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Event Date Thu Jan 20 EST (5 days ago)
Location Online
Region All

CISOs in the Crossfire: The Peak of Cyberwarfare and How to Defeat It The connection between nation states and cyber criminals is established. So how can the private sector protect itself?

Regardless of the definition, the problem for private companies is clear: while most companies today are able to detect and counter simple attacks by traditional small hackers, the real danger comes from organized groups that are openly or covertly supported by governments.

These groups are not only protected, but also provided with training, financial resources and often with access to security loopholes that are difficult or impossible to develop by people who are not supported by the state.

The most obvious manifestation of this development is the emergence of increasingly sophisticated ransomware, and the connection between ransomware and nation-states was nowhere more evident than after a meeting between Presidents Biden and Putin, when the hacking group REvil disappeared and decryption codes for their ransomware appeared online.

For private sector CISOs, cyber warfare, cyber espionage, cyber terrorism and the rest of the problem are becoming increasingly important.

Ransomware has shown that so-called "basic cyber hygiene" is easy to describe, but very difficult to achieve in practice. Basic questions about passwords, MFA, RDP, asset visibility, new additions / relocations / departures, patches, etc. still allow hackers to break into companies and cause damage.

If you combine the increasing number and sophistication of attackers with the expansion of the attack surface created by hybrid work, OT / IoT and digital transformation in general, the challenge becomes clear. Without an increase in budgets, which is unlikely to happen, the CISOs will continue to lag behind.

It is time for governments, vendors, and big tech to take the initiative.

First, providers need to offer more comprehensive and less selective solutions; second, the cloud monopolists and telecommunications companies better stop threats before they can reach end users; and third, it is time that governments do much more to protect us all. But is any of this actually going to happen? In the meantime, what can CISOs do?

The e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress DACH will deal with the question of how we all need a new kind of security. Take part in our real-world case studies and let the security and privacy teams of some of the world's best-known manufacturers take you in depth.

Why Participate?
In our new environment, cybersecurity professionals face a multitude of new threats.

Flexible working, a greater dependency on the cloud and SaaS, bottlenecks in staff availability and the increase in targeted attacks on employees who are under pressure are putting even more pressure on companies around the world.

In this difficult time, information sharing and collaboration are critical to our ability to protect systems and data against cyber criminals.


2022 Speakers

Matthias Jungkeit
Chief Information Security & Data Protection Officer, Münchener Hypothekenbank

Hermitage. Klingner
Divisional Information Security Officer, Allianz (AGIS)

Dr. Sebastian Frischbier
Head of Cloud & IT Compliance, Infront

Brice Abrioux
Lead Architect, Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA

Dr. Matthias Orthwein, LL.M. (Boston)
Head of the IT & Digital Business department / Lawyer / Partner, SKW Schwarz

Henrik Becker
Lawyer / Partner, Kristof + Becker Partner Compliance Consulting

Matthias Canisius
Regional Director Central Europe, SentinelOne

Jörg Schauff
Strategic Threat Intelligence Advisor, CrowdStrike

Brett Raybould
EMEA Solutions Architect, Menlo Security

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• Beyond Trust
• Darktrace
• Extra Hop
• KnowBe4
• One Trust GRC
• Sentinel One
• Synack

• Crowdstrike
• Group IB
• Menlo Security
• One Login
V• ectra