Showcases Actionable Advice, Insights and Best Practices from Cybersecurity Experts and Top Advisors Across Businesses and Industries
AMSTERDAM, 18 May 2017 – Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, has announced the publication of the Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux) version of “Navigating the Digital Age: The Definitive Cybersecurity Guide for Directors and Officers.” This guide will provide boards, executives and C-level officers at enterprises, government agencies and other organizations in Benelux with practical, expert advice on how to raise the bar on cybersecurity.
As threats continue to grow in number and complexity, new EU legislation, in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, provides a unique opportunity for business leaders to rethink how they can build state-of-the-art cybersecurity strategies and systems fit for current and future challenges. As such, the guide helps start necessary discussions and determine the next steps toward preventing cyber breaches and maintaining trust in our digital age.
Building on the success of the U.S. edition of the guide launched in October 2015 with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and the U.K. edition launched in January 2017 with Forbes, the Benelux edition was written in conjunction with thought leaders from the public and private sector in the Benelux region, and published by ICT Media.
Collecting the expertise and experience of CEOs, CISOs, lawyers, consultants and leaders from across the region, this Benelux guide is intended for those new to the cybersecurity topic as well as seasoned leaders in the field. It contains practical and expert advice on a range of cybersecurity issues, to enable business leaders to initiate conversations around such topics as EU legislation, enabling innovation, executive responsibility, security leadership and moving to the cloud.
• “As a society, we bear a collective responsibility for cybersecurity. Business leaders must build solutions that prompt us in a simple way to live and work securely, adopting security by design and by default. Board members and corporate executives must ensure that their organisations are protecting more than the bottom line of profits and earnings— they must protect clients and customers’ data too.”
- Neelie Kroes, former European commissioner for the Digital Agenda, and vice president to the European Commission. Taken from “Preface: Institutions are Facing an era of Unprecedented Change – With Cyberattacks Provoking Disruption.”
• “Your board needs to pay much closer attention to pending EU legislation on data protection and cybersecurity. You should approach this personal data protection and cybersecurity legislation as an opportunity, rather than as a threat. On top of this, you need to create a culture where notification of accidental violations and incidents is rewarded. Most importantly, you need to communicate the significance of this new legislation to all your employees. Share your business concerns with them and make them fully aware of the consequences. It will ensure they feel that they are being taken seriously as employees, which can only improve loyalty, creativity and productivity.”
- Polo van der Putt, lawyer at Vondst Advocaten. Taken from “Pending EU legislation on data protection and cybersecurity has strict consequences for you board.”
• “A typical Security Operations Centre (SOC) is the eyes and ears and should see everything that is happening across the IT systems. Firstly, your organisation needs to decide what is ‘normal’ and what behavioural patterns you expect to see. From this you can deduce what is abnormal. In the past, monitoring was based on detecting malicious patterns. Now the variety is too high, so monitoring has switched to anomaly detection. The main goal is to minimise or prevent the impact of a cyberattack on your organisation. This means protecting financial information and transactional or customer data.”
- Kelvin Rorive, delivery manager, security IT threat management at Rabobank. Taken from “Ensuring security operations are more accountable in your organisation.”
• “For businesses across Europe, upcoming EU legislation has the potential to be a game changer, but also applies pressure to those responsible for operationally meeting the state-of-the-art cybersecurity requirements. As businesses seek to meet these new requirements, a prevention-minded approach to cybersecurity has never been more relevant, and a book like this with expertise and practical advice can be a helpful guide for boards and executives in Benelux.”
- René Bonvanie, chief marketing officer at Palo Alto Networks
Additional contributing authors include:
- Gregory Albertyn - senior director, and Avi Berliner, manager, PwC
- Judith Vieberink – lawyer, First Lawyers
- Graham Bolton - chairman, Institute for Software Quality
- Marcel Van Eemeren - CEO, On2IT
- Peter Mesker - CTO, SecureLink
- Alan Jenkins – associate partner at IBM Security
- Christophe Crous – head of security, Proximus
- J. R. Santos – executive vice president, research, and Ryan Bergsma, research analyst, Cloud Security Alliance
- Mark Hughes – president at BT Security, BT Global Services
- Troels Oerting – group chief security officer, and Elena Kvochko, CIO, group security function, Barclays
- Johannes Cottyn – assistant professor in automation, and Tijl Deneut, security researcher, XiaK center of eXcellence in automation Kortrijk
- Raoul Vernède – information security officer, Universiteit of Wageningen
- Hans de Vries – head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
- Jaya Baloo – chief information security officer, KPN Telecom
- Ian West – chief of cybersecurity, NATO Communications and Information Agency
To learn more about cybersecurity from leading experts and contributors, and download your own copy of the guide, visit: https://get.info.paloaltonetworks.com/webApp/ceos-navigating-the-digital-age-benelux-en
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