If you want to understand the state of the current cybersecurity market and the key challenges facing CISOs here and abroad, Infosecurity Europe is a great place to start. That’s where Trend Micro has been for the past three days: another tremendous event for us and the 15,000+ industry professionals who came down to London Olympia.
Modern cybersecurity bosses operate in a parallel bz universe to the majority of their friends and family. Theirs is a chaotic and volatile world where a determined enemy is continually evolving its tools and tactics to evade detection. Complexity and risk is everywhere, and the stakes couldn’t be higher: financial losses, customer attrition and even social and political instability. The question is: out of all this chaos and complexity, is it possible to create something ordered, and even beautiful?
At Trend Micro we’ve been protecting our customers continuously for the past 31 years. For much of that time, Infosecurity Europe has been the leading industry event in the region for cybersecurity professionals, offering a fantastic opportunity to network, share best practices and war stories, and hear about the latest trends in threat defence.
This year’s Infosecurity Europe will be the first to take place under the new data protection regime brought in by the long-awaited EU GDPR. It’s going to be interesting to see how much coverage the new law gets. I’d wager, more than you’d think, because compliance doesn’t end on 25 May — for many firms, it will only start once the reality of the new legislation hits home. As we were reminded this week by a £120,000 fine handed down to Greenwich University, the regulator will come down hard on organisations that fail on cybersecurity. Continue reading →