“Catch movies not ransomware” was the motto of the Cybersecurity Cinema Night by A1 and IKARUS together with technology partners Trellix and Nozomi Networks at Cineplexx Wienerberg. In keeping with the location, entertainment and suspense were not neglected.
With deceptively genuine emails and well-disguised malware downloaders, Barbara Tatzer (Head of Cyber Defense Center, A1) and René Schweiger (ICT Sales Security Hub & Product Owner SOC as a Service, A1) gave insights into their daily and thus into the daily threats of every company that is targeted by cybercriminals. From phishing emails to fake websites, perfectly designed campaigns not only put every employee to the test, but also challenge IT teams.
IT-OT Convergence live on stage
A special highlight for the approximately 100 guests from industry and infrastructure were the insights into the special requirements and risks in production and (critical) infrastructure. Due to legal requirements, for example through NIS2, the Cyber Resilience Act or the Machinery Directive, but also due to the increasing number of attacks and advancing digitalisation, more and more companies are becoming aware of the need to address OT security in their own operations.
In their joint presentation, Herbert Dirnberger (Industrial Cyber Security Expert, IKARUS) and Alfred Solterer (PreSales Consultant, A1) demonstrated how the different viewpoints of industrial security and classic enterprise IT can be reconciled. The common picture from different perspectives enables a practical approach for more operational resilience. Within a few minutes, Martin Strommer (Senior OT Security Engineer, IKARUS) was able to vividly demonstrate what this can look like in practice with a live demo on the cinema screen.
(Cyber) defence real and on the screen
For those who are thinking about reducing internal cybersecurity efforts or buying in cybersecurity know-how, the example of A1 SOC as a Service provided information about the possibilities and advantages of outsourcing and the interaction with internal and other external interfaces.
With Stefan Joost (Channel Director, Nozomi Networks) and Christian Deflorin (Account Manager Cyber Security, Trellix) representatives of the technology partnersTrellix and Nozomi Networks provided insights into the background and experiences from the manufacturer’s point of view. The main topics were the special requirements of various verticals and the currently very urgent topic of supply chain security.
Finally, the audience got to know somewhat more solid defence methods in the film “The Equalizer 3”. Also worth seeing, but not worth imitating!