SINGAPORE, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the time of the year again for cybersecurity industry's most exciting annual event -- CLOUDSEC 2018. Organized by Trend Micro, a leading global cybersecurity technology provider, CLOUDSEC 2018 will take place on 16 August, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Cybersecurity matters continue to confuse and befuddle governments, businesses, and users at large today. Compounding the issue is the fact that the conversation is constantly evolving. In 2017, the keyword in the industry was ransomware. This year, IoT-related attacks and GDPR have taken over as the hottest topics. In an ecosystem where things change almost every day, it is essential that government officials and companies keep themselves informed of the latest discussions in cybersecurity.
This year's CLOUDSEC provides a platform for different parties in the ecosystem to mingle and learn from each other, be it the latest threats or the newest cybersecurity technologies. Only by exchanging experience and knowledge can we move forward as an industry. Here are 9 reasons why CLOUDSEC 2018 is the cybersecurity event of the year.
1. Are you afraid to connect? Fear not!
This year's theme is Freedom to Connect, in line with the rapid developments in IoT, smart everything, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and more.
Today, businesses know they have to be connected to the internet, but they are simultaneously concerned about exposing themselves to various cyber threats and data breaches. During the conference, we will share tips and best practices of securing internet-connected operations.
2. Beware of false horizons
Digital transformation is creating a lot of anxiety and hype. Facing a growing collection of cybersecurity technologies, companies are often confused about which one to adopt, and how to connect the dots between different technologies.
In his talk, Dhanya Thakkar, Vice President for the AMEA region, will share tips and advice on how to utilize and integrate new technologies such as endpoint detection and response (EDR), AI, cloud workload protection, and more into one holistic and all-round strategy.
3. Leap into the cloud conversation
We are honored to have our cloud partners -- AWS and VMWare -- to join us this year. Together, the cloud service providers will hold a panel discussion and a series of breakout sessions sharing their insights on securing the various types of cloud. Is your organization transitioning to cloud? Are you looking into the container technology? This is the best opportunity to meet the cloud experts and ask them your questions.
4. IT meets OT -- cyberattacks targeting smart manufacturing
Beyonics, a precision-driven manufacturer headquartered in Singapore managing seven factories, has seamlessly integrated its information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) environments. David Tay, CIO, will share with us his experience managing connected manufacturing; securing IoT devices in Beyonics' factories; and why an integrated cybersecurity should be the way to go.
5. Hear from the industry analysts
Dane Anderson and Jinan Budge, analysts from Forrester, will participate in this year's Fireside Chat to talk about how to stay ahead of rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscapes.
They will also discuss how modern day CISOs should continue to influence the board towards better cybersecurity, and vice versa - what are the board's expectations of security.
6. Learn about the new, never-seen-before threats and new tech
Trend Micro researchers will be sharing findings and first-hand insights about emerging threats that are gaining momentum, such as cryptocurrency and security risks found in smart buildings and connected vehicles.
With the rise of new threats, new cybersecurity technologies are also springing up. Learn about how machine learning works to identify and block new threats from our experienced threat research engineer Joy Nathalie Avelino.
7. BEC meets writing analysis
Trend Micro is the first in the industry to release an AI-powered writing style analysis tool designed to spot email fraud. Brian Cayanan, the lead for Trend Micro's malware technology research, will share how the tool utilizes AI to blueprint a user's style of writing, employing 7,000 writing characteristics; and how this can help protect companies against the growing popularity of business email compromise (BEC).
8. Old and new tricks of incident response
Kevin Ripa, President of The Grayson Group and a SANS instructor, will conduct a talk on the art of incident response in the cloud era. Kevin will also look into the crystal ball and share unorthodox solutions to dealing with incident response now and into the future.
9. Rub shoulders with luminaries in the cybersecurity field
The event will see attendance from CIOs and CISOs from various companies in the Southeast Asian region, as well as prominent figures from SingTel, CSA, and more, giving feature talks.
With more than 6,500 attendees globally in 2017, CLOUDSEC has become one of the biggest international cybersecurity events that attract professionals from various fields looking to improve their cybersecurity practices. Here you will find some of the most influential people in cybersecurity, and it's the perfect opportunity to ask them questions and have a meaningful conversation.