Infosecurity Europe 2013: What to expect

Over the last year we have witnessed major security breaches on some of the worlds’ largest organisations, and industry experts are attributing more importance than ever to the threat of cyber attacks in the enterprise.

But does this mean we are taking the dangers seriously and are starting to implement better cyber strategies into our business? The UK Government certainly seems to have upped its game, having announced plans to develop a new cybercrime emergency response unit and a cyber reserve forces army. The US is also taking action with the recent executive order from the Obama administration looking to improve cyber defences.

Such initiatives are expected to trickle down to business level and motivate more companies to follow suit and take action. At the Infosecurity Europe show - held at London Earls Court Exhibition Centre between the 23 and 25 of April 2013 – thousands of IT professionals from these companies and beyond will be visiting to see the latest security technology and gain insight from the industry’s leading authorities.

The 2013 show is held against the rapidly evolving security landscape, primarily shaped by three types of electronic threats: from politically motivated hacktivists; cybercriminals seeking to monetise their frauds; and rogue states and rebel groups looking to promote their cause to the wider majority. Against this complex background there is a rising tide of malware, spear phishing, and an increasing awareness that, in the current climate, cybercriminals might just be winning the battle against the security white hats.

Celebrating its 18th year, the show provides a thought-provoking programme of features including a diverse range of new IT security products and services from over 350 exhibitors, and an unrivalled education programme. There are over 70 vendors from overseas, including France, Israel, USA and Scandinavia and at least 50 new security vendors in the New Exhibitor Zone. The show serves an audience of more than 12,000 unique visitors, of which 46 per cent are decision-makers and influencers.

For most IT security professionals, time is a scarce commodity, which is why Infosecurity Europe has established a reputation for offering the most effective information security education programme in the industry. In just three days you can meet all your educational needs with the keynotes, business and technology seminars, information security exchange, security workshops and the technology showcase.

Research carried out by the show organisers has found that the topics that are causing most concern for 2013 are risk mitigation, spending levels, growth of cybercrime, what the future has in store, and how to develop an incident response plan.

The education programme, featuring more than 100 speakers, has been developed following extensive consultation with the information security end-user community and an advisory council of CISOs, to identify the most critical challenges for them in 2013. Key speakers include CISOs from News International, Santander, The Post Office, Betfair, Unilever, Channel 4, Ministry of Defence, Metropolitan Police, Bank of England, Network Rail, Microsoft, Nottingham City Council, BAA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Philips and EasyJet.

To register free - or to find more information on Infosecurity Europe 2013 - please go to www.infosec.co.uk. We look forward to you joining us for what promises to be an informative and educational show.