Infosecurity Europe 2017 Round-up

18 Jun 2017

This year’s Infosecurity Europe began rather soggily at the Olypmia in London on Tuesday morning but the clouds soon cleared for an impressive and informative 3 days of keynotes, training and exhibitions, with over 17,972 visitors from over 77 countries, the show was a hive of cyber security innovation and education.

Our favourite part of the show however would be the very entertaining if slightly sinister live demonstrations of the Mirai botnet, which last year began infecting internet-connected devices - including routers and baby monitors - and used them to launch a massive distributed denial-of-service attacks. But other internet-connected menaces also made an appearance, including the internet-connected Cayla doll - most recently seen on the cybersecurity stage at OWASP's AppSec EU conference last month in Belfast, North Ireland. The doll is now banned in Germany.

Ken Munro, Pen Test Partners

As exhibitors, Telesoft received a lot of visitors, both existing and potential customers and it was great to speak with all of them. Our team had the chance to connect with a number of professionals and peers from the industry and demonstrate how our data analysis platform can turn network data in to complete network visibility and predictive actionable insight to quickly identify and troubleshoot a wide variety of network and security issues – ultimately reducing the time between problem onset and resolution.

The Telesoft team noticed that there has been a shift towards contextualized threat intelligence, finding that more and more visitors are looking for pervasive network visibility. Meaning the data is available in abundance but what is paramount and lacking for organisations right now is context. Threat intelligence is often an unmanageable stream of alerts, inadequately managed by limited resources. Indeed, we have found that our customers require more and more network data to be processed, evaluated, cross- referenced and measured for its relevancy.

Many of the questions we answered at the show focused on these three key areas; information not available quick enough, unsure of the trustworthiness of data and how to automate data to enable it to contextualized and actionable. We answered these questions with the TDAC (Telesoft Data Analysis Capability), a cost effective, field-proven ultra-high-rate throughput, large-scale network and application performance monitoring platform providing a real-time, scalable and automated solution.

Angela Sasse, director of the U.K. Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security and a professor at University College London, stated bluntly that "half of security problems are down to crap IT", if nothing else this year’s Infosecurity conference showcased how companies like Telesoft are creating cost effective products that mean ‘crap IT’ can no longer be used as an excuse.