Cyber-Resilience, the Hero Protagonist of the Panda Security Summit and PandaLabs Report

Talks and workshops demonstrated the latest trends in cybersecurity to over 400 delegates, including CISOs and CIOs of large companies from Europe. In its first edition, the summit has already been cemented as an unmissable event to apply cyber-resilience in the same way leading organizations do. Latest PandaLabs Cyber-resilience report available.

Chertsey, United Kingdom, May 31, 2018 --( Panda Security, the leading Spanish Company for advanced cybersecurity, held the first occurrence of its Panda Security Summit (#PASS2018) on Friday 18 May, in the Goya Theatre in Madrid. The event, which gathered over 400 delegates, comprising CISOs, CIOs and IT Influencers of large companies from Spain, as well as the rest of Europe, served as an analytical framework for the latest cybersecurity trends, both in terms of attacks and protection, as well as the overall state of the sector.

The main focus of the event was cyber-resilience, a concept which was identified as key for business security in the latest anti-malware lab report from PandaLabs, and which was presented within the framework of #PASS2018. This report gathers predictions, trend analysis, and case studies of business cybersecurity, along with other crucial data, in order to understand and apply resilience at an organizational level. The attendees also witnessed how governments, large companies, and SOCs develop their cyber-resilience strategies.

The first speaker of #PASS2018 was Ian McShane, Research Director of Gartner. In his speech, he explained that the challenge for 2019 is to reinforce prevention, especially in endpoint protection strategy. “The Endpoint needs something more than an antivirus; endpoint detection and response (EDR) technologies are the key, as they offer a traceability which is indispensable for analysis and prevention. But these technologies aren’t going to replace humans; we still need analysts,” he explained.

Javier Candau, head of the National Cryptologic Centre (CNN-CERT) focused on the challenge of cybersecurity in Spain. After outlining the roll of the Centre – to protect official systems and structures – he indicated that one of the main challenges facing the country in this area is the strengthening of the National Security Framework.

The conference continued with Nicola Esposito, director of the CyberSOC EMEA Center at Deloitte, who explained that protection against advanced cyber threats is a key factor for the company. “Nevertheless,” he went on to say, “It’s vital for companies to have a strategy to be resilient in case something happens.” Esposito also detailed the keys of Deloitte’s work in cybersecurity, highlighting factors such as the application of threat intelligence platforms, the creation of threat detection controls, and perimeter monitoring with automated alerts, but always with a fundamental role played by humans.

Finally, the director of the PandaLabs, Pedro Uría, put forth the keys for business security, protection and resilience, now that malware is no longer the problem. Instead, hackers are the future challenge to cybersecurity, as they use more complex methods. “New attacks, like those that don’t use malware, are the target of threat hunting services, such as those offered by the Panda Adaptive Defense platform,” explained Uría.

The large turnout, the prestige of its speakers, and the importance of the subjects discussed all mean that the Panda Security Summit has been cemented as the benchmark for CISOs and CIOs of large companies in Europe.

PandaLabs Report
The report "Cyber-resilience: the key to business security," presented by PandaLabs at #PASS2018, reflects the fact that the increase in the volume and severity of cyber-incidents detected by the majority of companies has meant an increase in detection and response times in 57% of cases.

Read the full PandaLabs Cyber-resilience report here:

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