The Human Factor


Theme The Human Factor

There are two reasons why the Human Factor theme world in particular at the Cyber Security Summit Command Control in Munich from 20 to 22 September, 2018 was of such interest.

There are two reasons why the Human Factor theme world in particular at the Cyber Security Summit Command Control in Munich from 20 to 22 September, 2018 was of such interest: Employee behavior remains the most crucial factor when the goal is to improve cyber security by raising awareness and preventing insider offenses. The majority of incidents by far can be traced back to carelessness or intent on the part of employees. We offer keynote speeches on the Human Factor theme world from international visionaries, high-caliber, interactive best-practice panels, exciting podium discussions and in-depth presentations from theorists and practitioners from the fields of data security, awareness, GDPR, identity and risk management.

Experts unanimously agree that people pose the greatest risk in the field of cyber security, as they behave carelessly, naively or even criminally in the worst case. They are victims of social engineering, phishing or ransomware, and they bypass overly complicated security mechanisms if they can do it, simply to make things easier for themselves. Therefore, Command Control 2018 was also all about preventing human error.

This is why the Human Factor theme world addresses the following questions, for example

  • How can you heighten the security awareness of the employees in your company?

  • How developed is this security awareness and does your company have adequate data protection governance and sustainable data protection management?

  • How can the cyber security risks caused by negligence and intent on the part of employees be minimized and dealt with, and how can cyber security measures be increased?

  • How can sustainable cyber security awareness be implemented across the company, including a data protection/security culture?

  • Which legal implications in connection with human error have arisen as a result of the EU GDPR, and how can these be prevented?

You found an optimum mix of presentations, panels and discussions on the Human Factor theme world at Command Control agenda 2018, including:

  • Dietmar Pokoyski, Managing Director of the awareness agency known_sense and co-author of the only textbook on the subject in Germany, takes a look at the near future and reports on “Awareness 2020—Status Quo and What is Coming?”
  • In the panel “Awareness Success Stories”, the practitioners Frank Strebe—BMW, Thomas Bleuel—E.ON and Jean Kolarow—Berliner Wasserbetriebe recount and discuss how the security awareness of the employees in their companies has improved.
  • Thomas Schlienger—treesolution and Awareness Consultant Michael Helisch report how awareness is measured and how it can be improved in a targeted manner on the basis of these exact values.
  • Laura Jones is Senior Manager of Governance, Risk and Compliance. As the former head of the Cyber Security & Assurance team of a global manufacturer of consumer goods, she developed and implemented the first IT risk management program for the corporation. Find out more from her in the presentation entitled “The CISO and CRO Relationship: Practical Perspectives to Strengthen the Alignment”, how CROs and those in charge of cyber security can better coordinate their efforts and in doing so play their part in ensuring that cyber security can improve business results and enable certain digital business models in the first place.
  • George Campbell is a management consultant focusing on company security performance measurement and analytics. He is a member, the former president and Board member of the International Security Management Association as well as of ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security). In his presentation entitled “The Mission is not Cyber Security—It’s Enterprise Security”, he will explain how successful risk management and employee awareness also provides increased security in large companies.

The questions in the Human Factor field also came up in the 30 or more other presentations and discussions. They examined primarily from different perspectives and interpreted for a variety of company roles: CEOs, CIOs, CDOS, CROs, CSOs, CISOs, HR and production managers as well as heads of the legal department. All of them received comprehensive information tailored to their specific role from the Human Factor theme world.