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Technological advances and new trends provide great opportunities to the economy and society as a whole. The high reliance on digital technologies especially during the COVID-19 crisis increases at the same time the potential attack surface for malicious actors. The paradigm of security is shifting. The EU is undertaking several actions for its citizens and companies, in order to enhance the resilience of critical infrastructure, support supply chain security (5G) and research, create a European cybersecurity certification and a new, modern cybersecurity strategy for Europe.
Cybersecurity technologies to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover are extremely important, but not sufficient. HumanOS upgrade is required to safely use the Internet and It is not only about training and awareness. It is about the way users must behave online and IT community must openly acknowledge system vulnerabilities. Humans are the weakest and strongest links in Cybersecurity.
Next-generation of Smart IoT Systems needs to manage the closed loop from sensing to actuation with safe operational boundaries and the need to be distributed across IoT, Edge and cloud infrastructures with complex and heterogeneous systems, connectivity and failures, as well as being able to operate in an unpredictable physical world facing situations that have not been fully understood or anticipated in the software development process.
In this context, it is necessary to support the continuous delivery of trustworthy Smart IoT Systems, to support their agile operation, to support the continuous quality assurance strengthening their trustworthiness, and to leverage the capabilities of existing IoT platforms and fully legacy, proprietary and off-the-shelf software components and devices. In this talk, it will be explained how to facilitate the development, operation and quality assurance of trustworthy and resilient Smart IoT systems.
In the crisis created by Covid-19 it is even more obvious how C-level are reacting and in cases not reacting properly to new cybersecurity situations resulting from rapid and enforced digitalisation. Can or should they be given more time to adapt? Can they build up the proper cybersecurity decision making skillset? Is it worth the effort? The speaker explains how that is possible, what new digital roles should be created within an organisation and how to meet challenges posed by the transforming digital ecosystem.
You don’t have to go far these days to find security professionals complaining about skills shortages, and countless media outlets relaying their views. But there are at least two sides to this argument and the situation requires a more balanced approach. The security industry needs to rebuild its narrative to attract more raw talent at all levels.
Security is Culture – and culture starts with people (not technology!) The complex topic of SAP-security is a massive challenge for the almost 500.000 companies worldwide using SAP. The challenges are the same for everyone, and it is the combined corporate responsibility of the C-Level and all employees to protect the enterprise from threats. These core applications can be secured by focusing on the 3 main attack vectors: People, Processes, and Technology. Within this keynote, Jochen Fischer shares what needs to be done to define clear ownership and responsibilities for SAP-security. Enabling people to understand the risk in SAP is fundamental to design a sustainable strategy that is based on the individual risk profile of each individual company. It is time to stop the monkey business when it comes to mission-critical topics like security. As independent expert, Jochen Fischer provides state-of-the-art methodologies to deliver the right people the suitable skills required to protect SAP without burning money on tools that have no or limited effect on corporate cyber resilience.
The way people are working has changed fundamentally. Cybersecurity is even more essential than before. Martin Kuppinger, Principal Analyst at KuppingerCole, will look at the factors that drive the relevance of cybersecurity, but also change the way cybersecurity is done right. He then will look at the trends in cybersecurity and how new technologies and methods help in mitigating cyber risks and improving cyber attack resilience. This includes looking at the impact of Work from Home, changing attack vectors, or the impact of AI on cybersecurity, and discussing what new technologies such as SOAR and Cyber Ranges can provide for getting better in cybersecurity. He also will look at the need for doing a thorough cybersecurity portfolio assessment, to optimize spending and getting a grip on the zoo of cybersecurity tools most businesses already have to pay for and to manage.
Applications of artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity tasks are attracting greater attention from the private and the public sectors. Estimates indicate that the market for AI in cybersecurity will grow from US$1 billion in 2016 to a US$34.8 billion net worth by 2025. The latest national cybersecurity and defence strategies of several governments explicitly mention AI capabili- ties. At the same time, initiatives to define new standards and certification procedures to elicit users’ trust in AI are emerging on a global scale. However, trust in AI (both machine learning and neural networks) to deliver cybersecurity tasks is a double- edged sword: it can improve substantially cybersecurity practices, but can also facilitate new forms of attacks to the AI applica- tions themselves, which may pose severe security threats. We argue that trust in AI for cybersecurity is unwarranted and that, to reduce security risks, some form of control to ensure the deployment of ‘reliable AI’ for cybersecurity is necessary. To this end, we offer three recommendations focusing on the design, development and deployment of AI for cybersecurity.