The Future of Cybersecurity

CISO Think Tank

October 26, 2023 - Copenhagen, Denmark


Peter Harden
Country Manager Google Cloud Denmark
Google Cloud

Think Tank Speaker

Peter is the Country Manager for Google Cloud in Denmark and joined Google in 2019. Google Cloud helps companies solve opportunities related to revenue growth, customer excellence, cost reduction, operational efficiency and data driven Innovation. Peter has a background in business development, technology powered innovation and management from companies such as Microsoft and Salesforce.
Dado Dizdar
Regional Enterprise Account Manager

Think Tank Speaker

Dado Dizdar is a seasoned professional with over 8 years of experience in cyber security. As a Enterprise Account Manager he is dedicated to advising organizations on how to build a mature security culture.With the understanding that security awareness training is not a one size fits all, he loves to enable organizations to build their most effective program to create and maintain a secure human layer.Within his role as Enterprise Account Manager he is able to function as a sounding board across multiple regions and industries, gaining valuable insights. He enjoys discussing strategy regarding security awareness and provides his perspective about all facets related to security awareness helping the industry grow even more.
Tom Hornung
Lead Solutions Architect, EMEA
Synack, Inc.

Think Tank Speaker

Thomas Hornung is an IT professional with over 20 years of experience in IT Security, Infrastructure and Service Management. He has been assisting numerous enterprises throughout Europe in understanding, mapping and addressing their requirements, especially in the domains of Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Security, Critical Communications and Privileged Account Management. Today his focus as Lead Solution Architect at Synack is directed towards assisting organisations with the definition and preparation of pentests.
Kristoffer Overgaard
Head of Customer Engineering
Google Cloud

Think Tank Speaker

Kristoffer is leading the Cloud Technology organization in Denmark supporting customers with growth and innovation across all industries Kristoffer joined Google Cloud in 2019. Kristofer has a background of +20 years in the IT industry working for Microsoft, Dell Technologies and HP covering various leadership positions within Solution Sales.
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All times Central European Time
9:30 AM-10:00 AM

10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Morning Networking

10:45 AM-10:50 AM
Opening Remarks

10:50 AM-11:35 AM
Vision Keynote Panel
Bridging the Gap Between IT and the Business

Bridging the gap between business and technology is not easy and requires discipline and balance between technology, people, and the business. For so many organizations today, technology is the business. Technology needs to be understood as a critical enabler in every part of the organization from the front line to the back office. It creates new value by crunching data to deliver new insights, it spurs innovation, and it disrupts traditional business models.

For business and technology leaders alike, new actions and behavioral changes can help their organizations make this shift. CIOs must take responsibility for problems, they should convey that when technology fails, many people typically share responsibility.

Jacob-Steen Madsen
University of Southern Denmark
Bo Moller
Chief Enterprise Architect
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Allan Andersen Christensen
VP Data Analytics & AI
Deas A/S
Bo Falk

11:40 AM-12:05 PM
Building Security into DevSecOps

Many organizations struggle with how and where to introduce automation and integrations efficiently. Conventional approaches to application security can’t keep pace with cloud-native environments that use agile methodologies and API-driven architectures, microservices, containers, and serverless functions. Application security testing is evolving to meet the speed at which DevOps teams operate. DevSecOps teams are challenged with how to make sense of the noise their AppSec tools generate once they’ve been automated into DevOps pipelines.

Processes and tools are more fast-paced and rely on integration and automation to maintain efficiency throughout the software development life cycle. A new approach to DevSecOps is required addressing a change in the security mindset. How do CISOs achieve this without the buy-in from stakeholders?

12:05 PM-1:05 PM
Lunch & Disruptor Showcase

12:30 PM-12:45 PM
Lunch & Disruptor Showcase
Enable Cloud Innovation at Speed with Continuous Security Testing

Many cloud migration projects struggle to deliver on project objectives, and most cloud migration teams aren’t confident in their security posture during the transition.

Even fewer teams can communicate measurable security metrics and trends from their programs to leadership in a way that creates confidence and trust in the new solution.

Join us for a discussion on leveraging continuous security testing for cloud migration projects, and the challenges and requirements for effective continuous testing. 

In partnership with

12:45 PM-1:00 PM
Lunch & Disruptor Showcase
Enhancing the Resilience of Your Organization's Final Barrier: The Human Firewall

In today's digital landscape, social engineering attacks like phishing, Business Email Compromise (BEC), and Ransomware are increasingly prevalent. These cunning tactics rely on manipulating humans to gain unauthorized access to protected systems and sensitive data. As the frequency of such cyber-attacks rises, it is crucial to fortify your organization's last line of defense: the human firewall.

In this session we will look into case studies around:

  • Regular, tailored security awareness training to educate employees about social engineering threats.
  • Foster a reporting culture for prompt identification of suspicious activities.
  • Strengthen password policies and use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to reduce risks.

In partnership with

1:45 PM-2:30 PM
Third-Party Exposure

In today's interconnected business world, companies rely on vendors and suppliers for various services, which can pose significant cybersecurity risks. Third-party exposure is a major concern, as companies can be held liable for any data breaches or security incidents that occur due to the actions of their third-party providers. In 2023, this risk is expected to increase as companies continue to outsource work to third-party providers. This makes it more critical for companies to have effective security measures in place to properly secure third-party access. Failure to do so can result in data breaches, financial losses, and reputational damage. To mitigate this risk, companies must prioritize implementing comprehensive security measures that include vendor risk assessments, due diligence, contractual requirements, and ongoing monitoring. Additionally, companies must ensure that their third-party providers adhere to cybersecurity best practices and standards. By taking these proactive steps, companies can better protect themselves from the risks associated with third-party exposure in 2023 and beyond.

Janni Lee Bang Brodersen
University of Southern Denmark
Jahanzeb Farooq
Head of Application Security
Danske Bank

2:30 PM-2:50 PM
Networking Break

2:50 PM-3:35 PM
Social Engineering: New in 2023

Social engineering attacks are a growing concern for businesses and individuals alike, as cybercriminals continue to use advanced techniques to trick people into divulging sensitive information or performing actions that can lead to data breaches. In 2023, these attacks are expected to become even more sophisticated, making it increasingly challenging for individuals and businesses to identify and prevent them. To protect themselves, individuals and businesses must be vigilant and aware of these tactics. They must also implement comprehensive security measures, such as security awareness training, anti-phishing software, two-factor authentication, and access controls. Additionally, businesses must establish policies and procedures for responding to social engineering attacks, including incident response plans, data backup and recovery, and regular security assessments. By taking these proactive steps, businesses and individuals can better protect themselves from the risks associated with social engineering attacks in 2023 and beyond.

Irfan Feroze
Director Cyber Security Operations (OCT - CTC)
United Nations
Sharon Givskov
Head Of Security

3:40 PM-4:25 PM

Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent and sophisticated, affecting businesses and individuals in all sectors. In 2023, these attacks are expected to continue to grow, resulting in significant financial losses, data theft, and reputational damage. Businesses should implement comprehensive security measures, including regular backups, employee training, and endpoint security, to minimize the risk of a ransomware attack. Additionally, it's important to have a response plan in place to minimize the impact of an attack if it does occur.

Patrick Morgan Rudbøg
Dansk Sundhedssikring
Thomas B. Zuliani
Global CISO
Arla Foods Inc

4:25 PM-4:30 PM
Closing Remarks & Raffle Giveaway

4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Cocktail Hour