Cyber Security Evolution Scotland

In a world of constant online connectivity, cyberattacks aren’t a possibility, but an inevitability. It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow, but every business is playing the waiting game.

Waiting to respond to attacks is not a winning strategy. How can we proactively tip the odds of the game in favour of public interest and private protection when cybercrime is on the rise and becoming more sophisticated?

Since 2017, there has been a 72% increase in stolen, lost, or compromised records. Social media incidents account for over 76% of records breached and 65% of data breach incidents involved identity theft. It’s no longer possible for past security measures to remain effective in fighting cybercrime - there needs to be a full-scale investment in technological innovation to protect ourselves from changing cyber threats.

The price of cyberwarfare

The rising rate of cybercrime may have cost the world £466.8bn ($600bn) last year, about 0.8% of global GDP. But, cybersecurity professionals are now earning an average of £72,500 annually to fight the global cybercrime epidemic. These highly-skilled professionals are in demand. As a result, Scottish businesses, among many other nations, are going to be faced with challenging issues in the coming years in their fight for cybersecurity.

The programme with a difference

Cyber News Group has been running the most credible cyber conferences in the world for 12 years, guiding the industry towards new opportunities. We invite all senior private sector ICT and security professionals to take part in our latest event and to think critically about what’s next for cybersecurity nationally and internationally.

From 9 am to 5 pm, March 26th 2019, we will examine how Scottish businesses and institutions are ensuring they have the capacity to protect themselves and others against the catastrophic effects of cybercrime. Join experts, peers, and key stakeholders as we delve deeper into Scotland’s cyber resilience community and the future of our defences.

Key issues to be addressed

We build on previous discussions in London and Manchester, giving insight into Scotland’s cybersecurity landscape as well as covering a range of other cutting-edge issues. These include:

  • Emerging technologies in cyber defence
  • Developing threats in cybersecurity
  • How Scotland’s public and private sector are driving security innovation
  • Business preparedness, prevention, detection, and response to attacks
  • Security beyond technology - building a culture of awareness and secure behaviour in organisations