Ascent B2B IT Forum: The Paradigm of Security: Turning Cyber Threat into Opportunity
The modern security landscape is becoming a competitive arms race between cyber-attackers and defenders. Threats have matured, risks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and vulnerabilities across the enterprise are commonplace – and evolving. While security spending has ballooned as a result – Gartner forecasted that $77 billion would be funneled globally toward IT security efforts in 2015 – it is not stemming the tide as a record 79 percent of U.S. businesses reported a cybersecurity incident this year, reports Raytheon.
With limited resources, a lack of security talent and myriad competing technological tools, today’s security professionals struggle to mitigate the deluge of pervasive attacks. Has enterprise security posture improved significantly enough to even reduce the risks of breaches? What’s the best methodology for CIOs and CISO’s to take – do it themselves, opt for automation or outsource their security to managed service providers (MSP’s) – or is there a hybrid option to consider?
The level of understanding required for today’s executives has risen substantially. To cope, security professionals are asking many of the same questions; often at the most basic level. Have I sufficiently communicated – and implemented – security “best practices” across my organization? Does the governance of my security organization operate efficiently?
On the other side of the coin, the market opportunity for security companies is massive – and growing. Digital security efforts over the next five years are expected to continue rising dramatically according to Gartner, reaching $170 billion by 2020.
Join us on Tuesday, December 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA as we explore “The Paradigm of Security: Turning Cyber Threat into Opportunity.”
We’ll be joined by a panel of experts across the security field, including:
- John Amaral, SVP Product Management, Trustwave
- Josh Bregler, Senior Director & Security Architect, AMAG Pharmaceuticals
- Ernesto DiGiambattista, Founder & CEO, Cyrbic
- Michael Loria, VP Corporate and Business Development, IBM Security & Mobile
- Mark Morrison, SVP & CIO, State Street
- Ron Zalkind, Founder & CTO, CloudLock
Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information and to reserve your free ticket, please visit Eventbrite.