Welcome to the 6th Edition of IT Security Insights Conference, one of the leading peer-to-peer events bringing together IT security practitioners from the Nordic region to discuss how to protect your data through innovation. This year’s edition will address: Information security, security compliance, cybersecurity skills shortage, emerging technologies such as: 5G, Machine Learning, AI and much more.
According to Gartner “many organizations will have and will adopt a cybersecurity mesh architecture as a result of the variety of technologies and silos that they have. "This is an effort to optimize technologies to make sure that each tool is talking to the other, each log is feeding back into the other," to orchestrate the environment”. Gartner also anticipates the adoption of mesh architecture will cut the cost of security incidents by 90% by 2024. How can we achieve this? And how can we even get started when most digital assets of today’s organisations are distributed across cloud and data centers? In order to be successful, one will need to prioritize composability and interoperability when selecting security solutions. It will also be essential to build a common base framework to compose and integrate security solutions.
“Gartner expects 75% of the world's population to have data privacy protection because of legislation by 2023. Depending on a company's jurisdiction, leaders might have to patch together different laws, and the requests their customers make”. What progress has been made since the GDPR came into force? And how can we overcome today's data privacy challenges?
According to Forrester “ten percent of companies will commit to a fully remote future. For the remaining 90%, vaccine mandates will lead to complications but won’t be the cause of most return-to-office failures. The real pain will be felt at the 60% of companies shifting to a hybrid model: One-third of first attempts anywhere- work simply won’t work. Leaders will claim support for hybrid work but still design meetings, job roles, and promotion opportunities around face-to-face experiences. Research also reveals that companies with a fully in-office model will see resignation rates rise to 2.5% per month”. So, it is business critical that companies strike the right balance between office and remote working if they stand a chance to thrive in the post-Covid era.
In a recent survey conducted on 489 cybersecurity professionals by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), it was found that despite continued discussions about the cybersecurity skill gap over the past 10 years, there has been no significant progress toward a solution to this problem. According to the ESG research report of 2021, ”The skills crisis has impacted over half (57%) of organizations. The top ramifications of the skills shortage include an increasing workload (62%), unfilled open job requisitions (38%), and high burnout among staff (38%). Further, 95% of respondents state the cybersecurity skills shortage and its associated impacts have not improved over the past few years while 44% say it has only gotten worse”. How do we address the cybersecurity skills shortage in the coming 12 months?
The feedback we received from our recent conference was to have more customer case-studies and less product focussed sessions. In this respect, we promise you a handful of best case practices and thought-leadership keynotes, so you can benchmark your current strategies. Besides, a few technical workshops will be showcased in breakouts by leading solution providers that will be partnering with us at the conference.
We have a fantastic agenda lined up for you with a combination of amazing keynotes, best case practices, technical workshops, 20 speakers and over 25 exhibitors offering different tools and solutions in the Expo Area. And, whether you choose to participate remotely or join us onsite, you will not be short of networking opportunities before during and after the event days.
The importance of IT Security had never been so great, as well the need for the community to gather and try to share experience and collaborate on some of the burning challenges. So, I hope to meet as many of you as possible at the conference.
Event Project Manager