2017 has been a major year for cyber-security, perhaps highlighted most publicaly by the Wannacry ransomware attack that crippled a number of major businesses as well as the NHS here in the UK.
Recording a Horizon podcast yesterday with the CIO of a major fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturer as well as business technology leaders from media, financial services and the legal sector it is clear that cyber-security has moved up the agenda of CIOs and the wider leadership team of organisations.
Ojas Rege, Chief Strategy Officer of MobileIron believes the focus on security will increase year-on-year and that 2018 will be a key year in the development of cyber-security strategies. Rege, a leading figure in the security community will be the guest speaker at the next Horizon Business Innovation CIO roundtable dinner debate. Rege will discuss with the CIO community what he believes are the key security issues of 2018 will be. The Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) will highlight what threats organisations will encounter during 2018.
Discussing the dinner event with Horizon, Rege believes many of the threats can be managed by organisations with some strong hygiene factors.
With Brexit continuing economic insecurity in the UK Horizon is seeing cloud adoption increase in pace by the local CIO and CTO community. Although far more secure than the server room a CIO can operate, Rege has some independent insight into the security implications of adopting Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and the Google software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms he will discuss with the community. The CSO will also explain how he and his organisation, MobileIron, are using artificial intelligence (AI) to increase security.
Of course no CIO discussion on the forthcoming year of 2018 cannot avoid GDPR the information management regulation that comes into force on May 25th, 2018 and Rege will share some insights from MobileIron’s work with mobility and GDPR.
CIOs from financial services, local government and healthcare are joining editor Mark Chillingworth and Rege for this debate. A limited number of places are left for the event on the evening of 18th October, 2017 at the Rotunda Restaurant in the Kings Cross area of London. To join the discussion please contact Horizon editor Mark Chillingworth or register here.