The roundtable boasted an esteemed panel of experts who shared their invaluable insights. Stefan Domsch, CIO of TÜV Süd, brought his extensive experience in addressing current enterprise security challenges. Joining him was Steffen Winkler, Lead IT Products & Services at BayWa, who gave a short talk on the role of IT as an enabler for sustainability. The session was moderated by Mark Hayes, Managing Director of CIONET Germany.
In addition to discussing secure and sustainable IT practices, the roundtable delved into the intersection of IT security and corporate ESG objectives. In particular, the participants examined how robust IT security measures can contribute to a company's commitment to environmental sustainability. By exploring these synergies, the session aimed to inspire attendees to integrate IT security as a vital component of their overall sustainability strategies.
One of our guests was Andy Schweiger, SVP Cyber Security Services, DEKRA provided his thoughts to CIONET on the outcome of our discussion:
“ The connection between sustainability, net-zero CO2 emissions, and cybersecurity may not be apparent at first, but they are interrelated, especially in our increasingly digital and environmentally-conscious world.
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To summarize, the transition towards sustainability and net-zero CO2 emissions heavily relies on digital technologies, which in turn require robust cybersecurity measures to protect them. Thus, these three elements are intrinsically connected in our efforts to mitigate climate change and transition to a more sustainable future.”
We would like to express our sincere thanks to our event partners, Dorit Bode, General Manager Germany & Austria from BT Global as well as Sascha Puljic, VP Germany from Palo Alto Networks for hosting this fascinating discussion with us; our speakers Stefan Domsch and Steffen Winkler for their valuable insights and; of course our guests for a lively and open discussion.