Cybersecurity Leaders Gather at KuppingerCole's Cybersecurity Leadership Summit

  • November 21, 2022
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Cybersecurity Leaders Gather at KuppingerCole's Cybersecurity Leadership Summit
Cybersecurity Leaders Gather at KuppingerCole's Cybersecurity Leadership Summit
The world’s top cybersecurity leaders gathered in Berlin at KuppingerCole’s Cybersecurity Leadership Summit last week to discuss the latest trends in cybersecurity and to shape the future of the industry.

With the wide adoption of hybrid IT infrastructure and working practices, and the rise of cyberwarfare techniques and tactics, cybersecurity is an ever more critical topic. Cybersecurity leaders play a critical role in society and this role is becoming increasingly visible under the spotlight of the current threat climate. To address these topics, top cybersecurity leaders from around the world gathered in Berlin at KuppingerCole’s Cybersecurity Leadership Summit to discuss trends and shape the future of the industry.
 
This year’s Summit was centered on the future of the role of the chief information security officer (CISO) and other cybersecurity leaders in these troubled times. ”The CISO’s role is not just a technical one anymore,“ said Berthold Kerl, KuppingerCole’s CEO. “The CISOs are now also team leaders, and they need to display adaptability, negotiation skills and communication abilities."

In this regard, the conference’s agenda focused on the CISO’s key capabilities: Leadership, Resilience and Technical Skills. Discussions around leadership focused on the challenges faced by cyber leaders in a fast-paced, ever-changing threat landscape.
 
The  conference also allowed attendees to reflect on the future of the industry. “The shift from a technical to a business perspective on cybersecurity is remarkable,” said Martin Kuppinger, principal analyst and co-founder of KuppingerCole. “Cybersecurity, for long, has been focusing primarily on technical aspects such as attacks and countermeasures. However, with the C-level of organizations and the boards looking at cybersecurity, the aspects of business risk and business impact, of incident response, and of portfolio optimization, now play a central role, with the Zero Trust model having become the established architectural principle.”

“Cybersecurity concepts will need to be adopted in even more areas, with IT technology becoming increasingly important in non-IT spheres,” added Matthias Reinwarth, senior analyst of the company.

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