Virtual Boardroom

Be prepared: How can you actively protect your business from cybersecurity attacks?

May 24, 2022  |  10:00am CET  |  Netherlands

In association with

Cyber incidents and breaches are more prevalent and sophisticated than ever with attacks happening both directly and through the supply chain. The most widely publicised cyber events of 2021 involved ransomware attacks on sectors and technology companies considered part of national critical infrastructure. The average cost of a data breach in 2021 reached $4.2 million per incident, up from $3.86 million in 2020 according to a recent report by IBM and the Ponemon Institute. This represents a cost of $6 trillion in cybercrime damages, or equal to a fictitious 3rd largest economy if it was ranked, behind US and China.

With the number of attacks expected to continue to increase in 2022, cyber security professionals have to be constantly vigilant to new threats and look to new forms of cyber defence. Join Blackberry alongside Heads of IT and IT Security for this interactive 90-minute virtual boardroom where we will discuss how to prepare your business for cybersecurity incidents so you can reduce their likelihood, cost and impact. We will share insights from what organisations have done, what they can do, what works – and discuss practical use cases in the business context.

Key discussion points:

  • Preparing for cyber attacks: How can we better prepare?
  • How can we concretely harness artificial intelligence, machine learning and cybersecurity services to prevent compromise?
  • The challenges of implementing a “Zero Trust” plan

*Places to this event are limited and subject to an internal approval process

Boardroom Speaker.

Roger Sels

Roger Sels

Vice President - Solutions, Blackberry

Roger serves as a trusted advisor to client’s C-Suite with a focus on maximizing their cyber program value and impact. Before joining BlackBerry Cylance, Roger was the founding Chief Information Security Officer at DarkMatter LLC. Roger acted as a trusted advisor and management consultant to executives in several Fortune-50 companies for several years, most recently with blue-chip organisations including Deutsche Bank, AXA Technology Services, and ING.

His engagements during this time saw him formulate strategies and carry out large security transformation programmes, mostly in the fields of security operations, penetration testing, and incident response.

Solution Partner.

BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 150M cars on the road today. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security management, encryption, and embedded systems.

BlackBerry’s vision is clear – to secure a connected future you can trust.

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