Virtual Boardroom

Defending the Dynamic Workforce of Tomorrow

October 12, 2021  |  11:00am CEST  |  Benelux

October 12, 2021  |  11:00am CEST


In association with

2020 will be the year that demonstrated how everything can change in an instant, but few areas have had to pivot as much as cyber security. As remote workforces have dispersed across the globe, organisations have rushed to implement long-term digital transformation projects, ripping up the rulebooks of standard cyber security practices.

This fractured arrangement not only renders the traditional paradigm of the network perimeter obsolete, but also eludes the static and siloed nature of most security tools – from traditional on-prem defences and email gateways to cloud-specific controls developed for narrow use cases, such as access policy, governance, and workload compromise.

With the number of reported cyber attacks increasing by at least 30% during the pandemic, organisations must look internally at how they investigate security breaches and respond to them. It is crucial that employees understand the importance of being on their guard when working remotely so as not to accidentally download any malicious software.

Perhaps the most critical locus of workforce activity today resides in SaaS applications, with users increasingly leveraging cloud services from Salesforce and G Suite, to Box, Dropbox, and Microsoft 365. These platforms fuel efficiency and innovation at an unprecedented scale, and organisations of all shapes and sizes have adopted them to manage highly sensitive data and mission-critical operations.

Join Darktrace, alongside senior IT and security leaders and decision-makers during this 90-minute interactive boardroom as we uncover how to protect today’s dynamic workforce as well as adapting to further changes and potential challenges in the not-so-distant future.

Boardroom Speakers.

Philip De Bie

Philip De Bie

Chief Information Officer, Picanol

Andrew Tsonchev

Andrew Tsonchev

Director of Technology, Darktrace

Andrew is a technical expert on cyber security and advises Darktrace’s strategic customers on advanced threat defense, AI and autonomous response. He has a background in threat analysis and research and holds a first-class degree in physics from Oxford University and a first-class degree in philosophy from King’s College London. His comments on cyber security and the threat to critical national infrastructure have been reported in international media, including CNBC and the BBC World.

Why Attend.

By participating in this virtual boardroom, you will also:

  • Understand the full scope of your dynamic workforce and how to successfully lead them – no matter where they work, or the nature of their applications
  • Identify how and why security teams must be equipped to discern when and how a trusted account has been leveraged for nefarious purposes
  • Discover the importance of having visibility on the network to quickly identify any security lapses
  • Address the measures required to bridge the abrupt move from office to home working with priorities now shifting from operations continuity to protecting the dynamic workforce
  • Gain insights into whether these measures are part of a long-term project or are forces overnight for your senior peers
  • Takeaway thought: As your organisation accelerates digital transformation and adjusts to a new normal, your cyber defences must be adaptive

Solution Partner.

Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber-AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 3,500 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems.

The company has over 1,200 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.

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