IDC Security Forum

Digital & In-person Event | Warsaw | May 31, 2022


The war in Ukraine and the crisis of the European security system have made it necessary to re-examine threats and develop a strategy to build resilience. Today, disruption is not only the result of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but more importantly of the armed conflict on Poland's borders, the consequences of which could be sophisticated cyber-attacks, unprecedented waves of migration, or the complete disruption of supply chains. In this new situation, one thing remains constant: only well-prepared companies can face the disruption caused by "black swans." Digitalization leaders and IT security professionals need to reassess the potential threats from an industry and business perspective.

How to manage this complexity? At IDC, we believe that the best strategies are built on data, in combination with industry experience. At IDC Security, you can find both. The C-suite of Polish tech companies will meet here to exchange their point of view, and hear the latest insights from IDC analysts.

We know, that there are many variables to deal with in these uncertain times, every CISO must re-shape its strategy in three key areas that IDC defines as the 3Rs:​

  • Reactor how to effectively respond to new threats 
  • Be Resilient: or how to increase resilience and survive disruptions of all kinds
  • Reignitehow to emerge stronger from crisis

Join us live on May 31st to find out how to build a trusted, resilient and sovereign Future Enterprise, registration is now open!



Before we meet, we invite you to learn more about IDC Security Research:

Access to the report

Attendees will receive a free copy of our latest report on the cybersecurity of European organizations

    IDC European Security Survey 2021: Stakes Are High

    IDC's European Security Survey is a key component of our research on security, privacy, and trust in the region, collecting extensive feedback from security and IT practitioners, as well as from senior executives involved in security decisions.

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Time Event & Speakers

Registration & morning coffee



Event opening & IDC Presentation

Wiktor Markiewicz

Senior Research Analyst, Poland and Baltics, IDC Poland

Ewa Lis-Jezak

Regional Director, & MD - Poland & The Baltic States, IDC CEMA

Ukraine Keynote Guest

Victor Zhora

Deputy Chairman and Chief Digital Transformation Officer State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine

Since the annexation of Crimea, Ukraine has been under constant attack by Russian hackers. Attacks on critical infrastructure cyber espionage, destruction of databases and servers, disruption of electricity and communications, and disinformation are just some of the activities. What can we learn about new threats straight from the battlefield? 


Debate Critical Infrastructure - how to do a proper risk analysis?

Nikola Bochyńska


Robert Kanigowski

Head of Information Security & Business Continuity, Provident Polska SA

Artur Barankiewicz

Head of Security Business Development, B2B Europe T-Mobile

Jarosław Sordyl

CISO, Cyber Security Expert, SECONS - IT/OT Consulting

Cyber security today requires a new approach to risk management, based on understanding the strengths and weaknesses of one's own organization, and building on that to develop effective defenses. Conscious management of the security area, taking into account limited and hardly available resources, requires risk analysis and prioritization of threats.


Using zero trust architecture to defend against cyber threats

Tomasz Jedynak

Cybersecurity Sales Manager, Cisco Systems

With the growing threat, adopting a security strategy based on a zero-trust model has taken on a new urgency. According to this model, you need to think about how to prepare for an attack, because the fact that it will happen is certain. Zero Trust Security is a must for the challenges of digital transformation.


Threat Map: Is your company on target?

Robert Grabowski

Head of CERT, Orange Polska

Can we expect in the near future massive blockades of government sites, large enterprises, or even streaming services that will stop functioning under the onslaught of attacks. We will present the characteristics of serious threats that have emerged recently.


Sophos MTR – the simplest way to cover the cybersecurity gap

Grzegorz Nocoń

System Engineer, Sophos CEE

IT resilience is essential for any organization to fulfill its critical missions, maintain its technical edge and guarantee its viability. Cyber resilience must continually adapt and exhibit innovative approaches to ensure its ability to defend against new emerging threats. While this comes at a cost, defending your organization's nervous system is not an option, but a necessity. 


Coffee break



CHARLIE-CRP - third alert level

gen. dyw. Karol Molenda

Dowódca Wojsk Obrony Cyberprzestrzeni

The very nature of today's cyber threats is that they cross national borders. The war in cyberspace is already in Poland. The scale of the threat is large. The third alert level on a four-step scale has been declared in Poland for the first time. In times of cyber uncertainty, effective steps must be taken to increase the security of critical infrastructure


IDC study: How does a CISO respond to crises?

Wiktor Markiewicz

Senior Research Analyst, Poland and Baltics, IDC Poland

Resilient business is rather a way to take advantage of changed conditions and respond effectively to unpredictable events. IDC conducted a survey to gather information on how the war in Ukraine is changing the CISO priority list.


Distributed data security

Piotr Tkaczyk

Senior Systems Engineer, F5 Networks

Data Embassy: How did Estonia deal with the Russian enemy?

Karoliina Ainge

Independent Diplomat, Cybersecurity and Technology Lead

Wiktor Markiewicz

Senior Research Analyst, Poland and Baltics, IDC Poland

Data Embassy is an approach that enables you to store data assets in a secure data center outside your physical territorial boundaries and support those assets in times of crisis, from large-scale cyberattacks to enemy military invasions.


Cloud in the fog of war

Krzysztof Szczepański

Dyrektor Departamentu Bezpieczeństwa i Ryzyka, Krajowa Izba Rozliczeniowa SA

Wiktor Markiewicz

Senior Research Analyst, Poland and Baltics, IDC Poland

Demand for specialists from the East

Kinga Marczak

General Manager, HRS-IT

Wiktor Markiewicz

Senior Research Analyst, Poland and Baltics, IDC Poland

The shortage of cybersecurity professionals has particularly troubling implications for business continuity and business resilience. There is a shortage of about 50,000 IT professionals in Poland. This staffing gap could be filled, for example, by professionals from Ukraine. The Ukrainian IT sector has developed rapidly in recent years, among other things, by educating specialists. As a consequence of the war, some qualified Ukrainian IT specialists may start looking for work in other countries.


Interview: A soldier's short answer

ppłk. Krzysztof Przepiórka

Security expert and co-founder of GROM

GROM co-founder answers questions posed by conference attendees.


Event Summary

Wiktor Markiewicz

Senior Research Analyst, Poland and Baltics, IDC Poland

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