It was my privilege to be invited to chair this years Infosec Europe Steering Committee meeting yesterday. The event team presented lots of plans and ideas that suggest next years show will be the best yet.
What surprised me was the range of key information security related issues identified by the committee (which included senior representatives from financial, industrial, pharmaceutical and government sectors) as being of current importance within their own organisations. Surprising because I recall the focus of discussion at the previous years meetings were on compliance and malware. This time around, nearly everyone brought a different subject to the table. These included identity management, content management, wireless security, risk management, social networking, compliance, outsourcing, and data classification.
Nobody mentioned malware as their number one issue. Does this indicate that we’ve beaten the threat or that we no longer perceive malware as being such a high priority? That’s a subject I’ll focus on for this blog shortly!