Cyber Security Nordic will continue in October from where it left off in the successful kick-start event in March. The digital leap continues and companies are increasingly required to have cybersecurity expertise.
Like many other events, Cyber Security Nordic was trampled by the pandemic last year and took a deep breath during the gap year.
A few weeks ago, a one-day kick-start online event with domestic performers was organized, and next autumn there are plans to return to the earlier international concept and scope. Even the date is decided. Cyber Security Nordic will gather industry experts and company key persons to Messukeskus Helsinki on 12-13 October as a physical event.
Cyber competence secures growth
Hybrid influencing, hacking attempts and other cyber threats are increasing and becoming more complex all the time. Most of the participants in the spring kick-off attended the event in order to develop their professional cyber skills and saw as the most important thing the updating of their knowledge of cyber security best practices in an operating environment overturned by the pandemic.
Cyber Security Nordic identifies and solves digital challenges for companies and administrations in the current turbulent operating environment and fosters new cyber experts in companies. The event will delve into the new normal of digital security with keynote speeches, case examples and discussions. There will be top international performers, and discussions will go into politics, economy and visions for the future.
“With the rapid digitalization of business and growing client demands, cyber security now needs to be high on the agenda of every business decision maker. Cyber security is not only about combating threats in the online world, but it also offers companies opportunities to grow and improve competitiveness,” concluded Mika Susi of the Finnish Information Security Cluster at the spring kick-off.
Significant cyber security recognition to be presented
In October, after a one-year break, the Cyber Security Nordic Award will also be presented. Increasing the visibility and importance of cyber security, innovations, the promotion of cyber expertise internationally and the effectiveness of operations are decisive in selecting the winner.
The award has been presented twice earlier. In 2019, the award was given to the Women4Cyber initiative and in 2018 to Colonel (ret.) and CEO Aapo Cederberg.
The Cyber Security Nordic event will be held for the fourth time as a live seminar. Messukeskus’ partner in the arrangements is the Finnish Information Security Cluster, and the strategic partners of the event are Accenture Security, F-Secure, Microsoft and Trend Micro.
Cyber Security Nordic’s programme will be published on the event’s website www.cybersecuritynordic.com and the event can be followed on social media with the tag #cybersecuritynordic2021.
Text: Tarja Gordienko
Photos: Messukeskus, Helsinki