Charter of Trust Global Event: A global perspective on the importance of securing critical infrastructure

To celebrate Infrastructure Security Month and highlight the need to secure critical infrastructure, the Charter of Trust hosted a Global Event on 15 November, featuring an insightful series of 3 sessions focused on Japan, Europe and North America. High-level speakers from major public and private sectors shared their insights with a common ambition: securing critical infrastructure collectively to address increasing cybersecurity challenges.

Japanese session: The Cybersecurity of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics & Critical infrastructure

How did the Japanese Government and NTT manage to secure the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? The first webinar gathered experts from the National Centre of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing committee and the NTT Corporation. This session was a great opportunity for speakers to present the lessons learned of one of the biggest international sport events and highlights key factors of success. Just three months following the Olympic Games, watch this session to learn more about the challenges that Japan faced and how the country delivered an outstanding event despite a high-level of cybersecurity threats. Speakers included:

  • Tetsushi Yoshikawa, Deputy Director-General, National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan
  • Takeshi Tachi, Executive Director of Technology Services, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic games (TOCOG)
  • Shinichi Yokohama, CISO, NTT
  • Yu Abe, Deputy, Advocacy & Communication, Security & Trust Office, NTT Corporation

European session: How to protect critical sectors from cyber threats ?

Cyber threats are one of the public and private sectors’ biggest challenges throughout Europe. The Charter of Trust had the privilege to host MEP Eva Maydell, shadow rapporteur on the Network and Information System Security (NIS) Directive, who presented the EU’s outcomes and ambitions to address the issue across Europe. Watch this fascinating discussion between EU institutions and main cybersecurity companies representatives (Atos, SGS and Siemens) and learn why trust must be at the core of digital transition to foster cyber resilience. Speakers included:

  • MEP Eva Maydell (EPP, Bulgaria), Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • Marianthi Theocharidou, Cybersecurity Officer, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)
  • Christian Paulsen, Product and Solution security Officer, Siemens Mobility
  • Pierre Brun-Murol, Global Business Development Manager, Cybersecurity expert, Atos
  • Willy Fabritius, Global Head Strategy & Business Development Information Security Assurance, SGS
  • Jennifer Baker, EU Policy and Tech Reporter

North American session: building resilience in critical infrastructure

How to build resilience in critical infrastructure ? To respond to this fundamental question that cuts cross public and private sectors, Nick Rossman, IBM Global lead of X-Force Threat intelligence, asked the opinions of experts from the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and leading American security companies (TÜV SÜD Americas Inc, AES).  Join this thought-provoking discussion which highlights why international collaboration on cybersecurity policies matter and why working with like-minded partners through organisations like the Charter of Trust has become so critical. Speakers included:

  • Kiersten Todt, Chief of Staff at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • Michèle Mullen, Director General of Partnerships and Risk Mitigation, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
  • John Tesoro, President & CEO at TÜV SÜD Americas Inc.
  • Ryan Boulais, VP and CISO, AES
  • Nick Rossmann, Global Lead of X-Force Threat intelligence, IBM