It’s been a while since the blog was updated and much has passed since then. Firstly we have a new board team for the Swiss chapter, elected at the General Assembly in Bern on 15th March. Welcome to our new board member Cristian Dumitrescu, and thanks to our outgoing president Ruediger Rissman for all his hard work last year.
You can see the composition of our new board here https://www.isc2chapter-switzerland.ch/board/
We are proud to serve the security and IT communities in Switzerland, and particularly our ISC2 members, so please feel free to contact us anytime with recommendations on how to better do this. We also welcome any suggestions for talks and events – we are always in search of new speakers and host organisations, so reach out to us with your thoughts.
And finally a few words on our flagship annual conference, SecureZuerich, which was held on 19th May, focussing on “Securing the Virtual Organisation”. This was the biggest SecureEvent ever in the (ISC)2 EMEA, with 195 attendees. It was sold out a good 2 weeks before the event,with a waitlist – next year we will have to foresee a bigger venue! The event was hosted by our main banking sponsor UBS in an elegant high-tech building close to the main train station, no doubt addingto the popularity of the event.
The topics ranged from Risk Management to Cyberterrorism to technical themes, such as IoT and how to manage admin privileges. Speakers were dynamic and highly experienced, coming from government and industry, as well as end users in the banking and other sectors. As usual, the sessions were highly interactive with multiple questions and comments from the audience, in keeping with the less formal atmosphere we try to cultivate. And the final panel – debating privacy of data in the new world of big data and pervasive IoT – was passionate and only ended with the promise of excellent Swiss wines.
We look forward to seeing you all at the next conference or (ISC)2 event!
The Board of (ISC)2 Chapter Switzerland
Kelly, Sandro, John, Camillo and Cristian