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CISOs Rise to the Challenge to Evolve Security to a Key Pillar in Business Enablement

Coverage: Europe

Threats to the business

Organizations face challenges from many directions and include threats to the business from state-sponsored cyberattacks, geopolitical turmoil, inflation, extreme weather conditions, and a shortage of security skills. The CISO must balance these threats with new approaches in continuous risk assessment, protecting digital assets, and managing the rapid pace of innovation in security technologies. For CISOs the new paradigms include cyber resilience, digital trust and data and digital sovereignty, and compliance with legal obligations.
Help is available from MSSPs, and new capabilities in AI-ML-enabled automation and better orchestration tools provide options to shore up the business' resilience in the face of disruption. Protecting critical business assets from breaches and attacks from cybercriminals is key to engendering trust and complying with new and emerging digital sovereignty rules. Ransomware, DDoS, and system intrusion attacks continue to rise as cybercriminals prospers. Given this complexity, what's on the mind of the CISO?
Why Attend?
IDC CISO Xchange is an IDC community event that connects senior IT, data and business professionals from several industries and countries. IDCs analysts together with our advisory board aim to create the best-in-class independent content agenda based on insights from their research and close collaboration with industry executives, and thought leaders. By joining the community you will get the future industry trends, actionable recommendations, hands-on experience from external speakers and last but not least - a chance to connect and network with your peers from the biggest European companies.

Advisory Board

We build each edition of the Xchange event by starting dialogue with industry leaders, which helps us to create the best independent content. Meet the Advisory Board Members for this year!


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Xchange Speakers

At our Xchange events you will hear from IDC analysts, the experts behind our research. They will help to expand your knowledge and discover new approaches to ensure you make smarter business decisions. In addition you will hear from guest keynote speakers and experienced professionals.

The agenda is continuously updated in the lead up to the event, so please check back for the upto date speaker list.

Clodagh Durkan

Head of MEA Security

Toks Oladuti

GD CISO, Dentons

Tom Stewart

Head of Information Security - Ryanair

Hila Meller

Board Member & Head of Cyber Security Committee

Sebastian Mabillon

Chief Security Officer/VP, Nuuday, Nuuday

Christoph Schacher

CISO, Wienerberger AG

Thomas Meyer

General Manager and Group Vice President of European Research

Joel Stradling

Research Director, European Security, IDC

Duncan Brown

Group Vice President, European Enterprise Research, IDC

Mark Child

Associate Research Director, IDC European Security

Bjorn Watne

SVP, Chief Security Officer, Telenor

Romain Fouchereau

Research Manager, IDC

Richard Thurston

Research Manager, European 5G Strategies, IDC

Ralf Helkenberg

Research Manager, European Privacy & Data Security, IDC

David Clemente

Research Director, C Suite Tech Agenda, IDC

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Bilinda-jo Hall

Senior Governance Analyst - Privacy and Information Security, SAGE Publishing

Christian Wernberg-Tougaard

Director, Tech Risk Leader, Nordics, Mastercard, Mastercard

Michael Kehoe

European Threat Management Program Director, IBM Security

Christian Leth

Head of Information Security, SOS International

David Stebbings

Business Development Executive EMEA, IBM Security

Scott Scheppers

Chief Experience Officer, AT&T Cybersecurity

Laurie Mercer

Director, Solutions Engineering HackerOne

Antti Ropponen

Executive Partner, Data & Application Security Services Leader, IBM Cybersecurity Services Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Sam Hector

Strategy Leader, IBM Security

Nick Smith

CTO, 1000 Heads

Jesús Díaz Barrero

Director of Systems Engineering, Palo Alto Networks

Trevor Crompton

EMEA Area Vice President, Devo

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Top 5 Cyber Security Trends in Europe

At IDC’s UK & Ireland Security Summit 2023, on April 17, 2022, 60 security leaders from across the UK and Ireland discussed the key theme of the event — “Security Strategy 2023: Managing Risk to Enable Digital Business”.

The summit featured an impressive panel of speakers from our partners and the CISO community, complemented by insights from the IDC’s European Security and Privacy team. Based on the presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions from over 20 sessions, our top five European cyber security trends are as follows:

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