EPFL EVENT 3.11.20: Cyber Threat & Technology Intelligence @EPFL SwissTech Center

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we switched to a hybrid mode, meaning that participants will also have the option to attend the conferences online at live.stcc.ch

Criminal hackers have a long history of sharing experiences, tools, and vulnerabilities; this has contributed to the success of major cyberattacks. The goal of this conference is to explore various measures to make cooperation, information sharing and collective intelligence also effective on the defender side.

As early as twenty years ago, the first Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) were established as a central resource for sharing information on cyber threats to critical infrastructure. In the same vein, threat intelligence platforms help organizations aggregate, correlate, and analyze threat data from multiple sources in (almost) real-time to support defensive actions. Open source solutions have also been proposed as a counterweight to «black-hat» hackers successfully working together, for instance the Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP) or the Open Threat Exchange (OTX), a crowd-sourced computer-security platform.

The Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) discipline, based on intelligence techniques and methods, aims to collect and filter all relevant information from the cyberspace, in order to draw up portraits of attackers, threats or technological trends (sectors of activity affected, methods used, etc.). CTI sources include open source intelligence, social media intelligence, human Intelligence, technical intelligence or intelligence from the deep and dark web. Thus, the tools used by large Security Operations Centers (SOCs), produce hundreds of millions of events per day, from endpoint and network alerts to log events, making it difficult to filter down to a manageable number of suspicious events for triage.

All in all, this profiling enables early detection of cyberattacks and better anticipation of cyber-risks. However, a proper threat intelligence approach should be complemented by technology intelligence, an activity that enables organizations to monitor and forecast the technological opportunities and threats that could affect the future growth and survival of their business. As emphasized by the National strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks (NCS, 2018-2022), an early identification of technological trends constitutes an important aspect for developing the Swiss cyber-defence. In that respect, the armasuisse CYD Campus cordially invites all stakeholders to bridge the gaps between academia, the industry, and governmental organizations working in the field of cyber-defence.

Registration Chair: Monia Khelifi

Program Chair: Dr. Alain Mermoud

Conference Fee: CHF 100.- one day, CHF 200.- both days, free of charge for students and government employees

Please note your will have to wear a mask except if you eat at a table (more information in the attached security concept).

More information and subscription: Armasuisse CYD Campus

Webinar of September 9th 2020 with Erik Elgersma: Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Swissintell Webinar with Erik Elgersma

The webinar Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: How To Address The Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Strategic Thinking was presented by Erik Elgersma, Founder and Director of Strategic Analysis Services BV and author of a book The Strategic Analysis Cycle.

In volatile times the worst decision is usually the one taken too late. Too often decision-makers can’t wait for all the facts. They must therefore build or strengthen their capability to make decisions under uncertainty.

Unfortunately the human brain is not well-wired for doing so. This webinar will show you how to take better decisions despite the limitations of human reasoning.

The webinar discussed the following topics:

  • Understand the cognitive biases that affect decision-making
  • Avoid falling into bias traps
  • Use structured analytical tools to limit the impact of cognitive limitations on strategic thinking

Members can find the recording in the reserved section.

Webinar of July 1st 2020 : Competitive Intelligence Use-Cases with Squirro

Swissintell Webinar Squirro

The webinar was presented by Dr. Dorian Selz CEO & Co-Founder, Squirro, The Insights Company. Serial entrepreneur with experience in everything digital, in particular Search, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Big Data, Strategy, company & team building, financing, etc. Hall of Fame – Top 100 Digital Shapers.

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This webinar discussed how to transform unstructured data into meaningful insights. The presentation was focused on actual examples, discussing both business and technology aspects of the implementation, lessons learned and key take aways.

Cases covered:

  • Safefood.ai – Global Food Risk Monitoring
  • Augmented Banking – Automated significant development detection