Editors Note

A note from the Editor

Cybersecurity is experiencing enormous growth, as an industry and as a theme in the daily lives of people and businesses using technology. And because our technology keeps changing at an astounding rate, threats are evolving fast too – with cybercriminals finding new and creative ways to exploit users and technology all the time. To combat the threat in 2016, information security professionals must understand the trends.

2015 has been a year of what seems like a never-ending stream of cyberthreats and data breaches, affecting banks, retailers, gaming networks, governments and more. We’ve seen more evidence that manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices have failed to implement basic security standards. Internet of Things attacks move from proof-of-concept to mainstream risks. Furthermore mobile payment systems were the talk of 2015 after Apple stormed ahead with Apple Pay.

The patchwork nature of regulation around the world is likely to become an increasing burden on organizations. The law moves slowly compared to the technology and security fields, but massive regulatory changes that have been a long time coming are very nearly here.
This year’s Nordic IT Security will take place on 26th of October 2016 in Stockholm and will gather senior IT security professionals from across the Nordics and industry verticals to cover key areas of concerns for organizations from both public and private sector. Over the course of one day, you will experience recent case studies, insightful demos, dedicated roundtables, in-depth workshops, technological lightning talks, and plenty of networking opportunities to give you greater insight on strategic implementations of the latest technology showcased in the Exhibition Hall.

I look forward to meeting you in Stockholm.