  • Cloud Security – It’s your data, it’s your responsibility.  
  • Cyber Risk – An insurance perspective. 
  • Securing the Internet Of Things - What is the real risk for enterprise cyber security?
  • The Countdown to GDPR– Steps you need to take to prepare for May 2018.
  • Artificial Intelligence – The latest threat AND defence in the cyber security war.