Sberbank starts accepting applications for participation in International Cybersecurity Congress 2019

March 5, 2019

  • Sberbank will hold its first Global Cyber Week — an international week of cybersecurity that will include practical cybersecurity conference OFFZONE, an international online cybersecurity risk management training session, and the International Cybersecurity Congress (ICC).
  • Taking place for the second time, the ICC will be held in Moscow.
  • The ICC website has begun accepting participant applications.

Sberbank is now accepting participant applications for its International Cybersecurity Congress (ICC), which will take place in Moscow on 20–21 June. The World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity (WEF C4C) will take part in the ICC. The event will be supported by the Association of Banks of Russia and Digital Economy Autonomous Non-Profit Association.

From 5 March, you can apply to participate in the ICC on Registration was opened earlier this year because last year’s event was x2 oversubscribed.

The ICC is an international cross-industry platform for global dialogue between representatives of government agencies, international business leaders and key experts on the most relevant and acute cybersecurity issues in the context of globalisation and digitalisation.

The first ICC took place on 5–6 July 2018 in Moscow. It brought together more than 2,500 participants and around 700 companies from over 50 countries. The ICC was addressed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

“Special attention should be paid to securing the global information space. It’s clear that the number of threats and risks continues to grow. According to the World Economic Forum, in 2017 damage caused by cyberattacks alone amounted to around a trillion US dollars. Experts say that losses will grow larger and larger if we fail to take effective measures. Russia, like other countries, is facing these challenges,” Mr Putin said in his speech at ICC 2018.

This year the ICC will be the centrepiece of the Global Cyber Week, which will take place on 17–21 June. Practical cybersecurity conference OFFZONE will be held on 17–18 June, and on 19 June there will be an international online training session in cybersecurity risk management, which will let major global companies, including those from the financial sector, check their preparedness to fend off attacks on their infrastructure.