INsig2 LawTech Europe Congress 2016 Generates Valuable Insights from Its Cyber Security Track

INsig2 LawTech Europe Congress, an annual event on electronic evidence, digital forensics, and cyber security, is pleased to publish valuable insights from its 2016 distinguished expert speakers.

During its 2016 event, INsig2 LawTech Europe Congress (LawTech) has continued its mission of bringing inter-related industry leaders together to broaden their scope of learning and awareness. In furtherance of its mission, LawTech has included valuable insights from speakers within its Cyber Security Track.

“According to the speakers within our Cyber Security Track, strong policies, cooperation, and the use of technology are essential to minimising risk and to minimising the impact of a breach,” said Frederick Gyebi-Ababio, Director of INsig2 LawTech Europe Congress. “One notable comment is the suggestion of launching cyber counterattacks to discourage further attacks.”

LawTech 2016 speakers provided the following suggestions and observations.

“For some time now, I have been debating this issue, can we hack back the hackers? … I argue that this is the legal equivalent of self-defense. … In my opinion the way to discourage hackers from attacking your valuable assets and businesses is by launching cyber counterattacks….” Alan Sadeghi, Independent Cybersecurity Advisor

“In an era when a cyber breach can be a survivability defining event for a business, Mobile Device Security is more critical than ever…. But it all boils down to two things, real-time visibility of mobile device security events, and the people element, specifically a mature culture throughout the business backed by strong enforceable policies and controls surrounding information security and best practice.” David Carvalho, OCS Group

“Don’t lie to insurance companies, else you give them grounds to deny paying out. … Any security or privacy officer who is not insuring for calamity is doing a poor job of managing their largest risks.” Özkan Demiröz, Demiroz Consultancy

“…cybercrime is to be considered a ‘wicked problem’, meaning that every attempt in dealing with cybercrime requires a multi-disciplinary and multi- or intra-agency approach as no single organisation can solve the problem all by itself.” Rafael Rondelez, Federal Computer Crime Unit

“…the main challenge of the [energy] sector remains its vulnerability to cyber-attacks which could cause loss of life and massive environmental damage.” William De Riemaecker, Buyle legal

“According to [one] theory, the motivation of the [cybercriminal] depends on three main factors: the attractiveness of the catch, weak asset protection, and the ability to avoid punishment. [O]ur society is now in a time where personal information is no longer personal.” Sergey Martynov, MS Business Security Consulting Oy

Direct Feedback “remains one of the most effective means of fighting corruption and detecting fraud: established and well-communicated Helpline.” Moldir Abdikerim, Riscomp

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