At Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS), the largest ever organized community event of Milestone in EMEA, held on March 25-27 in Copehagen, Denmark, in front of nearly 900 professionals Stefan Malinowski, Head of Intelligent Systems in Telelink Infra Services, shared Telelink’s experience with Milestone solutions and gave interesting facts about the key projects in Bulgaria that contributed and still sustain the Platinum partner status of the company. Mr. Vladimirov, senior expert from the IT department of Ministry of Interior co-presented and told the benefits of the successful implementation of the solutions of Milestone and Microsoft AWARE, the first one in Europe, as part of the highly-challenging project of securing the building and the perimeter around the National Palace of Culture to the highest possible standards, as part of the European Presidency in 2018.
MIPS takes place annually across the globe. The event offers a unique opportunity for the community of Milestone to come together to network, collaborate, create new business opportunities and learn about the latest industry trends.
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“The Reality GDPR: experts talk” is the first event in the data protection field, organized in Bulgaria by The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), held in Grand Hotel Sofia on 27 March 2019. It was attended by more than 150 industry experts and professionals. The key topics discussed were the challenges that the Data Protection Officers face, as well as the technological difficulties derived from the GDPR and the Protection of Personal Data Act.
Peter Kirkov, Manager Business Development Cybersecurity at Telelink Business Services, was invited to participate in the discussion panel dedicated to the technological aspects related to the data protection according to the GDPR. He shared his experience with the technological investigation on the first personal data breach registered in Bulgaria and actively participated in the discussion about the technological measures needed and available for personal data protection, especially for the small and medium business.
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The Economist magazine organized the Smart Growth Conference, held at the Hilton Hotel on 14 March 2019. The venue brought together representatives of the real economy and government institutions to help small and medium businesses face the challenges of accelerating and maintaining their growth.
Targeting business audience, the event’s goal is to show the small and middle companies the opportunities provided by the technological, the financial and the consulting sector. Support for aligning market strategy, team management, budgeting and mentoring at times of stabilization and business growth is crucial for the success of each company, regardless of its business specifics.
Ivo Rusev, Director – Sales and Business Development at Telelink Business Services, was invited to participate in the “Technology for growth – lessons learned” panel session. His key message was that some technologies and services which were affordable only for large and government businesses a year ago, are now accessible for each small and medium company. For instance, Telelink provides a managed service to protect from cyberattacks for a monthly fee of 800 Bulgarian levs. On the other hand, developing a complete cybersecurity infrastructure might cost 50-80 thousand Bulgarian levs, not taking into account the experts needed to manage the investment.
More inMore Telelink Business Services is one of the 30 partners involved in the ECHO project (European network of Cybersecurity centres and competence Hub for innovation and Operations), which was officially launched on February 25th, 2019 at the Conference Hall of the Royal Military Academy of Belgium. This is one of four Pilot projects, launched by the European Commission, to establish and operate a Cybersecurity Competence Network.
The ECHO project will deliver an organized and coordinated approach to strengthen proactive cyber defence in the European Union, through effective and efficient multi-sector collaboration. Through the project, the ECHO partners will develop, model and demonstrate a network of cybersecurity research and competence, with a centre of research and competence at the hub.
The main goal of the project is to organize and optimize the currently fragmented cybersecurity efforts across the EU. The Central Competence Hub will serve as the focal point for the ECHO Multi-sector Assessment Framework enabling multi-sector cybersecurity dependencies analysis and management including:
- Development of cybersecurity technology roadmaps
- Creation of an ECHO Cybersecurity Certification Scheme aligned with ongoing EU efforts
- Provision of an ECHO Early Warning System
- Operation of an ECHO Federation of Cyber Ranges
- Delivery of the ECHO Cyberskills Framework, with training materials and training events
- Management of an expanding collection of Partner Engagements
Through a 48-month work plan significant outcomes will contribute to improvements in the state of cybersecurity resilience across the EU.
Through collaborative information sharing, ECHO will deliver up-to-date knowledge of cybersecurity challenges, potential risks and threats together with forward-looking solution demonstrations that will contribute to improved understanding of the cybersecurity baseline and promote more effective use of the EU’s cybersecurity capabilities. Ultimately, ECHO will enhance the stakeholders’ capacities with better readiness and improved resilience capabilities.
“The biggest challenge companies are facing today is the lack of financial and human resources to protect themselves adequately. Currently there are not enough competent people in the cybersecurity industry. “, shared Peter. The fight against cyberattacks cannot be won with technology only, but without people. Furthermore, we need to educate people in the organizations”.
“In the last couple of years there have been big changes in the way cyberattacks are organized. They are funded and organized by crime groups or government related actors, who are well educated, highly capable and motivated. Every device connected to the Internet is under threat of attack. Even if it doesn’t contain valuable data, it could still be used as a platform to attack other organizations” added Mr. Kirkov.