On Oct 19, 2017, DSS ITSEC, a yearly cyber security event organized by Data Security Solutions, took place in Riga, Latvia, for the 8th time. Baltic’s largest event with this focus featured international cyber security experts from a wealth of industry segments as speakers.
More than 1,000 high-level ICT professionals from local, regional, and international businesses, governments and government agencies as well as tech communities attended the event. The delegates including CEO, CFO, CSO, CISO, CIO, and legal and audit officers responsible for business & IT risks or compliance topics. For those who could not be there in person, all talks were live-streamed.
The event kicked off with key notes on hacking democracies in the 21st century, the importance of cyber security in the past and today, cyber communication as a Jihadi strategic tool, and individual’s perspective on privacy and security. Afterwards, the delegates had to opportunity to hear insights from leading experts in 9 parallel sessions.
The session speakers covered, among many others, information on: the cost of cyber crime, threat exposure management, hacking and social engineering, blockchain, satellite for 5G networks, legal and technical aspects of the EU GDPR that comes into effect on 25 May 2018, risk management strategies for a mobile world, flaws in security products, prevention of zero-day exploits, AI in cyber security.
Agreement among experts centered around one specific topic: it’s paramount to secure the internet of things first before rapidly dispatching solutions to the market just to make a fast buck.
Sometimes truth is stranger than a fictional story
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As a special perk for the industry experts, DSS IT SEC provided a digital review copy of the spy novel „Project Black Hungarian„. As part of a raffle at the end of the conference, two attendees received from Capscovil’s founder an author-signed printed edition.