Information Security and Systems Conferences – What was the Outcome for the "Monaco Cyber Security Initiative"?
This year, for the first time, players involved in Monegasque cyber security were represented at the Information Security and Systems Conferences. Based on an idea from the Monaco Cyber Security Agency (AMSN), 11 entities from the Principality that work in this field joined forces to set up the "Monaco Cybersecurity Initiative" VIP area. The project was a success …
It is undeniable, in both the private and public sectors, that the digital sector is expanding rapidly in Monaco. This is accompanied by a significant increase in the number of security-related regulations, products and services. Security has become a national issue, but can also be of interest beyond the Principality's borders. "On the basis of this observation, for the first time, the AMSN wished to involve Monegasque digital security protagonists in the Information Security and Systems Conferences. This desire is all the more logical as the event takes place in the Principality," stated Rear Admiral (RAdm) Dominique Riban, Director of the AMSN.
Ten companies* therefore combined their resources with those of the Agency to create an all-Monaco VIP space, the "Monaco Cybersecurity Initiative," at the 18th annual meeting of cyber security experts, held from 10 to 13 October at the Grimaldi Forum. Have the stated objectives, i.e. showcasing activities and know-how and making contacts, been achieved? "Overall, the results are very satisfactory; each entity at the "village" welcomed an average of ten or so people, and many contacts were made with companies from Monaco and the PACA region, as well as some that are more international, such as Microsoft," stated a delighted RAdm Riban, who also highlighted "a clear interest in insurers' solutions that demonstrates a positive awareness of the need to protect ourselves from digital risks."
In addition, the partners have already expressed their wish to repeat the campaign at the next Information Security and Systems Conferences, and even to promote the "Monaco Cybersecurity Initiative" at other fairs and events or as part of communication and recruitment activities. "The idea would be to ensure the longevity of the association through the establishment of a kind of Monegasque cyber security consortium, which would systematically pool our strengths in order to be ever more effective. As such, we are considering involving other local players, such as start-ups, in this scheme. "
*: Monaco Telecom, Monaco Informatique Service, Telis, Noeva Monaco, PWC Monaco, Deloitte Monaco, Ernst & Young Monaco, Smart GDPR and the insurers Gramaglia and Ascoma.
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