20th – 21st March 2018


This inaugural DACHciso Summit is set to bring together key thought leaders within government, enterprise and key institutions from all areas of the DACH region. We will be evaluating the need for cyber awareness programs, the suitability of proposed and regulatory frameworks and how public-private partnerships can transform the cyber security landscape.

Organised by Qatalyst Global

Qatalyst Global is a senior-level Cyber Security Summit and Industrial IoT Summit provider. CS4CA Summit

The Event

DACHCiso – Securing DACH Region from Cyber Threats

20th – 21st March 2018FRANKFURT, GERMANY

The DACHciso Summit 2018 will bring together CISOs and CIOs from the major companies across the DACH region to raise awareness and share best practices. Among the issues that will be addressed are collaboration between companies and Government bodies, data protection, the region’s false sense of security, raising awareness through training, communication strategies in the C-suite and cyber strategy budget.

Being a cross-industry event, the exchange of ideas from different perspectives will stimulate executives to find creative solutions to face today’s ever-evolving challenges. This is a predominantly German event, attendees should be proficient in German & English.

The event’s strengths lie in its ability to combine case studies of what has occurred alongside keynotes of what to expect and group discussion sessions where we benchmark, align, innovate and collaborate with thought leaders to inform Cyber Security policies for years to come and protect the future of the DACH region’s critical assets.

Venue: The Westin Grand, Frankfurt, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 7, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Make the most of your 2 days!

  • Explore the strategies to integrate information security governance and risk management
  • Learn how to achieve resiliency in the age of the cloud, digitalisation and industry 4.0
  • Define the steps to achieve full compliance and turn it into a competitive advantage
  • Design a peer-to-peer communication channel to share insights on the latest threats
  • Demonstrate thought-leadership and showcase your expertise to a senior audience
Qatalyst Global is a senior-level Cyber Security Summit and Industrial IoT Summit provider. CS4CA Summit


DAY 01  
20th March 2018

08:50 Opening Address from the Chairman
09:00 Presentation
Current Challenges of a Reliable Cyber-Security Architecture

  • Addressing the challenges of IT skills shortage and communication gap in companies
  • Sharing responsibilities in the state’s cyber security authority network
09:40 Keynote
Blurring the Lines Between Statecraft and Tradecraft: CrowdStrike Global Threat Report 2018

10:20 Networking Break & Business Card Exchange
11:00 Opening Panel
Communication among Companies and Government Bodies: How is information Shared, Stored and Accessed?

  • How great is the need for communication between governments and the private sector? How can it be improved? What channels can companies use to exchange information in real time?
  • Are the companies identifying unauthorized access or transfer of sensitive data? How should we safeguard information security and privacy?
  • Is data appropriately managed and protected, in accordance to internal and external requirements?
11:40 Platform Presentation
DevSecOps, Securing the Software Pipeline and Enabling Digital Transformation

  • How to provide unparalleled visibility, end-to-end IT security and compliance for all your assets and how to obtain cost savings, simplicity and effectiveness with Qualys services
11:50 Keynote
A View From the Frontlines
12:20 Seated Lunch – Hosted by CrowdStrike
13:20 Presentation
What Happens if Something Happens? Security Incident Management

  • What is a Security Incident?
  • The digital fire brigade CERT
  • Which problems could arise?
13:50 Platform Presentation
Alert & Data Overload! Using Analytics and Machine Learning to Simplify Security’s Role in DP

  • Security departments agree that they have too many alerts to effectively review, too few staff to manually support the technology solutions in place and are now being asked to increase their scope to include data protection into their responsibilities. This presentation will cover the barriers security professionals experience when moving from traditional network and end-point security into the database and file server tiers. It will also cover the organizational departments where collaboration is required and the technology necessary to build an effective data security practice through the use of modern analytic modeling of user and data access
14:00 Presentation
A Company-Wide Awareness Culture: Everyone Takes Responsibility

  • Phishing, pharming, fake-president frauds and BYOD. Raising awareness among our employees
  • Our comprehensive approach to making humans the strongest link
14:30 Platform Presentation
How to Eliminate Endpoint Fatigue, Automate Discovery, Response and Enhance Protection on a Kernal Level
14:40 Presentation
Cloud Access Security Broker – A Central Security Control Point for the Cloud
15:10 Networking Break
15:40 Case Study
Our Transition to Industry 4.0 – A CISO’s Perspective

  • Industry 4.0 opportunities and IT Security risks of
  • Our journey of implementing industry 4.0 in our business
  • Practical considerations on how industry 4.0 has changed
    my approach to security
16:10 Platform Presentation
Welcome to the Future of Cyber Security
16:20 Presentation
Boosting Your Cyber Risk Management Competence

  • Cyber Insurance: Can IT-risk liability be transferred?
  • Understand to what extent risk can be mitigated and transferred
16:50 Group Discussion
How Can Cyber Security be Framed as a Business-enabling Facet of the Enterprise?

  • Information security is an asset for the company, not a mere cost. How can such culture change be achieved?
  • How can cyber security strategy be integrated in non-financial risk management?
  • How should budget be distributed between prevention and response?
17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks
17:40 Networking Drinks and Canapés
DAY 02  
21st March 2018

08:50 Opening Address from the Chairman
09:00 Opening Panel
Is the Region Hiding behind a False Sense of Security? – The “Them not Us Syndrome”

  • Is there a false sense of security among companies?
  • What practical steps should we take to raise awareness across the region?
  • What is the impact of digitalisation and disruptive technologies on your security perception and cyber strategy?
09:40 Keynote
Pentesting is Dead. Now what? Top-tier Offensive Security Testing
10:20 Networking Break
10:50 Presentation
A Holistic Approach to Cyber Security

  • This presentation discusses aspects in the planning and the implementation of a “Cyber Security Program” in a large and global enterprise on the operative as well as on management level.
11:20 Platform Presentation
Make 2018 the Year of the Defender
11:30 Keynote
ICS Cyber Security Explained
12:00 Keynote
Rethinking Security for the Cloud Generation
12:30 Seated Lunch – Hosted by Qatalyst Global
13:30 Presentation
IoT: Are We Sure It Can Match our Risk Appetite
14:00 Keynote
Designing a Security Architecture for the Future

  • Increase the effectiveness and reduce the complexity of your network security architecture
  • Free up budget & resource for cybersecurity awareness programs
  • Build a platform for machine learning, artificial inteligence & automation
14:30 Networking Break
15:00 Case Study
Successful Implementation of a Role-Based Access Control in a Mid-Sized Financial Institution
15:30 Presentation
Developing a pragmatic Cyber Security Governance Programme
16:00 Group Discussion
Exploring the Skillset of the CISO and how it is Changing

  • What is the balance between technical knowledge and business language skills?
  • What are the effective strategies to inform and educate the C-suite?
16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Qatalyst Global is a senior-level Cyber Security Summit and Industrial IoT Summit provider. CS4CA Summit

Steering Committee

Qatalyst Global is a senior-level Cyber Security Summit and Industrial IoT Summit provider. CS4CA Summit


Qatalyst Global is a senior-level Cyber Security Summit and Industrial IoT Summit provider. CS4CA Summit


Official Sponsor


CrowdStrike was founded in 2011 to fix a fundamental problem: The sophisticated attacks that were forcing the world’s leading businesses into the headlines could not be solved with existing malware-based defences. Co-founders George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch realized that a brand new approach was needed — one that combines the most advanced endpoint protection with expert intelligence to pinpoint the adversaries perpetrating the attacks, not just the malware.

VISIT: www.crowdstrike.com/

Presenting Sponsor


Symantec helps consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. The Symantec Connect community allows customers and users of Symantec to network and learn more about creative and innovative ways to use Symantec products and technologies.

VISIT: www.symantec.com

Presenting Sponsor

Skyhigh Networks

Skyhigh Networks helps organisations safely adopt cloud services while meeting security, compliance and governance requirements. Over 400 enterprises including Astra-Zeneca, Unilever, P&G and Zurich Insurance gain visibility into all cloud services in use and their associated risk; analyse cloud usage to identify security breaches, compromised accounts and insider threats.


Presenting Sponsor

FireEye Deutschland Gmbh

FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cybersecurity for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks.

VISIT: www.fireeye.com/

Presenting Sponsor


Founded by former NSA security experts Jay Kaplan (CEO) and Dr. Mark Kuhr (CTO) in 2013, Synack brings together hundreds of the most sought-after, skilled, and trusted security researchers (or white hat/ethical hackers) from over 40 countries across the globe and empowers them with proprietary vulnerability technologies to create a groundbreaking security solution for today’s massive and rapidly evolving cybersecurity demands. We call it Crowd Security Intelligence™, and it’s now keeping some of the largest governments, organizations and brands in the world secure.

VISIT: www.synack.com

Presenting Sponsor


Gigamon was founded in 2004 on a revolutionary idea to provide pervasive visibility into company data across the entire network. Our vision is to make it easier for companies to secure, manage and understand their data in motion, enabling stronger security and network performance. Now, over a decade later, our intelligent Gigamon Visibility Platform delivers pervasive visibility across physical and virtual, public/private/hybrid cloud and remote sites for the world’s leading organizations.

VISIT: www.gigamon.com

Associate Sponsor

McAfee Germany Gmbh

McAfee is the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make our world a safer place. By building solutions that work with other companies’ products, McAfee helps businesses orchestrate cyber environments that are truly integrated, where protection, detection and correction of threats happen simultaneously and collaboratively. By protecting consumers across all their devices, McAfee secures their digital lifestyle at home and away. By working with other security players, McAfee is leading the effort to unite against cybercriminals for the benefit of all.

VISIT: www.mcafee.com

Associate Sponsor


Bitdefender is a global security technology company that provides cutting edge end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology and is a provider of choice in both hybrid infrastructure security and endpoint protection. Through R&D, alliances, and partnerships, Bitdefender is trusted to be ahead and deliver robust security you can rely on.

VISIT: www.bitdefender.com

Platform Sponsor


Qualys, is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 9,300 customers in more than 120 countries. Qualys helps organizations streamline their security and compliance solutions.

VISIT: www.qualys.com

Platform Sponsor


Imperva® is a leading cybersecurity company that delivers best-in-class solutions to protect data and applications – wherever they reside – on-premises, in the cloud, and across hybrid environments. The company’s Incapsula, SecureSphere, and CounterBreach product lines help organizations protect websites, applications, APIs, and databases from cyber attacks while ensuring compliance. Imperva innovates using data, analytics, and insights from our experts and our community to deliver simple, effective and enduring solutions that protect our customers from cybercriminals.

VISIT: www.imperva.com

Platform Sponsor

Check Point

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the largest pure-play security vendor globally, provides industry-leading solutions, and protects customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises’ networks to mobile devices, in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes. At Check Point, WE SECURE THE FUTURE.

VISIT: www.checkpoint.com

Platform Sponsor


Cybereason is the leader in endpoint protection, offering endpoint detection and response, next-generation antivirus, managed monitoring and IR services. Founded by elite intelligence professionals born and bred in offense-first hunting, Cybereason gives enterprises the upper hand over cyber adversaries. The Cybereason platform is powered by a custom-built in-memory graph, the only truly automated hunting engine anywhere. It detects behavioral patterns across every endpoint and surfaces malicious operations in an exceptionally user-friendly interface. Cybereason is privately held and headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo.

VISIT: www.cybereason.com/

Platform Sponsor


enSilo comprehensively secures the endpoint pre- and post-infection. enSilo automates and orchestrates detection, prevention and real-time response against advanced malware and ransomware without burdening cybersecurity staff. enSilo’s single lightweight agent includes next-generation antivirus (NGAV), application communication control, automated endpoint detection and response (EDR) with real-time blocking, threat hunting, incident response and virtual patching capabilities.

VISIT: www.ensilo.com

Networking Sponsor

Nasdaq BWise

Nasdaq BWise is a global GRC technology leader. We help organizations, both big and small, around the globe, embed, sustain, and streamline their GRC and integrated risk management activities. The BWise software application is the cornerstone of Nasdaq's GRC technology portfolio. It offers a wide range of leading GRC functional capabilities for risk management, internal audit, internal control, information security and regulatory compliance. BWise is recognized by independent analysts as a leader in GRC software and won awards for the best product as well as the best vendor in the industry.

VISIT: www.bwise.com

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Qatalyst Global is a senior-level Cyber Security Summit and Industrial IoT Summit provider. CS4CA Summit
Qatalyst Global is a senior-level Cyber Security Summit and Industrial IoT Summit provider. CS4CA Summit


Lead Co-operation Partner

Cyber-Security Council Germany

In August 2012, the Cyber-Security Council Germany was set up by a group of reputable individuals. The Berlin-based association, which is politically neutral, aims to advise businesses, government agencies and policymakers on issues relating to cyber security and to strengthen the fight against cybercrime.

VISIT: www.cybersicherheitsrat.de

Gold Partner


EnterpriseTech provides leading insight and analysis into how leading global companies are meshing high performance computing (HPC) technologies with the broader pool of hardware and software solutions that are feeding large-scale enterprise performance, productivity, efficiency and flexibility. Aimed at decision-makers, technologists and thought leaders across the technology spectrum, EnterpriseTech is set to provide stories and analysis about how the world’s top companies understand, implement and refine the technologies that define the competitive edge.

VISIT: www.enterprisetech.com

Gold Partner

seQure world_

The global magazine for Industrial Cyber Security Prcationers - Packed full of features, interviews and the latest on cyber security issues across our world.

Subscribe for free until February 2018: info@qatalystglobal.com

Download: seQure world_

VISIT: sequre.world

Silver Partner

- the magazine for information security is aimed at anyone who is in German speaking countries in business or government responsibility for information security carries. Among the readers are data center managers and IT security managers of the largest companies, banks and most important authorities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The covers all security-relevant topics from audits, security policies, encryption and access control. It also provides information on new hardware and software and the relevant legislation on multimedia and data protection.

VISIT: www.kes.info

Silver Partner


The CyberWire is a free, community-driven cyber security news service based in Baltimore. Our mission is to provide concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, we also help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

VISIT: www.thecyberwire.com

Silver Partner

Information Security Forum (ISF)

Founded in 1989, the Information Security Forum (ISF) is an independent, not-for-profit association of leading organisations from around the world. It is dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in cyber, information security and risk management and developing best practice methodologies, processes and solutions that meet the business needs of its Members. ISF Members benefit from harnessing and sharing in-depth knowledge and practical experience drawn from within their organisations and developed through an extensive research and work program.

VISIT: www.securityforum.org

Silver Partner


HPCwire is the #1 news and information resource covering the fastest computers in the world and the people who run them. With a legacy dating back to 1987, HPC has enjoyed a legacy of world-class editorial and topnotch journalism, making it the portal of choice selected by science, technology and business professionals interested in high performance and data-intensive computing. For topics ranging from late-breaking news and emerging technologies in HPC, to new trends, expert analysis, and exclusive features, HPCwire delivers it all and remains the HPC communities’ most reliable and trusted resource.

VISIT: www.hpcwire.com

Silver Partner

Supply Chain Brain

SupplyChainBrain is the world's most comprehensive supply chain management information resource. In addition to providing complete coverage of all fundamental supply chain principles, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, strategies and best practices, forward-thinking ideas, cutting-edge solutions and the latest innovations - and continues to write and report on these as they evolve and mature.

VISIT: www.supplychainbrain.com

Silver Partner

Cyber Defence Magazine

Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting edge knowledge, real world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry.

VISIT: www.cyberdefensemagazine.com/

Silver Partner

CIO Review

CIOReview CIOReview is a technology magazine that talks about the enterprise solutions that can redefine the business goals of enterprises tomorrow. It is the leading source that shares innovative enterprise solutions developed by established solutions providers, upcoming hot enterprises and is a neutral source for technology decision makers. Published from Fremont, California, CIOReview is an excellent platform for the enterprise to showcase their innovative solutions.

VISIT: www.cioreview.com

Online Partner

Infosec Conferences

Styled as 'The Web's Official Curators of Cybersecurity Conferences', InfoSec Conferences has published the leading directory of cyber security events across the globe since 2013. Join the community at http://www.infosec-conferences.com and get notified of cyber security events happening in your area today.

VISIT: www.infosec-conferences.com

Online Partner


CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users which have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers their thoughts on their experience. CrowdReviews.com is driven by an algorithm allowing for both customers and providers of products and services to understand how the rankings are determined. The service can be used by potential buyers to learn more about their vendors prior to making a purchasing decision.

VISIT: www.crowdreviews.com

Online Partner

Cyber Security Jobsite

CyberSecurityJobsite.com is a specialist job board designed to attract candidates working within Cyber Security, Information Security or Information Assurance. If you are looking for a permanent or contract job please visit our site. We have 100’s of jobs advertised on-line now from Graduate level through to Senior CISO roles too. CyberSecurityJobsite.com also run the www.CyberSecurityExpo.co.uk which is the only recruitment event for individuals working in Cyber Security. The EXPO's are free to attend.

VISIT: www.cybersecurityjobsite.com

Online Partner

Staysafeonline.org (NCSA)

NCSA's mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets. In a climate of persistent threats, securing cyber space is a responsibility we all share. Securing the Internet and our shared global digital assets—cybersecurity—is critical if we are to achieve the potential of an empowered digital society capable of leveraging robust and widely available: content, community and communication.

VISIT: www.staysafeonline.org

Online Partner

Mind Commerce

Mind Commerce is your trusted source for research and strategic analysis focused on digital technologies and the telecommunications industry. Reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.

VISIT: www.mindcommerce.com

Online Partner

DACHciso Linkedin Group

A Linkedin group devoted to all things DACHciso.

VISIT: DACHciso Linkedin Group

Online Partner

Online Partner

Please contact Kimberley Ward on kim.ward@qatalystglobal.com for more information on partnership opportunities.

Qatalyst Global is a senior-level Cyber Security Summit and Industrial IoT Summit provider. CS4CA Summit



Qatalyst Global is a senior-level Cyber Security Summit and Industrial IoT Summit provider. CS4CA Summit



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