IDC DAE | Digital Forum

Adriatic Security 2020

DIGITAL Event | Belgrade | June 4, 2020


The health and safety of our customers and employees is IDC's number one priority. As regional details around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) become clearer, we have been closely monitoring the situation in order to respond accordingly.

Due to the current regional situation, IDC have taken the decision to make the Security Forum a virtual conference. We will be hosting the event using Hopin Platform. This decision was taken as the safety of our sponsors, delegates and staff is paramount, and our communities health should be placed above all else.


The virtual conference will be held on June 4, 2020

We have made this choice out of an abundance of caution and believe it is the correct decision given the evolving public health concerns. The potential risk to the well-being of the event attendees and our staff is something IDC takes seriously. 

General Information


Hopin Platform


June 4




Time Event & Speakers

Registration and networking


Introductory keyword and welcome

Nevena Conic

Regional Manager, Adriatics

Security and Business Continuity Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Mark Child

Research Manager, European Security, IDC CEMA

The COVID-19 pandemic brought disruption to businesses on an unprecedented scale, yet many of the challenges were already present: enablement of secure digital transformation, remote workers accessing corporate applications and data from outside a secure perimeter, and cybercriminals probing for any vulnerability through which to penetrate the network. The crisis invoked response at speed and scale, unveiling gaps in security programs. There remain further challenges, such as building cyber resilience in “the new normal” and ensuring business continuity. Risk metrics need to be updated and threat exposure re-evaluated, while building digital trust takes on even greater importance as digital relationships become pervasive. Finally, as organizations look to the future and beyond COVID-19, they should seek to assess which aspects of the new normal have brought broader business benefits and should be retained. Despite the current turbulence, security must maintain a strategic focus in line with broader enterprise strategy and be a key partner to the business.


Cybersecurity Risk is a Board-Level Issue

Biljana Cerin

Information Security and Risk Management Consultant and Director, Risk Services, Ostendo Consulting

For years we as the cyber security professionals have struggled to bring up to the management’s attention the importance of proper and timely dealing with the cyber security risks. We were dealing with obstacles such as understanding of the business versus technology terminology, understanding the exact nature of the cyber security risks, explaining to business what may be the consequences of having these risks materialize, and what appropriate actions the responsible business owners should take in order to mitigate them. We have established the understanding, with a help of compliance requirements and of regulations, although the most responsible companies did not have to wait for laws and regulations in order to set their risk management systems right. We have done a good job as a professional community, however, it is time to move forward, or one level up – cyber security, now more than ever, needs to be seen not only as the regular agenda point on management’s meetings, but also discussed as an important Board issue too. And the CISOs – Chief Information Security Officers, need to be prepared to step up once they are called to the Board meeting.

This presentation will give an overview of the contents that should be presented to the Board, ways to gather and structure the information on cyber security risks exposure, and methods of presenting it in a relatively short time given at the Board meetings, in a way that is understandable to the Board members in order for them to make informed decisions in alignment with their responsibilities. It will also examine the prerequisites for having such a successful cyber risk management system that can deliver the requested outcome at any moment in time - a clear picture of the cyber security risks exposure and expected trends for all the relevant stakeholders



Getting the (real) value out of Managed Security Services

Saša Jušić

Co-Founder & Board Member, INFIGO IS

The growing threat of cyber-attacks has forced many companies to rethink their approach to cyber security.

Recent examples of cyber-attacks globally, but also in our region, have shown that our weakest spot is not the shortage of security controls or budgets for information security, but our ability to maximize the value of our cyber security investments - especially in terms of our ability to detect and respond to cyber-attacks in a timely manner.

Time and time again it was proven on many levels that simply purchasing and deploying cybersecurity technology is not enough! It is critical that deployed cyber security solutions are properly designed, implemented and, most importantly, continuously monitored and improved.

An approach that many companies took are Managed Security Services (MSS), where the security operations are outsourced to an experienced and skillful third party. While the decision to outsource the security operations may bring many benefits to the organization, as always, there are certain risks and challenges related to such approach.

This presentation provides an overview of typical risks, challenges, and opportunities related to the usage of Managed Security Services, focused on Managed Security Operation Centers (Managed SOC).



Securely Enabling Digital Innovation

Patrick Grillo

Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Fortinet

Technology can be a two edged sword – enabling key innovations to drive business forward but if not implemented correctly it can expose the organization to the hacker and cyber criminal. This session will focus on how cybersecurity enables digital innovation to meet its objectives and stay secure.


Intrinsic Security in Action with Carbon Black

Paolo Cecchi

Regional Sales Manager, Carbon Black, VMware

Rethink the way you secure your organization with Intrinsic Security - In today’s environment, merely blocking known malware is obsolete. Cybercriminals continually learn how to obscure their actions amid the ever-growing activity within your organization. Polymorphic ransomware and file-less attacks are growing in prevalence, so legacy approaches to prevention leave you exposed. If your endpoint protection platform isn’t centrally analyzing behavior across millions of endpoints, how can it spot minor fluctuations in normal activity to reveal an attack?


Responding to COVID19: Strategy for Cybersecurity

Jaka Erjavec

Head of IT Systems & Technology at Studio Moderna Group

Božidar Dajčman

Director of Physical and Information Security Governance, Nova KBM

Aleksandar Stanojević

Head of Information Security Office, Banca Intesa

Nenad Basta

Key Account Manager at Kaspersky Lab

The worst is over. We have passed through the initial weeks of COVID-19's impact relatively unscathed and successfully responded to the changes and crisis. This is not a small feat – cybersecurity encompasses so much more than just technology: business, processes, legal frameworks, compliance, and risk. For years, we have been saying that security's background role has moved to the front row in enterprises globally and that no digital expansion and transformation can be planned without it. Cybersecurity is of paramount importance in crisis times too. Join us for a panel of experts discussing the first response and road to recovery, how has work from home impacted companies globally and what are the priorities for the security team during COVID19, in terms of operations and controls, supporting the new business model, etc.?


Presentation by Qualys

Emir Arslanagic

Regional Account & Channel Manager, SEE & Turkey, Qualys

Independent speaker - closing speech

Bojan Ždrnja

Senior Information Security Consultant

Closing remarks

Nevena Conic

Regional Manager, Adriatics

Networking and 1-2-1 meetings


The security industry has passed an inflection point, security operational excellence now a prerequisite for every organization to function securely, efficiently, and effectively. Risk management goes hand in hand with that, quantifying security measures in the context of the business to demonstrate the business value of security.

IDC views the achievement of lasting "digital trust" as the apex — the realization of full alignment between security and business, providing a fundamental basis of trust that connects the organization, employees, partners, and customers

IDC’s Security Roadshow 2020 will provide you with the vision to navigate the security landscape of the new digital business environment.

Event Highlights

We would like to thank all the delegates and the partners who participated at this event.

A selected group of IT and business leaders came together to network and learn from IDCs analysts, inspiring speakers and dedicated advisory board members, who were at the forefront of the lively and interactive discussion.

If you missed the event or if you would like more information on any of the topics we discussed, click the button below to watch a recording or access the post-event content.

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Key Topics


Security Operational Excellence

Enterprises need to build "security by design" into company culture and outsource to fill any gaps around scale and capability.


Risk Management

A risk-driven security strategy will have greater impact and justify security investment.


Security Governance

Setting a governance model that links business objectives and security goals is key to sustaining enterprise performance.


Digital Trust

Trust is the outcome of full alignment between security and business throughout the organization, enhancing governance, transactions, and supply ecosystems.


Building Resilience

A resilient infrastructure is crucial for maintaining operations despite attacks or outages, thus minimizing risk and losses.


AI, ML, and Security Automation

Harnessing ML and AI for security automation empowers analysts to build security seamlessly into business processes.

Who Is It For?

The IDC Security Roadshow has been designed as an information-sharing forum and networking platform for select groups of 70–150 senior security decision makers from the most prominent enterprises in each country.
Every year, IDC conducts surveys and collects feedback from our event audiences. As such, the agenda is guaranteed to reflect the most pressing global security challenges, while also addressing the current needs of the local market and providing ample scope for in-depth and engaging discussions.


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