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Infosec Virtual now on demand

Sessions from Infosecurity Europe’s (www.infosecurityeurope.com/en-gb.html) highly successful one-day virtual conference to mark October’s Cyber Security Awareness Month are now available on-demand (www.infosecurityeurope.com/en-gb/whats-on/virtual-conference.html).

Featuring a range of high-profile speakers from organizations such as the National Cyber Security Alliance, Trend Micro, AT&T, Human Factor Security, and Jamf, the conference theme ‘Do Your part. #BeCyberSmart’ aims to empower individuals and organizations to play a proactive role in enhancing cybersecurity, with an emphasis on personal accountability.

A range of keynote presentations can be viewed, including those from Lisa Plaggemier, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Oz Alashe, CEO, CybSafe who will discuss the findings from the NCSA’s annual survey into the American public's attitudes and beliefs about security through a behavioural science lens, and identify potential drivers and barriers towards secure habits in their session ‘A Whole Lotta BS (Behavioural Science)’.

In her session Social Engineering: Tackling Human-Centred Vulnerabilities, Jenny Radcliffe, Founder and Director, Human Factor Security, explains how information security professionals can address the insider threats within their organizations in a way that creates business advantage, as well as empowers staff to become cybersecurity champions both at home and in the office.

“It’s so important for everyone to play their part in cybersecurity; when it comes to the business context we’re all practitioners now.  People still view cyber-attacks as a ‘technical problem’, when actually most have a human element,” says Radcliffe.  “Organizations must make it easy for people to do the right thing, by providing the necessary knowledge and resources.  There’s a great opportunity to do that right now as we bring people back into the workplace.”

In the third Keynote session ‘The Future of Cybercrime – New Tech, New Threats, New Mindset’, Rik Ferguson, Vice President Security Research, Trend Micro looks at how cyber attackers are exploiting the pandemic, manifest in themed phishing and cyber-enabled frauds, but also in the nation state arena.  He also explains how we can anticipate the future of cybercrime to enable governments, businesses, and citizens to prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Also available on-demand are the fireside chats where experts debate the latest issues and share ideas.  

“All roles within an organization now need to have some responsibility and capability around information security.  There can no longer be any complacency around a ‘cushion’ of protection provided by IT and security teams,” says Nicole Mills, Exhibition Director, Infosecurity Group.  “Each individual employee must be aware of the risks to business processes and data and understand how to behave to protect them.  Our October Sessions will help organizations build a security-first mindset across the workforce, and equip their people with the knowledge and skills to play an active part strengthening the security posture.”

Infosecurity 2022 will run from 21st to 23rd June 2022 at ExCeL London.  Full details about the exhibition and conference programme will be released on https://www.infosecurityeurope.com/en-gb.html website in coming months.