During the II International Congress on Cyber Security (The International Cybersecurity Congress, ICC), which will be held in Moscow on June 20-21, Sberbank plans to discuss the impact of technology on human cyber vulnerability, Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported.
The process of the exponential development of information IT, on the one hand, opens for people unprecedented windows of opportunity; on the other hand, the process expands the capabilities of cybercriminals, forcing professionals to constantly look for reliable means to counter threats. Any system or gadget is somehow vulnerable or can be used by hackers.
One of the most notable trends at the present stage was the increase in the number of attacks against Internet of things devices: home routers connected to the network, Wi-Fi video cameras, smart locks, televisions, and even houses. According to the WEF, today the number of IoT devices (IoT – Internet of Things) exceeds 8 billion.
Due to low security and widespread distribution, the risk of their compromise is very high, since users sometimes do not even think that a simple kettle, remotely controlled via a network, can become the object of a DDoS attack. “Smart” devices, being a weak link, allow attackers to penetrate into the internal networks of companies, to gain access to personal data. It is predicted that by 2020 the number of IoT devices will increase to 30 billion.
“The world cannot reverse its development and abandon progress, the comforts provided by IT,” said Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sberbank. “Accordingly, the professional community is faced with the task of developing algorithms for countering cybercriminals. We need a proactive approach, a constant predictive understanding, and modeling of future technological trends. I am confident that Congress will allow for a broad exchange of views and developed competencies in this area.”
ICC is a unique international inter-sectoral platform that brings together representatives of government authorities, world business leaders and recognized industry experts for an open dialogue on the most pressing issues of ensuring cybersecurity in the context of global digitalization.
The Second International Congress on Cyber Security will be the key event of Global Cyber Week – the international week on cybersecurity, which will be held June 17-21 in Moscow and will be the largest relevant event in Russia and Eastern Europe. The event will bring together under its auspices a number of industry forums, bringing together representatives of Russian and foreign government agencies, international organizations and transnational companies, as well as independent experts and researchers.
The Global Cyber Week will open the OFFLINE technical cybersecurity conference on June 17–18. On June 19, online training on international business cooperation in dealing with digital threats from Cyber Polygon will take place, where observers will be able to follow the actions of participants on the website in real time.
The first international cybersecurity congress was held July 5–6, 2018 in Moscow. Congress brought together over 2,500 participants and about 700 organizations from more than 50 countries. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin personally welcomed the guests of the Congress with an opening speech.