Social engineering and human error: the weak point in your cybersecurity strategy?
On October 23rd, Business France partnered with JVP, one of the major Israeli Venture Capitalists, and IDB, a leading Israeli Bank, with a simple purpose: bring value to their network with a high level discussion and showcase French & Israeli expertise in cutting technologies such as cybersecurity.
The conference had a balanced panel of 4 experts, moderated by Mark Gazit, CEO of ThetaRay, an Israeli cybersec startup. Two cyber professionals from IDB and BNP brought corporate insights to the issue and the risks associated to it. Keith Wojcieszek, a former US secret service cyber expert and now cyberrisk manager at Kroll, was able to give his opinion on the identification of the threats and the way law enforcement could collaborate with the private sector to mitigate the risk. Graham Steel, CEO at Cryptosense, brought to the table his expertise in cryptography and deep technical knowledge.
Mark Gazit, CEO at ThetaRay
Keith Wojcieszek, Cyberrisk Managing Director at Kroll
Cyril Korenbeusser, Deputy CTO at BNP Paribas
Graham Steel, CEO at Cryptosense
Dave Smithers, CIO at IDB Bank
This private and exclusive event gathered CISOs and cyber experts from corporates along with C-level from cybersec startups. Business France and JVP spread the word to their networks with the help form our partners including the French consulate, Wavestone and many more.
Business France chose cybersecurity as a first topic acknowledging France, Israël and US expertise on the matter. In the cyberworld, social engineering is a hot issue considering the growing risks it represents today. With cutting edge technologies being used more and more in this industry, the human factor has never been as vulnerable as now, and this aspect becomes a key to any cybersecurity strategy. But few schemes exists to help implement counter measures.
JVP has a worldwide expertise in the cybersecurity industry and recently established the Hub.NYC, New York’s first international cybersecurity investment hub, with the goal of growing cyber start-ups into major businesses. This discussion was the first of a series of events dedicated to help US companies leverage better the French and Israeli Tech ecosystem globally.