it-sa 2019: The Security Trends for 2020

it-sa 2019 will be held in Nuremberg from October 8 to 10, 2019 – and with four exhibition halls, it will be bigger than ever. Trending topics include data protection, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence.

Nuremberg is a great place for a security trade show. it-sa 2019 is the world’s biggest security event, and this year’s will be held from October 8 to 10, 2019. it-sa set a new record in 2018, with 698 exhibitors and 14,290 trade visitors and decision-makers. But this year, the event will be taken to a whole new level. To accommodate growing interest, it-sa will for the first time ever be occupying four halls. Hall 11.0 is a new addition.

Even before the show officially kicks off, a series of exciting events will be held on October 7, 2019. This is when the accompanying Congress@it-sa program of conferences will begin, this year again featuring a major annual conference of IT security officers from German states and municipalities. UP19@it-sa, the second iteration of the “CyberEconomy Match-up” at it-sa, will also be held on October 7.

Initial Highlights

Visitors to the trade show will be able to choose between 350 separate talks and learn lots of fascinating and valuable information. Each hall will be playing host to numerous brief talks by exhibitors, shedding light on IT security matters from the perspectives of management and technology. Alongside developer and manufacturer presentations, “it-sa insights” will feature five open forums for non-affiliated lectures and expert panels held by associations and organizations.

The German Association for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (BVMW) will be putting IT security on the agenda for SMEs in particular. The panel on the first day of the trade show will focus on issues such as humans as a risk factor and typical attack scenarios such as social engineering.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group will be giving a keynote speech entitled “Let’s Play,” which promises to deliver fascinating insights into gamification as a means of raising awareness among employees. Other talks will deal with topics such as civil liability in the event of cybersecurity incidents, privacy concerns relating to the use of artificial intelligence, IoT applications and big data, as well as automation and visualization for forensics and monitoring.

Congress@it-sa will start the day before it-sa and run in parallel with the trade show, featuring talks about cyber resilience, privacy and SAP Security. On Monday, October 7, information security firm cirosec will be providing information about myths surrounding AI. After all, the extent to which artificial intelligence will revolutionize IT security is currently one of the hottest topics in the IT security community, and developers and users are on the hunt for potential applications.

The annual conference of IT security officers from German states and municipalities, which is organized every year by the Federal Academy of Public Administration in cooperation with the IT Planning Council, is on the conference agenda once again at it-sa 2019, as is the Federal Office for Information Security’s IT baseline protection day.

Developers present trending topics

Here are a few other developers showcasing an exciting range of innovative technologies at it-sa:

Trend Micro (hall 9, 9-434) will be presenting XDR, which was announced in August 2019 and features integrated capabilities for detection and response across e-mail, networks, endpoints, servers and cloud workloads. Businesses can use it to gain a comprehensive overview of their security status.

Citrix (hall 10.1, 10.1-330) Workspace now has new features aimed at guarding against threats such as keylogging and screen capture, which improves endpoint and browser security.

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