Protect your business as the attack surface expands

Cyber security is on the national agenda as Governments and businesses realise the devastation that can be caused by a major hack.

The UK Government is no exception. In November 2016, it launched its National Cyber Security Strategy. Covering the period from 2016 to 2021, the new strategy sets out plans to make Britain more secure and resilient in cyber space.

As part of this, the Government is taking decisive action to protect the UK economy and the privacy of British citizens, while encouraging industry to up its game to prevent damaging cyber attacks.

The strategy is in response to an attack surface that is expanding rapidly. Criminals intent on doing damage are using IoT devices such as connected cars through to critical infrastructure including power stations.

The cost of a breach can be huge, often reaching millions of pounds. Cyber attacks can average £4.1m a year in costs for UK firms, according to a study by HP Enterprise Security and the Ponemon Institute. The costs begin to surge as soon as an event happens: TalkTalk’s stock price dropped by 10% just after it was breached in 2015.

Cyber attacks can hit any industry or location. In 2015, the National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed that at least £20m had been stolen from UK bank accounts using a complex virus called Dridex. Also in 2015, 15 million T-Mobile customers had their information stolen after the credit checking company Experian was breached.

Two thirds of businesses have experienced a cyber attack during the past year, according to the Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey.  Worryingly, the Cyber Security Breaches Survey found that only half of all firms have taken any recommended actions to identify and address vulnerabilities.

At a time when a breach is an increasing threat, those in charge of cyber security are faced with a challenging task: They must defend their organisation from a constant barrage of attackers at the same time remaining one step ahead of criminals.

GDPR: The clock is ticking

Companies operating in the EU have one year to become compliant to incoming data protection regulation. The update to general data protection regulation (GDPR), which is set to come into force in 2018, will still apply to UK firms when the country leaves the EU.

Companies that operate within the EU now need to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of their data, or face a fine of up to 4% of global turnover.

Compliance is a complex task for many firms. With this in mind, The Future of Cyber Security 2017 will have a dedicated section focusing on the new legislation and what it means to your organisation.

The sessions aim to provide insight and advice to help your company put the right procedures in place, ensuring the safety and accountability of valuable business IP.

The leading cyber security conference for senior professionals

The Future of Cyber Security Europe 2017 aims to help businesses to stay one step ahead of attackers through a number of insightful sessions not available at any other security conference. It follows the huge success of our event in September 2016, which featured the first ever ‘appearance’ of renowned hacker Guccifer 2.0, who is suspected by numerous security researchers to be a front for Russian intelligence services.

Guccifer 2.0, who claimed responsibility for hacking the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, released more DNC documents revealing information about the group's finances, personal contact information, and IT infrastructure.

Guccifer’s part in the presentation was confirmed by the hacker himself on social media site Twitter, and the story covered by media giants across the globe including ForbesRTPoliticoUSA Today and CNN, with the presentation itself being shown on Sky News two days after the conference.

A cyber security conference that focuses on how organisations can protect themselves, customers, employees and citizens. Due to the popularity and success of our previous events, we have expanded the scope and size of the conference to Europe and beyond.

Capitalising on the success of previous events, this one-day cyber security conference brings 300-400 senior decision-makers face to face with leading cyber security specialists. Covering the strategic needs of all enterprises, the conference provides delegates with a unique opportunity to learn from thought leaders in the field.

A programme with a difference

The Future of Cyber Security Europe 2017 features a unique programme that allows delegates to choose the topics that interest them most.

Sessions will deliver top level intelligence briefings on the European Union’s Digital Agenda. Rather than simply delivering a generic overview of the latest developments, these sessions will be structured in a practical way that helps delegates to enhance the cyber security strategies of their organisations.

In the afternoon, delegates will learn key strategic information on the hottest topics in cyber security at the moment, delivered by major organisations that are leading the thinking and development in these fields.

Learn more about The Future of Cyber Security Europe 2017 or register as a delegate.

Unrivalled opportunities for cyber security specialists

The associated The Future of Cyber Security Europe 2017 exhibition provides suppliers in this field with an unrivalled platform to showcase their products and services. 

The exhibition will benefit from a high volume of visitors throughout the day, with the targeted nature of the conference drawing a national audience of senior decision-makers. 

Learn more about The Future of Cyber Security Europe 2017 or contact us if you would like to register as an exhibitor. As always, we extend a very warm welcome to all our colleagues who share a commitment to improving data security.

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