Intelligent CISO Issue 16 - Page 7

news NTT Security launches Women in Cybersecurity Awards in Europe TT Security, a specialised security company and centre of excellence in security for NTT Group, has launched its inaugural Women in Cybersecurity Awards as part of an initiative to recognise and inspire talented female professionals and newcomers in the cybersecurity industry. N The new awards, developed in partnership with Global Digital Women (GDW), will recognise the voices of women in cybersecurity across Europe and change perceptions of them as well as inspire young women to consider a career in the sector. There are two categories: ‘Newcomer’, which celebrates women who have been working in the cybersecurity sector for under five years or who have recently completed a cybersecurity- based degree and ‘Professional’ for women who have been managing a cybersecurity team or been involved with the industry for five or more years. The awards are open for entries until August 16 in the DACH region: Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and until September 13 in Northern Europe: UK, Benelux and Nordics. Finalists will be chosen by a panel of independent experts, with the winners announced at Information Security World (ISW), a series of established industry events held by NTT Security in Vienna on September 17 and London on October 15. F-SECURE’S NEW UNIT FOCUSES ON ‘GOLDILOCKS ZONE’ OF TACTICAL DEFENCE ybersecurity provider F-Secure is creating a new unit dedicated to building on the company’s tradition of providing industry leading protection. C The new team, called the Tactical Defense Unit, comprises researchers and analysts responsible for operationalising holistic protection strategies that ensure F-Secure’s award-winning products and services evolve faster than the threats facing people and organisations. The new unit is headed by F-Secure Vice President Christine Bejerasco, who previously served as F-Secure’s head of consumer security desktop research and development. The unit’s focus is on developing defensive www.intelligentciso.com | Issue 16 mechanisms and preventative measures that address current and near-future security problems. It’s an area that Bejerasco calls the ‘Goldilocks zone’ because it helps bridge the long and short-term security needs of people and organisations based on what’s already happening in the threat landscape. outlook and more immediate needs,” said Bejerasco. “We’re building more comprehensive, efficient security mechanisms that help our products and services evolve based on threats we already see developing without depending on constant updates.” “F-Secure does plenty of research around discovering new vulnerabilities that will shape future threats and has plenty of professionals going head- to-head with attackers in real-time on behalf of the organisations and people that trust us. The Tactical Defense Unit works hand-in-glove with these processes but primarily focuses on the ‘Goldilocks zone’ between the long-term 7