PECB Insights Conference 2023 Topics Explained

Welcome to the PECB Insights Conference 2023, where we bring together experts and thought leaders from around the world to discuss the latest trends and challenges in the field of cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance. Hence, we would like to invite you to seize this opportunity to join us in the lively city of Paris and connect with experts and professionals from all over the globe to discuss the latest trends in the world of Information Technology, Security, and Privacy.

This year’s conference features a diverse range of topics, including ePrivacy filters, cybersecurity risk management, IoT security, ethical hacking, AI cybersecurity applications, and so much more. With sessions in both English and French, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts and engage in meaningful discussions with fellow professionals.

Set to be held from 2-5th of October, this PECB Insights Conference will include a vibrant mix of speakers, engaging seminars, and networking opportunities, the conference delivers a holistic learning and networking experience, through presentations, panel discussions, and interactive Q&As.

Join us in Paris, at the Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel for an unparalleled learning experience and take your knowledge to the next level.

In addition, as part of the PECB Insights Conference 2023, we are pleased to offer two hybrid pre-conference training courses for those who want to get an early start or advance further in their professional development. These courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in your role and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity and data privacy. The courses will be delivered both online and in-person to accommodate different learning styles and schedules. You will have the opportunity to network with industry experts and peers while learning from experienced trainers with a wealth of practical knowledge. Whether you are looking to expand your skill set, achieve a certification, or simply enhance your knowledge, our pre-conference training courses are a valuable investment in your professional development.

The courses will be:

  • Chief Information Security Officer Training Course
  • NIS Directive 2.0. Training Course

You can read more about the Pre-Conference training courses at the bottom of this article.

We hope that this year’s conference will inspire new ideas, collaborations, and solutions for tackling the challenges of today’s cybersecurity landscape. You can read more below about what each session has to offer.

Session 1 – ePrivacy Filters: A Solution to Ad Overload and User Privacy Concerns (French)

The conference will kick off with a French session on ePrivacy Filters, a solution to ad overload and user privacy concerns, which will explore the impact of online advertising on user privacy and the development of ePrivacy filters as a solution to protect user privacy while still allowing targeted advertising. The panel will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of ePrivacy filters, the potential impact on the advertising industry, and the user experience. Participants can expect to gain a better understanding of the challenges related to online advertising and privacy, and how ePrivacy filters can be used to address those challenges. Additionally, participants can expect to hear from industry experts about the latest developments in this area, and also to have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions with the panelists.

Session 2 – The Future of Cybersecurity in the EU: NIS Directive 2.0 and Beyond (English)

Next up, the conference will feature an English session, offering Insights into the latest developments and what the future has in store in the field of cybersecurity in the European Union (EU). The session will focus on the revised NIS Directive 2.0 and its implications for businesses operating within the EU. Experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the new directive, as well as best practices for compliance and risk management. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the regulatory landscape in the EU and learn how to stay ahead of the evolving cybersecurity threats facing their organizations.

Session 3 – Incentivizing Ethical Hacking and Crowdsourced Security Testing (French)

This panel session will offer insights into the latest developments and trends in the field of ethical hacking and crowdsourced security testing. The panelists will discuss the benefits of these practices and explore ways to incentivize individuals and organizations to participate in them. They will also highlight the importance of building a strong security culture that encourages ethical behavior and helps to prevent cyber threats. Attendees will learn how to leverage these practices to improve their organization’s cybersecurity posture and protect against potential attacks.

Session 4 – Security Incident Management with ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27035 (English)

The panel session will offer attendees insights on how to effectively manage security incidents and respond to security threats using internationally recognized standards. The panelists will discuss the key components of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27035, and provide practical tips and best practices for implementing an incident management program in your organization. This session will also explore the latest trends and emerging issues in security incident management, including the impact of emerging technologies and evolving cyber threats. Attendees will gain valuable insights and practical advice on how to improve their incident management capabilities and strengthen their overall cybersecurity posture.

Session 5 – The Future of IoT Security: Understanding the Implications of the Cyber Resilience Act in the EU (French)

With the increasing number of IoT devices being used, security concerns have grown. The session will explore how the Cyber Resilience Act aims to address these concerns and provide a more secure environment for IoT devices. The panelists will discuss the technical and legal implications of the Act, as well as its potential impact on businesses operating in the EU. This panel session will delve into the impact of the Cyber Resilience Act on IoT security in the EU, and attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of IoT security and the role that legislation can play in improving it.

Session 6 – Cybersecurity Risk Management and the Third-Party Weak Link: How to Mitigate Risks from Your Vendors (English)

This panel session will explore the importance of cybersecurity risk management when working with third-party vendors. With an increasing number of businesses relying on vendors to carry out key operations, it is crucial to have measures in place to ensure their cybersecurity practices are up to par. This panel will discuss best practices for assessing vendor risk, implementing effective vendor management strategies, and ensuring that third-party vendors meet the necessary cybersecurity standards to protect your organization from potential threats. Participants will gain valuable insights into how to mitigate risks from their vendors and ensure their organization’s cybersecurity posture is strong.

Session 7 – The Evolving Landscape of Cyber Warfare: Implications for Global Security (French)

The discussion will focus on the current state of cyber warfare, including the tactics and strategies used by various actors, such as nation-states, non-state actors, and criminal organizations, as the session explores the ever-evolving and complex landscape of cyber warfare and its implications for global security. The panelists will also delve into the impact of cyber warfare on international relations and the role of cybersecurity in maintaining global stability.

Session 8 – Chatbots and AI: Exploring the Latest Developments and Their Applications for Cybersecurity (English)

This panel session will focus on the latest developments in chatbots and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how they are being applied to cybersecurity. The panelists will discuss the benefits and challenges of using these technologies for security purposes, including their ability to detect and respond to threats in real-time, their potential to automate security processes, and the ethical implications of their use. They will also explore the potential risks and vulnerabilities associated with AI and chatbots and how these can be addressed through effective risk management strategies. Overall, this session will provide valuable insights into the cutting-edge technologies that are shaping the future of cybersecurity.

Session 9 – Managing Privacy and Accountability in the AI Ethical Landscape (French)

This panel session will focus on the growing concern over the ethical use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on privacy. The panelists will discuss the role of accountability in developing responsible AI practices and the potential risks of AI systems when not properly regulated. They will also explore the importance of transparency and the need for data privacy regulations in the development and deployment of AI technologies. The session will provide insights into best practices for AI governance and how organizations can ensure the ethical use of AI while still benefiting from its potential.

Session 10 – From eID to EU Digital Wallet: Advancing Digital Identity in Europe (English)

The tenth session, in English, will cover advancements in digital identity in Europe, specifically from eID to EU digital wallet, by exploring the latest advancements in digital identity in Europe. The panelists will discuss the potential benefits and challenges of using digital identity solutions, such as the eIDAS Regulation and the EU Digital Wallet, in various contexts, such as public administration, e-commerce, and financial services. The session will offer insights into the future of digital identity in Europe and provide recommendations for policymakers, businesses, and individuals.

Session 11 – DORA: Enhancing Digital Operational Resilience in the EU (French)

As cyber threats continue to grow in complexity and frequency, ensuring the resilience of critical infrastructure and services has become a top priority for governments and organizations alike. The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) is a proposed EU regulation aimed at enhancing the resilience of the financial sector by setting out requirements for operational risk management, IT and security risk management, and incident reporting. In this panel session, experts in cybersecurity and financial services will explore the implications of DORA and discuss best practices for enhancing digital operational resilience in the EU. Participants will gain insights into the key challenges and opportunities presented by the proposed regulation and how it fits into the broader cybersecurity landscape.

Session 12 – Cybersecurity Posture: Benefits, Limitations, and Best Practices for Leveraging AI (English)

This panel session will explore the benefits, limitations, and best practices for leveraging AI to enhance cybersecurity posture. The discussion will delve into the latest AI-driven tools and techniques for detecting, preventing, and responding to cyber threats. Panelists will share their insights and experiences in implementing AI-based solutions, highlighting the challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving field. Attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding of how AI can be used to enhance cybersecurity, as well as insights into the best practices and approaches for doing so effectively.

Session 13 – The Cyber Resilience Arms Race: How the CER Directive Is Strengthening Europe’s Defenses (French)

This panel session will focus on the Cybersecurity and Resilience (CER) Directive, a new EU-wide regulation aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity defenses of critical infrastructure operators and digital service providers. The panelists will discuss the key provisions of the directive, including risk management requirements, incident reporting obligations, and certification schemes. They will also explore the challenges and opportunities of implementing the CER Directive and how it fits into the broader landscape of European cybersecurity policy. Attendees can expect to gain insights into the latest developments in EU cybersecurity regulation, as well as practical advice for enhancing their own organization’s cyber resilience posture.

Session 14 – The Evolving Role of the CISO: From Technical Expert to Business Leader (English)

The conference will conclude with an English session on the evolving role of the CISO, and it will discuss the changing responsibilities and challenges faced by Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) in today’s business environment. The panelists will share their insights and experiences on how CISOs can effectively balance their technical expertise with business acumen to provide strategic leadership in protecting their organizations from cyber threats. The session will also cover best practices for building strong partnerships with business leaders, ensuring compliance with regulations, and managing risk in a rapidly evolving threat landscape. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights and practical tips on how to enhance their leadership skills as CISOs or security professionals.

With such a diverse and engaging lineup of speakers and topics, attendees can look forward to enriching and deepening their knowledge of the cybersecurity industry. Do not miss out on this opportunity to connect with peers and learn from the experts at the PECB Insights Conference 2023.

Hybrid Pre-Conference Training Courses

In addition to the exciting lineup of panel sessions, we are thrilled to announce that we will also be launching two pre-conference training courses: the Chief Information Security Officer training course and the NIS Directive 2.0. training course. These courses are designed to provide participants with in-depth knowledge and practical skills to excel in their roles as information security leaders and comply with the latest EU regulations.

The courses will be offered in a hybrid format, with online sessions taking place on September 18-19 and in-person sessions being held in Paris on October 2-3. This hybrid approach allows participants to take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of online learning while also benefiting from the interactive and immersive experience of in-person training.

The Chief Information Security Officer course will cover topics such as risk management, security governance, compliance, and incident response. Participants will also learn about the latest trends and best practices in cybersecurity and have the opportunity to network with other CISOs and industry experts.

The NIS Directive 2.0. course, on the other hand, will focus on the new EU directive on network and information security, and provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the requirements and implementation guidelines. Topics covered will include threat intelligence, incident management, business continuity, and legal and regulatory aspects.

The courses be delivered by two highly distinguished trainers, both with extensive backgrounds in their fields:

Graeme Parker – Chief Information Security Officer

Peter Geelen – NIS Directive 2.0

These Pre-Conference Training Courses, which will be first inaugurated during the conference week, will be completely paper-based and will be held in English. Moreover, they will include the following benefits:

  • Access to all conference panels
  • Enrollment in one of the training courses
  • Email support
  • Complimentary lunch, coffee, and snacks
  • Access to course material
  • Hands-on training and practical tools
  • Networking opportunities
  • CPD Certificate of Attendance
  • Certificate of course completion

Do not miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge with our pre-conference training courses! Register now to secure your spot.

Conference Tickets

Conference Tickets are available for purchase through the PECB Store website. There are three types of tickets available for the PECB Insights Conference 2023: Standard, Pre-Conference, and Premium.

The PECB Insights Conference 2023 Standard Ticket provides access to all the panels, Q&A sessions, networking events, etc.

The PECB Pre-Conference Training Course 2023 Ticket includes access to all the panels, Q&A sessions, networking events, etc., and one of the two pre-conference training courses (CISO or NIS2).

The PECB Insights Conference 2023 Premium Ticket includes all the benefits of the Pre-Conference ticket, as well as access to all the panels, Q&A sessions, networking events, etc.

All of the tickets also include email support, access to lunch, as well as coffee and snacks during the day, and a certificate of attendance and/or course completion.

Do not miss out on our early bird discount for the PECB Insights Conference 2023! This is a great opportunity to access all conference sessions, network with cybersecurity professionals from around the world, and gain insights on the latest trends and best practices in the field. Do not wait, secure your spot today and join us for an unforgettable conference experience!

We look forward to seeing you in Paris!

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