Agenda of the 12th International Security Days is Online

  • On 29 and 30 September 2022, the Internet Security Days (ISDs) will return to Phantasialand near Cologne, Germany
  • Four main topics over two days, with approximately 40 exciting presentations
  • Keynote speeches by Arne Schönbohm, Felix Lindner and others

The agenda of the 12th Internet Security Days (ISD) is online and almost fully complete. “Crime as a Service”, “Cybersecure by Law”, “Security Awareness Must Rock” – these are just three titles of the approximately 40 presentations, panels and workshops, all of which show that IT security poses major challenges for companies in the face of growing cyber threats. On 29 and 30 September 2022, the Internet Security Days (ISDs) will return to Phantasialand near Cologne. The eco – Association of the Internet Industry and the heise Academy invite IT security experts, security managers and user companies to exchange views and experiences on current threats and security strategies at the 12th ISDs.

The event organisers expect to see around 250 people on site for the panels, presentations and workshops. Thursday, 29 September, will be devoted to the topic of “Cybercrime – The show goes on” and “Secure World – Security for a connected world”. The event will continue on Friday, 30 September with “Trust on the Internet – Trust me if you can” and “In the beginning, was security – a pipe dream?”  Keynote speeches will be given by Arne Schönbohm, President of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and Felix Lindner from Recurity Labs GmbH.

“The IT threat situation is growing and is additionally fueled by current geopolitical conflicts”, says the ISDs project manager and eco security expert Cornelia Schildt. “With ISDs 2022, we want to provide experts with strategies for heightened IT security risks.” The agenda of the two-day conference, which has now been published, exhibits the entire spectrum of cybersecurity:

Thursday, 29 September Track 1: Cybercrime – The show goes on

Ransomware can paralyse entire municipal facilities or companies. This is shown by the analysis of a cyber attack: “District in a State of Emergency and the Consequences”: this is the title of the presentation by Sabine Griebsch, CDO in the German district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld. “What can go wrong, will go wrong” – this pessimistic picture is drawn by Lukas Grunwald from DN-Systems Enterprise Internet Solutions GmbH, using anonymous examples. The great importance of communication in a cybersecurity emergency will be discussed by Hauke Gierow, British Chamber of Commerce in Germany. The presentation will give an insight into the basic mechanisms of crisis communication that need to be prepared for the worst scenario, in order to maintain trust among customers, partners and the general public.

Thursday, 29 September Track 2: Secure World – Security for a Connected World

Information security in medical technology: “Prevention is better than cure”, is what will be explained by Hans C. Wenner of VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik e. V. “Information Security in Industry – the next must-have?” is a question to be addressed at noon by Gökhan Kurtbay, CNX Consulting Partners GmbH. His opinion is that, in the next few years, it can be expected that certification for both data protection and information security will become a far-reaching obligation for many companies. The afternoon will focus on IoT security: “The inside of the IoT product defines your cybersecurity”, is the view of Mirko Ross of asvin GmbH. The importance of the IT security label and EN 303 645 will be explained by Josua Wiebe, Federal Office for Information Security. This will be followed by a presentation on new legal requirements for IoT security by Stefan Hessel, reuschlaw Legal Consultants, and a panel discussion on IoT security will take place at the end of the day.

Friday, 30 September Track 1: In the beginning, was security – a pipe dream?

Arne Schönbohm, President of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) will open the second day with a keynote speech. This will be followed by Vivien Schiller and Lisa Reinhardt from adesso SE, who will proceed to talk about the central and fragile role of the human factor. “Security Awareness Must Rock – New Ways to Raise Employee Awareness” is the title of the presentation by Marcus Beyer from Swisscom. In the afternoon, Johann Grathwohl from Conitas GmbH will talk about the Log4Shell vulnerability and what we have not learned from it.

Friday, 30 September Track 2: Trust on the Internet – Trust me if you can

“Secure Proof of Identity via Individual Online Bank Accounts” will be presented by Andreas Vollmert from Swisscom Trust Services AG. The presentation “DNS – Mother of All Identities” by Patrick Ben Koetter will demonstrate why DNS became the way it is, in which points it differs massively today from the usage scenario at that time, and in which manner DNSSEC helps to secure DNS today. Together with the research and analyst firm techconsult, the eco Association have investigated the following: How do companies, citizens and public authorities rate the potential of digital identities? Markus Schaffrin from the eco Association will present the results in the afternoon.

Parallel to the presentation programme, participants can select their preferred workshops from a wide range that they can attend on site. These are entitled “Email – Securing Deliverability and Preventing Identity Abuse”, “Hacking Gamification – From Zero to Admin Pwned” or “Cyber Incidents from an Insurance Perspective” and can be booked separately. History Repeats Itself (for those who don’t learn from it): A keynote with this provocative title will close the 12th ISDs. The speaker will be Felix “FX” Lindner from Recurity Labs GmbH.

View the agenda of the 12th ISDs and book tickets

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