IDC Security Conference 360 degree Security for Real Commercial Impact

In-Person Event | Gent | September 28, 2022


There are three main themes that businesses are looking at with care and attention: Trust, Resiliency and Data sovereignty.

  • Trust has become a key aspect for businesses to measure and part of this involved security and privacy. The role of the CISO has evolved to becoming the Guardian of a Company's Trust metric.
  • Resiliency is a vital component for being able to withstand disruption, which comes from all directions (pandemic, supply shortage, inflation, extreme weather, massive scale cyber attacks).
  • Data sovereignty is important especially here in Europe with local and EU regulations, and there is an evolving discussion around digital sovereignty.

These three themes impact vendor security portfolio and approaches having a material impact on the commercial and structural evolution of platforms, products, and services - with for example Security-as-a-Service.

360-degree security has become a necessity with multi-layered approached offering the best protection. In terms of specific aeras, IDC identifies Identity, Managed Security Services, OT/IT convergence, Security-as-a-Service, Zero Trust, and Cloud security as key pillars underpinning a comprehensive strategy.

There is also growing attention to measuring and reducing risk and creating trustworthiness measurements for supply chains partners and third parties. We expect new European legislation around third-party security and risk auditing.

Join & be inspired! 

Join IDC's IT Security conference to deep dive into these areas with a broad section of industry thought leadership sharing and networking opportunities.

The conference will be held in Gent on the 28th of September 2022, bringing together security leaders to:

  • Share experiences
  • Learn new techniques
  • Upgrade their strategies to exploit the latest innovative and advanced security techniques 
  • Mindset change to help raise levels of resilience and digital trust


Time Event & Speakers

Registration & breakfast


Welcome by IDC

Camilla Hove Toft

Conference Director

IDC keynote: 360 degree Security for Real Commercial Impact

Romain Fouchereau

Research Manager, IDC

Detecting and stopping breaches – tooling and techniques to address skills shortages

Wolfgang Meert

Sales Engineer, CrowdStrike

Every senior manager will recognize the struggles of hiring the right people, in a job market where security professionals are a resource in high demand, and supply is severely constrained. With employees increasingly working from home and abroad, the ability to respond to adversaries becomes even more complicated and time critical. Tooling, automation and services are key to getting ahead of attackers and stop breaches, and in this session we discuss how technologies help to address skills shortages in a proactive manner.


Adopting Security as a Service - benefits and business outcome drivers 


Coffee break & networking


No cyber without humans: How your organizational culture can boost or cripple your cybersecurity

Emmanuel Nicaise

Senior Human-centric Security Consultant, Apalala sprl

While cybersecurity focuses on computers and networks, it only exists with and for human beings. Humans are a risk factor for cybersecurity but also a tremendous force that can boost your cybersecurity initiatives and make them successful. Organizational culture is a key factor influencing key factors like job retention, collaboration, attitudes toward security teams, incident reporting rate and many other crucial elements.

In this talk, Emmanuel will give you some tips and tricks to improve your culture and make people care about cybersecurity (and stay)



AI and user behavior for faster anomaly detection and response


Lunch & networking


Add Sophistication to your Posture with Advanced Threat Intelligence and Threat Hunting 


Introduction to Fireside Chat Session


Fireside chat: AI based cyber resilience – deployment with Zero Trust

Baldeep Dogra

Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, BlackBerry

Zero Trust is a verification framework that impacts the whole organization from endpoints to users whereby the balance between technology and people is vital to protect information and remain resilient. Prevention against continuous malware attacks is critical, as is the augmentation of security operations with tools that ensure visibility across the entire estate while deploying prevention-first to safeguard business continuity. We discuss new controls which overcome the ITSEC resource challenges and prove effective in the real world at scale. How can AI and ML be applied to ensure organizational cyber resilience via Zero Trust? How can MDR services be leveraged for further empowerment? We explore a sustainable cyber-future of continuous and integrated protection from malware via Zero Trust in and out of the cloud using AI’s predictive advantage to prevent attacks before they happen.


Fireside chat: Threat Landscape - plot out the dangers ahead Digital Sovereignty and Privacy and EU Compliance Regulations


Fireside chat - summary & take-aways


Coffee break & networking


Compliance Occupies Centre Stage as the Latest Mission Critical Aspect of Business


Regulatory update and impact from new legislation

Mark Egeler

Lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Summary & Conclusion

Romain Fouchereau

Research Manager, IDC

Camilla Hove Toft

Conference Director

Networking & EXPO


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