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PECB Insights Conference 2022 Topics Explained

After the announcement of the long awaited In-Person Insights Conference, we would like to invite you to seize this opportunity to join us in Brussels, and connect with C-level professionals to discuss the latest trends and developments in the world of Information Technology, Security, and Privacy – with topics surrounding Information Technology, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, and much more!

Set to be held during 17th – 18th of November, this PECB Insights Conference will include a series of virtual round-table discussions, providing participants with the chance to hear from multiple experts in English and French. The participants can expect to learn new insights on the latest trends, in addition to obtaining valuable information on a range of chosen topics. Furthermore, participants will have the chance to engage and ask questions to the panelists directly. Join us in Brussels, at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel for this momentous event!

In addition, PECB is offering two Pre-Conference Training Courses, scheduled to be held during the conference week, on the 14th – 16th of November, 2022.

The courses are:

  • Digital Transformation Training Course
  • Lead Crisis Manager Training Course

Read more about the Pre-Conference Training Courses at the bottom.

The conference is a great opportunity to come together with professionals in your field from all around the world. Connections made at PECB Conferences are long-lasting and provide attendees with new potential business ventures.

Session 1 – The Need for Ethical Hacking: Why Organizations Need to Employ White Hat Hackers (French)

Is hiring White Hat Hackers really the best way for government and business organizations to prevent data theft? Is that indeed the way companies can keep the pace at which the modern threat landscape is evolving? Is that the best way to keep data secure? Join in this session to find out about these questions and more, where you have the opportunity to ask the panelists directly.

Session 2 – Facebook’s Meta-Verse and its Impact on Privacy (English)

Set to build technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses, Facebook’s Meta-Verse has quickly become a highly popular and talked about topic. Nevertheless, questions have arisen on whether it might impact our privacy, especially considering its new nature. It is quite natural to wonder whether the Meta-Verse could bring surveillance into our homes, whether it could rise phishing attacks, and generally whether it might impact user data privacy.

Professionals and researchers will join this session to let you know properly what these impacts entail in this highly immersive session. Do not miss out!

Session 3 – No Cookies For Me: How Successful Will ePrivacy be at Reinforcing Digital Trust and Security? (French)

The history of the ePrivacy Regulation goes back several years, and its scope is still under discussion since it sits alongside GDPR to protect the confidentiality of communications and put limits on tracking and spam. While many questions are circulating on whether ePrivacy applies the same way GDPR does, whether it uses online tracking technologies, whether it engages in electronic direct marketing, or whether it will be successful at reinforcing digital trust and security. You can join in this session to have these questions answered, and any other ones you might have, directly with the panelists!

Session 4 – GDPR vs. US Data Privacy Legislations: Which Regulations are Proving More Successful and Why? (English)

Although it is understood that the key distinction between the US and EU privacy laws and data protection is their point of priority and contrast of opinion on the right to privacy, many questions continue to arise on whether GDPR or US Data Privacy Legislations are demonstrating more successful, and whether the US ought to start applying US versions of GDPR. You can have these questions answered by joining this session and hearing more about this directly from GDPR and US Data Privacy experts.

Session 5 – Blockchain and Tokenization: How Secure and Reliable is it? (French)

Blockchain and tokenization are prevalent topics left and right, and while they have their unwavering benefits, many are worried about the safety aspects, as this has been a trending concern for the past couple of years. An expert panel will discuss how safe the numerous new adaptations are, and whether the tokenization of the world via the overall digitalization of goods, minerals, and resources, is the safest and most trustworthy way to move forward. Don’t miss out on this great discussion!

Session 6 – Opting Out of Data Tracking: Apple’s Take on Privacy and Should Other Manufacturers Follow? (English)

With the release of Apple’s iOS 14.5 last year, the App Tracking Transparency policy mandates all Apple device users’ permission to use forms of tracking the users’ activity for data collection and ad targeting purposes. While the response to this was immense, and some were opposed to it, Apple CEO Tim Cook insists that the feature is valuable regardless of its adoption by users. However, does this mean that other manufacturers and producers follow this model? Best data privacy specialists will assemble in this session to elaborate more on the benefits and drawbacks of applying this method, therefore, this session is not to be missed!

Session 7 – Top cybersecurity risk predictions for 2023 and beyond (French)

A great unrelenting discussion has been going on concerning future cybersecurity risks, and although that includes the ever-present, such as ransomware, hostile insiders, and social engineering, new threats are arising at all times. Across many, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have been anxiety-inducing for some time, as well as layered networks, cryptocurrency, remote work, healthcare, small businesses, and many more day-to-day aspects. A team of world-renowned cybersecurity professionals gather in this session to tell us more about these top predictions and what we can do to be safer.

Session 8 – Cloud Security and Insecure APIs: How Crucial is Good API Management? (English)

It is not a secret that insecure APIs are a spreading threat and that breaches are becoming increasingly common, as they can easily be manipulated to steal or compromise sensitive and private data. According to Forrester analyst Sandy Carielli, “As organizations are securing their web applications, they can’t forget about their APIs. Security pros must specifically build in API security and not assume that it’s rolled into their existing web application protections.”

Join in on this highly riveting session to learn more about the significance of good API Management.

Session 9 – European Data Governance Act: How Are Regulations Keeping up With Improvements in Technology? (French)

Data governance is undoubtedly shaping Europe’s digital tomorrow. Said to bring substantial benefits to EU citizens and institutions, the European Data Governance Act is established to sustain common data spaces in various sectors such as the environment, health, finance, agribusiness, and more. Technology, however, is also a great factor and a significant question currently on how will this act keep pace with the instantaneous transformations and modifications. This panel is not to be missed as most trends of today’s world’s technology will be defined by professionals working directly with data governance and privacy.

Session 10 – ISO/IEC 27002: How Will the New Version Impact ISO/IEC 27001? (English)

The primary affinity between the two standards is their reference rules for information security, cybersecurity, privacy protection, and the implementation of globally recognized best practices. Information security remains one of the most challenging elements for organizations worldwide, according to Cybercrime Magazine, it is anticipated that global cybercrime expenses will grow 15% per year, reaching $10.5 trillion by 2025. Having reduced the number of information security controls and having added 11 new ones, the question remains, how is ISO/IEC 27002:2022 affecting ISO/IEC 27001 exactly, and what are the remaining differences and changes? Information Security experts will come together to explain this and more to you, where you will also have the possibility to ask questions directly to the panelists. Don’t miss out!

Session 11 – EU Standard Contractual Clauses: How Will the New Modernized Clauses Impact GDPR? (French)

As of last year the EU Commission adopted new modernized Standard Contractual Clauses to substitute the ones already in use. These have been fixed to address the requirements of GDPR as well, amongst other things. So the question stands, how do these SCCs impact GDPR exactly? Do they affect data processing arrangements? What actions do US organizations take to prepare? What sorts of data transfers are subject to the latest SCCs? The answers to these questions and more will be provided during this panel, coming from specialists in the field firsthand. A panel not to be missed!

Session 12 – CMMC 2.0 vs. ISO/IEC 27001 vs. Other Cybersecurity Frameworks: What you need to know (English)

The CMMC standard is particularly created for companies and organizations that work with the U.S. government and often handle controlled data. By contrast, ISO/IEC 27001 and most other cybersecurity frameworks are indicated for any organization regardless of the sensitivity status of their data. Both apply a structured security approach, a formal risk assessment process, and the implementation of customized security controls. Nevertheless, as you implement modifications and designate protocols for compliance with one framework, you’ll also be taking your business closer to fulfilling several different cybersecurity standards.

Do not forget to join in on this session together with CMMC and ISO 27001 professionals, and learn more about the common key features, as well as the differences between these two standards, and more!

Session 13 – Internet of Things: New Trends and Risks (French)

The Internet of Things is reshaping the world. Could it evolve into a way to fight global warming? Could it affect Water Management and preserve water resources? Or could it harm your personal privacy and become subject to cybersecurity issues? One of the things that the industry distresses about is that manufacturers have little to no regulated operating systems. As the saying goes: “The S in IoT stands for Security”.

A team of experts on the Internet of Things comes together in this session to enlighten us on new trends and risks of the future. Don’t forget to stop by!

Session 14 – How Successful Will AI Advancement in Machine Learning Be at Preventing Cyber-attacks?  (English)

“AI is likely to be either the best or worst thing to happen to humanity.” ~Stephen Hawking

Cyber-attacks are certainly different from ten years ago, as it is a rapidly changing element. Recently, intruders have begun utilizing new techniques and launching more comprehensive strategies based on AI to attack and compromise systems. Likewise, organizations have begun using powerful defense systems that use Artificial Intelligence to fight AI-powered cyber-attacks. To hear from AI professionals directly and find out more about the future of AI cyber-attacks, don’t forget to come by!

Session 15 – GDPR Turned Four: What Does the Future Hold? (French)

As you may know, GDPR first was put into effect in 2018 and is set to impose harsh penalties against those who violate its privacy and security standards. As GDPR now turned four, people wonder about its future, as the subsequent requirements have had an international impact. Nevertheless, organizations worldwide contemplate if they should evaluate whether the measures put in place four years ago are still adequate today and what will ensue four years from now? GDPR specialists will join herein and elaborate further on these aspects, answering all the questions you may have. Don’t forget to join in!

Session 16 – A New Decade in Information Security and Privacy: What Can We Expect? (English)

As 2022 continues the new decade of Privacy, in this new era, privacy rights will be at the forefront of some of the most critical issues, particularly considering just about everything now is a data collection matter. Needless to say, we are hastily waiting and expecting laws to be enacted in order to safeguard our privacy.

A group of the world’s best Information Security experts and connoisseurs will come together in this panel to let us know their thoughts on this continuous decade of privacy and information security. Do not miss it!

To find out more information about the date and time of all these sessions, you can click here.

Pre-Conference Training Courses

PECB is proud to announce that as part of the PECB Insights Conference 2022, we will be launching two training courses, from November 14-16, 2022, in Brussels, Belgium. The courses will be:

  • Digital Transformation Training Course
  • Lead Crisis Manager Training Course

They will be delivered by two highly distinguished trainers, both with extensive backgrounds on their fields:

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

  • Training Materials
  • Examination
  • Certification
  • Lunch
  • Email Support

More information on the Pre-Conference Training courses and what they will include is to come very soon, so stay tuned!

To purchase a ticket for the PECB Insights Conference 2022 or Pre-Conference Training Courses, you can click here.

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels!