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SIG Security Seminar – Sweden 2017

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This year’s FOCUS seminar was about investigating emerging game-changing methods for management of IT security and information security related risks with international views across the IT threat landscape. Due to the international participation, the event was held in English, where the recorded number of attendants was the highest its ever been.

During the annual meeting that followed the event, Janne Haldesten, a CSFI Fellow, was elected chairman of the board for SIG Security.

SIG Security is the biggest information security community in Sweden for professionals active in information security. The community has around 600 members.

The purpose of SIG Security is to create awareness and educate professionals in the field of information security through:

* Influencing the development of important questions throughout the information security area
* Supporting and strategically developing the professional network of its members by exchanging experiences within and also outside of the SIG Security community.
* Initiating expansion efforts and information sharing regarding relevant security topics
* Encouraging education, training and events within the information security area
* Supporting sound and balanced advancement of information security within private and public sectors as well as the society as a whole.

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“My deepest THANK YOU to Marta Piekarska, William Van Der Merwe ACCA, Doug Hubbard, and Paul De Souza for your outstanding efforts during the SIG Security conference. You wouldn’t believe the feedback I have received from the audience. You people made this the best conference I have attended in years. My head still buzzes with thoughts, questions, realizations, and epiphanies. Thanks!”
Bengt Berg
Head of Compliance Management Services at Cybercom, vice chairman of SIG Security Sweden

Årets FOCUS-seminarie handlade om att se närmare på kommande trender och utveckling av bl.a. IT-säkerhet och informationssäkerhetsrelaterade risker liksom den internationella synen på IT-hotlandskapet. Eventet hölls helt på engelska utifrån det internationella deltagandet där antalet anmälda deltagare i år var det högsta någonsin.

Under föreningens årsstämma som följde efter eventet valdes Janne Haldesten, tillika CSFI Fellow, till ordförande i SIG Securitys styrelse.

SIG Security är Sveriges största sammanslutning av personer som arbetar professionellt inom området IT- och informationssäkerhet. Föreningen har runt 600 medlemmar.

Föreningens arbetsområde är att skapa förståelse för och inspirera till arbetet kring informationssäkerhet genom att:

*Påverka utvecklingen av viktiga frågor inom verksamhetsområdet
*Främja och utveckla medlemmarnas kontakter och erfarenhetsutbyte såväl inom som utanför SIG Security
* Ta initiativ till angelägna utvecklingsåtgärder och kunskapsspridning
*Främja och påverka utbildning och konferensverksamhet inom verksamhetsområdet
*Främja en sund och god utveckling av informationssäkerheten inom näringsliv, offentlig förvaltning och samhället i övrigt

Bengt Berg, vice chairman of SIG Security, opening the event

Bengt Berg, vice chairman of SIG Security, opening the event

Last minute preparations for Mr. de Souza_s presentation

Last minute preparations for Mr. de Souza’s presentation

Marta Piekarska, Ph.D, researcher at Telekom Innovation Laboratories and a security architect at Blockstream, talking about how blockchain technology can change the way we deal with IT s

Marta Piekarska, Ph.D, researcher at Telekom Innovation Laboratories and a security architect at Blockstream, talking about how blockchain technology can change the way we deal with IT security

Marta Piekarska during the Q&A session at the end of her presentation

Marta during the Q&A session at the end of her presentation

A lot of people were interested in Mr. de Souza's presentation - Cyber Capabilities at the Tactical Edge

A lot of people were interested in Mr. de Souza’s presentation – Cyber Capabilities at the Tactical Edge.

William Van Der Merwe, business developer and expert in quantitative risk analysis at Palisade, talks about the pitfalls in how many organizations calculate risks today

William Van Der Merwe, business developer and expert in quantitative risk analysis at Palisade, talks about the pitfalls in how many organizations calculate risks today

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Paul de Souza in action

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Career Thoughts

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to manage and run one of the biggest and most active forums on the Internet dealing with cyber warfare and cyber security – CSFI (The Cyber Security Forum Initiative). With over 16 years of cyber security experience, I continue to actively raise Cyber Warfare/Cyber Security awareness worldwide. I have worked as a Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where I designed and approved secure networks for MSS. I have also consulted for several governments, military and private institutions on best network security practices throughout my career.

CSFI and its divisions CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division), CSFI-LPD (Law and Policy Division) and CSFI-WD (Wireless Division) continue to grow and expand with more than 60,000 information security members.

One of my personal goals is to serve our security community to the best of my abilities, in the protection and defense of our American national security interests, the American people, and that of our international partners. I am always ready to serve and to give of my time and skills to help our society with the growing problems we experience in cyberspace. I thank God and my family for the opportunities I have had in life and the most precious of all opportunities, which is the chance to serve others. I love what I do, and I appreciate all the support I have received from friends, family and our CSFI members.

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Paul de Souza, CSFI Founder Director

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