PwC Luxembourg Cybersecurity Day: A tailor-made programme to help CISOs, DPOs and CEOs tackle cybersecurity challenges

Press Release, 24 September 2019

  • Meet European experts at Cybersecurity Day on 24 October, 2019 at PwC Luxembourg.

  • Take full advantage of this year’s unique agendas: Cybersecurity for CISOs and security experts, the Privacy Corner for DPOs and persons in charge of data privacy, and the CEO Ticket for CEOs.

  • Listen to top-class speakers including Jane Frankland, Rebecca Herold, Tim Cook and Harley Lovegrove.

  • Participate in business matchmaking and join interactive breakout sessions.

  • Discover five cybersecurity next-gen solutions - Asvin GmbH, CyNation Limited, RCDevs SA, Reblaze, Segasec - selected from over 50 applications from around the world.

  • For this year’s PwC Luxembourg Cybersecurity Day, which falls within the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Week, the focus is on IT security and  digital trust in today’s society: how to help CISOs, DPOs and CEOs ensure they keep the organisation secure in a digital society. 

About the Cybersecurity Day 2019

The fourth edition held in Luxembourg, the PwC Luxembourg Cybersecurity Day brings together influential players from the cyber-industry, CEO’s, CISO’s and DPO’s. 

PwC Luxembourg defined an agenda that covers 3 distinct though interdependent parts. The morning is dedicated to CISOs with technical updates, cybersecurity solutions and inspiring ideas to tackle today’s challenges. The afternoon is fully dedicated to separate sessions targetting CISOs, DPOs and CEOs.

Participants can get inspiration from international and distinguished speakers representing a rich panel of thought leaders covering challenging topics that are on the agendas of the cyber leaders of today and tomorrow… (check on website).

The PwC Luxembourg Cybersecurity Day- for CISOs offers security experts the opportunity to gain technical insight, meet five promising cybersecurity solutions and attend interactive workshops.

How to grow as a cyber leader, increase your cybersecurity effectiveness, SWIFT Customer Security Programme, what data tells about you, manage your third- party providers or how to react in case of a crisis are some of the key topics covered by the PwC Cybersecurity Day this year.

The PwC Luxembourg Cybersecurity Day- CEO Ticket tailored to provide CEOs, during one afternoon, an in-depth understanding on strategic challenges on cybersecurity, privacy and managing change. It provides an opportunity to discuss with peers, participate in workshops and provide you with the tools to understand cyber security from a strategic and organisational point of view. Followed by a keynote that explains how to increase our influence over others and go through the role of an effective cyber leader to equip you and prepare your organisation for the rising threats of tomorrow. Lastly, a Hacking Experience together with the CISOs offer a great opportunity for the CEOs to understand the complexity of an attack.

The PwC Luxembourg Cybersecurity Day - Privacy Corner will offer DPOs or persons in charge of Data Privacy the occasion to gain technical updates and attend interactive workshops. We’re delighted to have CNPD amongst us to provide feedback on the CNPD governance investigation, and give our invitees the possibility to assist in sessions on various topics like CARPA, the roles and challenges of a global DPO, an introduction of IAPP in Luxembourg, the challenge of data leak versus data breach and more. The Privacy professor, Rebecca Herold outlines her vision on how to prepare ourselves for privacy risk evolution. 

For all our invitees, at the end of the day, the best-selling author, and 21-year cyber security veteran Jane Frankland will help the audience to understand how cross-industry collaboration, and embracing diversity are the keys to building strong, secure and stable connected platforms, able to run both today’s and tomorrow’s services.

Other speakers highlights include:

Harley Lovegrove

Chairman of The Bayard Partnership. Thought leader in the field of change, programme and project management. Broad experience within both SMEs and large multinational companies. Business coach, keynote speaker and expert in running visionary workshops at all levels in business. Author of four books: “The Change Manager's Handbook”, “Transition”, “Inspirational Leadership” and “Making a Difference” (an interim manager's view on solving tough business problems and how to bring about change). Guest lecturer in Leadership and Change Management and many other topics at various management schools.

Rebecca Herold

Rebecca is an entrepreneur, author & was an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance Programme for 9 years where she also created programme curriculum. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid privacy group for 7 years and is a founding member of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group; since June 2015. Rebecca has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work throughout the course of her career and has written 19 books to date which include, The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance (2 editions), Data Privacy for the Smart Grid,  The Privacy Papers and  Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program (2 editions).

Selected finalists to pitch at PwC Cybersecurity Day

After an international call for submissions, with more than 50 applications, PwC Luxembourg has selected five cybersecurity companies with relevant solution for the Luxembourgish market. 

The Cybersecurity Solution of the Year Award will be conferred by the Jury and the audience, to the candidate that demonstrates excellence at all levels, from strategy to execution during the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Week gala dinner, the same day evening - more information here.

“The era where management considers that their organisations are not at stake due to the preventative controls they have put in place is over. Many of these controls run within existing IT departments that never received the right training to provide adequate and timely response during an incident.  The more we become digitally dependent, and with the increase of connectivity regardless of the nature of the organisation or type of industry, the bigger the attack surface becomes. Attacks increase in volume and complexity making it difficult to stop them. With the integration of IoT and cloud adoption in our daily and professional lives it is crucial we do not repeat the errors from previous eras. This is precisely why we made an extra effort this year to extend the time and range for submissions for the Pitching Competition 2019 looking to attract companies with unique solutions that address major cybersecurity concerns in the field of fraud & cybersecurity investigation or AI for cybersecurity using the latest technologies. We are very happy with the number and quality of the companies that submitted this year. From these, we have selected five finalists who will pitch live at our Cybersecurity Day,” says Koen Maris, Director and Cybersecurity Leader at PwC Luxembourg.

This year, the five finalists are:  

1. Asvin GmbH

asvin.io provides a distributed ledger secured update solution for the Internet of Things. IoT vendors and operators can organise the distribution of updates from sender to the IoT devices via asvin.io cloud solution. Based on analytics of the status of firmware and patch distribution asvin.io is providing reports for real time threat landscapes for IoT devices in operation.

Solution category: Infrastructure security

Headquarters: Germany

Website: https://www.asvin.io/

2. CyNation Limited

CyNation is an Integrated Risk Management company focused on managing the risks inherent in third-party ecosystems. Our Platform, CyDesk, automates the processes involved in managing digital risks and provides organisations with risk analytics and real-time visibility of their third-party risk exposure. CyDesk combines cyber security, compliance and other business risks like Know-Your-Business and Anti-Money Laundering into one dashboard. The platform’s risk fusion engine and unique AI triangulation technique allows clients to handle various types of digital and business risks.

Solution category: AI for Cyber

Headquarters: United Kingdom

Website: https://cynation.com/

3. RCDevs SA

OpenOTP Security Suite provides enterprise-grade security solutions suited for multi-factor authentication with OTP / FIDO, federation, identity management, PSD2 compliant secure transactions, electronic signature and SSH Key Management. RCDevs combine mobile technologies with proven security standards in order to offer the best alternative for professionals and non-professionals requiring cost-effective solutions compatible with their user’s mobility. Our unique Enterprise platform integrates seamlessly into any IT infrastructure and enables a centrally-managed security control center.

Solution category: IAM and MFA

Headquarters: Luxembourg

Website: https://www.rcdevs.com/

4. Reblaze

Reblaze is a cloud-based, fully managed protective shield for sites and web applications: a comprehensive web security solution that includes a next-gen WAF, DDoS protection, bot mitigation, scraping prevention, CDN, load balancing, real time traffic control, and more.

Machine learning provides accurate, adaptive threat detection. Dedicated Virtual Private Clouds ensure maximum privacy, performance, and protection. An intuitive web-based management console provides real-time traffic control. A two-week trial offer allows you to assess Reblaze with no cost, risk, or obligation.

Solution category: Web security

Headquarters: Israel

Website: https://reblaze.com/

5. Segasec

Segasec is a Tel-Aviv based cyber-security startup providing end-to-end digital threat protection against consumer phishing attacks that originate in your blind spot - beyond the enterprise perimeter. Segasec’s patent-pending technology provides intelligence of upcoming attacks at the earliest possible preparation stages, running quadrillions of targeted scans that identify even unknown attack patterns. Segasec blocks compromised assets before they become a live risk, because once customer trust is broken, it’s already too late.

Solution category: Digital Threat Protection

Headquarters: Israel

Website: https://segasec.com/

Notes to editors

About PwC

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