The information security issue is crucial for professional activity within most domains, especially the IT one. As such, it comes as a given that any changes in legislation, trends, threats or products on cybersecurity are “hot” & challenging subjects. Curious of such topics, security enthusiasts gathered, last week, for an interesting discussion on the matter. The meet-up was organized by the Security Community Cluj and held at our headquarters.
The first speaker, Flaviu Plesu, a professional responsible for information risk management at Markit (London UK), with over 10 year of experience, talked about the new EU-wide legislation and its implications. Noteworthy, the insights he gave were extremely valuable as the changes conveyed by the European Parliament, Council and Commission have ramifications for the entire business community of EU. The whole discussion was captivating and at least one conclusion could be drawn, meaning that companies should definitely reevaluate their data protection policies in the near future, and that’s just to say the least. (*** For more details you can check out the press release on the matter: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-6270_en.htm)
The second presentation brought to our attention a new technology designed to transform the authentication process into a safer and easier one. UNLOQ, developed by our own Mircea Patachi & Adrian Bunta, replaces the “crackable” passwords with a mobile application. Basically, once a user profile has been validated, all authentication requests are forwarded to the user’s smartphone and so, these can be approved or rejected. Most likely, you can imagine by now, how such a product can be not only relevant for cybersecurity enthusiasts, but also intriguing. We weren’t at all surprised to witness the lively discussion that followed the presentation.
All in all, the security meet-up turned out to be worthy of our time, giving all the attendees something to “chew” on.