Welcome to our March update, and especially to the six new members that have joined since our last newsletter in January!
We come ever closer to getting the Chapter registered as a non-profit organisation, and after some last minute changes, all of the necessary forms were signed and notarized on Friday 3rd March. One more form related to the address is needed and it can finally be submitted.
As we've mentioned before, only a small number of (ISC)² members resident in the Czech Republic are members of the Czech Chapter. We hope that the numbers will improve as we spread the word of our existence with a mention in the latest EMEA (ISC)² Member News letter that went out.
This month's profile is of Yann Bouvier, CISSP, who moved to Prague from Paris in 2011.
When did you first get involved in Security? In 1997, when I was preparing the connection of the small company I was part of to the Internet and then, creating the network security architecture with early version of Check Point firewalls. I loved it as it was really a geek domain with unbelievable stories on Kevin Mitnick at that time.
What most interests you in Security? Today, threat intelligence. Being close to the reality from the darknet and getting early information to be able to understand the current world we are living in. The latest story about Russian hacker groups involved in the DNC email leaks show how much security, protection and trust are now entwined. And being able to correlate information to detect fake or “alternative facts” is of utmost importance today and information security practitioners will be deeply involved in those areas in near future.
What is amazing today is the pace of change in the digital world and how challenging it is for the Infosec practitioner to stay informed and up-to-date on all aspects we are supposed to cover. And finally, that we will become certainly a trusted source of information which can fight the fake news trends.
Which aspect of security will you be following closely this year? Hackers using fake news to influence social media and trust management associated with the rise of cyber risk management. I would also add IoT and zero-day exploits.
What can you offer the Czech Chapter? Be an active platform where Information Security practitioners will be able to find fresh security news and possibility to meet and exchange ideas and solutions on the issues they are facing every day in their work or during discussion with normal citizen caring for their security.