Although a great deal of focus and attention is directed towards supporting and protecting an organization during a time of significant disruption, proactive organizations are already pursuing opportunities and planning for the future. In an effort to help businesses prepare for an uncertain future, the Information Security Forum (ISF) is hosting it’s Annual World Congress (Digital 2020), which takes place November 15-19, 2020. For the first time, the ISF World Congress will be held virtually, providing a unique online, interactive global event experience, available in multiple time zones, allowing attendees to watch and participate in the full show at times that best suit their schedules.

“We are operating in a new world and one unrecognizable from last year. Society, commerce and our lives have been disrupted on a level not experienced by many generations,” said Steve Durbin, Managing Director, ISF. “As countries implement exit strategies from lockdown, the fallout from COVID-19 has presented a complex set of interconnected factors, causing a ripple effect that impacts the global economy, every geographic region and all industry sectors. This cascade effect reaches deep into every organization.”

Now in its 31st year, the annual event provides the setting for attendees to discuss and find solutions to today’s most significant cyber security challenges. While the event will deliver a program with valuable content, opportunities to discuss and find solutions to current security challenges as well as gain practical advice from peers and leading industry experts from around the world, this year’s conference will be broadcast across a variety of time zones, all around the world. Global cyber security experts will discuss the key security challenges and opportunities that organizations of all sizes are facing. Key topics of discussion will include cyber security in the boardroom, Threat Horizon 2023, effective risk management post pandemic, and human-centred security. ISF Member-led sessions will provide guidance on the new aligned ISF Tools Suite, quantitative risk analysis and the latest ISF research.

Over the four-day event, attendees can participate in almost 80 content-rich sessions from ISF member speakers and industry experts as well as keynote sessions from the following:

  • Sir Bob Geldof
  • Shoshana Zuboff
  • Dame Inga Beale
  • Dr. Hannah Fry

“Our Digital 2020 program places an emphasis on the role that the C-suite and Board of Directors can play in an organization’s cyber security strategy,” continued Durbin. “Whether budgets increase or decrease, risk management and security functions will need to prepare for long-term cost savings, redirection of investment and process efficiencies. The results of these and related benefits will need to be demonstrated to business leaders and stakeholders. Risk management will play a pivotal role in the success of organizations as they resume normal operations.”

ISF Members will be able to have an unlimited number of employees participate in the Congress, wherever they are located, worldwide, presenting a unique opportunity for corporate security and risk teams to come together to hear first-hand from ISF analysts, experts and members.  For more information about Digital 2020, please visit the ISF website or if you are interested in attending this year’s event, please email the Congress Management Team at