Nicolas (Nico) Fischbach serves as the global CTO of Forcepoint. In this role, he drives the corporate-level vision, defines the research agenda as well as technology and architecture roadmaps. He is responsible for X-Labs, the world’s first dedicated research division that combines deep security expertise with behavioral science research. Prior to this role, he led Forcepoint’s cloud-first transformation as the CTO for the company’s cloud security business, where he oversaw technical direction and innovation. Before joining Forcepoint, he spent 17 years at Colt, a global B2B service provider, and was responsible for company-wide strategy, architecture and innovation. He ran global network security engineering and operations for eight years, building Colt's first Security Operation Center and deploying the first DDoS mitigation solution in Europe.
Nico holds a master’s degree in networking and distributed computing from Pierre and Marie Curie University, a master’s degree in computer science from Institute of Information Technology and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Robert Schulman University Institute of Technology.
Leveraging Machine Learning, Automation and AI in Next Gen Cybersecurity
How Data Science Turns Human Behaviour Research into Cybersecurity Trust
For the last decades the focus has been on detecting and responding to infrastructure-level threats with little or no success, nor focus on the two most important elements that an enterprise needs to protect: its core data and electronic assets – wherever they are hosted, locally or in the cloud, and the users – internal or external, and wherever they are working from - that interact with it as part of their work day in day out. In this presentation we will show how human behaviour research backed by psychologists, counter-intelligence specialists and cybersecurity researchers uniquely gets turned into data science models that enables an enterprise to move towards proactive and predictive IT security while removing friction, in a privacy conscious manner, to raise the level of trust across the organization.