IDC Security Forum From Secure to Trusted: A Journey to Digital Leadership

Hybrid Event | May 20, 2021



This decade has already provided many lessons. One is that the mantra “never let a good crisis go to waste” could have been written for the cybercriminal fraternity. Another is that the concept of digital trust is rapidly becoming a business imperative in the digital era. At the heart of this all, as always, is security: the critical barrier between data integrity and compromise as a fundamental building block for digital trust. But trust encompasses so much more. From privacy and compliance to sustainability; from ecommerce to trusted ecosystems; and from ethics and transparency to brand reputation and loyalty. Engendering digital trust is a business imperative, but it requires leadership and governance from board level to ensure that it becomes part of the very fabric of the business.

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.

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Key Topics


Compliance is the bare minimum. What are other imperatives for building digital trust?


Next role for the CISO: Chief Trust Officer?


Risk management — aligning security with business & trust goals


When in doubt, outsource — why managed security service (MSS) is the answer


People-centric data loss prevention (DLP) to mitigate user risk


Secure remote access — the new operational imperative


Bringing cryptographic capabilities to hybrid and multicloud environments


Network & security convergence, with a slice of cloud management — ensuring availability, performance & resilience


Time Event & Speakers

Welcome Lunch for Offline Guests


Virtual Exhibition


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Andrew Beklemishev

Vice President, IDC

From Secure to Trusted: a Journey to Digital Leadership

Denis Maslennikov

Senior Research Analyst, IDC Russia and CIS Countries

2020 drove accelerated DX and shift of transactions from physical to digital. Success in the digital era will be trust-based, which can take a long time to build and is easy to lose. What is the trust between the organization and its employees? Between the company's partners and the clients? Security is definitely a key risk-related pillar. Privacy and compliance are also critical. At the same time, we should not forget that ethics and corporate social responsibility are also areas of focus and play an important role. To become a reliable business not only in the physical but also in the digital requires a focus on various aspects, but without trust these fundamental relationships are unlikely to flourish.


TRUST BUT VERIFY. Thousand and One of the Ways to Trick You and Your Cyber Security Systems

Valery Zubanov

Commercial Director Kazakhstan, Central Asia & Mongolia, Kaspersky Kazakhstan

Next role for the CISO: Chief Trust Officer?

Artem Tulenov

Executive Director of the Information Security Center, Bank Center Credit

In his presentation Artem Tulenov will focus on evolution of CISO's role, the development stages of CISO and what CISO should think about today.


Veeam V11 Modern Immutability Storage feature

Evgeniy Zossimov

Technical Consultant, VEEAM

In his presentation Veeam consultant will talk about the main risks and threats of backup storage, as well as ways to provide an additional layer of security that will reduce the risk of losing critical data.


Coffee Break. Expo.


A Proactive Approach to Ensure Cyber-Resilience: Breach and Attack Simulation

Hamdi Alper Memiş

Co-founder, CEO, Picus Security

The cyber risk today has become a real business risk. Yet, we all struggle to answer the following key question with a high confidence level: How secure am I against emerging threats? H. Alper Memis will address how we can test the effectiveness of our defenses against emerging threats in a proactive manner.


Transforming Cyber Threat Intelligence Into an Actionable Tool: From Analyst to CISO

Gennadiy Reznichenko

Associate Director, IT and Cyber Advisory, KPMG Ukraine

The maturity level of information security event management processes today is measured by the quality of the data received, the speed of their processing, and the ability of the team to make informed decisions to prevent or respond to incidents. Gennady Reznichenko will share his experience in obtaining and using cyber threat intelligence data on different levels of the IS department - from operational to strategic.


SOC Formula - Technologies, People, Processes

Konstantin Savchenko

Director of Technical Consulting, Audit, and Engineering Support Department, Axoft

Threats are becoming more sophisticated, and defenses are becoming more vulnerable. Large companies, especially the financial sector, industrial sector, telecom, pharmaceuticals, are required to take care of the security of the infrastructure, especially if you have:

• A large stream of incidents that is continuously growing. At the same time, there are few human resources.

• Lack of time: small incidents do not leave time for more significant and interesting tasks

• Narrow context: a few days to collect data and investigate the incident, and no automation to process it.

How to connect processes, technologies, incidents and people in one bundle – will tell the representative of Axoft, Savchenko Konstantin.



Panel Discussion: Digital Trust

Andrew Beklemishev

Vice President, IDC

Valery Zubanov

Commercial Director Kazakhstan, Central Asia & Mongolia, Kaspersky Kazakhstan

Alexey Yankovski

Partner, Head of IT and Cyber Advisory, KPMG Ukraine

Vladimir Turekhanov

President, Kazakhstan Association of Automation and Robotics

Konstantin Pak

Director of the Financial Technology and Innovation Sector of the Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan, CEO and co-owner of the

Key topics:

1. Digital Trust: key aspects

2. Three main planes of building trust in business: company and employees, company and customers, company and partners

3. Human Factor in the Security in work-from-home reality

4. Chief Trust Officer - new role for the CISO? Who else is in charge?

5. Trusted Provider of Trusted Technologies to prevent cyber attacks


Cocktail. Networking


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Raffle Prizes

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General Information


Technology Users - free of charge

Technology Providers - 300 EUR without VAT


May 20, 2021

Hopin online platform / InterContinental Almaty  


2:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Nur-Sultan Time Zone, Kazakhstan (GMT+6)


Hopin online platform

The IDC Security Forum will be run on an all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world.

Unfortunately, the epidemiological situation related to the spread of coronavirus infection in the region, does not allow us to host the forum participants in an on-site format, but the delegates of the event will be able to watch online a live discussion of the IDC Security Forum speakers, which we will gather in a special studio.



We will welcome you at our Digital Reception area where we will showcase the event schedule and our partners. We will guide you for a great time & a lot of exiting digital touch points.



You will get inspired by the professional stories shared by industry pioneers and IDC analysts. Our keynotes experts will answer questions, propose provoking online polls, take part in the chat and comment on what is happening. Everything is done live.



Meet with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences thanks to our Networking feature using your webcam for up to 3 minutes.



Visit interactive booths leveraging digital content allowing you to explore key trends or discover more about innovative products.

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Dilyara Kazymbetova

Event Director

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