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Infosecurity Europe opens registration for 2023 with cyber investment a critical talking point at the upcoming event  

Infosecurity Europe, the most influential information security event running from 20-22 June 2023 at ExCeL London, have today shared findings of a recent Twitter poll addressing cybersecurity budgets and investment in 2023. When questioned on which aspect of cybersecurity they’d like to see more investment, mental health topped the list with almost 45% of respondents identifying this as a priority.

Nicole Mills, Exhibition Director at Infosecurity Group, says: “Cybersecurity is an ‘always on’ industry that demands time, patience and resilience from all those involved. Whether it’s trawling through false positives, analysing threat intel, or managing the response and repercussions of a data breach, the nature of the role, and being accountable for the security and safety of an organisation can be overwhelming. It’s amazing to see this recognition and to see that investments are being made into the wellbeing of these security professionals.”

Collaboration and threat intel sharing were also voted for by 38%, highlighting the need for the cybersecurity industry to work together to build an environment of trust and transparency in order to exchange knowledge, resources and ideas.

“Threat intel sharing within industries is ripe for investment. When we look at how the construction industry has come together through their CISO Forum and collaboration with the NCSC and BEIS, to share threat intel, information about incidents, and what tools and strategies they are deploying, they recognise a common enemy against their industry, despite the fact they are in direct competition,” commented Ian Hill, Director of Cyber and Information Security, UPP Corporation.

Furthermore, over 40% of respondents believe that the current economic climate will see budget cuts increase the risk level to their organisation. More then 20% see the potential for external threats to further increase risk, and insider threats were ranked by 13% as becoming a bigger risk as businesses contend with economic shifts. Positively, 21% expect to see no change to the risk level to their organisation, suggesting that the current crisis will have little bearing on their organisations’ cybersecurity budget.

However, the financial industry is predicted to be at an increased risk of a cyber-attack as cybersecurity budgets take a hit according to 60% of respondents. Healthcare followed with near 30% expecting threats to increase as budgets suffer. This is hardly surprising given the value of the information they hold.

The poll findings are indicative of the themes and discussions lined up for this year’s Infosecurity Europe conference which will run from Tuesday 20-Thursday 22 June 2022 at ExCeL LondonVisitor registration opened on Monday 13th March for the 2023 event and cybersecurity professionals and members of the infosec community are invited to sign up and secure their place.

The event will provide opportunities to hear from, and network with, the people who make up our community, exchange ideas, build resilience and be able to work together to protect our shared future. Below are some of the sessions that visitors will be able to take advantage of at the 2023 event:

Nicole Mills, Exhibition Director at Infosecurity Group, added: “Cybersecurity is a dynamic discipline, and provides the opportunity to learn directly from those with real-world experience of overcoming challenges and managing high pressure situations. The sharing of knowledge and experiences is vital to inspiring and expanding collective knowledge that will be vital to building and empowering a unified industry. The conference brings together key industry figures and like-minded individuals to kick start these critical discussions and drive the change we need to see to combat the growing challenges in cybersecurity.”

Attracting 6,295 responses, the Infosecurity Europe Twitter poll was conducted during the week of 6 February 2023.

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