Infosecurity Europe 2014

English on May 6th, 2014 No Comments

Infosecurity Europe 2014 held on 29. April to 1. May in London – the gathering of information security professionals. It is the largest event of this type in Europe.

You made it to London and despite the Tube strike during the days of the event you reached Earls Court. On entering the conference center you are overwhelmed by more than 325 exhibitors representing the huge portfolio the information security industry provides. Infosecurity Europe is mainly a fair, companies of all sizes showcasing their products in on-stand presentations and creative set-up’s like Pen Test Partners “Security Kitchen” or Ping Identities Lego Mosaic “Keep Identities where they belong”.

But Infosecurity Europe is more than just that. Infosecurity offers keynote presentations, workshops and other educational courses.

The subheading “Security as a business enabler – are you fit for 2014?” highlights the growing awareness of security in organizations today. After NSA scandal and Heartbleed bugs, not only tech guys but business leaders painfully realize the limits of technology and the false sense of security.

Following up this context the Ponemon Institute and Thales e-Security presented the “Global Encryption Trends Study” which surveyed 4.802 individuals across multiple industry sectors in eight countries: US, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Brazil and for the first time Russia. The research examined the evolvement of the use of encryption and the security posture of organizations during the last 9 years.

Citing from the report the big encryption trends over nine years are

  • Steady improvement in the security posture of companies
  • Increase in the use of encryption as part of the Enterprise Strategy
  • Business units getting more influence in choosing and deploying encryption
  • Importance of compliance as the main driver decreases versus privacy considerations – although there is a big difference from country to country
  • Key management continues to be a challenge
  • Spending in encryption and key management increases

Next year Infosecurity Europe will be held from 02-04 June 2015 at a new location “Olympia”.


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