Why Cybersecurity Is A Matter of Diversity And Values
Countless cyberattacks are launched globally every day. They pose an immeasurable threat for business, public institutions, and individuals alike. Increasingly, they come from unexpected directions – ranging from teenage hackers and criminal syndicates to government-sponsored strike forces of highly trained specialists.
It’s imperative for any organization to strengthen their defenses. But what are the key factors for defining and implementing a cybersecurity strategy? Is it all about cutting-edge technology? Or are there other considerations to take on board?
In this DLD Sync session, Siemens Cybersecurity Officer & Chief Diversity Officer Natalia Oropeza and Zeina Zakhour, VP & Global CTO for Digital Security at Atos, discuss with The Innovator’s Jennifer Schenker why diversity and values play an integral role in cybersecurity.
Jennifer L. Schenker has been covering the technology sector from Europe since 1985. She worked in various positions for the Wall Street Journal, TIME, and BusinessWeek. In 2016, she launched The Innovator, a website and subscription newsletter about digital transformation and sustainability that is read by the people responsible for innovation at some of the world’s largest companies.
Born in Mexico, Natalia Oropeza is Chief Cybersecurity Officer and Chief Diversity Officer at Siemens AG. She holds several academic titles and is a founding member of Women4Cyber, an initiative of the European Cyber Security Organisation. Before joining Siemens in 2018, she was CISO at Volkswagen Group.
Zeina Zakhour is Global CTO for Digital Security at Atos. Zeina has twenty years of experience in the cybersecurity field, covering the spectrum of cybersecurity from advisory to integration, managed security services, managed detection and response, to securing digital innovations as well as risk management, compliance and privacy.
|0:05||Introduction by Steffi Czerny|
|4:35||The state of cybersecurity: overview by Jennifer Schenker|
|6:50||Ransomware makes headlines, but the problem goes much deeper, as Natalia Oropeza explains.|
|10:00||Cyber crime as a business: “You can subscribe to an attack as a service”, Zeina Zakhour notes. “You don’t need any expertise at all.”|
|14:05||A look at the best defense strategies.|
|15:50||How the Covid-19 pandemic created new opportunities for hackers.|
|20:05||Why an effective defense strategy requires maximum visibility into an organization’s IT – in real-time.|
|25:25||Unforced errors: Common mistakes that victims make.|
|31:30||Collaboration is key: Why companies need to integrate partners into their cyber defense programs.|
|37:50||The value of diversity and inclusion: priceless.|
|46:30||Job openings: The market for cybersecurity experts is growing.|
|52:05||How artificial intelligence is helping defenders, but cannot get the job done on its own.|