Two thirds of Germany’s manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe’s largest economy some €43 billion, according to a survey published by Bitkom, Germany’s IT sector association, in September.
Small and medium-sized companies, the economy’s backbone, are particularly vulnerable to attacks.
This isn’t simply FUD. It’s a reinforcement of the fact that for companies, cyber risk is ultimately a business risk. German firms in particular are a target for well-resourced nation-state and criminal actors using cyber attacks to steal advanced manufacturing techniques and other intellectual property, as well as being the victims of less sophisticated hacks such as ransomware.
“Illegal knowledge and technology transfer … is a mass phenomenon,” says Thomas Haldenweg, deputy president of the BfV domestic intelligence agency.
And cyber risk in this context goes beyond theft: 19 percent of those polled said that their IT and production systems had been sabotaged digitally, and 11 percent reported tapping of their communications.
The challenge, then, is less the kinds of data privacy and breach issues that have made the headlines, which have serious but limited business impact, and more the prevention of core operational losses and to defend the foundations on which companies are built.
This is where there has often been a disconnect between traditional, siloed cybersecurity operations and companies’ business and financial centres. This disconnect is a two-way street, but it has not been helped by some of the key mantras of cybersecurity which can imply that failure is inevitable and that, no matter how much is spent, a crippling attack is certain: not the message other risk management functions routinely trumpet.
So how can companies build cybersecurity processes that focus on the most important business outcomes? How can cybersecurity integrate with existing risk management infrastructure and in what ways is it similar/different? And how can cyber professionals better understand the P&L impacts of key risks and mitigation techniques in order to better present tactical and strategic options to their boards and the leaders of their business units?
Over the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become the major global forum for the discussion of security policy. Each February, it brings together more than 450 senior decision-makers from around the world, including heads-of-state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as high ranking representatives of industry, media, academia, and civil society, to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.
In addition to its annual flagship conference, the MSC regularly convenes high-profile events on particular topics and regions and publishes the Munich Security Report. All its activities aim at offering the best possible platforms for a frank and open exchange of ideas and opinions.
OffensiveCon Berlin is a highly technical international security conference focused on offensive security only. The aim of OffensiveCon is to bring the community of hackers together for high quality and deep technical talks, engaging and renowned technical trainings. The talks at OffensiveCon are focused on offensive IT security topics such as vulnerability discovery, advanced exploitation techniques and reverse engineering.
We strive to bring superb and unique speakers while offering affordable ticket prices for everyone. The conference is constructed as a single track of talks for two full days as well as technical trainings held in the days before the conference. Moreover, the conference will be hosting lightning talks as well, were attendees will have a chance to present any topic related to offensive security for 15 minutes to the entire audience.
Side-channel analysis (SCA) and implementation attacks have become an important field of research at universities and in the industry. In order to enhance the resistance of cryptographic and security critical implementations within the design phase, constructive attacks and analyzing techniques may serve as a quality metric to optimize the design and development process. Since 2010, COSADE provides an international platform for researchers, academics, and industry participants to present their work and their current research topics. It is an excellent opportunity to exchange on new results with international experts and to initiate new collaborations and information exchange at a professional level. The workshop will feature both invited presentations and contributed talks.
The tenth International Workshop on Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design will be organized and held by the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Come to the place where the Digital Transformation is happening. The European Identity & Cloud Conference, held from May 14-17, 2019, offers a mixture of best practice discussions, visionary presentations, and networking opportunities with a future-oriented community. More than 800 thought leaders, leading vendors, analysts, visionaries, executives, and end-users get together in Munich to be inspired by a list of world-class speakers.
With five parallel tracks, more than 200 international speakers and experts, many Best Practice presentations and 120 hours of relevant content, EIC 2019 provides you with a comprehensive overview of future trends in Internet security as well as practical information about current projects.
Every year the agenda focuses on the latest and most relevant Information Security and Digital Identity topics to offer you the foundation to design the right digital identity and security strategies for your business. Hear about emerging trends in order to be prepared to meet and exceed present and future business, identity and security challenges.
Um gemeinsam Ideen zu entwickeln, voneinander zu lernen und neue Lösungsansätze für mehr IT-Sicherheit zu erarbeiten, bietet die SEKOP im bewährten FINAKI-Format eine in Deutschland einzigartige Plattform. CIOs, CISOs, CSOs, ISOs, IT-Sicherheitsverantwortliche, etc. namhafter Anwenderunternehmen aller Branchen treffen das Management führender Anbieter von IT-Sicherheitslösungen zum fachlich strategischen Diskurs. Ein Programmkomitee aus Vertretern der Anwenderunternehmen definiert das Programm sowie das Leitthema der Konferenz.
In Workshops werden aktuelle Themen und Problemstellungen diskutiert, Lösungsansätze erarbeitet und Best Practices abgeleitet. Die begleitende Fachmesse, Anwender-Business Cases und das Rahmenprogramm gewährleisten darüber hinaus genügend Raum für einen vertrauensvollen Austausch auf Augenhöhe sowie die Pflege des Netzwerks in angenehmer Atmosphäre.
Die Ergebnisse aller Workshops werden auf der InfoFair präsentiert und den Teilnehmern in einer Ergebnisdokumentation zur Verfügung gestellt, so dass sie jederzeit abgerufen und individuell weiterentwickelt werden können.
Eurocrypt 2019 is the 38th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques. Eurocrypt is one of the three flagship conferences of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).