Cybersecurity - Thinking Global, Acting Local

Cybersecurity - Thinking Global, Acting Local

Living in an age of instant global connection via the internet, the international community has become increasingly vulnerable. Simple distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks can take entire cities offline and hackers can use ransom ware to hold company data hostage. Security risks become increasingly varied and dispersed, ranging from data leaks to disgruntled employees. Multi-national corporations must manage complex networks of service providers and third-party suppliers leaving many companies struggling to maintain vigilance and end-to-end visibility across the service delivery chain. In this conference we will discuss the various challenges and evaluate international and local best practice cases.

Key focus areas:


Arming ourselves against advanced adversaries in a fully integrated world


Cybercrime - Protecting your company’s data


Risk control - Managing consequences instead of vulnerabilities


Digital Identity - Exploring the new capabilities of biometric identification


Workshop: Cyber incident simulations

CONFERENCE DAY ONE - Thursday 8 June 2017


Registration and Morning networking


Opening Keynote:
Reinventing The Future of Finance

Keynote Dialogue:
The Role of Banks in Disintermediation – How to Adapt and React to Changing Market Situations?


Coffee Break


Dr. Marco Gercke, Director, Cybercrime Research Institute
The Future of Banking – Between The Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and The Challenges of Cyber Threats
Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke is an international expert in the field of cybersecurity and cybercrime and for more than fifteen years has advised governments, international organizations and large enterprises on these matters. He will provide an outlook about the possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and how new technologies can in the future help to fight against cybercrime and fraud.

  • Developments in artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • Possible impact on society and on financial sector
  • AI and cyber threats


Panel Discussion:
Cyberscrime - Protecting Your Company’s Data
Today more and more of our critical infrastructure is connected to the internet, including power grids, nuclear power plants, traffic control systems, and jet engines. If it is connected to the internet, it can be hacked.

  • Managing the effects of digitisation for risk exposure and security
  • Securing the crown jewels; focus on data protection and recovery strategies
  • Building resilience with a smart backup strategy




Dr. Marco Gercke, Director, Cybercrime Research Institute
Live Cyber Incident Simulation
Delegates will confront sophisticated attacks against a fictitious company. This workshop will provide an important learning curve by engaging with an integrated audience.

  • Current developments in the field of cyber threats
  • Introduction to the simulation
  • De-briefing with a review of the incident simulation

Panel Discussions
Risk Control - Managing Consequences Instead of Vulnerabilities?
New approaches to tackle cybercrime often start by re-thinking the definitions of ‘threat’, ‘vulnerability’ and ‘risks’. Some experts say that managing vulnerabilities is untenable and instead one should focus on managing the consequences by using the right risk equation.
  • Case studies of successful risk assessment processes
  • Artificial Intelligence systems to find rogue traders and insider collaborators
  • Finding anomalous behaviour within an organisation’s IT environment


Coffee Break


Panel Discussion:
Digital Identity - Exploring The New Capabilities of Biometric Identification
A lack of a government issued digital identification cards in many countries is complicating the on-boarding of clients for banks. Technical solutions to apply biometrics for secure identification and to prevent fraud and abuse are available, but the industry seems divided about how and which methods to apply.

  • The state of technology; fingerprint authentication, voice recognition, facial recognition
  • Financial service providers working with governments to issue ID cards
  • Managing increasing identity theft
  • Implications for digital signatures and the paperless bank


Closing Dialogue
The Disruption Caused by Digitisation: Altering The Question of Range, New Business Models and Processes:
Frictionless omni-channel experiences that fundamentally change the way we pay for goods and services are being developed. What are the implications of this ongoing transformation in the payments industry landscape?


Close of Conference Day One

Agenda & Speaking Opportunities:

Gerlinde Gerber

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