Access to extensive technology expertise and new international business channels: these are the opportunities the Cyber Security Matchmaking event will offer its participants during the Cyber Security Week from April 13 to 17.
Cybercrime causes 330 billion euros worth of damage every year. ‘Western Europe accounts for 53 billion and the Netherlands for 9 billion,’ says Philip Meijer, Account Manager Safety & Security at Innovation Quarter. During Cyber Security Week he will accompany a trade delegation representing some 25 businesses from all over the world.
Connecting with potential partners
Within that delegation, Commercial Specialist Alec Boydston of the US embassy will be responsible for the American participants. Each of them has a good reason to travel to The Hague for the Cyber Security Week, says Alec Boydston. ‘We decided to organize this trade mission in order to give US cyber security firms the opportunity to connect with potential business partners, generate new leads and exchange ideas with a wide range of cyber security professionals. The Cyber Security Week presents the perfect opportunity for cyber security companies to visit the Netherlands, as there is so much going on in The Hague that week – from the One Conference and the GCCS to all the side events that HSD is organizing.''
Finding new solutions
On Tuesday, April 14, there will be a Cyber Security Matchmaking event on the premises of The Hague Security Delta. Co-organized by Enterprise Europe Network and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, this event has already attracted the attention of companies from many different countries; the Netherlands, Canada, the US, the UK, Spain and Germany. On signing up, these firms were invited to identify the prospects they would like to meet. Each matchmaking session lasts for 30 minutes. Philip; ‘The matchmaking event provides companies, corporations, researchers and investors the right contacts to seize the opportunities and build collaboration across the borders. It will help participants identify innovative technologies and find new solutions for existing problems.’
A thriving ecosystem
Philip knows from experience that foreign participants are usually thrilled by the concept of The Hague Security Delta and the possibilities it offers. ‘They see it as a thriving ecosystem giving them access to a large network, content, office space, conference rooms, talent pools and education, while also offering them a market for their products and services.’ For a list of participating companies, click here.
Here’s a brief description of four ‘top notch’ US cyber security firms joining the trade delegation:
Cisco from San Jose, California.
.Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT. In cybersecurity they have designed a new era of threat defence delivering integrated threat defence for the entire attack continuum — before, during, and after an attack. Cisco´s new security model includes industry-leading next-generation IPS, URL Filtering, and Advanced Malware Protection to the world’s most trusted ASA firewall in a single device, granular Application Visibility and Control (AVC) that supports over 3,000 application layer and risk-based controls and advanced malware protection. FirePOWER Services offers greater visibility, automation, and superior multi-layered threat protection.
WhiteHat Security from Santa Clara, California.
WhiteHat Security is a Leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing. Specializing in web application security, WhiteHat enables businesses to protect critical data, ensure compliance, and manage risk. Through a combination of scanning technology, intelligence metrics, and the judgment of real people, WhiteHat Security provides complete web security at a scale and accuracy unmatched in the industry. WhiteHat Sentinel, the company’s flagship product line, currently manages tens of thousands of websites including sites in highly regulated industries, such as top e-commerce, financial services, and healthcare companies. Sentinel is delivered as software-as-a-service, enabling any business to quickly deploy a web application vulnerability management program. WhiteHat can help ensure that an organization’s web applications are secure, regardless of where they are in the development process. No matter how much code, or how many web applications, or how often they change, Sentinel can scale to meet the demand.
(ISC)² from Clearwater, Florida.
Formed in 1989 as a consortium from the cooperation of 5 different US organizations, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 100,000 members in more than 160 countries and 60% of its membership in the United States. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates.
Lumeta from Somerset, New Jersey.
Lumeta’s network situational awareness platform is the authoritative source for enterprise network infrastructure and cybersecurity analytics. Available for both real-time monitoring and point-in-time auditing, Lumeta recursively indexes a network to identify and map every IP connected device, as well as uncover inbound and outbound leak paths. The foundational intelligence provided by Lumeta gives IT management a clear, comprehensive assessment of network vulnerabilities, cyber threat risks and policy violations from network edge to core, allowing for decision making impacting security, compliance and availability.
Picture: Philip Meijer, InnovationQuarter