Vincent Villers, Partner – PwC Luxembourg
Four clear trends are dominating the cybersecurity reality. The growth in digital devices is driving risk management. Business leaders see new risks tied to emerging technologies. Cyber threats to the integrity of data are a rising concern and current employees remain the top source of security incidents.
For this year’s PwC Cybersecurity Day, which falls within the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Week, the focus will be on why businesses are vulnerable to cyber disruptions and how leaders who participate at the event can help their organisations build resilience to sustain operations and boost economic performance. It is imperative that in the post GDPR world we protect data privacy and revitalise trust.
“Cybersecurity is constantly evolving to keep pace with the advance of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), deep learning and cloud technology etc. This means that companies require a cybersecurity strategy that goes hand in hand with their digital transformation. This is the key to its success and reputation as well as its attractiveness and this will also have to be a continuing evolution which is why there is so much added value in events like a dedicated Cybersecurity Day,” says Vincent Villers, partner and Cybersecurity Leader at PwC Luxembourg.
Network and build strategic partnerships with the best in the business
For the third time in Luxembourg, the PwC Cybersecurity Day will bring together influential players from the cyber-industry. Business leaders, private and public decision-makers, investors or cybersecurity specialists will endeavour, through leading keynotes, interactive workshops or business meetings, to strengthen the fight against cybercrime and to find efficient solutions to current and future challenges from a national, European and international perspective.
This year, we have organised the events into two distinct parts. The entire day will be dedicated to CISOs with technical updates and cybersecurity solutions while in the afternoon there will be a dedicated session for CISOs and CEOs with a broader approach to cybersecurity.
“This year, we are pleased to welcome what we consider a dazzling array of distinguished speakers from all over the world, representing a rich panel of thought leaders, who will bring a human and social dimension to the everyday cybersecurity challenge we are all undergoing,” says Vincent Villers.
Hot topics will include such items as the latest trends in cyberattacks: technology watch from PwC Luxembourg’s Ethical Hackers, Maxime Clementz – Ethical hacker & Cybersecurity Manager, PwC Luxembourg and Vladimir Kolimaga – Cybersecurity & Forensic Senior Advisor, PwC Luxembourg and the Evolution of cybersecurity: towards 21st century risk management, Guy-Philippe Goldstein– Lecturer, Ecole de Guerre Economique (Paris) and Strategic Advisor, Expon Capital. In the afternoon more topics will be covered including key findings from the “Out of the shadows: CISO in the spotlight!” survey followed by an open discussion with Rodolphe Mans– President, Collège des Professionnels de la Sécurité et de l’Information (CPSI) and Maxime Pallez– Cybersecurity Manager, PwC Luxembourg. Vulnerability in the infrastructure “If a country is being hacked” is a topic that will be handled by Richard Oehme– Cybersecurity and Critical infrastructure Protection Director, PwC Sweden. These are just a few of the speakers who will interact with prime Luxembourg leaders ready to tackle cybersecurity issues in an increasingly digitised national economy.
There will be six breakout sessions, including: NIS Directive, The Hacking Experience– the first interactive demonstration where the hacker is “you”, Leveraging the power of AI to reshape data privacywithin organisations, Smart Identity and Biometrics,Crisis management and BCM regulatory review and a live Crisis Management exerciseplus an opportunity to meet the owners of the eight selected next-generation solution owners.
Without a doubt, one of the highlights of the event will be the afternoon keynote by Dr Jessica Barker. Dr. Barker is a world-reknowned leader in the human nature of cybersecurity and a winner of the Tech Women 50 Awards as well as named one of the top 20 most influential women in cyber security in the UK in 2017.
Focus on next-gen solutions:eight top companies compete
One of the agenda’s highlights will be the pitch competition. Eight top companies – CounterCraft, CybeReady, Detectify, Hacknowledge, Jemmic, NormShield, Sixgill and Venafi – will present how they meet cybersecurity challenges head-on with next-generation solutions.
The CounterCraft Cyber Deception Platform protects large enterprises with threat data about adversaries generated directly from their own deception networks.
CybeReady has developed the world’s first anti-phishing learning automation that removes the overhead associated with other phishing solutions through automated dissemination of continuous simulations and training.
Detectify is a web security scanner, created by top-ranked ethical hackers, that performs fully automated tests to identify security issues on your website. It tests your website for over 1000 vulnerabilities, including OWASP Top 10, and can be used on both staging and production environments.
Hacknowledge is a managed detection response solution. The company develops and operates their own solution, a unique blend of managed SIEM, honeypots, vulnerability scanning and much more. They can help companies of any size and any sector detect threats and react accordingly, even with limited security staff or budget.
Over 30 banks and insurance companies trust Jemmic’s products and services to serve one million users. Their core product is the U-Safe digitalisation suite with an elaborated Identity and Access Management (IAM) and performant Web Application Firewall (WAF) – all Made in Luxembourg. With the Web Portal features comprised in U-Safe, CISOs can be the main enabler of the implementation of the digital strategy while ensuring at the same time an outstanding level of security.
NormShield enables enterprises to assess their own and their suppliers’ external cyber risk by performing non-intrusive cyber risk assessment of networks and cloud/web applications. Using NormShield scorecards, companies can monitor their suppliers’ cyber risk posture and get visibility to what hackers are able to discover about suppliers’ external security posture and vulnerabilities.
Sixgill is a cyber -threat intelligence company that covertly and automatically analyses Deep and Dark Web activity helping to detect and prevent cyber-attacks and sensitive data leaks before they occur. Utilizing advanced algorithms, Sixgill’s cyber intelligence platform provides organisations with continuous monitoring, prioritised real time alerts and actionable intelligence. Through advanced data mining and social profiling, Sixgill examines threat actors and their patterns of behavior, identifying and predicting cyber crime and terrorist activity.
Venafi Trust Protection Platform helps organisations better govern and manage Machine Identity Protection, independently of the type of machines and identities. With Venafi TPP, organisations can increase the trust level of the chain/architecture, reduce dramatically their Cyber Risk, become crypto agile and anticipate changes and better protect their machines against threats. Thanks to a comprehensive inventory of their machine identities and automation of the lifecycle management those identities, Venafi reinforce the IAM strategy.
Following the right pitches, the jury will have a difficult task ahead of them thanks to the quality of the submissions this year, which was quite high. The panel consists of Maxime Clementz– Ethical hacker & Cybersecurity Manager, PwC Luxembourg, Guy-Philippe Goldstein– Lecturer, Ecole de Guerre Economique (Paris) and Strategic Advisor, Expon Capital, Bertrand Lathoud– Senior Cybersecurity Expert, C3, Richard Oehme– Cybersecurity and Critical infrastructure Protection Director, PwC Sweden, Ken Pentimonti– Principal and European Manager, Paladin Capital and Maria Dolores Perez– CISO of the year 2017 and Head of Group Data Protection, KBL.
The winners of the Most Promising Solution Award and the People’s Choice Award will be announced at the Award Ceremony during the gala dinner on the same day and within the framework of the Cybersecurity Week Luxembourg.
By organising this day, PwC Luxembourg is pursuing its commitment to facilitate exchanges and reflections on cybersecurity and is fully part of the Cybersecurity Weektaking place from 15 to 2o October in the Grand Duchy.
The complete PwC Cyber Security Day’s agenda is available here.