Four key takeaways from our South Summit panel on cybersecurity strategy

Adara Ventures

Earlier in October at South Summit Adara Ventures ran a Cybersecurity track to explore emerging threats and technologies within the cybersecurity space with some of the sector’s key international players. Alongside deep dives into AI in Cybersecurity, Blockchain and its implications for secure enterprise applications, IoT and Cloud Security; we also included a discussion with some of Spain’s top Chief Information & Security Officers (CISOs) to hear how large organisations are approaching cybersecurity to protect against ever more frequent and sophisticated cyber-attacks.

We were delighted to have participate in this discussion Alejandro Becerra, Global CISO for Telefónica, Agustín González, Global CIO for Prosegur, Román Ramírez, Head of Security Ops & Architecture for Ferrovial, and Adolfo Hernandez, Head of Cyber Defence at Banco Sabadell. The discussion was kindly facilitated by Alberto Yépez, Founder and Managing Partner at ForgePoint Capital, and touched on a range of current topics including proactive versus reactive cyber defence strategies, the cybersecurity talent shortage, cyber budget allocations, and how to engage with the startup community in the fight against cybercrime.

From L-R: Alberto Yépez (ForgePoint Capital), Agustín González (Prosegur), Alejandro Becerra (Telefónica), Román Ramírez (Ferrovial), Adolfo Hernandez (Banco Sabadell).

We wanted to distil some of the discussion into four key learning points that Corporates and Startups might use when approaching cybersecurity:

As the ecosystem continues to evolve at rapid pace, we believe these are strong building blocks upon which organisations can fight cyber attacks. Also, they provide significant insight into how CISOs approach new solutions. We hope this provides food for thought for any budding cybersecurity entrepreneurs out there on how to approach product positioning and how to present it to potential clients.

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