Cyber Polygon to Focus on Secure Development of Digital Ecosystems
3 February 2021, Moscow — Cyber Polygon 2021, the international online cybersecurity event, is scheduled for the 9th of July. This year, it will be dedicated to the secure development of digital ecosystems. The event is hosted by BI.ZONE — an expert in strategic management of digital risks (a part of Sber Ecosystem), and with the support of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for Cybersecurity and INTERPOL. This is an annual event with 2021 marking its third occasion.
The key objective of Cyber Polygon is to enhance cybersecurity across all levels. It will traditionally feature two parallel tracks: an online conference for the general public and practical activities for security specialists.
The conference will bring together speakers to discuss the key risks posed by digitalisation and share best practices in developing secure ecosystems. The participants of the technical training will practise their skills in mitigating a targeted supply chain attack.
One of the new features to be introduced this year is the real-time updates for cybersecurity specialists who couldn’t join the exercise. On the day of the event, recorded presentations from cybersecurity experts and the organisers’ insight into the training scenarios will be posted to the Cyber Polygon website. The materials will also be available after the event.
The key message voiced by experts at WEF and other international platforms is that supply chain security is to become a major cybersecurity issue in 2021. The ever-expanding digitalisation tightens the interconnectivity between people, devices, companies and countries. Thus, the resilience of an entire system depends on the ability of each link within a chain to withstand threats of various grades.
Last year, the live stream attracted 5 million spectators from 57 nations. The technical training gathered 120 of the largest Russian and international organisations from 29 countries. The teams practised targeted attack response, aimed at compromising company data and undermining its reputation. The attackers’ actions were simulated by the BI.ZONE team.