17th annual e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress
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There are two narratives in cyber: the first is the public, jargon-filled, tech-heavy story that emphasizes the uniqueness of the challenge, its complexity and the need for secrecy and lack of scrutiny. That narrative is in trouble.
The second is the private reality: that digital transformation has now outpaced traditional corporate and government structures and processes to such an extent that the entire edifice is threatened by cyber attacks.
When pizza companies take all their orders over mobile apps, and an hour’s downtime can cost a million pounds, digitalisation has turned a food business into a tech business and made cybersecurity its most significant operational risk.
When a hotel or airline gets most of its business through a third-party comparison app, it’s lost control of its customer interface, relationship, AND its security.
But neither business nor government are anywhere close to responding appropriately – and regulator, stakeholders, customers and the press have noticed.
To survive, businesses need to be digitally fit. To be digitally fit, they need to be cybersecure. And to be cybersecure they need to change a lot more than just technology. Cybersecurity has to be properly resourced, staffed with the right people and integrated into a true operational risk management model.
So this year’s annual e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress will look at the true drivers and necessities of cybersecurity and the new thinking, technologies and people needed to stay digitally fit.