March 15, 2013

Websense Security Labs at CeBIT 2013

Carl Leonard Principal Security Analyst

We returned from CeBIT, one of the largest and most influential technology conferences in the world, last week.

The lead theme at this year's conference was that of "Shareconomy", finding benefit in exchanging ideas and information.  As a security lab, we embrace the idea of the Shareconomy and have a tremendous amount of threat intelligence to contribute. 

Websense Security Labs were an active participant in the show throughout the week.  In case you missed it here is how we got involved:

Speakers Corner

We delivered a presentation introducing results from a recent independent security test which highlighted security effectiveness across the kill chain.  You can download the test report from our website. The "7 Stages of Advanced Threats" are explained here.  

SpeakUp Live

Our usual interactive discussion session format went on the road at CeBIT as we opened up the topic of securing mobile devices in the workplace.

Audience participation (via a remote voting system) drove the conversation into areas of:

  • How do I secure my data on employee-owned smartphones?
  • Do I feel protected from the risks brought about by Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)?
  • What do I perceive to be the biggest risks in regards to BYOD?

The majority of attendees at our CeBIT discussion (65%) felt that they were not adequately protected from the many risks associated with BYOD.  Specifically, 46% of attendees were equally concerned about the risks from malicious mobile applications and lost devices, and the issue of securing their private data from data theft.

We look forward to seeing you and collaborating at future security conferences around the globe.

Carl Leonard

Principal Security Analyst

Carl Leonard is a Principal Security Analyst within Forcepoint X-Labs. He is responsible for enhancing threat protection and threat monitoring technologies at Forcepoint, in collaboration with the company’s global Labs teams. Focusing on protecting companies against the latest cyberattacks that...

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