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GObugfree is Gold Sponsor of the Swiss Cyber Security Days

The Swiss Cyber Security Days is one of the country's most important conferences in the field of IT security. GObugfree co-founder Michael Schläpfer will be there to show how SMEs can also protect themselves against cybercrime in an increasingly digital world.

After the Swiss Cyber Security Days 2021 were forced to take place virtually, this year everything that is important in the Swiss IT security landscape will meet at the Forum Fribourg in Granges-Paccot. And physically. For the fourth time, the national IT security conference will take place on April 6 and 7, 2022. Under the patronage of Federal Councillor Viola Amherd and Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer. And with GObugfree as a new gold sponsor.

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The main theme of the event is "Cyber - the fifth dimension". A dimension with many opportunities, but similarly great dangers. The number of serious security vulnerabilities that have become known has almost tripled in Switzerland from 2019 (42,000) to 2021 (114,000). Corona has not only driven the digitization of business, but also of crime.

First national security, then SMEs

The first day is all about national cybercrime. Florian Schütz, delegate of the Confederation for cyber security talks about the national strategy to protect against cyber risks. The new Federal Prosecutor Stefan Blättler will show how cyber criminals are prosecuted at home and abroad.

Agile business require agile security measures
Michael Schläpfer, co-founder of GObugfree and Chief Hacking

The second day is then thematically dedicated to SMEs. How can small and medium-sized enterprises, i.e. the vast majority of the Swiss economy, better protect themselves against risks in the virtual space? In his presentation "Agile business require agile security measures", Michael Schläpfer, co-founder of GObugfree and Chief Hacking Officer, will show on the afternoon of April 7 how SMEs can benefit from new security approaches.

The limits of traditional security measures and what SMEs can do

Schläpfer has worked in the IT security field for more than 20 years. He is a researcher, book author and lecturer, but also a professional software engineer, consultant and security architect. In his presentation, he will show that in an agile world, although it is possible to respond very quickly to changing customer needs, this leads to more and more vulnerabilities. This is because traditional security measures are reaching their limits with the new development methods.

The good news from Schläpfer: "There is a way out, we are not in a dead end." The weak points of agile development can be countered with agile security approaches by using the swarm intelligence of a community of verified security researchers. Using examples, Schläpfer explains how bug bounty programs can also be an exciting tool for SMEs in the fight against cyberattacks.

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You too can take part in the conference. Contact us for a 20% discount on the Full Access Ticket. With this 20% discounted ticket you will have access to the event, best practices, expert track, keynotes and catering/networking for 1 or 2 days.

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