IDC Security Forum From Secure to Trusted - A Journey to DX Leadership

Digital Event | May 26, 2021


This new 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; and 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.

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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Opening remarks

Nevena Conić

Regional Manager Adriatic

From Secure to Trusted: A Journey to Digital Leadership

Mark Child

Research Manager, European Security, IDC CEMA

The past year has been characterized by dramatic transformation and a shift of engagement models from physical to digital. Relationships in the digital sphere need to be underpinned by trust – which can take a long time to accrue yet be easily lost. What drives trust between an organization and its employees, its partners, and its customers? Security is a core pillar, aligned with risk. Privacy and compliance are also of paramount importance. But ethics and sustainability or corporate social responsibility are also on the radar. To become a trusted digital business requires focus on multiple disciplines; however, without trust those fundamental business relationships will not thrive.


Why Enterprise Clients Choose Kaspersky?

Srđan Gligorić

Enterprise Accounts Manager for Balkans, Kaspersky

Who should your security ambassador(s) be?

Ivan Dragaš

Group Information Security Officer, SR Technics Group

Dušan Raičević

Research Analyst, IDC

What’s the current state of your security awareness program? Does your organization just fulfill what compliance demands or run initiatives on an ad hoc or reactive basis? Or have you made steps forward and inspired tech and non-tech staff alike to participate in activities, trainings and practices that help your organization stay on the top of its security game? We hope the latter! This session will talk about how you can turn security awareness into a cultural norm and a sustainable and measurable system that delivers trust. 


Q&A Session


5 Crucial Questions Every Organization Should Ask About Security of its ERP

Majo Mićović

CEO, Sky Express

Next role for CSO – Chief Trust Officer?

Nevena Conic

Regional Manager, Adriatics

Ivana Werft

CSO/Head of Corporate Security, Hrvatski Telekom

Trust can deliver many benefits to an organization, from customer loyalty to ecosystem engagement. However, it is dependent on pillars such as security, data management, identity, privacy, and more. These are all areas where the CISO has a role to play. So as organizations move towards formalizing their trust ambitions and look for somebody to lead those initiatives, is the next step for the CISO to be Chief Trust Officer?


Combined Forces for Active Directory Security (Secure Privileged Account Management Expanded with User Lifecyle Management)

Daniel Conrad

CISSP, CEH, IAM Strategist at Quest/One Identity

Optimizing Security Regardless of Organizational Limitations

Andro Galinović

Chief Information Security Officer, Infobip

Nebojša Varoščić

Group IT Security Director, NLB d.d.

Dražen Pranić

CISO, Atlantic Grupa

Crime never sleeps and a CISO’s work is never done. We all wish for the latest, greatest, shiny, AI-enabled, security supersolution. Don’t we? But even if we had the budget for it, do we have the headcount and the skills to get the full benefit from it? Most security teams struggle with limitations in one way or another, whether it’s budget, headcount, legacy infrastructure, organizational siloes, or a lack of support from the board. Optimizing security means getting the most out of your people, processes, and your technology. Join our three security experts to learn how they overcome the challenges facing their organizations.


Winning Trust: Avoiding the Snakes and Climbing the Ladders

Predrag Skundric

Chief Information Security Officer, API bank a.d. Beograd

Duško Milošević

Major Accounts Manager SRB/MNE/RS, Fortinet

Dejan Grubić

Territory Manager Adriatic, Veeam

Zero Trust in a Nutshell

Alex Proskura

Security Expert
  • Is Zero Trust a new buzzword?
  • What types of organizations can benefit from Zero Trust?
  • Is Zero Trust only for high maturity organizations?

Panel Discussion: Skills shortage in Cyber Security

David Vidmar

Chief Digitalisation Officer at GEN-I, d.o.o.

Zlatan Morić

Head of Cyber Security Department, Algebra University College

Stjepan Groš

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb

Aleksa Poljak

Information Security Analyst, BlackRock

The cybersecurity skills shortage is not new, yet it is steadily worsening. CIOs consistently report many more open cybersecurity positions than available cybersecurity professionals. The reasons vary. The adoption of cloud, mobile, and other new technologies coupled with the rise in remote work arrangements has expanded the attack surface, creating an even greater need for cybersecurity expertise. A steady proliferation of managed service providers is creating new — and often more lucrative — job opportunities with vendor companies, reducing the number of candidates available to individual enterprises. Regulations governing the security of data, such as the GDPRin Europe, are also boosting the demand for extended security skills among all organizations. So, how do we combat this state of matters and introduce changes into our environment?


Closing Remarks & Networking

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.


Building Resilience

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


  • By 2022, budgets for modern software-defined secure access solutions will quadruple as flaws in legacy VPN remote access solutions are illuminated by the massive work-from-home migration.
  • By 2023, to reduce security complexity faced by limited staff, 55% of enterprise security investments will be on unified ecosystem and platform frameworks.
  • By 2025, 80% of chief trust officers will demand vendors to incorporate security and risk capabilities to measure corporate trust including vendor relationships and employee reputation.
  • By 2021, 40% of organizations will leverage employee productivity software to monitor and improve the digital workflows of their full-time, work-from-home employees.
  • By 2023, 42% of organizations will be held to regulatory certification that their AI- and ML-based algorithmic systems are ethical (free of bias and discrimination) and transparent.
  • By 2023, 35% of the largest organizations must demonstrate social responsibility initiatives through internal structures and processes and publicly reporting the results in financial statements.


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Irina Pokrajac

Conference Project Manager, European Events

+381 63 520 251

Nevena Conic

Regional Manager, Adriatics

+381 63 173 25 76

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